AOC C32G2ZE 240 Hz Monitor Review: Excellent Contrast, Low Resolution

A quality, 1080p, 32-inch gaming monitor with a flaw

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Viewing Angles

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The C32G2ZE exhibits typical viewing angles for a VA monitor. At 45 degrees to the sides, the color shifts to reddish green, and brightness drops by 40%. In the vertical plane, we see the same change in color and a 50% light falloff. For one person sitting on-center, the monitor’s curve ensures that the screen looks uniform and bright from edge to edge.

Screen Uniformity

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Our C32G2ZE sample showed no visible uniformity issues. Its 7.33% result is very low, especially for such a large screen. There was no bleed or glow apparent, nor were there any center or corner hotspots. Color uniformity was also visually perfect in field patterns of all brightness levels.

Pixel Response and Input Lag

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240 Hz monitors over 25 inches are still somewhat rare. That’s why we included the 27-inch Gigabyte G27F in the group. You can see that all screens, including the C32G2ZE, can draw a full frame in 5ms. That ensures smooth and clear motion resolution at 240 Hz. 

The AOC’s input lag is only 1ms too slow to make first place. It certainly won’t disappoint skilled game players or competitors. We had no issues with control response. Clarity remained solid in all situations; however, the screen’s low pixel density was a visual factor. Smaller FHD monitors appear sharper when objects move quickly across the screen.

Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.