AOC's latest duo of 24-inch monitors are aimed squarely at gamers

AOC has gamers squarely in its sights with its latest duo of monitors released as part of its Agon lineup. Carrying the delightfully catchy designations of AG241QX (opens in new tab) and AG241QG (opens in new tab), both monitors come in at 24 inches and pack QHD (2560x1440) resolutions. Each also features some flashy red and black styling meant to appeal to the gaming crowd, similar to what you see with designated "gaming" products from other brands as well.

AOC Agon

Aside from their superficial quirks, both monitors pack some solidly gaming-focused features. Each includes a high refresh rate, with the AG241QX coming in at 144hz and the AG241QG at 165hz. More importantly, the big differentiator between the two is that the AG241QX includes Adaptive Sync while the AG241QG packs NVIDIA's G-Sync. Both technologies are meant to eliminate screen tearing by synchronizing the monitor's refresh rate with a game's frame output, but G-Sync notably only works with NVIDIA graphics cards.

Aside from the G-Sync and Adaptive Sync differences, both monitors feature TN panels and 1ms response times. That doesn't stop their prices from varying quite a bit, however, at the Adaptive Sync model comes in at $499, while the G-Sync model bumps things up to $699. If you're interested in either, both can be ordered now on Amazon at a discount.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I do love my g-sync monitor but if these new Ryzen chips are as good as they sound, and Vega adds better value that geforce, I'm going team red. The $200 premium is for g-sync seems a bit steep IMHO
  • Totally agree with you on the markup. I'm anxiously awaiting some third-party benchmarks on the new Ryzen chips to see if they live up to the numbers AMD put out in their presentation. Definitely worth it if Vega turns out to be just as impressive.
  • My current build is the first time I've ran AMD cards. I have 2 7950 and I've been pretty happy with them over the last 3 years. I haven't found anything yet that I can't run at 1080 (that's all I've got for monitors) without any bad frame drops. Still not sure what I'm going with for my next build.
  • The $200 is mostly due to higher refresh rate.
  • You had me until TN panel. I'll gladly take that ms hit and price hike for an IPS panel. I just want a multimedia powerhouse.
  • Agreed. We have an AOC gaming panel that has a TN Display in the office to drive 2048 x 1080 @ 120Hz for testing purposes, but the actual color and contrast of the panels are crap.
  • There ARE decent TN panels (Acer Group and ASUS have TNs in their respective value lines; my own Acer is in its eighth year, and was, in fact, originally bought out of "stimulus" money) - just know what you are actually getting; don't expect silk-purse quality for sow's ear prices.
  • Ultrawide screen onry. -_-