AOC this week started sales of its Agon displays featuring a 0.5 ms response time as well as a 240 Hz refresh rate. Aimed at extreme gamers looking for maximum dynamics and comfort, the new AOC Agon AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2 support AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology along with AOC’ proprietary enhancements for the audience.

AOC’s Agon AG251FZ2 and Agon AG271FZ2 displays are based on 24.5 and 27-inch TN panels featuring a 1920x1080 resolution, 400 nits brightness, a 0.5 ms MPRT response time, a dynamic refresh rate of up to 240 Hz with a 48 Hz – 240 Hz FreeSync range over DP and HDMI, featuring low framerate compensation (LFC). See exact specs in the table below.

While the key selling points of the Agon AG251FZ2 and AG271FZ2 monitors are their 0.5 ms response time and up to 240 Hz refresh rate, AOC decided to further enhance the displays with its Shadow Control (increases contrast of dark areas), Low Input Lag (omits processing of images by the display itself), and Lowblue Light Mode (protects eyes against harmful blue light wavelengths without affecting color composition) features.

When it comes to inputs, AOC’s Agon AG251FZ2 and Agon AG271FZ2 displays feature DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4/2.0, DVI-D, and D-Sub connectors. Besides, the monitors have a built-in quad-port USB 3.0 hub along with 3.5-mm audio input and output. Last but not least, the LCDs also feature two 3 W speakers.

As traditional for AOC’s Agon displays, the AG251FZ2 and AG271FZ2 feature a distinctive design with aggressive red inlays. Furtheremore, the LCDs are also equipped with stands that can be adjusted in height and tilt. For added comfort, the monitors have a QuickSwitch button setup to rapidly switch from one mode to another, as well as a holder for headsets.

AOC's Agon Gaming LCDs
with 0.5 ms Response Time, 240 Hz Refresh Rate
  AG251FZ2 AG271FZ2
Panel 24.5" TN 27" TN
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 240 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Tech AMD FreeSync
Range - -
Brightness 400 cd/m²* 400 cd/m²
Contrast ?
Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 0.5 ms MPRT 0.5 ms MPRT
Pixel Pitch ~0.28 mm² ~0.31 mm²
Pixel Density ~90 PPI ~81 PPI
Color Gamut Support sRGB (?)
Inputs 1×DP 1.2
1×HDMI 1.4
1×HDMI 2.0
1×DVI-D
1×D-Sub
Audio 2×3W  speakers
audio input
audio output
VESA Mounts 100 × 100 mm
Warranty 3 years
Additional Information ? ?
Retail Price in the USA $329.99 $379.99.
Note *Not all specs of the AG251FZ2 have been confirmed

Both new monitors from AOC are available now from Amazon and will soon hit shelves of other retailers. The Agon AG251FZ2 retails for $329.99, whereas the Agon AG271FZ2 is sold for $379.99.

UPDATE 7/5: AOC has informed us that these displays will not be available in Europe.

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Source: AOC’s Press Release

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  • Awful - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - link

    No, the latest iteration of fast response time TN tech. The target of these monitors are gamers who want the fastest refresh rates and TN is the only way to get there.

    There's millions of players of eSports games for which this monitor is relevant and exciting news.
    Reply
  • Beaver M. - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    After testing VAs and modern IPS I am actually starting to look at TN again.

    Unlike VA it doesnt have issues with blurring and thus slow response times. Also no VA glow or texture flickering.

    Unlike IPS it doesnt have issues with IPS glow and contrast in dark games. Its also still faster than IPS and has far less back light bleeding.

    Sure, you will have color shift and bad viewing angles with TN, but its overall the best panel if youre even only slightly a competitive player.
    Reply
  • futrtrubl - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - link

    Ugh "Lowblue Light Mode (protects eyes against harmful blue light wavelengths without affecting color composition)" I hate that this lie still gets spread. Reply
  • saratoga4 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - link

    It's insanely dumb but people still believe it. Reply
  • npz - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - link

    It's completely true that high intensity blue light, especially upper frequencies (visible, below UV) IS harmful. In fact the carotenoids such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin is what the body uses specifically to protect the macula against blue light. Not red light or green, but specifically blue light. This is an ophthalmological fact.

    https://www.macular.org/ultra-violet-and-blue-ligh...
    "Recent studies suggest that the blue end of the light spectrum may also contribute to retinal damage and possibly lead to AMD. The retina can be harmed by high-energy visible radiation of blue/violet light that penetrates the macular pigment found in the eye. According to a study by The Schepens Eye Institute, a low density of macular pigment may represent a risk factor for AMD by permitting greater blue light damage."

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22465791
    "Lutein is concentrated in the primate retina, where together with zeaxanthin it forms the macular pigment. Traditionally lutein is characterized by its ***blue light filtering*** and anti-oxidant properties. Eliminating lutein from the diet of experimental animals results in early degenerative signs in the retina while patients with an acquired condition of macular pigment loss"

    If you look at the spectral distribution of electronic monitor light vs natural visible sunlight, their is a disproportionate higher strength in the blue range. After decades of monitor use and getting sore eyes but still preserving my eyesight so I never have to wear glasses, I am very thankful for the market making blue light filter non-Rx glasses of varying strengths.

    And aside from very real, slow and steady degeneration, blue light also prevents melatonin production.
    Reply
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - link

    The thing is, no one knows how harmful the actually absorbed blue light from staring at LED powered devices is to the human eye. Blue light isn't good for it. But so far people have gotten AMD without LEDs. And there is no definitve conclusion to "does working with normal LED powered displays hurt you" or similar questions. Reply
  • drexnx - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - link

    I have the 27" Gsync IPS AGON display and it's great

    but honestly it seems hard to justify $380 for a 1080p TN display when I got my 165hz IPS gsync module version 2 years ago for only $500?
    Reply
  • zodiacfml - Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - link

    Not at this price. My AOC 19 inch monitor 10 years ago is less than $200. Reply
  • Vitor - Thursday, July 4, 2019 - link

    Plenty of inflation since then. Dont believe the official BS numbers on inflation released by the FED. Reply
  • mode_13h - Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - link

    Did Alex Jones tell you that? Reply

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