This year’s CES 2022 looks like it might be one to remember for display enthusiasts. Alongside a tonne of high-performance 1440p 360Hz gaming monitors, CES also showcased new ultrawide monitors from tech giants Alienware and Samsung.
The former has been labeled as the Alienware AW3423DW – a high-performance refresh of the brand’s popular AW3420DW – that looks set to be the ‘world’s first QD-OLED gaming monitor’.
With plenty of hype surrounding the new ultrawide gaming monitor, we’ll be keeping this page bang up to date with all the latest release dates, prices, specs, and press releases.
Here’s everything we know about the Alienware AW3423DW right now.
Alienware AW3423DW release date: What we know so far
Right now, the Alienware AW3423DW is being listed in China with an initial release date of March 2nd. The North American market will have to wait until March 29th for the new 34 inch ultrawide to hit shelves, with UK consumers left waiting until April 5th.
Whether or not those dates are set in stone is yet to be confirmed. However, initial reports suggest that they are accurate. As always, we’ll wait to see the panels hit shelves before getting our hopes up – especially after the manufacturing issues we’ve encountered over the last one to two years.
Alienware AW3423DW specifications
Since its announcement at CES, we’ve seen plenty of information released regarding the features and specs of Alienware’s latest panel.
Below are the latest Alienware AW3423DW specs:
- 34″ screen size
- Panel technology – Unknown
- 3440 x 1440p resolution
- 1800R curvature (expected)
- 175Hz refresh rate
- 1 million:1 contrast ratio
- 250 nits (standard) 1000 nits (Peak)
- 0.1ms G2G response time quoted
- Adaptive-sync for VRR from NVIDIA and AMD systems
- 99.3% DCI-P3, 149% sRGB, VESADisplay, HDR TrueBlack 400 certification
- QD-OLED panel technology (Quantum Dot OLED)
- 2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 3x USB 3.2, audio line-out, headphone
- AlienFX lighting, TUV-certified ComfortView Plus, gaming and creatormodes
Looking at the specifications of this thing, it’s clear that Alienware isn’t messing around. That is easily one of the most impressive ultrawide monitors we’ve had the pleasure of seeing – featuring blistering 0.1ms response times, 175Hz refresh rates, and incredibly wide color gamuts capable of 149% sRGB (99.3% DCI-P3).
Most exciting, however, is the arrival of QD-OLED technology within gaming monitors. For those unaware, QD-OLED is a new panel technology that merges the best benefits of Quantum Dot with the best features of OLED. That’s right, we’re talking perfect blacks and stunning HDR with new levels of peak brightness, contrast, and color accuracy.
To please gamers, we can also expect Nvidia G-Sync ultimate certification and an array of built-in OSD game modes too.
CES monitor and TV announcements
- LG C2 release date, price, specs
- LG G2 release date, price, specs
- Samsung QD-OLED release date, price, specs
- Sony A95K release date, price, specs
- Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 release date, price, specs
Alienware AW3423DW potential price
At the time of writing this, we don’t have an official price tag for this particular panel. However, taking the new QD-OLED technology into consideration, alongside Alienware’s average pricing, you can safely say this should be one of the market’s most expensive panels. Whether it’ll be more expensive than the market’s leading Mini LED displays is yet to be known. However, it’s safe to say that it’ll definitely feature in the higher end of the price spectrum.
Alienware AW3423DW trailer
Should you buy the Alienware AW3423DW when it releases?
So, there you have it, everything we currently know about Alienware’s new AW3423DW gaming monitor. The only thing left to answer is whether or not you should buy this when it finally hits shelves.
I suppose that all comes down to what you prioritize in a gaming monitor. It’s safe to say that this thing will be one of the best all-round visual experiences in the market. It features a glorious 1800R curved ‘world’s first QD-OLED panel technology’ display – boasting incredible color accuracy alongside high-end refresh rates and response times.
That said, we’ll have to wait for the price to be unveiled before we can say whether or not it’s worth your hard-earned cash. One thing is for sure, as soon as we can get our hands on one, we’ll be putting it to the test in our comprehensive review process.