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AOC AGON AG274QZM: release date, specs, price & more

AOC adds another high-performance Mini-LED monitor to its ranks

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While AOC has already announced a slew of high-performance gaming monitors this year, they don’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. Another high-end gaming monitor has been added to the ever-expanding AGON family, this time equipped with an impressive 27-inch 1440p 240Hz mini-LED panel.

The new AGON AG274QZM was announced recently, with an official release date of June 2022. It will deliver excellent gaming performance thanks to a plethora of tailored specifications that include a 1ms GTG response time. Thanks to mini-LED backlight technology, the AG274QZM will also offer stunning HDR performance that has been VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified.

If you like the idea of the AG274QGM but don’t have the performance power to dive 300Hz at 1440p resolution, the AG74QZM could be the one for you.

AG274QZM

AOC AGON AG274QZM: everything you need to know

  • Launches in June 2022
  • AG274QZM will start at £999.99
  • Feature 27-inch Mini-LED panel
  • Delivers 1200 nits of peak brightness
  • 576 local dimming zones
  • KVM switch support
  • FreeSync Premium and G-sync compatibility
  • 1ms GTG response time

AOC AGON AG274QZM release date

You won’t have to wait too long if you are interested in the AOC AG274QZM release date, with AOC announcing an official release date of June 2022. That said, the press release was a little vague, with no actual indication of regional launch dates.

When this has happened in the past, however, it normally indicates a global launch date. Regardless, we won’t have to wait too long to get our hands on this exciting new gaming monitor.

AOC AG274QZM specifications

Front key visual

AOC AGON AG274QZM

Refresh Rate
240Hz
Response time
1ms GTG
Screen size
27″
Resolution
2560 x 1440 (QHD)
Tech Specs

Refresh Rate

240Hz

Response time

1ms GTG

Screen size

27″

Resolution

2560 x 1440 (QHD)

Aspect ratio

16:9

Panel type

IPS (Mini-LED)

Brightness

1200cd/m2

Contrast ratio

1000:1

Color Depth

30 bits

Viewing angle

178°/178°

Color Gamut

100% sRGB, 97% DCI-P3, 93% Adobe RGB

Backlight technology

Mini-LED

Panel Coating

Anti-Glare/Matte (3H)

Curvature

Flat

VESA

100 x 100mm

AOC AG274QZM design

As far as design goes, the AOC AG274QZM looks relatively similar to the other monitors within the AGON family. It features a predominantly black design with slender bezels on the top and sides. The bottom bezel features an AOC logo alongside some of the monitor’s VRR functionality.

A large V-shaped stand can be seen protruding from the underside of the monitor, equipped with a logo projection system that illuminates your desk with the AGON logo. The materials of the stand and the body of the monitor are mainly unknown at this stage, however, at this price, you’d expect decent materials to be used throughout.

Moving to the rear of the monitor and we’re welcomed by a familiar story. The stand takes on a classic red-on-black color theme, with the rear of the monitor featuring a garish design that definitely leans more towards the gamer, than the office user. A handle can be found at the top of the monitor alongside some more AGON branding.

AOC has also utilized detachable flappy panels on the AG274QZM, allowing competitive gamers to become more immersed when it matters most.

AOC AGON AG274QZM price

The AGON AG274QZM will retail for £999.99, making it one of the market’s most expensive 1440p monitors – if not the most expensive. Of course, the majority of that is made up thanks to its speedy 240Hz refresh rate and mini-LED backlight technology.

It’ll be interesting to see just how popular mini-LED monitors are, especially when you consider just how expensive they list for.

Should you buy the AOG AG274QZM when it releases?

The AOC AGON AG274QZM seems to be a great choice for gamers who are looking to increase visual fidelity and general smoothness. The new AG274QZM looks set to deliver on all fronts, offering a nice blend of speed, response, and color.

However, at a shade under £1,000, it is one of the market’s most expensive panels. That said, there’s no denying the stunning HDR and color accuracy this monitor brings to the table. If you’re looking for a high refresh rate monitor that performs well in all types of games, the AG274QZM could be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Charlie Noon

For as long as he can remember, Charlie has always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in his early teens. CS 1.6 was his first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO - a game that he still plays (almost exclusively) today. Throughout that period he has also been a keen PC builder and enthusiast - dedicating a large portion of his time to the craft. My current rig is an ASUS 5700XT with AMD's Ryzen 3600X.

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