AOC's Curvy New 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitors Start At $230

AOC has upped its monitor game with a quadruple of G1 series curved gaming monitors. The newly announced series, which focuses strongly on affordability, comes with a 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync technology.

The G1 series features a frameless design and four different-sized models. The 32-inch C32G1, 27-inch C27G1 and 24-inch C24G1 monitors each come equipped with a VA panel with WLED backlighting at a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, while the 32-inch CQ32G1 boasts a higher Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution. The monitors differ in their screens' curvature as well. The 24-inch C24G1 uses a 1,500R curved display, while the other models employ a less pronounced 1,800R display. Nevertheless, all four models offer excellent 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles.

Despite their varying physiognomies, the G1 series monitors have the same capabilities. They all have a 144Hz refresh rate, one millisecond MPRT (moving picture response time), 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 250cd/m2 brightness level and AMD FreeSync support. AOC's Flicker-Free technology is also present to help reduce flickering and eye strain.

The wide range of display input options on the G1 series monitors include one D-Sub port, one DisplayPort 1.2 output, two HDMI 1.4 ports and a 3.5mm jack for connecting headphones. The monitors also support swivel, tilt and height adjustments and feature a removable stand so gamers can mount their monitor through the included 100mm x 100mm VESA mount. AOC backs its G1 series monitors with a limited three-year warranty.

Now that the technical specifications are out of the way, let's talk price. The 27-inch C27G1 model is currently available at Newegg for $279.99. The 24-inch C24G1, 32-inch C32G1 and 32-inch CQ32G1 will retail for $229.99, $299.99 and $399.99, respectively and see commercial availability later this year. 

Zhiye Liu
RAM Reviewer and News Editor

Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • nilfisktun
    To bad there are no freesync capable gpus that can run that res, at 144hz...
  • ryanlionrah
    "The 24-inch C24G1 uses a 1500R curved display, while the other models employ a more pronounced 1800R display."

    1800R is less pronounced curvature than 1500R.
  • alchemy69
    "Not only is it frameless but it's moneyless, too"

    "OMG you mean it's free?"

    "Well, no, it's $230 but that's nearly free, right? You probably won't notice it after a while."
  • derekullo
    And the word of the day is Physiognomy / Physiognomies

    Physiognomy is a practice of assessing a person's character or personality from their outer appearance—especially the face.