Gaming monitor and IT accessory brand AOC has revealed two new ultrawide monitors set to appear on shelves by the end of 2023. The monitors, CU34G2XE/BK and CU34G2XP/BK, are branded as 'twin titans' aiming to deliver 'precision, performance, and perfection' for gamers.
They are the latest in several new monitors from AOC, with the company seemingly aiming to cover multiple price points. Gamers can expect to spend £299 on the CU34G2XE/BK that launches in early December 2023, or £339 on the CU34G2XP/BK that launches in mid-December 2023.
Both monitors bring an ultrawide screen that measures 34 inches, or 86 centimetres. Internally, they boast a 1500R curved VA panel and a wide quad high-definition resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. Beyond their 21:9 aspect ratios, the monitors share adaptive sync support to eliminate tearing.
AOC's usual G-Menu is included with both monitors, aiming to enhance user experience by allowing total control of the display. Similarly, the monitors use flicker-free technology, low blue mode, and shadow control which many have come to expect of AOC monitors' asking price.
Examining the monitors individually, the CU34G2XP/BK earns its 'star of the show' title. Gamers are treated to a smooth refresh rate of 180 hertz, with a speedy response time of up to 1 millisecond. Competitive gamers will be pleased to hear that this monitor also offers a 1 millisecond moving picture response time through motion blur reduction.
The CU34G2XP/BK's speed is joined by impressive visuals thanks to VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification making sure colours are more vibrant. Both monitors share a 99% sRGB colour space which may be useful for artists as well as gamers.
The cheaper CU34G2XE/BK model has its own perks. Beyond the aforementioned resolution, this monitor reportedly aims for 'smooth gameplay' with a decent refresh rate of 144 hertz. The CU34G2XE/BK achieves a 1 millisecond moving picture response time and supports HDR10 for improved colours and brightness.
The monitors differ in their connectivity options, however. The more expensive model offers two DisplayPorts and two HDMI ports, while the cheaper model offers just one of each. Differences are also visible in the monitors' stands, with the more expensive model offering tilt, swivel, and height adjustments compared to the cheaper model's simple tilt control.