AOC AGON recently revealed two new gaming monitors intended for gaming enthusiasts who want a sharper alternative to the current E-Sports format. The company has always been low-key when it comes to new releases, but the specifications for this salvo are big upgrades for their lineup. The two offerings are almost identical, but they have polarized price points that are dictated by their panel types.
AOC AGON AG275QZ and AGON AG275QZN – Tale of the Tape
The AOC AGON AG275QZ and AG275QZN share the same DNA, so it can be confusing which is which. Both have 27-inch 2560 x 1440 240Hz screens, 400 cd/m2 brightness levels, and FreeSync/G-Sync compatibility. They even look the same, so the only way to know the difference at a glance is to read the model name and the price tag.
Both monitors also share I/O layouts, which include DisplayPort 1.2, dual HDMI 2.0 slots, and a four-port USB 3.2 hub. The stands are also identical, with tilt, swivel, pivot, height adjustments, and 100 x 100 VESA mounting.
The panel types used for each variant separate the two from the gapped price points. The AG275QZ uses a Quantum Dot IPS panel, while the AG27QZN uses a VA panel. The IPS variant is the higher-tiered version since it offers a 270Hz overclock, 98% DCI-P3 coverage, and a 4-sided frameless design. On the other hand, the VA variant is fixed to 240Hz, limited to 90% DCI-P3, and has a 3-sided frameless design.
However, the ultimate aspect that separates the two aside from the model name is the MSRPs at release. The AG275QZ will launch at €819, while its VA counterpart will sell for €569. Both were initially launched in Europe during the holidays, but US and Asia’s availability is still in the air. Check this page for the latest news if you are interested in buying these fast gaming monitors from AOC.