The Innocn 40C1R is a 40 inch ultrawide monitor with a 3440×1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and 95% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.
At first glance, the 40C1R is massive. The 40 inch display has nice thin bezels and can be easily attached to the sturdy metal stand supplied in the box. Once attached to the stand, the monitor could be raised up & down, tilted forward & back and swiveled left & right to your liking with zero hassle. Vesa mount is supported just make sure to get a strong one as this monitor is a bit heavy.
For the ports, this display has 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 display port, 1 USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Underneath the bottom right of the screen you have fives buttons that could be a bit confusing to learn how to use. The home button brings up the OSD settings where you could adjust monitor settings, adjust color and brightness of the screen, control the volume of the speakers and more.
To get the most out of your monitor make sure to adjust your display settings in the control panel of your graphic card. I have an Nvidia GPU so I went to the Nvidia Control Panel and set my settings to these below.
For my monitor settings, I pressed the home button underneath the display, went to Game Settings and turned on FreeSync Premium and set my Response Time to Ultrafast. For the color settings, I went to Professional, set it to Standard Mode, set the Gamma to 2.0, set the C.T. settings to User 1 with the RGB all at 50. In Picture Settings I have my Brightness to 100.
This quality of the IPS screen is great, the image is sharp, the colors are vibrant and viewing angles are solid. The monitor has a 95% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and every single monitor comes with a factory report sheet verifying the calibration. It also has 500 Nits brightness and HDR 400 which is entry level HDR for those plan on using it. The monitor has built in speakers as well but like most speakers built into the monitor they are nothing special but it’s better than nothing.
Gaming at 144hz on a Ultra Wide monitor is something that needs to be experienced in person to see how incredible and immersive it is. I didn’t know what to expect with a flat Ultra Wide monitor but it’s actually great to play on. I had zero screen tearing in my gaming sessions as the monitor supports both AMD Free Sync and NVIDA G-Sync at 144hz through display port.
Halo Infinite Innocn 40C1R
Cyberpunk 2077 Innocn 40C1R
Mario Kart with Yuzu
Mario Kart on Yuzu Innocn 40C1R
For those that want to use the widescreen monitor for productivity, you can use the Picture by Picture feature located in the monitor settings to split your screen in half for two separate sources at the same time. Here’s me rendering a video on the left via Display Port and using my ROG Ally on the right via HDMI.
You can also use the Windows software PowerToys with FancyZones to easily drag and drop your open windows into separate grid layouts. The extra real estate on this monitor helps me multitask much better, allowing me to finish my work faster in a efficient way.
For those that don’t have a dock, the monitor features a USB-C port that powers up to 90W, allowing you to charge and play the ROG Ally on the screen at the same time. The 90W port also supports for the ROG Ally to play at a full 30W Turbo Mode, getting the max performance of the Ally. The only downside is that the USB-C port only allows up to 60hz.
A great 40 inch ultra wide display with the all features you get at such an affordable price is a deal hard to pass on. You can buy the Innocn 40C1R Ultrawide Monitor for $449 on Amazon here.