Impressions and Final Thoughts
Now that we've covered the hard facts, let's just see how the subjective appeal of the monitor fares. I'll admit I was never sold on the idea of a 120Hz monitor by my limited use of them. Other members of the gaming clan I am apart of swear by them, but my limited use had never provided me with the chance to see their benefit.
Now that I've gotten to spend some time with a 144Hz monitor, I'll say that I am impressed. It's not so much the gaming that has me impressed, but rather the 2D scrolling of webpages and Word docs. I'm a boring person, spending most of my day in Word and on Facebook.
I have spent plenty of time in Battlefield 4 with frame rates in excess of 120, which tests out the monitor's 144Hz capability. While I'm not inclined to say I did any better as a result of the higher refresh rate, I did notice that turning my head (the camera) quickly was vastly improved.
So, let's move on to final thoughts. Judging from the price I'm seeing online (around $250, give or take), the AOC G2460PQU does carry a bit of a price premium over other 24-inch 1080p displays with similar stands. Where it excels is in its 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Other beneficial areas are the integrated USB 2.0 hub, plethora of input options, and build quality. The monitor feels solid.
When it comes down to it, the AOC G2460PQU is an excellent choice for a gaming monitor to add to your arsenal, if a high refresh rate is more important than color reproduction and resolution. Because of the multitude of features, we are awarding the AOC G2460PQU with the TweakTown Best Features award.
PRICING: You can find the AOC G2460PQU for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The AOC G2460PQU retails for $399.90 at Amazon.
Canada: The AOC G2460PQU retails for CDN$987.31 at Amazon Canada.