The Alienware AW3432DW is a pretty interesting new gaming monitor which, on the outside, looks a lot like its predecessor. It’s a 34-inch ultrawide monitor with all the necessary features, but it doesn’t go up to 200Hz or more. However, what makes it extra special is its Quantum Dot OLED panel which we all haven’t seen before.
OLED used to be reserved for 4K screens and some very limited prosumer displays which were almost sold out due to the limited quantity. The most recent OLED monitors we’ve checked out like the Aorus FO48U are TV-sized displays with 16:9 aspect ratios, so this is indeed a first. The panel technology is in demand in the gaming space for its unrivaled contrast and HDR performance.
Alienware AW3423DW with Quantum Dot OLED – Tale of the Tape
The Alienware AW3423DW’s main draw is its 34-inch Quantum Dot improved OLED panel or simply QD OLED panel. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 3440 x 1440 resolution, making it comparable to the common ultrawide monitors we have now. It has a 175Hz refresh rate which isn’t the fastest, but its 0.1ms response time courtesy of its OLED panel should impress you.
The QD OLED panel’s specs are equally ambitious, starting with its 149% sRGB and 99.3% DCI-P3 color coverages. It will be factory-calibrated since it’s a premium model, and it will also carry VESA’s DisplayHDR TrueBlack 400 certification. It has a 1000 cd/m2 peak brightness and its black level can be as low as 0.00005 according to the brand.
That’s astounding for gaming visuals, but the Alienware AW3423DW also aims for professionals with its exclusive Creator Mode. The feature is tuned to maximize the screen for professionals who are into editing and content creation. It’s basically an improved filter suite for DCI-P3 and sRGB, but it will also include various gamma levels for better control.
It is worth noting that this monitor like other flagship monitors has the G-Sync Ultimate certification. That means that it will include Nvidia’s G-Sync controller module, although it doesn’t mean that FreeSync will be out of the question. You also get other Alienware signature characteristics such as the new Alienware Legend 2.0 design and AlienFX RGB lighting.
Another important part of the monitor is its 3-year warranty which also covers burn-in issues which are unique to OLED panels. Pricing and other specifications aren’t available at the time of this writing, but we know that the Alienware AW3423DW will drop on March 29, 2022. We’d like to warn you that this monitor will not be cheap, so ready your wallets and cardiovascular health for when it arrives.
About the Author: Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.