AOC’s new G-Sync monitor lets you choose between higher resolution and a blazing 240 Hz refresh

Which would you rather own, a 1080p monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, or a 2560×1440 that can hit a still respectable 144Hz refresh rate? Rather than make you choose between one or the other, AOC’s new Agon AG251FG can do both.

Not at the same time, of course (how would that even work?). However, this 24.5-inch TN panel lets you choose switch between faster action and a higher resolution, depending on what suits your fancy (and which game you’re playing).

The monitor has a fast 1ms response time. It also supports Nvidia’s G-Sync technology for stutter-free gaming and to keep ghosting and motion blur to a minimum.

Being a TN panel, viewing angles aren’t quite as flexible as an IPS display. In this case, AOC rates them at 170 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees vertical. Other specs include a 50,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 400 nits brightness.

The monitor comes with a pair of built-in 2W speakers, four USB 3.0 ports, a headphone output, and DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity.

Eteknix says the Agon AG251FG will be available in August for £519, which converts to around $674 in U.S. currency. That’s a bit steep, especially for a TN panel, but perhaps worth it for such an interesting combination of features.

Acer’s Predator Z35P monitor hits 3440×1440 at 100Hz and supports G-Sync

Acer is not making a big fuss about its newest monitor, though for gamers looking for large and curvy display, the Predator Z35 is an interesting (albeit expensive) addition.

The new monitor is based on a 35-inch VA panel with an 1800R curvature. It has a 3440×1440 resolution with a 100Hz refresh rate, though TFT Central claims there is an option in the OSD menu to overclock it to 120Hz. While that is not a feature listed on its product page, we wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case.

Acer’s Predator Z35 also serves up 300 nits of brightness and a 2,500:1 contrast ratio. On paper, this is a relatively fast monitor with a 4ms response time, and it supports G-Sync for good measure.

On the ergonomic side, the Predator Z35 is height adjustable up to 5.12 inches. It also can swivel 20 degrees and tilt from -4 to 35 degrees.

The Predator Z35 has a 3.5mm audio jack to tap into the monitor’s pair of 9W stereo speakers. Users will also find a four-port USB  3.0 hub, along with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 inputs.

Amazon is accepting preorders for the Predator Z35, which runs $1,100. The listing suggests it will ship in one to three weeks