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The 5 Best 34-49 Inch Monitors - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best 34-Inch + Monitors

Although not as common as smaller sizes, there's still a great selection of monitors with 34 to 49-inch screen sizes. The most common screen size is a 34-inch ultrawide, but there are also even larger 38 to 45-inch monitors available. You can even find 49-inch super ultrawide monitors with a 32:9 aspect ratio, and these are the equivalent of placing two 27-inch displays side-by-side. Lastly, there's a niche set of monitors with 42 and 48-inch screens and a 16:9 aspect ratio, but these are like small TVs, and you should only consider these if you don't mind that much vertical screen space. You can learn about the different sizes and aspect ratios available here.

Not all monitors in this size range perform the same, so besides thinking about which size you want, you should also consider the monitor's performance for what you need. For example, you'll want to look at the monitor's refresh rate and response time for gaming, but the text clarity and peak brightness are useful for good office performance.

We've bought and tested over 310 monitors, and below, you'll find our picks for the best 34 to 49-inch monitors available. See our recommendations for the best ultrawide monitors, the best ultrawide gaming monitors, and the best curved monitors.

Note: We recently published Test Bench 2.0 and are updating our reviews to reflect this new test bench. As such, it may seem that two similar monitors have very different scores, but scores aren't comparable between different test benches. 

  1. Best 49-Inch Monitor

    The Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95 is the best monitor with a 49-inch screen we've tested. It has a 32:9 aspect ratio, known as a super ultrawide display, and with a 5120x1440 resolution, it's the equivalent of placing two 27-inch, 1440p monitors side-by-side. It excels as a gaming monitor as it has a 240Hz refresh rate with a near-instantaneous response time, so motion looks very crisp.

    It combines its incredible gaming performance with outstanding picture quality thanks to its QD-OLED panel. It displays deep and inky blacks in dark rooms without blooming around bright objects, and it gets bright enough to make small highlights pop. It even displays a wide range of bright and vivid colors in HDR, so it's fantastic for HDR gaming or watching movies. However, QD-OLEDs like this have downsides, like the risk of permanent burn-in when exposed to the same static elements over time. If that's a concern for you, you can also consider the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9/G95NA S49AG95, which has a 240Hz refresh rate and Mini LED backlighting, but it's a step down from the OLED G9 because it doesn't display the same deep blacks.

    See our review

  2. Best 45-Inch Monitor

    If you find that the 49-inch super ultrawide display of the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95 is too wide for you, you can consider something with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 3440x1440 resolution, and 45-inch screen, like the LG 45GR95QE-B. This size isn't very common and offers more total screen space than the Samsung. The LG also has an OLED panel, but you don't get the same bright highlights and vivid colors because it isn't QD-OLED. That said, it offers all the benefits of an OLED display with perfect black levels and a near-instantaneous response time.

    With a 240Hz refresh rate and variable refresh rate (VRR) support, it offers a fantastic gaming experience. There are some downsides to a display this big, as it has low pixel density, so the text clarity is mediocre. It also has an aggressive 800R curve to bring the edges close to you, but if you feel like that's too much of a curve, you can also consider the Corsair XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240. It's a similar monitor with a bendable screen, so you can adjust the curve to your liking, but it costs more.

    See our review

  3. Best 38-Inch Monitor

    If you still think the LG 45GR95QE-B's 45-inch screen is too big, you can get some great 38-inch displays with a smaller screen. The LG 38WN95C-W has a 21:9 aspect ratio like the 45GR95QE-B, but the main difference is that it doesn't have an OLED panel for perfect blacks and a near-instantaneous response time. It also has a lower 144Hz refresh rate, but it's still impressive for gaming thanks to its fast response time across its entire refresh rate range.

    On top of its great gaming performance, it's more versatile for office work, as it doesn't risk permanent burn-in with exposure to static elements. Also, its USB-C port supports Thunderbolt 3, and with 90W of power delivery, you can charge your laptop while using it. It has a Picture-by-Picture mode, meaning you can display images side-by-side from two sources, which is great for productivity. You can also check out the slightly bigger LG 40WP95C-W if you want something with extra work perks like Thunderbolt 4 support and a higher resolution, but it has fewer gaming features and costs more.

    See our review

  4. Best 34-Inch Monitor

    While 38-inch and 49-inch monitors offer the most screen space, many more monitors are available with a 34-inch screen size, and the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF is a great option if you want the best 34-inch gaming monitor. Although it has a smaller screen and lower resolution than the LG 38WN95C-W, it delivers better overall picture quality due to its QD-OLED panel, similar to the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95. This means it displays perfect blacks in dark rooms and delivers an incredible HDR experience thanks to its bright highlights and vivid colors.

    The Dell is excellent for gaming as motion looks extremely crisp, thanks to its near-instantaneous response time. It has a fast 165Hz refresh rate with support for FreeSync VRR and is G-SYNC compatible to reduce screen tearing. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card and prefer a monitor with native G-SYNC support, consider the Dell Alienware AW3423DW. In addition to native G-SYNC support it has a slightly faster 175Hz refresh rate, though it costs more and otherwise performs very similarly.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 34-Inch Monitor

    If you find that the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF is out of your price range and you just need something simpler and cheaper, check out the Dell S3422DWG. It has a 34-inch, 3440x1440 screen like the other Dell monitor with the same 1800R curve, but the differences come down to their panel types and picture quality. The S3422DWG doesn't have an OLED panel, and while it doesn't have the same risk of burn-in, it can't display the same perfect blacks with bright highlights. That said, while it offers great SDR picture quality with a good contrast ratio and very good SDR brightness, overall, it offers a middling HDR gaming experience.

    It has a slightly lower 144Hz refresh rate, and while it has a reasonable response time with most content, there's black smearing with fast-moving objects. Unfortunately, it isn't versatile for different uses as it has narrow viewing angles and is limited in extra features.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung Odyssey OLED G8/G85SB S34BG85: The Samsung Odyssey OLED G8/G85SB S34BG85 is a 34-inch QD-OLED monitor similar to the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF. However, considering it performs similarly, it isn't worth getting unless you find it for less. See our review
  • LG 49WL95C-W: The LG 49WL95C-W is a 49-inch super ultrawide display that's great for office use and is packed with features like a USB hub. However, if you want a gaming monitor this size, go for the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95. See our review
  • Samsung Odyssey Neo G9/G95NC S57CG95: The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9/G95NC S57CG95 is a very big 57-inch super ultrawide monitor that's the equivalent of placing two 32-inch, 4k monitors side-by-side. It features Mini LED backlighting for great picture quality, but only consider this size if you want something even bigger than the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95. See our review
  • Gigabyte M34WQ: The Gigabyte M34WQ is a budget-friendly 34-inch monitor that has some productivity perks and gaming features similar to the Dell S3422DWG. It has a worse contrast and can sometimes be harder to find. See our review
  • MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED: The MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED is a 34-inch QD-OLED that's very similar to the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF. However, it often costs more than the Dell and can sometimes be harder to find. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 18, 2024: Replaced the Dell Alienware AW3423DW with the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF as 'Best 34-Inch Monitor', as it has very similar performance and costs less. Added the MSI MEG 342C QD-OLED as a Notable Mention.

  2. Feb 01, 2024: Replaced the Gigabyte AORUS FO48U OLED with the Gigabyte M34WQ in the Notable Mentions, as the FO48U is hard to find.

  3. Nov 30, 2023: Added the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9/G95NC S57CG95 to Notable Mentions; updated text for clarity throughout.

  4. Oct 06, 2023: Replaced the LG 49WL95C-W with the LG 45GR95QE-B and renamed to 'Best 45-Inch Monitor' to provide another size option; replaced the Gigabyte M34WQ with the Dell S3422DWG because it's cheaper, and for consistency with other articles; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  5. Aug 08, 2023: Replaced the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 with the Samsung OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95 because it's better overall; added the Corsair XENEON FLEX 45WQHD240 to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors with a 34-inch and bigger screen currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price, and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all our reviews for 34-49-inch monitors. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.