Deal | 34-inch ultrawide Jlink monitor with G-Sync, high 144 Hz refresh rate, and VA panel makes curved-screen gaming affordable
After running a sale on the 27-inch E27QP4K 1440p 16:9 monitor, Jlink is now slashing prices on its much larger 34-inch 1440p 21:9 ultrawide monitor for $100 USD off the original price of $570. The deal is notable for its low asking price relative to other 34-inch curved gaming monitors like the $800 ASUS ROG Strix XG349C or the $580 Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55TWWNXZA.
a rundown on the specifications shows the Jlink monitor offering most of the core features including FreeSync/G-Sync compatibility, 144 Hz native refresh rate, 96% DCI-P3 color coverage, and USB-C PD passthrough support for up to 65 W. If you have a USB-C-powered Ultrabook like the Dell XPS 13 or HP Spectre, for example, then you can use just a single USB-C cable for both charging and video simultaneously in order to reduce cable clutter.
The main double-edged sword about the Jlink is its underlying VA panel. While VA panels can offer 2x to 4x the contrast ratio of IPS panels, their black-white response times and viewing angles are not nearly as fast or as wide, respectively, as the latest IPS-based monitors. The narrower viewing angles in particular might put the Jlink at a disadvantage for buyers who want to share the monitor with others nearby because the sides of the screen may look worse than the center. As a personal gaming monitor or PC, however, this shouldn't be a problem for the sole viewer.
Expect our full measurements and impressions on the 34-inch Jlink monitor in the weeks to come.