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Dell Alienware AW3420DW 34" Curved Gaming Monitor

MSRP 1500 USDNeoscore 72%NEX score 68%

Product Overview

Dell Alienware AW3420DW is a 34-inch ultra-wide, 1900R-curved gaming monitor that features a Nano IPS panel with 120Hz refresh rate as well as built-in USB 3.0 hub.
The Alienware AW3420DW further enjoys 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. Its 21:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio and 1900R curvature make for an immersive visual experience. Naturally, it supports NVIDIA G-Sync.
Like the 27" AW2720HF and 55" AW5520QF unveiled at the same time, the AW3420DW adopts Alienware's new Legend design language, which is both minimalist and futurist.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Ultra-wide form factor
  • 1900 curvature
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, and height adjustments
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • High 90.48 % screen-to-body ratio
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support
  • 8-bit display panel

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great gaming performance
  • Good ergonomics
  • Excellent input lag
  • Beautiful Ultrawide resolution
  • Excellent gray uniformity and gradient performance
  • Gorgeous, curved design
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Mediocre reflection handling and peak brightness
  • No second DisplayPort
  • No G-Sync
  • No HDR support
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
3x USB 3.0 (downstream), 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out (line-out), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out (headphone), 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x USB 3.0 (Type-B; upstream), 1x USB 3.0 (downstream; BC 1.2)

Construction

Adjustment | Height
130 mm / 5.1181 in
Adjustment | Pivot
N/A
Adjustment | Swivel
-20° ~ 20°
Adjustment | Tilt
-5° ~ 21°
Camera
No
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Curved monitor
VESA Mount
100 x 100 mm

Dimensions

Bezels
90.48% screen-to-body ratio
Size | Depth
4.64 in / 117.9 mm w/o stand, 10.78 in / 273.8 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
14.33 in / 364 mm w/o stand, 16.92 in / 429.8 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
32.01 in / 813 mm
Weight
6.8 kg / 15 lbs w/o stand , 11.1 kg / 24 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
21:9
Brightness
350 nits
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (dynamic)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
8 bits, 16777216 colors
Display Curvature
1900R
Display Diagonal
34" (34.14 in / 867.2 mm)
Display Type
IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
Gamut
98% DCI-P3, 134.5% sRGB
Pixel Density
109 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.233 mm
Refresh Rate
30 Hz ~ 120 Hz
Resolution
UW-QHD (3440x1440)
Response Time
2 ms (min)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

Operating Humidity
0 % ~ 80 %
Operating Temperature
0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
Variable Framerate
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Video
Built in cable-management, Flicker-free technology, Dynamic on-screen display, AlienFX custom lighting

Performance

Power Consumption
58 W (average) / 110 W (max) / 39.13 W (eco) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

Production

Accessory
DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 upstream cable, Stand base, Stand riser, I/O cover
Debut
2019

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Alienware 34 is a great-looking curved gaming monitor with very strong color coverage and strong contrast. It isn't particularly bright, and its input lag could be lower. The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG beats it out in color range, though, covering the full DCI gamut. If you want an ultrawide panel for a lot less money, the MSI MPG341 is also a fine buy.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous, curved design
  • Strong color coverage
  • Excellent input lag
Cons
  • No HDR support

rtings[2]

Sentiment Score 36%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Dell Alienware AW3420DW is a good monitor for most uses. Its large 21:9 screen provides an immersive gaming experience. Multitasking is easy due to the large 34 inch screen real estate. It's decent for media consumption as well, but the monitor's low contrast ratio isn't suitable for dark room viewing, and it doesn't support HDR.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent gray uniformity and gradient performance
  • Large 34 inch screen real estate
  • Good ergonomics
  • Great contrast ratio and sub-par black uniformity
  • G-SYNC support
Cons
  • Mediocre reflection handling and peak brightness
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Doesn't support HDR

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Alienware AW3420DW looks fantastic, and there's no way around that. No matter what kind of content we have on the screen, whether work or play, this monitor simply excels. The Ultrawide resolution means we're able to fit two large browser windows and Slack without ever having to alt-tab. We love the fact that there are so many USB ports here, there can never be enough as far as we're concerned. But, with a monitor in this price range, being limited to two display inputs is a red flag.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful Ultrawide resolution
  • G-Sync panel
  • Great gaming performance
Cons
  • No second DisplayPort
  • No G-Sync

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3420DW) Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/alienware-34-curved-gaming-monitor-aw3420dw. 2020-12-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Dell Alienware AW3420DW Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/alienware-aw3420dw. 2020-03-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Alienware AW3420DW review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/alienware-aw3420dw. 2019-11-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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