AOC have recently announced a new 28″ gaming model in their line-up, the U28G2X. This model offers a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution IPS-type panel combined with a 144Hz refresh rate. It also supports adaptive sync for VRR from both NVIDIA and AMD systems, including the FreeSync Premium Pro certification level.
In other specs the 28″ IPS-type panel offers a 3840 x 2160 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 370 cd/m2 brightness (460 cd/m2 peak for HDR), 178/178 viewing angles, 16.7m colour depth and a wide colour gamut covering 95% of the DCI-P3 colour space. A 1ms MPRT spec is offered and the screen features AOC’s “MBR” (Motion Blur Reduction) strobing backlight technology to make this possible.
The screen features HDR 400 certification only, with no confirmed local dimming capability (as normal for this level). There is mention of HDR 1000 on their website for this screen in the features overview, although this is believed to be an error. It is later confirmed as HDR 400 in the spec table.
The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments. For connectivity there are 2x DisplayPort 1.4 (with DSC) and 2x HDMI 2.0 connections provided along with 4x USB 3.2 ports and a headphone jack. The screen also feature 2x 3W integrated speakers.
Update 29/6/21: The AOC U28G2XU will apparently be available from August 2021 at an RRP of £589.