...it is the Agon's ability to double as a productivity powerhouse that sets it apart from competitors.
The AOC Agon AG493UCX is an intriguing choice for those users seeking to scale their PC experience to an eye-opening 32:9 format.
Opting not to focus exclusively on gaming, the 49in mega-wide display shuns ultra-fast refresh rates and lavish HDR certifications in favour of a more aggressive £899 price point. The end result is an affordable panel whose 450-nit brightness, 120Hz FreeSync and 5,120x1,440 resolution are a fine fit for a wide range of users considering an ultrawide solution.
While the panel inevitably thrills when playing games that support the native resolution, it is the Agon's ability to double as a productivity powerhouse that sets it apart from competitors. Connectivity is excellent with dual HDMI, dual DisplayPort and USB-C, the integration of a KVM is a real boon when working with multiple PCs, and decent speakers coupled with a useful remote control round out the user experience.
Bottom line: 32:9 isn't for everyone, yet if you appreciate the usefulness of a multi-monitor setup and are willing to take a chance on developer support, the AOC Agon AG493UCX is a highly enjoyable monitor for both work and play.
The right games look amazing at 32:9
FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible at 120Hz
Dual-QHD resolution great for productivity
Integrated KVM bodes well for PbP
Decent speakers and good connectivity
Bundled remote control
GUI not the most intuitive
Basic HDR credentials
32:9 game support remains sketchy
AOC Agon AG493UCX
The AOC Agon AG493UCX gaming monitor is available to purchase from Overclockers.
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