Quantum Dot OLED (QD-OLED) technology is continuing to push the quality of gaming monitors forward, and no other screen serves as a better example of that than the Alienware AW3423DWF. Now, the best-in-class display can be yours at a more affordable price thanks to a $200 Black Friday discount courtesy of Best Buy.
I previously described this monitor’s predecessor, the AW3423DW, as “the ultimate HDR OLED gaming monitor”, but I can confidently say that this accolade now rests firmly with the Alienware AW3423DWF instead. This is thanks to a few key improvements, most notably its upgradeable firmware that helps upgrade image quality.
The main advantages that QD-OLED offers versus traditional OLEDs are higher levels of brightness and wider color gamut coverage. Looking at the Alienware AW3423DWF specifically, it can achieve 1000 nits peak brightness and covers 99.3% of the DCI-P3 color space.
These factors, combined with the per-pixel local dimming of OLED, make it one of the best gaming monitors for both SDR and HDR gaming, particularly in games that benefit from its wider 21:9 aspect ratio. It’s sharp and responsive, too, with a native resolution of 3440 x 1440 and refresh rate of 165Hz.
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