This AOC C24G1 gaming screen therefore directly addresses the screen market for demanding gamers and meets, on paper. All the usual prerequisites: High frequency at 144Hz, low response time at 1ms, the large size of the screen, rotation, and tilt quite wide and meager price for such a screen. It even does us the honor of being curved, bringing still additional comfort. But does it really respond to all requests, and is it not by adding features. The very principle of a screen, the display quality, is not a little below expectations? Let’s see it together.
AOC C24G1 24" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor
|Screen type||LCD, VA|
|Dimensions||51.3 x 24.5 x 53.7 cm|
|Size in inches||24 ″|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels (1080p Full HD)|
|Height-to-width ratio||16: 9|
|Height, rotation, tilt adjustments||yes|
|Ports:||HDMI x2, VGA, DisplayPort, jack|
Our full review of the AOC C24G1 gaming monitor
Who says curved screen necessarily says that its depth will be a little more important than elsewhere: we are far from a “sheet of paper” rendering that some screens can offer; however, we do not choose a curved screen for its exceptional thinness. In terms of general design, we are on a very sober screen with a few rather welcome touches of red, which give it a sporty effect without overdoing it, simply enhancing the contours a little.
The lines are very fine (apart from the curved back, of course), and the edges very thin. The foot offers an opening allowing cables to pass through to optimize storage. It is possible to adjust its height over a range of 13 cm. The inclination is possible from -4 ° to + 21.5 °. The rotation is also part, with an angle of -34 ° to + 34 °. Everything is quite easy to change. You won’t have to “force” the screen to move it as you see fit.
The only real downside here will be the stand’s size, which, while logically large enough to hold the screen properly, will tend to take up a lot of space on a desk that’s too shallow. If this is your case, you can opt for the removable arm solution (sold separately), which will allow you to free up quite impressively space previously occupied by the original stand. What’s more, these arms are designed to hang two screens, so you can give yourself double the pleasure.
In terms of connectivity, we find on this AOC C24G1 gaming screen a VGA port, a DisplayPort, two HDMI, and the jack port, and the power port. It would be a shame not to be able to connect the screen all the same. The adjustment buttons are arranged under the screen on the right, with some information in relief on each button’s interest. Unfortunately, these lead to a poorly mastered menu on AOC, with very tedious navigation. It is possible to adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature, gamma, overdrive, and other settings dedicated to video games.
Standard settings acceptable, but to be re-configured
Unfortunately, computer screens are always delivered with standard settings that do not reflect the capabilities of the panel. Colors poorly managed, the temperature sometimes too bright, in short, the first switching on does not give you much desire and the settings would be more suited to an exhibition in store under dozens of spotlights than on your desk in the middle of a few LEDs of your RGB devices.
It will therefore be advisable to venture into the screen settings, brightness, and gamma above all. However, unfortunately, this monitor is not the most flexible that we have been able to see: you will only find it after hard work. Colors are considered faithful. Therefore, it will be necessary to realize that this is a screen to work on to have a truly satisfactory rendering. The contrasts are intended to be very realistic and approach the masters in the field, and this is the big advantage of the screen, obviously thanks to its VA panel.
In terms of functionality, FreeSync technology is very welcome here. This system matches the screen refresh rate to the number of images per second returned by the graphics card, avoiding screen “tearing” and micro-slowdown problems. . The FreeSync range here is extensive. It can vary from 48 to 144Hz as it sees fit, depending on what your equipment is sending back to it. In fact, the difference is really noticeable in-game between 60Hz (the classic screen) and the 144Hz offered here: it’s not just a legend or a number thought to please players. We are entitled here to significant additional comfort.
A very correct response time
The promise of AOC is none other than a response time of 1ms, which is the goal of a large number of gamers since the end of cathode-ray screens. In short, the higher the response time, the more the input lag will suffer. For information, this famous “input lag” is the delay between an action performed on a joystick / a keyboard / a mouse and its representation on the screen; for example, you press space to jump, it will be the delay between the pressure of the bar and the jump on the screen.
IN this AOC C24G1 gamer screen, the input-lag is around 8ms on average, an excellent finding for a VA panel. As a reminder, there are different types of panels: VA, IPS, TN, and OLED, each with its own strengths. For the VA panel, it is in terms of contrasts that is the big advantage (which was also verified earlier in the test), despite their reputation for “slow panels” and imperfect viewing angles; it is, therefore, a very good score to have 8ms of input lag on this screen.
Our opinion on the AOC C24G1 screen
Without tongue in cheek, the AOC C24G1 gaming screen is obviously an excellent product. But as is often the case in the world of screens designed for gaming. One should not expect a perfect display in terms of colors and temperatures despite the VA panel. You must necessarily go through the settings box to be able to get by (at least, it is possible) with which more is a rather tedious menu. Being able to put off more than once if the idea behind the purchase of the screen was “plug & play,” or “install and play directly, without the hassle.” Nevertheless, this screen is perfect in all other areas: Functional and wide-range FreeSync, perfect response time, very good input-lag, and top design with a little thought for cable management lovers.
- The beloved frequency of 144Hz
- FreeSync works great over a wide range
- The design of the screen very well thought out (with cable management)
- Contrasts worthy of a VA panel
- Curved screen very comfortable in game
- Difficulty adjusting colors correctly
- Tedious menus
- Viewing angles tarnished by the VA panel