Very good review of AOC CU34G2X @ PCMonitors.info
PCMonitors.info, a website / YouTube channel / influencer from the UK specialised on very detailed and technical monitor reviews recently published a comprehensive written review and an over 1-hour long video review on the AOC CU34G2X.
“The bottom line; a decent performer in some respects with a few kinks – but an excellent price for a 144Hz 3440 x 1440 UltraWide. […] The monitor offers good ergonomic flexibility, including height adjustment, and has a reasonably solid feel overall. […] The OSD controls weren’t the most intuitive we’ve come across (far from it), with a row of pressable buttons instead of a joystick or remote […] but for those who struggle they may find the ‘G-Menu’ software a nice alternative. […] As a VA panel, contrast was the main strength of this model. […] The fairly generous colour gamut was put to good use under HDR, at least when using HDMI. With DisplayPort the balance, saturation and gamma was simply ‘off’ under HDR regardless of the HDR mode used in the OSD. […] Whilst further extension beyond sRGB and superior coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space would have been preferable even there, the combination of 88% DCI-P3 coverage and 10-bit pipeline provided quite good tone mapping and shade variety.[…] Overall we feel the monitor provided a nice experience in some respects, with the sort of image quality and visual experience some will really love. […] Competing IPS models like the LG 34GK950F are really more accomplished in terms of their response performance and colour consistency and benefit from an even lighter matte screen surface. […] On the flipside the AOC offers an edge in terms of contrast, and what simply can’t be ignored is the fact it costs roughly half as much.”