Model: 24″ G2460Pqu
RRP: £241.49 (At time of the review)
With rapid advances in monitor technology and a massive array of options currently available on the market, it can be a tedious task looking for a monitor to cater for your needs at the right price. The most common form of PC monitor produced currently is the TN (twisted nematic) panel, which is known for its mega fast response times, usually under 2ms and sometimes even less. We also have the more popular IPS (In-plane switching) which has boomed recently due to their low prices, higher availability and general overall performance.
Another big advancement in monitor technology is the refresh rates, the more traditional 60Hz monitors seem to coming up against some stiff competition from the newer 120Hz monitors, but how much of a difference would a 144Hz monitor make to your gameplay?
One manufacturer in particular which has recently released a new 144Hz monitor is AOC. AOC or as they were earlier known, Admiral, formed in 1934 in Chicago Illinois by Ross Siragusa and specialised in colour televisions (One of the first to do so). Fast forward to 1967 and AOC (Admiral Overseas Corporation was established in Taiwan, which were the first manufacturer to produce T.Vs for export. Fast forward to today and AOC are going strong, with many different industry awards to their name and a long heritage in the vision industry, will they win one of our Play3r awards today?
Today I will be taking a look at the latest monitor from their Gaming range, the AOC G2460Pqu, which is 24”, has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a max resolution of 1920×1080. Will this monitor impress with its high refresh rate or is the picture quality not up to standard? Let’s find out, starting with the specifications…