AOC has announced the release of a new high-end gaming monitor, the GAMING Q27G3XMN/BK, which boasts a 27-inch Fast VA panel with MiniLED backlighting technology. This monitor features 336 individual dimming zones, providing higher quality and more precise, controlled lighting than conventional LEDs. Although not as advanced as OLED technology, MiniLEDs offer the ability to display deeper blacks and more vibrant colors.
The AOC GAMING Q27G3XM/BK monitor’s specifications include a 27-inch flat Fast VA panel with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a 180 Hz refresh rate. This panel can achieve a 1 millisecond response time (1 ms GtG), reducing ghosting to a minimum and making it suitable for any gaming genre, from shooters to driving games or MOBAs.
Another strong point is its VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, allowing for a maximum brightness of 1000 nits and a non-HDR maximum brightness of 450 nits. The panel covers 96% of the DCI-P3 color space and 134% of the sRGB color space. AMD FreeSync Premium is available for image synchronization.
The AOC GAMING Q27G3XM/BK also features two video inputs in the form of DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, a headphone connector, height adjustment, tilt, and swivel capabilities, and compatibility with VESA mounts for attachment to an arm. Other features include Flicker-Free and Low Blue modes for eye protection during extended use, as well as Shadow Control for adjusting shadow and brightness levels to suit any game or map. The monitor also offers an overlay option (FPS counter, time, directional pad, etc.) and an OSD menu accessible from the PC’s software, allowing adjustments to be made with a mouse click rather than using the monitor’s buttons.
The most important detail is the price: the AOC GAMING Q27G3XM/BK is available for purchase today at a recommended price of 399 euros, making it the most affordable MiniLED monitor on the market. Other MiniLED monitors retail for around 800 euros but offer 1,152 LED dimming zones, compared to the 336 zones available in this lower-priced model. While the quality may not be the same, the price is nearly half of the more advanced models, making it an appealing option for those looking for a more budget-friendly MiniLED gaming monitor.