Cooler Master GM34-CWQ ARGB UltraWide Monitor
Published: 27th June 2022 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: |
When you're used to a 16:9 monitor, no matter how large it is, the extra width of an ultrawide display is always a surprise. The primary thing you notice with the GM34-CWQ though is the curve, which at 1500R is on the seriously curvy side of the market. Not quite as bad as the Samsung G9 Odyssey, but still very deep.
When the stand is such a big part of the visuals and feature set of the new Cooler Master panel, it has to be adjustable enough that you're not immediately seeking to replace it with a more ergonomic offering, and thankfully the GM34-CWQ has enough height adjustment to be positioned exactly where you need it. You don't want to sit hunched over for any length of time after all.
Height isn't the only important element in a stand, tilting is just as key to ensuring you are sitting comfortably during those marathon sessions. Because we all take a 15 minute break every hour don't we? Ha.
On the left hand side we find two USB ports to save you having to fumble about behind your case should you have items you only use occasionally. It's perfect for TrackIR or webcams.
Underneath you find the two HDMI 2.0 inputs alongside the DisplayPort. There is also the USB Type B connector to power the two side ports, and a Type-C port if the need arises. You can also see how thick the frame of the GM34 is too.
The OSD is about as comprehensive as we've seen, with dozens of profiles and options available. Like most monitors around this price point the Cooler Master is controlled with a joystick nipple mounted on the back right of the chassis that doubles up as the power button.