AOC Gaming Monitor 24G2U/BK 23.8” 144Hz IPS 1ms MPRT / 4ms Full HD FreeSync
499.00 KM (-16%)
The AOC 24G2U / BK Full HD gaming monitor has a screen diagonal of 23.8 “and displays an image in 1920 × 1080 resolution. With an extraordinary 144 Hz refresh rate and an incredible response time of only 1 ms, it is at the very top of video game monitors. For the best experience has built-in functionality FreeSync offers yet technology “Flicker free” and technology to reduce the blue light. the audio arrange two built-in 2W speaker. offers audio connector, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and DisplayPort connector
Many gamers are comfortable with a screen size of around 24” and are seeking an affordable solution with a good mixture of image quality and responsiveness. So far the high refresh rate options have centred around either TN models, built for speed, or VA models offering strong contrast and some improvements in colour handling at the expense of responsiveness. The AOC C24G1 is a good example of a VA model that offered a nice mixture of image quality and responsiveness. The AOC 24G2U (referred to as simply 24G2 in some regions) offers an alternative with IPS-type panel. It isn’t designed to replace the C24G1, comparing IPS and VA panel types is a bit of an apples to oranges comparison. But some notable changes aside from just panel type include a more generous colour gamut and the use of a flat rather than curved screen. We test all of these features out and assess the performance of the monitor more generally, using out usual suite of ‘real-world’ tests.
The monitor uses a 23.8” IPS-type panel, more specifically the Panda LC238LF1F IGZO IPS (In-Plane Switching type) CELL with custom backlight. This supports a 144Hz refresh rate and 8-bit colour. A 1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) is specified, with the monitor using its strobe backlight setting. As usual, take such response times with a pinch of salt. Some of the key ‘talking points’ for this monitor have been highlighted in blue below, for your reading convenience.
Features and aesthetics
The monitor adopts a homely style, with only a subtle hint of ‘gaming monitor’ look. Matte black plastics are used extensively, broken up by some dark metallic red plastic elements. We found these well-blended overall and not eye-catching when just using the monitor normally, less eye-catching than they appear in press photos. The stand base has an interesting design, with 2 longer front legs and 2 short rear legs. The monitor adopts a 3-sided borderless design – or ‘dual-stage’ as the less misleading term we prefer to use. This includes a very slender panel border around the image, blending in seamlessly with the rest of the screen, plus a sleek black plastic outer component. Including both elements the bezels are a svelte ~4.5mm (0.18 inches) at the top and sides. The bottom bezel is thicker, ~18mm (with just a sliver of panel border. The screen itself is naturally dominant from the front, with a medium matte anti-glare screen surface. We explore this later.
The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons beneath the right side of the bottom bezel. A small forwards-facing power LED is also included in this region, to the right of the buttons. This glows white when the monitor is on and amber when it enters a low power state (signal to the system is lost). The video below explores this menu system.
From the side the screen is quite svelte; ~10mm (0.39 inches) at thinnest point but lumping out towards the stand attachment point, centrally. The reasonably robust and fully adjustable can be seen from this angle. The stand offers the following adjustability; tilt (3.5° forwards, 21.5° backwards), height (130mm or 5.12 inches), swivel (30° left and 30° right) and pivot (90° clockwise rotation into portrait). At lowest stand height the screen clears the desk by ~60mm (2.36 inches), with the top of the screen ~380mm (14.96 inches) above the desk. The total depth of the monitor including stand is ~230mm (9.06 inches), with the screen sitting ~45mm (1.77 inches) back from the front edge of the stand. It’s therefore a fairly compact design, which will be welcomed by some users with less deep desks who still wish to keep a decent distance between the screen and their eyes.
The rear of the monitor is mainly matte black plastic, with some dark red satin-finish plastic elements. These include some red chevrons towards the sides, a vertical red stripe running down the centre of the stand neck and a red ring where the stand neck and base meet. A cable-tidy loop can be found towards the bottom of the stand neck. The included stand is attached with a quick-release mechanism and can be easily removed using by pressing the button beneath the port attachment point. This reveals 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The monitor ‘U variant of the monitor includes 4 USB 3.0 ports (yellow coloured one supports fast charging) plus upstream, facing diagonally downwards. The remaining ports face downwards and include; 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, DP 1.2a, VGA, 3.5mm audio input, a 3.5mm headphone jack and AC power input (internal power converter). Beneath and slightly to the right of the port area there’s a K-Slot. The ‘U’ variant also includes 2 x 2W speakers, which provide basic and not particularly high-quality sound