It’s a golden rule – good things cost more. But there are exceptions. And this is why we should look for such devices before purchasing a new product. In this sense, the new Alienware 34-inch QD-OLED gaming monitor is what you should take a look at. The manufacturer uncovered it back at CES. It will go on sale soon at a price tag of $1,300 or even less.
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The Alienware AW3423DW comes with a 3440×1400 resolution. Its regular brightness is 250 nits, while the peak luminance reaches 1000-nits, which is unprecedented for OLED. This is where an HDR transport comes in. moreover, this slightly curved monitor has a 175 Hz response rate with Nvidia’s G-Sync Ultimate badge at the top. As for HDR, this monitor supports the DisplayHDR TrueBlack 400 spec. That’s why we recommend taking the abovementioned peak brightness with a grain of salt.
As we are dealing with an OLED display, it’s reasonable to expect all goodies and shortcomings of this technology. When saying this, we mean the very high contrast ratio with deep blacks due to the nature of the OLED technology and a 0.1 ms response time. However, our protagonist has a selling point and that is the quantum dot film on top of an OLED panel.
If you still don’t catch what we are talking about, QD-OLED is Samsung’s $1 billion initiative that has a goal to make OLEDs look great in color reproduction while lowering overall pricing. This is clearly shown in 99.3% of the DCI-P3 and 149% of the sRGB color spaces.
The Alienware 34-inch QD-OLED gaming monitor costs $1,299. This is not cheap, but it’s still way lower than many similar products on the market.
Alienware 34-inch QD-OLED gaming monitor key specs
|Panel tech||Quantum Dot enhanced OLED|
|Display size||34 inches, with 1800R curve|
|Resolution||3440 x 1400 pixels, for a 21:9 aspect ratio|
|Refresh rate||Max 175Hz (DisplayPort), or 100Hz (HDMI), with Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate|
|Response time||0.1ms gray to gray response time|
|Color||99.3% DCI-P3, 149% sRGB, VESADisplayHDR TrueBlack 400 certification|
|Brightness||250 nits (typical), 1000 nits (peak)|
|Ports||2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 3x USB 3.2, audio line-out, headphone|
|Stand||Adjustments for height, tilt, and swivel, VESA mount option, cable management|
|Special features||AlienFX lighting, TUV-certified ComfortView Plus, gaming and creator modes|
|Dimensions||32.1 x 14.3 x 5.4 inches|
|Price / release||Price TBA, released on March 29, three-year warranty|