AOC recently launched AOC U3477PQU 34-inch WQHD monitor, which was sent to us a couple of days ago for review. This one is a 21:9 display that offers UltraWide 3440-by-1440 resolution, which will be appreciated by gamers and graphics enthusiasts like.
If you are one of those that prefer ultra-wide monitors for your desktop PC setup, you will like the AOC U3477PQU. This one comes with built-in 7-watt speakers, features an IPS panel that boasts a 5ms GTG refresh, and accompanies connectivity options such as D-SUB, DVI-D, HDMI and Displayport ports.
The monitor was delievered to us in a huge box which was neatly packed, though you need to be careful while removing the monitor from the box. The box itself is quite heavy at 12+ kgs.
Inside the box you will find all sorts of cables you will need to get the monitor up and running, including DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, power cables and a USB cable. A software CD is also included, along with the mounting screws to attach the stand to the panel directly.
The box also includes the stand and the base of the monitor, which look quite cool. It’s a tool less installation overall – the base has a thumbscrew which keeps everything together and in place.
The only step where you will need a Philips head screwdriver is when you attach the stand to the panel. The display overall has a glossy finish and though it shines and shimmers, it is also a fingerprint magnet.
For those who are new to the whole ultra-wide monitor game, you will need some time to adapt to the monitor. The performance of the built-in speakers is strictly OK. The screen though can be pivoted into portrait mode without the need for tools. In addition, the stand can also be tilted in the range of 5°~24°.
You will find all the physical buttons on the lower right hand corner on the edges of the monitor. These buttons operate the onscreen menu system and include functions such as switch input, move left, move right, menu on/off/accept, and power off/on.
At 34-inches the monitor is pretty huge and might not fit on most people’s desks. So you might have to get a bigger desk, if you are going to opt for this monitor. While there is no support for Thunderbolt, it isn’t a biggie. Most people can do without it.
On the performance front, AOC U3477PQU is capable of producing good picture quality. The colours were sharp and the resolution offering was excellent. The overall design of the product was very good and it will go well with any high-end PC setup.