Alienware has an exciting new gaming monitor that will be released in late March 2022. It has plenty of specs that gamers care about, but I wouldn’t mind mentioning no closer to the top of this post that it has a 34-inch Quantum Dot OLED panel manufactured by Samsung. LG Display has traditionally been the supplier of larger OLED panels (especially in TVs), so hopefully Alienware’s gaming monitor will be the first of many more large OLEDs to come out of Samsung, which is usually stuck with the smaller OLEDs found in tablets and phones .
The QD-OLED monitor, as it is called, seems like a great companion for PC gaming, combining the immersion of a curved screen with the unbeatable colors and fast response time that only an OLED can produce. The QD-OLED monitor has an 1800R curve, a more subtle curve than we’ve seen in monitors like Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G9.
With its native resolution of 3440 x 1400, Alienware’s OLED display has a refresh rate of 175 Hz via DisplayPort, or up to 100 Hz via the HDMI 2.0 ports of the same resolution. For PCs with recent Nvidia graphics, this monitor supports Nvidia’s G-Sync Ultimate technology which, in addition to making your games look smoother with Adaptive Sync, promises “lifelike HDR” and better picture quality than other standard G-Sync monitors. .
Unlike LG’s latest OLED TVs, the Alienware QD-OLED monitor doesn’t have HDMI 2.1 ports, though it’s not a glaring omission as this monitor doesn’t go beyond the QHD Plus resolution. The Xbox Series X supports 1440p, but the PS5 is currently limited to 1080p or 4K, not 1440p.
Alienware says Samsung’s OLED panel has a Quantum Dot pixel layer, which should give it better color uniformity. It should also support 99.3 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and 149 percent of the sRGB color space.
The QD-OLED has a height-adjustable stand and supports tilt, swivel and tilt. Alienware says this model has “improved OLED reliability” and comes with a three-year warranty that covers – crucially – OLED burn-in. This all sounds great, but Alienware has been quiet so far about one of the most important specs of this monitor: the price. Don’t expect it to be cheap. Alienware told us it will share a price closer to launch in early 2022.