Alienware has merged two of the most sought-after monitor technologies to conjure up “the world’s first Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor.” The new Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor (AW3423DW) doesn’t just boast fantastic vibrancy and contrast. Due to its underlying screen technology, it is also a great gaming performer with its “industry-first” 0.1ms gray-to-gray response times, 175Hz (native) refresh rate, and Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate certification.
The key tech specs for the AW3423DW mostly emanate from its Samsung-made QD-OLED panel. This 1800R curved display has 3440 x 1440 pixels, offering a 21:9 aspect ratio, and should offer immersive gaming, enhanced by its vibrant QD colors and inky OLED blacks.
|Alienware AW3423DW key specs|
|Panel tech||Quantum Dot enhanced OLED|
|Display size||34 inches, with 1800R curve|
|Resolution||3440 x 1400 pixels, for 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, cablemanagement|
|Special features||AlienFX lighting, TUV-certified ComfortView Plus, gaming and creatormodes|
|Dimensions||32.1 x 14.3 x 5.4 inches|
|Price / release||Price TBA, released on March 29, three year warranty|
Color performance-specific specs from Alienware highlight the display’s 99.3% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 149% coverage of the sRGB color space. Additionally, the display is factory calibrated for Delta-E <2. The AW3433DW has VESA DisplayHDR TrueBlack 400 certification, with excellent black reproduction (0.0005 nits) thanks to the OLED tech and the 1000 nits peak brightness.
This isn’t just a gaming monitor that ignores other uses, either; Alienware has included a Creator Mode for content makers and game developers to switch between DCI-P3 (native) and sRGB color spaces and gamma levels.
Some of the specs most carefully checked by gamers are those detailing response times and refresh rates. For example, Alienware’s AW3423DW is a G-Sync Ultimate monitor that claims to offer the world’s first 0.1ms G2G response time for a QD-OLED panel. Additionally, this WQHD display has a max refresh rate of 175Hz.
Above we have outlined the key specifications, but there are plenty of supporting features to warm you to this new gaming-focused display. Some will love the physical look of this monitor, based on Alienware Legend 2.0 design language. In addition to being somewhat futuristic looking, the stand offers adjustments for height, tilt, and swivel – or you can opt to VESA mount the display. Customizable AlienFX lighting is also available to add frills beyond the screen.
Rounding off the Alienware AW3423DW appeal, it is worth pointing out that this monitor features TUV-certified ComfortView Plus, ports-a-plenty, a USB hub, an OSD 5-axis joystick, audio I/O, and a reassuring three-year warranty that covers OLED burn-in issues.
We don’t have confirmed pricing at this time. Alienware will let us know more about this part of the deal a little ahead of or on the release date, currently scheduled for March 29.
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