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Asus Tuf Gaming VG34VQL1B Review

True Score

82
81
1

Experts

89
3,276

Consumers

Product Awards

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Expert Rankings

Critics loved the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B, endorsing it for gaming. They applauded the screen’s high 165Hz refresh rate, which is better than the rate for the AOC CU34G2X monitor. Commenting on its deep blacks, analysts recommended this monitor for movie watching and general use. However, they were disappointed with this display’s narrow viewing angles and occasional black smearing.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is a mid-tier curved gaming monitor released in 2021. Thanks to VA panel technology, this monitor promises deeper blacks and better darkroom movie and gaming performance than IPS-equipped displays. It earns its place among the best gaming monitors, thanks to an expansive 34-inch 1500R curved screen, which provides an engaging experience and viewing comfort. This unit boasts a low input lag and has a decent 165Hz refresh rate, providing responsive gameplay. This monitor boasts native support for FreeSync, WQHD (3440×1440) resolution, and compatibility with G-SYNC, providing fluid motion. Continue reading our full ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B review and browse the top-rated computer monitors today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers were delighted with the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B, recommending it for gaming content. They confirmed this monitor’s maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, putting it on the same footing as the Dell S2722DGM. Top experts at Monitor Nerds discovered that this monitor has a native contrast ratio of 4,781:1 and they were delighted by its deep blacks, endorsing the monitor for movie watching in dark rooms. For a smaller alternative that provides great darkroom performance, reviewers like the 27-inch ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B review. Analysts at RTINGS revealed its input lag to be an impressive 3.8 ms at the native resolution. Playback remained flawless when testers run games on devices equipped with Radeon or GeForce graphics cards. Experts also marveled at its impressive peak luminance and endorsed this monitor for general use. However, they observed some color shift at wide viewing angles, questioning the suitability of this monitor for co-op games. Consider the IPS panel-equipped ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A for co-op gaming. Additionally, analysts noticed some black smearing during some fast-moving scenes.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding refresh rate and input lag
  • Deep blacks
  • Excellent peak brightness levels
  • Native FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility
  • Rich connectivity options

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow horizontal and vertical viewing angles
  • So-so ergonomics
  • Black smearing during fast-moving scenes

Asus Tuf Gaming VG34VQL1B Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3440 × 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size34"

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)470
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)4,781
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)90.2
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85.2
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)97.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)65.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.1
Response Time (ms)5.3
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.1
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)36
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)39
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)30
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)30

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Product Comparison

Asus Tuf Gaming VG34VQL1B Review

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Market Context

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is a mid-tier curved gaming monitor released in 2021. Thanks to VA panel technology, this monitor promises deeper blacks and…

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is a mid-tier curved gaming monitor released in 2021. Thanks to VA panel technology, this monitor promises deeper blacks and better darkroom movie and gaming performance than IPS-equipped displays. It earns its place among the best gaming monitors, thanks to an expansive 34-inch 1500R curved screen, which provides an engaging experience and viewing comfort. This unit boasts a low input lag and has a decent 165Hz refresh rate, providing responsive gameplay. This monitor boasts native support for FreeSync, WQHD (3440×1440) resolution, and compatibility with G-SYNC, providing fluid motion. Continue reading our full ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B review and browse the top-rated computer monitors today.

Although the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B has a better contrast ratio and faster refresh rate compared to the Dell S3422DWG, the Dell monitor has better…

Although the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B has a better contrast ratio and faster refresh rate compared to the Dell S3422DWG, the Dell monitor has better black uniformity.

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B (This review) has a quicker 3.8 ms response time, better maximum refresh rate, and more pleasant HDR performance compared to…

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B (This review) has a quicker 3.8 ms response time, better maximum refresh rate, and more pleasant HDR performance compared to the Gigabyte G34WQC.

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B generally has similar features to the 35-inch ultrawide ASUS TUF Gaming VG35VQ, but the VG34VQL1B has brighter imagery, a better…

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B generally has similar features to the 35-inch ultrawide ASUS TUF Gaming VG35VQ, but the VG34VQL1B has brighter imagery, a better refresh rate, and a wider professional color gamut.

Display Type

LED

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

HDR400

Max Resolution

3440 × 1440

3440 × 1440

3440 × 1440

Panel Type

VA

VA

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

2 ms

1 ms

Screen size

34"

34"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

81

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
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    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is a great monitor overall. It’s primarily designed for gaming,… Read More

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    Samuel Breton

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