Dell this week has introduced its new top-of-the-line curved gaming display, the Alienware 34. The new AW3420DW monitor resembles its predecessor from 2017, with the same resolution and G-Sync functionality, however it builds upon that with a greater display brightness, a different design, and features an IPS panel with Nano Color technology.

The Alienware AW3420DW is the company’s latest flagship display that is based on an IPS panel featuring a 3440×1440 resolution, 350 nits brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 120 Hz native refresh rate, a ‘fast’ GtG response time, a 1900R curvature, 178°/178° vertical/horizontal viewing angles, and NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology.

The key difference between the new Alienware 34 curved monitor model AW3420DW and its predecessor (AW3418DW) is a brand-new IPS panel boasting Dell's "Nano Color" technology, which allows the monitor to cover 98% of the DCI-P3 and 134.5% of the sRGB color gamuts. By contrast, the previous model only covered 99% of the sRGB gamut.

When it comes to connectivity, the display has one DisplayPort 1.2 input and one HDMI 1.4 port, a quad-port USB 3.0 hub (with one upstream port) as well as 3.5-mm audio connectors.

Being aimed at gamers, the Alienware AW3420DW has AlienFX RGB lighting with four zones. It also has an adjustable stand.

Alienware's 34" Curved Displays
Panel 34" IPS
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 120 Hz overclocked
Response Time Fast
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1900R
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm
Pixel Density 109 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating Yes
Color Gamut 134.5% sRGB
98% DCI-P3
Dynamic Refresh Rate NVIDIA G-Sync
Inputs 1 × DP 1.2
1× HDMI 1.4
USB Hub 4-port USB 3.0 hub,
one USB Type-B upstream port
Audio audio in/out ports
Power Consumption Idle: 0.3 W
Typical: 58 - 110 W
RGB Lighting AlienFX programmable RGB LED lighting
Launch Price $1499.99

The Alienware AW3420DW will be available on August 28 and will carry a $1,499 price tag.

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Source: Dell

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  • Adam-James - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Into the bin with it. 3440×1440 is an aggressively unimpressive resolution (it's just 1440p with a bit more on each side). Why on earth does it have DisplayPort 1.2 in 2019? HDMI 1.4 doesn't even deserve the dignity of being mentioned. 120hz is great, but 3440x1440 @ 120hz monitors have been around for a few years now: it's time to graduate to higher resolutions at this refresh rate. How about 5120x2160 @ 120hz? That would be closer to what I'd consider an acceptable resolution for a modern ultra-wide display.

    Anyway, the bottom line is $1500 for this thing is a riot.
  • inperfectdarkness - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    So a bunch of fancy bells and whistles, 6" less display size, and 144p resolution that requires overclocking to get to 120hz. All for $1500.

    I think I'm going to keep my 40", 4k display that I paid $500 for and live with 60hz.
  • inperfectdarkness - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Oh, and mine's 1800r curved too.

    The market needs more 40"+ curved 4k displays, not increasingly tepid offerings in the 25-37" range where there are already a gazillion options on the market.
  • mrod - Thursday, January 14, 2021 - link

    I just had my AW3418DW replaced via warranty from dell and they sent me the AW3420DW . I can tell you the picture on the AW3420DW is way better 100% ! Thank you dell !

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