Short Review: AOC AGON AG352QCX Monitor Value-For-Money
As we did last week, we are now launching our weekly reviews with monitors, and this time we picked from AOC’s offer. Many thanks to this manufacturer for their good value-for-money monitors, and we now find them in their range, namely the AGON AG352QCX, which is available for $840. At first glance, this is not a bit of money, but the display for demanding players offers a lot to offer: 35-inch graphics with 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560×1080 pixel resolution, 2000 mm radius curved MVA panel, and AMD FreeSync support.
Even though the higher the fps, prefer the TN panels, the MVA technology is not necessarily descriptive in this area, as the monitor can keep up to 200 Hz while the colors are much brighter than TN and 2000:1 contrast. The only disadvantage of the device is that the sole holds a lot of space, its stand is tiltable, rotatable and even height-adjustable. In addition, the device offers 300 cd/m² light density, and an interesting extras include the four RGB LED strips on the back, which can be used to mood the wall behind the display if the brightness of the darkroom is disturbing.
On the back of the device there is a relatively wide range of connectors, including DisplayPort 1.2a, two HDMI 1.4 (MHL compliant) and VGA connectors, but also a USB hub with USB 3.1 Gen1 speeds, one of which can be used for fast download. For gamers, little attention is drawn from the right hand side folding hanger that the headset can get in the break. As usual in AOC’s AGON lineup, there’s a small separate control panel that lets you switch between pre-saved profiles or navigate through the menu.
The AOC AGON AG352QCX is therefore very impressive, but with a high-end VGA, you may feel that it has fewer than 1080 lines of resolution. They can be recommended for the bigger brother AGON AG352UCG of $900- This is also a 35″ bent MVA panel display, but here we get a resolution of 3440×1440 pixels. Another important difference is that this time, instead of FreeSync, G-Sync is compatible with the monitor, so NVIDIA graphics cards, with a maximum refresh rate of 100 Hz. The other important parameters are the same as in the previously discussed model: the 300 cd/m² density PWM backlight, contrast ratio of 2000:1, rotating, tiltable, lifting stand, USB hub, and fold-out tab, but the number of connectors was slightly reduced, no D-Sub, or even HDMI, disappeared at this resolution we get one that is complemented by a single DisplayPort.
Those who feel too big for a 35 “or over 200 Hz refresh rate are recommended for the AOC AGON AG251FZ, which is a 24.5″ Full HD resolution TN panel model. This AMD FreeSync-compatible monitor is capable of maximum 240 Hz refresh rates and has a maximum luminance of 400 cd / m². The backlight, of course, is PWM-free as well, and D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors are available, with the usual USB hub. Its contrast ratio is 1000:1 and its stand is tiltable, rotatable and offers height adjustment.