AOC Announces Their NEW HDMI 2.1 Monitor...But There's A Catch

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AOC has announced what looks to be another powerhouse in the HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor scene, with their new G4309VX/D.

But before you go searching high and low to find it, there's a small catch...but the question is, will it stay that way for long?

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Here's everything you need to know about AOC's upcoming HDMI 2.1 monitor.

AOC G4309VX/D Specs

AOC G4309VX/D
Credit: AOC
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The new VA monitor comes in at 43", similar in size to GigaByte's Aorus entry. It's 4K, 3840 x 2160 resolution and packs a 144hz refresh rate.

On top of that, you're getting 1ms response time, a 4000:1 contrast ratio, a massive 720 cd/m2 brightness and a 100% sRGB colour gamut with 95% DCI-P3...so in other words, we expect this display to look absolutely stunning when gaming.

Of course, this is all-important as we doubt that competitive gamers will be running to this monitor over some of the smaller HDMI 2.1 displays on the market, including the latest entry from the ASUS TUF range.

From the specs, we think this is going to work best when playing next-gen, cinematic titles, and offering brilliant image quality to really immerse you into the game.

AOC G4309VX/D back
Credit: AOC

When it comes to connectivity, if you fancy using this for your main work and gaming display you'll be glad to know that it comes with three USB 3.0 ports and two ports each for HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4.

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It's also got speakers, which granted aren't the biggest at 7W but can save you some extra cash if you're looking for an all-in-one solution to your setup needs.

Design speaking, AOC have a bit of a knack for understated design, and while their Agon Pro range has all the RGB trimmings, the AOC G4309VX/D has an almost minimal aesthetic - making it a good choice for those who need their main display to look both professional and gaming-ready.

That being said though, this is a pretty weighty display, hitting the scales at 37 lbs (16.9kg), so if you are planning on mounting it, we'd certainly go for something heavy-duty.

But What's The Catch?

At the time of writing, it appears that the AOC G4309VX/D has only been announced for China, and there doesn't appear to be any indication of it heading to the US or UK.

We also don't have a price just yet, but if AOC's track record for quality and affordability are anything to go by, this may give us a lot of bang for our buck.

It wouldn't be a surprise if we saw this monitor head to the UK and US, but time will tell and we'll be watching closely over the next few months for any movement in relation to this.

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The good news is that more and more 144hz, 4K displays are hitting the market, so be sure to check out all the latest in our best HDMI 2.1 monitor roundup.

We'll be back with you as soon as we hear more.

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