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Alienware NEW Curved 34 Inch WQHD 3440 X 1440 120Hz, NVIDIA G-SYNC, IPS LED Edgelight, Monitor - Lunar Light, AW3420DW

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.





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I've seen curved monitors and I was never really impressed. The curve always seemed pretty basic. On here it really feels like it wraps the world around you.

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.

I purchased this monitor on cyber monday for $849. Coming from a 144hz 1080p (HP Omen) monitor I was a bit skeptical about 2 things.
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.

This was an impulse buy on Cyber Monday because the deal was too good to pass up. I switched to the AW3420DW coming from the Acer Predator XB271HU (27" 1440p IPS 4ms 165Hz) so this is my first ultrawide monitor.

It's crazy how much more enjoyable/immersive games are when playing at 3440 x 1440. Modern Warfare at 21:9 and 120 FOV feels like cheating with how much you can see in your peripheral vision. I initially thought dropping from 165Hz to 120Hz would be noticeable but it's not. I'm still running an overclocked 7700K with an overclocked 1080 Ti and never fall under 100 fps on high settings so if you have a more recent CPU and GPU then you should expect the same, if not better performance when it comes to feeding the 4.9 million pixels.

In conclusion, I am very happy with this monitor. The build quality is great and putting everything together was simple. If you decide to go with the AW3420DW you won't be disappointed.

I can't put into words how I truly feel about this beast. It's quite amazing. After playing the latest COD:MW and Borderlands 3, and trying to play across a dual monitor setup, I got annoyed with the bezel in the middle of my screen. I've never owned an ultrawide, but seen some while roaming around Best Buy whenever I go. I never found that much interest in one until this was setup in front of me. I like to buy things once and have it last me for a long time, or as long as I can. So when I saw this on sale at $400 off msrp on cyber monday, I impulsively hit the "add to cart" and slammed down on that "checkout" button.

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.

My setup is my tribute to Avicii's memory:

Intel i9-9900k
Corsair h150i pro
Corsair dominator ddr4 3200 32gb
Msi meg z390 ace
Corsair ax1600i
Zotac gaming rtx 2080ti
Coolermaster vertical vga mount
diyfab cables
Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra super tower
Corsair rgb 120 x 6
Corsair rgb 140 x 5
Clienware 34" WQHD AW3420DW
Dell s2716dg x2
Razer mamba tournament edition
Razer huntsman elite keyboard
Razer nari ultimate headset
Razer firefly cloth

This came up on a BF (or was it a CM?) Discount so I went in for the buy. I was replacing a Acer Predator XB1. At first I was skeptical. Not 4k not even 144hz. But I needed the screen space for productivity in my home office and I wanted to try and ultra wide monitor.

Well I can happily report that this monitor is not only sexy once you assemble it, but it exudes a quality panel and is still super fast for gaming. The colors pop more than my old screen, but nothing earth shattering. Unfortunately since it is an IPS screen, there is still IPS glow. But I got over that awhile ago.

It came down at this when the LG 4 almost 1000 more (which was 4k). I decided to save the $1,000 and go this route. If you're in the market for an ultra wide and this goes on sale, you'd be hard-pressed to pass it up!

Cautions and Warnings:
(Caution) Ensure you check the four brass pins on the VESA mount before you attach the monitor. For the past two weeks the lighting zone on the stand wasn’t working (see pic). After pulling it apart, I noticed two of the four were broken off. I’ve since scheduled an exchange.
(Warning) The monitor with stand weighs about 25lbs. Handle with care.

My Computer specs, for context:
Intel i7-7700K @ 4.20 GHz
32 GB RAM
EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 (11GB)

AW3420DW Display Specs:
Screen Type: TFT LCD
Panel Tech: Fast IPS Nano Color (21:9)
Viewing Angle: 178 Degrees
Contrast: 1000:1
Color Gamut: 134.5% sRGB and DCI P3 98%
Response Time: 2ms (Extreme Mode); 3ms (Super-Fast Mode); 4ms (Fast Mode)
HDMI: 3440 x 1440 @ 50 Hz
DP: 3440 x 1440 @ 120 Hz
(4) Lighting Zones

Pros:
1.) G-Sync. Variable refresh rates…need I say more?
2.) 120 Hz (DP); ensure you use the DP output to achieve.
3.) Cable management tabs make setup and routing a breeze (see pic).
4.) Cable pass through if you wanted to put a sound bar in front. Not shown here is the Razer Leviathan, which is great for not only sound but physical placement in front of this monitor, allowing for keyboard cable to pass underneath undetected.
5.) Touch bar sensor makes it easy to turn on and off lighting zones.
6.) Easy to use monitor interface with joystick control for precision color (and other) tweaks (see pic).
7.) Additional USB 3.0 ports, accessible with included upstream connector.
8.) Zero dead pixels on arrival.

Cons:
1.) No HDR. A few competitors in this class already offer cheaper solutions with HDR, G-SYNC and strong refresh rates (LG, ASUS). If you can sacrifice lighting, monitor size and the little extras, then grabbing an HDR monitor may be the better option for you.
2.) The Alienware RGB gimmick. I’ve owned Alienware computers since before the Dell days, so I’m well aware of the RGB craze before it became a thing. The RGB is nice, don’t get me wrong. However, if it saves me $$$ on the monitor, I can do without it.
3.) Extreme Mode 2ms response time is achievable, however, at a cost. There are visible artifacts (ghosting) which can be seen when fast movement exists. A quick test using the mouse confirms. A more extensive one using Blur Busters’ UFO test seals it.

Verdict-
If you’re looking for good refresh rates, quality color gamut and a wide screen experience for multitasking, projects, schoolwork, and multimedia/video editing, look no further. The price point is a bit high, but worth the investment.
As with most monitors, there will be some element of sacrifice. With the introduction of OLED as a viable option to gaming, you may want to wait to have your cake and eat it too (gaming AND gamut). For me, I enjoy taking full advantage of this monitor for work, internet browsing, schooling and gaming. If you’re looking for a monitor that ticks off just about every block, save for the few that have a more dynamic color range, this is for you.

I wasn't planing to upgrade my display till the end of 2020. While rearranging my setup for DCS I managed to put a keyboard corner into the X34 pbmiphzx and turned it into a 30 inch screen. While trying to live with it while getting up to speed with displays out now things went "melty, smokey, fiery" fun and that was it for a good x34 I had since May 2018. Now I was back to a ASUS VE276Q Black 27 from 2011 and after you go wide screen there is just no going back so after catching up on what's out I went with the Alienware. VERY HAPPY. It's a very nice screen with deep blacks and really good colors compared to the other 34in. Very little bleed around the corners. Almost none at the top and just a bit around the controls on the lower right. Took awhile to get it all setup and I was REALLY impressed. I play with the lights in the room on dim or off and by brightness setting was turned down quite a bit. I see people complaining about it but for me it's perfect. Did a clean install with the GFroce drivers and set it to 120hz. Using an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hydro Copper to push the graphics with no issues. It's mounted on a dual display VESA mounting arm that gets moved around every day and the added cord hooks on the back do a perfect job of not pulling at the connection points. Nice slide on cover to really lock them down. Really like the light system on this one but I have already been through my RGB dance for me baby phase so for the most part everything is set to red but you have some good options for lighting. Kind of a shame that I am not using the included stand. It's crazy solid with more light options on it. The little touch on/off light on the bottom of the screen is really useful. Only change I would make to that is a touch brightness and color option for that. 2 USB ports right at the bottom hold my USB Unifying Receiver and my 3D printer thumb drive nub. Out of the way but right there when needed. More USB ports on the back but all I have is the TrackIR5 in there. There is very little piano black which is good as I leave fingerprints over everything. The entire rear panel is all greyish white and to be honest I don't care for it much. There is absolutely no heat coming off it so I plan to wrap the rear in vinyl. Little Alien dude in the corner lights up which is just fluff but it's nice. I had an Alienware M17 R2 back in 2010 and just never thought about them again once it's time had past. Really good controls. Very easy to use and move around. Standard power cord and extra cables included. As long as everything keeps doing it's job over the next year I may push back upgrading my display another year or so. Maybe pick up another used one to replace that ASUS which I use as a 2nd screen for in game instructions and basic functions like news and quick net searches. Not a fan of their pricing. It came out at 1500 and went on sale for sub 1k which was were is should have been priced from the start but it is worth every penny of that 1k price in my book. Just missed the good sales but what can you do when your not shopping for a new display. Overall I think this is a fantastic choice for gaming and movies. No HDR or sky high HZ options which is what I was waiting for to upgrade but at 120hz native it's ripping it up. Oh ..Good packing job with the Alienware box. It's the Xmass rush and Amazon has falling a little short on the packing jobs this month. Normally you get tons of air bags and what not. All this had was a bit of brown paper tossed in which did absolutely nothing in the slightly larger box it shipped in so the Alienware box had a few dents in the corners but not a single thing was out of place in the factory box. Normally Prime does a better job. I once got a pack of cheap metal paint brushes that was packed up like the most fragile object ever shipped. If your on the fence with this one go ahead and get it. Good price for the spec and looks amazing.

For 2 years, I've been using a Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC and have been pretty happy with it. In mid 2019, I upgraded to a RTX 2080 8GB graphics card and ever since, wanted to upgrade my monitor but really wanted to stick with a gsync compatible monitor, and they're a little harder to find. I thought about doing a dual monitor setup, but thought this would be a better option. I read a lot of the reviews, and even though the 2 year old version was a few hundred dollars cheaper, money wasn't an issue, so I got the newer model.

I've been using this now for about a week, and I love it! I feel that most of the positive reviews have been 100% accurate, and I loved the way this was packaged; it was very secure in the box and the box is designed to help assemble the monitor without being a huge pain. It comes with all the cords you would need, which is a nice touch. The RGB lighting, while a nice touch, is pretty underwhelming, but to be honest, I would have paid the same for this monitor even if it didn't have the lighting. The stand is beefy and pretty stylish, but it does take a lot of space on my desk, which I understand, because this is a heavy monitor. There is no power brick, so that is nice. At first, I didn't care much for the buttons on the back of the monitor, but after about 10 minutes of playing with it, it's pretty easy to navigate the menus.

I had no dead pixel issues, and the brightness was more than adequate in my somewhat light room. The pre-settings for different games is nice and saves some time making adjustments. I also hate buying a monitor that has built in speakers because I don't want some crappy monitor-speakers and it's a waste, so I was happy to see that this doesn't include speakers.

So far, I have played COD: Modern Warfare, Star Wars Fallen Order ,and world of warcraft and all of them look amazing. I honestly don't have any complaints other than I wish there were more than 2 usb ports, but that is all I could come up with.

Another review stated that you have to make sure to switch the monitor settings to extreme to get the refresh rate to where you want it to get the benefits of the monitor, but that was very easy to do through the monitor buttons/menus.

Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and if you have the money, you should pick one up.

The best 34" ultrawide you could buy. This Alienware checks all the boxes and is an incredible display.

My panel had virtually no backlight bleed and works flawlessly with my laptop. The native 120hz means even moving around windows it like butter.

The only thing I wish it had was integrated speakers. It would be nice to have SOME sound coming out the monitor and not my laptop. That's why I give it 4 stars. For the price, Dell could have easily put them in.

Other than that the display is exceptional and you should never go below 3440×1440 for an ultrawide.

An excellent monitor. For the price it might be one of the best out there. Closest competitor is it's older brother the 3418. Can't go wrong with either but if you want guaranteed 120hz this is the one to go for. There's other more expensive monitors that will get you HDR but you'll be paying 1-1.5k more for them. I definitely recommend getting a mounting arm because the stand that it comes with, while incredibly sturdy and with loads of movement, it is HUGE. Literally over a foot long. The stand would be amazing if you could pull it out from the base but unfortunately not.

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