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AOC 24G2 Review: Awesome 24-Inch, IPS Panel, 144Hz Refresh Rate Gaming Monitor

4.5/5

The AOC 24G2 monitor is beautifully designed with a beautiful aesthetically pleasing look, that also packs the performance needed for serious gaming.

Additionally, the AOC 24G2 is an excellent IPS panel which gives you the color accuracy and image quality to be fully present when gaming or casually browsing through other multimedia.

Before buying the AOC 24G2, let’s jump in deep in its specifications, design, performance, and features.

Specifications

  • Screen Measurement: 24 Inches
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 FHD
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Stand Height, Swivel, Tilt, Pivot: Yes
  • VESA Compatible, 100x100mm
  • Built-in Speakers: No
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x VGA, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs

Display Design

The AOC 24G2 is built superbly with a beautiful matte-black finish to the overall frames. The AOC 24G2 gaming monitor looks sleek and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Also, the plastic material feels high quality and very durable all around as well.

The screen has no glare at all when directed at a bright light source, thanks to its matte-black material use to design the screen itself.

Additionally, the bezels are very thin by design, and you should still be able to have an immersive experience overall. And from a distance, the monitor looks 100% bezel-free.

And with narrow borders, you’ll be able to connect two or three AOC 24G2 displays and have a ready battle station ready for you to command.

The stand has an excellent V-shaped base to it and should serve the AOC 24G2 a stable foundation; thus, the display won’t wobble nor move when slightly nudged.

And thanks to the stands full ergonomic design, the display can be height-adjustable, tilt, swivel, and pivot to your suitable preference.

Also, you can always opt-in for a 100x100mm VESA mount in the future, if you ever need full movement control with the monitor.

The connectivity ports are located in the rear of the panel and should be relatively easy to connect too. The connectivities consist of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 1.4, one VGA, and one 3.5mm audio jack. Thanks to its two HDMI ports, you’ll be able to plug in your gaming consoles and works well with the AOC 24G2. And you can also invest in an HDMI switch if you need to plug in more electronic devices to the monitor.

There are no built-in speakers for the AOC 24G2 display, which is excellent because this reduces unit cost down. But you’re always better off with a dedicated sound system or a pair of excellent headphones such as the Bose 700 headphones or the Sony WH 1000XM3 headphones‘s.

In the bottom right of the display, you’ll be able to find the OSD panel, which consists of five traditional buttons. Navigation is easy and should be easy configuring the display settings.

However, it would be super convenient if the AOC 24G2 had a joystick for the OSD navigational purposes, but the traditional buttons are responsive enough, so you’ll be fine with these.

Overall the AOC 24G2 gaming display has an impressive look to it, nice, sleek and elegant at the same time. Also, with a nice ergonomic stand, the AOC 24G2 can be fully adjustable in terms of display positioning.

Performance and Features

The AOC 24G2 is a 24-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 FHD, with a quick 144Hz refresh rate and a response time of 1ms, which makes the AOC 24G2 suitable for competitive gaming overall.

With a 1080p resolution, the AOC 24G2 provides you with a crisp and sharp texture and will give you more than enough screen real estate to have multiple creative projects open while gaming at the same time.

Also, the 178-degree viewing angle on the AOC 24G2 is incredible, with no image nor color disappearance. And images remained consistent when viewing the display from certain angles.

The display has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a brightness level of 250 cd/m², with a Delta E<2, which gives you plenty of gamut and overall contrasts levels.

Being an IPS display, the AOC 24G2 will provide you the richest darks and brilliant lights when gaming in really dark or light environments. And you can fully appreciate the displays superb color accuracy as well.

And the AOC 24G2 is also great if you’re a producer and a creative that likes to do photo and video editing because the AOC 24G2 has a 126% SRGB coverage, which gives you a vast spectrum of colors and adds to the vibrancy.

Additionally, the AOC 24G2 is FreeSync capable and is also G-Sync certified and works well for Nvidia cards. TheFreeSync ranges up from 48Hz to 144Hz. When gaming, screen tearing, and ghosting were gone entirely, and games ran buttery-like smooth.

The monitor comes with the Overdrive feature as well and works great if you want to use your displays’ potential powerfully. However, maxing out the Overdrive settings may give you a bit of overshoot and some motion artifacts, but works well in medium to low settings with no overshoots.

Pros

  • 144Hz and a 1ms response time, great for competitive gaming
  • Color accuracy and vibrancy is outstanding
  • Curved display for better an immersion experience
  • Great for producers and designers alike
  • Ergonomic stand, fully adjustable
  • VESA mount compatible

Cons

  • OSD panel may be a bit better; a joystick would be preferable

Conclusion

Overall the AOC 24G2 monitor does pack the fast performance and image quality at the same time. Being an IPS panel, the AOC 24G2 will provide you greater color accuracy and vibrancy.

You can also check out some of the best gaming monitors for this year, and you can also check out some of the fastest 144Hz refresh rate monitors or even the faster 240Hz monitors as well.

With a mixture of 144Hz and a 1ms response time, the AOC 24G2 is well suitable for serious gamers that are competitive as well. And with a 126% SRGB coverage, the AOC 24G2 is very well made for creatives and producers alike.

The AOC 24G2 is a great budgeted monitor with an aesthetically pleasing overall design. So if you’re thinking about stepping up to an IPS panel, then the AOC 24G2 monitor would be your choice.

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