Dell Alienware AW3423DWF: Without G-Sync, the gaming OLED monitor will be cheaper

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Dell is releasing a second variant of its AW3423DW OLED gaming monitor. The Alienware AW3423DWF does without the G-Sync module and offers 165 Hz instead of 175 Hz. In return, you get the fast response time and the high contrast ratio for 200 US dollars less.

The differences to AW3423DW

The aforementioned reductions and the new “Dark Moon” color scheme are almost the only changes compared to the white Alienware AW3423DW (test). For the video inputs, instead of two HDMI 2.0 and one DisplayPort, there is an exchange for one HDMI 2.0 and two DisplayPort 1.4.

Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (Image: Dell)
Dell Alienware AW3423DW (Image: Dell)

Other than that, the AW3423DWF offers the same Samsung QD OLED panel with its pros and cons, which can be read in the review linked above. The 3,440 × 1,440 pixels are displayed at up to 165 Hz and with a very short response time of 0.1 ms. The contrast ratio is one million to one, well above the values ​​of conventional LCD monitors.

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Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (Image: Dell)

The color depth is 10 bits per RGB channel and the sRGB and DCI-P3 color spaces are also said to be 149 percent and 99.3 percent, respectively be covered. There is no USB-C again, instead there are four USB-A sockets of the USB 3.2 Gen 1 aka USB 3.0 standard. Two of these sockets are on the lower edge of the front, where the headphone output is also located.

Price, Specs, and Availability

Instead of $1,299 for the AW3423DW with G-Sync Dell is selling the AW3423DWF with FreeSync Premium Pro for $1,099. It should be available in autumn.

Update 09/29/2022 12:24 p.m.

The market launch will take place in China on October 18th and in the rest of the world on November 8th. However, the selling price will not be revealed until later. The AW3423DWF allegedly does not have a fan. However, if in doubt, you should wait for the first tests.

Alienware AW3423DW Alienware AW3423DWF Panel QD-OLED Backlight OLED Diagonal 34 inches (Curved, 1800 R) Resolution 3,440 ×1,440 (175 Hz) 3,440 × 1,440 (165 Hz) Pixel density 110 ppi HDR DisplayHDR True Black 400 FreeSync/G-Sync G-Sync Ultimate FreeSync Premium Pro Aspect ratio 21:9 Contrast (static) 1,000,000:1 Brightness max. 1,000 cd/m² Color depth 10-bit Color space 149% sRGB, 99.3% DCI-P3 Viewing angle (horizontal/vertical) 178°/178° Response time 0.1 ms (gray to gray) Video inputs 2 × HDMI 2.0, 1 × DisplayPort 1.4 1 × HDMI 2.0, 2 × DisplayPort 1.4 audio headphone output, audio output USB 4 × USB 3.0 Ergonomics Display can be tilted (-5°/+21°), height-adjustable (110 mm), pivoted (-20°/+20°) Power consumption operation: typ. 42.3 W; Standby: 0.5 W Operation: typ. 34 W; Standby: 0.5 W Miscellaneous AlienFX (RGB lighting), blue light filter, VESA mount (100 × 100 mm) Price 1,300 euros 1,099 USD