ASUS has started to ship its Designo Curve MX34VQ display that was originally announced in mid-2016. At present, a number of retailers are offering pre-orders on the monitor, starting that it is “coming soon." The monitor is based around a UWQHD-class panel and is equipped with a wireless Qi charging device as well as an audio sub-system co-developed with Harman Kardon. In addition, the display has a 100 Hz refresh rate, a feature that should appeal to gamers.

The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ has a number of similarities with another ultrawide curved display with a Qi charger, the MX38VQ, which was introduced earlier this year. The two monitors share many design elements, such as ultra-thin bezels, a Harman Kardon-developed audio sub-system consisting of two 8 W speakers, a curved stand made of metal and plastic, and a Qi charger with acrylic elements and blue lighting. Where the two displays differ is in their panels, curvature and other specifications.

The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ is based on a 34” VA panel with a 3440×1440 resolution (2.39:1 aspect ratio), offering a maximum brightness of 300 nits, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 100 Hz refresh rate, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 4 ms response time, and 1800R curvature. The panel can reproduce 16.7 million colors and appears to be a pretty typical sRGB gamut design. As for connectivity, the Designo Curve MX34VQ monitor has three HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 port (PiP and PBP functions are supported), and a 3.5-mm audio jack.

ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ
Panel 34" VA
Resolution 3440 × 1440
Refresh Rate 100 Hz
Response Time 4 ms gray-to-gray
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 3000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Color Saturation 16.7 million colors (sRGB?)
Pixel Pitch 0.2316 mm
Pixel Density 110 ppi
Inputs 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (HDCP)
3 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP)
Qi Wireless Charging 5W/1A with aurora lighting
Audio 8 W × 2
Harmon/Kardon
Launch Price $799 (?)

The ASUS Designo Curve MX34VQ can be pre-ordered from Amazon and B&H for $799, which seems to be its official price. If that does end up being the official price then it'll be a bit lower than I had initially expected, given the stylish design and rather decent specifications. For comparison, similar curved ultrawide monitors without Qi support have tended to retail for $899 and higher. In any case, the exact availability date is unknown, but with pre-orders opening up it's reasonable to assume that the MX34VQ will finally hit the shelves in the coming weeks.

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  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    I didn't say there wasn't a demand for wireless charging anywhere in my posts. I merely pointed out that, at the present time, there are a comparatively small number of Qi-friendly devices. Given that not everyone that owns one of those limited number of devices will want to purchase an ~$800 monitor for their PC, there's limited market appeal and poor sales prospects for it. Reply
  • Diji1 - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    There is not a "comparatively small number", in fact it's the opposite. The phones listed above are the most popular devices, other than the Note 5, of the last few years.

    You are making up garbage.
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  • BrokenCrayons - Monday, February 27, 2017 - link

    Windows Phones were popular? Besides, a popular model phone in a world where there are hundreds of possible options, doesn't mean there's actually a large number of them in the wild. There are simply too many competitor products on the planet and too little appeal for this particular model of monitor for the feature to be a compelling addition. Reply
  • dullard - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    And a wireless charging stand inches away from where people normally put their phone clearly makes no sense either. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    You're reading an awful lot into my comments to find things that aren't there. Just as above, I made no attempt to assess where people put their phones when they're not carrying or using them. You're inventing things in your own mind and implying that those things are my ideas in order to argue agains them. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - link

    You are inventing things is the point, the phones listed are the top selling phones. Its hard to ignore something practical like this in a perfect spot for people who come home and sit at PC they naturally put phone next to them. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Monday, February 27, 2017 - link

    See above...Windows Phones never sold well and just because "everyone" loves Samsung doesn't mean "everyone" buys that specific brand. Reply
  • rascalion - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    Dear Asus,
    Always make sure you include VESA mounting options for your users that prefer monitor arms to maximize desk space. Also on that note, please allow us to buy these panels without you're gimmicky stands.

    Honestly if you made a display like this (or the ROG 34" 144hz) w/ VESA mounts and without a stand or speakers, I would buy that in a hot minute.
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  • rascalion - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    your*

    (I'm so ashamed)
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  • DanNeely - Friday, February 24, 2017 - link

    I suspect the built in charging stand scuttled it on this model. If you're referring to the PG348Q, the specifications list on ASUS's website indicates that it does have a 100x100mm VESA mount, so you can disconnect the eye-cancer lightup stand and replace it with something more tasteful.

    https://www.asus.com/Monitors/ROG-SWIFT-PG348Q/spe...
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