AOC Agon Pro AG344UXM Gaming Monitor: AOC has just unveiled a 34-inch flat ultrawide small LED gaming monitor. I’m getting closer to my ideal monitor.
The Agon Pro AG344UXM is a new gaming display from AOC. It has a 34-inch IPS display with mini-LED illumination. It has a brightness rating of 1,000 nits, indicating that it is compatible with true HDR. With a 170Hz refresh rate, 1ms reaction time (grey-to-grey), and UWQHD 3440×1440 resolution, this is a monitor that many gamers will want.
Surprisingly, it’s a flat panel. Because most ultrawide displays these days are curved, AOC made a unique design option. It has DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 connectors, as well as a 4-port USB hub, 90W power support, and KVM capabilities.
Other essential features and specs include 10-bit colour depth, 99% DCI-P3 coverage, and 100% sRGB coverage. That implies it’s also suitable for those that require excellent colour accuracy. It has FreeSync compatibility (but no mention of G-Sync Ultimate), a pair of built-in 8W speakers, and, of course, RGB lighting if that’s something you absolutely must have in a monitor.
This monitor‘s primary selling point is its Mini-LED compatibility. Mini-LED backlighting, with its local dimming zones, outperforms normal LCD backlighting in terms of contrast ratios and black depth, albeit not nearly to the level of OLEDs. Mini-LEDs often provide superior brightness and HDR performance than OLEDs, and they do not suffer from screen burn or deterioration over time. There is still a scarcity of OLED displays, but new panels, such as the superb Alienware 34 AW3423DW QD-OLED(opens in new tab), are among a new breed of stunning screens that are built first and foremost to be PC screens, rather than TV screens.
Doesn’t it sound good? I’m not certain that it’s a flat-screen, but that alone will attract many people, what am I to make the argument?
AOC Agon Pro AG344UXM Gaming Monitor Prices:
The Agon Pro AG344UXM’s pricing is a concern. So yet, just the UK price has been revealed, and it is eye-watering at £1,429.99. On paper, it appeals to me, but not at that price. However, it is significantly less expensive than the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX! It will be available in July. Other markets’ releases are likely to be announced in the coming weeks.
Considering that the Alienware 34 AW3423DW prices £1,099 before discounts and is maybe the finest gaming display monitor ever, the AOC Agon faces a stiff challenge.
I’m excited to see what sorts of monitors are on the way in the next months. It will be wonderful to have a selection of Mini-LED and OLED monitors to choose from after years of waiting for them to live up to their potential.
The Agon Pro AG344UXM will be available in July.