Short review AOC CU34G3S 34-inch curved gaming monitor: high contrast, colorful and capable

There are plenty of gently curved monitors available for people who don’t want an extremely enveloping effect. Since radii smaller than about 1300R can cause image distortion, that’s understandable. But for hardcore gamers looking to replicate VR goggles without hanging a ton of bulky tech on their heads, 1000R ultra-wide screens do a great job of filling one’s peripheral vision and surrounding the player with the virtual environment.

The AOC CU34G3S is such a monitor. It has a diagonal of 34 inches with a VA panel that delivers over 3,000:1 contrast. It has HDR and a wide color gamut for a punchy and realistic image. In addition, gaming performance is enhanced with Adaptive-Sync and a 165 Hz refresh rate. The best part is the price – just $430 right now – which makes it a great contender to join the ranks of the best gaming monitors.

AOC CU34G3S specifications

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Panel type / backlight VA/W LED, edge array
Screen size / aspect ratio 34 inches / 21:9
Row 2 – Cell 0 Bend radius: 1000 mm
Maximum resolution and refresh rate 3440×1440 at 165 Hz
Row 4 – Cell 0 FreeSync: 48-165 Hz
Row 5 – Cell 0 G-Sync compatible
Original color depth and gamut 8-bit / DCI-P3
Response Time (GTG) 4 ms
Brightness (mfr) 300 nits
Contrast (mfr) 3,000:1
Speakers 2x5w
Video inputs 2x DisplayPort 1.2
Row 12 – Cell 0 2xHDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5mm headphone output
USB 3.2 1x up, 4x down
Energy consumption 48w, brightness @ 200 nits
Panel dimensions WxHxD with plinth 31.3 x 15.8-20.9 x 13.4 in (795 x 402-532 x 340mm)
Panel Thickness 5.2 inches (133mm)
Bezel width Top/Sides: 8 mm (0.3 in)
Row 19 – Cell 0 Bottom: 0.9 in (22mm)
Weight 18.3 lb (8.3 kg)
Guarantee 3 years

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