AOC AGON AG493UCX2 is an ultra wide forty-nine inch curved monitor, featuring a 5120×1440 resolution. End. Review finished. Stop reading.
E if there was more beyond the mere numerical factor, the mere cold and heartless description of numbers? Well, there is: AGON AG493UCX2 is not just a monitorand the answer to years and years of gaming, streaming and “messed up” desks. Make yourself comfortable: you are about to land on the Enterprise thanks to AGON.
At first glance
An immense box will appear in front of you, we could almost define it as a sarcophagus of considerable weight, to the point that you could decide to carry it in two. You will immediately realize that the box it opens upside downand here you will come across a small black cardboard box containing the remote controlthe Assembly instructions, the fixing screws eh cables of the case (power supply and HDMI) while under a first layer of polystyrene the support armpre-assembled with dark gray details, and a housing plate of the monitor that is in fact packed under another layer of polystyrene.
Before taking the monster out of the box, you will be struck by the matt black contrast of the body, accompanied by the AGON logo on display (in the typical sporty red). Once the support has been installed and the effort has been made to lift everything up, you can place the beast on the desk and, trust me, you will need space, because AGON AG493UCX2 it’s really huge. The outer edges do not reach the centimetre, while the base is below with red reflective AGON logo it’s just over a centimeter tall. The weight of the monitor will allow you to choose the height on the stand which is equipped with a spring, capable of remaining still only once you have put the monitor “on its feet”.
From a technical point of view, made up of the cold numbers and acronyms we mentioned at the beginning, we are dealing with a monitor with resolution Dual-QHD 5Kwith FreeSync Premium Pro capable of delivering 165Hz refresh rate. The curvature 1800 R guarantees one vision that initially frightensmaking us feel small so much is the visual space, but which once we get used to it would hardly see us go back to the solution with two separate monitors.
The visual response is 1 MS, which is amazing given the size of the surface. VESA certify a support HDR 400 which in our view it is crazy in video gamesable to give us hyper-realistic colors and record-breaking image fluiditywhile if you use it normally during the day you could have some problems, as the colors will be too vivid, especially the red that risks “burning” your retina (so to speak).
Ergo HDR 400 for games (or movies) Yes but for everyday life it will be better to deactivate it thanks to the practical control located under the power LED. Many the USB 3.1 portand stands out among all the Type-C for the possible connection of a portable PC or the transfer of data from devices that support it.
Shadow Controltechnology that we have already seen on other monitors AOC AGON, is a true ally in this battle: you can adjust the gray tone “on the fly” with a simple button, emphasizing lights and shadows according to your needs. We were skeptical about this technology, but we can guarantee you that by adjusting the image – although it is an LED panel – you can bring black closer than ever before to an OLED panel.
In fact, AOC’s technological commitment has created software capable of simulate the unthinkable giving an epic visual response. The management software allows you to select on the fly up to 5 pre-created profiles for FPS, Racing games, RTS e GAME 1 o GAME 2 designed for games that cannot be classified in those categories, without giving up one sixth option customizable by the user.
You will never go back
AOC AGON AG493UCX2 was a discovery and a revelation for those who write to you: let’s not hide the fact that we felt skeptical about this videogame solution, as much as in the daily use of those who write for a living and open more than one window on the screen. To this day, we will most likely never go back.
The practicality of having a single large screen, capable of making us work dividing it into two or four sections, not having the hassle of a rib in the middle, and the beauty of the product, certainly got the better of everything. Shall we talk about games? Well know that on titles like Diablo or League of Legends the tactical advantage to be able see more map give a true bonus that the others don’t have, just think that if you are in Top Lane on LoL you will have a field of vision beyond the Summoner Rift on the left and on the right you will cover almost the entire Jungle, preventing an enemy ambush. We have to get used to itto a screen like this grande and so fast, but as mentioned a few lines ago, you would hardly go back. The prezzo it is certainly not the lowest but remains among the most competitive on the market given that in fact it is a premium product that “absorbs” the cost of two separate screens.
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9 Final Vote
AOC AGON AG493UCX2 was a discovery and a revelation. 165 Hz refresh, HDR 400 and a curvature of 1800 R allow this monitor with Dual-QHD 5K resolution to be a true King in its field. AOC AGON’s Shadow control technology also allows us to emphasize blacks and grays to the point of simulating an OLED effect on a screen that in fact isn’t. Having bypassed the obstacle of the purchase price, decidedly not cheap, you will hardly go back: AGON AG493UCX2 is not just a monitor, it is the answer to years and years of gaming, streaming and “messed up” desks that finally find the long-awaited solution .