Alienware Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor is revealed. At CES 2022, Alienware one-upped any gaming monitor you’ve ever seen. The AW3423DW is a predictably mundane name for this stunning piece of technology.
But what exactly does it all signify? A great deal, in fact. While there is no price to announce at this time before a planned launch beginning in March, don’t expect it to be inexpensive either.
Alienware Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor (AW3423DW): Specs
So, what exactly is Quantum Dot and why should you care? This extract from Alienware provides a more succinct explanation than we could manage.
“Quantum Dot Display Technology enables a slim panel design and delivers a superior color performance with a higher peak luminance and greater color gamut range vs WOLED (White OLED) by taking the impressive qualities of OLED (such as true blacks & infinite contrast ratio) and enhances color performance by directly converting blue light into the primary colors of red and green through a Quantum Dot pixel layer. This results in higher color uniformity, wider color coverage, and increased brightness.”
The result is a 34-inch ultrawide with a 1800R curve and a 21:9 aspect ratio, which is identical to the previous model. And since this is an esports display, it has gamer-friendly features. While the refresh rate goes down to 100Hz when using DisplayPort, you can push a 3440 x 1400 resolution at 175Hz over it. When using HDMI, on the other hand, the resolution is reduced to a still acceptable 100Hz.
Alienware “AW3423DW” Quantum Dot OLED: Release date and accessibility
It’s not glossy, so you won’t have to worry about your own reflection while playing. With an anti-reflective coating, you’ll be able to concentrate on your games instead of on yourself. NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate delivers silky smooth, tear-free action thanks to NVIDIA Adaptive-Sync technology.
With an OLED display like this, color is clearly essential. After all, it’s an ultra-wide OLED panel, so Alienware has to consider content producers as well. It supports DCI-P3 at 99.3 percent coverage and 1000 nit peak brightness, as well as the option of switching between color spaces at your leisure.
The Alienware 17 R5 comes with “Creator Mode” as standard, which is accessible in the monitor settings and allows you to change between sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces while still having full gamma adjustment as needed.
It’s a really tempting display, and we’re excited to see how it performs in practice. China will get their hands on it first thing in March, followed by North America later that month, and Europe should have one available by the end of April.