Dell decided to make a cheaper QD-OLED gaming monitor. Starting with the Alienware Dell AW3423DWF, the change brings QD-OLED panels for a price of £879.99, which is £200 more than the Alienware AW3423DW, which was released in 2022.
Dell introduced the Alienware AW3423DWF, a cheaper alternative to the Alienware AW3423DW that the company already markets. According to the company’s press release the former has a reduced refresh rate as well as a revised chassis and does not support NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate. In contrast, the Dell AW3423DWF supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and operates at up to 165Hz, not 175Hz like the Alienware AW3423DW.
Also, the new Dell gaming monitor curved model is thinner than its more expensive sibling, which theoretically makes it easier to wall mount if you’re not a fan of the stand provided by Alienware. Additionally, Dell has equipped the Alienware AW3423DWF with a small joystick to control the OSD menu, which has also been revised. Interestingly, Dell only included DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 ports. Therefore, external devices are limited to a refresh rate of 100 Hz when connected via HDMI; the monitor’s two DisplayPort connections provide its full 165Hz refresh rate.
As its name suggests, the Alienware AW3423DWF has a 34-inch QD OLED screen. Dell adds that the QD-OLED monitor runs at 3440 x 1440 pixels in a 21:9 aspect ratio with 1800R curvature. The Dell AW3423DWF is claimed to cover 99.3% of the DCI-P3 color space and deliver a peak brightness of 1000 nits.
Price and availability
The Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34-inch curved gaming monitor is now available to pre-order on the Amazon.co.uk store for £879.99 and will be released on November 22, 2022. For some reason, Dell has yet to comment on pricing or availability in other markets.
Dell AW3423DWF specifications
- Display: 34.18-inch Quantum Dot OLED panel, Anti-reflective
- Curvature: 1800R
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Resolution: 3440 x 1440 pixels (UWQHD)
- Pixel Pitch: 0.23 mm
- Pixel Per Inch: 110
- Brightness: 250 cd/m2 (typical) ; 1000 cd/m2 (peak)
- Contrast Ratio: 1M: 1 (typical)
- Colour Support: 1.07 billion colors (1.07B up to 144Hz, 16.7M at 175Hz)
- Colour Gamut: 149% sRGB (CIE 1931), 99.3% DCI-P3
- Refresh Rate: 165Hz
- Response Time: 0.1ms gray-to-gray
- Viewing Angle: 178 / 178
- Features: ComfortView Plus, Low Blue Light, Ambient Light Sensor, AlienFX Lighting, FreeSync Premium Pro, Display HDR 400 True Black
- Ports: 2 x HDMI (ver 2.0), 1 x DP (ver 1.4), 2 x SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen1) downstream port [Front bottom, one with BC1.2 charging capability at 2A (max)], 2 x SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen1) downstream port (rear), 1 X SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen1) upstream port (rear), 1X Audio line-out port (rear), 1 x Headphone-out port (bottom)
- Stand: Tilt (-5° to 21°), Swivel (-20° to 20°), Height Adj. (110 mm)
- VESA Mounting: 100 x 100 mm
- Dimensions: 81.525 x 13.711 x 36.415 cm (with stand)
- Weight: 10.37kg (with stand)
Dell recently announced the new 360Hz gaming monitor Alienware AW2523HF, which is aimed at eSports enthusiasts and ambitious gamers. The 25-inch AW2523HF Dell Alienware gaming monitor boasts up to 360 Hz in Full HD resolution and is priced at $421.02 / £631.