REVIEW Bogan 34" WQHD Curved 21:9 Ultrawide 100Hz FreeSync Monitor (3440 x 1440)

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  1. nope

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    Edit: updated with a proper review

    Also similar to this one lol how many screens does this panel end up in ?
    https://viotek.com/viotek-gn34cx-34-ultrawide-qhd-curved-professional-monitor-100hz-219-freesync/

    Same monitor panel (Samsung ltm340yp03) as the microboard m340clz, Asus mx34vq, crossover 34u100 and Aftershock prism x340. Excellent panel, overcock stable at 105hz 1440p and it's able to go to 144hz 1080p albeit frame skipping.

    The 16ms response time listed by Kogan is from 20% grey to 80% grey to 20% grey, this is not the usual gtg that other manufacturers advertise.

    the 20% grey to 80% grey (gtg) or inversed 80-20 is the one usually advertised by other manufacturers;
    the gtg of this panel is 8ms.

    On the highest response time setting it's 2.5ms gtg with 10ms black to white to black.

    For comparison Alienware ips aw3418dw 120hz gsync($1600) the 20-80% gtg is 4.9ms with 10.4ms for black to white to black.
    and highest response time setting gtg is at 1.7ms and 9.5ms for black to white to black.

    For the sake of pricing and what you get this screen is very good with no~very minimal backlight bleed compared with IPS panels and SRGB color accurate vs TN.

    should you get this monitor? if your current monitor is a TN panel that is less than 4ms response time you will see a lot of ghosting/blurs. You wont however notice any blurring if your current monitor is a 5ms TN or any VA or any IPS panel or if you game on a TV.

    Color accuracy this screen is ~125% SRGB true 8-bit which is good for professional design work. you can use the ICC from tftcentral for the microboard M340CLZ.
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/icc_profiles/microboard_M340CLZ....
    set the brightness to 13, contrast to 50, Red at 49, Green at 51 and Blue at 49, response time on low. (you can tweak the brightness to your liking, just dont change anything else)
    http://www.panelook.com/LTM340YP03_Samsung_34.0_LCM_overview_27014.html
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    its a big screen 4u
    works perfectly with gsync no lag no dead pixels no backlight bleed
    10/10 would waste dole on again
    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-34-wqhd-curved-219-ultrawide-100hz-freesync-monitor/ - paid 550 shipped
    Only downside is the stand which isnt aweful but no height adjustment hence the retarded blocks of wood until i get a proper vesa mount
     
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    I got one as well, it's pretty good for the price, using as a secondary next to my LG 34" (34UC88). When you compare the colours of the LG to the Kogan there is a pretty clear difference, but for gaming at 100Hz it's great.
     
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    color wise it aint bad for a va and doesnt have any of the dark banding smear problems the ips did in motion but yeah its a great gaming screen.
     
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    I thought you were getting the Samsung?
     
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    that was the samsung panel for like 1/2 the price its functionally the same
    oh wait nah that new ones too wide :p
     
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    Kogan etc are generally older panels with lower standards.

    Plus a big part of a panel is the software behind it.

    Still, its a great price for what you get.
     
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    yeah i was suprised there was litereally no problems at all even the stock firmware that shipped with it while barebones osd doesnt lag at all clean 7ms
     
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    Agree... would never buy anything from Ruslan Kogan.

    JSmith
     
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    Yeah but I would guess input latency, ghosting and a ton of other common issues with monitor likely exist in your monitor. Its not like the big companies can completely avoid these issues as well, its just normally a lot less issues.

    Its too new for any actual reviews but I wouldn't bother looking at any when they come out. If you don't know about your monitor's problems, you are less likely to notice it!
     
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    lol sure ok
    i notice slight backlightbleed
    no dead pixels
    no stuck pixels
    picture quality is great
     
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    Can confirm thats the exact same screen apart from a different (better looking) stand
    if anyone wants a cheap offbrand samsung 34" that usually goes for double that and is 800ish right now i say go for it.
    https://monitors.aftershockpc.com.au/products/aftershock-x315-pro
    this one is even cheaper and 144hz 2560x1080p SAME STAND
     
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    I'm looking at monitors at the moment, the x340 link above shows $799 now.

    :)
     
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    isnt it because these are 2nd tier monitors whos batch representatives didn't pass tests? he's lucky he didn't get dead pixel, but i dont know how carefully he checked. i always grab multiple people to help me check dead pixels when i get new monitor (cant fuking stand them, i have OCD only accept porcelain smooth clean things).
     
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    yeah i am very lucky not a single dead or stuck pixel and backlight bleed non issue
     
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    AUO VA?
     
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    https://www.androidauthority.com/amorphous-igzo-and-beyond-399778/
    a-Si TFT-LCD, LCM apparently
    copypasta from ausbogans
    Same monitor panel (Samsung ltm340yp03) as the microboard m340clz, Asus mx34vq, crossover 34u100 and Aftershock prism x340. Excellent panel, overcock stable at 105hz 1440p and it's able to go to 144hz 1080p albeit frame skipping.

    The 16ms response time listed by Kogan is from 20% grey to 80% grey to 20% grey, this is not the usual gtg that other manufacturers advertise.

    the 20% grey to 80% grey (gtg) or inversed 80-20 is the one usually advertised by other manufacturers;
    the gtg of this panel is 8ms.

    On the highest response time setting it's 2.5ms gtg with 10ms black to white to black.

    For comparison Alienware ips aw3418dw 120hz gsync($1600) the 20-80% gtg is 4.9ms with 10.4ms for black to white to black.
    and highest response time setting gtg is at 1.7ms and 9.5ms for black to white to black.

    For the sake of pricing and what you get this screen is very good with no~very minimal backlight bleed compared with IPS panels and SRGB color accurate vs TN.

    should you get this monitor? if your current monitor is a TN panel that is less than 4ms response time you will see a lot of ghosting/blurs. You wont however notice any blurring if your current monitor is a 5ms TN or any VA or any IPS panel or if you game on a TV.

    Color accuracy this screen is ~125% SRGB true 8-bit which is good for professional design work. you can use the ICC from tftcentral for the microboard M340CLZ.
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/icc_profiles/microboard_M340CLZ....
    set the brightness to 13, contrast to 50, Red at 49, Green at 51 and Blue at 49, response time on low. (you can tweak the brightness to your liking, just dont change anything else)
    http://www.panelook.com/LTM340YP03_Samsung_34.0_LCM_overview_27014.html
    this panel apparently
     
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    I see no ghosting on my 4ms IPS and I believe there is now 1ms IPS panels isn't there?
     
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    not sure about Kogan, but I went through the "Korean panel craze" with few QNIXes OC'ed to 120hz via dual-DVl, oh buy what an upgrade it was once I moved to ROG PG278Q :D
     
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    Its not kogan its samsung, bogan just did the case.
     

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