Launched in the year 2022, the Pixio PXC348C is a 34" WQHD Monitor from Pixio. It features a True 8-bit Curved VA panel with Anti-glare/Matte (3H) finish.
It can display a max resolution of 3440 x 1440 with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and pixel density of 110 ppi.
Now, the very next feature of a Display that will impact your experience is its Color Gamut.
This Monitor features 90% DCI P3 color gamut coverage, which is equivalent to 123.2% sRGB. The color accuracy on this monitor should be Lifelike! Thus, this display will also be useful for individuals who are into photo editing or color grading business.
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a Monitor is a measure of the range of colors that the display can display.
Put Simply, it tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A display with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
In case of this Monitor, it is specified in DCI P3.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a Monitor with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast of a Monitor similarly impacts its picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a Display
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a Display. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast specification tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a Display with SC ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Moreover, such Displays may suffer from backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a Display with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD Display with high contrast ratio over a 4K Display with low contrast ratio.
This display comes with a static contrast ratio of 4000 : 1, good enough to display deep blacks.
HDR is also supported on this Monitor in form of HDR10.
Coming to brightness of this Display, it can go as bright as 450 nits. The backlight of this Monitor is powered by W-LED technology.
Now if you are a gamer, make sure to get a Monitor that features the lowest input lag and response times.
The input lag on this Monitor is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 5 ms. You will love this Monitor if you are a gamer.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, get a Monitor that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The Monitor extends upto 17.28 inches (adjustable +3.54") vertically and 31.85 inches horizontally. It weighs approximately 5.3 kilograms and an additional 1.8 kgs including its stand.
Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 100 x 100 mm is provided for wall-mounting. It also supports Swivel and Tilt, however there is no support for Pivot.
For display connectivity, there are one DisplayPort 1.2 port and two HDMI 2.0 ports on this Monitor.
For connecting USB devices, you will have one USB (Type-C; upstream; 65W; DP Alt Mode) port.
The monitor also packaged with 2 x 2W built-in speakers.
Speaking of power consumption, on average, the Pixio PXC348C consumes about 100.8 Watts and on standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
For powering this unit, you will require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.