AOC GAMING Q27G3XMN/BK monitor brings MiniLED into the spotlight

Credit: AOC

Credit: AOC

Gaming peripherals brand AOC has revealed a new monitor that is set to join their other recently announced monitors in stores by the end of 2023. The Q27G3XMN/BK promises to deliver "unmatched gaming excellence".

Its announcement comes just a short week after the U27G3X/BK and U32G3X/BK were revealed, though this monitor is notably cheaper than those two. Gamers looking for a "top-level HDR experience" are the target audience, and will reportedly be able to purchase the monitor before the end of the year if the targeted release date of Late November or early December is met. The manufacturer's suggested retail price will see customers spending around £349.99 to get their hands on the Q27G3XMN/BK.

The monitor boasts a Quad HD 2560 by 1440 resolution with a screen coming in at 27 inches (or 68.6 centimetres). A refresh rate of 180 hertz is great for competitive gaming, especially in first-person shooters - it makes the monitor roughly three times faster than a standard display. Latency control, however, could be better; a 5 millisecond grey-to-grey response time is decent, but leaves something to be desired with that asking price.

Other features include adaptive sync to reduce stuttering, antiglare panel treatment to make it useable in bright areas, and mini LED technology with 336 dimming zones for a better viewing experience. A Fast VA panel and HDR aim to bring better contrast to the colours on display, using VESA certification to guarantee high quality standards.

Like many AOC monitors, a height adjustable stand can be used to raise, lower, tilt, and swivel the screen to each user's liking. The AOC G-Menu is also available to download for anyone looking to adjust the monitor's settings further.

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The Q27G3XMN/BK's product page makes it clear that eliminating input lag and screen tearing were priorities. The focus on gaming has also led to the inclusion of a crosshair overlay, helping users aim in games that do not support crosshairs, like Dead by Daylight.

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