I usually look at the Monoprice website when looking for cables (HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet, etc.), but from time to time I come across an intriguing arrangement on a peripheral or PC monitor. As is the case today, I found a 34-inch curved ultra-wide gaming monitor for sale for $ 389.99.
That’s $ 110 below its selling price and overall it’s a good deal for this kind of screen. I can't talk about the practical experience (eye look?) With this particular monitor, but it's encouraging that the spec sheet includes a panel manufactured by Samsung (LSM340YP05). It is a VA screen with quantum dot technology.
Dark Matter for Monoprice, 34-inch curved monitor 3440x1440p | 144Hz | Quantum Dot | FreeSync | DisplayHDR 400 |
$ 499.99 $ 389.99 to Monoprice (save $ 210)
This is a great ultra-wide game monitor with fast update speed and FreeSync support. And while Monoprice may not be a well-known name in the country of monitors, the VA panel of this model is manufactured by Samsung.
At 34 inches, this is a large screen. Fills the screen real estate with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 (21: 9 aspect ratio). You'll also get a relatively fast 144 refresh rate with this model, along with FreeSync support to prevent screen tearing (when paired with a Radeon GPU).
The spec sheet also includes the DisplayHDR 400 certification. I wouldn't buy it specifically for HDR content, as its maximum brightness of 400 nights won't do HDR justice in the same way a monitor with a brightness of 1,000 nights would do ( brightness is important when it comes to LCD monitors).
However, it offers a wide range of colors with 99% coverage of the sRGB color space. Response time is listed as 4 ms from gray to gray or 1 ms if the MPRT metric is used.
Overall, it looks like a good monitor at a very good price.