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[Pre Order] Kogan 34" WQHD 21:9 Ultrawide 144hz Freesync HDR400 $599.99 + Ship (Free with First) @ Kogan

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edit: use code "lucky" to reduce price to $552 (Thanks Basil Fawlty)

I've been on the lookout for a fast refresh rate ultrawide for a few weeks and haven't seen anything under a grand that would suit me, until I came across this deal.

Ordinarily I would take anything from this seller with a healthy scepticism, however I recently saw a Hardware Unboxed
review of an older Kogan model, that was also using a Samsung panel and was considered fantastic value for money. I'm hoping that this model will prove similarly good value.

Specs are below
3440x1440 21:9 34" 1500R curve (quite a strong curve)
144Hz refresh with 5ms response times (if true, that's a winning combination)
VA Panel (Samsung is manufacturer, fantastic contrast with weak viewing angles and potential smearing)
HDR 400 w 400 nits brightness (so baby HDR- not the real deal)
Vesa mount compatible

I'm keen to know everyone's thoughts, as while it is from an unreliable brand, if these specs were on an LG etc brand I would expect the price to be $1.2k+ easily (Acer Z35p is a good example).

There is a 3% cash back offer if you haven't bought from Kogan previously.

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  • +2 votes

    I reckon you will be happy with the monitor at this price point. I have a 200hz 34in Kogan monitor they don't produce anymore and I LOVE it. It can tend to make things a bit dark in games (Probably something I could fix with settings if it bothered me enough) but in terms of value for what I paid, it's incredible.

    edit: I actually have a 35" monitor, this model - https://help.kogan.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001502328-Kogan-...

    • +3 votes

      When you're using a VA panel like that, you have a toggle options with dealing with the issues in dark scenes, especially if you're using a NVIDIA card.

      Open your NVIDIA control panel, go to 'Change Resolution' and check the colour settings down the bottom. Turn on NVIDIA color settings, and ensure 'Output dynamic range' is set to full. That will give you deeper blacks, but potentially add to ghosting issues.

      Turning it off removes some of the darker transitions and cleans up the image, but it looks quite ugly. Hope that helps!

      • +1 vote

        Hugely appreciate the response! Awesome, it never bothered me that much (despite being noticeable) for me to look up the best fix. Excited to try this out tomorrow as I do use Nvidia :-)

      • +1 vote

        Dude you are a LEGEND! OP definitely use these settings if you pickup the monitor and have an Nvidia card. The colour looks amazing, certainly up to the level of my other monitors/TV's which where much higher priced for there size. Just makes this Kogan 35" monitor an even sweeter deal. From the bottom of my heart thank you :-)

  • +3 votes

    I like the 3440x1440 21:9 spec
    please do a review if you end up buying it

    • +1 vote

      I've got the model before this and I love it. My only complaint is that it could use a little more curve (which this one seems to have) for work purposes, however, for movie purposes, it's spot on.

      No regrets replacing my dual screens with the 21:9 option.

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    This does look good. Hdr400 is probably the only weak point though at that money it looks good

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      HDR400 can just be ignored, i don't think there's any HDR400 monitors that have even passable HDR. they just slap that sticker onto everything.

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    Samsung VA is not well regarded for its response times, so expect this to perform poorly with lots of dark smearing. It's a drawback of VA, but it'll be particularly bad from the grade of panel Kogan will be getting their hands on.

    You're almost definitely getting what you pay for here because it's not even got a wide colour gamut, so you're getting an 8-bit panel that accepts HDR input with a moderately bright backlight, but absolutely no real means to deliver rich enough images, let alone an impressive HDR experience.

    Hopefully its better than the last efforts from Kogan, but don't go in expecting much.

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      Thanks for the info, would you have said the same about the review unit I linked though? As if this is of similar calibre then it's looking good

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        I got a botched version of that sent to me (colour calibration was awful, issues with stand mount), but the response time issues were still very noticeable.

        If you can go to a store that is able to demo a VA monitor for you, most notably the Samsung JG50 or JG56 CRG90, you'll probably get a good idea of this new Kogan model.

        If you want to see what the best of VA looks like in terms of response times, you can take a look at the C27RG50 from Samsung as well, which is a 240Hz option.

        Here's some tests you can pull up in a browser to assess these panels in the store:
        https://www.testufo.com/ghosting
        https://www.testufo.com/framerates-versus

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      it has drawbacks, and it's better to pretend it doesn't have the HDR400 sticker, but if you want a top panel of similar size, resolution, and refresh rates, you'd be looking at paying 3-7 times the price of this 1 monitor.

      at that point you'd be better off getting a secondary 27" 1440p 144-200hz monitor dedicated to twitch shooters

      • +1 vote

        Agree, this is only good value if you are wedded to the idea of a 21:9 ultrawide. Personally I'd just get a good gaming monitor, then maybe a 4k IPS or VA monitor to compliment that.

        It also signals that there will be more budget ultrawides appearing in this price range soon.

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    if anyone could find a equivalent monitor from a different brand with review, it would be great.

    The other kogan ultrawide with 100hz is same as viotek monitor but forgot the model.

    Similarly, can anyone find the model similar to this kogan monitor so that we can find a review or something.

    I am just concerned with the flickering issues with 144hz monitor which has freesync.. I have rtx 2080 and need to buy a 144hz monitor soon.

  • +2 votes

    FYI if anyones interested in bigger Kogan Ultrawides - I bought the 49" 144hz Kogan Ultrawide (important to note its 3840x1080 so not 1440p) the other day for $988~ and I'm extremely happy with how it's performing so far.

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      do you get much ghosting/smearing in dark transitions with this monitor? I've been eyeing this monitor for a while.

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        Hmm I haven't really noticed anything like what you describe, is there anything you want me to test and see? If ghosting is something that'd normally be visible when moving the mouse around on a solid background - I cant really notice anything like that at all.

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    Damn I can't wait until Kogan gives me that$500 credit from their credit card deal!

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    Any opinions about Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34"?
    More information here:
    https://www.giztop.com/xiaomi-mi-surface-display-34-inch.htm...
    price is 723 AUD

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      I have my eye on this monitor too, it can be bought around 2000 Yuan or AU$400 in China.

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      Looks great hey, I think it's a real shame that with monitors, you really dont know what you're buying. Specs can be exaggerated, features can honestly be flat out lies sometimes (HDR my ass).

      Makes me avoid buying anything until I can get my hands on a review reassuring me the monitor can deliver on the specs. Hopefully this xiaomi gets reviewed soon

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    In my opinion id spend $100 more and get this monitor - https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Monitors/25plus-inch/788...

    I Have the older model and it games great and is awesome for productivity

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      I mean, I can see what you mean, it's a better performing brand for sure. But there really is no comparison between 1080p and 1440p, especially on a monitor this large.
      If you take LG's 3440x1440 model, with the exact same specs, the price jumps up into the $1k+ territory and we're back to where we started, with this Kogan provided unbelievable (literally too good to be true) value

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    No comparison to 1440p but just this morning I saw Aldi is selling the LG 34" 2560x1080 ultrawide for $399 on 1st Feb. It's most likely the lg 34wl500 model.
    Pretty tempting at that price point for anyone thinking to upgrade.

  • +3 votes

    Working Code : LUCKY

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