While Xiaomi is best known in the west for its smartphone products, like other electronics conglomorates, the company produces a significant selection of electronics products, and that variety is continuing to grow. To that end, this week the company unveiled its first computer monitors, including the flagship 34-inch curved Mi Surface Display, a 21:9 aspect ratio display with a 3440×1440 resolution.

Xiaomi’s 34-inch curved Mi Surface Display was designed primarily for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts in mind, which is why it has a 4 ms GtG response time as well as a variable refresh rate of up to 144 Hz enabled by AMD’s FreeSync technology. The monitor can display 16.7 million colors and is said to cover 121% of the sRGB color gamut.

Meanwhile, although Xiaomi has not officially disclosed who makes the panel underlying the monitor, based on unofficial information, the LCD would seem to use a 1500R-curved VA panel from Samsung Display. So expect technical specifications like brightness and contrast ratio to be in line with those offered by other monitors that use the same panel.

Like other devices from Xiaomi, the Mi Surface Display features a minimalistic design and has very narrow (~2 mm) bezels on three of its sides. Meanwhile, it has a stand that can adjust its height and tilt.

The manufacturer does not disclose which connectors does the Mi Surface Display have, but since we are talking about a contemporary monitor for gamers, it is reasonable to expect it to feature DisplayPort and HDMI inputs.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display
  General Specifications
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Brightness ? cd/m²
Contrast ?:1
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm
Pixel Density 110 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating ?
Inputs ? × DisplayPort
? × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub ?
Stand Height: +/- ? mm
Tilt: -? to +?°
Audio ?
Launch Price ?

Xiaomi’s Mi Surface Display will be available in China starting October 21. Those who pre-order it ahead of the launch will get it for ¥1,999, whereas those buying afterwards will have to pay ¥2,499 (~$312 without VAT). It is unclear when and whether the Mi Surface Display will be available in Europe or the USA as the company may prefer to avoid competing against traditional LCD makers in these regions.

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Sources: Xiaomi/Weibo, GizmoChina, BGR.in, NotebookCheck

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  • Dr. Swag - Friday, October 18, 2019 - link

    Wait what am I reading those prices right?!? Less than $400 USD for a 34" 1440p ultrawide 144 hz monitor with freesync?!?

    Isn't that like, half the price of what other similarly featured monitors usually cost?
    Reply
  • quiksilvr - Friday, October 18, 2019 - link

    It appears that this will most likely not make it to the states but if it does expect a far higher price due to tariffs. Reply
  • imaheadcase - Friday, October 18, 2019 - link

    Uses a VA panel, the others yous speak of are IPS at 120Hz overclocked. Reply
  • Beaver M. - Saturday, October 19, 2019 - link

    The only other VA monitor like this is around $900, from MSI. Reply
  • Dug - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    Or 144hz like the LG 34GK950F Reply
  • lilkwarrior - Friday, October 18, 2019 - link

    Most monitors can easily achieve what this monitor has for some time now and it's dramatically going down in price as direct successors to existing I/O are imminent between now and next year (HDMI 2.1, Displayport 2.0, USB4 that merges Thunderbolt 3) that have far longer longevity.

    Most knowledgeable enthusiasts are sitting on their wallets waiting for monitors like Asus's ProArt Display PA32UCG monitor to come out.

    An overwhelming amount of monitors this year are DOA to most who give monitor manufacturers the biggest ROI for their R&D
    Reply
  • neblogai - Saturday, October 19, 2019 - link

    Just be clear, HDMI 2.1, Displayport 2.0 give anything to a 3440x1440, 144Hz monitor? Reply
  • imaheadcase - Saturday, October 19, 2019 - link

    By the time it comes out you can afford a new house..Asus and to a lesser extent others are never accurate for release dates. The last monitor that promised nice stats was delayed over a YEAR and still was limited and price was inflated. Reply
  • npz - Saturday, October 19, 2019 - link

    $300 - $400 is the current price range for freesync 144hz WQHD (but not-ultrawide 21:9)
    https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results....

    There is a MSI Optix MAG341CQ 34" UW-QHD but at 100Hz instead of 144hz for $369 (with another $20 rebate)
    https://www.microcenter.com/product/512508/msi-opt...
    Reply
  • hanselltc - Saturday, October 19, 2019 - link

    VA though, viewing angles and response times might become an issue. Reply

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