AOC has introduced its new 49" (124 cm) monitor AGON AG493UCX in 32:9 format. The curved (1800 mm) monitor is actually aimed at ambitious gamers, but with its large working area of 5,120 x 1,440 pixels, which is equivalent to that of two QHD 27" displays, it is also interesting for professional video editing.
It also features a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, a contrast ratio of 3,000 : 1 and a 1 ms response time (MPRT) and supports both the DisplayHDR 400 Standard and FreeSync Premium Pro. But don&t get your hopes too high regarding HDR display, DisplayHDR400 is not sufficient for a really good reproduction of HDR content.
AOC AGON AG493UCX
Its 8-bit VA panel has a maximum brightness of 550 nits and covers 121% of the sRGB color space, 90% of the Adobe RGB color space and 85% of the NTSC color space. The interfaces of the AOC AGON AG493UCX include two HDMI 2.0 ports, two DisplayPort 1.4 as well as a USB-C (DP Alt Mode) and three USB 3.2 Gen1 connectors.
With its integrated USB hub and KVM switch functionality, the AGON AG493UCX can serve as a display for two connected computers at the same time (practical for live streaming productions, for example), which can be controlled with only one mouse and keyboard. If a notebook is connected to the AGON AG493UCX via USB-C, it can also be powered or charged.
AOC AGON AG493UCX KVM Switch
In Picture-by-Picture mode, two different 16:9 sources can be displayed side by side. For better screen ergonomics, the AGON AG493UCX offers flicker-free display using flicker-free technology and an eye-saving LowBlue mode, and the monitor settings can also be made from the computer using AOC&s OSD software AOC G-Menu.
The AOC AGON AG493UCX is available immediately at a price of 1,089 Euro.