AOC is re-launching its gaming portfolio for gamers of all levels, from monitors to headsets, mechanical keypads, mouse, mouse pads and more, under a new roof called AGON by AOC. The first category, recently announced, named AOC GAMING, defines the needs of digital adventurers. Now, the monitor and peripherals category called AGON creates an ecosystem of products that fit together for a truly immersive and stylish gaming atmosphere that can satisfy demanding, competitive gamers.
Made for heroes
Great powers are joining the world, made up of heroes carrying the AGON flag. The heroes in the real PC gaming scene are passionate, competitive gamers as well as publishers and creators. By combining their individual talents and teamwork, they go beyond their competitors and show what one can achieve with the right equipment. For these heroes, the AGON (which means “competition” / “competition” in Ancient Greek) series is exactly the proper companion they need.
That’s why the first models in the relaunched AGON series are two curved, super-wide models worthy of heroes: 49-inch (124.5 cm) with a stunning 165Hz refresh rate. AG493UCX2 and a 49-inch refresh rate with 144 Hz. AG493QCX. With a 32:9 aspect ratio, the AG493UCX2 model combines two 27-inch QHD displays with DQHD (5120 x 1440) resolution into one virtually smooth panel. The AG493QCX does the same for two 27-inch Full HD displays in DFHD (3840×1080) resolution. Both monitors feature VA panels for deep blacks, rich colors and a high contrast ratio for stunning images. This is supported by the VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 feature.
Great results require great desires
César Reyes Acosta, Product Manager for Gaming Europe at AOC / IT Accessories & Touch Monitors Team Leader, said: “Our previous AGON series remains the ‘target’ monitor brand for ambitious and enthusiastic gamers. The 49-inch AGON models are particularly appreciated by simulation and racing enthusiasts, but remote workers and content creators also love it. With the increase in games supporting refresh rates and 32:9 aspect ratio, gamers can enjoy an immersive experience in even more game genres such as FPS or MOBA.”
Content to see more, process more
49 inch AGON AG493UCX2 Equipped with a super wide 32:9 VA panel and a frameless design, it looks like it came out of a spaceship in a science fiction story with its futuristic curve. The 1800R curve curves gracefully in front of the wearer and fills their peripheral vision without any obstructions in the middle of the screen, like a desktop virtual reality set.
In simulation racing games, super wide screens such as the AG493UCX2 increase situational awareness by showing a wider picture of the game world. Thus, the player can better visualize the scale of the game world in his mind and wait for the perfect time to move forward. Or in flight simulations, that extra screen space makes it much easier to view lots of little dials and gauges, visual reference, maps and all of that. The AG493UCX2 is excellent, especially in first-person games, but all games benefit from additional screen space, whether it’s RTS games where players can see their home bases and borders at once, or MMO games with lots of interplay at the same time.
Despite its giant size, the AG493UCX2 165Hz refresh rate and 1 ms MPRT response time (4 ms GtG) is as fast and responsive as its narrower cousins, which increases adrenaline during the competition. Content creators and broadcasters can connect two PCs (a streaming PC / a work PC and a gaming PC) and control them with a single set of peripherals thanks to the built-in KVM switch. The USB-C connection can transmit images and simultaneously power and charge laptops up to 65W. This model is as much a productivity beast as it is an immersion machine.
Simulate adrenaline blast
49 inch AGON AG493QCX, like its sibling, but instead of QHD on the AG493UCX2, it offers a Full HD based experience. In a fully equipped simulation setup at a reasonable distance from the monitor, the AG493QCX offers a great immersive experience. Unlike its QHD sibling, the lower resolution is less tiring on the GPU, thus reducing the overall system cost.
On a similar 49-inch VA panel, the AG493QCX’s 3840 x 1080 resolution for lightning-fast visuals to 144 Hz at a refresh rate. Reaction time 4 ms GtG and 1 ms MPRT, which ensures a gaming experience with as few ghost images as possible. Both monitors also feature 2x HDMI 2.0 and 2x DisplayPort 1.2 inputs to simultaneously connect a work computer and desktop computer, and also offer a Picture-by-Picture mode to display both content side-by-side. The AG493UCX2 model also offers USB-C input, and both models have a built-in 3-port USB hub for easier connection of peripherals.
Full of features
Both models support Adaptive-Sync to eliminate pinching and tearing. The models are VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, capable of detecting and displaying high dynamic range (HDR) content with richer colors. Rich gamut coverage (89% AdobeRGB, 91% DCI-P3 and 120% sRGB2 for AG493UCX2) is also suitable for content creation. To provide service from all angles, both models are equipped with solid and sturdy metal legs with 100mm height, tilt and swivel adjustments. In both models, two 5W speakers also create a rich stereo sound environment.
To adjust the OSD settings or select various game modes and features according to the game, users can use either the hard buttons or internal remote control or they can use the AOC G-Menu software.
The first models of the new AGON series are 49-inch AG493UCX2 and AG493QCX, respectively 1449 USD and 1149 USD from the recommended retail prices, From September 2021 will be available on the market from now on.