The 5 Best 34 Inch + Monitors - Summer 2021 Reviews

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Large monitors are great for work and play. The best 34 inch monitor and larger screens offer more room to multitask, making it easier to see more of your project at once or place multiple windows side-by-side. They also deliver a more immersive gaming experience. From large, TV-like displays to super ultrawide cinema monitors, these huge displays can significantly transform the way you work and play.

We've tested over 30 large monitors, and below you'll find our picks for the best 34 inch monitors and larger available. Also, see our recommendations for the best ultrawide monitors, the best ultrawide gaming monitors, and the best gaming monitors.


  1. Best Ultrawide Gaming Monitor: LG 34GP83A-B

    7.8
    Mixed Usage
    7.7
    Office
    8.3
    Gaming
    7.7
    Multimedia
    7.9
    Media Creation
    7.1
    HDR Gaming
    Size 34"
    Resolution 3440x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    160 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    Adaptive Sync

    The best 34 inch gaming monitor that we've tested is the LG 34GP83A-B. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio that provides a wider field of view in games than a typical 16:9 display, which is great for immersion. The screen has a gentle curve to bring the sides closer for a more comfortable viewing experience. It has decent viewing angles and gets bright enough to fight glare, but its reflection handling is just okay, so it's not ideal to place it opposite bright lights. It has full sRGB coverage and great accuracy out of the box.

    The motion handling is amazing. It has a 144Hz refresh rate that you can overclock up to 160Hz and an exceptional response time, resulting in a clear image in fast-moving scenes. The backlight is entirely flicker-free to eliminate image duplication, and it also helps to reduce eye strain. It supports FreeSync natively and is certified as G-SYNC compatible. Unfortunately, it only gets bright enough to bring out some highlights in HDR content, and its sub-par contrast ratio makes blacks appear gray in the dark.

    There's a USB hub that consists of two USB 3.0s and a USB-B upstream port, which means you can connect your peripherals or dongles directly into the monitor, with only a single cable leading to your PC. The stand allows for height and tilt adjustments, but it doesn't swivel nor pivot to portrait mode. Nonetheless, this is the best 34 inch gaming monitor we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Cheaper Alternative: Acer Nitro XV340CK

    Size 34"
    Resolution 3440x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you're shopping on a smaller budget, then check out the Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx. Like the LG 34GP83A-B, it's also a 34 inch model with a 3440 x 1440 resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. However, it has a flat, non-curved screen. Its response time is slower but still excellent, and its 144Hz refresh rate can't be overclocked, although the difference shouldn't be noticeable to most people. Unfortunately, it doesn't get very bright and is better suited for a moderately lit room, and it doesn't support a wide color gamut for HDR. On the upside, it has significantly better ergonomics because it allows for a full 360-degree swivel.

    Overall, the LG provides a better gaming experience, and its higher screen brightness means you won't have to worry about glare. However, if you find it too expensive and want something cheaper, the Acer is a great alternative.

    See our review

  3. Best Ultrawide Monitor For Office: LG 38WN95C-W

    8.0
    Mixed Usage
    7.9
    Office
    8.3
    Gaming
    7.9
    Multimedia
    8.1
    Media Creation
    7.4
    HDR Gaming
    Size 38"
    Resolution 3840x1600
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best ultrawide monitor for office use we've tested is the LG 38WN95C-W. This 38 inch model has a 3840 x 1600 resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio, which gives you plenty of space for split-screen multitasking. The viewing angles are good, and the screen is also slightly curved to help with visibility on the sides. Its reflection handling is just okay, but it gets very bright, so you shouldn't have any problems with glare.

    It's great for content creators. It has full sRGB coverage and supports a wide gamut for HDR content. Gradient handling is superb, there's no color bleed, and color accuracy is good out of the box. Unlike most productivity monitors, it has a high refresh rate of 144Hz and an exceptional response time, providing responsiveness and motion clarity comparable to the best gaming monitors on the market. It also has incredibly low input lag and supports variable refresh rate to reduce screen tearing.

    There are two USB 3.0s and a USB-C input that supports Thunderbolt 3, with 94W power delivery. It should be enough to charge most laptops, bar power-hungry ones with a dedicated GPU. The ergonomics are not bad for an ultrawide; you just can't use it in portrait mode due to its format. Lastly, it's not ideal for dark rooms because it has a mediocre contrast ratio, as is expected for an IPS panel. Overall, this is a great monitor for productivity, gaming, and media consumption.

    See our review

  4. Best Large Monitor: LG OLED48C1

    8.5
    Mixed Usage
    8.3
    Office
    8.8
    Gaming
    8.6
    Multimedia
    8.2
    Media Creation
    8.8
    HDR Gaming
    Size 48"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    120 Hz
    Pixel Type
    OLED
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best large monitor that we've tested is the LG OLED48C1. As there are very few monitors of this size, your best bet is to go with a TV. Its input lag is just as good as most desktop monitors, and it has a 120Hz refresh rate, resulting in a very responsive desktop and gaming experience. It doesn't have any DisplayPort inputs since it's a TV, which means you need a graphics card with HDMI 2.1 support to get 120Hz in full RGB. It has both native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility.

    Its 48 inch screen is fantastic for people who want a large screen but still maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio. The pixel density is a bit low due to its size, so it's best to sit farther back than you would with a smaller display, as it's possible to see individual pixels if you're too close. Unlike most monitors, it doesn't allow for any ergonomic adjustments, but it does support VESA mounting with a 100x100 mount. While OLEDs aren't technically flicker-free, the small dip in brightness at every frame change shouldn't be noticeable to most people, which is great for reducing eye strain.

    Like all OLEDs, it's fantastic for dark rooms due to its near-infinite contrast, but it might struggle with glare in well-lit settings. You also have to consider the risks of permanent burn-in. That said, we don't expect it to be a problem as long as you take precautions, like using a screensaver. Overall, it's an excellent TV monitor that most people should be happy with.

    See our review

  5. Best Super Ultrawide Monitor: Samsung LC49G95TSSNXZA

    7.7
    Mixed Usage
    7.4
    Office
    8.2
    Gaming
    7.6
    Multimedia
    7.7
    Media Creation
    7.2
    HDR Gaming
    Size 49"
    Resolution 5120x1440
    Max Refresh Rate
    240 Hz
    Pixel Type
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best 49 inch monitor we've tested is the Samsung Odyssey G9. Mainly designed for gaming, this super ultrawide offers good all-around performance. It has a 5120x1440 resolution and 32:9 aspect ratio, which is the equivalent of placing two 27 inch, 1440p monitors side-by-side. It has an aggressively curved screen, which somewhat helps with the viewing angles, but you still may notice inaccurate colors at the edges.

    It has an extremely high 240Hz refresh rate and good response time. Surprisingly, its response time is even better at 60Hz, so motion looks smooth no matter what frame rate your game runs at. It has native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility, and its input lag is extremely low. It performs well in both bright and dark rooms as it has a decent contrast ratio that allows it to produce deep blacks, and it gets bright enough to combat glare. If you're a photo editor, it has great coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.

    Unfortunately, its ergonomics are limited because it has a narrow swivel and tilt range, which is expected for a screen of this size. It's well-built, but due to the aggressive curve, it's very thick, so you'll need a deep desk to place it on. On the upside, it provides a good HDR experience because it displays a wide color gamut and gets bright enough to make highlights pop. If you're looking for the best 49 inch monitor, you should be happy with this one.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Gigabyte G34WQC: The Gigabyte G34WQC is a dark room alternative to the Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx, but it has much worse ergonomics, narrower viewing angles, and slower response time. See our review
  • Dell U4919DW: The Dell U4919DW is a wide viewing angle alternative to the Samsung Odyssey G9, but it's a productivity monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate, so it's not as ideal for gaming. See our review
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is an excellent ultrawide gaming monitor that doesn't cost much, but with a VA panel, it doesn't have wide viewing angles like the LG 34GP83A-B or the Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx. See our review
  • Dell UltraSharp U4021QW: The Dell UltraSharp U4021QW is a great office monitor with a 40 inch screen and 5120x2160 resolution, but it's very expensive and hard to find. See our review
  • LG 38GN950-B: The LG 38GN950-B is a larger version of the LG 34GP83A-B with similar performance, but it costs more and it's not worth the price increase. See our review
  • Dell U3818DW: The Dell U3818DW is a great ultrawide monitor for productivity, but it's hard to find at this time. It's cheaper than the LG 34WN95C-W, but it doesn't get as bright, and its USB-C input only supports DisplayPort Alt Mode, not Thunderbolt 3. See our review
  • LG 34GN850-B: The LG 34GN850-B is almost identical to the LG 34GP83A-B, with slightly better response time and wider color gamut, but it's more expensive. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Aug 03, 2021: Replaced LG 34GN850-B with LG 34GP83A-B. Replaced Dell U3818DW with LG 38WN95C-W. Replaced LG 48 CX OLED with LG 48 C1 OLED. Removed Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB because it's only available through third-party sellers at a much higher price.

  2. Jun 04, 2021: Added the LG 34GN850-B as 'Best For Gaming' and moved the Acer Nitro XV340CK to 'Cheaper Alternative'; added the ASUS VG34VQL1B, LG 34GP83A-B, Dell U4021QW, LG 38GN950-B to Notable Mentions.

  3. Apr 06, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. No change in recommendations.

  4. Feb 05, 2021: Minor text and structure changes. No change in recommendations.

  5. Dec 08, 2020: Removed the Dell U4919DW, LG 43UD79-B, Samsung C49RG9, and the LG 34UC79G-B; moved the Acer Nitro as 'Gaming Alternative'; added the LG CX OLED, Philips Momentum 43M6VBPAB, and the Samsung Odyssey G9.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 34 inch monitors and larger 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 + 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.

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