The Neotez AQUILA 34 is the largest instalment of the AQUILA series monitors. Designed with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, it’s meant to take the user into the next level of immersion. Additionally, it also has a curved screen with a 1500R curvature, and that helps with wrapping your content with your peripheral vision. The real question here, is bigger better? Should you go ultrawide? We’ll answer all this in this review of the Neotez AQUILA 34.
Neotez AQUILA 34 – Specifications
3440 x 1440
|Colour Gamut||99% sRGB|
16.7M Colour (8-bits)
|Viewing Angle||178° (Horizontal)|
|VESA Mounting||100 x 100|
|Connectivity||2 x HDMI 2.0|
2 x DP 1.4
1 x Audio
1 x AC In
What’s In The Box?
- Neotez AQUILA 34 Monitor
- Monitor Stand
- HDMI 2.0 Cable
- DisplayPort 1.2 Cable
- Power Cable
The Neotez AQUILA 34 isn’t just a “larger monitor” in the AQUILA series of monitors. Apart from the size upgrade, it also introduces several other features/specs that make it a unique monitor of its own. Of course, the monitor has a 34-inch VA display, with a FHD resolution and a 1500R curvature. Being an ultra-wide curved monitor, your screen real estate is extended horizontally, giving you a much larger canvas for your content(s).
Why the bracketed S? Because of how wide it is, you now have more space to display several windows/apps side by side. This eliminates the need to minimize/maximize, or switch between apps or windows. Imagine this, on the same monitor screen, you can view your Excel sheet, Spotify playlist, YouTube video, and news article. And it’s all made even easier with Window’s Smart Snap feature.
I like how the top, left, and right bezels are thin, while the bottom chin is fairly narrow too. The chassis is made entirely out of plastic, but it still feels sturdy and firm. The base is stable and there’s not too much wobbling when you accidentally bump the table.
Round the back, you’ll find the Neotez logo etched on the top left corner of the monitor. The monitor does feature a quick release plate, in case you want to quickly swap between the monitor stand, a monitor arm, or a VESA mount. There are three gamer-esque lines on the back which showcases red lights. It’s a nice feature to have, but it’s not bright enough to bounce off fully from the wall. The colours aren’t adjustable either, so it’s kind of a letdown cause these lighting system has so much potential, like the smart ambient lights.
In terms of connectivity ports, the Neotez AQUILA 34 has the right ports to support most of today’s devices. The stand is also solid enough to support the monitor’s weight, even when you’re adjusting the height and tilt.
The Neotez AQUILA 34’s display is a true eye candy for me, because of how big the screen is. Of course, this isn’t the first ultra-wide 34-inch monitor I’ve tried. Compared to the other 34-inch monitor I’ve tried, I feel like the AQUILA 34 has more curve to it, which makes it feel more immersive. It’s like the games I’m playing or video I’m watching gets stretched all the way to the edge of my vision, and I love that so much.
Do note that if you’re coming from a 24 or 27-inch monitor, the ultra-wide 34-inch monitor is going to take some time to get used to. You might need to increase your mouse’s DPI so you can scroll/navigate through the display faster.
Image quality wise, the monitor has great brightness and saturation, showing vivid images with great clarity. There is a bit of light bleeding, but nothing too serious. Blacks are quite decent too when showing dark scenes or imagery. Regardless if I’m watching a movie, editing a video, or playing a game, the Neotez AQUILA 34 is more than capable of handling whatever graphically demanding task I throw at it – even if I’m doing all that simultaneously on one screen.
The OSD Controls on the Neotez AQUILA 34 are quite easy to maneuver and navigate. Everything is controlled with the mini joystick that is found on the rear right side of the screen. There are quite a few things of the monitor that can be tweaked from the OSD menu. It’s large enough and easy to see, but it would’ve been nice if the OSD had controls to tweak the red backlighting.
- Low Blue Light
- AntiGlare Panel
- Flicker Free
- PIP/PBP (Screen Split)
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Neotez AQUILA 34 offers a very compelling package for its asking price of RM1,899. You’re getting a 34-inch ultra-wide monitor that has a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and Adaptive Sync. Okay, the monitor could have more of a wow factor if it had a 2K resolution with a higher 165Hz refresh rate. But, FHD and 144Hz is good enough, and most people can’t even tell the difference between the former and the latter. With their current promotion, you can even get a Neotez SAGITTA monitor arm for free.