You might not be familiar with the brand AGON but you’re sure to have heard of the brand AOC, AGON is the brand under AOC for gaming monitors and in my lab is the AGON AG322FCX which is a curved monitor with AMD FreeSync technology.
Unlike the many curved monitors in the market, the AGON sports 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the usual 21:9 and it is still sufficiently curved for gaming, what’s more interesting is that this Full HD monitor is 31.5″. Now before I continue with the article, allow me to present to you the specs.
The AGON AG322FCX comes with metal-like finish for the back and the base,
For those who love LED lighting, the AGON AG322FCX comes with R, G and B lights with 3 levels of intensity. The lights as you can see from the image are at the bottom and also on the back area, so what it does is that it lights up the wall behind the monitor, or if the monitor is facing outwards then you get a LED room deco.
The AGON AG322FCX comes with 4 types of input, from the out-dated VGA to the latest DisplayPort. What’s interesting to note is that the AGON AG322FCX doesn’t get powered by just a cable like how most monitors are, so it comes with an adapter. Another thing to note is that the monitor is controlled by relying on a single D-pad control which is that that silver thing near the watermark in the image below.
What the D-pad does is that it launches a certain interface when you use it, for example pushing it forward allows you to select input, to the right pops up the LED light adjustment interface, to the left is where you select the color profile and pulling it backwards launches Shadow Control where you are able to adjust the screen’s brightness. Pressing the D-pad launches an interface as seen in the image below.
Here’s the LED color adjustment menu.
If you wonder what it looks like, here’s how big the screen is when compared to my keyboard and computer.
Take a look at the official product page if you may, you’ll see that the AGON AG322FCX is also a 144Hz monitor with AMD FreeSync support.
Staring off – the size, at 31.5″ display the screen is HUGE when compared to my usual screens which are around 22″ – 24″ in size, 32″ feels like I’m sitting in a cinema and it took a while to get used to it and I really love the experience. That being said, if you are the type that’s picky about pixels then you might be a little disturbed to see how the pixels don’t look fine (as in tiny, or minute) once you look at Full HD up close at this size.
The features are great, love the 144Hz and AMD FreeSync feature. I don’t mind tearing in game but it does make things look prettier. As for the interface, I think it looks damn cool but my only concern is how durable the D-pad is. I’m not the type that changes settings often but I do often switch between input.
The monitor also lacks any form of orientation adjustment other than just tiling upwards and downwards so take note of that, I had no issues with it though.
AGON AG322FCX Curved Gaming Monitor RM 1,888 – really good price for a super huge Full HD monitor with AMD FreeSync technology and 144Hz refresh rate. The game is made for gaming so if you’re the type that does both imaging work and play game on the same monitor then this monitor shouldn’t be your choice because the pixels are rather huge and it does not have the color accuracy of IPS panels, however if you’re strictly gaming then by all means do check out this monitor because it’s really neat.
Last but not least the AGON AG322FCX Curved Gaming Monitor comes with 3 years warranty with on-site pick-up service, this is probably the best part of the package. Want large gaming monitor? This might be the one for you.