AOC, a subsidiary of the Chinese TPV Technology group, is poised to launch a highly anticipated gaming gem – the AOC 16G3, a portable monitor boasting a blazing 144Hz refresh rate. This 15.6-inch marvel is equipped with an IPS panel delivering a crystal-clear Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, ensuring a tear-free gaming experience thanks to its Adaptive Sync technology.
The manufacturer also touts an impressive 4 ms response time (gray to gray), a contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a brightness rating of 250 cd/m². However, it’s worth noting that the latter may fall short for outdoor use, especially under direct sunlight, making it challenging to discern on-screen content.
Incredibly sleek at a mere 11.5mm thickness, the AOC Gaming 16G3 tips the scales at just under 1.1kg, making it effortlessly portable and a perfect fit for most laptop bags. What’s more, it includes a padded carry bag for added convenience. Whether you prefer portrait or landscape orientation, the device accommodates both seamlessly, thanks to its Auto-Pivot feature. Additionally, it offers a versatile table setup with adjustable angles. For those opting for a more permanent installation, a VESA mount (50 x 50 mm) is at your disposal.
While the monitor does come with integrated speakers, they deliver a modest 1-watt output each. As for connectivity, it offers a micro HDMI input, a headphone output, and a USB-C port with DisplayPort alternate mode, all neatly positioned on the side for easy access.
Price and availability
The AOC Gaming 16G3, with its impressive 144Hz refresh rate, is currently available for order on Amazon.co.uk at a price point of £249.99. Anticipated dispatch times range from 1 to 3 months.
AOC 16G3 specifications
- Display: 15.6-inch IPS panel, Antiglare, 3H Hardness
- Pixel pitch: 0.17925
- Pixels per inch: 141 PPI
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Refresh rate: 144 Hz
- Response time: 4 ms (GtG)
- Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (static) / 80M:1 (Dynamic)
- Display colors: 16.7 Million
- Brightness: 250 cd/m2
- Features: Freesync, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free, 3-sided frameless design, Gaming Styles (Shooters, MMORPG, Action, RTS)
- Audio: 1 W x 2 Speakers
- VESA mount: 75 x 75 mm
- Stand: Tilt and swivel via fold-out kickstand
- Ports: HDMI 1.4 x 1, micro HDMI 2.0 x 1, USB-C (DP Alt mode) x 1, USB 3.2 (Gen 1), Headphone out (3.5mm)
In addition to the AOC 16G3, AOC has also introduced the Gaming CQ27G2S/BK, a 27-inch gaming monitor featuring a VA panel, QHD resolution, and an impressive 165Hz refresh rate. Priced at £290.23, it’s yet another offering from AOC catering to the gaming aficionado.