Subsequent to the April Fools teaser that Corsair released in 2016 which debuted the Corsair B11-ND computer monitor with its flagship feature being that it had front facing RGB on the side bezels of the screen, the gaming hardware manufacturing company have now actually designed and engineered a gaming monitor after 5 years.
Corsair calls it their Xeneon 32QHD165 monitor and it retails for $799.99 in the United States.
The huge monitor sports a gigantic 32 inch diagonal curved screen to create a fully immersive viewing experience.
Corsair’s first attempt at making a computer monitor is nothing shy of being great thanks to all of its features.
The monitor packs a pixel panel consisting of 2560 pixels x 1440 pixels giving a screen resolution of 1440p which relies on the Quantum Dot technology to output image data.
The panel itself is an IPS panel with an LED backlight giving coverage of 98% for DCI-P3 as well as 100% coverage of the Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces.
With the level of colour accuracy that this monitor has, the monitor is well suited for content creators as well as the target gamer audience.
With that being said, Corsair has given the monitor a 165Hz Refresh Rate with a 1 ms MPRT response time and sub-3 ms GtG response time.
There is also full support for the AMD FreeSync Premium and NVidia G-Sync technologies as well as have a VESA Display HDR 400 Certification.
The monitor is versatile in terms of its mounting procedures with the inclusion of the Elgato adapter to mount it to monitor extender arms as well as have VESA mounting support. It also comes with a VESA 100 x 100 mount.
The brightness of the display can peak at 440 nits with the HDR mode enabled but drops down to 400 nits when watching SDR content, claims Corsair.
There is a good selection of ports available on the monitor including 1x Display Port 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports and a USB Type-C with Display Port Alt Mode. USB Type-C Alt Mode enables the port to transfer data and video using multiple interfaces.
Display Port Alt Mode makes the USB Type-C port transfer video over the Display Port interface. The USB Type C port offers power delivery as well and is rated up to 15 Watts. In terms of output ports, there 2x USB Type A ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
For users who have invested into the Corsair ecosystem, the company has integrated this monitor into their iCUE software, enabling RGB synchronization across other iCUE peripherals as well as profile management, amongst many more.
On the design front, the monitor ships with a very unique lower base stand with a loop setup with two backwards facing legs for stability.
The drawback with the base is that it takes up too much desk room compared to other 32 inch monitors but it is made with premium materials for the base and stand pilar.
The materials are mostly metal with a smooth finish making the stand sturdy with very little wobble while supporting adjustability of the height, tilt and swivel really well.
The top section which houses the monitor did not receive the same premium make over as it is made of plastic.