JapanNext Launches 35-Inch "UWHD" Curved LCD: AMVA & 200Hz Refresh w/FreeSync
JapanNext this month has introduced its new 35-inch ultrawide curved gaming display. The tounge-twistingly named JN-35VCG200UWHD features a 2560×1080 "UWHD" resolution, a very low response time, as well as a FreeSync-enabled dynamic refresh rate of up to 0 Hz. The combination of features that the LCD supports is rare, but not particularly unique, meanwhile a good thing about this product is that it is more than 30% cheaper than its immediate rival.
The JapanNext JN-35VCG200UWHD is based on a 35-inch AMVA3 panel with a 2560×1080 resolution, a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 1800R curvature. General specs of the monitor are fairly standard: 300 nits brightness, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, 16.7 million colors, 3 ms response time (grey-to-grey), and so on. The key features of the display are AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology as well as the LCD’s massive 0 Hz refresh rate particularly welcome by gamers. JapanNext does not officially disclose the FreeSync range for the monitor, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was between 30 and 0 Hz, thus supporting low framerate compensation feature (LFC) and offering smooth gameplay across different genres.
To actually hit 0 Hz at 2560×1080 owners will need to use a DisplayPort 1.2 or an HDMI 2.0 input. Meanwhile, to maintain compatibility with legacy PCs, the JN-35VCG200UWHD also has a DVI-D connector. Since owners will likely use their 35-incher with multiple PCs at once, the LCD also supports PiP and PbP capabilities, but only at 60 Hz.
Since the JapanNext JN-35VCG200UWHD is aimed at gamers, it comes in a chassis featuring an aggressive design with red inlays and 1-cm bezels to make it easier to assemble a multi-display setup using two or three monitors. Furthermore the LCD supports various presets for different types of game genres.
The only direct rival of the JapanNext JN-35VCG200UWHD is the AOC AGON AG352QCX, which was released in late 2016 and has similar features. In fact, the LCD from JapanNext has a slightly better panel and a lower response time.
The JapanNext JN-35VCG200UWHD display will be available in Japan at an MSRP of ¥89,980 ($808), which is 32% lower than $1,185, the price of the AOC AGON AG352QCX at Amazon. As an added kicker, for a limited time JapanNext will offer the new ultrawide display at a discounted price of ¥69,980 ($629). Considering the unique combination of features offered by the monitor, it is unlikely that JapanNext needs to sell it at a loss just to attract attention of early adopters. That being said, it looks like 35-inch ultrawide curved display with WFHD resolution and an up to 0 Hz refresh rate have a lot of room for price reductions.
|JapanNext's Curved Display with a 0 Hz Refresh Rate|
|Native Resolution||2560 × 1080|
|Refresh Rate Range||30-0 Hz (DP, HDMI)|
60 Hz (DVI)
|Response Time||3 ms|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2382 mm|
|Inputs||1 × DP 1.2|
1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × DVI
|Power Consumption||Max: 60 W|
Typ: 40 W
Idle: 0.5 W
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