AOC CU34G2X Review
A 21:9 ultrawide monitor that is (relatively) budget-friendly
Ultrawide monitors are becoming more popular these days. In the PC world, the 21:9 aspect ratio indicates the resolutions of 2560×1080 (WFHD and 3440×1440 (WQHD). The latter is what we will be talking about today; we’re looking at the AOC CU34G2X monitor, introduced in August 2020. This isn’t the most recent display product around, but it deserves taking a look at.
AOC CU34G2X features:
- 1 ms response time. The AOC CU34G2X is fully equipped with FreeSync Premium and a 144 Hz refresh rate
- height-adjustable stand with tilt, swivel, and VESA mounting capabilities, a narrow bezel, and a sleek frameless design. Its thin bezel provides minimal distraction and pairs excellently with a multiple monitor set-up.
- AOC’s latest Re-Spawned Warranty. It covers three years of general warranty, including a one-time accident warranty.
The panel is based on a VA matrix (Samsung panel) with a 34-inch diagonal. This frameless display with a 1500R curve comes with a WQHD resolution (3440×1440). AOC declares a factory color calibration (Delta E <2), with a rated brightness of 300 cd/m2 and 3000:1 contrast. The panel’s response time (GtG) is 1 ms. The AOC CU34G2X has two 1.2 DisplayPorts, two HDMI v2.0, a 3.5 mm headphone output, and a USB 3.2 Type-A hub.
|Panel Type & Backlight||VA / W-LED, edge array|
|Screen Size & Aspect Ratio||34 inches / 21:9|
|Max Resolution & Refresh, response time||3440×1440 @ 144 Hz, 1 ms|
|Native Colour Depth / Gamut/ Viewing angles||8-bit / DCI-P3, HDR10/178/178 º|
|Adobe RGB color coverage||88%|
|sRGB color coverage||119%|
|Video Inputs||2x DisplayPort 1.2; 2x HDMI 2.0|
|Audio||3.5mm headphone output, speakers ? n/a|
|USB 3.2||1x up, 4x down|
|Power Consumption (internal power supply)||47W, brightness @ 200 nits|
|Panel Dimensions||797.22 (H) mm x 333.72 (V)|
|WxHxD w/base||808 x 396-523 x 267mm|
|Panel Thickness||102mm (4 inches)|
|Bezel Width||Top/sides: 8mm (0.3 inch) , Bottom: 24mm (0.9 inch)|
|Weight w/base and w/o base||8.1kg (17.9 pounds), 6.6 kg (14.5 pounds)|
|OSD languages||EN, FR, ES, PT, DE, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL, CZ, RU, KR, CN (T), CN (S), JP|
Let’s head to the unboxing part, next page, please.