Dell Announces The AlienWare AW3420DW 34-Inch UltraWide Gaming Monitor With G-Sync And 120Hz Refresh Rate

Dell Announces The AlienWare AW3420DW 34-Inch UltraWide Gaming Monitor With G-Sync And 120Hz Refresh Rate
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Dell is at Cologne Germany, attending this year’s gaming trade fair dubbed Gamescom 2019. While it’s the Alienware AW5520QF 55-inch OLED gaming monitor that stole the show, Dell also released another gaming monitor, the Alienware AW3420DW that boasts both the looks and excellent gaming performance. It also features an IPS panel with the new Nano Color Technology.

The new AlienWare 34 isn’t so new. It is the successor of the AW3418DW released in 2017, but two years down the line, Dell must have several innovations onboard their latest IPS gaming monitor.

The new Dell AW3420DW sports the same IPS (In-Plane Switching) 1900R curvature panel just like the predecessor, the AW3418DW. With IPS, you are guaranteed excellent color reproduction and enhanced contrast ratios compared to TN and VA panels. The AlienWare 34’s Nano Color Technology panel covers 98% of the DCI-P3 and 134.5% of the sRGB color gamuts.

The display has an impressive resolution, 3440x1440p to be precise. The 120Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility enable the monitor to push as many frames per second as it possibly can thus reducing screen tearing, and minimizing display stutter. It’s still not clear whether the AW3420DW will improve on response time – the predecessor has a 4ms response time.

As far as the aesthetics are concerned, AlienWare retained the iconic design, with thin bezels and a black on silver finish. RGB lighting is part and parcel of gaming hardware and peripherals. The Alienware AW3420DW features AlienFX RGB lighting to customize your ambiance with the four available zones.

When it comes to connectivity, the option s are unlimited. Dell designed this monitor with one DisplayPort 1.2, buy the 1.4 variants would do it justice. Also, for display input, there is one HDMI 1.4 port. The Alienware AW3420DW also features a quad-port USB 3.0 hub including one upstream port and 3.5-mm audio connectors. No inbuilt speakers come with this monitor.

The AlienWare AW3420DW has a confirmed release date. It will be available at all Dell and AlienWare retailers as from August 28. The AW3420DW will set you back $1500 and comes with a two-year warranty. As you may be aware, AlienWare also released two other gaming monitors; the AW5520QF and AW2720HF.

The former is based on a 55-inch OLED panel capable of 4K gaming at 120Hz. It will cost you a cool $4000 when it finally arrives as from September 30. On the other hand, the AW2720HF is based on a 27-inch IPS LCD panel capable of 1080p gaming at 240Hz. It will be available as from September 17 at $600 only.