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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  • Hxx - Sunday, July 19, 2020 - link

    another VA panel. I wish they would start with a cheaper IPS option to compete with the gaming models LG has been coming out with. Reply
  • RSAUser - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    IPS is a trademark of LG, and VA is the cheaper alternative to IPS, it's similar in quality while cheaper, just has lower response rates which are starting to catch up (seen quite a few monitors with 4ms rates). Reply
  • derstef - Monday, July 20, 2020 - link

    I had to laugh when i saw the first (marketing) picture in this article.
    A curved gaming monitor is exactly the wrong tool for looking at graphs as all lines are curved too.
    Also one look at a spreadsheet (or anything with many horizontal lines) reveals the downside of the curved panel.
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  • hehatemeXX - Monday, July 20, 2020 - link

    Huh? I have been using a Samsung 34 inch curve for two years now. Nothing wrong with spreadsheets. Reply
  • MrVibrato - Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - link

    I am more amused by the brush there amongst the pencils. Isn't it a bit small for brushing the cookie crumbs from the keyboard and desk? Just so you know, i have a 4 incher in my pen cup. Cleaning my desk with just a few sweeps... Reply
  • Harshit.jain1991 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - link

    Hey i bought this in india after review this post from furper online store, it's one of the best in quality https://www.furper.com/collections/gaming/products...
    this is indian store they don't ship from china, they have stock in india.
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  • kallan - Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - link

    How to connect the monitor to the laptop, which has only on board graphics card and with one HDMI out?

    Do we need an additional graphics card for the laptop?
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