- Incredible gaming performance
- 27-inch curved display
- Ergonomic adjustment options
- Low power consumption
- No HDR
The AOC C27G1 is an affordable gaming monitor that offers sufficient performance for all hobby and passionate gamers. With the FreeSync technology and 144Hz frame rate plus fast response time, the gaming monitor brings even fast e-sports games to the screen in good quality. Coupled with the ergonomic setting options and low power consumption, the Full HD screen is an impressive gaming package. The list price of the AOC C27G1 is $320, but the gaming monitor is cheaper in stores.
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The AOC C27G1 is a budget gaming monitor with a 27-inch curved display and comes with 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. AOC is known for making great budget-friendly gaming monitors and the C27G1 is no exception.
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AOC C27G1: The specs
The AOC C27G1 curved monitor is based on a fast VA panel with a one-millisecond response time and a radius of 1800 millimeters. With the FreeSync technology, the gaming monitor can be synchronized with AMD graphics cards up to a refresh rate of 144Hz.
|Panel type||VA / 16:9|
|Adaptive sync||Compatible with FreeSync|
|Ports||1 DisplayPort, 2 HDMI, DVI, 1 VGA, 2 USB, 2 analog audio jacks|
|Stand adjustment||Height, swivel, tilt|
|VESA mount||Yes, 100x100mm|
The design isn’t anything new and follows most modern gaming monitor conventions with a sharp-edged housing complete with contrasting red accents on the back and the base.
AOC C27G1: Image quality
The gaming monitor is impressive with good overall image quality. The color representation is neutral, natural, and very strong thanks to the impressive contrast. The high brightness and the balanced light distribution over the entire screen are also appealing.
It’s also noticeably impressive in the gaming performance arena. With FreeSync technology and 144Hz refresh rate, the AOC C27G1 delivers a successful all-around performance with smooth and fast playback free of image errors, even while playing fast, hyper-responsive games.
AOC C27G1: Ports
As is usual with modern gaming monitors, the AOC C27G1 has HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces. Surprisingly, the 27-inch model also has a VGA port, which means the gaming monitor can be used as a normal screen even on very old PCs if you so choose.
Other ports include a headphone connection and USB outputs. Fortunately, a DisplayPort cable is included in the box since the FreeSync technology with 144Hz support can only be accessed via DisplayPort input.
AOC C27G1: Features and menu
The gaming monitor can be moved, rotated, and tilted by a little over five inches on its stable base, thus it can be optimally adapted to its installation space. The setting buttons are easily accessible on the lower right side of the panel. The menu while in use is displayed directly above the buttons on the screen. The menu is clear and offers all the important options, including special settings for gamers.
AOC C27G1: Power consumption
The maximum consumption of the AOC C27G1 during operation is around 23 watts, which is extremely low and a nice perk as gaming monitors are notorious for being energy hogs. In standby mode, consumption drops to a mere 0.5 watts.
Should you buy the AOC C27G1?
The AOC C27G1 has some highs and lows, as you’d expect from a budget option, but gamers will love the performance of action-packed games on the screen. Extra upsides, such as the cables included for the ports, and the brightness and color levels are welcome perks, as well. The only thing really missing is a built-in speaker, but you can enjoy proper sound with some headphones instead.
The C27G1 isn’t going to blow you away, but for the price it’s hard to beat. Similarly priced gaming monitors don’t often come with all of the solid performance that this monitor does and which ultimately help it stand out in the crowded budget gaming display market.
This review originally appeared on PC-Welt, PCWorld’s German sister site.