AOC G2460VQ6; An In-Depth Review

We have seen quite a lot of budget gaming monitors in the past couple of years, and many of them really come with decent, if not good quality and performance. AOC for example, is known for coming up with competitive gaming screens without the hefty price tag. One good example of that is the AOC G2460VQ6. This 24-inch screen is aimed for gamers who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a gaming monitor. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the better budget gaming displays in the market today. What makes it a good choice? Check out this in-depth review from Dual Monitors Guide to know more.

AOC G2460VQ6 (image from Amazon)


Who is it for?

AOC G2460VQ6 is designed for gamers, primarily designed for AMD graphics card users as it comes with FreeSync technology, but it can also double as a fantastic screen for photo and video editing, thanks to its colour accuracy and good gamut range. Also, it comes equipped with an HDMI output, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a quality screen and take gaming seriously by recording their exploits.

 

Benefits

One of the many good things you can have in Full HD is that, you don’t need high-end and expensive graphics card (or two of them) to power up the monitor. Indeed, it’s easy to indulge in 4K screens nowadays, but as of to date, you need an ‘enthusiasts level’ of GPU to get at least a decent performance out of your computer.

  

TN Panel for Gaming

As with other great gaming monitors, AOC G2460VQ6 uses TN (Twisted Nematic) panel to deliver fast-paced and smooth gameplay experience. It is capable of putting up 75Hz refresh rate, which is 15Hz more than the traditional monitors in the market. 15 may not seem that much as a number, but it can definitely make a different in the monitor’s capability of dealing with screen tearing, with slightly better motion tracking capabilities.

 

Decent Colour Accuracy for a Monitor of its Kind

As a gaming monitor, we don’t expect this product to pose impressive number in colour reproduction, especially since it’s using a TN panel, a panel known for subpar colour performance, contrast and limited viewing angle. Surprisingly however, this AOC monitor has some pretty decent colour accuracy, with an average of Delta E 1.15. Obviously, it can’t compete with the fantastic colours from BenQ RL2460HTi. But it performed quite well; there are no obvious inconsistencies in the backlight LED, and the backlight bleed is very minimal.

Also, the monitor is able to achieve 100% sRGB colour space and 78% Adobe RGB colour space after calibrating with SpyderElite.

For its brightness, the monitor is able to pose 268.9 cd/m2, which is definitely more than enough for most users. The contrast however, is a little disappointing, as it only amounts to 630:1 from tests. This means the monitor is not able to make good reproduction of bright white colours and deep blacks.

 

1ms Response Time and FreeSync for Smooth Gameplay and Improved Overall Gaming Experience

AOC G2460VQ6 (image from Amazon)


This monitor runs in 1ms Response Time, which is currently the fastest in the market. That means improved gaming experience minus the smearing; fast-moving action and improved gaming experience will be rendered smoothly without the annoying ghosting effects.

As expected, FreeSync technology from AMD greatly improves this monitor from the others. Gaming monitors equipped with such feature definitely has the upper hand among those that doesn’t. The ability to sync with the graphics card makes a huge impact in overall gaming experience, as it prevents screen tearing.

 

Dual Monitor and Multiple Monitor Setup Options

As with other 24-inch monitors, putting two of this AOC gaming monitor is an easy sell, and many people would really love the idea of dual monitor setup for gaming. Fortunately, this one makes it easy for consumers to do it, thanks to the VESA compatible mounting holes. If you're thinking of having this kind of setup, then here are a couple of good options.

Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm (image from Amazon)


Ergotron LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm allows you to put two displays of up to 28-inch display side by side, or even put one on top of the other. It is made up of solid polished aluminum construction, with high quality materials. It’s equipped with Constant Force (CF) technology, which is Ergotron’s patented technology that holds monitors securely in place, and still allows smooth, convenient adjustment for optimum ergonomics.

AmazonBasics dual side-by-side monitor arm (image from Amazon)


If you’re looking for a dual monitor LCD arm that can support your two 27-inch monitor, but don’t have the budget to spend for premium products, then you can opt for AmazonBasics dual side-by-side monitor arm. This product comes with an affordable price tag, but don’t mistake its price for low quality, as it can certainly stand against the best in the market today.

 

 

Design and Features

AOC G2460VQ6 (image from Amazon)


Design wise, the AOC G2460VQ6 come with a simple, yet elegant look, which fits really well with the red colour coding of AMD. One can really say it’s a well thought out design, with the red plastic part of the monitor curving by the AOC logo in front. The cabinet may be made up of plastic, but it’s nicely finished with brushed aluminum including the base, giving it a classy and sophisticated look.

The bezels are neither too thin nor too thick. They’re just medium sized. Thicker than what we have seen from Asus VN247H, but definitely thinner than BenQ RL2460HT.

The screen itself comes with a matte coating, allowing users to view the screen perfectly even under brightly lit rooms, as it can definitely negate reflections. Something common among gaming monitors.

 

Buttons and Controls

 

The right hand side of the cabinet houses the buttons for controls of this monitor, which provides quick access to input, volume, menu and the navigation through pre-configured game modes.

The buttons obviously, provides access to OSD (on-screen display). The OSD itself is pretty easy and straightforward. It has all the options that we want, including Dynamic Contrast Ratio (DCR) which works by boosting contrast ratio, color temperature, gamma preset, and Bright Frame, a unique feature that lets you choose a specific area on your screen to brighten up and tweak its contrast. Also, there’s the Overdrive feature which slightly improves the monitor’s response time, but may compromise ghosting for fast-paced games. You might want that feature switched off.

 

Connectivity Options

This AOC monitor comes equipped with a nice collection of I/O ports, including the DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub (VGA) and a 3.5mm auxiliary jack. There’s no DVI input, which is a little surprising. But then again, DisplayPort provides good alternative to HDMI.

 

With Integrated Speakers

More and more monitors, especially gaming monitors, now come with integrated speakers. These speakers are of course, by no means impressive. Rather, they’re generous extras from the manufacturer. The same thing comes with this AOC gaming monitor, as it comes equipped with a pair of 2W speakers, which are pretty decent for general use, including gaming. They sound tinny of course, and they lack the bass.

 

Solid Stand with Limited Adjustability, But with VESA Standard Holes

AOC G2460VQ6 (image from Amazon)


AOC G2460VQ6 is supported by a solid stand with round base. It allows forward and backward tilt function, but that’s pretty much it for adjustability. It doesn’t allow height adjustment, pan, or pivot.

 

AOC G2460VQ6 (image from Amazon)


Fortunately however, the backside of the monitor’s cabinet includes VESA-standard mounting holes. Which means if you need more freedom of adjustability and ergonomics then you can ditch the factory-supplied stand and use aftermarket ergonomic solutions, such as monitor stands with fully articulating arms or dual monitor mounts.

 

Tech Specs

Bottom Line

AOC G2460VQ6 is indeed, a great budget gaming monitor mainly aimed for computer users with AMD graphics card. Response time is ultra-fast, ensuring smooth gaming action even in fast-paced action-packed games. Also, style wise, it’s one of the better looking monitors out there in the market.

For its price, the image quality of this gaming monitor is quite good. Image quality of course, deteriorates when viewed from odd angles, a common problem among TN-based monitors. If accurate colour reproduction is what you’re after, then you’re looking at the wrong product here. You can choose IPS panel monitors, which are typically more expensive and have slower response times.

All in all, the AOC G2460VQ6 is keenly priced that can give gamers great gamign experience. This is a good choice for people who’re not considering 4K display as of the moment, or don’t want to upgrade their computers just yet. The FreeSync makes a huge difference in gaming experience as well.

It is important to note that this monitor is also compatible with Nvidia graphics card, but obviously, you won’t be able to take use the FreeSync feature.

For more in-depth reviews like this, check out Dual Monitors Guide today!



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