ViewSonic has unveiled the Elite XG341C-2K, a mini-LED 34in UWQHD (3440×1440) display capable of reaching up to 200Hz with support for AMD Freesync Premium Pro.
Unlike ViewSonic’s first mini-LED backlit monitor, the Elite XG321UG which was based around an IPS panel, the XG341C-2K opts for deeper blacks using an 8-bit curved VA panel backed by a 1,152 mini-LED array. Providing 720-nit typical and 1,400-nit maximum brightness allows this monitor to achieve the highest available HDR1400 certification. This is a true HDR experience and a far cry from those gimmicky HDR400 stickers you see everywhere. To beat this, you would most likely need to delve into premium OLED territory.
The XG341C-2K doesn’t stop there, it also packs an overclocked 200Hz refresh rate. Note that if you don’t like using Display Streaming Compression (DSC), you must go back to a stock 165Hz refresh rate. Not the end of the world since 165Hz is already plenty fast, and to top it off, FreeSync Premium Pro is ready to get rid of any tearing you may encounter.
Something that may put off users is the 1500R curve, which while not as aggressive as some, still takes some getting used to if you happen to favour flat panels. If curves are your thing, a 3000:1 contrast ratio adds to the immersion, and colour gamut covers 97 per cent of DCI-P3 and 140 per cent of sRGB spaces.
Slow VA panels are becoming a thing of the past and this one is no exception since it can hit a 1ms (MPRT) response time. Knowing that it’s most likely not enough to convince the naysayers, ViewSonic also added its PureXP blur reduction technology utilising backlight strobing to improve image clarity for refresh rates above 75Hz.
Connectivity-wise, this monitor has two HDMI 2.1, one DisplayPort, 1.4, one USB Type-C and a 3.5mm audio out. A USB hub is also included, featuring three USB Type-A for mouse and keyboard if you plan to use the integrated KVM switch or PiP/PbP modes.
Finally, this display offers good ergonomic adjustments such as height (120mm), tilt (-5°/23°) and swivel (50°), as well as compatibility with VESA 100×100 supports. All that’s missing is a price, which will hope we be communicated soon.