Alienware AW3423DWF review: A nion to the OLED gaming monitor thrown over a wheel



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    Expert’s Ratings were given by the experts.


    • A good contrast ratio has been found.
    • Colors and precision are all over the top.
    • A great tempo makes me feel bare.
    • Performance remarkable in HDR.
    • The cost is too low.


    • The stand’s a bit too large.
    • Don’t require a USB-C port.
    • The maximum brightness of HDR is not so bright.

    Our Verdict

    The Alienware AW3423DWF will improve on its predecessor, but saves the price by $200 to just $1,099. The best gaming monitor is even better than before.

    Alienwares, the world’s first screen with an ultra-wide OLED display, demolished its competition when it arrived in 2022 at an MSRP of a mere 1299 dollars. Despite the cost of its expensive monitors, it undercuts the competing OLED and Mini-LED monitors by hundreds of dollars. Yet Alienware was apparently happy about that and has launched an even cheaper follow-up: the AW3423DWF. In most cases, it has its predecessors but lowers the price to $1,099.

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    Expansion-compatibles AW3423DWF: These are the specs.

    The AW3423DWF at Alienware is exactly like its predecessor, the AW3423DW, that is still sold today. What’s the difference on the part? All it takes is adaptive sync.

    • The size of the crate: 34 inches deep in size.
    • Usually, the population is more like the average.
    • QD-OLED panel type: AQ-A-LED.
    • He did a refresh at 165 Hz.
    • HDR: Yes,
    • Onex HDMI 2.0, Twox DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x Audio & Headphone out.
    • Stand: Yes.
    • VESA hat, yes, yes!
    • Speakers: No.
    • Pricing: $1,099.

    Alienware AW3423DWF supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and VESA Adapative Sync, while the prior AW3423DW only supports Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate. The new AW3423DWF has one HDMI 2.0 and two DisplayPort 1.4, the older AW3423DW has two HDMI 2.0 and one DisplayPort 1.4. Finally, the AW3423DWF has a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, and the AW3423DW in the past has a slightly higher refresh rate of 175Hz.

    Alienware AW3423DWF: Design.

    Alienware hasnt changed the AW3423DWF design and its predecessor has no noticeable exception, but that’s just black. The black colorway is less popular than white; this is due to the fact that it has no two-tone motif for the white model, which uses white and black panels to match the concept with white and black panels.

    The new monitor seems like its own design and sturdy, which is good news. The large plastic stand is a very large beast for its size. That monitor is among the most durable and impressive ever.

    The Alienware AW3423DWF is available only in Black, but has its very robust design.

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    It fits comfortably in the ground and swivel as well as in one direction. It’s heavy enough to keep the monitor planted and dampen movement even if you accidentally bump the desk. While the stand is still too big and deep, the display looks a little closer to what it was expected. Alternatively, the monitor is mounted on an VESA-standard 100x100mm mounted mount to secure a third-party monitor stand.

    Alienware AW3423DWF: Features and menus and menus.

    The Alienware AW3423DWF reduces its port selection by increasing the DisplayPort inputs.

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    They’re both DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.0 on the AW3423DWF rear. This is another improvement over the earlier, more expensive AW3423DW. Why? HDMI 2.0 can only assist in recording a refresh rate of 100Hz at the main monitor. Add an HDMI to DisplayPort, which makes it easy to use a second analog output at full 165Hz refresh rate.

    It’s a complete USB-A port. Two of these are the monitors’ front lip, so that they have easy access. They are driven by the USB-B upstream port. USB-C is not included on the monitor. This is a disclaimer for a gaming monitor, but at least one USB-C input would be preferred.

    Alienware is the AW3423DWF menu system.

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    Alienwares menu system is based on a joystick crouching behind the musk of the bottom bezel. Having easy access is possible and responding in response to input quick. You don’t need to be able to navigate such a menu because it’s well-ecorated and sorted, and it is easily accessible.

    The monitor has a wide range of performance-enhancing improvements such as sRGB and DCI-P3 modes, several color temperature and gamma adjustments, and RGB color adjustment for hue, gain and saturation. There are a few annoyances: for example, the color temperature enables the color calibration of the colour sizings in a second. Yet these options should help creators adapt the monitor according to their needs. This is good news if you want to use this monitor to write or publish photos, video or graphic designs.

    Floppy, MRT – “Alteredware”: SDR image quality of the user’s.

    The original Alienware AW3423DW image quality was very excellent, thus placing it in the top of our selection of the best gaming monitors. The ADF is adapted to the standard set by the ADF. The panel is made of the same QD-OLED panel and delivers the same performance in testing.

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    The Intelligence A-433DWFs dwindling brightness is 250 nits, a smidge higher than the 246 nits used in the previous model. This is an OLED monitor’s good SDR brightness. This is an older version, or the new Acer Model CG48, that is similar to the standard 42-inch and 48-inch widescreen screen, and has doubled up the Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240. There is no doubt that this monitor uses the LG panel that may be found in different OLED-based monitors between 2023 and 2023.

    On the contrary, 250 nits is not bright to the Asus ProArt ProArt PA348CGV, our favorite ultra-wide monitor. It has a large-smart screen with no OLED or Mini-LED technology. The Alienware has a glossy display coat that is perfect for reflection. A light source like a sunlit window or a 60-watt LED bulb can make the viewing uncomfortable. OLED remains the best option for dark rooms with good light control.

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    The contrast ratio means that the situation is practically infinite. The exact contrast ratio of OLED panels can vary (Alienware claims 1,000,000:1), but this number isn’t an useful guide. In practice, all of the observable monitors in the graph above achieve the perfect white level in a dark room.

    The Asus ProArt PA348CGV, which has a side-lit LED backlight, only a few dimming zones provide a much lower contrast ratio of 1120:1. This is good for a screen in its price range, but the difference between these two devices and the AW3423DWF is obvious. The Asus ProArt looks hazy and foggy in dark scenes. The drama is dull – like The Batman, and darkened movies, like the Dive Witch, or that of Red Village.

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    The Alienware AW3423DWF achieves over 100 percent of sRGB, 99 percent of DCI-P3, and 95 percent of adobe. In the test, the Alienware does the highest ranking of monitors that have similar prices. Their results make the competition very good. All of the monitors that show up in the graph above are all top-ranked performers.

    In everyday use, with gaming, and on films, this produces an oversaturated and vibrant image that looks great in most situations. It is very visible in colorful, colourful content like Overwatch 2, or Pixars Rio. The wide spectrum is suitable for virtually every content creation. Those who want better performance will need a professional monitor such as the $3,500 Asus ProArt PA32DC.

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    Color accuracy is amazing, too. It technically scores that aren’t as high as the standard AW3423DW, however, it’s not generally noticeable. In fact, all the monitors on the above graph are accurate enough that they could be used for a wide variety of professional workflows, and all the while in daily use and entertainment, they look realistic.

    The Alienware AW 3423DWF proved well in the gamma and color test. I’ve described the preferred gamma curve of 2,2, which means content is almost as bright as expected. A color temperature of 6200k, which is slight, but not very fast the goal of 6500k. This is a happy, inviting image. As we mentioned earlier, the monitor has various modes of color choice and gamma preset, so it’s possible to install another camera for those who prefer different settings.

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    If the AW3423DWF achieves outstanding image quality, it’s still suffering from a problem that hasn’t been encountered as far as it’s predecessor. The monitor’s resolution of 3401440 reaches about 110 pixels per inch. This is just as a 24-inch widescreen, but considerably less than a 30-inch 4K monitor.

    The QD-OLED panel has an uncommon triangular RGB subpixel layout. Windows doesn’t expect this layout but a large percentage of images is re-shaped out of small fonts and interfaces. Not a dealbreaker, but it can make them more attractive and difficult to read. Problems, which usually have larger fonts, are less obvious in games. For those that are right, the Alienware AW3423DWF looks brilliantin fact, I subjectively like it more than I did when I reviewed its predecessor, the AW3423DW. I had the chance to test a lot of competitors to Alienwares OLED over the past year and found that even though most are good, none of them beat Alienwares QD-OLED panel overall (except for the Asus ProArt PA32DC, but isn’t in a lot of other games).

    Alienware AW3423DWF: Quality of HDR image.

    The Alienware AW3423DWF delivers an HDR experience that, while not perfect, is significantly better than its predecessor.

    First, the bad news: This is a blind spot in its display and not as perfect as most of the ones in the latest model; it can only display an exaggeration in brightness when light becomes a low digit. I measured a maximum brightness of 306 nits of Full-screen HDR and a maximum brightness of 453 nits when only 10 percent of the light was lit. LED and Mini-LED displays often achieve and sustain 500 to 600 nits full-screen. This brings the AW3423DWF into trouble when it shows such bright scenes as snowy mountaintops. It never looks like a simple and brillant rival.

    However, OLEDs must never be forgotten. When a monitor is able to achieve perfect black intensity, it can give it the effect of the brightness it delivers on dark scenes. The neon signs of Cyberpunk 2077 seem to get from the scene, while the starry sky of Interstellar is presented at a high contrast. The Alienware AW3423DWF is perfect for dark, moody, and high-contrast content.

    The AW3423DWF drastically improves its brightness of the original. The newest software used to test and test the AW3423DW revealed noticeable shifts in the monitor’s brightness when transitioning between bright and dark scenes or when moving bright windows across an dark background. That was a major distraction in daily use. Alienware seized these issues with firmware updates (and a quick download of Dell support forums shows that the users have also noticed that).

    I also noticed that the AW3423DWF has several HDR images presets that I don’t remember seeing on the previous model, including a custom color mode with six axis customization. This is an exceptionally rare and very valuable feature in a mainstream HDR monitor. Most HDR monitors lock image customization on the high-end mode.

    I still don’t completely satisfied with the HDR performance of the Alienware AW3423DWF, but most of its problems are shared with other affluent OLED monitors. Insbesondere for the higher-light reasons, mini-LED monitors are often better for HDR. The Alienware AW3423DWF is still a good performer overall, and completely denolishes older monitors with edge-lit LED backlights, and fixes the prior models’ shortcomings.

    Alienware AW 3423DWF: Motion clarity.

    Overall performance is good on the Alienware AW3423DWF, even if its motion clarity is lacking.

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    The AW3423DWF of Alienware is currently on offer at 165Hz. This is a slightly lower-grade from the maximum refresh rate of 175Hz of AW3423DW, but the difference isn’t significant. Motion is excellent in general, with great motion clarity that makes small details of the quick moving objects visible. For example, OLED’s fast pixel response time reduces damage to clarity even better when the refresh is lower. So, since the refresh rate is reduced to 60 Hz, clarity can be better than average.

    Alienware was hampered compared to new 240Hz OLED monitors as seen on LG’s latest panel. There are some examples of the Corsair Xeneon Flex and the LG Ultragear 27GR95QE-B. These monitors provide better asymmetry in fine details. For example, character names in MOBA and MMORPG games often are readable while panning the camera on a 240Hz monitor, but at 165.

    Even so, the AW3423DWF’s overall performance is great and should please the vast majority of gamers. It can’t hold a set rate of almost 255Hz, no matter how high a frame rate of 240Hz.

    The AW3423DWF officially supports the AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and VESA Adaptive Sync standards, and can unofficially support G-Sync. AW3423DW only supports Nvidia G-Sync. This makes the new AW3423DWF more versatile, and the AW3423DW is better for Nvidia video cards. In practice, both the two skinnys appear in a single sphere.

    Should you buy the Alienware AW3423DWF?

    The AW3423DWF – great ultra-wide monitor that successfully defends its throne against new models like OLED and Mini-LED. The picture quality as the predecessor and many other errors improve the price. Take no mistake. This is a great gaming monitor.



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