AOC has introduced its new family of entry-level displays that offer a refresh rate up to 144 Hz, a 1 ms response time, and AMD’s FreeSync technology. The G90 monitors do not belong to the premium AGON lineup designed for serious gamers, but they still take some pages from the AGON book when it comes to design and firmware.

The AOC G90 family consists of three models: the 24.5-inch G2590VXQ, the 24.5-inch G2590PX, and the 27-inch G2790PX. All three are based on TN panels featuring an FHD resolution, 250-400 nits brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1 ms GtG response time, and 170°/160° horizontal/vertical viewing angles (which is just what you come to expect from inexpensive TN LCDs). All three monitors share a similar design with rather thin bezels and “gaming red” inlays, but there are some differences when it comes to how the stand adjusts. All three support AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology with low framerate compensation (LFC), with a 30-144 Hz range for the G2590PX and G2790PX as well as 30-75 Hz for the cheapest G2590 VXQ. Finally, all three support AOC’s low input lag feature as well as Shadow Control enhancement to make dark scenes brighter.

The G90 lineup from AOC is aimed at a wide audience of gamers and support a variety of inputs, including D-Sub, DisplayPort, HDMI (two of these, probably to simplify connection of game consoles) and even MHL for the 24.5” models.

Specifications of AOC's G90 Series Gaming Displays
  G2590VXQ G2590PX G2790PX
Panel 24.5" TN 27" TN
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 75 Hz 144 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Tech AMD FreeSync with LFC
Range 30 - 75 Hz 30 - 144 Hz
Brightness 250 cd/m² 400 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 1 ms GtG
Pixel Pitch 0.2825 mm² 0.3113 mm²
Pixel Density 90 PPI 81 PPI
Color Gamut Support sRGB
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × MHL
1 × D-Sub
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × D-Sub
USB Hub - 4-port USB hub
Audio 2 W × 2
headphone output
Proprietary Enhancements AOC Low Input Lag
Shadow Control
Power Consumption Idle 0.5 W
Operating 25 W 28 W 32 W
Stand Adjustments Tilt -3.5º/19.5º
Swivel - -20º/20º
Height - 130 mm
Pivot 90º
VESA Mounts 100 × 100 mm
Launch Timeframe January 2018 February 2018 December 2017
Launch Price €179 in Europe
£159 in the UK
€279 in Europe
£249 in the UK
€349 in Europe
£309 in the UK
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The AOC G2790PX is already available from select retailers in Europe for €349/£309; the G2590X, its younger brother, will hit the market in February and will cost €279/£249. The most affordable G2590VXQ will ship next month with a €179/£159 price tag.

Pricing of the new AOC G90-series monitors in the USA is to be announced at a later date. In the meantime, AOC’s partners are selling off previous-gen gaming monitors with discounts right now. For example, the AOC G2460PF that strongly resembles the G2590PX (24” TN, FHD, 350 nits, 1000:1, 144 Hz, 1 ms GtG, FreeSync, DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, adjustable stand, no Shadow Control) can now be purchased for $205 from Amazon.

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  • RBFL - Friday, December 29, 2017 - link

    They exist, both Nixeus and Pixeo make reasonable priced ones.
  • satai - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - link

    I have found no 4K + IPS/VA + 100Hz+ by them either
  • RBFL - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - link

    The Nixeus EDG 27 is a 1440p, which is higher res than the monitors covered here.

    We don't have a graphics card that could drive a 4K monitor effectively so I didn't look into them.
  • Tams80 - Friday, December 29, 2017 - link

    At the price listed it's no too bad. If it weren't 144Hz with 1m GtG and no FreeSync then it wouldn't be good, but it has those.

    So long as its good value for money, why complain? There's a market for such displays (such as GS:GO players), so why not just let them have the 'tools' they want?
  • gjbaker003 - Saturday, January 13, 2018 - link

    As a 1080p gamer that doesn't need 1440p or 4K nor do I want to spend upwards of $450 on a Gsync panel just for my GTX1060 - I appreciate that there are more 144hz 1080p options out there in the $200 range or less. Also, I am in the camp that feels you don't really need a 27" or bigger monitor when you're sitting at your desk less than 3 feet away from your monitor. I guess you could say that I'm not really much of a size queen. 24" suits me just fine.

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