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ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ 34″ Ultra-wide Curved Monitor Reviewed

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ Ultra-wide Curved Monitor

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ Ultra-wide Curved Monitor

Asus did it again, but this time it’s a high-tech, modern and well-designed monitor. Whether you’re an employee, a businessman or a heavy gamer, the Asus MX34VQ monitor, which is part of ASUS’ Designo curved screen series, is perfect for you. It’s an imaginative new ultra-wide monitor with modern and sophisticated design and features ideal for everyone who wants a new working or gaming experience.

Key specifications of the ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ monitor:
DisplayPanel Size: Ultra-wide Screen 34” (86.43cm) 21:9
Panel Type : VA
True Resolution : 3440x1440
Display Viewing Area(HxV) : 797.22 x 333.72 mm
Display Surface Non-glare
Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡
Contrast Ratio (Max) : 3000:1
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time : 4ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M
Flicker free
Curved Panel : 1800R
Video FeatureTrace Free Technology : Yes
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes : 8 Modes
Skin-Tone Selection : 3 Modes
Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes
GamePlus(modes) : Yes (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter)
Picture-in-Picture : Yes
Picture-by-Picture :
Low Blue Light : Yes
HDCP support : Yes
VividPixel : Yes
Audio FeaturesStereo Speakers : 8W x 2 Stereo RMS with ASUS SonicMaster and Harman Kardon® Technologies
AudioWizard Preset Sound modes : 4 Modes (Gaming mode / Movie mode / Music mode / User mode)
I/O PortsSignal Input : HDMI(v2.0) x3, DisplayPort 1.2
AV Audio Input : 3.5mm Mini-Jack
Power ConsumptionPower ON Mode : <100W*
Power Saving Mode : < 0.5W
Power Off Mode : < 0.5W
DimensionsPhys. Dimension with Stand (WxHxD) : 810.6 x 456.8 x 239.7 mm
Box Dimension (WxHxD) : 947 mm x 584 mm x 295 mm
WeightNet Weight (Esti.) :8.4kg
Gross Weight (Esti.) : 13.5kg

Now, let’s see if the new curved monitor is worth the price?

Build Quality & Design

The curved screen is just under 20mm deep at the edge of the screen, its thinnest point. The MX34VQ then thickens out towards the center where it measures around 250mm deep, including the stand. If you’re a gamer or an employee who spends most of the time in front of the computer, the MX34VQ will look great on your desk.

It shares the same aesthetic features of the Asus Designo series, with a massive 34-inch screen, situated between a thin bezel. There are OSD controls underneath the monitor, and the screen has an 1800R curve.

The stand itself looks sleek stylish. The neck of the monitor is silver matte plastic at the back and black matte on the front. Though it offers tilt adjustment, it has a limited adjustability. It doesn’t provide proper ergonomic adjustments, which is understandable because of its size and length.


Qi Wireless Charging

The monitor’s bottom is about 95mm above the desk. The screen’s top part is approximately 460mm off the desk, which is pretty much ideal for any desktop monitor. However, it would be better if the monitor has a height adjustment of the stand, especially for taller individuals.

To operate the stunning capabilities of the lustrous and ultra-wide monitor, it has three HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.2 slot. The drawback of this monitor is, it lacks a convenient USB 3.0 hub, which is a necessity in today’s modern world.

However, the Asus MX34VQ has a base with a Qi Wireless Charging design. It’s a fantastic add-on since everyone needs a charging port once in a while. The good thing is, you can charge your Qi supported mobile device by just putting it on the circular device, and it automatically charges. This can be done whether you’re using the monitor or even if it’s turned off.

Another problem you might encounter is the screen’s lack of VESA mounting slots. This means that the ultra-wide and large monitor was designed to be placed on a desk. However, with its size and weight, you’ll need a sturdy and huge table.

For the ultimate gaming and movie experience, the Asus MX34VQ features two high-quality speakers. These are great additions to the monitor to make it sound better, especially when you’re listening to music, watching videos and playing games.


The Asus MX34VQ boasts a 100Hz refresh rate, with a resolution of 3440 x 1440. The screen uses an anti-glare matte surface and supports a true 8-bit colour and specifies a 4ms grey to grey response time.

The performance of this monitor is necessarily impressive since it has a strong static contrast. At the same time, it has a pleasant balance and colour after a few changes and adjustments on its OSD.

Lastly, the monitor can produce a contrast ratio of up to 3000:1, which is superb. This feature means your images, videos, and gaming elements are more distinct and sharp.

Now, with the amazing colours, resolution and user-friendly features of this curved monitor, you will enjoy your movies and games. For employees, the monitor offers you a new way to look at your documents and sheets.

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Final Thoughts

I can say that the Asus MX34VQ is one of the most stunning, sleek and elegant wide monitors in the market today. When it comes to its design, it’s modern and stylish. Though it’s not a forerunner when it comes to the performance, it certainly has many advantages, and it provides a unique experience to its users – whether it’s a movie marathon, an online game or office work.

With a new viewing experience brought by the MX34VQ monitor, you’ll surely enjoy activities while you’re online or using the computer. The addition of the speakers can make the whole experience worthwhile and significant. Now, you can work, or make videos, watch movies or play your online games at ease.

The Asus MX34VQ has a Australian street price of around AUD$1,400 and USD$750 if you are in the US. But with a wide range of special features and a few minor flaws, the monitor is worth its price. The bottom line is that you get value for money when you buy this desktop monitor. Aside from clearer images and resolutions, the screen is versatile, which is a big plus for those who are looking for the perfect monitor for their movie and gaming experience.

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