|Standing screen display size||34.1 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||3440 x 1440 Pixels|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||5|
Alienware AW3420DW NEW Curved 34 Inch WQHD 3440 X 1440 120Hz, Monitor, Lunar Light
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|Display Size||34.1 Inches|
|Resolution||QHD Wide 1440p|
|Hardware Interface||DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0|
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- Experience breathtaking views with a combination of immersive features
- A 1900R curved, wide 21: 9 display maximizes the field of view and provides an even, consistent viewing experience
- With a WQHD (3440x1440) resolution, the image is sharp and detailed delivering an immersive experience
- A 120Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC provides buttery smooth gameplay and realism
- G-sync technology synchronizes the GPU and monitor, displaying full frames only when the monitor is capable of displaying them; This minimizes graphic distortions such as tearing and artifacts from forming on screen
- The 120Hz refresh rate is important to gamers, allowing them to-see faster, and react to quick events sooner. Screen Coating Antiglare with 3H hardness
- Adopting IPS Nano color technology, the Alienware 34 curved gaming monitor exceeds the sRGB color spectrum and is now described by DCI-P3, a cinematic, professional standard
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Get lost in the game
The full array: With new IPS Nano Color technology, you experience colors as they were designed to be by the content creators with 98% DCI-P3 color coverage, which is a professional color gamut that has greater range than sRGB.
In a flash: A true 2ms gray-to-gray response time with Overdrive and the 120Hz refresh rate enables fast, responsive gameplay with no artificial tricks needed. The 120Hz refresh rate keeps up with the action, allowing you to experience every moment of the world you’re gaming in.
Ready to roll: NVIDIA G-SYNC technology displays full frames only when the monitor is ready to display them. This means your screen frames stay in sync with your NVIDIA graphics card, so you can say goodbye to distortions—like tearing and artifacts—and get used to smooth, vibrant images.
Completely immerse yourself with a sweeping, 1900R curved display that takes you deeper into the game and a 21:9 aspect ratio that makes every vantage point epic. The curved screen maximizes your field of vision, reducing eye movement, so you can stay comfortably focused on the game longer.
Get real: A 3440 X 1440 WQHD resolution display delivers sharp, crystal-clear graphics with 4.9 million pixels—1.79 times more detail than a WFHD display. So you’ll see every blade of grass, every glint of steel, every drop of sweat more vividly, intensely and richly than ever before.
An advantage from every angle
Real speed: New, fast Nano Color IPS technology for gaming allows for a true 2ms response time, not an artificial anti-blurring solution that impacts brightness, adaptive sync or the worlds you’re exploring.
No wash out: Whether you game head on, or at an angle, you'll see all the action clearly with IPS (in plane switching) technology.
True colors: With up to 98% DCI-P3 color coverage, you have a wide array of colors in your arsenal.
A legend rises
In a return to form, Alienware has introduced the Legend Industrial Design. It is a new, bolder, sculpted, universal, minimal and iconic expression of the Alienware brand. It’s also engineered for cable management, with quick-access ports on the underside and a cable pass-through in the stand.
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Introducing the new, immersive Alienware 34 curved gaming monitor. Featuring IPS Nano color, A curved screen, WQHD resolution alongside a fast response time and a 120Hz native refresh rate, This monitor offers a gaming experience that puts you right in the gaming world. Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1 (typical), Pixel Pitch: 0.2325 mm x 0.2325 mm, Input Connectors: 1 x HDMI (ver 1.4), 1 x DP (ver 1.2), 1 x USB 3.0 upstream port (Rear), 2 x USB 3.0 Downstream port (Rear),2 x USB 3.0 Downstream port with 1 x power charging (Front bottom),1 x Headphone-out jack (Front Bottom), 1 x Audio Line-out jack (Rear).
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The first thing I noticed when I turned it on was the color. Holy cow it's perfect. Everything on here looks way better than any other monitor I've ever played with. Everything is exactly the way it should be. I couldn't be more impressed.
I picked up another display port cable because I knew I needed it for the data transfer for G-Sync. It turned out I didn't need to, as this monitor came with one. It seems strange to actually get a needed cable these days. It also comes with a display port to mini display port, and the usb input cable so you can use this monitor as a hub.
Putting this monitor together was a breeze. They actually thought out how to assemble the items as you remove them from the box. No more pulling the display out and laying it on a table, then trying to hold the stand with 1 hand, and screwing 8 screws in with the other. This slaps together without any tools, and you snap the stand on with the display still in the box. When you take it out, it's ready to go. It's actually pretty neat.
If you've never used G-Sync, it makes the whole experience feel so much smoother. It makes the monitor more pricy as they have to incporporate a proprietary chip from Nvidia, but it's completely worth it. Nvidia video cards recently allowed G-Sync functionality on all monitors, but if the monitor isn't fast enough, you'll get a poor experience. This monitor is the real deal with a legitimate G-Sync chip, and it feels great to play on.
At 120hz, this thing is a monster. It's huge and it's fast. There are some monitors out there with 240hz, and I've played on them. There are diminishing returns once you go past a certain rate. Yes you may be successful on 1/100th more attempts, but you're doing so with a smaller monitor at 1080p max. I've yet to see a 34" high res monitor at 240hz. This monitor is for people that actually want to enjoy the game they're playing. If you've never played past 60z, this thing is a game changer.
This is what I really have to talk about. I wish more people knew about this because it drives me crazy. Response time. When you move the mouse in a shooter and you see a lot of artifacts, ghosting, and it looks crappy, it could be because you have motion blur enabled, or it could be because you're using a bad monitor with a bad response time. This thing has a 2 millisecond response time. It takes this 120hz monitor, and makes it feel better and faster than the 144hz monitor I replaced with it. That's better fast paced graphics, without the video card having to do any more work. It's all monitor. Most monitors that have a similar response time are TN panels. This is an IPS panel, which means better colors, and it's fast as hell. It's a total win.
The lighting on this thing is incredible. Forget about all of the LED strips everyone buys. This thing has that great back light, and the way it illuminates the stand makes it look very much like something out of area 51.
I played on a ultra wide way back in the day, and the technology was new, so the games hadn't really caught up to it yet. When I played, instead of feeling like it gave me more real estate on the sides, it felt more like it chopped viewing area off of the top and bottom. With that, and the stretch it did to images to fill the screen, I wrote off ultra wide's. This is my first dip back into the ultra wide market, and I can now say that the games have caught up to it. Every modern title I loaded up actually felt like I was seeing more, and it seemed like it was giving me an unfair advantage. It really feels like I have more view. The only drawback is that sometimes when it displays a small message in the lower corner of the screen I miss it, because it's so far off to the side that my brain disregards it. I'd still take this a million times out of a million over a 16:9 for gaming. It does feel like a smaller image for viewing video or pictures that are meant for a standard 16:9, but that's not what this monitor is meant for. This bastard is for gaming, and it hits it over the fence.
I've played previously only at 4K for about 8 months, and when I went back to 1080p I was astounded as to how much better my computer handled it. considering 1080p is handling about 2 megapixels, and 4k is handling about 8 megapixels, it takes its' toll on performance. I ended up running only 1080p. Now that I have this monitor, the 3440x1440 pushes about 5 megapixels, which is a perfect middle ground between high res, and a solid frame rate. I honestly feel like this will be my go to from now on. I'm a happy camper.
Overall, highly recommended.
1, that even with an i9 and 2080ti I would not be able to push 120fps consistently in most games. I run games on medium to high settings and have been able to get 120fps consistently at 3440x1440 on all the games I play (Call of Duty, Overwatch, Forza Horizon 4 and others).
2, that I would notice the difference between 144hz and 120hz. I cannot tell the difference in refresh rate what-so-ever. The inclusion of g-sync makes every game absolutely buttery smooth.
So the only reason I cannot give this monitor 5 stars is lack of brightness. I still think it was worth the price I paid and worth a price of even under $1000, but I have to crank the brightness to 100% to even approach the brightness of my previous monitor, which was a TN panel.
Other than this the monitor has been stunning and breathtaking. The immersion of ultrawide is almost un-explainable, it's just something you have to try to fully understand.
I've completely upgraded all of my pc components over the past year, minus the case, that was about 6-7 years old. I stream a little bit at the moment and trying to get a little more into it. I don't compete. I do some video editing for fun (personal car/racing), but mainly I just enjoy playing video games on my off time.
So personally, this monitor was a game changer for me. I will never get a standard display unit for my main screen. Of course that's if I ever upgrade. I chose to spend the extra money for the 4 year Amazon protection plan. Obviously I play with ultra settings. I have Nvidia and Intel. Both of my side monitors are Dell 2560x1440 144hz gsync.
The only negatives I have
With some brief google searching, it appears to be a known issue among AW users with the AW software to adjust lighting via the desktop application. Even with downloading all updates via Dell, and downloading the program off the MS store, there is still no access with repeating "updates available" on the AW desktop app. It appears if your desktop isn't an AW, you have no access to the app. SO, you will have to change/adjust the RGB lighting via the monitor menu options. I currently have it set from factory and adjust all my peripheral lighting for a "Tron-ish" theme. Maybe eventually an AW/DELL software update will fix these issues. This is my one and only complaint.
The brightness issues as reported by an earlier review, I have personally no such issues and in fact have turned it down slightly. I think it's set at 45% from 50% factory. I personally cant handle bright screens playing in a dark room with unicorn colors all around me. I've got the Hue light bars turned to about 50-60% brightness as well. All the other lighting is set at max, minus my gpu at about 46%. Figured I'd comment on that part.
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Pixel perfect screen, very colour accurate. Lots of settings to change and customize.
Besides that you can also customize the alien lighting with AlienFX. To do this though you must install the software from the Dell site (if you didn't know, Dell owns Alienware) and you MUST use the included USB cable. It's not just for using the port on the back (2x USB 3) BUT also serves as a bridge for software to send lighting instructions.
Resolution is 3440*1440 and basically equates to 3k. 2ms response time, superb contrast and brightness too.
Plus the thing looks like the MOTHERSHIP. Sturdy construction with well placed plastic on top of rugged metal.
This monitor gives you a pseudo VR feeling because of how wide the screen is.
I'm still so blown away that I can't even think of anything else to say other than wow. And, you need to treat yourself because this is a feast for the eyes.
Also I hear porn is pretty good on it.
I had the previous AW3814DW model, and the picture quality on this newer model is vastly better (and the previous generation was great!) The colours are saturated, punchy, and the response time is amazing. I mainly play COD Warfare, Madden 20, and Apex... it's like having a third set of eyes (seriously).
Important notes: My particular unit has absolutely no backlight bleeding, no dead pixels and very minimal IPS glow. I hear the AW3420DW quality control was a lot better than the previous generation and I can certainly attest to that.
This has easily been the best investment I've made in 2020. I also work from home so this is a win-win situation on all ends. Go buy this now I've you've been thinking about it... Now.
PS: If you have any particular questions about it let me know!
Monitor is build rather pretty solid compare to the plastic they use on the LG 34UC79G-B.
Note: you can apply for Dell's warranty as long as you send them a invoice that it's brought from Dell Amazon.
Blacklight bleed is noticeable in a pitch dark room or if you love pitch black wallpapers it will hurt but otherwise if you don't really care about the black light bleed the monitor is otherwise perfect besides the colors.
Colors are generally really warm out of the box the white isn't very cold.
Brightness is not going to be as bright as your phone or Laptop screen.
One small thing is that the power button glows, so you manually have to turn off the monitor to stop this behaviour (if you leave it to sleep it will slowly glow on and off - which can be bad if in the same room as you sleep in).
The box it ships in is MASSIVE and not discreet, so make sure you opt for amazon packaging if you live in an area susceptible to thievery.
I am running a 980, i5 4690k, 16GB DDR4...etc. it's running just fine. Unless you're looking to absolutely max out every game, you should be OK if you have the specs above or better. However, to fully realize the potential of the monitor, you would be foolish not to have an Nvidia card that can push the frames and utilize the GSYNC.