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AOC Gaming C32G3AE - 32 inch FHD Curved Monitor, 165Hz, 1ms MPRT, VA, Gsync, Freesync, Speakers, Low Input lag, (1920x1080 @ 165Hz, 300 cd/m², DP 1.2 x 1 / HDMI 1.4 x 2)

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The stand is a solid affair with 5/23 degrees tilt, 30 degrees swivel and a four-inch (100mm) height adjustment. There is no portrait mode. Movements have a firm and premium feel that makes you forget how inexpensive the CQ32G2S is. AOC doesn’t cut corners in its build quality here.

AOC Gaming C32G2ZE - 32 Inch FHD Curved Monitor, 240Hz, 1 ms

The C32G2ZE arrives in three pieces – base, upright and panel. You don't need any tools to assemble it, and the finished unit is very solid, yet lighter than its size would suggest.You can remove the upright to reveal a 100mm VESA mount for which you’ll have to provide your own fasteners. A stylish grill keeps the internal components cool with no need for a fan.

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I’ve been spoiled by many VA panels in the past but the AOC CQ32G2S’s 4,000:1 contrast puts it ahead of most of them. The difference between it and any IPS panel not running a zone dimming feature is significant. Though I have been impressed by Mini LED monitors, a good VA screen with high native contrast like this is just as good or better for image depth and dimension. I had no issues with the CQ32G2S’s relatively low brightness. It is capable of 200 nits which is where I set all the monitors I review. The AOC C32G2ZE comes out of the box in its Standard mode. It has a few minor flaws and should be calibrated for the best possible picture.

Video processing was average for the category. I’ve already noted the overdrive’s undershoot issue. In practice, it isn’t a huge problem but there is room for improvement. Adaptive-Sync worked without issue on both AMD and Nvidia platforms (see FreeSync vs G-Sync to decide which is better). My GeForce RTX 4090-based PC had no problem keeping the frame rate maxed at 165. The upside is, of course, gaming performance. The C32G2ZE runs at 240 Hz and can hit its maximum speed without requiring an expensive video card. It supports AMD FreeSync Premium down to 48 Hz with low framerate compensation (LFC), so you’ll never see a frame tear. We were also able to run Nvidia G-Sync on it without certification (see How to Run G-Sync on a FreeSync Monitor). The monitors adds a decent overdrive too, which keeps motion blur to a minimum. Assembly and Accessories of AOC C32G2ZE

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