AOC CU34G2X Ultra-Wide Curved 144hz Gaming Monitor Review
Peter Donnell / 3 weeks ago
A Closer Look
In the box, you’ll find the monitor comes in just three parts. There’s the main panel, obviously, and a two-piece stand.
The stand is heavy-duty, with a metal construction base to keep everything firmly planted on your desk.
The back support is pretty heavy too actually and features a multi-angle adjustment system. Installation of the two doesn’t even require tools. Just clip the stand into the back of the display, then use the built-in thumbscrew to attach the legs. It takes seconds to do it!
The monitor its self looks brilliant, I mean, it’s a monitor, so most of it is just a big black rectangle. However, the ultra-wide design and a slim bezel make for a great combination.
The design certainly has a gamer vibe about it, mixing a textured black with some metallic red highlights.
They’re not too in your face though, and I rather like the subtle touch of colour. There’s not too much branding on show either, just a small AOC logo in the middle here.
On the right-hand side, there are five small control buttons. They’re actually buttons on the bottom too, not those lousy touch controls, so it’s really easy to get into the OSD here.
As you can see, the monitor features a slight curve. Well, at least for a panel of this width. I’m not a curved panel fan myself, but on a panel as big and wide, a slight curve works wonders to bring everything into focus on the outer edges.
Around the back, AOC has thrown on a few more of those red highlights. I prefer this to the current RGB monitor trend. I’ll admit, there’s a market for it, but I’m not that market. This is clean, stylish and simple, and no doubt cheaper to buy too.
There’s an optional VESA mount under the stand too, which is great for using custom stands. You could wall mount too I guess, but that’s rarely done right with curved panels.
The power comes from a standard 3-pin cable (included in the box).
There are two HDMI and two DisplayPorts on the back, and you’ll find two HDMI and a single DP cable included in the box. There’s also a headphone jack, a four-port USB hub. You get the USB Type-B cable included in the box too.
The monitor may be massive, but it still offers a good range of adjustments too. Even with the monitor at its maximum height, it still feels good and stable on the stand.
Plus, it allows for a good amount of tilt backwards and a small amount forwards.
Plus, you can turn it side to side quite a lot without having to turn the stand its self. It seems then, that despite being a 34-inch monster, the AOC CU34G2X should be pretty easy to live with.