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The 6 Best 34-Inch + Monitors - Winter 2023 Reviews

Best 34-Inch + Monitors

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 260 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.

  1. Best 49-Inch Monitor

    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. 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 they don't look washed out when you're sitting in the center.

    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. 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. 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.

    See our review

  2. Best 38-Inch Monitor

    If you find the 49-inch screen too big, something with a 38-inch screen, like the LG 38WN95C-W, is a good alternative. Although it's an uncommon size, a 38-inch screen is good if you want a 21:9 aspect ratio and want more screen real estate than a 34-inch monitor. 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 with high-power delivery. There are two USB 3.0 inputs if you also want to charge your devices during work. It has a Picture-by-Picture mode, meaning you can display images from sources next to each other. While its reflection handling is just okay, 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.

    See our review

  3. Best 34-Inch Monitor

    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 with a 34-inch screen 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 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 you're looking for the best 34-inch gaming monitor, you'll be happy to know it provides excellent gaming performance. It has a fast 175Hz refresh rate with native G-SYNC variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing, which is ideal if you have an NVIDIA graphics card. Motion also looks extremely smooth, thanks to its near-instantaneous response time, so there isn't blur behind fast-moving objects.

    See our review

  4. Best Upper Mid-Range 34-Inch Monitor

    If you find the Dell Alienware AW3423DW too expensive or you're bothered by its issues like the raised black levels, look into the LG 34GP950G-B. It's still a high-end 34-inch monitor that doesn't have the same picture quality as the Dell because it has a low native contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark. While it has higher overall HDR peak brightness, colors aren't as vivid and life-like as on the Dell. If this isn't a problem for you, it's a great gaming monitor with fantastic motion handling, low input lag for a responsive feel, an overclockable 180Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync VRR support 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.

    See our review

  5. Best Mid-Range 34-Inch Monitor

    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 has the same 34-inch screen with a 3440x1440 resolution, but it has a lower 144Hz max refresh rate, but that's 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.

    See our review

  6. Best Budget 34-Inch Monitor

    If you want a 34-inch screen while on a budget, look into the Dell S3422DWG. Like the other 34-inch ultrawide monitors in this recommendation, it has a 3440x1440 resolution, resulting in good image clarity and enough space to multitask or see more of your game at once. It has a 144Hz refresh rate like the Gigabyte M34WQ and is also a great choice for gaming, but it has worse motion handling. One reason it's cheaper than the Gigabyte is that it doesn't have a USB-C port or KVM switch for productivity, which is the trade-off you need to make in this case, but it still has four USB-A ports.

    It delivers good picture quality in dark rooms thanks to its high native contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity. It's also decent for HDR because it displays a wide range of colors and has good HDR peak brightness, enough to make highlights stand out. The one downside to its panel type is that it has narrow viewing angles, but it has a subtle curve that brings the edges of the screen within your field of vision so they don't look washed out.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Gigabyte AORUS FO48U: The Gigabyte AORUS FO48U OLED uses an OLED panel like the Dell Alienware AW3423DW. However, it isn't a QD-OLED panel, so colors aren't as vivid. It's also a different type of monitor than the Dell as it has a 48-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, so only get this if you want that big of a screen. See our review
  • AOC CU34G2X: The AOC CU34G2X is a budget ultrawide monitor similar to the Dell S3422DWG, and it costs a bit less but has worse picture quality with lower peak brightness. See our review
  • LG 40WP95C-W: The LG 40WP95C-W is a newer monitor than the LG 38WN95C-W, with a higher resolution and 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

Recent Updates

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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 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.