AOC C27G2Z Review: Is It Worth The Money?

April 20, 2022 0

AOC C27G2Z Review: Is It Worth The Money?

The needs for a high-quality display are certainly not new. For years, people have been seeking out the best displays for their needs. But as technology advances, so too does the need for better displays. And that’s where the AOC C27G2Z comes in. This in-depth review takes a look at the AOC C27G2Z monitor to see if it’s really worth the investment.

Design and Style

The AOC C27G2Z features a black chassis with red streaks. This is a departure from the traditional all-black look that most monitors have. But it’s a welcome change and it gives the monitor an aggressive look that is sure to turn heads.

The stand is also worth mentioning. It’s a sturdy stand that provides height adjustments up to 130mm, swivel adjustments (+/- 30°), and tilt adjustments (-5°/23°). This is a great feature for those who want to be able to adjust their display to suit their needs. The mount is also a nice touch. It’s a 100x100mm VESA mount which means that it will be compatible with most standard mounts.

With regards to the build quality, the AOC C27G2Z is made of high-quality plastics but it does not feel flimsy in any way. In fact, the build quality is excellent and there is no wobble whatsoever.

Picture Quality

AOC C27G2Z Picture Quality

Moving forward to the most important part of any display, the picture quality. The contrast ratio is one of the strongest features of the AOC C27G2Z. With a contrast ratio of 3000:1, this monitor is sure to provide a great viewing experience. The blacks are deep and the whites are bright, making it great for watching movies and playing video games.

The screen has a very good maximum brightness of 300 cd/m² and can be comfortably used even in well-lit rooms. blacks appear deep and dark colors are rich and saturated. The only downside is that the VA panel is not as good as an IPS panel in terms of viewing angles. But this is to be expected with a VA panel.

The AOC C27G2Z has a color gamut of 90% DCI-P3 which is great for those who want to enjoy a wider range of colors. The colors are accurate and the image quality is excellent. However, those who are looking for an even wider color gamut will be disappointed as the C27G2Z only offers 90% DCI-P3 coverage. But for most people, this will not be an issue. Though after some calibration, the image quality improved a little bit. The colors popped more and the image became sharper. In addition, the C27G2Z also comes with an sRGB emulation mode which allows it to accurately display colors in the sRGB color space. So, out of the box, the image quality is okay.

Display Performance

AOC C27G2Z Display Performance

As for display performance, the AOC C27G2Z is a great performer. It has a refresh rate of 240Hz and a 3ms response time (GTG). This means that the screen response time does not result in any perceptible delay between your actions and the outcomes on screen. The image is also very smooth with no ghosting or blurring. However, because of the rapid response rate, dark to bright hues are unable to keep up with the 240Hz refresh rate, which has one disadvantage. It’s possible that there’ll be a lot of smearing when you’re shifting too fast. This causes significant smudging when objects move quickly (particularly in dark scenes).

There are five overdrive modes available on the AOC C27G2Z: Off, Weak, Medium, Strong, and Boost. Out of these five modes, the Boost mode is the most aggressive. It provides the fastest response time but it also causes the most amount of smearing. So it’s best to use this mode sparingly. The other four modes provide a more moderate level of aggressiveness and they produce less smearing. But it’s important to note that the difference between these four modes is very subtle and most people will not be able to tell the difference. So it’s best to just use the mode that feels best to you.

Moving on with the resolution, the AOC C27G2Z supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1080p. This is the standard resolution for 1080p displays. And because it’s a 27-inch display, the pixel density is 81 PPI. This results in a mediocre pixel density but it’s not noticeable in games.

The AOC C27G2Z has a curvature of 1500R. This means that the screen has a very pronounced curve which gives it a wraparound effect. The curvature is great for immersive gaming but it might not be suitable for everyone. Some people might find it too curved and uncomfortable to use. However, most people will find the curvature to be quite pleasant.

In terms of aspect ratio, 16:9 is the standard for most displays these days. So, most people will be happy with this aspect ratio. It provides a good balance between screen size and resolution.

Other Features

Game Modes

There are six game modes available on the AOC C27G2Z: RTS, FPS, Racing, Gamer 1, Gamer 2, and Off. These modes are designed to optimize the display for different types of games. For example, the RTS mode is designed to improve visibility in real-time strategy games. The FPS mode is designed to improve visibility in first-person shooters. And the Racing mode is designed to improve visibility in racing games. Each of these modes has its own set of pre-calibrated settings. So you don’t have to worry about calibrating the display yourself. However, if you want, you can still calibrate the display manually.

G-Menu Software

The AOC C27G2Z comes with the G-menu software. This is a very user-friendly piece of software that allows you to change the display settings without having to go into the OSD menu. The G-menu software also allows you to save your custom display profiles. So, if you have different settings for different games, you can save them and switch between them easily.

AMD Freesync Technology

The AOC C27G2Z is compatible with AMD FreeSync technology. This technology synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with the frame rate of your graphics card. This results in a smoother and more responsive gaming experience. It also reduces screen tearing and stuttering.

Flicker-Free Technology

The AOC C27G2Z uses Flicker-Free technology to reduce screen flicker. This is especially beneficial for people who are sensitive to flickering screens.

Our Verdict for Gaming Use

The AOC C27G2Z is a great gaming monitor. It has a high refresh rate of 240Hz, which means that you won’t have to worry about screen tearing or input lag. The response time is also fast, so you can enjoy smooth and responsive gameplay. Additionally, the free sync technology prevents screen tearing and stuttering. And, if you want to optimize your gaming experience, you can use the Game modes feature. This allows you to adjust the settings for different types of games. Overall, we think that the AOC C27G2Z is a great choice for gamers who want a fast and responsive gaming experience.

Our Verdict for Professional Use

The AOC C27G2Z is a great choice for professionals. It has a wide range of features that make it suitable for use in a professional environment. The G-menu software, for example, allows you to change the OSD settings without going into the OSD menu. Furthermore, Flicker-Free technology eliminates screen flicker, which is good news for susceptible viewers.

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