New Alienware 34 QD-OLED, features, price and data sheet

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We have been tracking the QD-OLED panels for almost three years, which, according to leaks, were already in Samsung’s oven in 2019. And, finally, several weeks ago Sony announced that it has incorporated these new matrices manufactured by this South Korean brand in your flagship TV for 2022. Samsung and Alienware were quick to react and also presented two very interesting monitors for games that employ this same panel technology. And this last one is almost here.

We have just learned all the features about this Alienware proposal, and on paper it looks great. Its best asset is, of course, its OLED panel backed by quantum dot technology (we explain it in depth what QD-OLED technology offers us in this article), but it is not the only thing that makes it attractive. It also has a stunning design and jaw-dropping response time. Here you have all the details about a monitor that to us, on paper, seems irresistible.

Alienware 34 QD-OLED: technical specifications

characteristics

panel

34.18-inch anti-glare QD-OLED, up to 175Hz, 21:9 aspect ratio, 1800R curvature

resolution

3440 x 1400 dots

brightness (typical)

250 nits

brightness (maximum)

1000 nits

color coverage

99.3% of the DCI-P3 color space

color accuracy

DeltaE<2

contrast (typical)

1,000,000:1

hdr

VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black

viewing angles

178º/ 178º

Response time

0.1ms (GtG)

adaptive sync

NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate

connectivity

2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (front), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (rear), 1 x audio out, and 1 x 3.5mm jack

consumption (typical)

42.3 watts

dimensions

415.5/525.5 x 815.2 x 305.7 mm (with base)

weight

6.9 kg (with stand)

The QD-OLED panel of this monitor is a real temptation

The Quantum Dot OLED matrix that beats inside this monitor has a diagonal of 34.18 inches, a resolution of 3440 x 1400 dots and it can work at a maximum refresh rate of 175 Hz. In addition, its curvature is 1800R, an option that in our opinion fits very well in the use scenario that this monitor is aimed at. So far we have nothing to object to.

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But there are other gaming monitors that offer similar features. What allows this screen to stand out from many of its competitors, at least on paper, is its native contrast ratio and the accuracy with which it reproduces color. In fact, according to Alienware it is capable of reproducing 99.3% of the DCI-P3 color space with an accuracy DeltaE<2which, without going into complicated details, assures us of a very reliable color restitution.

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Any monitor, regardless of the scenario of use for which it has been designed, benefits from high contrast and deep blacks, but if it is going to be used with games, it also needs a minimum response time. Organic panels typically do, and the one on this monitor is no exception. And it is that according to Alienware it has a response time of only 0.1ms GtG, so it seems perfect even for gamers who need an extremely fast screen to compete. We hope to be able to analyze it soon to confirm whether or not it lives up to expectations.

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On the other hand, its typical brightness delivery capability is 250 nits, although it can deliver peaks up to 1000 nits in a bounded region of the panel. They are not impressive figures, but an OLED panel does not usually need to deliver much more brightness because the depth of its blacks establishes an optimal frame of reference for the most illuminated regions of each frame. In addition, although we cannot confirm it yet, its luminance scale will possibly be very wide, which also works in its favor.

One more point that is worth not overlooking: this monitor is compatible with adaptive sync technology NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimateso it can act on the signal of up to 175 Hz that we can deliver to this screen if we connect it to our computer using a DisplayPort 1.4 link (through HDMI the refresh rate is limited to 100 Hz by maintaining the native resolution of the panel) .

Alienware says we don’t have to worry about panel burn-in

Before we touch on the most disturbing issue with which OLED devices are linked, it is worth investigating the connectivity of this monitor. incorporates two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.4, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one audio out, and one headphone jack. It’s not bad at all, but we find it interesting to point out the possibility that if the HDMI inputs implemented the 2.1 standard, they might also have allowed us to transport signals from our PC at native resolution and 175 Hz.

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LCD panels are essentially immune to static image retention, but OLEDs are not. It’s understandable that some users are reluctant to use a TV or monitor with an organic panel for gaming, but Alienware wants to reassure us when it tells us that this monitor features a QD-OLED panel with improved reliability. Even so, the point that plays most clearly in its favor is that this brand offers us three year warrantyand the coverage against the possibility of burning in the panel is collected during this period of time.

Alienware 34 QD-OLED: price and availability

This brand has not yet disclosed how much this monitor will cost when it arrives in Europe, but we have a clue: some sources suggest that it will cost $1,299 in the United States. What we do know for sure is that it will hit European stores. at the end of March.

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We have been tracking the QD-OLED panels for almost three years, which, according to leaks, were already in Samsung’s oven…

We have been tracking the QD-OLED panels for almost three years, which, according to leaks, were already in Samsung’s oven…

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