Dell Reveals Alienware 34 Curved Monitor: WQHD IPS with 120Hz G-Syncby Anton Shilov on August 20, 2019 12:30 PM EST
Dell this week has introduced its new top-of-the-line curved gaming display, the Alienware 34. The new AW3420DW monitor resembles its predecessor from 2017, with the same resolution and G-Sync functionality, however it builds upon that with a greater display brightness, a different design, and features an IPS panel with Nano Color technology.
The Alienware AW3420DW is the company’s latest flagship display that is based on an IPS panel featuring a 3440×1440 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 120 Hz native refresh rate, a ‘fast’ GtG response time, a 1900R curvature, 178°/178° vertical/horizontal viewing angles, and NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology.
The key difference between the new Alienware 34 curved monitor model AW3420DW and its predecessor (AW3418DW) is a brand-new IPS panel boasting Dell's "Nano Color" technology, which allows the monitor to cover 98% of the DCI-P3 and 134.5% of the sRGB color gamuts. By contrast, the previous model only covered 99% of the sRGB gamut.
When it comes to connectivity, the display has one DisplayPort 1.2 input and one HDMI 1.4 port, a quad-port USB 3.0 hub (with one upstream port) as well as 3.5-mm audio connectors.
Being aimed at gamers, the Alienware AW3420DW has AlienFX RGB lighting with four zones. It also has an adjustable stand.
|Alienware's 34" Curved Displays|
|Native Resolution||3440 × 1440|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||120 Hz overclocked|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.233 mm|
|Pixel Density||109 ppi|
|Color Gamut||134.5% sRGB
|Dynamic Refresh Rate||NVIDIA G-Sync|
|Inputs||1 × DP 1.2
1× HDMI 1.4
|USB Hub||4-port USB 3.0 hub,
one USB Type-B upstream port
|Audio||audio in/out ports|
|Power Consumption||Idle: 0.3 W
Typical: 58 - 110 W
|RGB Lighting||AlienFX programmable RGB LED lighting|
The Alienware AW3420DW will be available on August 28 and will carry a $1,499 price tag.
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Adam-James - Friday, August 23, 2019 - linkInto the bin with it. 3440×1440 is an aggressively unimpressive resolution (it's just 1440p with a bit more on each side). Why on earth does it have DisplayPort 1.2 in 2019? HDMI 1.4 doesn't even deserve the dignity of being mentioned. 120hz is great, but 3440x1440 @ 120hz monitors have been around for a few years now: it's time to graduate to higher resolutions at this refresh rate. How about 5120x2160 @ 120hz? That would be closer to what I'd consider an acceptable resolution for a modern ultra-wide display.
Anyway, the bottom line is $1500 for this thing is a riot.
inperfectdarkness - Friday, August 23, 2019 - linkSo a bunch of fancy bells and whistles, 6" less display size, and 144p resolution that requires overclocking to get to 120hz. All for $1500.
I think I'm going to keep my 40", 4k display that I paid $500 for and live with 60hz.
inperfectdarkness - Friday, August 23, 2019 - linkOh, and mine's 1800r curved too.
The market needs more 40"+ curved 4k displays, not increasingly tepid offerings in the 25-37" range where there are already a gazillion options on the market.
mrod - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - linkI just had my AW3418DW replaced via warranty from dell and they sent me the AW3420DW . I can tell you the picture on the AW3420DW is way better 100% ! Thank you dell !