AOC, in partnership with game developer Riot Games, revealed the world’s first gaming monitor inspired by League of Legends.
Named Agon Pro AG275QXL, as the name suggests, it’s a 27in screen equipped with a QHD (2560×1440) resolution with DisplayHDR 400 certification. The aggressive gaming look may not be for everyone, although fans of League of Legends, who it is aimed at, ought to appreciate it.
Specs-wise, the monitor boasts a 10-bit (8bits + FRC) IPS panel running at a 170Hz refresh rate and covering 98 per cent sRGB or 94 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut. In theory, this should give it deep colours and clearer gameplay if the implementation plus factory calibration are good. Hopefully, the overdrive modes are tuned correctly, too.
Moreover, the AG275QXL is rated at 1ms GtG (grey to grey) response time and features a 1000:1 contrast with a 350cd/m2 luminosity. Additionally, there’s support for FreeSync Premium and, presumably, compatibility with G-Sync, so players can enjoy a tearing-free experience.
Regarding its HDR claims, I wouldn’t hold my breath, as there is neither mention of dimming zones nor maximum brightness.
Discussing this particular cooperation, AG275QXL offers unique features like the League of Legends Mode, the LoL QuickSwitch, exclusive power on/off sounds, Light FX Sync, and the LoL signature OSD design.
For connectivity, we have two HDMI 2.0 ports, two DisplayPort 1.4, one USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 1, one USB 3.2 Type-B Gen 1, and three 3.5mm audio jacks. The monitor also has two 5W speakers and an RGB-lit base.
“We are thrilled about our partnership with Riot Games and having the opportunity to combine our expertise in monitors technology with League of Legends’ magic, bringing an exciting product for the League of Legends fans,” said Stefan Sommer, Head of Global Marketing at AOC.
Backed by a one-year warranty, the Agon Pro AG275QXL will be available in March 2022 for $479.99.