Ultrawide monitors have been around for a while now, but pricing has often been a significant deterrent to making the switch from a traditional 16:9 screen. That appears to be changing, however, as we first reviewed the £500 AOC CU34G2X back in January, and today we review iiyama's G-Master GB3466WQSU – a 3440×1440 ultrawide with a 1500R curved VA panel and 144Hz refresh rate.
Of course, we have reviewed plenty of panels with a similar specification, but almost all are several hundred pounds more expensive. The real kicker for iiyama's GB3466WQSU is the fact it is offering that 144Hz curved UWQHD goodness for £439, £60 less than the AOC CU34G2X. Usually ultrawides at this price-point have slower refresh rates (around 75-100Hz), or lower resolutions (like 2560×1080).
Alongside those key specs, the GB3466WQSU also supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, a claimed 400cd/m2 brightness as well as a claimed 1ms MPRT. Could this become the go-to option if you want a 21:9 monitor without spending over £500?
- Diagonal: 34″, 86.5cm
- Panel: VA LED, matte finish
- Curved: 1500R
- Native resolution: 3440 x 1440 @144Hz (4.9 megapixel UWQHD, DisplayPort)
- Aspect ratio: 21:9
- Brightness: 400 cd/m² typical
- Static contrast: 3000:1 typical
- Advanced contrast: 80M:1
- Response time (MPRT): 1ms
- Viewing zone horizontal/vertical: 178°/178°, right/left: 89°/89°, up/down: 89°/89°
- Colour support: 16.7mln 8bit
- Horizontal Sync: 30 – 160kHz
- Vertical Sync: 48 – 144Hz
- Viewable area: W x H 797.22 x 333.72mm, 31.4 x 13.1″
- Pixel pitch: 0.23175mm
- Colour: matte, black
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