I have this paired with an Asus VG27AQ. The bezels do not perfectly line up, but it's barely noticeable, nor (really) relevant. The features are pretty great. 144 or 165 Hz look sharp, and smooth. There seems to be some conflicting information regarding this display and a similar model from last year's lineup (slightly different model number). This one is the better one, from the looks of the stats. The curve is natural. (Giggity) the brightness is great. The color accuracy is amazing. It's no Oddesy, but it's close enough.
I don't usually write reviews but felt I had to on this one, absolutely beautiful picture and I didn't have to do much tweaking with controls. For the price of this bad boy and the features you get it's a no brainer, now I'm wishing I would have bought one a long time ago!
Absolutely love this monitor. I upgraded from another 34” 100hz monitor(great monitor as well) to this one just to get a bit higher refresh rate and it was well worth the price. The HDR coloring looks fantastic with both games and movies. The 165hz refresh rate and vsync work flawlessly with my RTX2080. It has two HDMI, two DP, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the back, so it has a lot of ports as well as 100x100mm holes for mounting it. The menu is easy to navigate and you can even customize two of the side buttons, but i do wish it included a little documentation telling you what everything in the menu means. As far as bad, the built in speakers aren’t great, but I just use a sound bar. As well, at this price point, the fact that it even has speakers is awesome so no complaints.The only thing I would say that bugs me about the monitor is customizing the side buttons. I switch between computers a lot and would greatly appreciate if the would allow you to map the change input function to one of the side buttons. I use one for volume and really want to use the other one for input. Other than that though, I have no other complaints. It is a fantastic monitor and less than half the price of other monitors with the same or even less specs. For 165hz, HDR, and 3440x1440, it’s a steal!!!
i have atleast 3 asus monitor, 60hz, 144hz and now this 34inch 3440x1440 165hz, i got this to replace my gigabyte ultrawide 3440x1440 (got it at bestbuy bur screencrack and best buy cant replace it) and asus is wayyyyyy better than that monitor specially picture color/quality i didnt even have to adjust anything.
I'm reviewing the new 165Hz model, since Amazon has a combined listing for some reason. This is my first curved, ultrawide, or VA panel. I love the curved and ultrawide part; and with this size, resolution, and refresh rate, I'd say this is pretty much the perfect form factor. I also love having an integrated USB hub, which I'm thankful supports charging. The stand is sturdy, highly adjustable, and even looks fairly tasteful, although I haven't figured out how to open the cable management clip. The OSD is easy to navigate. The integrated speakers sound terrible, but that's what I expect from integrated speakers so I'm not holding that against it.Unfortunately, the panel is a mixture of good and bad. Viewing angles are pretty good, even compared the IPS monitor I have next to it. The colors are fairly vibrant, but didn't seem very accurate at any preset. I don't have a calibration tool, so I just used user mode and turned down the reds. I'm by no means an expert on any this stuff, but I also thought the uniformity was decent, and the black levels and contrast do not disappoint.But the problem is the response times on black/dark colors--the Achilles Heel of all VA panels. Since I've never used VA before, I can't say whether the ghosting is "bad" compared to others. What I can say is that it is noticeable in desktop use, especially since I use dark mode on websites, and in the games I played it ranged from only noticeable when I specifically looked for it, to highly distracting, to even making the framerate feel far lower than it was in one game. The overdrive setting only does so much. I'd say this would be acceptable if the price was a bit lower. The bigger problem though is the weird green and purple smearing/discoloration thing that I assume is related to ghosting. Here's a video of it: . That's not my own video, it's not as severe on my panel, but it is still noticeable. I've also seen some owners claim their panel doesn't have it at all.