ASUS’ MX34VQ Ultra-Wide Curved Monitor Is Looking Mighty Fine With Wireless Charging, Harman Kardon Audio

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The market for ultra-wide monitors is exploding, and all of the usual players are rushing to bring great-looking products to the market for consumers. ASUS is expanding its ultra-wide portfolio with the introduction of the Designo Curve MX34VQ, which aims to stand out from the crowd with a 34-inch, 3440x1440 display.

As its name implies, the MX34VQ features a gentle curve (1800R to be exact), which should give customers a more immersive experience when viewing content. It also helps that the curved design just looks so damn cool as well. The VA panel has viewing angles of 178 degrees (horizontal and vertical), response times are listed at 4s (gray to gray), brightness is rated at 300 cd/㎡ and contrast ratio stands at 3000:1. The 100Hz monitor also supports AMD FreeSync technology.

If that isn’t enough, ASUS also includes dual 8W speakers with SonicMaster and Harman Kardon audio technologies built-in. But perhaps the coolest feature for owners of relatively modern smartphones is the inclusion of a Qi wireless charging pad that is incorporated into the base of the monitor. LED’s within the base glow when your smartphone is recharging.

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On the back of the monitor, you’ll find three HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.2a, a 3.5mm audio jack and VESA 100 mounting points.

If the design of the MX34VQ seems familiar, it’s because we recently talked about its big brother at CES 2017: the Designo Curve MX38VQ. That particular monitor has a 37.5-inch 3840x1600 IPS panel and a 2300R curvature.

Pricing and availability for the U.S. market is unknown at this time for the Designo Curve MX34VQ, but the MX38VQ retails for $1,099.