These are all the best (best) monitors for PC gaming

A game monitor can make the difference between simply looking at what is displayed on the screen and really immersing yourself in the game. AOC Agon AG27 is one of the better displays that you can purchase with a solid refresh rate, response time and support for NVIDIA G-Sync.

Our choice


AOC Agon AG273QC

FreeSync and G-Sync options, 144 Hz refresh rate and a beautiful 27-inch photo.

One of the first things you should know about AOC's AG273QC is that you can have a great playing time regardless of whether you use NVIDIA or AMD graphics. That's because you can get the same basic monitor with G-Sync or FreeSync support, with the difference that the price is; G-Sync costs a bundle more at around $ 650 compared to around $ 400.

Who should buy this PC screen?

If you want to play on your PC, you need a playing display that can process all the pixels sent by your GPU. By adding synchronization technology to the mix, your game catalog will really shine no matter what you play. By working together with an AMD or NVIDIA GPU with the accompanying AG273QC display, everything looks spectacular.

Is it a good time to buy this screen?

It is a perfect time to purchase the AG273QC. Game monitors are updated on an irregular basis and this generation is new in 2019. You'll be fine for years with the 144Hz (165Hz for G-Sync) refresh rate and available inputs.

Reasons to buy

  • Refresh rate of 144Hz or 165Hz.
  • Great colors and viewing angles.
  • Low setting for blue light.
  • NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync.
  • Built-in headphone stand.

Reasons not to buy

  • USB hub is placed awkwardly.
  • HDR on FreeSync is a bit weak.

Best of both worlds

AOC does not play favorites, therefore the company offers two variants of the AG273QC, one for FreeSync and the other G-Sync. This allows both AMD and NVIDIA fans to take full advantage of both technologies by selecting the monitor that matches their GPU. Throw in a refresh rate of 144Hz (or 165Hz with G-Sync) and a response time of just one millisecond and you have a killer screen.

Connectivity is also solid with VGA, HDMI 2.0 (1.4 on G-Sync model), HDMI-MHL and DisplayPort available. There are also four USB 3.0 ports (one of which is a special quick-charge port for your smartphone) and two integrated 3W speakers.

AOC AG273QC ensures that your games look great on the PC.

And if you need a place to hold your headset, no problems, there is also a point. A final party trick is the included remote control, with which you can quickly access up to three different configurations quickly once a time. The biggest disadvantage of this screen is the rather odd RGB lighting – I would rather see it not present at all. There is also the fact that HDR is a bit weak on the FreeSync model.

You will also want to use a calibrator to make games look really spectacular on the screen.

Alternatives for the AOC AG273QC

The AG273QC may be our favorite display, but there are other fantastic PC monitors available for different requirements.

Second place


Dell Gaming S2417DG

Small but capable.

For something that is slightly cheaper and smaller than the 27-inch model of AOC, there is a 24-inch gaming monitor. It uses NVIDIA's G-Sync technology for a smooth and stutter-free image and the refresh rate of 165 Hz goes beyond what most monitors offer.

It has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 (QHD) and a response time of a millisecond, and the standard can be set in landscape or portrait mode, perfect for a multi-monitor setup. You can connect to HDMI, DisplayPort and four USB-A 3.0 ports.

Bent choose


Acer Predator X34

Pack the game around you.

If you are looking for a large curved screen, then the Acer Predator X34 is the right choice. It has a 34-inch LED screen with an aspect ratio of 21: 9, yes, curved. And boy, it looks good. Enjoy the 3440 x 1440 resolution which, despite a shortage of 4K, still provides users with a beautiful photo. FPS enthusiasts (first-person shooter) will appreciate the refresh rate of 100 Hz that can be overclocked to 120 Hz.

Although this monitor only has a response time of four milliseconds (slower than some other monitors), it was also the first curved monitor with G-Sync technology. The panel for in-plane switching (IPS) also provides a stunning color reproduction. The X34 has a number of cosmetic, usage and design functions that you also like, such as mood lighting at the bottom, five USB ports (in fact a built-in hub), built-in speakers and a built-in webcam. This monitor comes with a VESA mounting adapter that fits most 100 mm x 100 mm supports.

Choose value


ASUS VG248QE

ASUS has a great monitor for you with a limited budget.

Suppose you are an FPS enthusiast who really wants to expand his game with a new monitor, but you don't have the money to support your ambition. ASUS has you covered. The VG248QE has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a response time of a millisecond and can be obtained for around $ 270. Unbelievable, right? The 24-inch LED screen has a 1080p resolution and an aspect ratio of 16: 9.

The stand allows tilting and turning and can be completely removed to be mounted on the wall. The monitor has DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-DL ports, two speakers and a headphone connection. Although the ASUS VG248QE lacks some of the usefulness of other monitors to keep the price down, ASUS opted for cutting performance. If you are looking for a monitor designed for fast response times and refresh rates without breaking the bank, consider the VG248QE.

Bottom line

There are a number of quality monitors available for purchase, depending on which GPU you use and how much computing power is available. In general, the Agon AG273QC from AOC is a solid panel with excellent images.

Our choice


AOC Agon AG273QC

FreeSync and G-Sync options, 144 Hz refresh rate and a beautiful 27-inch photo.

One of the first things you should know about AOC's AG273QC is that you can have a great playing time regardless of whether you use NVIDIA or AMD graphics. That's because you can get the same basic monitor with G-Sync or FreeSync support, with the difference that the price is; G-Sync costs a bundle more at around $ 650 compared to around $ 400.

Credits – The team that worked on this guide

Rich Edmonds is an assessor at Windows Central, which means that he is testing more software and hardware than he remembers. If you come to Mobile Nations in 2010, you can usually find it in a PC case that is tinkering somewhere when you're not fighting on a screen with grammar to use English words. Hit him on Twitter: @RichEdmonds.

Cale Hunt is a full-time writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on PC hardware and VR. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and when he has some free time, he can usually find the guitar or reorganize his ever-expanding library. If you say "Sorry!" it's just because he's Canadian.

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