If you’ve been waiting for the perfect contrast of OLED technology to find its way into a niche gaming monitor, Alienware has the monitor for you.
It’s the world’s first quantum dot OLED display and it’s a monster. The AW3423DW will become a hugely popular display when it launches later this year, thanks to the combination of OLED technology and quantum dot pixel layer. The addition of a quantum dot layer will allow for wider color coverage and higher brightness than OLED-only panels, with the latter addressing one of OLED’s few flaws.
That increased brightness means that the AW3423DW will support DisplayHDR TrueBlack 400 certification and the DisplayHDR 1000 standard, which means the panel can support up to 1000 nits of brightness for HDR content.
The display – which is actually using Samsung’s OLED panels, not LG Display, which is why it has a quantum dot layer in the first place – supports a maximum refresh rate of 175Hz over DisplayPort or 100Hz over HDMI. It has a native resolution of 3440×1440, making it well-suited for productivity and role-playing games.
Alienware AW3423DW Ultra-Wide Quantum Dot OLED Display: Specifications
Here is the complete list of specifications of the world’s first quantum dot OLED gaming monitor:
|Alienware 34 QD-OLED|
|Resolution / refresh rate||3440 x 1440, 175Hz (DisplayPort) or 100Hz (HDMI)|
|Screen size||34.18 inches|
|Size||415mm x 525mm x 815mm x 305mm (with stand)|
|Aspect Ratio||21: 9|
|Brightness||250 cd/m2 (typical); 1,000 cd/m2 (peak)|
|Colors||99.3% DCI-P3/149% sRGB|
|Response time||0.1ms from gray to gray|
|HDR||DisplayHDR 400 TrueBlack, DisplayHDR 1000|
|Response time||Exactly 0.1ms from gray to gray|
|Adaptive sync||G-Sync Ultimate|
The monitor will feature DCI-P3 and sRGB color space options in the monitor’s settings, allowing for easy transitions for gaming and content creation.
Importantly, Alienware has announced that the monitor will have an OLED screen recording warranty:
The new Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming monitor comes with improved OLED reliability and a 3-year premium warranty, including coverage for OLED recording capabilities, as an add-in of mind.
With the warranty coverage, improved OLED technology, and faster response times of OLEDs than traditional gaming monitors, the Alienware 34 QD-OLED looks set to be one of the biggest releases for hardware. PC this year. While pricing is not yet available, the monitor will launch later this March in China. North American users will be able to get the display from late March, while EMEA users will be able to order the monitor from April onwards.
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