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AOC 24G2 Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Jun 03, 2021 at 10:19 am
AOC 24G2 Picture
7.0
Mixed Usage
7.6
Office
7.6
Gaming
6.9
Media Consumption
7.3
Media Creation
3.0
HDR
Size
24"
Resolution
1920x1080
Max Refresh Rate
144Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDR10
No

The AOC 24G2 is an excellent budget gaming monitor. It delivers incredibly smooth and responsive gameplay due to its low input lag, 144Hz refresh rate, and exceptional response times. Its small screen size and 1080p resolution are a bit limiting for productivity, and its viewing angles are somewhat narrow, resulting in a washed-out image when viewed from the side. It handles reflections well, though, and it gets bright enough to combat glare. Unfortunately, it doesn't support HDR, and while its contrast is quite good for an IPS panel, blacks still look grayish in the dark.

Our Verdict

7.0 Mixed Usage

The AOC 24G2 is good for most uses. It's a compact monitor with excellent gaming performance due to its low input lag, high refresh rate, and quick response times. It's good for general office use as long as you don't do any heavy multitasking because it's limited in screen real estate. Its 1080p resolution might not be good enough for some when it comes to content creation and consumption, and it doesn't support HDR at all.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare in most settings.
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Decent text clarity.
Cons
  • Small screen size not ideal for multitasking.
  • Blacks look gray in the dark due to low contrast.
  • Image looks washed out from the side.
7.6 Office

The AOC 24G2 is good for office use. Its 24" 1080p screen is big enough if you only work with a few windows open, but it isn't ideal for heavy multitaskers. The ergonomics are great so that you can get a comfortable viewing position, and it gets bright enough to combat glare in well-lit settings. The viewing angles are just okay and should be fine for sharing text documents or spreadsheets, but not for work that requires image accuracy.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare in most settings.
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Decent text clarity.
Cons
  • Small screen size not ideal for multitasking.
  • Blacks look gray in the dark due to low contrast.
  • Image looks washed out from the side.
7.6 Gaming

The AOC 24G2 is excellent for gaming. It has a low input lag, a high refresh rate, and an exceptional response time to deliver a smooth gaming experience. The 1080p screen isn't very immersive, but it makes it easier to see the whole screen at once, and the lower resolution puts a lighter load on the graphics card, achieving higher frame rates. While its contrast is quite good for an IPS panel, blacks still look gray in the dark.

Pros
  • 144Hz refresh rate.
  • Exceptional response time.
  • VRR support.
  • Great ergonomics.
Cons
  • Blacks look gray in the dark due to low contrast.
  • Image looks washed out from the side.
6.9 Media Consumption

The AOC 24G2 is decent for media consumption. Its 24" 1080p screen doesn't feel particularly immersive, and it has narrow viewing angles that make the image look washed out from the side, which isn't ideal for sharing content with others. The contrast ratio is quite good for an IPS panel, but blacks still look grayish in the dark. Sadly, it doesn't support HDR.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare in most settings.
  • Great reflection handling.
Cons
  • Blacks look gray in the dark due to low contrast.
  • Image looks washed out from the side.
  • No HDR support.
7.3 Media Creation

The AOC 24G2 is decent for media creation. Its 24" screen might feel a bit cramped if you work with multiple windows simultaneously, and its 1080p resolution is limiting. It has full sRGB and great Adobe RGB coverage, but the latter might still not be good enough for professional photo editors. Unfortunately, the image looks washed out from the side, so it's not the best for showing your work to clients and colleagues.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Gets bright enough to fight glare in most settings.
  • Full sRGB coverage.
  • Great reflection handling.
Cons
  • Small screen size not ideal for multitasking.
  • Blacks look gray in the dark due to low contrast.
  • Image looks washed out from the side.
  • No HDR support.
  • 7.0 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office
  • 7.6 Gaming
  • 6.9 Media Consumption
  • 7.3 Media Creation
  • 3.0 HDR
  1. Updated May 02, 2022: We tested the monitor with the PS5's new variable refresh rate feature and confirmed that it's not compatible, since the PS5 only supports HDMI Forum VRR.
  2. Updated Apr 13, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  3. Updated Jun 03, 2021: Review published.
  4. Updated May 28, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The AOC 24G2 has a fairly simple design with a black and red color scheme and silver-color feet, almost identical to the AOC CQ27G2.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The AOC 24G2's build quality is good. It's all plastic and fairly lightweight, but it feels sturdy and not too cheap. Ergonomic adjustments feel stable, and the screen has almost no wobble. The back is plain except for the red accents and vents. The cutout in the stand is for cable management, and there's a quick-release feature to remove the stand for VESA-mounting.

8.8
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-22.5° to 2.5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range
-30° to 30°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The AOC 24G2 has great ergonomics. It allows for all manner of adjustments so that you can place the screen in a comfortable viewing position.

Design
Stand
Base Width
17.2" (43.6 cm)
Base Depth
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
6.6" (16.7 cm)
Weight (With Display)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)

The stand doesn't take up much space because the feet are quite thin. It supports the monitor very well. There's almost no wobble at all.

Design
Display
Housing Width
21.2" (53.8 cm)
Housing Height
12.6" (32.1 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.0" (5.0 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.2" (0.5 cm)
Design
Controls

You can find the controls at the bottom right side of the screen. There are four buttons to navigate the on-screen menu and a power button.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • User guide
  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cord

Picture Quality
6.7
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,554 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The AOC 24G2 has an okay contrast ratio, better than the typical 1000:1 contrast of most IPS panels. However, blacks still look grayish when viewed in the dark. Note that the contrast ratio can vary between individual units. If you're looking for a budget gaming monitor with better contrast, check out the Samsung C27RG5.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

There's no local dimming feature. The video above is for reference only.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
354 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
373 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
374 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
375 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
375 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
375 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
373 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
374 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
374 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
374 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
374 cd/m²
ABL
0.000
Minimum Brightness
75 cd/m²

The AOC 24G2 has great SDR peak brightness, exceeding the advertised 250 cd/m². It's bright enough to overcome glare in most lighting conditions, but it might struggle a bit in very well-lit, sunny settings. There's no brightness variation when displaying different content.

We measured the SDR peak brightness in the 'Standard' Eco Mode with Game Mode off, Color temperature set to 'User', and Brightness set to '100' (max).

Using the 'sRGB' Color Temperature locks Contrast to '50', Brightness to '90', and Gamma to '1', resulting in a peak brightness of about 200 cd/m². This isn't bright enough to fight glare and might be too bright for some in dark environments.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
N/A
Peak 2% Window
N/A
Peak 10% Window
N/A
Peak 25% Window
N/A
Peak 50% Window
N/A
Peak 100% Window
N/A
Sustained 2% Window
N/A
Sustained 10% Window
N/A
Sustained 25% Window
N/A
Sustained 50% Window
N/A
Sustained 100% Window
N/A
ABL
N/A

This monitor doesn't support HDR.

6.9
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
26°
Color Washout From Right
25°
Color Shift From Left
58°
Color Shift From Right
58°
Brightness Loss From Left
29°
Brightness Loss From Right
28°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
28°
Gamma Shift From Right
28°

The AOC 24G2 has okay horizontal viewing angles. It's not as good as most IPS panels and closer to the performance of a VA panel. Colors begin to fade fairly quickly when moving off-center. It should be fine for sharing content casually but not for work that requires image accuracy.

6.7
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
27°
Color Washout From Above
28°
Color Shift From Below
37°
Color Shift From Above
40°
Brightness Loss From Below
28°
Brightness Loss From Above
29°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
31°
Gamma Shift From Above
32°

The vertical viewing angles are okay. The image looks dimmer and washed out when viewed from above or below.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.650%
50% DSE
0.132%

Gray uniformity is excellent; however, this varies between units. The corners and sides are darker on our unit, but there's very little dirty screen effect in the middle.

5.3
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.479%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The AOC 24G2 has poor black uniformity. There's clouding throughout, and backlight bleed at the top right corner of the screen. That said, this is only visible when viewing dark scenes in a dark room.

9.4
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Standard (sRGB)
sRGB Gamut Area xy
98.3%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
1.14
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,666 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.12
Color dE (Avg.)
1.20
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
N/A
Measured Brightness
203 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
Yes

The AOC 24G2 has great accuracy out of the box. Most color inaccuracies are very minor are hard to spot, but white balance is visibly off. The color temperature is cooler than our 6500K target and gives the image a very slight blue tint. Gamma is quite good; however, most scenes appear a little brighter than they should. Note that accuracy can vary between units.

The sRGB Color Temperature locks the Contrast to '50', Brightness to '90', and Gamma to 'Gamma 1'. The image is over-saturated outside of the sRGB mode; you can see the pre-cal reading here.

9.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Standard (User)
sRGB Gamut Area xy
98.8%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.63
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,483 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
0.38
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
50-47-45
Gamma Setting
Gamma 1
Brightness Setting
17
Measured Brightness
97 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

Accuracy is superb after calibration. The remaining inaccuracies aren't visible to the naked eye. The color temperature is much closer to our 6500K target, and gamma is nearly perfect.

9.3
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Standard
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
83.7%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Standard

The AOC 24G2 has an outstanding SDR color gamut. It has full coverage of the sRGB color space used in most content. Its Adobe RGB coverage is great, but it might not be good enough for professional photo editors.

9.5
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.1%
sRGB Picture Mode
Standard
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
87.2%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Standard

The color volume is outstanding. It doesn't display dark colors well due to its low contrast ratio, and it also has trouble with bright blues, which is typical for LCDs.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
N/A
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
N/A
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
N/A
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The AOC 24G2 is advertised to have wide gamut support; however, we only measure it if the monitor also supports HDR, which it doesn't.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
N/A
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

This monitor doesn't support HDR.

8.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.9%
Indirect Reflections
3.6%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.2%

Reflection handling is great. You shouldn't have any problems with reflections unless you're in a very bright, sunny room.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Subpixel Layout
RGB

Text clarity is decent. Diagonal lines look better with Windows ClearType (top photo) enabled, but vertical lines look thinner.

8.2
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

The AOC 24G2 has great gradient handling. It only has banding in the grays and greens.

Motion
8.3
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
N/A
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
N/A
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI

The AOC 24G2 has a high refresh rate to provide a smooth and responsive gaming experience. The advertised VRR range is 48Hz-144Hz, but we didn't see any tearing below 48Hz because it has low frame compensation. G-SYNC only works over a DisplayPort connection. If you prefer something with a slightly higher 165Hz max refresh rate, then check out the ASUS VG248QG.

8.6
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Strong
Rise / Fall Time
3.9 ms
Total Response Time
8.1 ms
Overshoot Error
3.4%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
4.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
12.8 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
15.2%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
offChartTablePhoto
weakChartTablePhoto
mediumChartTablePhoto
strongChartTablePhoto

The AOC 24G2 has an exceptional response time at its max refresh rate. Fast motion looks clear with almost no ghosting or other motion artifacts. The best Overdrive setting is 'Strong' because the other options are slower.

8.2
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Medium
Rise / Fall Time
5.1 ms
Total Response Time
10.1 ms
Overshoot Error
0.3%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
7.0 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
17.3 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
2.1%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
offChartTablePhoto
weakChartTablePhoto
mediumChartTablePhoto
strongChartTablePhoto

7.5
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Weak
Rise / Fall Time
6.1 ms
Total Response Time
12.2 ms
Overshoot Error
0.8%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.6 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
19.2 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
5.8%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
offChartTablePhoto
weakChartTablePhoto
mediumChartTablePhoto
strongChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is outstanding; however, you need to change the Overdrive setting to 'Weak' for the best performance. The 'Strong' setting that we recommend at max refresh rate has the fastest gray-to-gray response time at 60Hz, but its total response time is slower, and there's significantly more overshoot causing inverse ghosting.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
144 Hz
Minimum Frequency
75 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
356 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
128 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
Yes
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
No
VRR At The Same Time
No

144Hz

BFI SettingMotion Blur Photo
mbr-01Photo
mbr-10Photo
mbr-20Photo
boostPhoto

120Hz:

BFI SettingMotion Blur Photo
mbr-01Photo
mbr-10Photo
mbr-20Photo
boostPhoto

The AOC 24G2 has an optional Black Frame Insertion to improve motion clarity. There are two BFI settings: the 'Boost' Overdrive setting and the MBR setting. Neither can be used simultaneously with VRR and enabling it may cause some image duplication due to strobe crosstalk. The MBR slider controls the length of the black frame. Setting it higher increases clarity but reduces screen brightness significantly.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The AOC 24G2's backlight is entirely flicker-free. This eliminates motion duplication and helps reduce eye strain. Some users have reported seeing flickering at low brightness levels, but we didn't see any during our tests.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
3.9 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.0 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.7 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
5.0 ms

The AOC 24G2 has an exceptionally low input lag. You shouldn't feel any delay while on the desktop or when gaming. We measured the BFI input lag at 144Hz.

6.8
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
2.1 MP
Pixel Density
92 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
24.0"
Screen Area
246 in²

The 24" screen is on the smaller side. It should be big enough for most gamers because it makes it easier to see the whole screen at once, but it feels cramped for work, especially if you like having multiple windows open side-by-side. The 1080p resolution is typical for a display this size. Again, it's fine for gaming and general productivity, but it's not ideal for work like photo and video editing.

3.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
No
4.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
Yes
Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 1.4)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
1
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No

There are no USB ports; however, there's a 24G2U variant available in some regions that has a USB hub with four inputs.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
0
USB-A Rated Speed
No USB-A Ports
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No
Inputs
macOS Compatibility

There are a few issues using this monitor with a MacBook. Windows don't return to their original position when waking the computer from sleep mode. VRR works properly in-game, but not when on the desktop. For some reason, it's detected as a 31.5" display, but this doesn't affect anything.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

Like most gaming monitors, the AOC 24G2 has a few additional features, like:

  • Dial Point: Adds a virtual crosshair on the screen.
  • Frame Counter: Overlay that displays the current frame rate.
  • LowBlue Mode: Blue light filter to reduce eye strain.
  • Shadow Control: Makes objects easier to see in dark areas.
  • Bright Frame: Lets you adjust the brightness and contrast of a selected area independently from the rest of the screen.
  • Low Input Lag: Toggles frame buffer. It's enabled by default. Turning it off may increase input lag.
There's no HDR support. The HDR Effect settings only simulate HDR.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 23.8" AOC 24G2 monitor, and it's the only size available. There's a 24G2U variant available in some regions that should perform similarly, but it includes a USB hub and built-in speakers. Due to panel shortage, AOC had switched from using a Panda panel to a BOE panel briefly in 2020, but they seem to have resumed using the Panda panel, which is what our unit has. The easiest way to tell the versions apart is by looking at the serial number. The Panda version has a serial number that starts with 'ATN', while the BOE version starts with 'AWB'. Other reviewers have noted some differences in performance; however, we didn't test the BOE version, so we can't confirm their findings.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
24G2 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144Hz  
24G2U 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144Hz 4x USB 3.0, built-in speakers

If you come across a different type of panel or your AOC 24G2 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit was manufactured in March 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The AOC 24G2 is one of the best budget gaming monitors we've tested. Its performance is similar to the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, but the Acer has a slightly higher refresh rate, better response times, and much wider viewing angles.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 24-25 inch monitors, the best budget gaming monitors, and the best 1080p monitors.

ASUS VG248QG

The ASUS VG248QG and the AOC 24G2 are impressive for gaming, but the AOC is more versatile due to the different panel types. The AOC has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles than the TN panel on the ASUS, and while it gets brighter, the ASUS has better reflection handling. Motion handling is incredible on both, but the ASUS has a higher 165Hz refresh rate compared to 144Hz on the AOC. Colors look better on the AOC because it displays a wider color gamut and has better out-of-the-box accuracy, but the latter may vary between units.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A

The AOC 24G2 and the ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A are similar 24" 1080p gaming monitors. Despite the AOC scoring higher, the ASUS performs better gaming-wise because it has a slightly higher refresh rate of 165Hz and better response times. The ASUS' main drawback is its terrible ergonomics, making it hard to place the screen in a comfortable viewing position. The AOC's ergonomics are much better, and it also gets brighter to combat glare.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM

The AOC 24G2 and the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM are both 1080p IPS gaming monitors. For the most part, the ASUS performs better because it has a much higher refresh rate of 280Hz and faster response times at max refresh rate. However, it has slower response times and higher input lag at 60Hz than the AOC, making it less ideal for playing 60fps console games. The ASUS supports HDR, but it doesn't add much because it can't display a wide color gamut and doesn't get bright enough for true HDR.

Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx

The AOC 24G2 and the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx are both 24" 1080p gaming monitors. The Acer provides a slightly smoother gaming experience because it has a higher refresh rate and better response times. It also has wider viewing angles, making it a better choice for playing co-op or sharing content. The Acer has HDR support, but it doesn't add much because it can't display a wide color gamut.

Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30

The AOC 24G2 is a much better gaming monitor than the Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30, but they use different panel types. The AOC has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles, while the Samsung has a VA panel with better contrast. Even though they each have a 144Hz refresh rate, motion looks much better on the AOC thanks to its much quicker response time. The AOC is also a better choice for use in well-lit rooms because it gets brighter and has much better reflection handling.

Gigabyte M27Q

The AOC 24G2 and the Gigabyte M27Q are both excellent gaming monitors but with different specs. The AOC has a 24" screen with a 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, while the Gigabyte has a 27" screen with a 1440p resolution and 170Hz refresh rate. The Gigabyte is a more versatile monitor because its larger screen and higher pixel density are better suited for productivity and media consumption. It also has wider viewing angles so that you can share content easily, and it gets brighter to combat glare. The Gigabyte supports HDR and can deliver a relatively decent experience, whereas the AOC doesn't support HDR at all.

Dell Alienware AW2521HF

The AOC 24G2 and the Dell Alienware AW2521HF are both 1080p gaming monitors, although the Dell has a slightly bigger 25" screen versus the AOC's 24". The Dell delivers a better gaming experience because it has a much higher refresh rate of 240Hz and faster response times. It also has wider viewing angles for sharing content, a USB hub with four USB 3.0 inputs, and it gets brighter to fight glare.

MSI Optix G272

The overall performance of the AOC 24G2 and the MSI Optix G272 is similar. The AOC has a slightly faster response time and a better Black Frame Insertion feature, and it's a bit brighter. The AOC also has a much better stand, with a full range of height, swivel, and tilt adjustments, and you can rotate it to portrait orientation. The MSI can only tilt, but it has a larger screen that might be better for some office users.

HP X24ih

The AOC 24G2 and the HP X24ih are very similar budget gaming monitors. They both have a 24" screen with a 1080p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The HP has slightly better response times; however, the difference is very small and likely not noticeable to most people. The AOC scores higher because it has a Black Frame Insertion feature, but you can't use it simultaneously with VRR. Likewise, the HP has wider viewing angles, but its ergonomics are worse because it doesn't swivel at all.

Dell S2421H

The AOC 24G2 is much better than the Dell S2421H. The AOC is much better for every use, but it's especially better for gaming. The AOC has a faster refresh rate, and a significantly faster response time, resulting in clearer motion with less blur behind fast-moving objects. The AOC also has much better ergonomics, so it's easier to place it in an ideal viewing position.

MSI Optix G273

The AOC 24G2 is better than the MSI Optix G273. The AOC has a smaller screen and a lower native refresh rate, but it delivers a much cleaner gaming experience, with a significantly faster response time at any refresh rate. The AOC also has much better ergonomics, with a full range of motion on that stand that makes it much easier to place it in an ideal viewing position.

ASUS VG246H

The AOC 24G2 is much better than the ASUS VG246H for gaming and a bit better overall. The AOC has a much faster refresh rate, resulting in a much faster response time, with less blur behind fast-moving objects. The AOC also has slightly less input lag, and it's unofficially compatible with G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology. On the other hand, the ASUS has better ergonomics and slightly better viewing angles.

Samsung C27RG5

The AOC 24G2 and the Samsung C27RG5 use different panel technologies, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Despite this difference, the AOC is still a much better monitor for almost everyone. The AOC has a much better response time, better ergonomics, and an optional black frame insertion feature. The Samsung has better contrast, so it has better blacks in a dark room, but other than that, the AOC is better.

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