AGON by AOC Announces 170Hz MiniLED Ultrawide Gaming Monitor

A AGON by AOC announced the AGON PRO AG344UXMa 34″ (86.4cm) ultra-wide display with jaw-dropping features: MiniLED backlight with 1152 dimming zones, to achieve top-of-the-line DisplayHDR 1000, 170Hz refresh rate, 1ms GtG response for smooth motion and 3440×1440 UWQHD high resolution for greater clarity and crisp detail.

While offering great immersion in simulations, racing and first-person titles, where the extra peripheral vision benefits the user, the AGON AG344UXM is also not lacking in home office and streaming tasks. , thanks to the integrated HDMI 2.1 connectivity, USB. C and the integrated KVM switch.

The AG344UXM expands the AGON PRO line of high-end monitors for avid gamers with an exceptional ultrawide model. With MiniLED backlighting, the AG344UXM has a superb amount of 1,152 dimming zones that can be individually turned on or off to achieve localized areas with deep blacks or illuminated sections with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, in the same frame. VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, this high dynamic range dramatically increases perceptible contrast and creates a lifelike image, simultaneously displaying scorching sunlight and deep dark shadows, without compromising the overall image. Thanks to the color-accurate IPS panel, the AG344UXM features 178°/178° wide viewing angles, 10-bit color depth, 99% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB color spectrum coverage, reproducing vibrant and vivid tones. , exactly as the game makers intended.

The AG344UXM belongs to the premium AGON PRO portfolio of AOC, which aims to deliver high-end futuristic technology to the legends of the gaming community. Backed by the 170Hz refresh rate and 1ms GtG response time of its fast IPS panel, the AG344UXM naturally stands out as a gaming monitor with smooth and fluid motion in fast-paced action games, including including Adaptive-Sync to remove any traces of stuttering or tearing. . Plus, the ultra-wide aspect ratio fills users’ field of vision and takes immersion to a new level.

The AGON PRO AG344UXM arrives in July for €1,849

The AG344UXM is a clear contender for the title of ultimate single monitor for everything from entertainment/gaming to work and productivity. With DisplayPort 1.4 and future-oriented HDMI 2.1 connectivity, the AG344UXM can be easily connected to the latest generation of GPUs or consoles. Additionally, the AG344UXM features a USB-C input, which supports full monitor signal transfer with 170Hz refresh rate and 10-bit color, while providing 90W USB power delivery. This means that a high-end laptop/gaming console or powerful miniPC can also be connected to the main monitor to take advantage of its high refresh rate via USB-C, while being powered and charged.

USB-C connectivity is only part of the USB connection feature set. The AG344UXM features a 4-input USB hub with an upstream USB-B input. In practice, a keyboard and mouse connected to the USB hub of the AG344UXM can be switched with the KVM switch to control the device connected via USB-C (eg laptop) or via USB-B upstream (eg. example, a desktop computer), providing full control. on the different devices, always with the desktop tidy. To take full advantage of the large, horizontal screen format, the AG344UXM also supports picture-by-picture mode.

Today’s sophisticated gamers are more than familiar with showcasing their talents and skills in live streams or epic montages, and there’s a growing number of gamers becoming content creators. For this type of audience, the AG344UXM is the ideal solution. The ultra-wide aspect ratio is not only immersive in games, but also increases productivity in work-related tasks. The timeline of video editing software is much more visible on an ultrawide monitor like the AG344UXM. For everyday tasks, two tabs fit side by side, enhancing multitasking. Or alternatively, the extra screen space can hold a video call tab or streaming software alongside gaming. The advantage of the AG344UXM’s 21:9 aspect ratio also shines when viewed is all about watching movies, with upgraded 2x 8W DTS speakers.

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The striking design of the AG344UXM follows the design language of its AGON PRO counterparts, with no front frame on 3 sides and red accents on the rear, which won the Red Dot Design Award. For further customization, the rear LightFX RGB lighting can be synced with other AOC peripherals via G-Menu software. In terms of ergonomics, the sturdy metal stand of the AG344UXM offers tilt and swivel adjustments to suit users’ individual preferences.

The AG344UXM’s OSD settings can be adjusted via the wired remote control (QuickSwitch), the 5-way joystick on the back, or the aforementioned G-Menu software. This allows users to select – among other options – one of the 6 available game modes and switch between settings such as AOC Game Color (saturation), Dial Point (aim overlay), FPS counter or LowBlue Mode.

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