Alienware’s existing QD OLED monitor is a spectacular display, but its size and $1,300 price tag can make it difficult to justify, even if you’re a well-heeled enthusiast. Dell addresses both of these issues with a revamped Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED gaming monitor, the AW3423DWF. The new version is thinner, making it easier to mount on a wall, but also sports a lower $1,100 sticker. So it’s not exactly cheap, but you can at least put some of the savings into an RTX 4080 or other PC components.
Technical capabilities are broadly similar, although that’s not really a bad thing. This latest Alienware monitor still outputs an ultra-wide 3440 x 1440 resolution with the signature color quality of QD-OLED, high contrast and fast pixel response times (0.1ms grey-to-grey). The AW3423DWF offers a native 165Hz refresh rate with support for FreeSync Premium Pro and VESA AdaptiveSync Display, but also offers 120Hz variable refresh rate compatibility to work well with your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S. There’s a new on-screen settings joystick that gives you quick access to mode presets, including a new Creator mode for gamers who also need to edit photos and videos.
The Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Monitor will ship sometime this fall. If anything, its main competition could come from its panel manufacturer. Samsung will launch the Odyssey OLED G8 before the end of 2022 with a more subtle design and a slightly improved 175Hz refresh rate. While pricing isn’t out yet, if you’re looking for a stretched gaming display you might have a tough choice in the near future.
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