AOC AGON AG275QXN review: good framerate tussles with UX issues

The AGON AG275QXN has some impressive specs for a budget gaming monitor, but UX frustrations impact life with it.

An AOC AGON AG275QXN monitor on a desk
(Image: © Future / Erlingur Einarsson)


  • Bright for a VA panel
  • Lots of ports


  • Noticeable ghosting
  • Colour bleeding

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The AOC AGON AG275QXN is a close relative of the AG275QZ, which happens to be one of my favourite monitors I've used, whether for work or play, in the last couple of years. But while the QZ variant has a flashy IPS panel, QHD resolution and a max refresh rate of 270Hz for a blistering-fast gaming experience, the QXN one is clearly aimed at being the budget alternative.

Sporting a 27-inch VA panel and QHD resolution, the refresh rate tops out at 165Hz here, with Freesync Premium technology and a 1ms response time. With that plus a stated 98% sRGB colour coverage, I was keen to see how it performed against the high benchmark set by its bigger, richer sibling.

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Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.