Nixeus this week took the wraps off its latest curved ultrawide NX-EDG34 gaming display, which blends together a large size, a WQHD resolution, a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, and AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology. At present, only a few monitors can boast the same combination of features that the EDG34 has to offer, so it will be in a rather unique position when it becomes available.

The Nixeus NX-EDG34 display builds upon a curved VA panel with a 3440×1440 resolution, and is capable of reaching 350 nits typical brightness (400 nits in HDR mode), a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 21:9 aspect ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, and a 4 ms GtG response time. In terms of refresh rates, the monitor's maximum rate is 144 Hz, and in variable refresh mode it operates in a 48 Hz – 144 Hz range. The LCD can display 16.7 million colors and supports an HDR mode, which suggests a wider-than-sRGB color gamut.

Because the Nixeus NX-EDG34 is designed for gamers, it naturally features multiple inputs to connect a PC (or two) and a couple of game consoles, so it has two DisplayPorts 1.4 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. It is also equipped with a headphone jack.

From design standpoint, the Nixeus NX-EDG34 has very thin bezels on three sides as well as red LEDs on the backside to emphasize gaming nature of the device. Nixeus will offer two versions of its new monitor: the NX-EDG34S with a stand that can adjust tilt as well as the NX-EDG34 that can adjust both tilt and height.

Nixeus NX-EDG34 Displays
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Brightness 350 cd/m² typical
400 cd/m² HDR
Contrast 3000:1
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync
48 Hz ~ 144 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm
Pixel Density 110 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating ?
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort
2 × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub No
Stand NX-EDG34: height and tilt adjustable
NX-EDG34S: tilt adjustable
75x75 VESA mount
Audio headphone output
Launch Price $500 ~ $550

Nixeus will start shipments of its NX-EDG34S display in late November or early December, depending on the retailer. At present, the monitor can be pre-ordered for $499.99 from Newegg or for $551.15 from Amazon.

As an aside, while 34-inch ultrawide WQHD displays are gaining traction, there are just a few gaming monitors from popular brands that feature a 3440×1440 resolution with high refresh rate (i.e., 100 and higher). In fact, the only product that has the same specs as the EDG 34 is Xiaomi’s Mi Surface Display that was introduced back in October, but that is only available in China (and we do not know if and when it will be sold in other countries). Another, similar monitor is MSI’s Optix MAG341CQ, that has just a 100 Hz refresh rate and is priced at $428.99. Finally, there is Dell’s latest Alienware 34 LCD with as an IPS panel and a 120 Hz refresh rate, but it is priced at a whopping $1499.99. All things considered, the Nixeus NX-EDG34 will be in a unique position in the US at least for a while before other makers adopt the same LCD panel.

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Source: Nixeus

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  • Prinny873 - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    MSI MPG341CQR is a 34" 144hz VA 3440x1440. But that's $800. There's also an upcoming AOC model with the same specs, was up for preorder on Amazon for $450.
  • Prinny873 - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    Continuing my other comment: I do believe the MSI MPG341CQR uses a different panel from these. That MSI has an 1800R curve while these are 1500R
  • schujj07 - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - link

    I bet all of these use the Samsung VA panel that is found the the C34F791 as that is 3440x1440, 100Hz, and 1500R.
  • Prinny873 - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - link

    I wouldn't be surprised.
  • edzieba - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - link

    "350 nits typical brightness (400 nits in HDR mode), a 3000:1 contrast ratio"

    So, not HDR. At all. Not even close.
  • Horza - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - link

    Typo on the first page specs table, contrast should be 3000:1 not 300:1.
  • linuxgeex - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - link

    I would love to see a curved 55.3" (52.5"x17.5" visible area) 5040x1680 panel. That would be an awesome immersive view from a recliner. That's the same number of pixels as a 4K display, but laid out in in 3:1 aspect ratio for full FOV.
  • sorradude - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    Wow, if they pull this off, they will have every other 144hz 3440x1440 monitor on the market beat by 500$ or more.
    Very excited to see this go head to head with LG's 34GK950F (Currently 899.99 on Newegg at the time of writing)
    I need REVIEWS

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