AOC Agon 352UCG
It has not been that long since AOC, the 'store brand' of the big Chinese manufacturer TPV Technologies, launched a gaming brand under the name of Agon. Nevertheless the assortment of this brand can be called impressive right now. There are few brands that offer this many flavours when it comes to gaming monitors, only market leader (in this segment) Asus has a comparable amount on offer. Nearly every Agon model is offered as Freesync and G-sync variant, but the counterpart of the AG352UCG is a different beast, as with the Acer.
The AG352UCG costs about 179 pounds / 200 euros to 223 pounds / 250euros than the Freesync-brother with the lower resolution and higher refresh rate. While that model operates at 2560x1440, the AG352UCG offers 3440x1440 at 100Hz - less than the Acer, but still a lot more than 60Hz. Furthermore the AOC model is a lot cheaper, the price difference with the Z35P is about 223 pounds / 250 euros, both in terms of minimal and average price. This is a lot of money for an extra 20Hz, but of course there is more than specs alone.
Keeping to the specs, we see the same video-inputs thanks to the G-sync scaler: displayport 1.2 and hdmi 1.4. Aside from an audio-input, AOC also offers an audio-output which allows you to connect your own speakers or headset if you are using the hdmi-audio, as well as two usb 3.0 connectors instead of the four that the Acer offers. One of the two is a fast-charging connector for your device, for example a smartphone. Remarkable is the implementation of the upstream (slave) connector: micro-usb type-B instead of the regular version. The cable for that is in the box, but in terms of firmness it is not our favorite in the usb-assortment. The built-in speakers not as powerful (2x 2W instead of 2x 9W), but to be fair: most users will choose to use a headset or good external speakers. Positive: the connectors all point down, although here the usb-connectors are not easy to reach when the monitor is in front of you.
At the back and bottom of the monitor we find coloured led-lighting. The panel can rotate, tilt and be adjusted in height on the small but very sturdy metal base. As with the Acer we find a sort of handle, but considering this monitor weighs about 12 kilograms it is not exactly the first choice for a lan-party. We also see another Agon-characteristic: a headset holder situated on the back of the panel that is retractable.
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At the time of writing the AG352UCG is not available in any of the shops connected to our Price Comparison, presumably because the relatively small stocks sell out quickly. This is not strange considering the very attractive price: while 803 pounds / 899 euros is still a lot of money, it is by far the least expensive monitor with these specifications (uwqhd, g-sync, 100Hz).