Ultrawide curved monitors are becoming increasingly popular in today's gaming community, primarily due to the greater immersion they provide compared to 16: 9 alternatives. However, due to the huge price associated with ultrawide monitors, many People are disappointed that they cannot meet the budget requirements necessary to buy a monitor.
Fortunately, with the continued development of ultra-wide screen technology, we are beginning to see more affordable options available. Today we will review one of these monitors, the AOC CU34G2, an inexpensive 34-inch ultra-wide gaming monitor, which despite its flaws, is still very attractive at the current price.
In the next article, we will test the AOC CU34G2 to see how it performs in terms of gaming performance, image quality and color accuracy, and overall price-performance ratio; As we go along, we will compare it to a similarly priced alternative by comparing.
So there are many things to experience, let's dive in!
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purchased from Amazon
Resolution 3440 X 1440
Angle of 178 (°) / 178 °
124% sRGB, 92obe RGB,
Curved VE 440
Excellent value for money
Low response time of 1 millisecond
WQHD screen resolution
Beautiful design, not very attractive
lack of adjustability
overall build quality may be better
AOC CU34G2 packed in a fairly basic box, firmly fixed Between several different styrofoam packaging layers. After the display is disassembled, it is packaged separately in a box. The assembly is very intuitive and does not require any tools.
Along with the panel and stand, users will find the following items:
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4 4 VA Buy Amazon-44 4 VA panel type So let We have a more comprehensive understanding of the build quality, design and mechanical characteristics of the AOC CU34G2.
Like most displays in the AOC Armory, the design of the CU34G2 is low-key, neither boring nor interesting. It has the classic red and black color theme that we have seen in many AOC products in the past. The red flash can also be seen on the back of the panel. It is designed in an arrow style to match the tapered "V"-shaped base of the bracket. The front of the
panel is absolutely inclined to the smooth side, which greatly benefits from the slim frame and the ultra-wide 1500R curve. All in all, the design is very basic and does not really show any advanced features, as you would expect from a budget-oriented panel.
I am not too impressed with the manufacturing quality of this monitor, but it can be expected for a monitor at this price. The panel is mainly made of plastic, and it is not the strongest plastic. In other words, the bracket has a steel interior, which provides excellent rigidity. The back of the
monitor is entirely plastic, which is not advanced at all. It has considerable flexibility and does not seem to provide much protection in the event of a fall or collision. With this in mind, there are some positive factors. The front of the monitor feels great, and there are no gaps between the monitor frames.
In general, there have been obvious trade-offs during the construction of this panel. In other words, this is not the worst build quality we have seen, it does have some positive aspects.
AOC has selected an anti-glare panel coating (matte (3H)), which can very effectively reduce the influence of natural and artificial light sources. In other words, this kind of coating tends to be stained with a lot of unpleasant and obvious fingerprints and oil stains. The
bezel is one of the best features of this monitor design. Although they are not the thinnest I have seen (the crown belongs to the new Alienware AW2721D), they are almost frameless. This design provides a lot of immersion when gaming and adds a lot of flair to the display design.
moved to the booth, AOC CU34G2 really lacking in this regard. I've now tested a ton of ultrawide monitors, and to be honest, while most offer good adjustability, not all monitors provide the stability you want. The same is true for AOC's CU34G2. The
stand provides tilt, height and rotation functions, allowing you to position the monitor according to your exact requirements. In other words, it does feel a bit fragile at best. It also has some wobble, which may be obvious if the table you are using is also moving.
The complete settings available for this particular panel are as follows:
If the stand does not suit you, remember that you can mount this monitor using a 100 x 100 mm VESA stand.
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Different from other
CU, 2444 CU4 and 2444 CU within the ticket range of 444 CU purchased on Amazon Unlike other tickets, the 444 CU monitor on the 444 CU is not available for purchase on Amazon. Up to 4 USB 3.0 (downstream), 1 USB 3.0 (upstream), 2 HDMI 2.0,
They provide a lot of functionality and also provide the same level of frustration.
The following sections will give a more comprehensive understanding of the color accuracy and image quality of AOC CU34G2. We will test several different color presets to determine which one is best for immediate use. In addition, we will calibrate the monitor to see how accurate the colors are, and record the color gamut and panel uniformity. The
result is shown below.
As usual, I first ran a quick "out of the box" test to see what AOC can provide without any customization. It's worth noting that AOC has pre-calibrated all the color settings in the monitor's OSD. They say that each preset is calibrated to an accuracy below delta 2.
In other words, the display is set to "warm" and the brightness is approximately 220 candela. In the test, we lowered the brightness to 120, our standard test brightness. The results are pretty good, showing excellent white point, deep blacks, and pretty good contrast, although not at the 3000: 1 rating. The average deltaE score is an impressive 2.21 and the gamma is about 2.17, which is pretty good. good considering this.
We started testing many different game presets and colors, including FPS, Racing, Gamer3, and sRGB, of which sRGB is the strongest. The sRGB preset provides excellent white point and good depth of black. It also produced the highest contrast and lowest average deltaE (1.33).
At this point, we decided to run a deeper color test on the sRGB preset, the most accurate of the available presets. The white point, the depth of black, and the contrast remain almost unchanged. However, the average deltaE increased to 1.55 and the maximum deltaE was 5.4; not the best, but certainly not the worst. The
Gamma measures 2.17, which is pretty good for most viewing experiences. But keep in mind that in the sRGB color preset, the brightness set by it will be locked. For this monitor, this is 207 candela, which is more than our recommended healthy viewing. The
panel uniformity is a test we ran to check the uniformity of brightness and color on the screen. During this test, the central square was used as the reference space. Then test all other squares to see how far it differs from the reference value.
In an ideal world, we want all the squares to be green, which means that it does not break the differential threshold, which we can set at the beginning of the test.
Note: Results will vary from panel to panel.
Unlike the last ultra-wide monitor we tested, the AOC CU34G2 actually showed very good panel uniformity. As you can see, the bottom right of the panel is a bit dark and 4 parts of the area are classified as poor red uniformity. On top of that, in terms of consistency, you need to give this monitor a thumbs up. However, one of the shortcomings of this monitor is the viewing angle. The VA panel you use is slightly unsuitable in this category and there is a large color shift when at a 40 degree angle to the plane. In other words, the panel is large enough and provides enough adjustability, and it doesn't really require a lot of side viewing.
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which the monitor can provide. The following are the color gamut test results:
This monitor provides I was very impressed with the color accuracy and color gamut. Yes, it is not as impressive as the Nano IPS technology, but it is still very accurate, especially compared to other ultra-wide monitors at this specific price. With 99.2% sRGB coverage (125% by volume), this is an excellent display for people who use this specific color gamut to produce content. Plus, with 81.8 ° obe RGB and 87.8 ° IP3 color coverage, this monitor offers more than just a basic sRGB color spectrum.
The image above shows the full color gamut of this monitor. As you can see, CU34G2 covers the entire sRGB spectrum, except for a small part of blue in the lower left corner of the triangle.
We finished the image quality and color accuracy test by checking the maximum brightness, minimum brightness, and 120 candela levels on this panel. The results are as follows:
color accuracy and panel uniformity are not affected, it is time to let AOC Cu34G2 complete its pace and see how it performs in the game. We will run several different games to see how it works in various scenarios.
Before we start, the monitor needs some adjustments to make it best. For example, overload is not available out of the box, which means it won’t have the advertised 1 millisecond response time. In addition, you must enter the GPU settings to ensure that the refresh rate is set to the maximum value.
BTW I loaded a game first that I think this monitor will benefit from. A story-driven single player game, the main goal is immersion. I loaded up Shadow of the Tomb Raider and it was really a great experience. The large 34-inch panel provides a great immersive feel, allowing me to really focus on the game and nothing else. The colors feel very realistic and absolutely vibrant in the right place. After enabling the overload, I looked around to see if there were any ghosts, but I didn't see any ghosts on the first check. Chapter
Games like this. You may want to stick to something smaller and more suitable for work-such as Alienware AW2721D.
Enabling HDR in Windows is the next port to call, and to be honest, the result is a bit unexpected. After making some in-game settings adjustments in SOTTR and Red Dead 2, we were able to get more details in bright areas and dark backgrounds. However, since the maximum brightness is about 300 nits, it is difficult to classify it as anything other than SDR.
In general, I have to say that the AOC CU34G2 is not the worst monitor I have ever used to play games. Although not ideal for competitive multiplayer games, it does perform well in other types of games-free and story-based world games.
This is our complete overview of the AOC CU34G2 gaming monitor. The only thing we need to discuss is the price and whether we think this monitor is worth the money.
Well, for me, it all depends on your priority on the display. If you're the type of person who likes to play single-player games and wants to increase the immersion by choosing an ultra-wide panel with great colors, the AOC CU34G2 is not a bad choice anyway. It provides a sleek design and immersive 1500R curve that cannot be ignored. It also provides excellent colors and good enough specifications out of the box to allow you to enjoy an enjoyable gaming experience. That said, if you like to play more competitive games and prioritize pure gaming performance over color and quality, then this monitor may not be for you. With all of this in mind,
, at about $ 450, is hard to compare to the great value this monitor offers. In fact, it is one of the cheapest and best ultrawide monitors in its price range.
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Amazon's 4 ultra-wide screen monitors are currently the 4 cheapest ultra-wide screen monitors 3. Don't let this disappoint you, with a 100Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and excellent (pre-calibrated) color accuracy out of the box, this monitor still shows excellent value for money.