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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  • timecop1818 - Monday, July 20, 2020 - link

    I would prefer it to be 24", unfortunately nobody makes 24" panels anymore.
    32" is huge and not productive.
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  • TheWereCat - Monday, July 20, 2020 - link

    What does productivity has to do with screen size???
    I have 3x 1440, two of which are 32" and one is 27" 165Hz, wish all of them were 32".
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  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - link

    Obviously people with 32" screens are less productive because they can watch more YouTube videos instead of working - somehow. I don't know, it's timecop who has trouble typing more than thirty words in sequence without inserting pointless profanity that he thinks presents him in a certain manner to the rest of us. Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - link

    I have a 4K 24" monitor and it's bloody great. It's an Acer and it cost me sod-all. Unfortunately it's only 60Hz :/ Reply
  • Spunjji - Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - link

    I really don't want a television on my desk. 27" is already large enough that I have to do a lot of eye movement to pick up all sides of the screen. At 32" I'd just be pushing the screen further back to avoid having to move my head around, at which point, well, why not 27"... Reply
  • iblizt - Monday, July 20, 2020 - link

    Do you really want 400 nits ?
    200 nits indoor is already very bright even with sunlight through the windows as main light source of the room. I usually calibrate my display to 160 nits for daytime use as my desk is right next to the window.
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  • RSAUser - Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - link

    Definitely if you have morning glare on the screen. Monitor I'm typing on goes up to 450 nits max, 400 nits typical, and it was quite a nice improvement over my 400 nits peak/350 nits typical just before it.

    Outside of that morning window, its set to 70%, then at night down to 20%. I'd rather have it be able to go lower than no option.

    Note I have it so high as I code with a dark IDE, if light theme I wouldn't need it.
    Reply
  • nagi603 - Saturday, July 18, 2020 - link

    I wish it had IPS panel... and I wonder if HDR and Freesync can be turned on at the same time. Reply
  • Valantar - Saturday, July 18, 2020 - link

    HDR? What HDR? Reply
  • YepSucka - Saturday, July 18, 2020 - link

    have fun with your overpriced small crap, i got a 43inch tv for 200 bucks thats 2 and a half feet from my head as a monitor and i couldnt be happier, when i build a new computer when new ryzens come out (my first, super excited), i have a 43inch 4k tv also for 200, to replace my 1080p one, the PPI might be lower than a monitor but it still looks good, and i dont think the difference is worth the price difference, you cant get a 43inch monitor for less than 500 Reply

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