AOC unveils U28G2XU2 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1

Another PC monitor gets friendly with latest-gen games consoles.

AOC Agon U28G2XU2

Agon by AOC has announced the U28G2XU2, a successor to the popular U28G2XU that retains many of the same core specs with the addition of HDMI 2.1 connectivity.

The U28G2XU2 measures 369mm (H) x 636mm (W) x 53mm (D) excluding stand and weighs 6.37kg. It uses a 28in antiglare IPS panel with a WLED backlight packing a 3840×2160 UHD resolution, making it a fine fit for high-end PC gaming or latest-generation consoles.

Headline specs include a swift 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (GtG/MPRT) pixel response time, ensuring buttery smooth action provided your GPU can churn out those 8.3m pixels at speed.

AOC Agon U28G2XU2 - Front

Adaptice sync variable refresh rate technology is of course present in the 48 to 144Hz range, alongside Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) to preserve fluid motion when the received frame rate is lower than the desired minimum.

Contrast is quoted as 1,000:1, typical for IPS panels, with a colour gamut covering 99 per cent sRGB and 93 per cent DCI-P3. Nothing overly fancy, but ample for gaming and the same sentiment extends elsewhere. Peak brightness hits 400 nits, hence VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, however with no local dimming zones the HDR experience will be limited at best.

AOC Agon U28G2XU2 - Back
AOC Agon U28G2XU2 - IO

The key upgrade resides in connectivity, where we now find two HDMI 2.1 ports capable of running 4K at 144Hz, making the U28G2XU2 better suited to the 4K120 output of Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The headlining HDMI ports are joined by a pair of DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC), a 3.5mm audio jack if you don’t like the included two 3W speakers, and a four-port USB 3.2 Gen 1 hub supporting fast charging.

Finally, this monitor has a 130mm height, -30°/+30° tilt, -5°/+23° swivel and 90° pivot adjustments. Add to that a 100×100 VESA mount plus handy features such as picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture modes, and a bunch of gamer enhancements including a crosshair overlay and shadow control, all controllable via the OSD or G-Menu software.

The U28G2XU2 will be available from July 2022 at £689.99 (MSRP) and is backed by a three-year warranty.