The new AOC G2 line-up of gaming monitors has appeared. There are four monitors in the range and all are Full HD with IPS panels, the 27G2U and 27G2U5 are 27in and the 24G2U and 24G2U5 being 23.8in. All of the monitors are available with AMD FreeSync and a 1ms MPRT response time to reduce blur.
The 27G2U and the 24G2U are the more speed focussed of the group. They offer a refresh rate of 144 Hz while the cheaper 27G2U5 and 24G2U5 come in at 75 Hz. The refresh rate is the key difference between the two versions.
The G2 series monitors have a selection of game specific features. These include FlickerFree technology and Low Blue Light modes to reduce any eyestrain from long periods of play. There is also the Dial Point feature, which provides a crosshair on the middle of the screen to help in games that don’t have one. Also AOC Game Color allows the player to increase or decrease colour saturation in order to help things like enemies stand out more.
Connectivity options are the same across all models, 2x HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort. There are 2 Watt built in speakers and a four port USB hub for keyboards, mice and so on.
Release dates for the G2 series are staggered with the 144 Hz models are due for release in September and the 75 Hz versions appearing in October. The MSRPs for the monitors are £229 for the 27G2U, £189 for the 27G2U5, £179 for the 24G2U and lastly £149 for the 24G2U5.