It’s finally here, the first external OLED display meant for stationary PCs. The Alienware 34 QD-OLED (AW3423DW) has been on sale since this morning. Here’s everything you need to know about this first high-end, accessible monitor designed specifically for video games.
Dell hit hard last January with the announcement From the Quantum Dot OLED display for PC : Alienware 34 QD-OLED (AW3423DW). This new screen technology, which will become the top standard in the range in the coming years, is simply unprecedented in this market used in LCD panels since the end of cathode ray displays. With this 34-inch monitor available today, Alienware software gives us a glimpse into the future of PC gaming. She looks glorious.
What does QD-OLED do for a PC screen?
QD-OLED is a new screen technology that Samsung announced at CES 2022. These are the first OLED panels from the Korean giant along with the Quantum Dot layer that have been a hit in Samsung’s line of QLED TVs. In short, this technology combines the best of OLED with extremely deep blacks and accurate colours, with the best of QLED providing excellent brightness in SDR and HDR as well as extremely vivid colours.
To be sure, just take a look at the main features of the AW3423DW: Color Coverage 149% of the sRGB standard And DCI-P3 advanced 99.3%. These color ranges are unprecedented on a gaming computer monitor. For comparison, Apple’s Pro XDR monitor covers only 98.7% of the DCI-P3 standard and is offered at €5,500.
For HDR, the AW3423DW is also based on two VESA standards: DisplayHDR 400 True Black and Display HDR1000. This is one of the first screens to receive this certification True Black is for OLED screens which ensures deep darkening. To achieve higher HDR brightness, the second standard is achieved Peaks at least 1000 nits Which remains extremely rare on gaming PC monitors in 2022. Alienware software offers a choice of two modes to extend the life of the monitor depending on its uses.
A screen designed for video games
you would understand that, The first QD-OLED display delivers an unprecedented PC experienceBut we almost forgot that this is a monitor designed for video games. Fearless at this level, Alienware brings us the best for enhancing your gaming experience as it has incorporated everything you could expect from a good video game monitor.
First of all, this AW3423DW is a “widescreen” screen. The maximum resolution is 3440 x 1440 pixels (WQHD at 21:9). So it is very long and curved over its entire surface, allowing you to enjoy your games with a better viewing angle. This design also allows for easy second screen replacement thanks to the new window management features that Windows 11 brings to simplify the use of the large screen. It also features a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz or 175Hz over overclocking and 0.1ms latency, to deliver an ultra-smooth experience even in the most competitive games.
Let’s save the best for last, The Alienware 34 QD-OLED is called G-Sync UltimateThe best certification Nvidia currently offers. This designation allows him to take advantage of the original VRR (Variable refresh rate) managed directly by Nvidia Technologies with a compatible graphics card, even in HDR. Combined with the automatic HDR provided by Windows 11, this allows it to take advantage of a wide dynamic range in files All games (as long as it’s compatible with Direct X 11 or higher) Maintain fluidity without image tearing thanks to G-Sync.
The AW3423DW is also a great candidate for console gaming, especially with the new PS5 and Xbox Series. In addition to being VRR compatible, It natively provides 1080p/120 Hz and 1440p/120 Hz definitions via HDMI To take advantage of the best fluid experiences offered by the new next generation consoles. Of course, its DisplayPort 1.4 port will be reserved for PC gaming to make the most of the WQHD capabilities.
The best OLED screen at an affordable price
Alienware 34 QD-OLED (AW3423DW) available in France Since March 22 at a price of 1299 euros. So far, it is one of the best experiences in terms of display quality and fluidity on PC and It stands out as a new benchmark in the ultra-high-end segment. So Alienware brings us here Affordable Technology Offer which can easily establish itself as a new standard to be surpassed.
The AW3423DW OLED External Display has been optimized by Alienware to avoid the burn-in effect (distinguishing the screen when viewing still images for too long) that can be found on OLED panels with automatic pixel refresh integration particularly when the screen is off. Furthermore it, Dell offers a 3-year warranty on copies For any purchase through the Dell Premium Service. In addition, we also advise you to set the automatic screen-off on Windows (Power Options, between 2 minutes and 10 minutes) to reduce the risk and use your entire screen without even thinking about it.
For any information you need on this screen, please note that the Dell hotline can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 080180001.