ASRock PG34WQ15R2B 34-inch Curved Gaming Monitor Review: Efficient With Balanced Performance at an Attractive Price

When new technologies saturate the marketplace, prices inevitably go down. It took a few years, but some of the best gaming monitors feature curved ultra-wide panels at reasonable prices. 34-inch WQHD (3440×1440) gaming screens run fast and deliver solid gaming performance for less than $500.

Known mainly for its PC hardware, ASRock introduced a line of monitors branded Phantom Gaming in 2022. The curved entry, and my review subject, is the PG34WQ15R2B, hereafter known as the PG34WQ. It’s a WQHD VA panel with a 1500R curve, 165 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR 400, and extended color.


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Panel Type / Backlight VA / W-LED, edge array
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio 34 inches / 21:9
  Curve radius: 1500mm
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate 3440×1440 @ 165 Hz
  FreeSync: 48-165 Hz
  G-Sync Compatible
Native Color Depth & Gamut 8-bit / DCI-P3
  HDR10, DisplayHDR 400
Response Time (MPRT) 1ms
Brightness (mfr) 550 nits
Contrast (mfr) 3,000:1
Speakers 2x 2w
Video Inputs 1x DisplayPort 1.4
  2x HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5mm headphone output
USB 3.0 None
Power Consumption 34.1w, brightness @ 200 nits
Panel Dimensions 31.9 x 18.4-22.4 x 11.1 inches
WxHxD w/base (809 x 467-569 x 283mm)
Panel Thickness 4.7 inches (120mm)
Bezel Width Top/sides: 0.3 inch (8mm)
  Bottom: 0.8 inch (21mm)
Weight 19.4 pounds (8.8kg)
Warranty 3 years

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