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AOC AGON AG352UCG Curved Gaming Monitor Review

When buying a gaming PC, the first thing that you need to factor in is the size of the monitor. You need a kick-ass screen that will clearly display the graphics such that when combined with decent speakers, you get an excellent gaming experience. Luckily, there are a lot of best gaming monitors in the market as long as you have the funds. Once such monitor is the AOC AGON AG352UCG Curved gaming monitor.

This 32’ inch screen can make you feel skeptical at first due to its curved nature, but considering this screen is for gaming purposes, the feature makes a lot of sense. The question is, will the AON AGON AG352UCG monitor make you feel immersed in the game? Without further ado, let’s look at its features to help you decide that.

Design

If you have fears that a 32” monitor is going to take up too much space, you are by all odds right, this monitor measures 847x 587x 266.45mm. And there is also a small matter with the weight; it weighs 11.8 kg. So if you were planning on a portable gaming monitor, the AOC AGON AG352UCG is not the perfect choice. However, the heavyweight comes with benefits, it makes the monitor easy to tilt in the range of -5.5 to 29 degrees and also swivel it from -30 to 30 degrees. If you don’t have a large table to hold the monitor, you can mount it on the wall using the 100x 100mm VESA mount.

However, the size should not deter you from purchasing this monitor. Like many other gaming screens, the front of the AOC AGON AG352UCG is reserved and hence no busy bezels to distract you when you are fully concentrating on your game. Speaking of bezels, the AOC AGON AG352UCG has quite thick ones and hold the 2W speakers.

The bottom bezel holds blue, green, and red LED strips along the edge which you can set accordingly. You can also change the brightness of the strips using the on-screen menu or naturally turn them off. The back of the monitor holds other LEDs which are carefully cut into the silver part of the monitor while the rest parts are matte black. These LED’s compliment the nice touch of the monitor instead of having the “aggressive” gamer designs.

At the back of the monitor is where you also get the I/O ports. These include;

  • An HDMI port
  • DisplayPort
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • Audio out port

These ports may not seem much but let’s face it, this is a gaming monitor and all that you really need is a DisplayPort.

Performance

The monitor has a response time of 4ms GTG and dishes out a contrast ratio of 2000:1 with a 100% sRGB color gamut support. You also have a wide range of settings to choose from the on-screen menu.

Pros

• Big enough to give you an unforgettable gaming experience

• Fast response time

• RGB LEDs give it a nice touch

• It looks awesome

• Nice color reproduction

Cons

• It’s too expensive

• Occupies a lot of space

5 Best Monster Movies of All Time

We all love watching monster movies, even if they give us the worst nightmares and we end up sleeping with our lights on. No matter how gory or creepy these movies are we still love to see monsters on screen and the classic monster-human fight scenes, where the monster almost destroys the entire human race but in the end, as always, the human race triumphs.

Here is a list of some classic monster movies which featured some of the best monsters we have ever seen.

1. King Kong (2005)

The first King Kong that was released in 1933 in the United States during the pre-code Hollywood era. This movie was a classic. The King-Kong movie that was released in 2005, was produced by Peter Jackson who was a kid when he saw the original Kong movie and was greatly inspired by the movie. He was obsessed about King Kong and always tried to recreate the great ape’s character and later on worked with Universal Studios and remade the 1933 movie and turned this into one of the greatest movies Hollywood had ever seen.

Movie Synopsis: This movie starts with Carl Denham, a very daring and ambitious film director, who would do anything to make a great movie. He forcibly takes his crew on a ship to the Skull Island, an uncharted island. When they finally on the dangerous island, they encounter Kong, the giant ape. The rest of the story is about how Kong is smitten by the actress of this movie and their relationship.

2. Godzilla (1998)

This monster film is something most of us would remember watching as kids. And for those of us who were completely obsessed with this giant monster, Godzilla will always be the Monster of all Monsters. This monster film was released in the year 1998 featuring a 300- ft tall creature and was directed by Roland Emmerich who was inspired by Toho’s Japanese Godzilla movies.

Movie Synopsis: This movie revolves around a giant monster who was created by the result of the nuclear explosions and is now creating havoc in the city of New York. The plot then develops and shows how a scientist and the military forces come together to stop this monster and save the city.

3. Jurrasic World

Released in 1993, this sci-fi monster movie showcased some of the best monsters the world had ever seen. Although all the sequels of this movie were a hit the first one was one of the best movies ever.

Movie Synopsis: John Hammond is the creator of the Jurassic Park, a theme park on an island in Costa Rica, which has all kinds of genetically engineered dinosaurs. Everything seems fine till one of the workers in the park is killed brutally by a velociraptor. This is when Hammond invites Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neil), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Den), Alan’s assistant and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), a chaos theorist. Things go haywire, when a greedy Dennis Nerdy (Wayne Knight), a systems person shuts down the entire power in the park making it easy for all the dinosaurs, including the deadly T-Rex, to escape their paddocks and hunt and attack the visitors.

4. Predator (2010)

This American creature film was released in 2010 and is the third Predator movie following the first movie Predator that was released in 1987 and Predator 2 which was released in 1990. The highlight of this movie of this movie was the invisibility factor of the predator creatures that instilled fear in the hearts of the audience.

Movie Synopsis: A group of people awakens only to find themselves parachuting and landing in a jungle. It’s not too late before they realize that they are not on their planet; they are on another unknown planet, where alien beasts are attacking them and hunting them down one by one. It then shows how they join forces to take all the predators down and find a way to get off the planet.

5. Pacific Rim (2013)

This futuristic sci-fi monster film released in 2013 and was directed by Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro’s main always visualized this movie and Kaiju’s character from a child’s perspective and that’s what made this movie a success.

Movie Synopsis: When a lizard-like monster named Kaiju rises from a portal in the Pacific Ocean, and attacks every place on Earth, threatening the existence of the human race, nations from all over the world come together and build complex robots called, Jaegers to combat this monster.

Best 5 Animated Monster Movies So Far

We all have children inside ourselves and like to kick back and sometimes enjoy a little-animated movie, whether we have children or not, many people enjoy just watching a silly movie with friends or family and just have a good laugh. So, for those movie lovers that enjoy some monster fun and animated movie, this list is for you. This is the top five animated monster movies so far, to start of the list we have of course the classic yet super enjoyable:

1. Monster’s Inc:

This movie came out in 2001 and was an instant hit if you haven’t seen Monster’s, Inc it is an absolute must see. The movie is about two friends that work in a scare factory, and their job is of course to scare little children. In order to maintain the factory working the workers have to scare children constantly, however, there is a little twist in the story as the two monsters suddenly make an unexpected friend and things turn sideways. The second movie on the list is;

2. Monster House:

Now this movie is a little less known than say Monster’s Inc, however, it also has a great storyline about three friends that sense that there is a house that intends on hurting them, and since this is approaching the night of Halloween no adults believe them, this is a nice story to embark on if you enjoy monsters and a little bit of Halloween story, you will enjoy the suspense of finding out if the children’s suspicion is correct or not.

3. Monster University:

 Well if you enjoyed the first movie you are certainly going to enjoy the sequel, however, this sequel takes place in time before the first movie. This movie explains how the two friends from the first movie actually became scared monsters for the factory, it has a really cute side of how the two friends meet and go on to get kicked out of the university program.
 

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4. How to Train Your Dragon:

This is one of the best rated animated movies, and it has everything. A boy that is a rebel, a father that wants his son to be like him and of course a romance with a girl. The boy doesn’t believe that dragons are really evil while the entire village he lives in has been hunting dragons for as long as he has lived, so if you enjoy a little adventure, this one definitely has to be on your must-watch list.

5. Shrek:

This list definitely wouldn’t be complete without Shrek, this is without a doubt the best monster movie yet, it is funny, sad, scary, all at once. It has the monster who hates everyone and everything than of course there is a queen a donkey and a witch that grants people wishes. This movie is family fun and it is just great, not to mention there is also a lot of songs during the movie that just makes you smile. So if you are looking for a funny movie this one is surely the one.

Well, that concludes the list of the best five animated monster movies so far, if you really enjoy the animated movie you should give all of these movies a watch, you won’t be wasting your time. This list should keep most people busy for the week, great family fun and extremely entertaining movies.