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[Afterpay] Xiaomi 34" Curved Gaming Ultrawide Monitor $475.15 Delivered @ Gearbite eBay

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not too bad of a price if you can't wait for another deal.
Comparison against Gigabyte G34WQC

include two year warranty

Product Key Features
Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Colour Black
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Video Inputs HDMI Standard, DisplayPort
Maximum Resolution 3440 x 1440
Features Curved Screen, Widescreen
Response Time 4 ms
Most Suitable For Serious Gaming
Screen Size 34 in
Contrast Ratio 3000:1

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  • +9 votes

    In the face of the AU monitor market waking up to itself, this has become a pretty crappy deal, even when it's approaching $400.

    Either upgrade to the Gigabyte G34WQC at around $500, or wait for the Kogan offerings that would likely be popping up for sub-$400 soon.

    With all the updated test measurements coming through, there's no where for crappy budget monitors to hide any more, and with all the over-ordering done through greedy retailers during covid, there's plenty of value to be had.

    • +1 vote

      Agreed. It's a very underwhelming monitor considering its claimed to be for gaming. The only thing it has going for it is it's size.

    • +29 votes

      Do you have any experience with this monitor, or are just guessing?

      This monitor, the AOC CU34G2X, and the Gigabyte G34WQC all use the same Samsung panel - apparently the Gigabyte version has some slightly better processing & includes speakers, but overall they're fairly close in published tests.

      I had the AOC version, and now have the Xiaomi version - I'd be hard picked to spot any difference between the two. The AOC was $520 and the Xiaomi was $420, definitely worth the $100 saving to get the Xiaomi, plus it's a nicer stand.

      It looks like the Gigabyte is currently around $80 more, but that's more a reflection that this $475 price isn't that good a deal.

      There's a new AOC U34G3X which uses an IPS panel, but I've not seen any reviews yet and it's $600+

      • +2 votes

        Interesting and informative

        • -30 votes

          Incorrect and gibberish.

      • -5 votes

        Do you have any experience with this monitor

        Yes, I've also seen testing data that puts average response times at 13ms, when the panel refreshes every 6.95ms. The smearing is very real on this version.

        This monitor, the AOC CU34G2X, and the Gigabyte G34WQC all use the same Samsung panel

        Produce the panel SKU to prove your claim, but regardless, the Gigabyte separates itself in testing, as you can see here:

        https://youtu.be/xNIzqm5t6o0?t=410s

        I had the AOC version, and now have the Xiaomi version - I'd be hard picked to spot any difference between the two.

        That's because they perform identically, as can be seen above. On your way, thanks.

        processing

        This is such a vague terminology, what are you even trying to define? Overdrive tuning, downscaling or upscaling?

        I don't think you quite know what you're talking about, and you've lumped one monitor in with the rest. Granted, the entire 21:9 & 32:9 WQHD VA segment is extremely samey and a long way behind the 16:9 market right now bar a few choices, but the Gigabyte does set itself apart, which is a rare moment for the company considering the gimmick-riddled dumpster fires they've been serving up.

        • -11 votes

          Imagine downvoting data with sources… these deals have always been riddled with the most foolish herd-like behaviour, on a monitor that sells for $300 in China… with tax.

          Enjoy your echo chamber…

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      What do you mean by the Kogan offerings?

      • +3 votes

        means when kogan has discounted their better monitor than this xiaomi, the price will be similar

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          Close to $400, but yes.

        • +4 votes

          "Kogan" and "better" don't go together..

          Don't trust Kogan as a brand for anything that is too expensive like TVs, monitors etc..
          I put Kogan with Aldi bauhn brands for tv and monitors…

          Read some people got bad experiences with the Kogan TVs…

          I would not feel proud if I see Kogan logo under my TV or monitor everyday..

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            @pinkybrain: I've had the Kogan equivalent for over a year now and it has been awesome.

            I will, however agree that these panels have a good chunk of motion blur, but it's still awesome for my purposes.

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      Just save yourself a lot of paint with these cheap crap monitors and spend 1k on the best one out there, Samsung g7, its actually 150% better then this so….a bargain

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        I'm keen, just waiting for the 2021 refresh and the inevitable price drop below $700.

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      Good point!

      What are your thoughts on something like the AOC 32" curved monitor? On sale at the moment for about $400:
      https://www.centrecom.com.au/aoc-cq32g2e-315-wqhd-curved-1ms...

      • +1 vote

        For gaming or even just scrolling, there is only one 16:9 VA monitor you should be buying today, and that's the Samsung G7 QHD 240Hz monitor, which is getting a refresh in the next 2-4 weeks.

        But that sells for - at best - $880 new, so even that's a pass.

        Most VA monitors are just too slow for 144Hz overall (notable dark smearing), let alone 240Hz. That should start to change in a few months, though.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah good point. From what I've read about the AOC monitor it is prone to ghosting and lacking in brightness. Not looking to break the bank so I might just wait it out, or grab the Xiaomi 34" if a great deal comes avail.
          Cheers

  • +4 votes

    The Dell S3422DW 34" Ultrawide is also on sale at the moment, $489.29 - https://deals.dell.com/en-au/productdetail/9461

    Only 100Hz, but if it's not for gaming then it might be better choice if you want a "name" brand.

    No LOVEKEANU or KONG7 discount unfortunately :(

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      Got this last week. Works good and it has speaker too :)

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        Cool, if you bought direct from Dell & paid more than the current price, you can claim the difference back from Dell (takes about 2-3 weeks to process).

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          Bought it 479

      • +1 vote

        Any feedback on how the dell is when it comes to office work and watching youtube as I wont be gaming? No reviews out there yet unfortunatly as it is a new release.

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          Works great, I don't game yet. So far works great and display is good but if you have bright light infornt you will have glare (in not a display expert)
          The main use for me to eliminate having 2 small monitors

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      Was actually looking at this Dell model today. Dell is 1800r curve compared to the 1500r of the Xiaomi. Dell also comes with 3yr warranty.
      Can anyone suggest what curve is better for office work ? Wont be gaming at all purely buying for office work, youtubing and design work. Thanks in advance!

    • +2 votes

      So Xiaomi is not a name brand?

      Xiaomi is one of the most popular and known brand on ozbargain and international market..

      Kogan on the other..
      I would not trust

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      Oh man! so tempting now!! $419.29 with my coupon!!!

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    Can anyone vouch for this monitor? Looking to add an ultrawide monitor but not sure because of the VA panel.. but then again the ips ultra wide above 100hz won't be on this price mark..

    • +1 vote

      I have this monitor, and run it at 120hz instead of 144hz. There's a little bit of ghosting going on but after months of use my brain some how manages to ignore it, the colours are decent enough and for the price it's not too much of a deal breaker. With the monitor market evolving I'd personally just wait for either something better to come at this price point or this monitor to be sold for a much lower price

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        why not at 144 ?

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          I also have this monitor and run it at 120hz. Colours get wonky at 144hz. Like the default 'blue' of an unclicked link and the 'purple' it turns after it is clicked are difficult to differentiate even after calibration (I own a spyder5 to do pretty good calibration).

          Lowering refresh rate to 120 fixed basically all the colour reproduction issues I had. Worthwhile tradeoff for me, but kind of annoying I can't use the monitor as I expected to.

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        do you experience flickering issue?
        https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/ifnpsc...

        Also is this monitor advertise at 144hz why you can only run at 120hz?
        is this false advertisement?

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          Yeah I get a flickering issue when running FreeSync + 144hz but Freesync + 120hz I don't notice any major issues

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            @SakifX9: 144hz + no freesync I do not seem to be experiencing any issues but I would rather have freesync than 144hz

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            @SakifX9: I read/heard that at lower hz it also has flickering issue.. like game menu etc.

            Do any of the other 34" monitors have this issue?
            they all using samsung panels from what I can tell..

            is this issue due to VA panel and IPS would not have this issue?

            I think it occurs on freesync or gsync..
            this a big turn off when paying that much money for this monitor..

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcsPSkA_utM

            Did they advertise this as capable of 144hz but is it a lie (since it has this issue)?
            Can updated firmware fix this issue?

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              @pinkybrain: Probably varies from panel to panel I am assuming

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              @pinkybrain: The screen flickering is unavoidable if you want to use gsync. It happens when the FPS drops, eg in game menus, watching videos etc.

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                @wintermadness: even occurs on free sync
                and not just game menus

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcsPSkA_utM

                inavoidable?
                so it occurs on other 34" brands too?
                is it due to VA panel?

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                  @pinkybrain: Interesting. Unfortunately can't test it for you as I sold the monitor (I really, really didn't like it) - but I don't recall it happening on vsync.

                  It'll be related to the frequencies set for vsync/gsync. You can prevent it somewhat using CRU, but it's never going to eliminate it.

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          I've been using one since ~August last year, no flickering issues.

          However, I can only run at 100hz as I'm connected via HDMI (connected to a switcher because I need to alternate between home pc and 2x work laptops).

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        Thankyou.. At this point I'll just wait for a better one i think

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        Damn I just saw that.. lucky I didn't pull the trigger. Thanks mate

  • +1 vote

    Monitor works great for me… have been using on ps4 and light gaming on desktop. Not sure about hardcore fps..

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    The osd menu is terrible, if you use it for two computers, e.g. WFH, switching the input needs push the button 7 times. I an thinking buying Kogan usb c as the primary monitor, but not sure if it's got better osd controls.

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    This Xiaomi 34 or this Dell S3422DW?

    • +1 vote

      I been looking for the past couple of weeks at the AOC, Xiaomi and Gigabyte. Just had a look at the Dell and really same-same to me. Im changing to searching for an IPS, I know its more $'s but I purchased 3 x 27" Dell WQHD for my Sim rig, happy with the display, but regret not getting 32" now. Purchased with my wallet, not my brain.

      • +1 vote

        Good call. ACC was one of the "wow, this really sucks" games for me and the Xiaomi. Made everything look like smudged crap.

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          Damn! That would be dissapointing. Im driving ACC (my go to) 7680 x 1440 with a 3080 at 75Hz. Settings on High, that Unreal engine is a resource monster.
          Got lucky and bit the bullet re a Techfast Pre-order in Nov last year. Peeps were saying 'Not a good deal, wait until prices come down'. Lucky Filbert :-)

          • +1 vote

            @Filbert: The game has come a long way since it's release! Didn't run very well at all initially, they have really improved it.

            Have you tried out a higher refresh monitor at all? I find they sim racing really favours them as well.

            Good call on the 3080 as well. I bought one back in December, and now they're selling for 2x what I paid.. just crazy.

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              @wintermadness: I have a HP G2 that I haven’t adopted as yet. I don’t think it’s gonna be ok for Sim Racing for long races. So the only other serious option is something like the Samsung G9 monitor or replace m6 new triples.
              But hard to justify when I’m still using a G27.

              • +1 vote

                @Filbert: I really like VR for simming! I'm certainly not a hardcore sim racer, but I find myself much more consistent in VR. G9 is meant to be amazing, despite being a VA panel, but it would ultimately be smaller than your current setup! Still might be worth a go
                Fanatec DD0.5 out soon I think, that would be an amazing upgrade over the G27 if you ever decided to!

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                  @wintermadness: I am watching the CSL DD with interest. Just a bit annoyed with the Psuedo Kick-starter attitude. All DD wheels that have been reviewed have not been production models…causing me pause.

              • +1 vote

                @Filbert: I'm waiting for this to release and to have some reviews before I consider buying:

                https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/346206518/yaw2-motion-s...

                I think that's the next step in immersion for me.

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        Oh thank you for that. Which 27" Dell did you get?

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    Thank you OP for including the comparison link, exactly what I needed.

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    Didn't like this monitor coming from a 144hz IPS 24" panel, think it was to do with a slower response time and significant ghosting. Just something about it threw me off for gaming, great for productivity work though.

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    Does anyone recommend a wall mount for this monitor? Already own one and have been thinking of getting it mounted on my wall.

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    Just got my Monitor, no regrets at all.
    g sync/free sync is working as intended, no noticeable tearing or ghosting
    no dead pixels

    10/10 would recommend for below $500, mine is working 100%.