Gigabyte M34WQ (IPS)

Gigabyte M34WQ (IPS)

Gigabyte M34WQ (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
3.4
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.9/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor4.5/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Fair6.3/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Fair6.0/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.9/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Fair6.6/10
RESPONSE TIME: Good7.4/10
TEXT QUALITY: Good7.0/10

The Gigabyte M34WQ with its IPS panel offers good color accuracy and a wide viewing angle, making it a solid choice for digital photo editing and general productivity with its large, ultrawide screen. Its midrange price makes it accessible for a variety of users. Gamers may appreciate the fair refresh rate and support for variable refresh rates to reduce screen tearing, but it may not suffice for highly competitive gaming due to modest response times and ghosting. While it can handle casual HDR gaming and media consumption, it lacks the peak brightness and color volume for high-end HDR experiences. The monitor's ergonomic stand and ample connectivity options, including USB ports with power delivery, augment its versatility for workspace setups. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Wide 34-inch screen enhances immersion
  • High resolution for clear, detailed images
  • Good color coverage, suitable for photo editing
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomic comfort
  • Variable refresh rate reduces screen tearing
Cons
  • Not ideal for HDR gaming or media
  • Brightness levels could be higher
  • Limited HDR peak brightness
  • Moderate contrast may affect dark scene detail

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
3.4
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
3.1
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating
Casual Gaming:
3.0
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$390
Screen Size
34"
Resolution
3440 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
144Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1074:1
SDR Peak Brightness
379 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
372 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
102.9 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
8.5 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 144 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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6.6/10
Ghosting Score
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7.5/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
110 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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7.1/10
Image Clarity Score
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7.1/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
2
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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Display Ninja

Rob Shafer | November 2023
"If you want a 34″ 3440×1440 ultrawide gaming monitor with a fast response time speed, smooth VRR performance, vibrant colors and crisp details, the Gigabyte M34WQ is one of the best options below $450. Additionally, it has an ergonomic stand, rich connectivity options and plenty of extra features, such as a built-in KVM switch. Some users might not be pleased by its flat screen, but at a certain viewing distance, it feels completely natural."

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