AOC U3477PQU Review – A Low-Cost Alternative to Curved Higher-End Models

When you take a look at the design of the AOC U3477PQU, and even read its specs and feature offerings on paper, it is easily one of the more desirable monitors that you can purchase right now. It comes as a combination of a large 34-inch panel and an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. Furthermore, it delivers high resolution visuals as well as a top-spec IPS LCD technology. Hence, it does tick all the right boxes in terms of high-end monitors, even though its price point is more desirable than others.

AOC U3477PQU Review - A Low-Cost Alternative to Curved Higher-End Models

The AOC U3477PQU May Not be for Gamers

One look at the AOC U3477PQU and you will know that it is one seriously elegant monitor. It has an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect screen ratio and the architecture is beautifully slim. It is even made to look thinner thanks to it having one of those borderless panels. Speaking of its panel, it is set off perfectly with the use of a simple, brushed-metal base along with a slender-looking stand.

One downside, however, in terms of its design, it he manner on how you would mount the U3477PQU to its stand. It utilizes that of a standard 100 x 100-millimeter VESA screw mount. Even though this means that the display will be compatible with other third-party monitor stands, attaching the two parts together (third party or the one that is included in the standard packaging) will deliver a slightly difficult challenge. Both the stand and the monitor itself are quite bulky and heavy. Hence, to make it more manageable, you would have to place these items on a large, clean surface so that you can connect the two parts properly.

But once you accomplish the physical setup of the monitor, everything from this point is a breeze. The display offers a 3,440 x 1,440-pixel resolution found on its 34-inch screen. Furthermore, it gives off an ideal pixel density of 109-pixels-per-inch.

One particularly annoying thing about this monitor is that you cannot adjust its brightness when the sRGB color mode is selected. This is quite a disappointment since you would otherwise have one of the most color-accurate displays right out of the box. There is, however, a Natural Color mode that is close enough for most users to find as an adequate setting.

While just about everything about the AOC U3477PQU is presentable (both inside and out), it might not be a solid choice for gamers. It has an input lag of 35ms, which is two whole refreshes, or frames, of the screen for a 60Hz display such as this. It is still acceptable, but more serious gamers might find it unappealing. For every other purpose, this display is a solid choice.


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