I've said many times before that the monitor is the most oft-neglected part of an enthusiast PC build. Folks who've just built a murder machine with the latest graphics card from the green team will be ill-served hooking it up a 60Hz 1080p TN display. There's a much better choice for a new gaming PC: the AOC Agon AG352UCG, a 35" curved ultra-wide monitor with a 3440x1440 resolution.
This gorgeous display has G-Sync support with refresh rates at up to 100 Hz. The AG325UGC uses a VA panel with a reported 4ms response time. Thanks to that fancy panel, AOC says the monitor will reproduce the full sRGB color space, and that it can achieve a maximum static contrast ratio of 2500:1. The company also claims the monitor is perfectly legible at angles up to 178°, both horizontally and vertically.
The AG352UCG's curvature is relatively gentle at 2000R, so it shouldn't distort flat images too drastically. There are DisplayPort and HDMI connections around the back, along with a four-port USB hub and a headphone jack. This display also includes the killer gaming feature of gaming monitors: a fold-out headphone hook. Perhaps more usefully, there's a hook on the base for carrying the thing around to LAN parties.
Seeing as this monitor hews pretty close to Samsung's CF791—albeit with G-Sync instead of FreeSync—it's likely to fetch a high price. Indeed, according to HotHardware, the AG352UCG will be launching in the UK in March for £799. That comes out to around $1000, although we expect the actual store price to be a bit lower when the monitor hits U.S. stores.
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