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  • #42334

    Hi ilcose,

    I have moved your post to this thread as you are asking for a comparison rather than simply focussing on one model. And I’ve already shared some thoughts on how the AOC AG352UCG compares to some of the other models here. A few points:

    – The HP Omen X35 and AOC AG352UCG do not use the same panel, they use different variants of a very similar panel. The curvature is exactly the same (even though AOC chooses to specify it differently to HP) as this is related to the panel itself and does not change between monitors or in this case very similar variants of the same panel. Unlike the Samsung, which does have a steeper curvature and this is one of its key ‘selling points’ for some users.

    – Most of the feedback I’ve received regarding the C34F791 has been very positive. There is a lot more feedback on that model than the Omen, and it is far too early and outlandish to claim that the quality control is bad on the Samsung and good on the Omen. From the return rate of CF791s purchased by kind users who have used our links, I can say that this is not something I would be concerned about on the Samsung. With Amazon Italy’s returns policy (I assume you would be using them and supporting our website?) there should be peace of mind in that respect anyway.

    – I’ve already commented on this indirectly, by comparing the Samsung and the ASUS MX34VQ. Which you should also be closely considering.

    – User feedback suggests that the pixel overdrive on the Omen is poorly configured regardless of setting. Either with obvious trailing (beyond what you’d see on the AOC with its optimal setting) or obvious overshoot (again beyond what you’d see on the AOC). If you feel you could do without G-SYNC, and with the GPUs you’re considering in the future you probably can, then really your choice should be between the Samsung and ASUS instead.

    #42339

    Many thanks about the detailed answer. But let me ask you some more details.
    You said that the omen and the agon don’t share the same panel. I thought the only differences were the curvature (isn’t the omen 1800R and the Agon 2000R?) and the borderless design od the Omen.
    From the pictures posted from users i saw i can’t distinguish the curve angle, but how they stated 2 different sizes for the same thing with the same unit of misure?
    You find that the overdrive is better on Asus and Samsung panel compared to the agon?
    I also noticed on the Agon a scanline problem with gsync in a review and of course, the classic adaptive sync flicker.

    Second, you speak about the input lag in the asus thread. Do you think it will be a problem? And how the samsung’s color are compared to the agon panel?
    Did you find the “issues” you had with the cf791 less annoying than the flaws of the agon’s panel?

    Just to give you a little hint about the input lag tolerance, i currently have an Asus vn279qlb overclocked to 75hz, and i use the vsync (or what nvidia call Adaptive Sync from Control Panel) in nearly every game and i can’t notice the input lag. No game like quake, counter strike or overwatch. Maybe some casual battlefield like shooters. Mostly game like Batman series, the witcher, mass effect, crysis, total war and so on.

    Thanks a lot fot your patience 🙂

    PS not to be annoying with a question you already answered thousand times. But i’m assuming that the flicker issue is no longer an issue like you saw on reddit at the beginning and it is the same adaptive sync flicker that all freesync monitor (and gsync of course) have, isn’t it? Maybe samsung silently updated the firmware in the newer units released?

    #42340

    The panel curvature is probably some way between 1800R and 2000R in reality, for both models. Or perhaps varies slightly between units. AOC America even initially quoted 1800 – 2000R. Or perhaps still do. Anyway, discussing this is is waste of time, because the difference between 1800R and 2000R would be negligible in reality.

    The AGON does NOT have a particular issue with “scanlines”. More correctly called interlace pattern artifacts. And they are covered in the review. There were really no noteworthy issues in that regard on the AOC.

    I have quite clearly stated my stance on input lag in the thread you refer to and don’t see what more I can say really. To reiterate, it is subjective and most users would not have an issue with it. You should find the increase from 75Hz @ 75fps to 100Hz @ 100fps to be beneficial regardless of input lag. Most users would find the “connected feel” of the Samsung very good.

    I have already said as much as I can with respect to colour reproduction differences on these two forum threads. For more detail you’ll have to wait for the review really. I appreciate the comparison I’ve drawn is between the ASUS and AOC. But the Samsung is very similar to the ASUS, with slightly higher colour saturation. Therefore compared to the AOC colours are more consistent (retain saturation better near edges) and more saturated on the Samsung. So they do look more vibrant, but it isn’t a massive difference and if you refer to my subjective impressions on colour reproduction on the AOC review you’ll see plenty of positive things were said.

    And sorry that this reply had been a bit brief and fragmented. I don’t know if you’re aware, but my main test system recently blew up (not literally, but as good as) and I am typing this out on a tablet. The only other PC I have access to is being used by another family member.

    #42341

    Thanks a lot for all the clarification.
    Yes, i red that and i hope you can have your system back soon. No problem for the fragmented answers, i’m just trying to collect any info i can from the reviews, customer’s experiences and more techincal one. We are far to have a perfect 21:9 monitor and seems that we have to find the one with less flaws…

    So i don’t give up and i keep my preorder on the Samsung hoping to find a good panel at the first try!

    #42342

    Fingers crossed you get a good one and enjoy it. 🙂

    #42355