Alienware’s upcoming 34-inch QD-OLED monitor has a hefty price tag

Alienware’s upcoming 34-inch QD-OLED monitor has a hefty price tag

Alienware has announced the pricing of its upcoming AW3423DW monitor. The 34-inch gaming monitor is the first to launch with Samsung’s Quantum Dot OLED (QD-OLED) panel. The monitor was first showcased at CES 2022, but the company revealed no pricing or availability details at the time.

In a recent tweet, Alienware revealed (via The Verge) that the 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display would cost $1,299 when it goes on sale in early Spring. It will be the first of its kind to come with a QD-OLED display.

The Alienware AW3423DW sports a 34-inch curved (1800R curve) QD-OLED panel with an aspect ratio of 24:10. The display offers QHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and supports up to 175Hz refresh rate over DisplayPort (or up to 100Hz over HDMI connection). The monitor notably lacks HDMI 2.1 support. However, this shouldn’t be a big deal considering the panel tops out at QHD resolution.


The QD-OLED monitor is VESA Display HDR400 True Black certified, covers 99.3 DCI-P3 color space, and can reach 1,000 nits peak brightness (though only in a small portion).

For starters, QD-OLED (quantum dot organic light-emitting diode) is a hybrid display technology that combines the best of OLED and QLED. This allows QD-OLED to achieve deep black levels, vibrant colors, and higher brightness output than existing OLED panels. If you want to learn more about QD-OLED, we have an in-depth explainer on this next-generation display technology.

QD-OLED Explained: What you need to know about the next big innovation for TV and Monitor displays

The Alienware AW3423DW also has an adjustable stand that allows users to tilt, swivel and slant the panel to their liking. Alienware offers a three-year warranty which, among other things, also covers OLED burn-in.

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