A monitor that lays the foundations for new an interesting technologies.
AOC has adopted a number of technologies over the years to better improve its already impressive range of monitors and to offer that little something different from the competition.
It’s a gamble but one that more often than not pays off -partly due to the fact that AOC knows what it’s doing, and because despite the technology involved, it still offers the product at a reasonable price.
In this instance, we’re looking at the Nvidia G-Sync technology as fitted in AOC’s new G2460PG monitor.
The monitor can also tilt from -5° to 22°, the height can be adjusted to 130mm, and it features a USB hub with a pair of USB 3.0 ports located around the back of the screen and a further two USB 2.0 ports, one of which is a red-coloured fast charge port.
The Nvidia G-Sync element works through an internal G-Sync module, which will allow the monitor to synchronise the image on the screen to the output of the graphics card, as opposed to the more traditional method of the graphics card having to sync with the monitor. The result of this technology is a tear-free, lag-free, richer and much improved visual experience when either gaming or watching HD content.
Of course, you need one of the GTX cards, from 650Ti onward, to appreciate the full force of G-Sync on your screen. And in all honesty, even with a GTX 650Ti installed on a half decent system, there aren’t that many games that will cause tearing and the image will be pretty sharp to begin with.
There’s also the fact that despite the Nvidia proprietary hardware installed, this is already a really good, fast response monitor. So even those without GTX cards probably won’t see anything that would suggest their setup is lacking in any way.
That said, gimmick or no, AOC has a knack for making excellent quality products, and this example doesn’t disappoint. The build quality is superb, the screen image is wonderfully clear and sharp and we like the fact that it’s ergonomically better than most other monitors around at the moment.
That said, there is one particular element we don’t like, which is the fact that the only video input is DisplayPort. Indeed, there’s no DVI or HDMI, which is quite surprising really. We imagine this keeps the cost down, since it already includes the Nvidia technology, or maybe it’s something to do with the G-Sync and DisplayPort only. We’re not sure, but having just DisplayPort does rather limit your choices. To be fair, though, you do get a two metre DisplayPort cable in the box.
After all that said and done, the AOC G2460PG is a monitor that’s certainly worth looking into if you’re in the market for an upgrade. The technology foundation is there for potential graphics card upgrades, and the results are very splendid indeed when coupled with the right hardware and equally as good if you don’t own any Nvidia kit.
New technology can be difficult to launch, but AOC has done a good job.