No trouble with these curves: AOC’s 35-inch AGON display is built for gaming

aoc agon 35 curved aocmonitor
Forget the hourglass figure, apple bottoms, and pears, the real curves can be found in AOC’s new 35-inch AGON monitor. The AG3512QCX has a 2000R curve to it, which is not the most extreme we’ve seen, but AOC claims that it’s optimal for gaming.

The new display has a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution, offered in the 21:9 format, and supports a full color range with 100 percent sRGB. Since it’s aimed at gamers, the response time is a speedy 4ms, though the 200Hz refresh rate will likely be of more interest, as that means native support for much higher frame rates than most gaming displays.

Adaptive Sync and Freesync are both supported, so there should be no issues with screen tearing, AOC claims that its low-input-lag mode allows for even faster mouse and keyboard inputs (as per Hexus), though considering those tend to go through your PC rather than the monitor, we’re a little skeptical on that claim.

As with many contemporary gaming displays, AOC’s latest cares about your eye. It comes with Flicker Free and Low Blue Light features, which should make it easier to get to sleep after long play sessions.

You can even have the monitor add ambient lighting to whatever’s behind and below it, thanks to bezel-mounted LED light strips. They don’t track what’s in game to change their hue in relation to on-screen content, but it should be good for those who want to set a particular mood when using their new monitor.

In terms of connectivity, the new AOC AGON display offers a single VGA port, one DVI Dual Link, one HDMI 2.0 connector, a single DisplayPort 1.2ad, and two USB 3.0 connectors, as well as audio and microphone ports.

Although we don’t have any U.S. pricing or release information yet, we do know the plan is to launch it in Europe in December for around 700 British pounds. If we remove the 20 percent value added tax it would be susceptible to over there and make a direct conversion, that would leave us with a pricing estimate just shy of $670 U.S. before taxes.


The Avalon V is Alcatel’s first Verizon-exclusive smartphone

Alcatel is has announced a new phone, the Avalon V -- but this budget device isn't what makes the announcement special. It's Alcatel's first phone on the Verizon network, and it's available now.

Samsung Galaxy S10 update gives manual control of Bright Night mode

Samsung 2019 flagship smartphone lineup is here, and there aren't just two phones as usual — there are four. There's the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, as well as a new entry called the S10e, as well as the Galaxy S10 5G.

The Pixel 3 range will soon be coming to T-Mobile's network

Google's latest flagships, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, are now official and we have all the details from the October 9 event in New York City and Paris. Here's everything we know about the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Looking to get into shape? Snag one of these fitness trackers

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available. Here are our picks for the best fitness trackers available right now.

AMD Ryzen CPU prices get slashed ahead of Ryzen 3000 release

AMD's Ryzen CPUs have had their prices slashed as we edge towards the release of their third generation. Whether you're a gamer or someone who needs multi-threaded performance, there's a deal for everyone with some heavy discounts to take…

The number pad on HP’s Chromebook 15 makes spreadsheet work a breeze

HP's Chromebook 15 comes with a 15.6-inch display, a metal keyboard deck with full-size keys, and a dedicated number pad, making it the second Chromebook model, following Acer's Chromebook 715, to be suited for spreadsheet work.

AMD’s 2020 Ryzen CPUs could have a big boost in power efficiency

The sequel to AMD's Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 CPUs is slated for a 2020 release and when it arrives, could leverage the new Zen 3 architecture to deliver impressive gains to performance and power efficiency.

Worried about your online privacy? We tested the best VPN services

Browsing the web can be less secure than most users would hope. If that concerns you, a virtual private network — aka a VPN — is a decent solution. Check out a few of the best VPN services on the market.

Gaming on a laptop has never been better. These are your best options

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out, wallet-emptying PCs.

Here's how you can download the best free music players for your Mac

Tired of your Mac's default music player? Take a look at our picks for the best free music players available for your Apple rig. Whether you're a casual listener or an audiophile, you're sure to find something that fits your needs here.

Want to make calls across the internet for less? Try these great VOIP services

Voice over IP services are getting more and more popular, but there are still a few that stand above the pack. In this guide, we'll give you a few options for the best VOIP services for home and business users.

Transform into the ultimate leader with our tips and tricks for Civilization 6

Civilization VI offers both series veterans and total newcomers a lot to chew on from the get-go. Here are some essential starting tips to help you master the game's many intricacies.

The iPhone’s Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts could land on Macs this year

For its desktop computers, it appears that Apple may continue to draw from the iPhone for inspiration. iOS 12 features, like Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts, are believed to be making their way to MacOS this year at WWDC in June.

Dell slashes prices of XPS 13 and Alienware 17 laptops in latest promo

Dell's latest promotion will score you big savings on the XPS 13 or the Alienware 17. The stylish XPS 13's discount is for $430, and only the rose gold model is on sale, while gamers who choose the Alienware 17 will save $860.