Shipping this month
Asus has been teasing its 34-inch PG348Q monitor since around last summer, first by trotting it out to Computex and IFA 2015, and more recently at CES where it won the convention’s Innovation award. If you were starting to wonder if it would ever come to market, wonder no more, it’s now officially part of Asus ROG’s Swift lineup.
The flagship monitor boasts a curved panel with an ultra-wide QHD (3440×1440) resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. It sports a frameless design and adopts the ROG “Armor Titanium” and “Plasma Copper” color scheme that Asus seems infatuated with as of late, plus some fancy built-in LED effects.
As for the panel itself, it’s an In-Plane Switching (IPS) display with a 100Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync support, 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color space, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms gray-to-gray response time, and viewing angles (horizontal and vertical) of 178 degrees.
One thing Asus warns is that 34 inches is a lot of real estate, especially if you’re used to sitting close to your monitor.
“A 34-inch display so close to your face is simply massive. Initially it would take a little time to get used to it if you’re upgrading from a smaller display, [but] after spending some time with it, you simply can’t go back,” Asus says.
The Swift PG348Q has a pair of 2W speakers built into it. Connectivity consists of a DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, four USB 3.0 ports, and an earphone jack.
As for the ergonomic stand, it supports height adjustments up to 115mm, tilt (+20 to -5 degrees), and swivel (+50 to -50 degrees).
Asus still hasn’t said how much it’s new flagship monitor will command, but did indicate that it will begin shipping this month.