AOC this week introduced its first entry-level 4K gaming display. The G2868PQU monitor boasts with numerous firmware-based features designed for gaming, as well as a 1 ms response time. The monitor also supports AMD’s FreeSync technology, though this isn't being paired with any kind of high refresh rate ranges.

The AOC G2868PQU is a 28-inch LCD that uses a ‘next-generation HDR-Ready' TN panel. The monitor features a 3840×2160 resolution, 300 nits maximum brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 1 ms response time, and a 60 Hz maximum refresh rate. The display has a scaler than supports AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology, but the manufacturer does not disclose its range or whether it's wide enough to supports Low Framerate Compensation.

Although AOC claims that the monitor is ‘HDR-ready’, it never specifies whether the monitor supports HDR10 or other HDR transport formats. In any case, an LCD panel featuring a maximum brightness of 300 nits can hardly offer a good HDR experience. Meanwhile, the display can cover 102% of the sRGB and 82% of the AdobeRGB color spaces.


Meanwhile, since the G2868PQU is aimed at gamers, it supports AOC’s Game Color (user-adjustable saturation), Shadow Control (user-adjustable brightness for dark areas in games), Game Modes (specific presets for FPS, RTS, Racing genres, and three user-defined presets), and Dial Point (crosshair) features.

AOC's monitor comes in a rather angular chassis with red inlays to emphasize its gaming nature, and the stand is height-adjustable. As for connectivity, the G2868PQU offers four inputs (D-Sub, DVI-DL, DisplayPort, HDMI-MHL) to ensure compatibility with both modern and legacy systems, a quad-port USB 3.0 hub, an audio input, and a headphone output. As an added bonus, the LCD has stereo speakers.

Specifications of AOC's Entry-Level 28" Gaming Display
Panel 28" TN
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Tech FreeSync
Response Time 1 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical (not confirmed)
Pixel Pitch 0.1614 × 0.1614 mm
PPI 157
Color Gamut 102% sRGB
82% Adobe RGB
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2 (?)
1 × DVI DL (?)
1 × D-Sub
1 × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub 4-port USB 3.0 hub
Audio 3.5-mm headphone jack
3.5-mm audio-in
3W stereo speakers
Color Grey, with red inlays
Power Consumption Standby ?
Maximum ?

AOC will start selling the G2868PQU monitor later this month. The display will cost £319 in the UK, so expect it to be priced at around €370 in Europe and $350 in the USA.

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  • fasterquieter - Friday, March 8, 2019 - link

    I think AOC may want to consider changing their name.
  • Alistair - Friday, March 8, 2019 - link

    Ha ha ha, yeah I've heard the expression AOC too much recently ;)
  • Alexvrb - Friday, March 8, 2019 - link

    Hmm I hear high powered graphics cards contribute to global gaming. 5W laptops ought to be good enough for the bottom 99%!

    Anyway the real joke is marketing a 60hz display as a gaming monitor. Just thinking about it makes me go bug-eyed.
  • rahvin - Friday, March 8, 2019 - link

    It's a TN panel too, that's a not a gaming monitor in any respect.
  • Flunk - Saturday, March 9, 2019 - link

    TN has the least image persistence, so it is definitely the pro gamer's choice.
  • Alexvrb - Saturday, March 9, 2019 - link

    Flunk is right, TN is actually better for gaming. It's worse for everything else, but they are by far the best for high-speed blastin'. But I don't see the point in a 60hz TN panel for a "gaming" display. Should be 120hz+.
  • Sttm - Saturday, March 9, 2019 - link

    How am I supposed to compete against the Chinese with a 5W laptop when they are rocking 2080tis! All you will do is usher in an era of Chinese dominance, as they won't be cutting back and they outnumber us!
  • Alexvrb - Saturday, March 9, 2019 - link

    Drink your soymilk, smoke your dociledope, and eat your chicken burger.
  • DillholeMcRib - Sunday, March 10, 2019 - link

    chicken? you mean shroomburger for those leftist cuckals
  • Alexvrb - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - link

    Whoa, slow down there comrade. One zeitgeist at a time. That aside, mushrooms are too costly. We're headed for insect protein next... although you can still get mushrooms as a topping. Mushroom swiss roachburger. Damn, I really need to work on that name. Bug burger? Insect... Inburger? I'll take a double Inburger, with fauxcheddar. Large, with Euro fries, and a diet Coke.

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