AOC’s Agon AG493UCX: A 49-Inch Ultrawide Curved Monitor w/ 120 Hz Refresh & VRR

By | August 5, 2020

In recent years, displays with an ultrawide aspect ratio have gained traction both among gamers and among prosumers. At first, monitors with a 21:9 aspect ratio were released by a handful of manufacturers, but more recently, most of leading brands launched even wider LCDs featuring a 32:9 or 32:10 ratios. TPV Technology – which makes displays under AOC and Philips brands – was among the first manufacturers with professional-grade 32:9 monitors, so now it’s following-up with the gamer-focused AOC Agon AG493UCX.

The AOC Agon AG493UCX uses a 5120×1440 VA panel that features a 1800R curvature, which essentially means that the display offers the same number of pixels and screen real estate as two 27-inch QHD LCDs. Other specifications of the LCD include a max luminance of 550 nits, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178º/178º vertical/horizontal viewing angles, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and a refresh rate up to 120 Hz. The monitor can display 121% of the sRGB or 93% of the DCI-P3 color gamuts. Additionally, it comes factory calibrated to a Delta<2 accuracy (presumably for the sRGB color space).

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Since we are dealing with a monitor aimed at gamers and entertainment enthusiasts, the AOC Agon AG493UCX supports VESA Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate technology, so expect it to be certified by AMD for its FreeSync as well as NVIDIA for its G-Sync Compatible label. Speaking of certifications, the display also carries VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 badge.

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Just like other premium monitors for gamers, the Agon AG493UCX has multiple display inputs (two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and one USB Type-C port with a 65-W Power Delivery) as well as a triple-port USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A hub. What is surprising is that the monitor has docking capabilities, which includes a GbE port, and a KVM switch, features which aren’t particularly common in gaming-focused gear. In addition, it has built-in 5 W speakers and a headphone output.

One indisputable advantage of AOC’s Agon AG493UCX is its stand that can adjust its height, tilt, and swivel, a very rare feature on large displays.

AOC’s UltraWide 49-Inch Gaming Display
Agon AG493UCX
Panel 49″ VA
Native Resolution 5120 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Response Time 1 ms MPRT
Brightness up to 550 cd/m²
Contrast up to 3000:1
Backlighting W-LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1800R
Aspect Ratio 32:9
Color Gamut sRGB: 121%
DCI-P3: 93%
NTSC: 102%
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech VESA Adaptive-Sync
Pixel Pitch 0.234 mm²
Pixel Density 108 PPI
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0b
1 × USB-C with 65 W Power Delivery
Audio 3.5 mm output
USB Hub 3 × USB 3.2 Type-A connectors
Ethernet 1 GbE port
Webcam
Stand Height: 100 mm
Swivel: -15.5° ±1.5° ~ 15.5° ±1.5°
Tilt: -3.5°±1.5° ~ +13.5±1.5°
MSRP $999.99

The AOC Agon AG493UCX will be available starting from January 7, 2020, for $999.99 in the US. Meanwhile, since AOC China already lists the display on its website, expect the monitor to hit the market in the country shortly.

Source: AOC China (via TFT Central)

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