Alienware launches cheaper 34-inch QD-OLED gaming monitor with shrinking specs

In March this year, Alienware released a 34-inch QD-OLED curved fish screen display at CES. The model is AW3423DW. OLED display, wide color gamut, excellent contrast ratio, and 175Hz refresh rate panel, but the price of 12999 yuan may be beyond the budget range of many gamers. Therefore, today Alienware released a new member of the series, the similarly named AW3423DWF, which is priced slightly lower at $1099 (about 7879.83 yuan), which is $200 cheaper than the AW3423DW.

The AW3423DWF still uses a 34-inch WQHD (3440 x 1440) QD-OLED curved screen with a grayscale response time of 0.1ms and a curvature of 1800R, but the maximum refresh rate has dropped from 175Hz to 165Hz. Additionally, the new monitors drop support for Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) in favor of AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

In addition, the white and black design of the AW3423DW has given way to the all-black design of the AW3423DWF, and the overall size of the monitor has become smaller.

There are also some changes in port layout, the AW3423DW has two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 port, while the AW3423DWF offers one HDMI 2.0 port and two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, but still offers two 3.5mm audio output ports and four USB ports 3.2 Ports.

Not only that, but the joystick mounted below the center of the AW3423DWF has been modified to quickly enter preset game modes. The joystick can also be used to jump to the all-new Creator Mode added by Alien. Alienware officially said that the AW3423DWF's ComfortView Plus low blue light mode is TUV certified and supports variable refresh rates up to 120Hz on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

The Alienware AW3423DWF is scheduled to be released first in China on October 18, followed by the United States and Canada on November 8, 2022.

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