Alienware’s upcoming QD-OLED monitor is priced at $1,299

Alienware’s upcoming 34-inch gaming monitor is the first of its kind to feature Samsung’s new Quantum Dot OLED panel, and it’ll set you back $1,299, according to a report from Ars-Technica. The Dell-owned company launched the monitor (AW3423DW) at CES this year and will start shipping it this spring.

While the price isn’t exactly low, it’s still cheaper than some of the standard OLED monitors on the market today. For example, LG’s 32-inch Ultrathin UHD OLED monitor, while not exactly ideal for gaming, will set you back $3,999. Alienware’s 55-inch OLED gaming monitor is currently sitting at $2,719 on Amazonand was first launched in 2019 for $3,999 – size is obviously a factor here, but it’s still nice to see a monitor that uses new QD-OLED technology well below the $2,000 mark .

The Alienware QD-OLED monitor offers all the benefits of an OLED monitor, including deep blacks and bold contrast. The addition of Quantum Dot technology allows for higher brightness levels with more vivid colors – the monitor is expected to claim 99.3% of the DCI-P3 color space. It also has a resolution of 3440 x 1400, a refresh rate of 175Hz, as well as a brightness of 250 nits with a maximum of 1000 nits. You can also expect a fast 0.1ms response rate and support for Nvidia’s G-Sync Ultimate technology.

The $1,299 price tag on this Alienware monitor gives us a hint as to what kind of price we can expect for other products using Samsung’s QD-OLED technology. Sony is expected to release the first ever 4K QD-OLED TV later this year, and it will be interesting to know how much it costs.

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Richard L. Militello