AOC C24G1 Curved LCD monitor
It is 53.5x32x1cm and the curve difference between the edge and the centre is 2cm. The stand is V shaped and is 43cm across at the front and 10cm across at the back it raises the panel by 6cm. There is a lot of back tilt (more than 20 degrees) and a little forward tilt. The panel can also move up to a maximum of 19cm above your desk. It weighs less than 4.5 kilos.
During my time testing this the curve in the screen is clearly visible and does not lessen with use whereas with larger screen it does appear to do so, the screen is clear sharp and bright even when I forced myself to watch a video or three.
There are a line of five slightly raised buttons midway between the centre and the right side of the underside edge of the unit these control the unit, however like almost all recent panels the ‘Auto’ mode is as good as anything I could achieve manually or in any condition I could manufacturer.
At the back are two HDMI ports, VGA and Display Port connections in a line together with a headphone socket. Towards the other end is the three pin kettle type mains lead input.
The main reason to buy this would be the 144Hz frame rate which will normally require a dedicated graphics card to be able to interpret it at this high rate.
Flicker Free technology is something that most recent panels offer but of course not at anything like the 144Hz frame rate. Another feature for the gamer is FreeSync. The response time is 1ms.
Both sides and the top have what is described as minimum bezel meaning that should you put other such panels side by side there would be virtually no gap between the displays.
Power consumption is 20 watts and less than .5watts in standby.
The panel comes with a three year warranty.
Could you get away with this as an office expense for those hours when not gaming, well I tested it for the whole range of normal tasks such as reading web pages viewing spreadsheets and of course word processing and it was able to tick all the boxes without problem so maybe you could especially if you are the boss.
I see from the AOC website (link at the end) they also do a 27inch and 30 inch offering and these may absorb the curve better than this unit did.
With other larger panels and TVs I have reviewed the curve seemed to vanish after a while of looking here I could not say that, and I always noticed it.
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