Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch Unboxing Review: Refresh the "Entry Level" Gaming Monitor Definition with a High Specification

ByJoe Horner 2019-11-01 4279

Recently, Xiaomi Mi Surface Display gaming monitor released, with 34 inches, 1500R curvature 2K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate VA surface screen, the price is only 1999RMB. Mi Surface Display is already high valuable in terms of price and parameters alone, so beyond that, we want to share things that don't have much to do with the parameters.

 

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display Outlook Design

Everything from the front of the screen to the bracket, Xiaomi Mi Surface Display is trying to create a compact and subtle impression: on the front, the screen frame is extremely narrow, and the immersion created by the 2mm border is almost uncompromising under an unlit or all-black screen. Here Xiaomi used a very clever way, part of the border received under the outer layer of the screen, so that the outer border is almost invisible, as long as it does not show the content other than black, the perception is very good. Of course, because the display area of the screen itself is large enough, it doesn't really struggle with that part of the hidden border.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

On the back, Xiaomi completely adheres to the concept of minimalism, leaving no extra lines, no colored lights, that is, a very clean arc surface, and then typing the Logo, of MI is not at all that the game display now has to do all kinds of heat dissipation holes. Believe in the mainstream play of light, it is actually more like a modern office or household product than a game display. Even the interface area on the back of the monitor is hidden by millet with a magnetic cover that fits the curve on the back.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

On a smooth and meticulous arc, the only elements that feel foreign bodies are the power switch in the lower left corner of the back (the lower right corner on the front) and the four OSD buttons. There is nothing wrong with the design position, but the button itself is too hard. It takes a lot of finger force to operate. With such a large screen, the force point and the center of gravity are there, adjusting the settings may wobble the screen.

 

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

As mentioned earlier, in order to hide the interface behind the panel, Xiaomi Mi Surface Display covers the I area with a magnetic cover, leaving only the wire port for wire management to show that the desktop is neat. Xiaomi Mi Surface Display's quick-release bracket also uses this idea in the back. The magnetic half cover leaves a wire port only at the bottom, and if the bottom of the hole happens to be the wire hole of the computer desk, it is the perfect "unexposed" desktop.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

It is just that Xiaomi is too pursuing perfect shape in this design, and has no concern about the difficulties that may be encountered in practical aspects. The main reason is that the space left in area I is very cramped. If your HDMI and DP lines are of good quality and thick in diameter, it takes a lot of effort to fold the back of the wire to pull it out of the wire according to Xiaomi Mi Surface Display's line of thought. More often, the thread will hold a magnetic cover to make it difficult to install. It doesn't matter if the wire hole is not large enough to wear five wires. Although it is equipped with dual HDMI and dual DP input, it is generally remarkable to connect two different devices to it.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display Highlights

In Xiaomi Mi Surface Display, the same screen multi-source display is a good plus item, or sub-screen display, picture-in-picture and so on. The use of this function is that when inserting multiple video sources, you can select the display form of the screen through the split-screen display options in the OSD menu. The display provides two choices: left and right split-screen and picture-in-picture.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

In the left and right split screen mode, the screen display area is divided directly into two different video input sources at the vertical center line. Note that only two of the four connected devices can be selected. Because this segmentation method is equivalent to changing the screen ratio, so the display content will be squeezed when switching, which needs to be adjusted manually instead of adapting itself, which is troublesome.

 

The left and right sub-screens are more suitable for office and design situations, and it is easier to use the BYOD, when the company is equipped with Xiaomi Mi Surface Display or when you bring your laptop home to the monitor, so that you can operate two computers on one screen at the same time. Of course, in order to unify the operating surface, you may also need a set of Logitech office keys and mice to support Unifying and Flow, otherwise the two devices also need two sets of input means, which is also quite troublesome.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

The picture in the picture sub-screen is focused on maintaining the original picture proportion, as for the picture in which corner is up to you to decide. This is easier to understand. I think this mode is suitable for the recording push scene of a PC and a game mainframe. The main screen is the PS4/Xbox One image model entered by HDMI, and the satellite screen is the desktop picture input by PC. Can be used to monitor push software and audience barrage feedback and other information, but you need to manually adjust the display ratio, otherwise you can not see clearly.

 

As for the installation of Xiaomi Mi Surface Display, it also supports VESA standard back hang, with the bracket in addition to plane rotation, lifting height, horizontal angle, inclination can be adjusted.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch 

Finally, of course, we have to discuss the display quality of Xiaomi Mi Surface Display and verify whether its parameter declaration is excellent or not. Although it has an absolute advantage over digital millet at this price level, it will inevitably cause a little bit of concern.

 

The Xiaomi Mi Surface Display panel, provided by Samsung, is a VA screen, the VA screen is much better than the entry-level game display's usual TN screen in visual angle, and the response time is not much slower, but also can make a high refresh rate. From a visual point of view, the performance of Xiaomi curved surface display can be called excellent, no matter how far away from the angle of the screen, the visibility of the content on the screen is still high. It won't make any difference if the two sit side by side to play local cooperation or confrontation games.

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display Screen Quality

However, the enhancement in the visual angle means that Xiaomi wants the VA panel to compromise in other aspects, such as color accuracy, according to the Spyder 5 Elite suite test, the Xiaomi Mi Surface Display, set up by the factory. The Deltae values of the green and yellow parts are on the high side, above 1.0, and even more than 2.0, which means that the panel is saturated in these colors and will not get the correct color. It may not be suitable for design work that requires color processing, and if it must be used, it may require more in-depth color correction.

 

Next, to test the gamut performance, Xiaomi officially claimed that the monitor could cover 121 percent of the sRGB gamut. In the test results of the Spyder 5 Elite suite, the corresponding results were 100% sRGB and 82% Adobe RGB, of which sRGB obviously exceeded the coverage a lot. It can be considered that it is basically consistent with the propaganda. 


Xiaomi Mi Surface Display 34-inch


As for the high refresh rate part of, Xiaomi Mi Surface Display maximum support 144Hz refresh rate and support AMD generation FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology, this is everyone's standard.Playing the game "PUBG" at a high refresh rate can also take advantage of the clearer vision brought by the large screen and 2K resolution, which is an absolute advantage over the players on the small screen. Note, however, that the 144Hz refresh rate can only be obtained under the DP interface, and the maximum HDMI input can only be 100Hz, although it is more than enough to cope with this generation of game consoles.

Summary

Xiaomi Mi Surface Display specifications are super high, the price is not expensive, the design is very popular, and even with a little added value of the large size fish screen out, even if the panel performance is not particularly outstanding, it is difficult not to be attracted to the eye.


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