Brightness and contrast
The maximum brightness of the Acer Predator Z35P is slightly higher than that of the AOC Agon AG352UCG. The performance of the Acer is practically the same as that of the HP Omen X 35. These monitors are clearly brighter than the 34-inch ips-counterparts and the 34-inch spva-competitors based on the Samsung panel that is found in the C34F791, the MX34VQ and the Philips 34X7FJEW.
With the minimum brightness of white the Agon AG35UCQ clearly has a better result, although the Z35P does not perform bad either. In a darkened room the AOC model manages to dim the light better.
You could almost start doubting the results, but set to a brightness of white of 150 nits all monitors show the same result for the brightness of a black image: 0.07 cd/m². At maximum brightness the results are a bit further apart, and because we also performed this measurement in the older test method with the 34-inch ips-models of Asus and Acer, you can clearly see the advantage of va-technology: a much deeper black.
The low black value of vertical alignment results in excellent contrast values, although we do see some differences with the checkerboard-test. With the maximum brightness it is clear that ips is lacking here, and that the Agon AG352UCG ends up in first place albeit barely - but this measurement does not mean a lot, considering you rarely view an entirely white image followed by an entirely black image. With the checkerboard-test we see that the models with a Samsung-panel have a slight edge. A lot of this is probably due to the uniformity of the monitors, which is what we take a look at on the next page.