The manufacturer ASRock, which belongs to the Taiwanese group Pegatron, entered the monitor market in 2022 with the ASRock PG27FF1A and PG34WQ15R2B and announced a series of new models at the CES 2023. At this moment, we talked about its best 2K freesync monitor called ASRock PG34WQ15R3A.
The built-in VA panel has a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels (UWQHD, 21:9) at a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz, is curved with 1500 R, and is DisplayHDR-400 certified. In addition, a 3000:1 contrast, 550 cd/m² typical brightness, 8-bit color depth, 115 percent sRGB, and 91 percent DCI-P3 are promised. An indication of the gray change is missing.
FreeSync Premium eliminates tearing in games. Two internal 2-watt speakers are also available. On the connection side, there are two HDMI 2.0 inputs (UWQHD at max. 100 Hz), a DisplayPort 1.4 (UWQHD at max. 165 Hz), a headphone output, and USB-C. The latter supplies power for the RGB lighting – and for the small 1.3- inch OLED screen embedded in the center of the base, on which images or GIFs can be displayed.
The ASRock PG34WQ15R3A 2K curved monitor comes with a 7 dBi WiFi antenna that can be connected to the PC and amplify the signal. In terms of ergonomics, the 34-inch 2K WQHD monitor comes with rotation, tilt, height adjustment, VESA mount (100 x 100 mm), blue light filtering, and a flicker-free backlight.
The typical power consumption of the best 2K freesync monitor is estimated at 65 watts, and the weight without the stand at 6.53 kg.
Price and availability
ASRock PG34WQ15R3A 34-inch 2K curved gaming monitor can be purchased on Newegg.com for $459.99 and Amazon.co.uk for £652.25.
ASRock PG34WQ15R3A specifications
- Display: 34-inch PG Mini-OLED VA panel, Anti-glare
- Resolution: 3440 x 1440 (2K)
- Viewing Angle: 178° (H) / 178° (V)
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Brightness: 550 cd/m2
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
- Response Time: 1 ms
- Display Colors: 16.7 Million
- Pixel Pitch: 0.23mm
- Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
- Features: FreeSync Premium, DisplayHDR 400, PG Mini-OLED, POLYCHROME RGB, Integrated Wi-Fi Antenna (7dBi) compatible with Wi-Fi 4/5/6/6E/7
- Ports: 2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x Earphone Jack(3.5 mm)
- Stand: Height adj. (0~120 mm), Tilt (+23° ~ -5°), Swivel (+20° ~ -20°)
- Audio: 2 x 2W speakers
- VESA mount: 100 x 100mm
- Dimensions: 809.34 x 581.82 x 332.22 mm (with stand)
- Weight: 9.63kg (with stand)