AOC CQ27G2S 27-inch 165 Hz gaming monitor with curved VA panel at an attractive price

AOC’s latest gaming monitor, the CQ27G2S, sets its sights on an alluring price-performance balance, combining a 27-inch VA panel with QHD resolution and a brisk 165 Hz refresh rate, all while incorporating an array of gaming-centric features.

AOC CQ27G2S 27-inch 165 Hz gaming monitor

With the AOC Gaming CQ27G2S/BK, the manufacturer aspires to strike the perfect chord in gaming performance. To achieve this, they’ve opted for a 27-inch VA panel bearing a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 109 PPI.

This panel sports a gentle curvature with a radius of 1,500R. AOC attests to a WLED backlight capable of achieving 250 nits of brightness, with the panel delivering a static contrast ratio of 4,000:1. In the realm of color spaces, it can render the sRGB spectrum at a commendable 121 percent and not less than 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.

For avid gamers, the AOC CQ27G2S boasts a 165 Hz refresh rate and a response time of just 4 milliseconds (gray to gray). It’s primed for gaming with support for Adaptive Sync or HDMI VRR across the 48 Hz to 165 Hz range, along with a suite of AOC’s signature gaming features. These include specialized picture modes catering to various game genres, an FPS display, and the option to overlay a crosshair in the screen’s center.

You can connect your computers and game consoles via one of two HDMI 2.0 ports or the DisplayPort 1.4. The stand offers a generous 13 centimeters of height adjustment and tilting capability. Alternatively, it’s VESA-compatible for wall mounting.

Price and availability

The AOC Gaming CQ27G2S/BK is currently retailing on with a suggested price of £290.23. AOC provides both HDMI and DisplayPort cables in the package, each stretching to 1.8 meters.

AOC CQ27G2S specifications

AOC CQ27G2S 27-inch 165 Hz gaming monitor
  • Display: 27-inch VA panel, 3H hardness, Antiglare
  • Curvature: 1500R
  • Pixels per inch: 108.8 PPI
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (QHD)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Refresh rate: 165Hz
  • Response time: 4ms (GtG) / 1ms (MPRT)
  • Contrast ratio: 4000:1 (static) / 80M:1 (dynamic)
  • Viewing angle: 178/178
  • Display colors: S16.7 million
  • Brightness: 250 cd/m2
  • Color space: 121% (SRGB) / 90% (DCI-P3)
  • Features: Adaptive sync, HDR 10, Low Blue Light, Flicker Free, 3 sides frameless, Kensington lock, Gaming styles (Shooters, MMORPG, Action, eSports, RTS, Beat’m up, Racing), Gaming modes (RTS, FPS, Racing, Gamer 1, Gamer 2, Off), Low Input Lag, Game Color, Shadow Control, Reduced motion distortion, Crosshair/Dial point, Image counter, Console mode
  • VESA mount: 100 x 100 mm
  • Stand: Tilt (4° ±1° ~ 21.5° ±1.5°), Height adj. (130mm), Swivel (30° ±2° ~ 30° ±2°)
  • Ports: HDMI 2.0×2, DisplayPort 1.4×1, 1x audio out
  • Dimensions: 398.6~528.6×612.4×227.4 mm (with stand)
  • Weight: 5.4 kg (with stand)

In addition to this, AOC recently unveiled the Q24G2A, a 165 Hz gaming monitor sporting a 24-inch IPS panel, QHD resolution, and a lightning-quick 1ms input lag. It’s available for purchase at £264.86, complete with both HDMI and DisplayPort cables, and comes backed by a three-year warranty from AOC.

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