( 4.9 Average / 14 Ratings )
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This is just spectacular! Had my concerns with Ultrawide screens vs going for 4k Tv. But wanted to take advantage of those 120hz and Gsync so went for it... no regrets, everyone that lays eyes on it loves it!
Got lucky i assume as backlight bleed is very minimal on the corners. Overclocked in a few easy button presses and my games on Ultra at 120FPS without a single Hiccup!
the issue? price! really pissed me off that other monitors with similar specs are way cheaper just cause they have AMD Freesync...
Big and beautiful!!
Still need to test the fps and will update the review.
This was the hardest decision in my entire build, I knew I wanted something high resolution/high refresh. I knew I was probably going to be disappointed at 1080p, and didn't really care about 2k/144hz. I bought this on a sale knowing the PG35VQ would likely be coming out this year. I was initially planning on selling this used and picking up the Asus whenever it was going to be released; having had this beast for several months now, with the PG35VQ no where in sight, I can honestly say I'll be sticking with this hog. 0 dead pixels, minimal backlight bleed, IPS, G-Sync, 120hz, UW, I can't ask for anything better, when it's on sale, grab one. Only gripe is that the DP cable that came with mine would cause black screens on any setting above 60hz, amazon basics cable fixed that issue right up. Just try to make sure you're using a 1070 (preferably ti)+ in tandem.
My unit I received has some IPS glow in the corners. Additionally, when I tried to clean my monitor with some water sprayed onto a microfiber cloth it left these small black dots behind, seen only on the off state luckily. They started to fade, but it just worried me at first.
Pros: Holy hell this thing is sexy.
Cons: Maybe too sexy... Expensive, try and get it during a sale. Stand is sturdy but massive.
Amazing Monitor!! Always used 24"-27" monitors, so was a bit worried that this would give me troubles especially whilst gaming, but the heavy bend definitely makes up for it. I don't ever have to turn my head! (only to see 2nd monitor)
After a bit of manual calibration, the visuals are incredible.
The design of the monitor looks super clean, is sturdy (I got wild kitten that can confirm this -.-) and the build in menu is simple to use!
34 inches. 3440x1440. 120Hz. G-Sync. Need I say more? I just wish it was 144Hz, but well worth the trade-off.
The most stunning part of the build by far. I'm not sure why Alienware doesn't ship this overclocked to 120hz out of the box, it seems like the first thing just about everyone would do. I had read about issues with the gamma being low on the Alienware version of this screen (the Predator X34p uses the same screen but calibrated differently), but I don't notice any darkness issues.
Fantastic monitor! First one had an issue where it wouldn't come out of sleep mode. I called Dell and they literally overnighted another one. New one works without issue. Nothing better than almost 4k on an Ultrawide.
One of the best monitors money can buy, and it shows. The switch from an OLD Dell D2405FPW I got for Christmas back in 2005, is just unbelievable. 60hz to 120hz means there is no going back to lower refresh rates. Side by side with the old Dell, the laggy response time of the old monitor is extremely apparent. Colors and brightness and viewing angles are top notch for IPS. I will note that it is sad to say that the old Dell had better blacks, as the D2405FPW was Dell's flagship monitor back in it's day. The backlight bleed on the AW3418DW is acceptable and you WON'T see it unless you're playing a dark game (Resident Evil 2 Remake), or watching a dark movie (Pitch Black?).