Update of 09/28/2020 at 10:45 am:
Xiaomi announces that its first curved screen gamer monitor – the Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34 – is available today. It is on sale on its site, in Mi Stores, at FNAC and at Cdiscount. Until October 12, its price is 400 euros. Then it will drop to around 500 euros. If you like her curves, don’t wait any longer.
Initial publication of 07/15/2020 at 7:27 pm:
After the television, the screen for gamers. Xiaomi is trying to break through the densely populated gaming monitor jungle with the Mi Curved Gaming Monitor 34. As its benchmark suggests, it’s a screen 34 inch whose the curved slab (1500R) and thin edges has features tailored for the game: a 144Hz refresh and AMD FreeSync Premium compatibility.
The 21: 9 format forces the image to adopt a rather exotic definition of 3440 by 1440 pixels. Not all games will digest it easily, and neither will your graphics card if it is not a minimum muscular (AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super minimum).
The Xiaomi Curved Gaming Monitor 34 will be offered at its launch at 399 euros, a punch price that will only be temporary, we were told at Xiaomi. Good to know, this monitor will only be available at Cdiscount, from the end of September.
All applicable standards are respected
Good thing: there are no RGB LEDs everywhere. Some will cry foul … but not us. No-frills screens are good. Especially since it is the equipment that we change – normally – less often on a PC.
Xiaomi ticks almost all the boxes with its understated monster. You can adjust the height of the frame, but also the vertical tilt. The foot (in “Y”) also pivots on its axis (40 ° to the right / left). If the base bores you, know that you can take it apart and mount the Curved Gaming Monitor 34 on the wall or on another stand, thanks to the VESA mounts on the back of the frame.
The rest of the device’s pedigree is fairly standard for a gaming monitor. Thus, according to the technical sheet – quite spartan – communicated by Xiaomi, the panel (probably IPS) would offer a brightness of 300 cd / m2, the color spectrum is given at 121% sRGB, the latency would be 4 ms (gray to gray) and, finally, the dynamic contrast ratio of 3000: 1. No HDR or DCI-P3 compatibility announced.
On the connectivity side, Xiaomi announces the presence of two HDMI 2.0 inputs, two DisplayPort 1.4 and a stereo headphone jack. With four video inputs, we would like to believe that it will be possible to make Picture-in-Picture or to position two images side by side from two different sources. But Xiaomi has not given us any details on this subject, we will probably have to wait until we have the monitor in test to check it.