AOC launches the 35” (88.98 cm) AOC AGON AG353UCG, which is part of the AGON 3 next generation series and a step-up from the highly-appraised ultrawide monitor AG352UCG6. The AG353UCG ticks all the gamers’ boxes: 200 Hz refresh rate, 2 ms GtG response time and low input lag for the best visual feedback with no perceptible motion blur. Its native 3440 x 1440 UWQHD (21:9) resolution combined with the 1800R curvature creates the next level of immersion. The AG353UCG’s visuals pop thanks to Quantum Dot technology, 1000 nits peak brightness with VESA DisplayHDR 1000, 2500:1 contrast and 90% DCI-P3 coverage. Finally, the monitor supports Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate, offering HDR with 1000 nits brightness, at the same time eliminating stutter, tearing and reducing latency.
Sleek, futuristic design
The AG353UCG’s design is extraordinary. The monitor inherited its 3-sides-frameless design, the ring-shaped RGB-lighting on the back and the red/V-shaped stand from its sibling AG273QCG, which won the “Red Dot Design Award 2018”. With red/black accents, the height-adjustable (120mm) V-shaped stand is stylish and compact, yet also sturdy and leaves ample room on the desk. The height of the display panel is similar to 28” 16:9 displays, but it provides more horizontal screen real estate thanks to its 21:9 aspect ratio. Therefore, it is comfortable to use while delivering an unforgettable viewing experience. Its huge 35” screen size is not only highly immersive in games and anamorphic/ultra-wide movies – it also boosts productivity. A pleasant side effect that can especially benefit content creators or live streamers.
Ready to compete
Upgrading to an AG353UCG means an investment for all kinds of video game genres. The 200 Hz refresh rate provides competitive-level speed not only for racing, sim, action, MMORPG, or 5v5 arena games, but even for the competitive FPS player. The transition times of the individual pixels are so low that they allow the panel to display 200 frames per second without artefacts. With the AG353UCG’s 2 ms GtG response time, motion blur is virtually eliminated. Thus, by receiving an immediate visual feedback of their fast inputs, gamers feel “connected” to the game world unlike ever before.
Extraordinary game visuals
Being one of the fastest displays is no easy feat, but having an impressive image quality at the same time is a totally different matter. The AG353UCG’s VA panel employs Quantum Dot technology, which enables it to offer 90% DCI-P3 coverage, a significantly larger colour space than the standard sRGB gamut. Its 10-bit panel also produces 1.07 billion colours, which means more subtle colour transitions and more accurate colours designed for HDR (High Dynamic Range) content. The AG353UCG can accurately display HDR in games, using G-Sync Ultimate with minimal input lag and also HDR in movies/TV shows, supporting VESA DisplayHDR 1000. Its dynamic range spans from 0.05 nits in black levels, to 1000 nits in peak brightness areas. Thanks to its VA panel, the monitor is capable of a 2500:1 static contrast ratio as well, twice as high as common IPS or TN panels. Moreover, its 512 local dimming zones deliver an incredibly wide dynamic range.
The AG353UCG is not only a highlight with regard to its technical features but also provides for user comfort. The redesigned, modern OSD (On-screen display) can comfortably be navigated via the 5-way joystick in the bottom bezel. Storing a headset is now even more convenient with the headset holder from previous models now sitting on both the left and right sides. The monitor can easily be attached with one click-motion to its elegant, metal stand or to a VESA mount. Not only does the stand provide stability, it also offers a carrying handle, cable management, and ergonomic adjustments in height (120mm) and tilt. With AOC Light FX (customisable ring-shaped RGB lights on the back side), the monitor can be adjusted to match every gamers’ unique preferences. To cater for an easy set-up, all cables necessary to hook it up to a computer (DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0) are included in the box.
The AOC AGON AG353UCG will be available in Europe in February 2020 with an RRP of £2159.
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