The AOC AGON AG493UCX, When Only 32:9 Will Do
5120×1440, KVM Capability And A Remote Control
If a traditional ultrawide monitor is just not enough for you then perhaps AOC’s AGON AG493UCX 49″ display will satisfy your penchant for pixels. With an aspect ratio of 32:9 and 108ppi you will find that the display caps at 120Hz, making use of Freesync Pro Premium to prevent tearing in games that your GPU struggles to display on this mighty VA monitor. The video inputs include a pair of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4, with a USB-C that also carries a DisplayPort signal. There is also an upstream USB port along with three outputs which allow the display to act as a KVM thanks to the included hardware. You can also plug in a headset to the 3.5mm audio jack, or you could enable the built in 5W speakers.
There are buttons built into the monitor to handle the OSD, however Kitguru felt the included remote makes changing options much easier than your average display. In their testing of the display Kitguru added in a new benchmark, making use of NVIDIA’s LDAT to measure end-to-end system latency. With low latency enabled on the AGON AG493UCX the average delay between a mouse click occurring and that click displaying onscreen was 12ms. That is a significant improvement from the 33.4ms lag without the feature enabled so it is definitely worth switching on. This is the first display they tested with that tool, so they offer input lag comparisons to other displays, but that should change with time.
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.