AOC AG352UCG6 Curved 3440×1440 Pixels G-Sync Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor Review

Hello and welcome to my blog post.

I recently reviewed the AOC AG352UCG6 curved 3440×1440 G-Sync Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor. If you haven’t seen the review, please checkout my YouTube Video.

AOC AG352UCG6 REVIEW

As part of the review I promised a table with ideal settings for the AOC monitor. These are my recommended settings:

If you or anyone you know needs any IT or Tech help please drop me a comment below.

The ultra wide AOC AG352UCG Curved 3440×1440 pixels G-Sync Gaming Monitor.

It has an 1800mm curve radius with a high-contrast AMVA panel

This was my daily monitor for just over 1 year. The monitor worked well, however I recently upgraded to another monitor.

This monitor is a substantial display and it comes in a carton to match.

It costs in a range of $1000.00 to $1300.00 Australian Dollars brand new.

The box measures W x H x D (package) 98cm x 52cm x 30cm

And Weighs about 15kgs.

The panel, upright, and base are separately packed and well protected by large foam blocks.

Assembly requires the use of a Phillips-head screwdriver to attach the upright, while the base bolts on without tools.

Bundled cables include DisplayPort, HDMI, and analog audio.

The analog audio cable is intended to complete a mic interface between the monitor and your PC.

Although there is a built-in USB 3.0 hub, no cable is included.

To use it, you’ll need a cable with a micro-B plug, which is somewhat unusual.

The power supply is external like most ultra-wide displays, and occupies a large brick.

Documentation and drivers can be downloaded from AOC’s website.

AOC typically puts a lot of effort into its product’s styling, but the Agon line is a cut above the norm.

The monitor measures W x H x D (package) 84cms x 59cms x 266cms

And weighs about 12kgs once setup.

The AG352UCG has generous amounts of silver trim and a unique LED array that not only lights up the panel’s bottom edge but adds four large accents across the back.

You can choose a red, green, or blue effect in the OSD.

There is a matte anti-glare layer on the screen

The bezel is finished in a gloss black and is relatively wide with a 15mm top and sides, and 25mm at the bottom.

The stand is one of the most substantial I’ve seen.

It’s made from solid aluminium finished in a premium satin sheen.

Both the base and upright are made from the same material, and the latter is capped by a useful handle.

There’s 30° swivel in each direction and 29° back tilt with 5.5° forward.

A small hook flips out from behind the upper-right to hang a pair of headphones.

The stand can be removed if you wish to use the 100mm VESA mount holes.

Video inputs include one each of HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2.

For G-Sync and 100Hz, DisplayPort is the only choice.

You also get one upstream and two downstream USB 3.0 ports along with headphone, mic in, and mic out.

Two small speakers can be seen behind the up-facing grill, just above the large silver trim piece on back.

They play louder than you might expect, but there is some distortion at higher volumes.

The power button also doubles as a menu.

That’s an annoying issue because when you press the stick to navigate, it turns the power off.

I personally had no issues as once you setup all of your settings there is no real need to go back into the menu.

The Extra menu has a factory reset, sleep mode (after 15 minutes of no-signal), USB charge (when the screen is in standby), LED color, and LED intensity.

Those last two refer to the light bars on the bottom edge and back of the panel.

They can light up red, green, or blue and have three brightness levels.

By default, the monitor Game Mode is off and its colour temp set to Warm.

This provides an reasonably accurate image, but I observed some clipping in the brightest content.

Rather than turn the contrast down, I found that simply selecting the User colour temp fixed the problem and kept colour close to standard.

Further adjustment of the RGB sliders lowered the errors even more. This panel provides a vivid and saturated image with accurate colour and excellent contrast, and requires very little tweaking.

To help, I will post recommended settings in a link below. But please feel free to play with the settings as everyone’ preference is different.

Cons

Light bleed around the edge of the panel.

Colours can fill a little flat compared to other monitors.

The single power and menu button can be a little irritating when you turn the monitor off while trying to access the menu.

Occasional ghosting while playing intense FPS or driving games.

While response times of AMVA panels are faster than earlier tech, it still lags behind current TN- and IPS-based displays.

Viewing angles are better than TN panels, but still not as good as IPS tech. There is typically a noticeable off-center contrast shift at wider viewing angles.

AMVA panels are often considered a middle ground between the performance of low-end, inexpensive TN panels and high-end, IPS-based displays.

I also checked a few forums for any other potential issues:

Plastic cracking noises from heat or possible components overheating.

Not to mention people complaining of a range of issues on various tech forums.

Pros

In addition to its other attributes, I feel the montior build quality and styling is a cut above AOC’s already high standard.

The solid-aluminium stand and premium mechanism rank highly compared to other generic low quality stands.

I also like the LED accents on the panel’s edge and back. A soft coloured glow makes for a nice effect in dark rooms.

3 year warranty

G-Sync is there too over a range of 24-100Hz with a boost to 120Hz.

It’s also a damn good monitor when you’re not gaming, with the high 3440 x 1440 resolution giving you plenty of space when using your PC for work.

There are a lot of curved ultra-wide gaming monitors to choose from right now. AOC has always been a reliable vendor of quality products that represent good value. While still a premium product, the AG352UCG will save you a few bucks over the competition.

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