ASUS XG349C 180Hz 3440 x 1440 IPS UltraWideAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
The 34″ 3440 x 1440 UltraWide resolution brings with it attractive benefits for both work and play. The ASUS XG349C, of the ROG Strix series, features this resolution and screen size. With a gaming-focused IPS panel. The monitor has the somewhat pared-back ‘gameresque’ styling associated with the Strix series, with black plastics rather than colourful elements. And the usual artistically-styled stand neck. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slim hard plastic outer component and an inner panel border flush with the rest of the screen. A ‘Light Signature’ lighting feature projects a ROG logo of customisable colour down onto the desk (‘Aura Sync’ compatible), although this can be disabled if preferred. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons and a joystick at the rear of the monitor, towards the bottom right as viewed from the front.
The monitor uses a 34″ 3440 x 1440 (21:9 UltraWide) LG Display Nano IPS panel with 1900R curve, designed to draw you in a little without feeling unnatural. A 180Hz refresh rate is supported via internal overclock, with Adaptive-Sync also supported. This includes Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible Mode’, with a 48 – 180Hz VRR range plus LFC. A 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit colour (8-bit + FRC) is specified. The monitor is factory calibrated with a DeltaE <2 specified and a light matte anti-glare screen surface is employed. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. Basic HDR10 support is offered via VESA DisplayHDR 400, allowing the 10-bit colour processing and colour gamut to be put to good use. But not requiring particularly high brightness by HDR standards or local dimming. 'Dynamically Local Dimming' is listed as a feature, so some basic edge-lit dimming with relatively few zones should be included. A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified. A strobe backlight setting is included, ELMB Sync, which can be used at the same time as Adaptive-Sync. The included stand attaches via a quick release mechanism and offers tilt, swivel and height (100mm or 3.94 inches) adjustment. 100 x 100mm VESA holes are included for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), HDMI 2.0, DP 1.4, 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream), USB-C (DP Alt Mode, 18W PD and upstream data) and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 2 x 2W speakers are included.
Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Details on price and availability still to come.