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AOC AGON AG493UCX 49in Monitor Review

Ultrawide monitors are becoming increasingly popular, with more and more manufacturers releasing 21:9 screens with high quality panels and ever-increasing refresh rates. But what if 21:9 just isn’t enough for you? That’s where the AOC AGON AG493UCX comes in. With a resolution of 5120×1440, this screen offers a 32:9 aspect ratio and a panel size of 49 inches, so it is certainly not for the faint of heart. What’s it like to use, and is it any good? Let’s find out.

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I’ve been using 21:9 screens for the last year or so, which already makes me a fairly late convert to the trend of ultrawide screens. The AOC AGON AG493UCX really does take things to the next level however, offering almost 50% more horizontal pixels than your typical 3440×1440 monitor. In fact, the 5120×1440 resolution over the 49 inch panel size gives an experience which is roughly equivalent to two 27in QHD (2560×1440) screens side by side.

The form-factor isn’t the only thing of interest though. The AG493UCX also promises the high levels of contrast you’d expect from a VA panel, while it’s also outfitted with a 120Hz refresh rate and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. Priced at £899 here in the UK, we find out whether or not this screen is worth buying.

Specification:

  • Monitor colour: Black
  • Screen size (inch): 49 inch
  • Resolution: 5120×1440
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Response time (GtG): 4 ms
  • Response Time (MPRT): 1 ms
  • HDR: Vesa Certified DisplayHDR™ 400
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Sync Range: 48-144
  • Sync Technology: FreeSync Premium Pro
  • Backlight: WLED
  • sRGB Coverage (%): (CIE 1931) 121
  • Aspect ratio: 32:9
  • Brightness (typical): 550
  • Contrast (dynamic): 80M:1
  • Pixels per Inch: 108
  • Contrast (static): 3000:1
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2331
  • Active Screen Area (HxW): 1193.472(H) x 335.664 (V) mm mm
  • Viewing angle (CR10): 178/178 º
  • Display Colours: 16.7 Million
  • Bezel Type: Frameless

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