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ASUS PG348Q: 34-inch UltraWide 1440p IPS Gaming Monitor

By September 4, 2015 26 Comments

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Update: This monitor is now called the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q and no longer just Asus PG34Q. It will also be able to run at 100Hz refresh rate with the G-SYNC mode enabled and 75Hz without it. This is exactly the same as the Acer Predator X34, so these two displays will be close competitors.

We have exciting monitors coming up soon. One of them is the UltraWide ASUS PG348Q, a 34-inch G-SYNC monitor that was revealed last month. It is called Asus ROG Swift PG348Q. The specifications of this monitor are not final yet, but we do know some things for sure. As mentioned, it’s 34-inches in diameter and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. If you haven’t read about G-SYNC yet and don’t know what it is then check out our dedicated page to it here. The panel is an IPS-type panel that gives you superior color reproduction, black levels and very good viewing angles, meaning that the colors do not shift when viewing the display from the side. Every G-SYNC monitor also supports ULMB mode (Ultra Low Motion Blur) that gives you outstanding motion clarity and eliminates ghosting artifacts.

We also know that the resolution of this monitor is 3440×1440, which is basically 1440p in UltraWide aspect ratio (21:9) and not Widescreen (16:9). The extra width adds immersion and improves the horizontal workflow. The panel refreshes at 75Hz, which the same as its competitor, the Acer XR341CKA, also called the Acer X34 or Acer Predator X34, which has a refresh rate of 75Hz. The Acer Predator X34 is also able to reach 100Hz with G-SYNC enabled and also has a static maximum refresh rate of 75Hz. The DP 1.2 standard allows a 3440×1440 resolution to refresh up to 109Hz with a certified DisplayPort cable.

ASUS PG34Q specs

As you can see in the photos, it has a frameless design that allows it to be used in a seamless surround gaming setup. It also features a fully ergonomic stand with adjustment options that include tilt, swivel and height. As this is an ASUS gaming monitor, it also has the usual ASUS gaming monitor features like the ASUS exclusive GamePlus and the Turbo Key.

The monitor market is finally on the move again with manufacturers like ASUS, Acer, Samsung, BenQ and LG finally moving forward with the technology. We have seen very good and exciting developments of IPS panels and their response times along with PLS panel improvements. Features like UltraWide, Curved, G-SYNC, FreeSync, IPS, 1440p, 4K and 144Hz are gaining more and more focus by panel and monitor manufacturers. It is exciting to see what the future brings us.

Asus PG34Q release date

The monitor is still under development and a release date nor a price tag has been confirmed. We expect it to be released in October 2015. You can see the most important specifications of the ASUS PG348Q below.

Asus PG34Q
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Screen Size34"
Resolution3440 x 1440
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio21:9
Refresh Rate75Hz (100Hz with G-SYNC)
Response Time4ms
Adaptive SyncG-SYNC

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  • Haruyoshi Matsumoto

    Can you please verify the refresh rate is 60Hz or 75Hz. The article states it’s currently at 60Hz but the specs below show 75Hz.

  • Eddy Baker

    You’re right, I’m sorry. I’ve corrected the specs, this monitor is 60Hz indeed.

  • Haruyoshi Matsumoto

    Thanks for the clarification. Its gonna to be really hard to choose between this one, the Acer Z35: 35-inch UltraWide 144Hz and the Acer XR341CKA: 34-inch UltraWide Curved!!

  • Myreje

    Easy choice. Acer and Asus will extremly likely share the same panel, so I’d say go for the one which has the highest refresh rate and best price. Or if price isn’t a concern, let the design chose for you. But in either case it will never be asus for me, they use to make good looking monitor but not this one eww.

    By the way, the acer X34 is going to be a 3440×1440 IPS 100Hz + GSync. A freeSync X34 might come too.

    Then you have benQ and Acer Z35 / XZ350CU which are 35″ very curvy 2560×1080 VA monitors but benQ lack of freesync/gsync while acer will implement them. Easy choice again.

    Hardest choice is : X34 or Z35 ? 😀 I think I prefer X34 for it’s resolution and IPS over VA but…. is much more expensive, and has lower refresh rate hmmm

  • Haruyoshi Matsumoto

    Very true! The The Acer X34: UltraWide 34-inch 75Hz 1440p IPS Gaming Monitor seems to be the way to go. Acer really needs to release the pricing on this. I am building my first gaming desktop and this is the last piece of the puzzle 😀

  • Tyrann

    I doubt it be released in september. More like December or January 2016.

  • Elettrone

    Why do you guys freaking keep calling these monitors “frameless” or “bezeless” when they clearly are not? Are you blind or something?
    “less” means without so to me a frameless monitor is something with invisible-thin like bezel such as 3mm or less.
    Anything else is just not “frameless”…

  • Bro

    Um.. Guys, isn’t the Acer monitor with Free Sync, not G sync??

  • The Acer Predator X34 also supports G-SYNC.

  • JustNiz

    Just saw here that its due in first 2 weeks of Jan 2016.

    I’ve been thinking about buying the Acer XR341CKA when it comes out but since I’ve had several problems with Acer quality in the past, I’m much happier to wait and buy pretty much the same monitor but from Asus. Its pretty much identical to the Acer monitor because it uses the same panel.

    Its actually a 60hz panel so to even make 75hz (let alone 100hz) its being significantly overclocked. I’m guessing the delay with Acer shipping the XR341CKA is because when overclocked its actually not as reliable in use as even Acer’s low quality standards can get away with, but they have to make it appear so now since they’ve already promised it. I’m more inclined to believe that Asus’s technical solution for that issue would be better engineered than Acer’s.

    I’m also disappointed that this (and the Acer) don’t support ULMB or 3D vision. At this price point I would have expected those to be fully supported without question.

  • Iluv2raceit

    A post holiday season release would be disasterous for Asus profit margins. NO ONE wants to spend over $1300 on a monitor released AFTER the holiday season is over. Let’s hope Asus isn’t this stupid and releases this monitor no later than early December…

  • doesn’t believe in view angle?
    What is the view angle?

  • Sam QS

    Why can’t they just release this already so that the Predator x34 will have a competitor so it could begin to see a price drop? With no current competitors, it’ll sit on its $1300 booty waiting for us to grab it.

  • sofia marceau

    Hi there, would anyone know when this is due, there doesn’t seem to be much information on a release?, thank you

  • Asle Bie Andersen
  • Sam Mail

    or lets hope they arent stupid and release an unfinished product.. how about that.

  • Jack Riverson

    Hopefully this product doesn’t suffer the same quality control issues Acer had with the x34… But I ain’t betting on it… I went through 2 x x34’s, one with coil whine, the other major screen flickering. Absolutely unacceptable and atrocious for the price tag.

  • KevinChappell

    Há, I went through 2 x34 as well. Terrible monitor.

  • mitcHELLspawn

    terrible monitor? Not in the slightest. Questionable QC? Very definite.

  • CharlieDEVIL

    I bought ! It gives a very beautiful picture! game and movie as well!
    But ! this 4k or not ? what is the 4k ?:)

  • Hooper

    $1499 on amazon right now. I’ve spent thousands on related products… and i swear to anyone reading this… This is the first time I laughed at the price and said Hell NO… I hope you all do the same because this thing will cost $400 in a few years.

  • Tyrann

    For all those reading late, it ended up coming out in April 2016 rofl. Very late. Also at a price of $1799 CAD vs the Acer X34 $1499 CAD at the time of this message. Doesn’t look like 2016 will be the year of Ultrawide. Maybe 2017?

  • Tyrann

    I dont think it would ever go down to $400. They would discontinue the product and release a refresh to keep the price higher. The lowest a ultrawide of this caliber would drop to is probably $800. While 27″ 1440p IPS may go down to $400.

  • Hooper

    it’s still crap is a basket. $1500 for a pos monitor… don’t spend money on this unitl it’s under $1000

  • Kim

    Love the Screen…
    BUT!! WHY ASUS The speakers are CRAP.. Not even worth the effort so i ask WHY!!!
    specially considering other screens have way better sound for the size…

  • Won Lee

    well, ultrawide era has reached in 2017.