AOC Agon AG352UCG6 monitor review: Not all great things come in big packages

If you thought your display had everything, think again. The Agon 2UCG6 from AOC is part of the company's collection of gaming monitors and this ultrawide panel packs a punch with all the kit you'll need for many sessions to come. Unfortunately, it's let down by a few strange design choices.

You'll love how ultrawide the AOC Agon AG352UCG6 is

AOC Agon AG352UCG6

The Agon AG352UCG6 from AOC is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the design of the monitor. It's a gaming display, which you can tell from the get-go, but it's not the most premium looking panel on the market. Priced at $700 and rocking G-Sync, you'd expect it to look better.

It's mainly the rear that looks a little off and luckily the front isn't too bad. This is surprising as the company makes some killer displays. A sturdy stand holds the screen in place and is similar to other stands found with AOC displays. It gets the job done without a fuss, allowing you to raise, lower, and swivel the screen.

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SpecificationsAOC Agon AG352UCG6
Resolution3440 x 1440
Refresh rate120Hz
Response time4ms
Panel techVA
Aspect ratio21:9
Colors16.7 Million
PortsHDMIDisplayPort3.5mm2x USB

The available port selection is strong. You've got HDMI, DisplayPort and even USB ports with charging capabilities. There's the familiar AOC headphone holder on the right-hand-side, and some LED lighting can be found on the rear and underneath. The controls for this lighting are basic, only allowing you to select between green, red, and blue as well as a few brightness levels.

Where the AOC display comes alive is in games. The ultrawide display with a curvature of 1800R allows you to enjoy games at a resolution greater than 1440p — this requires more power from your GPU but is a fairly attractive middle ground between 1080p and 4K without spending thousands.

AOC Agon AG352UCG6

It's also a huge panel, coming in at 35 inches, making it ideal for consoles and other devices that can be hooked up the rear. Colors are very good out the box, and factory calibration isn't awful. You could throw this monitor together and get gaming straight away, taking advantage of the excellent color reproduction.

What you may dislike about the AOC Agon AG352UCG6

AOC Agon AG352UCG6

The RGB lighting is a strange one. I like the two bars on the front, which shine said light down a transparent module. It looks pretty good. However, the controls of this RGB lighting are severely restricted. As mentioned already, you can only choose between the three primary colors and a few brightness levels (or disabling the lighting altogether). It's a big miss for AOC.

There's also the terrible on-screen menu, which is unfortunately found in most screens from the company, and the viewing angles of the VA panel aren't as good as you'd find on an IPS screen. These are small complaints, however, and do not detract from gaming performance.

Should you buy the AOC Agon AG352UCG6?

AOC Agon AG352UCG6

This isn't a bad display. AOC makes some great panels, and I've not come across one I truly disliked, but I find it difficult to recommend this screen, especially with compelling options from competitors like Acer and MSI. If you want to upgrade to ultrawide and plan to throw two of these panels side by side, I would say go for it, but there are some better choices — even from the AOC camp.

Display quality is great, gaming is exceptional, but the design and a few annoyances drag the AG352UCG6 below other displays.

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.