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AOC CQ27G2 27-inch Monitor Review: Top-flight Performance and Value

Curves, contrast with two flavors of Adaptive-Sync

AOC CQ27G2
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Viewing Angles

AOC CQ27G2

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The CQ27G2 is definitely not a shareable screen. At 45° to the sides, there is a distinct red tint and a 50% reduction in brightness. Detail remains visible but picture quality suffers. From the top, we can see a similar effect with washed out detail. Stick to on-center viewing and all will be well.

Screen Uniformity

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AOC CQ27G2

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Our CQ27G2 sample had reasonable screen uniformity when observed in a dark room. A slight hotspot in the upper left spoils the score a bit but we didn’t see any bleed or glow around the edges. Measurements taken of brighter field patterns showed a lower percentage of deviation from the center zone.

Pixel Response & Input Lag

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It’s interesting to note that the CQ27G2 has the lowest refresh rate here but is not the slowest monitor. 165 Hz doesn’t guarantee a quicker response or less input lag. No one will be able to discern the difference between 6 and 7 ms. Skilled players will benefit from a 21 or 22 ms lag but 25 or 26 ms is plenty fast for nearly everyone.

  • Spoiler000001
    "FreeSync & G-Sync"

    "G-SYNC" and "G-SYNC Compatible" are two different things, this monitor does not have G-SYNC.
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  • Mattaeus
    I have this monitor and it has both USB ports and speakers...
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