This week Xiaomi launched a whole lot of different consumer goods in its European and other markets, amongst which was the new Mi Curved Gaming Monitor. The new monitor is a 34” WQHD ultra-widescreen unit supporting refresh rates of up to 144Hz, notably undercutting the competition at a price point of only 399€.

Whilst most monitors of this class come at quite steep price points, the new Xiaomi panel’s feature set focusing on the basics of the monitor means that it can offer some extremely good value. The 34” panel comes at a resolution of 3440 x 1440 and is of a VA type that is speculated to be manufactured by Samsung Display. As with other such VA panels we see a 3000:1 contrast ratio which should offer deeper blacks than other display technologies besides OLEDs and locally dimmed backlight monitors.

The curvature lands at 1500R which means it gives you an immersive field-of-view without too much of an exaggeration. The monitor’s design is minimalistic and has minimal bezels on the top and sides, with only a thicker design for the bottom bezel.

The one thing missing from the monitor’s spec sheet is any kind of HDR support, given the monitors limited brightness of only up to 300cd/m² - one of the only real compromises of the hardware. It has a wide colour gamut support of up to 121% of sRGB coverage.

In terms of I/O, the monitor features two DisplayPort 1.4 ports as well as two HDMI 2.0 ports, which actually makes it quite versatile in terms of input abilities as it allows for window modes with left/right split or even a picture-in-picture setup. There’s also support for FreeSync – although at an undisclosed refresh rate range.

It lacks any USB connectivity and only has a 3.5mm audio jack as an extra connector. The power supply is integrated into the monitor with a standard AC connector having to be plugged into it.

Xiaomi says the stand and back support is easily removable with magnetic holders, secured only by an easy-remove latch. The stand is adjustable in height, swivel and tilt, and can be removed completely in favour of a 100 x 100mm VESA mount, for which there’s included extra spacer bolts and screws.

Xiaomi Mi Curved Gaming Monitor
  General Specifications
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440 (21:9)
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Brightness 300 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Color Gamut 125% sRGB/BT.709
DisplayHDR Tier None
Dynamic Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync
? - 144Hz
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm²
Pixel Density 110 PPI
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5 mm output
USB Hub -
Stand Height / Rotation
VESA: 100x100
MSRP 399€

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  • close - Thursday, July 23, 2020 - link

    @Freeb!rd, I was thinking more like an adjustable stand that doesn't require any clamping or drilling through the table (so just like a regular monitor stand). That does add to the price of the monitor since stands for larger diagonals tend to be more expensive.

    This is why I wish manufacturers would charge $30-50 more and just build the adjustable stand into the monitor, instead of strapping them with the cheapest option possible and putting the adjustable stand only on the premium models.
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  • Foeketijn - Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - link

    I have some 43" Philips 4k panel. 60Hz is enough for the girls I go out with. I'm not that productive I lose my mouse pointer at 60Hz. Reply
  • Geek4Life2020 - Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - link

    This monitor was selling for a while and even ships from local US warehouse on some online stores, but now seems like the price dropped a lot- I see it's selling just under 390€ now at USA warehouse:
    https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mmmRcmbR8K
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  • timecop1818 - Friday, July 17, 2020 - link

    300 cd/m - NO
    Not 4K - NO
    32" - Too big, NO.
    8bit panel, shitty edge-lit WLED backlight - NO

    Where the fuck are 24"-27" 4K monitors with full-gamut backlight, DisplayPort 1.4 input, 10bit (or at least 8+2FRC) panel and 400+ brightness?

    Where the fuck are
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  • p1esk - Saturday, July 18, 2020 - link

    PG27UQ. If you can afford it. Reply
  • Saif9696 - Saturday, July 18, 2020 - link

    My lg uk650 has all you the points
    IPS 27 4k
    Cd/m 400
    10 bit 8+2 FRC
    1 DP and 2 HDMI
    Freesync and gsync but on 60 hertz
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  • Saif9696 - Saturday, July 18, 2020 - link

    And HDR 10 too 😊 Reply
  • timecop1818 - Sunday, July 19, 2020 - link

    Nope. WLED backlight. DisplayPort 1.2 only. I mean this is probably better than dell UP2414Q with *modern* tech but I would still prefer wide gamut backlight to wled. Reply
  • timecop1818 - Sunday, July 19, 2020 - link

    Don't need 144Hz. The rest of the specs look OK, but I *really* don't need 144Hz. Or that disgusting "gamer" branding. Reply
  • yannigr2 - Monday, July 20, 2020 - link

    27'' monitor? What is this? The 80s?
    32'' is the minimum.
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