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AOC AGON AG493UCX 49in Monitor Review

Rating: 8.5.

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.

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.


  • 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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