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The 3440 x 1440 resolution and 34″ screen size combination delivers a range of benefits on the desktop, whilst watching movies and playing games. The Gigabyte M34WQ adopts this size and resolution, whilst sticking to a flat IPS panel and throwing in a high refresh rate. The styling is simple, in keeping with others in the series, with plenty of matte black plastic. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a fairly slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen and a slim hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear of the screen, towards the right side as viewed from the front. A dedicated KVM button is also found here, allowing rapid input switching and USB reassignment between multiple systems.
A flat 34″ 3440 x 1440 (21:9 UltraWide) IPS-type panel is adopted, likely a BOE ADS-IPS panel more specifically. A matte anti-glare screen surface is included, whilst a typical static contrast ratio of 1000:1 is specified 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles alongside and 8-bit colour support. A 144Hz maximum refresh rate is supported, with Adaptive-Sync allowing AMD FreeSync and Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible Mode’ VRR technologies to be used, with a 48 – 144Hz VRR range plus LFC assumed. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 91% DCI-P3 (117% sRGB) colour gamut. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to promote a more relaxing viewing experience, whilst the monitor will respond to HDR10 content with VESA DisplayHDR 400 support. This is a basic HDR level that doesn’t require local dimming, a particularly high luminance or particularly generous colour gamut by HDR standards. But it still allows 10-bit processing and the reasonable gamut and brightness level of the monitor to be used.
A 1ms MPRT response time is specified using ‘Aim Stabilizer Sync’, a strobe backlight setting which can be used in a VRR environment. The stand attaches centrally and can be removed to make way for an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution, if you wish. The stand allows tilt, swivel and height (130mm or 5.12 inches) adjustment. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4, USB-C (18W PD, DP Alt Mode, USB upstream), 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream) and a 3.5mm headphone jack. DSC and HBR are supported, which are compression technologies usually associated with high refresh rate models with high bit-depth support. Given the specifications of the monitor this shouldn’t be necessary and is probably just for marketing. 2 x 3W speakers are included and PiP/PbP is supported.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. Details on price and availability still to come.