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AOC AGON Pro AG276QZD joins OLED gaming monitor party

OLED gaming monitors are becoming more widely available with the addition of AOC's new 26.5-inch, 240Hz gaming display, though pricing is as high as ever.

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AOC has just unveiled the AOC Agon Pro AG276QZD, a new 26.5-inch, 240Hz gaming monitor that uses an OLED panel for ultra-fast response times. The new AOC display boasts a response time of just 0.03ms, which is around 15x faster than even the fastest LCD gaming monitors.

OLED has been on the horizon as the ultimate gaming monitor technology for a few years now, with only a handful of models currently available, such as the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, Corsair Xeneon Flex, and LG 27GR95QE-B. With the announcement of this latest model from AOC they move one step closer to becoming commonplace, although like all those other displays, this one doesn’t come cheap.

The AG276QZD has a QHD resolution, which is 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. That gives it essentially the same pixel density of around 110 pixels per inch as typical 27-inch gaming monitors and should also make this display useful for more than just gaming, unlike smaller 1080p displays, which can feel a little limiting for desktop work and watching video.

The new AOC display is Nvidia G-Sync compatible, which we assume also means it’s Freesync compatible, though AOC doesn’t specify. It also supports 100 percent sRGB color space and 98.3 percent DCI-P3 color. Along with its ability to produce pure black pixels – thanks to the lack of a backlight required by LCDs – this should result in amazing HDR reproduction, though AOC only includes an HDR10 rating for the panel, with no DisplayHDR standard mentioned.

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As you’d expect from an OLED display, the panel itself is ultra thin with a tiny bezel, though there’s a chunky section on the back where the stand attaches and the connections are housed. There are two HDMI 2 ports and two Display 1.4 ports for video, plus a two-port USB 3.2 hub, along with a 3.5mm headphone out jack.

The stand is fully adjustable, and around the back of the panel there’s also some RGB lighting. Inside the monitor, there are also two 5W speakers.

Sadly, while AOC has often been known for bringing the latest technology to market for a little less than many competitors, this new panel isn’t any cheaper than its main rivals. The AGON Pro AG276QZD price is $999.99, or $1,000 if you don’t want to deal in penny-pinching.

The AGON Pro AG276QZD is available to buy right now, though stock appears to be limited so far. We’ll be sure to get one in for review as soon as possible.

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