AOC 24G2 monitor: to buy or not to buy?

Svetlana February 02 2022

AOC monitors

This brand is a lot cheaper than other brands such as Samsung or Acer. However, this does not reflect on the quality of their products since they have been constantly been ranked very high.

The market for a good monitor is a vast one and there are a countless number of monitors available to select from. Some companies try to differentiate themselves by targeting specific groups of people with specific requirements, but AOC prefers to target the general consumer looking for a decent offering- which they do successfully by being competitively priced but without compromising on quality.

AOC's latest monitor in its lineup is the 24G2, which offers great value given its price tag; it has Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), 50 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, DVI/VGA/HDMI ports, and speakers.

The monitor looks stylish with its black frame and silver base combined with the shiny AOC logo at the bottom right corner. The power button is located at the side, which allows you to turn off your monitor by just pressing it. This is an innovative idea but it takes some getting used to since placing the buttons on the front would be more convenient in terms of not having to stretch your hand so high to reach for this button.

Also, I think that even though there are many good features offered by this monitor, including the HDMI port- they should also include an audio port so that people can listen through their speakers while watching videos directly from their computer.

This feature allows the game to sync up with your monitor so that no matter how fast you're going in-game, the framerate will match what you're seeing on screen without any ghosting or other issues.

Main specifications

AOC 24G2 monitor has the following features:

  • 24" 1920 x 1080 Full HD with AMD FreeSync™ Technology panel for improved game experience
  • 1 ms response time, 50000000:1 contrast ratio VA type panel
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles 2x HDMI 1x D-SUB 1x DVI-D VGA DisplayPort audio line-out headphone jack height-adjustable stand built-in speakers Kensington lock.
  • AMD FreeSync™ Technology
  • AOC G2460PF has the following ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA. It also provides audio out and a headphone jack.

Design and connectivity

This monitor has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The monitor has a typical brightness of 250 cd/m², which means that it allows you to use this monitor in most conditions.

AOC G2460PF does not provide speakers, but when I've reviewed AOC monitors in the past few years we have never seen any kind of sound output on them so its not anything out of the ordinary.

The frame of this monitor is thin with a matte finish, which means that you will have fewer reflections from the environment. The AOC G2460PF has VESA mount compatibility which makes it easier to mount this monitor on a wall or on a monitor arm without removing the base.

AOC 24G2 monitor comes with a Height-adjustable stand and can be tilted, but you cannot pivot this monitor. It also has integrated speakers and multiple ports for your needs.

Colors and Image

This monitor has a VA-type panel which is much better for image quality compared to TN panels, but it also has a bit worse viewing angles.

AOC G2460PF's response time is 1 ms and its refresh rate is 144 Hz which makes this monitor suitable for gaming in all conditions. It has a contrast ratio of 50000000:1 and a horizontal viewing angle of 178°. The AOC 24G2 monitor also comes with AMD FreeSync Technology, which basically means you don't need any extra cables or anything else to have smoother gameplay because the display will always be in sync with your graphics card.

This monitor has multiple connection options including VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort so this monitor can be connected to all of your devices.

Response time

AOC 24G2 monitor has a response time of 1 ms, which means that this monitor is suitable for gaming in all conditions. GtG response time is not specified, but it is definitely not too bad. MBR response time is 1 ms.

Color gamut

According to the AOC 24G2 monitor's datasheet, its color gamut is equal to sRGB which means that it can't reproduce all colors. This doesn't have much effect on the use of this monitor because most people don't need a wider color-gamut for anything except professionals who work with multimedia and design, but if you're one of those people who needs that then you might want to consider looking at monitors from other brands.

Maximal brightness

AOC 24G2 monitor has a maximal brightness of 250 cd/m² which means that this monitor won't brighten your room very much when compared to a computer display, but it also allows you to use this monitor in most conditions.

Viewing angles

AOC G2460PF has 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles which are bad for watching videos, but it also means that this monitor is good enough for gaming if you sit in front of it.

Refresh Rate

AOC G2460PF comes with a refresh rate of 144 Hz which makes the gameplay really smooth in all conditions so you won't have any problems because of ghosting or other issues. The AOC 24G2 monitor comes with multiple ports including VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort so it can be connected to almost every device you have at home even though we recommend using this monitor for gaming purposes only.

The monitor is more suitable for gaming purposes because it has a 1 ms GTG response time, but this monitor would be good enough for casual gamers who want something better than the typical 60-75 Hz monitors.

The refresh rate of 144 Hz makes the experience even better and allows you to play every game available today. When compared to TN panels, VA panels are much more responsive when they have low input lag because they don't have inverse ghosting effects.

High contrast ratio equals to deeper blacks and pure whites which means that colors will look really accurate on this monitor.

1ms MPRT & FreeSync

Note, that setting the Overdrive to Extreme might result in a negative effect (i.e. inverse ghosting). We would suggest trying Overdrive set on Weak and switching between Weak and Extreme until you find the correct setting for your personal preference.

With its VESA mount compatibility, this monitor can be mounted on a wall, or on a monitor arm without using its base, which provides better ergonomics and makes placement easier especially if you don't like the default stand that comes with the AOC 24G2 monitor.

You must know that MBR introduces screen flickers which can be harmful to your eyes. IPS panels are better than TN panels when it comes to colors and viewing angles, but they have slower response times and higher prices, so we would recommend going with VA or TN display panels for gaming purposes only because the price/performance ratio is much better in those cases.

AOC 24G2 monitor Review: Verdict The AOC24G2 is a great entry into AMD's FreeSync ecosystem as you will not need any additional cables or adapters to use AMD FreeSync technology on this monitor. We would suggest using this monitor for gaming purposes only as the response time of 1 ms combined with a 144 Hz refresh rate will provide smoother gameplay.

Also, MBR reduces the screen`s maximum brightness by a maximum of 30% which can be felt when in a dark room or when watching movies in the dark.

Panel tech

AOC 24G2 monitor is based on a VA panel with an LED backlight and can reproduce 16.7 million colors. This monitor shines with its deep blacks and pure whites, but the contrast ratio is normal for this type of panel which means that you won't see too much difference between the darkest and lightest areas of your images.

The high brightness isn't suitable for dark rooms because it will make your games look like they're glowing, but if you don't play in a dark room then this should be fine.

This monitor has 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles meaning that you can watch movies from almost every position without problems, but we would suggest sitting directly in front of this monitor because it produces inverted colors (i.e. brighter colors) when you view images from the side.

Is this monitor good for gaming?

According to our tests, the AOC 24G2 monitor has a response time of 1 ms which makes it really great for competitive games like CS: Go because you can easily dodge your enemies, or frag them first. However, this isn't the only thing that makes this monitor good for gaming.

The 144 Hz refresh rate combined with 1 ms response time provides gamers with an amazing experience even though you might prefer using TN panels if you're interested in playing every game available today at their maximum visual quality settings.

Is it good for programming?

The AOC 24G2 monitor has a 16:9 aspect ratio which means that you can see plenty of code at the same time. Also, this monitor has an anti-glare matte coating and doesn't produce too much reflection making it great for programming purposes as well.

Moreover, the AOC 24G2 monitor has a fully adjustable stand which provides you with great ergonomics so that you can use it for long programming sessions.

Is this monitor good for watching movies?

AOC 24G2 monitor`s high contrast ratio makes it suitable for watching movies in the dark because dark scenes will look really deep, but if your room is sunny then this monitor might not be the best choice because it produces inverted colors when viewed from the side. Also, AOC 24G2 monitor doesn't have an IPS panel which means that you won't get too many advantages of ultra-wide formats when watching movies.

Is AOC 24G2 good for web designing?

According to the tests, AOC 24G2 monitor has a low contrast ratio which means that you will be able to see as many details as possible. Also, this monitor provides designers with excellent color reproduction and viewing angles making it one of the best choices for web designing purposes.

Final verdict: buy or not to buy?

AOC 24G2 monitor is an excellent choice if you want to play games in the dark because it has a great response time and produces really good colors. On the other hand, this monitor isn't suitable for web designing purposes because of its low contrast ratio (which will make your images look like they're glowing).

However, AOC 24G2 provides gamers with an amazing experience due to its high refresh rate combined with a 1 ms response time which makes it one of the best choices for gaming purposes.

Additionally, the AOC 24G2 monitor has an ultra-wide display which means that you can see plenty of your code at the same time making it suitable for programming purposes as well.

Overall, this monitor is great, but we would suggest buying it only if you play games in dark rooms because the be lightness will make your images look like they're glowing, and you won't get too many advantages of an ultra-wide format when watching movies.