AOC has released the Agon Pro AG344UXM, a new high-end gaming monitor featuring an ultrawide aspect ratio in a 34in size refreshing at 170Hz.
This IPS screen is based on a (3440×1440) UWQHD 10-bit panel capable of displaying 99 per cent DCI-P3 and 100 per cent sRGB colour gamuts, all while running adaptive synchronisation at up to 170Hz refresh rate alongside a swift 1ms (GtG) response times.
The Agon Pro AG344UXM follows a 21:9 aspect ratio providing a wide view range, which is perfect for FPS games thanks to the extra peripheral vision, or for strategy/city-builder games where fewer camera movements are welcome.
To upgrade its gaming experience even further, AOC has built-in 1,152 dimming zones using Mini-LEDs to ensure a proper HDR experience. In this case, DisplayHDR 1000 certification signals peak brightness in excess of 1,000 nits, and the resulting contrast should be a significant step up from most gaming solutions on the market today. AOC reckons its high dynamic range “increases the perceived contrast immensely and creates a lifelike image, displaying scorching sunlight and deep, dark shadows simultaneously without washing out the total image.”
In terms of connectivity, we have two HDMI 2.1, two DisplayPort 1.4 (one mini size), and a USB Type-C capable of 90W charging, meaning both PC and console users can take full advantage of heightened refresh rates. Productivity isn’t overlooked as AOC includes a four-port USB hub and a KVM switch for controlling multiple sources via the same keyboard/mouse. A pair of 8W DTS speakers round out the experience.
For ergonomics, we get a versatile metal stand allowing height, tilt, and swivel adjustments. On the back side of the display, we find LightFX lighting system that can be synced with other AOC peripherals using G-Menu software.
To access the OSD, you have a choice between a wired (QuickSwitch) remote control, a joystick at the back, or the aforementioned G-Menu software, where you can find several gamer-specific functions such as an on-screen crosshair or FPS counter.
The Agon Pro AG344UXM looks a seriously impressive piece of kit, and is priced accordingly. Availability is scheduled for nex month, with the monitor heading to retail with a £1,429 MSRP. Prefer standard aspect ratios are more affordable price points? Check out our review of the Agon Pro AG324UX.