AOC recently released two new gaming monitors offering a super-fast 240Hz refresh rate and an insanely low 0.5ms response time – the AOC Agon AG271FZ2 and Agon AG251FZ2 gaming monitors. The AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 are not curved gaming monitors, but they are basically similar; with the AG271FZ2 having a larger 27″ display size and the AG251FZ2 having a smaller 25″ display size. Both are high refresh rate monitors, offering 240Hz maximum refresh rate and features AMD’s FreeSync technology. They are also Full HD 1080p displays, so it’s not that difficult to reach 240fps with these monitors, unlike with 1440p or 2160p display resolution. There are a lot of graphics card in the market that can drive these monitors; starting with NVIDIA’s RTX 2060, RTX 2060 / 2070 SUPER and AMD’s RX 5700 XT. Both monitors are now available, currently retailed at $379.99 for the 27″ and $329.99 for the 25″. Check out more details below and where to buy one.
AOC Agon AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 240Hz High Refresh Rate Gaming Monitors Now Available
The AOC Agon AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 are high refresh rate gaming monitors offering a fast 240Hz refresh rate and a low 0.5ms response time. These are great for competitive or eSports games like CS Go and many more. Both are full HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 and features AMD FreeSync technology.
Aside from having a fast refresh rate and a low response time, both monitors also features 400 cd/m² brightness level. However, AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 have TN panel. This explains why 0.5ms is very achievable with 240Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, colors may not be as accurate compared to VA and IPS panels. Also viewing angels are not that wide, only 170°/160° – common with TN panels.
Both monitors come with built-in speaker, a DisplayPort 1.2 port, HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 1.4 ports, DVI-D and D-Sub ports. It’s also VESA mount compatible with 100mm x 100mm. There’s also a headset or headphone holder on the right hand side of the monitor, just above the ports.
AOC AG271FZ2 vs AG251FZ2 – Which One To Buy
Since both the AOC Agon AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 are very similar, at least on the spec sheet; the question now is which one should you get (if ever)? If both monitors are identical, and the only difference is the display size and the price, this will come down to personal preference.
The AG271FZ2 has the larger display offering 27-inch, while the AG251FZ2 is only 25-inch. However, the smaller AG251FZ2 will have a higher pixel per inch density; meaning you’ll notice the pixels more on the 27-inch compared to the 25-inch. Also, the 25″ is a bit cheaper compared to the 27″. Between the two monitors, I’d go for the 25-inch since I’m a pixel peeper. A 24″-25″ monitor is the size I can tolerate for a 1080p display. If I were to buy a 27″ monitor, it is going to be at least with a 1440p resolution.
Price and Where to Buy?
The AOC Agon AG271FZ2 currently retails for $379.99 USD and the AG251FZ2 retails for $329.99. Both are now listed on online stores. AOC offers 3 years warranty for both gaming monitors. Check out the links below for their latest pricing and availability.