JapanNext this month has introduced its new 35-inch ultrawide curved gaming display. The tounge-twistingly named JN-35VCG200UWHD features a 2560x1080 "UWHD" resolution, a very low response time, as well as a FreeSync-enabled dynamic refresh rate of up to 200 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 200 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 200 Hz, thus supporting low framerate compensation feature (LFC) and offering smooth gameplay across different genres.

To actually hit 200 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 200 Hz refresh rate have a lot of room for price reductions.

JapanNext's Curved Display with a 200 Hz Refresh Rate
Panel 35" AMVA
Native Resolution 2560 × 1080
Refresh Rate Range 30-200 Hz (DP, HDMI)
60 Hz (DVI)
Response Time 3 ms
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 2000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1800 R
Pixel Pitch 0.2382 mm
Inputs 1 × DP 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × DVI
USB Hub -
Audio -
Power Consumption Max: 60 W
Typ: 40 W
Idle: 0.5 W

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Source: JapanNext (via Hermitage Akihabara)

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  • Glaurung - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    Is it glossy? Because a glossy curved display is going to be murder for glare issues.
  • psychobriggsy - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    35" 1080p?

    Does the curvature fit for someone sitting 6 feet away?
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    I think it's more that 1800R is the tightest curvature that panel makers can do today. Ideally R700-1200 would cover the range of typical sitting distances used by PC users.

    Resolution's lowish, but you'd have to sacrifice quality settings heavily to get >150hz on a 144p ultrawide. This's the widescreen equivalent of the 1080p240hz panel, slightly lower max due to bandwidth limits (and possibly due to VA panel tech) while we wait for panel controller manufacturers to get DP1.3/1.4/HDMI2.1 support to production. OTOH they should hopefully have better image quality. A recent thread over on HardOCP had multiple people saying that the 1080p240hz TN displays all had significantly worse image quality than normal for a TN panel.
  • flyingpants1 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    Nice, but I only need 16:9, 35-37" and 144hz. I'm currently using a 55" screen as a monitor and it's about as ridiculous as it sounds, but going back to a 24" screen is not something I could ever do now.
  • rocky12345 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    Yep I also game and do my every day Windows tasks on a 60" Samsung TV. I personally like it since I can sit across the room from it on the comfort of my couch and just blast away. When I first hooked this up to my game system I was worried about latency lag or whatever it's called. I tried the game mode but that was pretty bad it was not a great picture for doing anything except games.

    I found out that when I set the TV HDMI input to PC mode at least on Samsung's & maybe LG's that the TV turned off a lot of the features that cause lag but it still looked way better than game mode. I did tweaks to the picture and found that it not only did not have any impute lag any more but was great for both games and movie watching & things like text are very very clear unlike when I first set it up because at first they were a bit blurry.
  • zodiacfml - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - link

    Same. The only thing we don't get with these TVs is faster refresh rates and variable refresh.
    I'm so proud of my 43" LG, it doesn't cost much but the value is through the roof vs monitors. HDR is decent.
    If I have to nitpick, it is viewing content with white backgrounds. It is just too bright. I had to mess with browser extensions.
  • Koenig168 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    The Acer Z35 is also a 35" 2560X1080 MVA display, but with G-Sync instead of FreeSync. It also supports 200Hz and has been around for a few years. This new display does not really bring anything new and exciting to the table.
  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    You want the Acer Z35P. Its 3440x1440, gsync, and does 120Hz which is plenty for every game out for that size. I personally love it. I use it for FPS and its great.
  • rocky12345 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    I think if I was going to switch my displays something like this would be a nice add in for my system then again I was thinking more like 43".
  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    "it is more than 30% cheaper than its immediate rival."

    Which means that they're STILL making a massive profit. One day we'll learn.

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