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AOC CU34G3S 34-inch Curved Gaming Monitor Review: High Contrast, Colorful and Capable

For those who don’t want the extreme wraparound effect, there are plenty of gently curved monitors out there. That’s understandable, because a radius narrower than about 1300R can cause image distortion. But for hardcore gamers who want to replicate VR goggles without the bulky technology hanging over their heads, the 1000R ultra-wide screen does a great job of filling their peripheral vision and surrounding the player in a virtual environment.

AOC CU34G3S is one such monitor. It’s 34 inches diagonal and features a VA panel that delivers over 3,000:1 contrast. HDR and wide color gamut deliver punchy, realistic images. Plus, Adaptive-Sync and a 165Hz refresh rate boost gaming performance. The best part is the price. It’s only $430 at the time of writing this article. This is a great candidate to join the ranks of the best gaming monitors.

AOC CU34G3S Specs

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Panel type/backlight VA/W-LED, edge array
Screen size/aspect ratio 34 inches / 21:9
row 2 – cell 0 Curve radius: 1000mm
Maximum resolution and refresh rate 3440×1440 @ 165Hz
row 4 – cell 0 Free Sync: 48-165Hz
row 5 – cell 0 G-Sync compatible
Native color depth and color gamut 8bit/DCI-P3
Response time (GTG) 4ms
Brightness (mfr) 300 nits
Contrast (mfr) 3,000:1
speaker 2×5w
video input 2x DisplayPort 1.2
Row 12 – Cell 0 2x HDMI 2.0
audio 3.5mm headphone output
USB3.2 1x up, 4x down
power consumption 48 watts, brightness @ 200 nits
Panel dimensions WxHxD (including base) 31.3 x 15.8-20.9 x 13.4 inches (795 x 402-532 x 340mm)
panel thickness 5.2 inches (133mm)
bezel width Top/Side: 0.3″ (8mm)
Row 19 – Cell 0 Bottom: 0.9 inch (22mm)
weight 18.3 lbs (8.3kg)
guarantee 3 years

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