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The 5 Best 34-Inch + Monitors - Fall 2022 Reviews

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Best 34-Inch + Monitors

Large monitors are great for work and gaming. The best ultrawide monitors 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 monitors, these huge 34-inch-plus displays can significantly transform the way you work and play, but they also take up a lot more space, so you need a big working or gaming area.

We've bought and tested over 240 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 the best gaming monitors.


  1. Best 34-Inch Monitor

    The best monitor we've tested with a 34-inch screen size is the Gigabyte M34WQ. It's a very good all-around monitor with versatile performance, making it a good choice for most uses, including gaming and office use. It has a 3440x1440 resolution with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Monitors of this size are a good start if you never used an ultrawide screen and you don't want something too big as it has the same screen height as a standard 1440p monitor but with more horizontal screen space.

    It has a few great office features as it has a built-in USB hub with USB-C support that can deliver up to 15W of power. While this isn't enough to fully charge your laptop, it'll help extend its battery life. It 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 with 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.

    See our review

  2. Best 34-Inch Gaming Monitor

    If you're a serious PC gamer, the Dell Alienware AW3423DW is the best monitor for your needs available at 34 inches. Although it has the same size and resolution as the Gigabyte M34WQ, it's very different in terms of gaming features and picture quality. It's a native G-SYNC monitor, which means you can take full advantage of it if you have an NVIDIA graphics card for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. Even if you have an AMD graphics card, the FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) supports still works. Motion handling is incredible thanks to its near-instantaneous response time.

    The picture quality on the AW3423DW is also remarkable. It uses a QD-OLED panel, which displays perfect blacks like an OLED display combined with the wide color gamut of a QLED display. It means it looks great in dark rooms and displays vivid colors very well. Sadly, it isn't as good in bright rooms because the black levels raise when there's ambient light, so you need to use this monitor in a dark room for the best results. If that doesn't bother you, you'll be happy with this monitor, but keep in mind that it's easier to purchase it through Dell's website than other retailers.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 34-Inch Monitor

    Should you be looking for something on a budget, the Dell S3422DWG is another good 34-inch monitor. It doesn't have some of the extra features that the Gigabyte M34WQ has, like the USB-C inputs, and it doesn't use the same QD-OLED technology as the Dell Alienware AW3423DW, but it's still a reliable monitor available at a low cost for a screen of this size. HDR movies and games look great because the monitor has a high native contrast ratio for deep blacks in dark rooms and gets bright enough to make highlights pop.

    Even if you want to use the Dell in a well-lit room, visibility isn't a problem because it has good SDR peak brightness, enough to fight glare, and the reflection handling is also good. While it doesn't have USB-C inputs to easily connect a laptop, it still has four USB-A ports that you can use to charge your devices while working or gaming.

    See our review

  4. Best 38-Inch Monitor

    If you find the 34-inch screen size too small and want something bigger, then the LG 38WN95C-W is the best monitor with a 38-inch display. Monitors in this size are less common than 34-inch monitors, and they're mainly for productivity. It has many office-friendly features, and the large 38-inch screen offers lots of space to open multiple windows side-by-side. It has a 3840x1600 resolution, and the text clarity is good.

    It has a USB-C input that supports Thunderbolt 3, which allows you to display an image from a source like your laptop and charge it at the same time, with a higher power delivery than DisplayPort Alt Mode. There are two USB 3.0 inputs if you want to charge your devices during work. It also has a Picture-by-Picture mode so you can display images from sources next to each other. While its reflection handling is just decent, it easily gets bright enough to fight glare, meaning visibility won't be an issue even in rooms with a ton of light. It also has wide viewing angles if you need to share your screen with someone else, making it a great choice as a 38-inch display.

    See our review

  5. Best 49-Inch Monitor

    The best ultrawide 49-inch monitor we've tested is the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9. 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. You can also place windows in the center of the screen without those distracting bezels.

    It uses Samsung's Mini LED backlighting technology, allowing it to get bright and make highlights pop in HDR. It also provides greater control over the local dimming feature, resulting in a good local dimming feature, which is rare for a monitor. It means it delivers deep blacks, so it's a very good choice for watching movies in dark rooms as it delivers stunning picture quality, but you'll see black bars at the sides because movies aren't in this super ultrawide format. If that doesn't bother you, it's one of the best ultrawide monitors we've tested, especially if you want the 49-inch screen.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG OLED42C2PUA: The LG 42 C2 is a 42-inch TV that uses similar technology to the Dell Alienware AW3423DW with its OLED panel. The main difference is that it has a 16:9 aspect ratio, so you don't get the same ultrawide aspect ratio as other monitors. If that doesn't bother you, it's excellent for HDR. See our review
  • Acer Nitro XV340CK: The Acer Nitro XV340CK is similar in price to the Dell S3422DWG. If you want something with better dark room performance, go for the Dell, but if viewing angles are important to you, the Acer is the better choice. However, the Acer is also hard to find at some retailers. See our review
  • Gigabyte G34WQC: The Gigabyte G34WQC has many of the same features as the Gigabyte M34WQ, but it has a VA panel with worse viewing angles and worse motion handling. However, it's better in dark rooms, so if that's important to you, go for this monitor. See our review
  • LG 40WP95C-W: The LG 40WP95C-W is a newer monitor than the LG 38WN95C-W, with a higher resolution and a few more productivity features. It's a 40-inch display, so if you don't mind the slightly larger screen, it's a great choice, but if you also want something versatile for gaming, stick with the 38WN95C-W. See our review
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is comparable to the Dell S3422DWG because it has many of the same features, but considering it costs more, the Dell is worth getting if you're on a budget. See our review
  • LG 34GP950G-B: The LG 34GP950-B is a 34-inch gaming monitor like the Gigabyte M34WQ with native G-SYNC support, so get this if you have an NVIDIA graphics card. However, it costs more, so the Gigabyte is better if you have an AMD graphics card or aren't a gamer. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. 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.

  2. Mar 29, 2022: Replaced the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B with the Dell S3422DWG as the 'Dark Room Alternative' to the Gigabyte M34WQ.

  3. Jan 28, 2022: Replaced the Acer Nitro XV340CK with the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B because the Acer is hard to find, and renamed it to 'Dark Room Alternative'; updated Notable Mentions based on change.

  4. Nov 30, 2021: Replaced the LG 34GP83A-B with the Gigabyte M34WQ because the LG is hard to find; replaced the Samsung Odyssey G9 with the newer Odyssey Neo G9 because it delivers better picture quality; renamed all the categories to sizes; added the Gigabyte FO48U, Gigabyte FV43U, LG 34GP83A-B, Samsung Odyssey G9, and Gigabyte G34WQC to Notable Mentions.

  5. Oct 01, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks, no change in recommendations.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best ultrawide 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-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.

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