Massdrop has introduced their first gaming monitor, and it is quite a delight. The Massdrop Vastsports a 35-inch curved screen with 3440×1440 screen resolution and a high-contrast VA panel as well as AMD FreeSync and 100Hz refresh rate for total immersion into gaming.
The Massdrop Vast monitor is based on AU Optronics’ VA panel with 2,500:1 contrast ratio, true 8-bit color support, and 100% sRGB color gamut. Such high static contrast ensures vibrant image quality with exceptionally vivid and deep black colors.
Furthermore, the VA panels offer the impeccable 178-degree viewing angles, so you can enjoy the content from any angle without color shifts. The Massdrop Vast also promises only 2ms (GtG) response time speed in the overdrive mode which should make motion blur and ghosting unnoticeable in fast-paced video games.
The UWQHD 3440×1440 screen resolution on the huge 35-inch screen provides 106 PPI (pixels per inch) which counts for stunning picture clarity with maximum detail and abundance of screen real estate.
The OSD (On-Screen Display) consists of advanced adjustments and exclusive gaming features such as custom crosshair overlays and FPS and RTS pre-calibrated picture presets. The OSD settings can be easily navigated via the monitor’s joystick.
Those with high-end AMD graphics cards will be able to use the full power of this gaming monitor. When connected to AMD FreeSync compatible graphics card, the monitor synchronizes its refresh rate to the graphics card’s frame rate.
The Massdrop Vast FreeSync dynamic refresh rate range amounts to 49-100Hz within which all screen tearing and stuttering will be eliminated. Unfortunately, the monitor doesn’t support LFC (Low Framerate Compensation) which means FreeSync will stop working if your GPU can’t keep your FPS (Frames Per Second) rate beyond 49.
Along with its 100Hz refresh rate, the Massdrop Vast display will provide you both a smooth gameplay and an immersive image quality.
Design and Connectivity
The Massdrop Vast offers impressive ergonomic abilities including 110mm height adjustment, 20-degree tilt, VESA mount, and pivot function which is rarely available on ultra-wide monitors.
There’s a 3H anti-glare coating keeping the reflection off the screen while its aluminum ultra-thin bezels make for an alluring appearance and cinematic viewing experience. A plethora of connectors consists of three HDMI, a DisplayPort, and the headphones jack. The DisplayPort cable is also included with the monitor.
Price & Similar Monitors
The most impressive aspect of the Massdrop Vast is the price. For only $550, it’s the cheapest 3440×1440 100Hz ultra-wide gaming monitor currently (October 2017) available. Most of the similar gaming displays cost at least $800.
You can pre-order it now while shipping is estimated to begin on 18 January 2018.
Should the price remain the way it is and if the Massdrop Vast reviews live up to the expectations, the monitor will be too good a deal to pass up if you’re looking for a fancy new display. For more information, you can visit the manufacturer’s website.