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ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ 34in Curved Monitor

The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ is a great 34in curved widescreen in many respects. It looks fantastic, and if you happen to have a compatible phone, the built-in Qi Wireless charging is exceptionally cool. Colour accuracy is excellent too, and there is a nicely balanced range of presets in the OSD.

The resolution, size, aspect and curvature are all very seductive. Although this is more of a professional and entertainment screen, the 100Hz refresh and game-focused settings mean it can turn its hand to gaming too on occasion.

Unfortunately, though, there are some areas where it falls behind the Samsung CF791, particularly with regards to brightness uniformity. The Samsung also offers FreeSync, has a USB hub built in (albeit with just two ports), and has a more pronounced curvature (if you like that sort of thing, and presumably you do if you’re considering either screen).

Although the MX34VQ is slightly cheaper than the Samsung CF791, unfortunately it’s also not quite so good in most areas, or otherwise identical. The price is decent for a 34in curved screen with 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, 100Hz refresh and this level of image quality. But, unless you can find it for less than £700, we’d pay a little bit more and get the Samsung instead, if this is the size and form factor of screen you’re after.

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Pros:

  • Excellent colour accuracy.
  • 100Hz refresh.
  • 3,440 x 1,440 resolution.
  • 21:9 wide aspect.
  • Large 34in curved screen.
  • OSD is easy to use.
  • Built-in Qi Wireless phone charger.

Cons:

  • Disappointing brightness uniformity.
  • 4ms response rate.
  • No USB hub.

Kitguru Says: The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ is a great 34in curved monitor for professional and general entertainment environments but for £100 extra the Samsung CF791 offers more.

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Rating: 8.0.

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