Large monitors are great for work and gaming. They offer more room to multitask, making it easier to see more of your project at once or place multiple windows side-by-side, and they also deliver a more immersive gaming experience. Ultrawide monitors in this size category are available in 34, 38, 40, and 49-inch screen sizes, so you can get the right size for your needs, and there are also 42 and 48-inch OLED monitors that are like small TVs, but only get those if you have the space and don't mind the 16:9 aspect ratio.
We've bought and tested over 265 monitors, and below you'll find our picks for the best 34-inch-plus monitors available. See our recommendations for the best ultrawide monitors, the best ultrawide gaming monitors, and or if you want something smaller, the best 32-inch monitors.
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is the best monitor with a 49-inch screen that we've tested. Monitors of this size are known as super ultrawide displays because they have a 32:9 aspect ratio. With a 5120x1440 resolution, this is the equivalent of placing two 27-inch, 1440p monitors side-by-side, which is great if you work in a multi-monitor setup and don't want to see bezels in between the displays. This means you can also place windows in the center of the screen without those distracting bezels. While it has an aggressive 1000R curve, it helps bring the edges of the screen within your field of vision so that they don't look washed out when you're sitting in the center.
It uses Mini LED backlighting technology, allowing it to get bright and make highlights pop in HDR. It also results in a good local dimming feature, meaning it displays deep blacks, so it's a very good choice for watching movies in dark rooms as it delivers stunning picture quality. Even in bright rooms, you won't have any issues as it easily gets bright enough to fight glare, and the reflection handling is good.
If you find the 49-inch screen too big, something with a 38-inch screen is a good alternative, like the LG 38WN95C-W. Although it's an uncommon size, a 38-inch screen is good if you find a 49-inch screen too big and want something bigger than 34 inches while maintaining a 21:9 aspect ratio. While this one doesn't have the same great picture quality as the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, it's still great overall, with a 3840x1600 resolution and good text clarity. It has many office-friendly features, and the large screen offers lots of space to multitask.
It has a USB-C input that supports Thunderbolt 3, allowing you to display an image from a source like your laptop and charge it at the same time. There are two USB 3.0 inputs if you also want to charge your devices during work. It also has a Picture-by-Picture mode, meaning you can display images from sources next to each other, which is great for productivity. Even if you also want to use it for gaming, it has a 144Hz refresh rate with smooth motion handling, low input lag, and variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing for an impressive gaming experience.
While 38-inch and 49-inch monitors offer the most screen space, there are plenty more options available with a 34-inch screen size. If that's what you're interested in, then the best monitor we've tested in this size is the Dell Alienware AW3423DW. While it has a smaller screen and lower resolution than the LG 38WN95C-W, it delivers better picture quality thanks to its QD-OLED panel. It allows it to display perfect blacks, resulting in deep black levels when you're using it in a dark room. It also displays a wide range of colors for a vivid HDR experience.
If you're looking for the best 34-inch gaming monitor, you'll be happy to know it provides excellent gaming performance. Motion looks extremely smooth, thanks to its near-instantaneous response time, so there isn't blur behind fast-moving objects. It has a fast 175Hz refresh rate with native G-SYNC VRR support to reduce screen tearing, which is ideal if you have an NVIDIA graphics card. If you have an AMD graphics card, the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF is nearly the same monitor with native FreeSync support, so choosing one over the other comes down to which graphics card you have.
If you find the Dell Alienware AW3423DW too expensive or aren't a fan of OLED displays, look into the LG 34GP950G-B. It doesn't have the same picture quality as the Dell because it has a lower native contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark. It doesn't display a wide range of colors like on the Dell either, but it at least gets brighter in HDR to make larger highlights pop more. It's still a great high-end gaming monitor with fantastic motion handling, low input lag for a responsive feel, an overclockable 180Hz refresh rate, and native G-SYNC support with FreeSync compatibility to reduce screen tearing.
It's a good choice if you want to use it in well-lit rooms because it gets bright enough to fight glare, and the reflection handling is decent. It's also good for productivity, as the 34-inch screen is big enough to open multiple windows at once, and it has a subtle 1900R curve to bring the edges of the screen more within your field of vision. Thanks to the 3440x1440 resolution, the text clarity is still good.
If you're looking for something cheaper, the Gigabyte M34WQ is a good alternative. It's very similar to the LG 34GP950G-B because it also has a 34-inch screen with a 3440x1440 resolution, but it has a lower 144Hz max refresh rate, which is the trade-off you have to make for getting something cheaper. However, it has more productivity features like a built-in USB hub with USB-C support that can deliver up to 15 W of power. While this isn't enough to fully charge your laptop, it'll help extend its battery life while you're using it.
It also has a built-in KVM switch, letting you control and display two sources with a single set of keyboard and mouse. It's especially helpful if you're working from home and want to use your monitor as a work and personal computer. The monitor also has wide viewing angles and good ergonomics, which is great if you want to share your screen with someone sitting next to you as they'll see a consistent image from the sides, but the trade-off is that it has a low contrast ratio, so it isn't ideal to use in dark rooms.
If you want a 34-inch monitor and are on a budget, consider the AOC CU34G2X. Although it's only a bit cheaper than the Gigabyte M34WQ, you can often find it on sale for less, and it costs less than other 34-inch monitors. While it also has a 3440x1440 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, the trade-off for getting something cheaper is that it has fewer productivity features than the Gigabyte, as it lacks a USB-C input and a KVM switch. However, it still has four USB ports which are great if you want to connect your peripherals or charge your devices. It also has great ergonomics for an ultrawide monitor, as you can easily adjust it.
In terms of its gaming performance, it's good overall with VRR support and low input lag, but it has issues with motion handling as there's black smearing with fast-moving objects. If that's important to you, the Dell S3422DWG has better motion handling but also costs more, so if you're on a tighter budget, it's better to stick with the AOC. It also has good picture quality for a budget monitor as it displays deep blacks and has good color accuracy, making images look life-like.
Feb 13, 2023: Replaced the Dell S3422DWG with the AOC CU34G2X because you can often find it for cheaper.
Dec 15, 2022: Replaced the AOC CU34G2X with the Dell S3422DWG for consistency with other articles and restructured the order of the picks to move from the 49-inch category down to the 34-inch category.
Oct 18, 2022: Renamed the Dell Alienware AW3423DW as the 'Best 34-Inch Monitor' for consistency with other articles and renamed the Gigabyte M34WQ as the 'Best Mid-Range'; added the LG 34GP950G-B; replaced the Dell S3422DWG with the cheaper AOC CU34G2X for consistency; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.
Jul 18, 2022: Added the Dell Alienware AW3423DW as the 'Best 34-Inch Gaming Monitor' and renamed the Dell S3422DWG as the 'Best 34-Inch Budget Monitor'; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.
Mar 29, 2022: Replaced the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B with the Dell S3422DWG as the 'Dark Room Alternative' to the Gigabyte M34WQ.
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 the make your own decision, here is the list of all of our reviews of 34-inch-plus 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.