A solid choice for ultra-wide GeForce gaming.

Manufacturer : AOC

Model : Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition

RRP : £743.99

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When contemplating a premium monitor purchase, it pays to consider your most frequent usage scenario. The emergence of multiple panel technologies is such that some monitors are better suited to specific tasks; the viewing angles and colour reproduction of IPS tends to be favoured by creative types; the fast response time of TN panels plays well with gamers; and VA displays are a middle-ground of sorts, with better viewing angles than TN and typically impressive contrast.

There’s no one-panel-fits-all, and AOC reckons VA technology has improved to the extent that it now serves as a prime candidate for enthusiast gamers. Last year’s Agon AG352UCG did a decent job of presenting ultra-wide gaming in a curved 35in form factor, and the manufacturer is hoping to go one better with a 2018 upgrade dubbed the Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition.  Read the full review here.

Conclusions :

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In a perfect world, it would be nice to have a monitor that could shapeshift to a certain size or curve, offer a 300Hz refresh rate with support for both G-Sync and Freesync, a 5K resolution, ultra-fast response and compatibility with all the latest HDR standards.

Wishful thinking. In reality you need to choose a monitor that strikes the right balance for your intended usage scenario. For high-end gamers, AOC presents a well-rounded choice in the form of the Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition.

Priced at around £730 and introduced as an incremental upgrade over last year’s model, the new panel, styled entirely in black, offers a vast 35in ultrawide MVA display with a 3,440×1,440 resolution and a new-and-improved 120Hz G-Sync refresh rate. Viewing angles are decent, brightness is strong, while colours are vivid and true, and the slight curve increases the feeling of immersion. Response times ultimately aren’t as good as a TN equivalent, but AOC has done a fine job of cutting pixel lag with minimal ghosting, making this a highly enjoyable place to play with an Nvidia GPU.

Bottom line: the Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition may be missing forward-looking features such as HDR, yet it remains a highly capable display and is one of the better ultrawide panels currently available to gamers.

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