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    AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    Choose from the 100Hz 34-inch 1500R VA panel CU34G2, or the 144Hz CU34G2X model.
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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    It took me a decade to change from CRT to LCD, i think it will take the same for a aspect ratio change like this.

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    Yeah, keep looking at the QHD ultrawides and wondering whether they're worth the premium over a 4K screen. Use to run two screens side by side back in the day and liked it other than the huge bar down the middle. 1080p isn't quite enough vertical pixels to this seems to be the sweet spot.

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    i keep thinking about getting a bigger screen but i am not sure about curved screen it would be nice to know if they are worth getting

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    So curvy...

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    I actually thing curved will be fine for monitor, but i would not like TV to be that way.

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Yeah, keep looking at the QHD ultrawides and wondering whether they're worth the premium over a 4K screen. Use to run two screens side by side back in the day and liked it other than the huge bar down the middle. 1080p isn't quite enough vertical pixels to this seems to be the sweet spot.
    article says its 1440 verticle pixels

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    I have the AG352UC6B 3440x1440 GSync 120Hz, its gorgeous.


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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    At £399 for the 100Hz model, that's an absolute steal!

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    Yes, ultrawide is amazing. You'll never go back.
    Wish mine was curved. Way better for the wider angle.
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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Midas View Post
    Wish mine was curved. Way better for the wider angle.
    I had a flat one, the LG 34UM95-P and upgraded to the Acer Predator Z35P earlier this year, the curve makes such a difference.
    Oddly though, going back to using a flat monitor at a similar distance, it almost feels like the middle bows out, like it's convex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I had a flat one, the LG 34UM95-P and upgraded to the Acer Predator Z35P earlier this year, the curve makes such a difference.
    Oddly though, going back to using a flat monitor at a similar distance, it almost feels like the middle bows out, like it's convex.
    That much of a difference? Trying to talk myself out of buying the Samsung ls34j550 for £279 as I don't like spending money, but the step up to the next level (curved, 100Hz, w/VESA) is about another £200.
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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Midas View Post
    Yes, ultrawide is amazing. You'll never go back.
    It's weird, but can be very cool.

    However, you do always notice it and, in various types of games, it actually gets a bit tiresome having to keep turning your head that much further. For this reason, I know several people who have indeed gone back to flat screens. Some also didn't get on so well with the VA panels, I believe... not sure why.

    I liked it and it's certainly worth trying, to see if it suits your requirements. Not sure I'd fully convert just yet, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Yeah, keep looking at the QHD ultrawides and wondering whether they're worth the premium over a 4K screen.
    Hugely so - I was lucky to be able to acquire a PG35VQ last month and I just can't go back to 16:9....its even bigger than the jump from 4:3 to 16:9 was in my opinion. I didn't believe it until I tried it and was quite anti UW initially.

    The extra peripheral vision in games like PUBG is a HUGE advantage, and the extra on-screen area that you can see in RTS games like the AOEII remaster just gives you a big edge as you can spot attacks/enemy movements earlier.

    It's so much of an advantage that competitive shooters are starting to ban 21:9 in competitive scenes - some, like Overwatch, force you to play in 16:9 with black bars for example as the difference is so great.

    I now only have a single monitor as I don't need 2, and can't imagine ever going back.

    4k Just gives you more pixels and lower framerates at the moment really, and whilst it might look slightly better, it doesn't offer you a competitive advantage like going UW does.

    In a way, this is kind of sad - I realised this week that there is a new element to "pay to win"...if you can afford a high end mouse, keyboard, monitor, GPU and internet connection, you get an automatic advantage over those that cannot. I forsee some big issues with eSports in the future as a result...


    Both of these screens seem a bargain to me - OK so they are missing HDR and G-Sync, but at £500 I think you can't really go wrong. Next step up is something like the LG34GK950F/G for around £1000 (gets you IPS, G-Sync & HDR400) and the PG35VQ at over double that (for 200hz/Gsync U and HDR1000).

    Excellent to finally see some good value Ultrawides in the market

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    In a way, this is kind of sad - I realised this week that there is a new element to "pay to win"...if you can afford a high end mouse, keyboard, monitor, GPU and internet connection, you get an automatic advantage over those that cannot. I forsee some big issues with eSports in the future as a result...
    I used to have "don't pay to win" when I had a computer that slowed down slightly when someone was close to me in Counter Strike A bit of an advantage knowing someone was around the corner even when they weren't moving! A few years ago now though...

    Think maybe save my pennies, the CU34G2 looks pretty much perfect except for the red accents - VESA, good refresh rate and freesync range, internal power supply, even USB as a bonus - should be worth the extra £120 when it comes out

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    Re: AOC launches the CU34G2(X) ultra-wide curved monitors

    Any sign of general availability of these things? The AOC website isn't listing re-sellers yet and Lambda-Tek are the only ones I can find are selling it over rrp

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