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electriQ 35" WQHD 100Hz HDR FreeSync Curved UltraWide Gaming Monitor - £299.97 delivered @ Laptops Direct
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electriQ 35" WQHD 100Hz HDR FreeSync Curved UltraWide Gaming Monitor - £299.97 delivered @ Laptops Direct

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electriQ 35" WQHD 100Hz HDR FreeSync Curved UltraWide Gaming Monitor - £299.97 delivered @ Laptops Direct
Posted 14th Aug

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Bought mine 4 weeks ago when it was down to £329, now it reduced even further. By the way, if anyone who has one can recommend some settings for general use would be great as I'm not very good at calibrating these things.
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What stands out
  • The ultra-wide display gives you immersive and peripheral vision, great for racing and shooter games
  • Incredible 3440 x 1440p display shows brilliant detail and colour
  • The curved screen helps to create a more comfortable and natural experience
  • There are plenty of connection options so you can connect to several devices at once
  • The matte display prevents any distracting glare or reflections

The details
Add another dimension to your gaming with this ultra-wide monitor from electriQ. It's really immersive, giving you peripheral vision that you wouldn't experience with a standard model. You'll see enemies sneaking up behind you in shooter games, and cars trying to overtake in racing games, which helps you to react much quicker to give you the advantage over your opponent. Add to that a speedy refresh rate and incredible display, and you've got everything you need.

The 21:9 aspect ratio is compatible with more games than ever before and offers you an immersive experience like never before. That means the screen is curved much more than a standard curved monitor. It wraps further round you for a more natural and comfortable experience, with added benefits in game. You really do feel like you're in the middle of the action!

With a refresh rate of 100Hz, it'll easily keep up with the fast paced games with smooth results. With an incredibly clear display, you can enjoy one of the clearest picture qualities available, revealing much more detail in every scene.

It offers plenty of connection options too with two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort, helping it to suit any set up. Connect games consoles, PCs and more to tailor your set up to suit you. The aspect ratio will automatically adjust to match the source too, so all you need to do is plug it in!

The matte screen prevents any distracting glare or reflections as you game too, helping you to enjoy the most comfortable experience possible. Its slim bezel helps to add to the immersive effect, pulling you into the game.

Essential info
  • Screen size: 35"
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Contrast ratio: 3000:1
  • Refresh rate: 100Hz
  • Response time: 2MS
  • Curvature Rating: 1800R
  • Maximum power consumption: 60W
  • Ports: 3 x HDMI, DisplayPort & Audio out
  • VESA: 100 x 100mm
  • Dimensions: H 450 x W 820 x D 170mm
  • Weight: 6.7kg
Top comments
WingsCP14/08/2020 12:47

Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with …Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with a broken pixel right in middle of the screen. They wouldn’t take back at own cost of collection (since they didn’t see this as a fault) and I couldn’t find a courier that included insurance for monitors (note nearly all couriers treat monitors as noninsurable items) so settled for getting a 50 refund instead. They also take ages to respond. Not worth the hassle. Also the monitor itself gets pretty hot and warms up the room, in a way my previous monitors didn’t. Simply avoid


Also had issues with laptop direct, ordered an acer predator x34p(I think that's the model number). Cost me a fortune so I added their *however many* point screen check that checks for dead pixels and any damage. When it arrived, about a week later I checked for dead pixels and there were like 8. I had to be quite an uncooperative d*ck to get them to take it back. First they said no because there wasn't enough or they weren't clustered enough, eventually dropped that, said they'd take it back but I'd have to pay for shipping, had to be a d*ck again to get them to cover shipping because there want a hope in hell I was paying for their screw up.

Moral of the story: it sucks but you have to be a dick to their reps if you want anything sorted it seems.... Won't be buying from them again.
Found this on Reddit if it helps -

Just got mine in the post and it's gorgeous, no dead pixels in sight and it's great for productivity, watching movies in 21:9 and it's no slouch in the gaming department. There is some ghosting, but I can live with it as it's a fairly minor issue in most of the games I play (Warframe, COD:MW, BF4 etc).

This is basically a Massdrop VAST with an electriQ sticker on the front, so google up some calibration settings and play around with them. It took me 10 mins to tweak it to suit me, and here are the settings I run (your panel or eyesight may vary):

Brightness 15
Contrast 30
Gamma 2.4
ECO Mode Standard
Colour Temp 9300K
Hue 50
Saturation 70
Edited by: "JaKay" 14th Aug
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Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or add borders?
Standby_Mode14/08/2020 10:36

Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or …Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or add borders?


Depend on the game, there's software like flawless wide-screen that can automatically change the settings for you.
Pretty decent ultrawide but I would still recommend the aoc cu34g2 if you can wait.
HyperActivz14/08/2020 10:47

Pretty decent ultrawide but I would still recommend the aoc cu34g2 if you …Pretty decent ultrawide but I would still recommend the aoc cu34g2 if you can wait.


isn't it like over £100 more?
Edited by: "dasBOT" 14th Aug
Standby_Mode14/08/2020 10:36

Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or …Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or add borders?


All my games have filled the screen by adjusting resolutions or settings. My main games are UT2004, Fifa 18 and 20, Planet Cars and F1 2018. I have also tried MS flight sim and X-plane.
Edited by: "Westindieman" 14th Aug
Found this on Reddit if it helps -

Just got mine in the post and it's gorgeous, no dead pixels in sight and it's great for productivity, watching movies in 21:9 and it's no slouch in the gaming department. There is some ghosting, but I can live with it as it's a fairly minor issue in most of the games I play (Warframe, COD:MW, BF4 etc).

This is basically a Massdrop VAST with an electriQ sticker on the front, so google up some calibration settings and play around with them. It took me 10 mins to tweak it to suit me, and here are the settings I run (your panel or eyesight may vary):

Brightness 15
Contrast 30
Gamma 2.4
ECO Mode Standard
Colour Temp 9300K
Hue 50
Saturation 70
Edited by: "JaKay" 14th Aug
dasBOT14/08/2020 10:51

isn't it like over £100 more?


Yes due to stock issues. Should be around £350.
Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with a broken pixel right in middle of the screen. They wouldn’t take back at own cost of collection (since they didn’t see this as a fault) and I couldn’t find a courier that included insurance for monitors (note nearly all couriers treat monitors as noninsurable items) so settled for getting a 50 refund instead. They also take ages to respond. Not worth the hassle. Also the monitor itself gets pretty hot and warms up the room, in a way my previous monitors didn’t. Simply avoid
WingsCP14/08/2020 12:47

Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with …Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with a broken pixel right in middle of the screen. They wouldn’t take back at own cost of collection (since they didn’t see this as a fault) and I couldn’t find a courier that included insurance for monitors (note nearly all couriers treat monitors as noninsurable items) so settled for getting a 50 refund instead. They also take ages to respond. Not worth the hassle. Also the monitor itself gets pretty hot and warms up the room, in a way my previous monitors didn’t. Simply avoid


I think all retailers would be like that. Theres a tolerance on how many dead pixels per resolution is "acceptable" .. I had the same with another website, and theres a pop up on there basically explaining you can have up to X dead pixels on this and it not be seen as an issue.

One positive, laptops direct do offer an extra service, it costs, but they check the monitor for any dead pixels and make sure to send you one without any. Yes, it costs - but if it could be an issue it may be worth the money.
Thanks - good to note. With laptop direct, there was no pop up for me, so thought it was pretty unfair they didn’t just arrange for a collection given this wasn’t clear at all to the consumer. It’s all about transparency right? And the length of time it took to hear from them was really long. We were sending one message back and forth every few days. So painful. And if you try to call them they have this charge-by-minute phone number - I did manage to find a local number but no one ever picks up. It kept me on hold for ages then hung up on me. Terrible customer service. I’ll forever avoid.
WingsCP14/08/2020 13:10

Thanks - good to note. With laptop direct, there was no pop up for me, so …Thanks - good to note. With laptop direct, there was no pop up for me, so thought it was pretty unfair they didn’t just arrange for a collection given this wasn’t clear at all to the consumer. It’s all about transparency right? And the length of time it took to hear from them was really long. We were sending one message back and forth every few days. So painful. And if you try to call them they have this charge-by-minute phone number - I did manage to find a local number but no one ever picks up. It kept me on hold for ages then hung up on me. Terrible customer service. I’ll forever avoid.


Yeah, fair comments
On a side note, I dont own this monitor but I have used it and was really impressed for the money - and thats when it was about 350. At 299 id say its a bargain
WingsCP14/08/2020 12:47

Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with …Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with a broken pixel right in middle of the screen. They wouldn’t take back at own cost of collection (since they didn’t see this as a fault) and I couldn’t find a courier that included insurance for monitors (note nearly all couriers treat monitors as noninsurable items) so settled for getting a 50 refund instead. They also take ages to respond. Not worth the hassle. Also the monitor itself gets pretty hot and warms up the room, in a way my previous monitors didn’t. Simply avoid


Also had issues with laptop direct, ordered an acer predator x34p(I think that's the model number). Cost me a fortune so I added their *however many* point screen check that checks for dead pixels and any damage. When it arrived, about a week later I checked for dead pixels and there were like 8. I had to be quite an uncooperative d*ck to get them to take it back. First they said no because there wasn't enough or they weren't clustered enough, eventually dropped that, said they'd take it back but I'd have to pay for shipping, had to be a d*ck again to get them to cover shipping because there want a hope in hell I was paying for their screw up.

Moral of the story: it sucks but you have to be a dick to their reps if you want anything sorted it seems.... Won't be buying from them again.
I have one of these and can confirm it runs 120hz out of the box, not the stated 100hz max refresh rate.
Edited by: "Umboma" 14th Aug
Since I bought my first 3440x1440, couldn't go back to "square" monitors. Awesome for shooters, fifa, etc
Johnorama14/08/2020 13:03

I think all retailers would be like that. Theres a tolerance on how many …I think all retailers would be like that. Theres a tolerance on how many dead pixels per resolution is "acceptable" .. I had the same with another website, and theres a pop up on there basically explaining you can have up to X dead pixels on this and it not be seen as an issue.One positive, laptops direct do offer an extra service, it costs, but they check the monitor for any dead pixels and make sure to send you one without any. Yes, it costs - but if it could be an issue it may be worth the money.


Amazon are not. The arrange collection. If they don’t call them and they will due to ins
I'm hoping it will drop back to £289 again
Umboma14/08/2020 13:57

I have one of these and can confirm it runs 120hz out of the box, not the …I have one of these and can confirm it runs 120hz out of the box, not the stated 100hz max refresh rate.


Ive not seen that, wonder if it depends on your GPU?
Westindieman14/08/2020 21:14

Ive not seen that, wonder if it depends on your GPU?



Hmm, I have a 2080, but a friend who bought this after seeing mine can get 120hz and he has a 1070ti, maybe it depends on the panel?
Umboma14/08/2020 13:57

I have one of these and can confirm it runs 120hz out of the box, not the …I have one of these and can confirm it runs 120hz out of the box, not the stated 100hz max refresh rate.


Did you just enable that in its settings or did you have to make a custom resolution? If it can do that out of the box then it makes it an even better bargain!
uthypranks_TV14/08/2020 21:53

Did you just enable that in its settings or did you have to make a custom …Did you just enable that in its settings or did you have to make a custom resolution? If it can do that out of the box then it makes it an even better bargain!


Enabled in Nvidia Control Panel. it gives me the option of 60, 100, 120hz
Edited by: "Umboma" 14th Aug
ive had mine for a while.nice screen. back ports are awkward to reach though. reccomnded!
I've really been tempted to switch to an ultrawide monitor lately. Only thing stopping me is I love the sharpness of the text on my current 4K monitor. I guess it's something I'd get used to, plus the upsides of the higher refresh rate/wider screen probably outweigh the negative.
Standby_Mode14/08/2020 10:36

Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or …Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or add borders?



If the game is optimized it will be like a normal monitor but with extra view on the sides.
DeejDan15/08/2020 00:07

I've really been tempted to switch to an ultrawide monitor lately. Only …I've really been tempted to switch to an ultrawide monitor lately. Only thing stopping me is I love the sharpness of the text on my current 4K monitor. I guess it's something I'd get used to, plus the upsides of the higher refresh rate/wider screen probably outweigh the negative.



That's what's making me ponder, i have an Asus PQ321QE 4k 32 inch monitor and want an ultrawide one but i won't get a 4k one without spending over 1.5k
remix1915/08/2020 03:03

If the game is optimized it will be like a normal monitor but with extra …If the game is optimized it will be like a normal monitor but with extra view on the sides.


Oh yes, I've got plans:

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But I was thinking more of the older games, didn't want them stretched out and strange looking but it's all ok according to the comments above.

Thanks for replying
Standby_Mode15/08/2020 03:05

Oh yes, I've got plans:[Image] But I was thinking more of the older games, …Oh yes, I've got plans:[Image] But I was thinking more of the older games, didn't want them stretched out and strange looking but it's all ok according to the comments above.Thanks for replying



It would not stretch it at all, but what ever the max resolution you can get would be best, if the game detects your resolution but does not support it, i believe or it should show up the next closest resolution to your monitor in terms of aspect ratio. But, i am betting with older games it will be like 16:9 so you will have black bars on the side.
WingsCP14/08/2020 12:47

Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with …Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with a broken pixel right in middle of the screen. They wouldn’t take back at own cost of collection (since they didn’t see this as a fault) and I couldn’t find a courier that included insurance for monitors (note nearly all couriers treat monitors as noninsurable items) so settled for getting a 50 refund instead. They also take ages to respond. Not worth the hassle. Also the monitor itself gets pretty hot and warms up the room, in a way my previous monitors didn’t. Simply avoid


I can vouch for the response time. Ordered a monitor to come on my week off. Delayed due to stock reasons. Still eithing my week so I was fine. Then delayed 2 weeks due to stock issues. Asked for a refund and its taking ages. They rung me and asked for my answer to a cancellation and told me to reply in a text they sent and its still taking ages for that
WingsCP14/08/2020 12:47

Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with …Laptop direct are rubbish. Bought this for 350 and it came bashed up with a broken pixel right in middle of the screen. They wouldn’t take back at own cost of collection (since they didn’t see this as a fault) and I couldn’t find a courier that included insurance for monitors (note nearly all couriers treat monitors as noninsurable items) so settled for getting a 50 refund instead. They also take ages to respond. Not worth the hassle. Also the monitor itself gets pretty hot and warms up the room, in a way my previous monitors didn’t. Simply avoid


Agreed they're not the best by a long shot.

If it came bashed up (the box or the monitor itself?) you should've either refused to take delivery / signed noting the damage or if the monitor itself was bashed then you have the right to Return and have the P&P refunded. UPS would have sent it. Their policy does not exclude Monitors. Almost sounds like you got quotes from Parcel2Go or Parcel Monkey etc. Regardless of the courier chosen on those types of sites, many things are prohibited. I bet ParcelForce and DHL would also have no issue shipping a monitor...
Standby_Mode14/08/2020 10:36

Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or …Nice, silly question but when you play a game does it stretch it out or add borders?


I have this, very satisfied with it. All my games go full screen automatically. Summer very very very old don't go full screen. Add long as the game sorts
Supports ultra wide ( most games do), you'll be good.
Avoid laptops direct like the plague boguht a monitor which was detective. Took over two months to even get them to arrange collection and refund.
Wouldn’t mind playing Cyberpunk on this monitor!
HYPR8315/08/2020 06:04

Agreed they're not the best by a long shot.If it came bashed up (the box …Agreed they're not the best by a long shot.If it came bashed up (the box or the monitor itself?) you should've either refused to take delivery / signed noting the damage or if the monitor itself was bashed then you have the right to Return and have the P&P refunded. UPS would have sent it. Their policy does not exclude Monitors. Almost sounds like you got quotes from Parcel2Go or Parcel Monkey etc. Regardless of the courier chosen on those types of sites, many things are prohibited. I bet ParcelForce and DHL would also have no issue shipping a monitor...


DHL or UPS. Parcelforce will ship but it is included in the ‘items excluded from compensation for damage’. A lot of people get caught out by the items excluded from compensation for damage list by Parcelforce.
Tempted to order... this will replace my 2 cheap 1080p 60hz 21 inch dual monitor setup. Umm :/
FarrukhKhan8715/08/2020 08:14

I have this, very satisfied with it. All my games go full screen …I have this, very satisfied with it. All my games go full screen automatically. Summer very very very old don't go full screen. Add long as the game sortsSupports ultra wide ( most games do), you'll be good.


Nice, thank you @FarrukhKhan87
bought this; not great. colours are awful and there's ghosting.
WingsCP14/08/2020 13:10

Thanks - good to note. With laptop direct, there was no pop up for me, so …Thanks - good to note. With laptop direct, there was no pop up for me, so thought it was pretty unfair they didn’t just arrange for a collection given this wasn’t clear at all to the consumer. It’s all about transparency right? And the length of time it took to hear from them was really long. We were sending one message back and forth every few days. So painful. And if you try to call them they have this charge-by-minute phone number - I did manage to find a local number but no one ever picks up. It kept me on hold for ages then hung up on me. Terrible customer service. I’ll forever avoid.


I had a faulty mx mouse delivered from these jokers. Luckily it was ebay so I raised a complaint and got a full refund. This company has the most shockingly bad customer service that is geared toward one thing in my view, not ever giving you your money back. Pay by credit card at the very leat for some protection or preferably avoid
recieved today looks great
jay.spearing15/08/2020 13:54

recieved today looks great


Did you receive it the next day after ordering?
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