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[US] Gigabyte M34WQ 34" 3440x1440 144Hz flat ultrawide IPS monitor - $370 after promo code and MIR


Newegg right now has the Gigabyte M34WQ, a 34" 144Hz 1440p IPS ultrawide, on sale for $370 after applying the $30 promo code and receiving the $30 mail-in rebate.




The highlights are, of course, its 21:9 aspect ratio and the fact that it is flat, rather than curved like many ultrawides. This makes it better suited for productivity workloads, but arguably makes it worse for pure gaming immersion. That said, if you don't like the appearance of content on a curved panel, but still want a wide field of view, then this is a way to go.


The panel itself features good color quality and reasonable response times for an mid-range ultrawide, but the "HDR" nature is basically non-existent as it features no dimming zones and a relatively low 380 nits peak brightness. It is debatable whether it features a single overdrive mode experience, as optimal performance at the high end of the refresh range requires the "Balanced" setting while all lower refresh rates benefit more from "Picture Quality."


Like the majority of Gigabyte's gaming line, the monitor features a KVM switch, allowing you to easily go between two different computers while using the same monitor. I've loved that feature on my M27Q for doing work from home via a work laptop - I can switch to my gaming desktop with just one button press at the end of the day, and still use the display, mouse, and keyboard that I've grown accustomed to.


Here's Hardware Unboxed's review if you want a very in-depth look at the monitor:


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Not bad, nice to see these dropping in price.
Not enough of a discount to make me jump on it though.

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