Tuesday, August 20th 2019

Alienware Announces the AW3420DW Monitor: 34" 4K, Nano Color IPS, 120 Hz, G-Sync

Alienware have announced their new flagship gaming monitor, which manifests in the form of the AW3420DW monitor. This is a 34" monitor with 4K (3440 x 1440) resolution powered by a fast, 120 Hz refresh rate IPS panel. Alienware have designed their Nano Color technology into this monitor, which means that it can cover 98% of the DCI-P3 and 134.5% of the sRGB color gamuts.

The 350 nits brightness are nothing to write home about, and exclude any sort of HDR rendition on this monitor from the start. The 1000:1 contrast ratio and the "fast" GtG response time should be more than enough for most gamers' needs, and the 1900R curvature should ensure all points of the monitor are at the same focal distance for improved image quality. NVIDIA's G-Sync makes an appearance, and output connectors include 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 1.4 port, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5-mm audio connectors. There's RGB lighting on the back of the monitor, and the full retail price of this piece of kit will go for $1,499.
Source: AnandTech
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32 Comments on Alienware Announces the AW3420DW Monitor: 34" 4K, Nano Color IPS, 120 Hz, G-Sync

#1
lynx29
maybe for 1100 max. but for that price i'd rather buy LG top of the line OLED 4k tv /shrug
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#2
Wavetrex
That is NOT 4K. Not even close.

WQHD != UHD

Wtf !?
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#3
dj-electric
"This is a 34" monitor with 4K (3440 x 1440) "
4K = 8.2MP
This = 4.9MP

C'mon...
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#4
Valantar
How, exactly, is 3440*1440 "4K"? UHD is 3840*2160, so a 21:9 UHD resolution would then be 2160 pixels tall. This isn't even cropped 21:9 UHD, which would be 3840 pixels wide. This is ultrawide 1440p. Please stop repeating misleading marketing bs.
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#5
puma99dk|
The design looks good but I am not gonna buy that price for this monitor I can properly find something better when I choose to upgrade my Dell S2417DG (24inch, 1440p 165hz with G-sync) when that time comes.
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#6
phanbuey
it's dell so the last version was a $1,200 msrp that was on sale for $799 9 months later.

Still, doesn't seem like a huge upgrade from the current version apart from the nano-ips
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#7
dicktracy
PC monitor companies' milking days are soon to come to an end. TVs are starting to reach low 10ms in input lag and are adopting more and more gaming features such as VRR and higher refresh rates while offering much larger screen, HDR, significantly superior picture quality at a decent price point. Crap like this monitor doesn't even have full-array local dimming and still cost over $1k for a 34" IPS screen LOL.
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#8
Fleurious
I’ll have to compare this to the LG ultragear monitors. In the market for something similar.
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#9
lynx29
phanbuey, post: 4101570, member: 45008"
it's dell so the last version was a $1,200 msrp that was on sale for $799 9 months later.

Still, doesn't seem like a huge upgrade from the current version apart from the nano-ips
yep nothing holds value for long these days it seems. I expect radeon 5700 XT's will be around $200 on ebay around this time next year. nvidia and intel is the only exception, but i think that is mainly due to shortages recently, not actual traditional reason they held value. but i might be wrong we will see
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#10
Gasaraki
Huh? This makes no sense. It's not 4K if it's 3440x1440. Also I have this monitor without the NanoIPS bullcrap! Everything else is the exact same thing. I only paid $850 so I don't see how this is $1500. It must be really be the 4K wide-screen version (5120×2160 )? Or TechPowerUp is incorrect about the 4K term.
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#11
MrAMD
That's nowhere near 4K. Just 1440p stretched.
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#12
Mephis
MrAMD, post: 4101598, member: 168611"
That's nowhere near 4K. Just 1440p stretched.
The funny thing is that the Anandtech article that is cited as the source for this news doesn't mention 4K anywhere. So it isn't Dell touting 4K, it's Techpowerup.
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#13
PanicLake
Wavetrex, post: 4101545, member: 182738"
That is NOT 4K. Not even close.

WQHD != UHD

Wtf !?
Maybe Raevenlord didn't get the memo :roll:
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#14
net2007
Typo there, 4k 4096x2160, 3840x2160.

3440x1440................. Basically a recycled adw18
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#15
Teiji
Had me excited for a moment.

Then took a look at that bs resolution. FALSE ADVERTISING!!!!
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#16
Minus Infinity
Good to see I'm not the only outraged by the false advertising. Change the title Tech mods.
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#17
Crackong
Fake 4K
120Hz not 144Hz
Handicapped 350 nits
Overpriced G-Sync module.

Nobody would want this for $1,499.
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#18
TheGuruStud
Looks like they have stock of old panels and want to see if idiots still exist.
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#19
Metroid
Anything that is not hdmi 2.1 in this age and time is old tech before is even released, waste of money, fail.
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#20
Prima.Vera
So you pay 60% for the monitor just because...brand. Nice! :))
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#21
bogami
A lot of advertising stickers like 4K that require a lot more lines, so Review will be needed ! Of course, the price is too high, which is expected of all US concerns, as they want big profits for the name and have forgotten that the dollar has grown by 40% recently against other convertible currencies.
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#22
Nater
So it's an LG34GK950G w/ $300 worth of RGB. *yawn*

*EDIT*
How is the clickbait headline STILL up? Alienware isn't advertising this as a 4k screen at all. It's literally an LG Ultragear w/ RGB, barely even newsworthy, but way to drive traffic TPU. lolz
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#23
Fahad
Couldn't believe it when I read 4K. That's basically what I've been waiting to upgrade my current ultrawide to.

Change the misleading headline.
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#24
Ravenmaster
3440x1440 is not 4K and shouldn’t be advertised as such
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#25
Franzen4Real
Nater, post: 4101994, member: 188299"
So it's an LG34GK950G w/ $300 worth of RGB. *yawn*

*EDIT*
How is the clickbait headline STILL up? Alienware isn't advertising this as a 4k screen at all. It's literally an LG Ultragear w/ RGB, barely even newsworthy, but way to drive traffic TPU. lolz
Actually, the G version you mentioned does have RGB backlighting as well, so the $300 extra is due to.... who knows what.

That price is ludicrous compared to the LG Ultragears, especially with the Freesync version working flawlessly with nVidia cards and running at 144hz.
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