AOC, one of the leading brand for displays in the industry, revealed to the world its entry-level curved monitors in Amsterdam, on 12th of June. Three models, in particular, have been announced, C24G1, C27G1 and C32G1. These models range from 23.6″ to 27″ and 31.5″ screen sizes and as the company’s history supports, are aimed at gamers, primarily.
AOC, first established in the 1960s, has come a long way in the production of consumer electronics. Its entry into the PC display game revolutionised the industry and these red accented new monitors are not different. These red accents surely set these aside and mark them as “for gamers”.
As a part of that “for gamers” tag, these displays run at a full HD resolution, at 1080p, with a high refresh rate of 144Hz. This ensures smooth gameplay, low input lag. The very high refresh rate, paired with the 1ms Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT), proves that these displays are aimed at competitive gamers who take their gaming sessions quite seriously, wanting flawless performance and about zero loss in performance. As far as the quality of the display goes, these present vivid and bright colours along with deep blacks. The curved 178 degree panel assures a fully emersed experience.
The monitor features a proprietary, on-the-go colour mode, called AOC Game Colour, to adjust saturation and picture quality. Although gamers may choose to make their own settings, be it saturation, picture quality or colour intensity, for which they have included a fully customizable panel along with the option to save them into three Gamer Presets. The monitor is included with User presets as well, calibrated by AOC itself for specific genres such as racing or FPS, so gamers have the options to opt for those too.
Another feature included is the “Dial Point”. It is a new feature that allows for users to aim more accurately in first person shooter titles. In the past, it had always been a pain, but with this new feature, it would SURELY, be a thing of the past.
Lastly, it also includes AMD’s patented FreeSync, which allows for the monitor to synchronise with the GPU, allowing for a more smooth game play, which otherwise would be hindered by input lag and stuttering. This paired with the 144Hz display and the 1ms MPRT (it can be configured to 4ms GtG), ensures a smooth and life like experience for the users.
To get the nitty-gritty detailed specs out of the way, the G1 series boasts an elegant design in black with subtle accents of red, here and there. It features the 2018-exclusive trend of a bezel-less display with three sides of the four being borderless. Two of the three monitors are also equipped with sleek ergonomic stands which allow them to be swivelled at 35 degrees to either side, to ensure proper viewing angles. To go with these, the panels are one of the finest TN and IPS panels offering great colour gamut, greats blacks and excellent viewing angles.
The monitors are set to hit the stores in July, 2018. The curved 23.6″ C24G1 and the 27″ C27G1 will be priced at £179 and £219, respectively. Their bigger brother C32G1, on the other hand, is expected to be available in August, 2018, with a price tag of £259.