AOC 25.5″ 240Hz AG251FZ Gaming Monitor Review
Peter Donnell / 3 weeks ago
Gaming monitors are big business these days, and as the graphics card market continues to deliver hardware that can deliver incredible performance, we need displays that can quite literally keep up. There are so many advances gaining traction in the market right now, such as 21:9 ultra-wide, and 4K monitors, but what about refresh rates? The latest monitor from AOC can deliver images at a staggering 240Hz, while also offering AMD FreeSync, so the chances of you dropping a frame are pretty much zero.
“The AOC AGON AG251FZ is a 25” premium gaming monitor that offers intense on-screen action without tearing, stuttering or motion-blur, thanks to a 240 Hz refresh rate, Adaptive-Sync and a 1 ms response time.” – AOC
The monitor runs at 1920 x 1080, but you’ll still want a pretty slick GPU to take full advantage of what this monitor has to offer. Even at full HD, pushing the latest games at over 200FPS can be demanding, but the clarity this can provide is something that has to be seen to be believed, and it’s one of the biggest reasons that pro gamers favour high frame rate displays over those that max out at 60Hz.
About the AG251FZ
Screen tearing, motion blur and ghosting effects are some of the most annoying problems competitive gamers can face during extensive gaming sessions. With a refresh rate of 240 Hz, Adaptive-Sync technology and a response time of only 1 ms, the 25” premium gaming monitor AOC AGON AG251FZ puts an end to these issues once and for all. Instead, competitive gamers are able to enjoy smooth and highly response gameplay and graphics.
The optional AOC Low Input Lag Mode ensures that players’ actions are registered immediately without delay, providing an additional advantage during fast-paced action games. AOC Shadow Control enhances image quality by adjusting the shadow and light levels on the screen so that the screen is neither too washed out nor too dark.
To make long gaming sessions more enjoyable, the AG251FZ is equipped with the AOC Ergo Dial Base, allowing for height, tilt and swivel adjustment. An integrated height scale enables you to always set up the monitor in your preferred setting and suited to your individual needs.
The display is also easy on the eyes, with AOC Flicker-free technology reducing the flicker that so often causes eye discomfort and fatigue.
The display ticks all the right boxes for a high-performance gaming monitor, with a blazing fast refresh rate, HD resolution, a 1ms response rate, good viewing angles, and a good contrast ratio. So, let’s grab the box and take a closer look!
Packaging and Accessories
The box shows off a cool image of the monitor, with all the main features detailed on the front; 240Hz, FreeSync, etc.
In the box, you’ll find everything you need to get started, from the driver disc, an HDMI cable, DP cable, DVI cable, power cables, and remote control.
The remote is an awesome idea, and it’s completely optional to use. Plug the USB cable into the monitor and you no longer have to fiddle with the buttons on the monitor, allowing you to quickly change profiles and other settings.
Also in the box, you’ll find a two piece metal stand. It simply screws to the back of the monitors VESA mount, while the base legs have a built-in single screw mount for quick and easy installation.