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AOC C3583FQ 35-inch 160hz curved ultra-wide monitor review

So now we know what the picture quality, build quality, OSD and gaming performance of the AOC C3583FQ is like, what do we think?

The main drawback of the AOC C3583FQ is the resolution. 2,560 x 1,080 feels a bit too large on a screen of this size and 3,440 x 1,440 looks more natural, to our eyes. It’s a subjective opinion. but we definitely prefer more pixels.

The stand is far from terrible, but it is rather restrictive, removing the possibility of using a VESA mount, and the inability to rotate the monitor or adjust its height did become annoying during testing, making it harder to reach around and plug in cables. That said, the buttons on the base of the stand are a novel idea, as are the ports at the rear.

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And as we’ve pointed out, the picture quality is very good, particularly for the money. Based on the image quality alone we’d have been hard pressed to tell the AMVA panel in the AOC C3583FQW apart from that in a general-purpose IPS screen. The colours look great, it’s nice and bright and it is a brilliant effort from AOC.

In games we found the effect of the 160Hz refresh rate was very smooth animation, with notably reduced tearing compared with a 60Hz screen. In blind testing, we’re not sure anyone would notice the difference between 160Hz and 144Hz, and it’s an improvement over what we’re used to.

It also helps that the AOC C3583FQ is cheaper than its competitors. Show it off to your friends and they’ll assume it to be in the same high price league as some of the high-end, high refresh rate, ultra-wide displays we’ve covered. Then tell them how affordable it is and they’re certain to even more impressed.

You can buy the AOC C3583FQ from CCL for £550.94 inc vat HERE.

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Pros:

  • Superb value.
  • Good overall picture quality for a VA panel with high brightness levels.
  • Poor brightness distribution.

Cons:

  • 2,560 x 1,080 native resolution may be uncomfortably large for some users.
  • Unexciting build materials, stand and OSD software.
  • No USB hub.

Kitguru Says: We went in slightly sceptical of a screen with VA panel technology and let the review fairly impressed. It’s not without its issues, but the picture quality and brightness levels sell the AOC C3583FQ. At the price you won’t get much better.

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Rating: 8.0.

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