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Alienware Rolls Out More Affordable 34-inch QD-OLED WQHD Gaming Monitor

The new Alienware AW3423DWF undercuts the previous AW3423DW by $200

 

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/alienware-rolls-out-more-affordable-34-inch-qd-oled-wqhd-gaming-mo...

 

Various improvements made. Hopefully they did not forget upgradable firmware this time around...

 

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Dell really putting the pressure on the newcomers to the qd oled scene to beat their pricing.  Samsungs version price leaked in europe is around 1700eu which is in todays market 1700us.  MSI vapor ware going have to try and beat 1100.  

The DWF appears to be an upgrade with more features but a downgrade in VRR from Gsync to Free Sync. The Gsync Ultimate is a huge Nvidia tax while nice but also handcuffed the DW in data output, fan noise, and a wider chassis.  Now DWF is thinner and allows console game 120hz refresh rates.  Case only come is black.

 

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HDMI 2.0.  smh.

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Almost identical in specifications.

AW3423DW = Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate compatible, Lunar Light bezel, DP 1.4 3440x1440 175Hz

AW3423DWF = AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatible, Dark Side of the Moon bezel, DP 1.4 3440x1440 165Hz

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@DELL-Chris M  user firmware upgradable I hope?

 

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I doubt that Alienware would deviate from past attitude about monitor firmware just for the AW3423DWF. None of the other 17 models were provided with public released firmware updates.

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AW2518HF
AW2521H
AW2521HF
AW2521HFA
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AW2523HF
AW2720HF
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AW3418DW
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AW3420DW
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AW3821DW
AW5520QF

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Ok. I was hoping they would because competitors in this segment do offer user upgradable firmware.

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Why let users upgrade awful firmware when you can deal with shipping replacement with months-long delays instead?

Dell is the King of spending dollars to save cents. 

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Don't forget you have to say a prayer while waiting, to improve your chances of getting a display replacement that has the upgraded firmware...

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...and even if you do get the updated firmware, disabling the popups also disables the automatic pixel/panel refresh so you'll likely end up with burn-in.

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