Let’s check AOC’s latest gaming monitor.
AOC has been in the display business for a while, while they initially specialized in desktop monitors, they’ve recently ramped up their gaming monitor line. Here we have the AOC G2790PX, a gaming monitor that’s designed to deliver the smoothest performance that you can expect from a display made for gaming.
Let’s look at the exterior first: the AOC G2790PX has a large 27-inch screen that is situated on a steady base. This stand basically lets the monitor pivot, swivel, and tilt to any direction that you like. I’m a fan of the red and black color schemes, including the red trim at the bottom of the screen.
At the back, you will find ports for VGA, DisplayPort, and HDMI along with USB 3.0. I mostly use HDMI on my PC and other peripherals, but the inclusion of other posts easily makes this compatible with any PC whether old or new.
Now let’s look at the specs: the AOC G2790PX features a 27-inch, full HD 1920-by-1080 pixel display. But its main highlight may probably be the 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. This simply means that the AOC G2790PX is capable of displaying clearer images especially on games that involve fast motions. It also means little to no stuttering and blurriness on games since the frames are rendered faster. The AOC G2790PX also supports AMD FreeSync so if you have a compatible device, you can enjoy lag-free games with no screen tearing.
For testing, I hooked up the AOC G2790PX to an Xbox One X which has just gotten a recent update to support 144 Hz displays. The console also supports FreeSync so it’s the perfect partner to the AOC G2790PX.
I spend about two weeks using the AOC G2790PX for various games I’ve played on the Xbox One X. This ranged from first-person shooters like Call of Duty or Battlefield, to racing games like Forza Motorsport and the remastered version of Burnout Paradise.
The screen quality is consistent – the higher refresh is noticeable on fast moving games since it virtually eliminates any sort of lag or freezing. It gave the games I’ve played a certain sense of realism which in turn improved my gaming experience. It would have been great if this was a 4K HDR panel, but for its performance, the AOC G2790PX does the job well.
Selling at 1,899 AED, the AOC G2790PX also works well when playing movies, and with the right calibration you’d get decent colors on high definition videos that you play on it. It includes dual speakers, but like the case with any built-in speaker, it’s best that you connect an external one.
– Decent performance
– Sturdy base
– Average sounding speakers
Final Rating: 4/5