Unlike slightly smaller 34-inch curved displays with their 21:9 aspect ratios, 40-inch panels use a standard 16:9. That makes them very tall. This one's almost 20 inches high (sans bezels); a comparably sized 21:9 display would be only about 15.5 inches. For reference, a typical 27-inch 1,920x1,080 monitor is only about 13 inches tall.
AOC attaches the stand at the base of the display rather than the middle, which is more typical. That partly limits the amount you can tilt it. It's not pretty, and the stand has no cable management, but the connectors are easy to see and reach. That's a big plus in my book. But the tinny, echoic speakers fire backward.
One of the monitor's more novel features is Bright Frame, which lets you delineate a particular location on the screen by increasing (or decreasing) the brightness relative to the global setting. Unfortunately, it doesn't work in conjunction with multiple inputs.