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.

Related Reading:

Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • DanNeely - Sunday, February 26, 2017 - link

    If you adjust your chair height for your monitor it's no longer at the right height for your wrists/elbows or legs. Meaning you've just swapped one bit of bad posture for a second (and getting RSI in your wrists from having them at a bad angle is a more serious problem than a stiff neck from being bend over all day looking at something too low down).
  • TormFreosan - Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - link

    It appears displays are now becoming the Swiss Army Knife of peripherals. I just want a high quality display, with no extra cost added because they think I want a charger, USB Hub, Crappy Speakers, mood lighting, or any of the other stuff.
  • thelatesttechnews - Saturday, August 1, 2020 - link

    Though, simply the 6GB RAM and 64GB storing variety is available under 30k.The Redmi K20 Pro is the most noteworthy Redmi phone to ever dispatch in India and is presumably the best phone to buy under Rs 30000. It's a no ifs, ands or buts lead PDA with the Snapdragon 855 in the motor close by 8GB RAM and 256GB amassing.

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now