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AOC CU34G2X Review

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Experts

89
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The high contrast ratio, easy adjustability, and wide screen size of the AOC CU34G2X had reviewers quite pleased, however, its narrow viewing angles and lack of a local dimming feature were somewhat disappointing and also synonymous with the Asus TUF VG27VQ.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The AOC CU34G2X is a 34-inch mid-tier display that was announced in 2019. It has both FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility like most of the best computer monitors around as well as excellent ergonomics for easy adjustability. Dark colors are also visible in a dark room because of its high native contrast, and with its 1500R screen curvature, the monitor provides an immersive viewing experience. As most would expect from some of the top-rated gaming monitors on the market, it does offer good color accuracy, but it is not as good as the Asus TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B. Also, similar to the AOC AGON AG273QCX, it has a 144Hz refresh rate for tear-free gaming and a 1440p screen resolution for sharp image and text quality

Consensus

our Verdict

The AOC CU34G2X garnered praise from reviewers for its wide 34-inch screen size, as they agreed that it offered a lot of screen space for productivity at the office and co-op gaming. Expert testers from Toms Hardware were also quite happy with its high native contrast ratio of 2789:1, as they confirmed that its blacks were more easily visible in a dark setting compared to the Asus ROG STRIX XG27UQ. The monitor’s 144Hz refresh rate also ensured that product testers from Rtings didn’t encounter any screen tearing during their tests, and its fantastic ergonomics made it pretty easy to adjust. Thanks to a DCI-P3 coverage of up to 84%, reviewers enjoyed vivid imagery and were satisfied that the display had a wide color gamut, and since they also found out that the display has both FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility, they concluded that it would be a worthwhile choice for gamers.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High native contrast ratio
  • Large screen size
  • Great ergonomics
  • FreeSync and G-Sync compatible
  • Supports HDR content

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
  • No local dimming feature
  • Low peak brightness levels

AOC CU34G2X Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3440 × 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size34"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)257.0325
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)2,149.825
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)87.92
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)86.1
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)105.8075
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)61.2
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)20.8
Response Time (ms)9.6
Reflections % (Total Reflections)6.1
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)35
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)36
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)31
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)29

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Market Context

The AOC CU34G2X is a 34-inch mid-tier display that was announced in 2019. It has both FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility like most of the best…

The AOC CU34G2X is a 34-inch mid-tier display that was announced in 2019. It has both FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility like most of the best computer monitors around as well as excellent ergonomics for easy adjustability. Dark colors are also visible in a dark room because of its high native contrast, and with its 1500R screen curvature, the monitor provides an immersive viewing experience. As most would expect from some of the top-rated gaming monitors on the market, it does offer good color accuracy, but it is not as good as the Asus TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B. Also, similar to the AOC AGON AG273QCX, it has a 144Hz refresh rate for tear-free gaming and a 1440p screen resolution for sharp image and text quality

The AOC CU34G2X only differs from the AOC CQ27G2 in that the former can handle HDR content. Otherwise, the two have high contrast ratios of…

The AOC CU34G2X only differs from the AOC CQ27G2 in that the former can handle HDR content. Otherwise, the two have high contrast ratios of 2789:1 and 3858:1 respectively, dual HDMI 2.0 ports, a 144Hz refresh rate, impressive color accuracy, and good reflection handling.

The AOC CU34G2X was released in 2019, two years before the Dell S3422DWG, so it does have newer features that some people may find worthwhile….

The AOC CU34G2X was released in 2019, two years before the Dell S3422DWG, so it does have newer features that some people may find worthwhile. The Dell monitor has a deeper curvature, a slightly higher brightness level of up to 547 nits compared to the AOC’s 264 nits, and support for HDR content.

The AOC CU34G2X shares a 144Hz refresh rate, support for HDR content, and a 1440p screen resolution with the Gigabyte G34WQC, but the latter has…

The AOC CU34G2X shares a 144Hz refresh rate, support for HDR content, and a 1440p screen resolution with the Gigabyte G34WQC, but the latter has better reflection handling and at 499 nits it is also slightly brighter compared to the AOC CU34G2X’s 264 nits.

While the AOC CU34G2X was released in 2019 and the AOC CU34G3S in 2020, they’re both similar in many aspects. They both have a 34-inch…

While the AOC CU34G2X was released in 2019 and the AOC CU34G3S in 2020, they’re both similar in many aspects. They both have a 34-inch screen, a 1440p screen resolution, and wide viewing angles.

Display Type

LCD

VA

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Yes

HDR400

Max Resolution

3440 × 1440

2560 x 1440

3440 × 1440

3440 × 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

VA

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

2 ms

1 ms

Screen size

34"

27"

34"

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Expert Score

82

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Customer Score

89

*.25

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True Score

82

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    74
    The AOC CU34G2X isn’t the brightest monitor out there, but its high native contrast and… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Kit Guru
    77.17

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    The AOC CU34G2X offers an incredible image quality with deep blacks, vivid colors and crisp… read more

    By:

    Ford James
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The AOC CU34G2X is a good gaming monitor that promotes an immersive gaming experience with… read more

    By:

    Allisa James
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    If you’re in the market for an ultrawide, this is the best value-for-money option available,… read more

    By:

    James Morris
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The AOC CU34G2X is a very tempting proposition, bringing 34in ultrawide screen 144Hz gaming to… read more

    By:

    Shane Kuhn
  • WePC
    76.93

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The AOC CU34G2X is impressive for gaming. It has a high 144Hz refresh rate with… read more

    By:

    Bernd Weeser-Krell

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