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I have a few firsts with this monitor, 1440P, VA, Curved, Freesync, 31.5". Coming from a AOC 1080P 27" 144hz monitor, I really liked it less the contrast issues of a TN panel. I also had the beef to move up to 1440P at this time.
Out of the box this monitor scared me, imo you cannot use the OOB settings. VA white to black refresh colors react slower but with better contrast, just scrolling up and down in a browser the text would dim and get fuzzy until I stopped and then it took a fraction of a second to get solid for reading. This was really odd an annoying, however one of the reason I got this monitor was for the performance mode, so I quickly started messing with settings.
With any monitor I get I'm heading into settings to get the brightness, contrast, colors as right as I can. This one just a little extra.
So here are the setting I came up with to make it work great via desktop or in game: Luminance: Contrast 45 Brightness 35 Eco Mode Standard Gamma 3 DCR Off Color Normal
Game Settings: Game Mode Off Shadow Control 50 Low Input Lag On (On for desktop work, Off for in game, less lag much smoother, yes Off here per manual and it feels correct) Game Color 10 LowBlue Internet Override STRONG (For Desktop Work. Off for in Game, only setting when Lag is set off) Freesync On
Doing this toggle and tweaking in the Nvidia Control panel color settings some, I've been able to get the monitor to work and look great in all modes. Contrast is great and moving your head around doesn't change contrast like it does with a TN panel. This is a real step up from TN.
The curve screen I could do without, to me it brings little, in fact vertical lines near the edges get a keystone type of feel going on, it isn't keystone for real, but an effect the curve brings. In the future I will give curve screens 0 points, I'd be just as happy with a flat screen.
The Freesync was already chosen in the Nvidia panel which is a brand new feature, like one week old. Good to see it recognized all on its own. I'll do some reading to make sure it is actually working well. With 144hz screen tearing isn't a thing anymore, so going by that in my tests (Is Freesync working?) doesn't tell me for certain.
Even though I feel I got everything I need out of it, looking and performing well, I ended up with a 4 star score because there is no manual, there isn't anything telling you about the settings. I know what I was seeing at first and I knew I had to fix it immediately or return the product, so I went through all the settings until I found the ones I needed to fix. I did, but I do wonder how many people get one of these and think "OMG VA sucks!" and returns it?
EDIT: This monitor puzzles me and 1/2 me wants to return it. I can get ideal conditions, but there are two settings I have to toggle in-game and out-of-game, the problem is I have to go into settings each time and make a change, also there isn't a way to save the presets. I updated the settings above to match this edit. So I dropped two stars since I believe you need to toggle this often for best results.
The monitor is very nice. I had no issues with using it, besides the OSD being a bit finicky. The few reason I bought this are because of the price point and the warranty. I bought it for around $430 and it was great. Give it about 4 months and I accidentally scratch the screen pretty badly. I think “well, okay I’ll just use their 1-year 1-time accidental damage warranty to replace it.” My first call to customer service and they had construction work in the background and my voice echoed so bad I had to put them on speaker. I ask to use my one time warranty, and get this- they didn’t ask me for order invoice, address, serial number- none of that. They ask what damage it was so I told them the screen was scratched. They proceed to tell me that the accidental damage warranty only covers cracked screens, which I say “BS” I’m on their website and they claim it covers “all accidental damage including monitors falling on the floor, acts of God, or even nuclear war. One incident covered, for up to 1-year from the date of the purchase.” So I say “you’re telling me the warranty covers nuclear war and all accidental damage but not a scratched screen?” And he says “I guess so.” So now I paid $430 for a decent monitor and a scam of a warranty. An absolute scam and a blatant lie. Either that or they need to fire that man and actually maintain their reputation.
tl;dr. AOC 24G2 is a great monitor if (1) you luck out in the panel lottery, or (2) you're willing to overlook dead subpixels and/or glaring uniformity issues for the cheap price tag.
tl;dr2. Beware AOC 24G2 doesn't have 126% "gamut coverage" of the sRGB color space. Its actual sRGB gamut coverage is about 99.7%.
Review Part 1. Panel Lottery.
You have 1 in 5 chance of hitting the jackpot based on my experience.
Monitor #1 (ordered June 13, 2020). The jackpot. It had some backlight bleeding and white uniformity issues (see the calibration verification results for Monitor #1), but they were negligible, especially at this price point. Fantastic.
Monitor #2 (ordered June 13, 2020). Dead green subpixel in the bottom right corner.
Monitor #3 (ordered June 19, 2020). Dead green subpixel near the mid-left edge.
Monitor #4 (ordered June 22, 2020). Giant crack across the width of the panel. I... How?
Monitor #5 (ordered June 22, 2020). No dead pixels or cracks, but the panel had some serious uniformity issues. The white wasn't really white in the bottom left corner, and the backlight bleeding in the bottom right corner was bad enough it was visible under overhead light. So I brought out my colorimeter and took some measurements (see the calibration verification results for Monitor #5). Sure enough, the whitepoint dE00 was verging on 3 in the bottom left corner while the static contrast at the bottom right corner was measured at 816:1. That's about 55% of the value measured at the center of the screen, and about 82% of the value (1000:1) listed for the PANDA LC238LF1F panel, which is the panel used in AOC 24G2.
Review Part 2. sRGB Gamut Coverage.
AOC advertises that 24G2 is capable of "displaying over 126% of sRGB gamut profile." This is disingenuous as it leads people to believe that this monitor has 126% sRGB gamut coverage. The sRGB gamut coverage for 24G2 is actually about 99.7%, falling slightly short on the blue end of the color space (see the dlCtCp map for Monitor #1). The data sheet for the PANDA LC238LF1F panel corroborates this, listing its sRGB gamut coverage at 99%.
Then where does that 126% come from? As you can see on the dlCtCp map, 24G2's gamut coverage on the red and green ends does extend a fair bit beyond the sRGB color space (dotted line). So, 24G2 is capable of "displaying" reds and greens 126% beyond the sRGB color space. However, the actual sRGB gamut "coverage" - whether or not the monitor is capable of producing all colors of the sRGB color space - is 99.7%. AOC isn't making false claims, but they are misleading at the least.
While I'm talking about colors, the average RGB dE00 for the good 24G2 I received is 0.17 - nothing short of amazing. Sure, the monitor does have trouble displaying dark colors accurately, where the dE00 for one of the darker blues is 1.38, but this is totally expected. AOC 24G2 is a cheap IPS gaming monitor. I'd be genuinely surprised if it was able to produce deep dark colors accurately.
Review Wrap Up.
I've returned all but the first 24G2s and won't be purchasing more since my luck seems to have run out with AOC 24G2. The one good one I got is awesome. It is hands down the best bang for the buck monitor on the market.
And really, most people either won't even notice these problems or are willing to overlook them since AOC 24G2 has a great price tag for the features it offers. If you are like most people, this monitor is a solid choice. If you are like me however -- good luck.
The monitor is very good for gaming, yet when you watch video it's got a lot of lag...light bleeds slightly on top corners, but this model itself is like this...I kept the replacement piece...it's got warranty but not the best support because their website doesn't have this model on product registration page, and a lot of guidelines on how a technician is going to come to your house for service and there are a ton of charges associated with it...I think they made a faulty model and this is just a trick up the sleeve to sell it...I like it's style, but the panel has serious light bleeding issues...
Update - 2nov2020 - got an Acer nitro VG240Y Sbmiipx ... With speakers built in, IPS panel with 165hz refresh rate, 0.5ms RT... lovely colors, no bleed, superb panel, got it for 13k...far better choice and quality than this curved uselessness....thank you
Actualización Después que me lo reemplazaron directamente con Amazon el nuevo llego sin ningún pixel muerto es un excelente monitor pero el detalle por los demás comentarios es que la posibilidad que te toque uno con pixeles muertos es alta ------------------------------------------------------------- Los demás comentarios que dicen de pixeles muertos son ciertos, el monitor lo probe en cuanto me llego en juegos y no hay problema se pierden y no se notan los pixeles muertos, pero como igual lo compre para edicion por que es IPS sRGB fue hasta que me puse a trabajar que me di cuenta primero del pixel muerto(un punto que abarca casi 2 pixeles) que no emite ningún color que se nota mucho trabajando en fondos blancos, y al estar en un fondo negro hay otro pixel dañado que solo emite luz verde y sobresale un monton. Si solo lo vas a ocupar para gaming no los notaras por que cambiaras contantemente cada frame pero en ediciones de video e ilustraciones sobresalen y molestan mas ya que estan casi al centro de la pantalla
Pedire un reemplazo por que de 3 monitores que tengo entre benq y asus nunca me tocaron pixeles muertos
La calidad de imagen es muy buena y el diseño bastante practico, pero el panel VA tiene un diseño de pixeles (subpixeles) que causa que los bordes de texto y texturas en juegos muestren "borrosas" o como si estubieran rayadas, no es extremo pero a largo plazo causa molestia en los ojos y es dificil ignorarlo una vez que lo notas.
Fuera de eso buen producto, buen vendedor. Lamentablemente tube que regresar el mio debido a el problema de los subpixeles pero recibí un reembolzo completo. Confiable.
Es mi primer monitor gamer a 144hz 1440p y de primeras impresiones todo perfecto, se ve increíble, muy nítido, sin embargo al cabo de dos días empezó a surgir un detalle algo molesto, cuando cargaba un juego o solo jugando la pantalla parpadeaba, cómo si tuviera lag, era bastante molesto, lo solucioné cambiando el cable DP por un HDMI sin embargo ya no tiene la opción de g-sync por lo cual ordené otro cable DP, si el problema resurge con ese cable y pierdo la posibilidad de activar g-sync le daré 3 estrellas.
"Actualización" La funcion de G-Sync no sirve en modo compatibilidad, al activarlo la pantalla parpadea bastante mientras juego, es muy incómodo, como si el brillo bajara y subiera con mucha rapidez. Le doy 3 estrellas porque en general es buen producto, los colores se ven preciosos, el panel no se distorsiona.
Aunque los colores son muy buenos, comparado contra el otro monitor TN que tengo la definición deja algo que desear (ambos 27"). Los botones para prender y modificar las configuraciones son una pesadilla, están por abajo y como haces presión hacia arriba puedes mover el monitor, además de que no se sienten, hay que adivinar dónde está el botón, en las fotos está mi dedo como referencia al botón que es donde está el cuadrado con el círculo, se siente más el hueco que botón.
(Update) The new seller Computronics Multivision sold at same price, sent a good product. Though they delivered through fedex which took its time. The monitor is great, one of the better purchases around 15k. Do mind you need a powerful PC to play newer games at 144hz.
(Original review) The monitor itself is great but Appario Retail sent a defective piece with rectangular shaped white clouding on the left. I had to return it unfortunately. The monitor has great screen, 3 different cables included in the box, height adjustable stand is really good, matte finish screen, and perfect amount of curvature. Use the sRGB color mode from the color section of monitor menu for best color accuracy.
The blacks on this monitor have super bad smearing out of the box. I couldn't make out light grey text in front of a black background if i was moving the window around. Ghosting in general browsing the web when there are blacks and lighter greys is horrendous (https://imgur.com/a/6hvsUYm and no this isn't camera exaggerated. this is what i saw with my eyes too).
Here is how I ended up fixing this (by sacrificing color accuracy): I went into monitor's built in menu, headed to "game setting" then "shadow control" and bumped that number up from a 5 to a 6. Fixed all of the main bad ghosting I had, but basically turned the blacks into dark greys. You can also turn up contrast. Brightness does not affect the smearing.
Other than that, my monitor had: -slight backlight bleed on the right side. not very bad at all and not worth returning for -Using gsync, there is some flickering sometimes in menus of games changing settings (notably changing UI scale in League of legends) and opening games will sometimes cause monitor to flicker for half a second. I think this is because of fps inconsistency. Not sure if its a monitor specific issue. There is slight flickering with gsync off while playing minecraft. Not very noticeable but consistant.
If you don't want to dish out an extra few hundred for a 27 in, 1440p, 144hz monitor, and don't mind some of the issues with it, then this monitor works just fine and definitely worth the price.