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Alienware AW3418DW Review 2020 – 120Hz G-SYNC UltraWide Gaming Monitor

5/5

If you’re in the market looking for an excellent gaming monitor, then you’ll want to check out the Dell Alienware AW3418DW ultra-wide display.

To begin with, Alienware is a respectable and reputable company that designs impressive computer hardware and accessories.

Also, the AW3418DW display is another remarkable state of the art monitor produced by Alienware.

With its 34-inch curved ultra-wide display will let you fully immerse yourself in the gaming moment.

However, even though not a 144Hz monitor, the AW3418DW can produce a 120Hz refresh rate at 4ms of response time.

Overall if you’re looking for something aesthetically pleasing that you can proudly display in your gaming room, then the AW3418DW is it.

But, let’s jump into what the AW3418DW monitor has to offer you. We’ll dive into its performance and features.

Specifications

  • Display Size: 34.14-inches
  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz.
  • Response Time: 4ms
  • Panel: IPS
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9
  • Viewing angles (H/V): 178 ° / 178 °
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m²
  • Static contrast: 1000:1.
  • sRGB: 99%
  • Dimensions: 813.45 x 363.68 x 121.37 mm
  • Weight: 7.27 kg

Performance

The performance of the Dell Alienware AW3418DW is excellent and will give you total gaming and multimedia immersion.

With the Alienware’s response time of 4ms, you’ll certainly still get a fast response time when it comes down to viewing fast-paced scenes.

Furthermore, when gaming or watching anything in a fast-paced setting, you won’t see ghosting nor graphic tracing. However, there may be a bit considering the monitor runs at a 4ms response time.

Moreover, you’ll be able to enjoy gaming on a different level. Thanks to its 100Hz refresh rate, you’ll experience super butter like graphics when gaming. So if you’re into FPS, then you’ll be able to see the awesomeness that the AW3418DW will provide you.

Also, with a mix of the 4ms response time and a 100Hz of refresh rate, you’ll be able to have super smooth gaming and graphics.

Overclocking

The AW3418DW does have a max of 120Hz refresh rate. Also in the OSD settings, you’ll be able to overclock the AW3418DW monitor up to 120Hz.

By going through the OSD settings, you’ll be able to overclock the monitors refresh rate from 30Hz to 100Hz, to 120Hz.

G-SYNC

If you do have an Nvidia graphics card, you’ll be able to use the G-Sync feature that the AW3418DW provides you. With this, the GPU will have control of the refresh rates.

Furthermore, with the G-Sync feature on, you’ll be able to get smooth buttery like graphics and will give you true gaming experiences needed.

And because of this, you won’t get any screen tearing nor ghosting.

 

The Design

The Dell Alienware AW3418DW design is an aesthetically pleasing one. With a futuristic look to it, the monitor has an elegant metallic finish to it.

Along with the excellent exterior design, you’ll feel the quality that the AW3418DW possesses once you get the feel of the monitors surface.

Furthermore, with the RGB lighting LED, you’ll also be fully immersed into the gaming.

Alongside with RGB lighting, the monitor provides you a lot of USB ports that you can connect.

Thanks to the 4x USB 3.0 ports, you’ll be able to plug in your phones and other devices into the ports for charging, while being able to stream multimedia into your monitor at the same time.

Besides, the extra USB ports can also provide you the options to plug in your gaming keyboard and mouse, so that way you’ll be able to save room for your gaming desktop.

Overall, with its ergonomic design, the stand will let you tilt, swivel, and pivot the monitor according to your preferences.

And This is great for work, gaming or if you’re doing some graphical art designs.

The Price

With the price tag of around $800, you’ll be able to get the aesthetic design with its performance.

But if you’re on a budget, you can go for the lower budgeted Dell 34-inch widescreens because you’ll be able to save up more on the money.

Also, the only reason the AW3418DW is quite expensive is because of its G-Sync feature.

Furthermore, if you want to save up, then go for the lower budgeted monitors that Dell provides you. And go for the AMD FreeSync gaming monitors, such as the Acer XR342CKP.

However, if you’re good on the budget and that’s not a concern for you, then the Dell Alienware AW3418DW would be right for you then.

In Conclusion

Overall, Alienware has developed a magnificent gaming monitor. So if you’re looking for an aesthetic design that is widescreen and yet has an impressive performance, then the Alienware AW3418DW is it.

Although the monitor is a bit expensive and will cost you $800, if it’s very well within your budget, then, by all means, go for the AW3418DW.

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2 thoughts on “Alienware AW3418DW Review 2020 – 120Hz G-SYNC UltraWide Gaming Monitor

  1. Hi, Jose.
    I was not knowing Alienware is from Dell. Thanks for the comprehensive review of  AW3418DW gaming monitor. I could sense why the price is on the higher side due to G Sync.
    Apart from butter like graphics, what else G-Sync do for the gaming? My son is excessively on mobile gaming, will it be more pleasurable on AW3418DW?
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

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