ElectriQ 34" 2K Quad HD Freesync Curved Gaming Monitor £329.97 @ Laptops Direct
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ElectriQ 34" 2K Quad HD Freesync Curved Gaming Monitor £329.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Found 31st Oct
  • 3440 x 1440p
  • Screen size: 34”
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Contrast ratio: 3000:1
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • Response time: 2MS
  • Maximum power consumption: 60W
  • Ports: DVI, 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort, Audio in & Audio out
  • VESA: 100 x 100mm
  • Dimensions: H 450 x W 820 x D 170mm
  • Weight: 6.7kg

Top comments

fattyuk16 m ago

ill stick with my x34a thanks



I should hope so, it is 3x the price
33 Comments

ill stick with my x34a thanks

Previously sold at £220 although that was confirmed a pricing error, the thread does include useful info for people considering this screen though
Link

Would this be good for a PS4 etc

fattyuk16 m ago

ill stick with my x34a thanks



I should hope so, it is 3x the price

DomBhoy1026 m ago

Would this be good for a PS4 etc



no, this is 21.9 ps4 can not do that resalution.

fattyuk1 h, 6 m ago

ill stick with my x34a thanks

Now you can justify adding 2 more to get that triple monitor setup you always wanted

60Hz.

So anyone trying to push their machine to run greater than 60FPS is wasting electricity. This is the big problem with people buying superior gaming rigs to push 130FPS on Witcher 3 and pairing it with a standard monitor.

All of it is redundant and a placebo effect.

"I am sure I can see the difference, I swear"
Edited by: "stevenfeeney" 31st Oct

longback234 m ago

Now you can justify adding 2 more to get that triple monitor setup you …Now you can justify adding 2 more to get that triple monitor setup you always wanted




my desk barely holds this monitor xD

also dont think i could afford the gpu set up for a triple 34 wide screen set up lol

Does anybody have one of these? If so, what is it like?

stevenfeeney33 m ago

60Hz.So anyone trying to push their machine to run greater than 60FPS is …60Hz.So anyone trying to push their machine to run greater than 60FPS is wasting electricity. This is the big problem with people buying superior gaming rigs to push 130FPS on Witcher 3 and pairing it with a standard monitor. All of it is redundant and a placebo effect. "I am sure I can see the difference, I swear"



Higher FPS means lower frame times which makes for a smoother experience.
Edited by: "rev6" 31st Oct

rev64 m ago

Higher FPS means lower frame times which makes for a smoother experience.


Is that so? And when the screen can only refresh 60 times per second, what happens to your additional frames? Where is it that you think they are being displayed? Oh, in your mind they just seamlessly blend into each other making it "smoother".

Wrong. You get tearing.

i_have_crabs2 h, 17 m ago

Previously sold at £220 although that was confirmed a pricing error, the …Previously sold at £220 although that was confirmed a pricing error, the thread does include useful info for people considering this screen thoughLink


There are plenty of quality issues raised in that thread. Despite those it's still perhaps the cheapest monitor with this spec, even south Korean brands are about 450 GBP. Just gotta get lucky and get one with tolerable issues. I'm certainly considering it but there might be better things to spend my money on this month.

coll2045 m ago

Does anybody have one of these? If so, what is it like?


yes, got one at £220. dp doesn't work as expected. dp has display issue causing lines through screen and hdmi works but also has some significant blacklight bleed when displaying the purest blacks, but that is only rare occasions or insignificant (between loading screens etc). i'd buy again at £220 but i wouldn't pay £300+ for it

Bought one at 220, was faulty, got replacement, but it were faulty too, so sent it back again, and got refund. Anyway overdrive works on it, because samsung panel, 100Hz easily works.

stevenfeeney2 h, 26 m ago

60Hz.So anyone trying to push their machine to run greater than 60FPS is …60Hz.So anyone trying to push their machine to run greater than 60FPS is wasting electricity. This is the big problem with people buying superior gaming rigs to push 130FPS on Witcher 3 and pairing it with a standard monitor. All of it is redundant and a placebo effect. "I am sure I can see the difference, I swear"



Youtube vid

Explains clearly at 1:45

Pitch^^4 m ago

Youtube vidExplains clearly at 1:45


And that at 4.20 he says "I have no way of proving anything I am saying but I am sure I can see a difference."

Sure he can

They also have a 32" 4k pne for around 320? Anyone any thoughts on that? Have it at debenhams too

I've done some reading up about this model and there seems to be some quality issues with the panels at times, it seems its Samsung's VA panels from last year in the unit. Some have advised that due the way VA displays the pixels, the display can look a bit unfocused.

I suggest taking the model no: eiq-34CMUWQ60GAFS and do a bit research, some say its worth a punt at £200-250 but not at £300+

stevenfeeney8 h, 20 m ago

Is that so? And when the screen can only refresh 60 times per second, …Is that so? And when the screen can only refresh 60 times per second, what happens to your additional frames? Where is it that you think they are being displayed? Oh, in your mind they just seamlessly blend into each other making it "smoother". Wrong. You get tearing.



You get tearing at any FPS unless you’re using Vsync or adaptive sync.

The higher the FPS your can get the less difference between frames, so the less obvious the tearing is, so there is a small gain going above 60FPS.

Also your max FPS is less important than your minimums. I’d aim to try and keep minimums as close to 60 as possible rather than worrying about my max FPS at all.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 1st Nov

Defiant3065 m ago

I've done some reading up about this model and there seems to be some …I've done some reading up about this model and there seems to be some quality issues with the panels at times, it seems its Samsung's VA panels from last year in the unit. Some have advised that due the way VA displays the pixels, the display can look a bit unfocused.I suggest taking the model no: eiq-34CMUWQ60GAFS and do a bit research, some say its worth a punt at £200-250 but not at £300+



The subpixel structure makes them look less sharp as you say. There looks like other issues with these panels, several of us had pink discolouration to the outer quarters of the screen.

Mine is going back later this week.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 1st Nov

Minstadave31 m ago

You get tearing at any FPS unless you’re using Vsync or adaptive sync. The …You get tearing at any FPS unless you’re using Vsync or adaptive sync. The higher the FPS your can get the less difference between frames, so the less obvious the tearing is, so there is a small gain going above 60FPS.Also your max FPS is less important than your minimums. I’d aim to try and keep minimums as close to 60 as possible rather than worrying about my max FPS at all.




60 FPS minimum in a lot of new games is hard work for my antique of a GPU. I try to optimize to lock FPS at 50/55, but unoptimized games are making fun of it. The Witcher 3 for example, I had to run at 45 FPS to reduce frame time stutter...

1st world problems
Edited by: "rev6" 1st Nov

Got this when it went down to £220. Ended up getting it replaced twice, then ultimately opted for a refund.

DisplayPort connection resulted in lines and occasionally the monitor disconnected. (Yes, tried different cables, ports on GPU, and different PC.)

mackashworth34 m ago

Got this when it went down to £220. Ended up getting it replaced twice, …Got this when it went down to £220. Ended up getting it replaced twice, then ultimately opted for a refund.DisplayPort connection resulted in lines and occasionally the monitor disconnected. (Yes, tried different cables, ports on GPU, and different PC.)


I have got one on the way. could you confirm if there are issues with hdmi as well or is it just DP? what are the actual benefits of using DP over hdmi ? i have a 1070 if that helps

sanka071 h, 21 m ago

I have got one on the way. could you confirm if there are issues with hdmi …I have got one on the way. could you confirm if there are issues with hdmi as well or is it just DP? what are the actual benefits of using DP over hdmi ? i have a 1070 if that helps


It's a bandwidth thing. HDMI and DP are practically equal at 1080p 60Hz, but increasing the resolution and refresh rate requires more bandwidth. HDMI 1.4 only has the capacity to output 60Hz 3440x1440 (just barely at that), HDMI 2.0 will go higher, should handle the 100Hz maximum this monitor's capable of. Displayport 1.2 on the other hand will handle 100Hz just fine.

Thing is HDMI 2.0 became common later (released 2013) so you're more likely to have a DP 1.2 (2009) connection that'll do the full 100Hz. None of this matters if you're sticking to 60Hz.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 1st Nov

every . single. thread.

TV? A million people who haven't seen a 4K TV giving their technical advice they parroted from some crappy AV forum....
Computer monitor ? A million kids who can't afford a 4K monitor telling us what frame rates we should get etc.... and a bunch of people thinking they can do 100Hz in 4K hahaha. So many armchair experts on HUKD...
Edited by: "daskapital" 1st Nov

daskapital22 m ago

every . single. thread. TV? A million people who haven't seen a 4K TV …every . single. thread. TV? A million people who haven't seen a 4K TV giving their technical advice they parroted from some crappy AV forum.... Computer monitor ? A million kids who can't afford a 4K monitor telling us what frame rates we should get etc.... and a bunch of people thinking they can do 100Hz in 4K hahaha. So many armchair experts on HUKD...


Just out of interest, what kind of expert would you prefer? It is a deals forum. Are you saying people shouldn't discuss things?

Why does not being able to afford something preclude you from understanding technical details?

You ask for experts and then preclude anyone who is not able to buy the item. Most PhD's are broke. Are they not experts now?
Edited by: "stevenfeeney" 1st Nov

stevenfeeney8 m ago

Just out of interest, what kind of expert would you prefer? It is a …Just out of interest, what kind of expert would you prefer? It is a deals forum. Are you saying people shouldn't discuss things?Why does not being able to afford something preclude you from understanding technical details? You ask for experts and then preclude anyone who is not able to buy the item. Most PhD's are broke. Are they not experts now?




I'm saying literally everyone is a supposed expert. I'm into tech, I have two degrees. I can't be bothered with the teenagers spouting all kinds of crap about frame rates. Literally nobody but teenagers and people with zero social skills cares about it... and most of the information people spit out is wrong... like that you need an SSD if you have gigabit internet... or that you can do 100Hz or even 144Hz at 4K (which .. you can't).

I actually agreed with your points because you seem to be about the only one talking sense in this thread. I'm just sick of every thread having "experts" on it even if they don't own one. Wow someone can copy paste a comment you found on techradar or something. Zzzzz

It's fine to discuss. Life would be a bit boring without it. I'm just tired of the experts spouting crap that's either wrong, exaggerated or blatantly against a product because someone doesn't like the brand / company etc. I also find it extremely amusing when people comment on things about how good or bad it is when they don't own the object in question either.
Edited by: "daskapital" 1st Nov

stevenfeeney10 h, 58 m ago

And that at 4.20 he says "I have no way of proving anything I am saying …And that at 4.20 he says "I have no way of proving anything I am saying but I am sure I can see a difference."Sure he can


I'll tell you what difference I notice - input lag. If I play CS with under ~85fps, I feel like I have input lag on my mouse, it's simply just not as smooth an experience. Yes on a 60hz monitor. I don't think you can see a difference, cause 60hz, but you really do feel it!

mine has just arrived and its all set up if anyone has any questions about it

daskapital2 h, 13 m ago

I'm saying literally everyone is a supposed expert. I'm into tech, I have …I'm saying literally everyone is a supposed expert. I'm into tech, I have two degrees. I can't be bothered with the teenagers spouting all kinds of crap about frame rates. Literally nobody but teenagers and people with zero social skills cares about it... and most of the information people spit out is wrong... like that you need an SSD if you have gigabit internet... or that you can do 100Hz or even 144Hz at 4K (which .. you can't). I actually agreed with your points because you seem to be about the only one talking sense in this thread. I'm just sick of every thread having "experts" on it even if they don't own one. Wow someone can copy paste a comment you found on techradar or something. ZzzzzIt's fine to discuss. Life would be a bit boring without it. I'm just tired of the experts spouting crap that's either wrong, exaggerated or blatantly against a product because someone doesn't like the brand / company etc. I also find it extremely amusing when people comment on things about how good or bad it is when they don't own the object in question either.


Are you my dopplpeganger? Maybe it is an age thing haha.

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sanka078 h, 19 m ago

mine has just arrived and its all set up if anyone has any questions about …mine has just arrived and its all set up if anyone has any questions about it


Let me know what you think. I've been told you can boost it to 100hz so can you confirm

fatmanboozer1 h, 4 m ago

Let me know what you think. I've been told you can boost it to 100hz so …Let me know what you think. I've been told you can boost it to 100hz so can you confirm


Yes it works fine at 100hz. The speakers built in are complete trash and there is some slight discolour when viewing blacks and small amounts of bleed. I won’t be returning it though because still good value for £300 in my humble opinion.

I wont get rid of my PG348Q for this but may get it for my son for Xmas to kind of match my build setup lol but I've got a GTX 1080Ti OC and hes got a GTX 1070OC !

Ooo and I wouldn't worry about the bleed on a £300 monitor when I get it on a £1000 monitor lol.

If it goes on sale again for £220 i'd grab it ASAP.
Edited by: "Panda221" 4th Nov
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