AOC has introduced a set of new ultra-wide curved monitors aimed at the mid-range gaming market.The new CU34G2 and CU34G2X monitors are based on 34-inch VA panels that feature an aggressive 1500R curvature as well as a 21:9 aspect ratio. The displays offer a 3440×1440 resolution, 300 nits max brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and a 100 Hz or 144 Hz maximum refresh rate. The LCDs support AMD’s FreeSync technology with ranges between 30 Hz and 100 Hz/144 Hz for the G2 and G2X models, respectively.

To make overall gaming experience a bit more comfortable, AOC’s CU34G2 and CU34G2X monitors support Game Color mode that optimizes saturation for improved grey levels and image detail, as well as Dial Point crosshairs for easier aiming.

Typical for gaming monitors, AOC’s CU34G2 and CU34G2X feature multiple inputs to connect to multiple devices, offering one DisplayPort 1.2 input and as well as two HDMI 1.4/2.0 ports. In addition, the devices have a quad-port USB 3.0 hub and a headphone output. And, despite being aimed at the mid-range market, the new displays also feature an adjustable stand that can regulate height, tilt, and swivel.

AOC will start sales of its CU34G2 and CU34G2X monitors in the UK starting in January, 2020. The 100 Hz model will cost £399, whereas the 144 Hz SKU will be priced at £499. MSRPs for the US haven't been announced, but judging from the UK prices they should land around $450 and $550, respectively.

AOC's 34-Inch Curved Gaming Displays
  CU34G2 CU34G2X
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Brightness 300 cd/m² typical
Contrast 3000:1
Maximum Refresh Rate 100 Hz 144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync
30 Hz ~ 100 Hz
AMD FreeSync
30 Hz ~ 144 Hz
Response Time 1 ms MPRT
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm
Pixel Density 110 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating ?  
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 1.4
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub 4-port USB 3.0 hub
Stand Swivel: 30° ±2° °
Tilt: 3.5° ±1.5° ~ 21.5° ±1.5° °
Height: 130mm
Audio headphone output
Launch Price £399 £499

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Source: AOC

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  • Scalarscience - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - link

    Probably 8-bit with a wider gamut than sRGB available by changing modes on the monitor.
  • lilkwarrior - Thursday, December 12, 2019 - link

    Wide color gamut is something apparently gamers won't put much money on at the moment to these gaming monitor manufacturers.

    Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDR10 should be standard in something that's supposed to be a gaming monitor (higher tier than average joe monitors)
  • spkay31 - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - link

    I thought she was working on the green new deal. Well at least she achieved something worthwhile with the monitors.
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - link

    I see what you did there.

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