ASUS has started to ship its Designo Curve MX34VQ display that was originally announced in mid-2016. At present, a number of retailers are offering pre-orders on the monitor, starting that it is “coming soon." The monitor is based around a UWQHD-class panel and is equipped with a wireless Qi charging device as well as an audio sub-system co-developed with Harman Kardon. In addition, the display has a 100 Hz refresh rate, a feature that should appeal to gamers.

The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ has a number of similarities with another ultrawide curved display with a Qi charger, the MX38VQ, which was introduced earlier this year. The two monitors share many design elements, such as ultra-thin bezels, a Harman Kardon-developed audio sub-system consisting of two 8 W speakers, a curved stand made of metal and plastic, and a Qi charger with acrylic elements and blue lighting. Where the two displays differ is in their panels, curvature and other specifications.

The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ is based on a 34” VA panel with a 3440×1440 resolution (2.39:1 aspect ratio), offering a maximum brightness of 300 nits, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 100 Hz refresh rate, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 4 ms response time, and 1800R curvature. The panel can reproduce 16.7 million colors and appears to be a pretty typical sRGB gamut design. As for connectivity, the Designo Curve MX34VQ monitor has three HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 port (PiP and PBP functions are supported), and a 3.5-mm audio jack.

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ
Panel 34" VA
Resolution 3440 × 1440
Refresh Rate 100 Hz
Response Time 4 ms gray-to-gray
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 3000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Color Saturation 16.7 million colors (sRGB?)
Pixel Pitch 0.2316 mm
Pixel Density 110 ppi
Inputs 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (HDCP)
3 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP)
Qi Wireless Charging 5W/1A with aurora lighting
Audio 8 W × 2
Launch Price $799 (?)

The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ can be pre-ordered from Amazon and B&H for $799, which seems to be its official price. If that does end up being the official price then it'll be a bit lower than I had initially expected, given the stylish design and rather decent specifications. For comparison, similar curved ultrawide monitors without Qi support have tended to retail for $899 and higher. In any case, the exact availability date is unknown, but with pre-orders opening up it's reasonable to assume that the MX34VQ will finally hit the shelves in the coming weeks.

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  • imaheadcase - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    VESA mount is still a minor thing, not really used much for majority of people. As for stands, its not gimmicky considering the phones that use it most are in top 10 already.

    If you want to talk gimmicky at least focus on the speakers like most do.
  • imaheadcase - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    I hope you understand, as well as others who make remarks like this, you don't need 144hz
  • LiquidSilverZ - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    This monitor reviewed well at PC Monitors.
  • mobutu - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Amazon says it has an IPS panel, not VA.
  • DanNeely - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Asus's spec page says VA, I know which I give the most weight to.
  • Radium3D - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Not a good idea to add tech like this to a monitor. Waste of money. Also, I can't use curves monitors due to the whole inability to illustrate straight horizontal lines. Rather have a flat 166hz+ 30 inch 16:9 with zero input lag please. As a coder the extra height is important.
  • Radium3D - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Forgot to mention 4k 160hz zero input lag 😁
  • Xajel - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    Ops, it's missing HDR and VESA mount... thanks but it's not for me
  • Sn3akr - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    The major issue with this monitor.. No height adjustment.. I mean it looks beautiful.. But what does it matter if you have to stack books under it to adjust the height! Once you've had a monitor with ergonomic design, tou don't want to leave out that as an option. And with that pricetag, it's being targeted at users that spend a lot of hours at their PC's, and then you want it to be ergonomic.
  • imaheadcase - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    You don't have a chair that moves up and down? With that money you spend on monitor you surely did not skimp getting a great office chair and desk...

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