Monoprice 38035 Zero-G 35-inch Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor Review: Solid Gaming Performance For a Low Price

Monoprice has always been a prolific supplier and manufacturer of value-oriented products that perform above their price point. Its line of Zero-G and Dark Matter gaming monitors always tests well and provides a good play experience for less money than the competition.

I’ve reviewed a few of them in the past and this is the first time I’ve tested one that is an update to an existing model. In 2020, I reviewed the Zero-G 35-inch 38035 and found it to be a great value in the 21:9 ultra-wide class. For 2023, it has been updated to compete with today’s best ultrawide gaming monitors. It now has a faster refresh rate, 120 versus 100 Hz, and it now supports HDR10 content. It keeps Adaptive-Sync and wide gamut color. And the best part is the price is the same $400 that it was more than three years ago. Let’s take a look.

Monoprice Zero-G 38035 Specifications

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Panel Type / Backlight VA / W-LED, edge array
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio 35 inches / 21:9
Row 2 – Cell 0 Curve radius: 1800mm
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate 3440×1440 @ 120 Hz
Row 4 – Cell 0 FreeSync: 48-120 Hz
Row 5 – Cell 0 G-Sync Compatible
Native Color Depth & Gamut 8-bit / DCI-P3
Response Time (GTG) 4ms
Brightness (mfr) 300 nits
Contrast (mfr) 2,500:1
Speakers None
Video Inputs 2x DisplayPort 1.4
Row 12 – Cell 0 2x HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5mm headphone output
USB 3.0 None
Power Consumption 36.2w, brightness @ 200 nits
Panel Dimensions WxHxD w/base 33 x 19 x 9.8 inches
Row 17 – Cell 0 (837 x 483 x 249mm)
Panel Thickness 4.8 inches (123mm)
Bezel Width Top/sides: 0.4 inch (9mm)
Row 20 – Cell 0 Bottom: 0.6 inch (16mm)
Weight 17.9 pounds (8.1kg)
Warranty 3 years

Monoprice refers to all its products with a five-digit number, so to differentiate the new Zero-G 35-inch from the old, I’ll call it the 38035-2. To reiterate – it is a 35-inch VA panel with an 1800R curve, 3440×1440 resolution, 120 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR10 and wide gamut color. And at this writing, it costs $400 to buy directly from Monoprice.

A VA panel promises, and delivers, solid contrast; not quite as much as some others but at this price, the 38035-2’s honest 2,800:1 is significantly more impactful that what’s available from IPS panels. Only high-end full-array and Mini LED monitors can deliver more dynamic range. With that comes support for HDR10 signals and an automatic picture mode switch once you enable that feature in the OSD. You also get wide gamut color with measured coverage at 89% of DCI-P3. That’s slightly above average for the category, so extra value there. Brightness tops 350 nits so there’s plenty of light output for an impactful image.

The 38035-2 runs at a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, up 20 Hz from before. Adaptive-Sync worked flawlessly in my tests

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Aspen Solid rebrands as HeadQuarters, giving exact same programming

Plan director Lindsey Lupow and growth coordinator April Davey spread the phrase about HeadQuarters, previously referred to as Aspen Solid, at the Pleasure Event in Aspen.
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HeadQuarters, formerly Aspen Solid, is rebranding with a concentration on mental conditioning, which HeadQuarters Government Director Angilina Taylor defines as “having the techniques and instruments offered to you, so that you have the resiliency to prosper when factors get thrown at you in existence.”

“Throughout existence, we all deal with obstructions, and we all obtain ourselves in distinctive positions,” she said. “Sometimes, if we really don’t have the suitable applications at our disposal, a situation can turn into a great deal worse if we’re not appropriately organized. … It’s seriously figuring out what individuals applications are that get the job done for you and adapting them for your lifetime and owning that talent established, you know, recognizing items that bring about you, and then factors that you can do … so that you do not discover oneself in a problem like that all over again.”

Even with the new identify, she stated the programming supplied by HeadQuarters will stay the similar. The identify improve arrived as a final result of gradual shifts in the target of the group.

The group started as an solely on the net useful resource with a service provider listing and on the web toolkits. Nonetheless, in new yrs, it has expanded into the offline realm to give local community functions and workshops.

Last calendar year, it took above taking care of the Psychological Well being Fund, which was to begin with operate by the Aspen Neighborhood Basis.

“We have been expanding anyway, and evolving into what we are now,” Taylor reported.

Next yr, HeadQuarters is setting up to start a mental exercise coach method, according to her.

She said the title change is also aimed to clarify that the business serves a broader region than just Aspen — they function with individuals all around the location in between Aspen and Parachute.

HeadQuarters Govt Director Angilina Taylor signals the lease for the organization’s new business house in Basalt.
HeadQuarters/Courtesy Image

“We definitely required to be inclusive of all of the communities we serve,” she stated. “Sometimes it was just like a bit of a disconnect men and women did not really identify that we supplied a assistance for them, with obtaining Aspen in the title, when we went downvalley. And we have more substantial, grander visions of like, how could this evolve into a little something that isn’t spot distinct? And how could we make this model for different communities in different spots?”

HeadQuarters’ new title is a reference to the four quarters of the brain, as perfectly as their operate with the four pillars of mental exercise, which are the social, psychological, actual physical, and economic elements.

In exercise, that includes advertising and marketing social accountability by volunteerism, partnerships, and the provider directory internet hosting workshops and displays centered on psychological resilience encouraging persons to interact

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