AOC Agon AG352QCX
The first of the two AOC models that we cover is also the most current one. Under the name Agon, the brand has been doing good work in the market for gaming monitors for some time now. The AG352QCX is a good illustration of that, with a design that is both elegant and imposing. The 35-inch panel rests on an elegant metal base and can be tilt as well as be adjusted in height. On the back the lighting stands out as well as the useful handle and the subtly placed headphone holder. The connectors are all facing downward: it is clear that a lot of thought went into the design of this monitor.
Those connectors might be too complete, because the vga-input does raise some questions with us. More useful are dvi, hdmi and displayport, as well as a usb 3.0 hub, audio in- and outputs and relatively powerful speakers. The panel itself is an AUO AMVA-model, with a Freesync-compatible scaler and a frequency range of 30 to 200 Hz.
In terms of specifications the AG352QCX ticks nearly every box you can think of. Fortunately the monitor does not disappoint in the tests either. We see excellent response times, without input lag, so the basis is there for gamers. Because the eye wants something as well we are happy to say that the contrast is excellent, while the monitor also offers a solid minimum brightness of white - useful if you game in the dark. The black value is of a high level too, while the uniformity is remarkably good for this type of monitor. Furthermore this Agon has the best viewing angles in this test, excellent sRGB-coverage and a solid colour fault of 3.17. The grayscale deviation is also not that bad, and the average gamma is good. The colour temperature is a little warm, but aside from that we have little to complain about. If you do not want G-sync, this is clearly the best monitor in the test. The average price is not bad at slightly less than 628 pounds / 700 euros, while it can also be found for 538 pounds / 599 euros in our Price Comparison at the time of writing.