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post #1 of 370 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 11:38 AM - Thread Starter
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Share at least some information about this monitor. thx
can anyone know what the matrix will be there?
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post #2 of 370 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 03:37 PM
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Kinda wish there were some reviews on this.. 3440x1440 IPS 120hz (overclocked) w/Gsync, Someone has to have something to say..

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Well, considering it's virtually identical to the X34 launched over two years ago, just with 20 more Hz, not much to say.

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Kinda wish there were some reviews on this.. 3440x1440 IPS 120hz (overclocked) w/Gsync, Someone has to have something to say..

My guess is alot of persons shopping for an ultrawide would've already picked up an x34 / pg348q and this monitor is probably not even on their radar.

First time I've heard of it myself.

Price isn't bad tho and it's on par with similar offerings. Dell usually has an excellent warranty system in place as well in case of any defects.

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Review is up!

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_alienware_aw3418dw.htm

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I ended up ordering one. I like what I see in this monitor. My only concern is the curve, 1900r could be a bit much..

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Review is up!

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_alienware_aw3418dw.htm

Good review

i ordered one over the PG348Q

it cost £200 GDP more than the ASUS but it seems the improvements over it make it worth while

cant wait its being delivered on Monday

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I picked this up during the $999 sale; moving up from a U3415W. My panel was able to hit 120hz with no coil whine or other aberrant symptoms related to high refresh rates.

That said, I did ultimately experience a couple issues that resulted in my request for an exchange:
  1. Significantly stronger BLB/IPS Glow in bottom left compared to rest of screen. Extremely distracting during gaming; highly illuminated in reference to surrounding blacks.
  2. Right side of screen has a visibly yellow tint compared to left. Not very noticeable until you stretch a lightish window over the middle of the monitor and drag it left/right, watching the hue of the white as it travels between sides. Once I was aware of it there was no escaping it during normal desktop use (not detectable during gaming). Very frustrating.

Other than these two issues, the monitor is incredible. This feels like pure buttery bliss with little to no quality loss coming from the U3415W (60hz no g-sync). Fingers crossed for a better lottery pick on the exchange!

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Does he also have a problem with scan lines?
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I also grabbed one during the $999 sale. My brother got one, too, so I have two to compare. Like in the TFT Central review, the glow (IPS glow and/or BLB...probably a combination of the two) originating from the bottom-left corner is seemingly unavoidable.

However, you can greatly reduce it by careful placement of the monitor in relation to your eyes:
  • Distance: 36-40" from eyes to screen
  • Height: such that your eyes are about 2/3 from the top of the screen (1/3 from bottom)
  • Brightness: keep with TFT Central's recommendation and don't exceed ~38

Following the above, the glow is no worse than in TFT Central's "backlight leakage" screenshot: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/images/dell_alienware_aw3418dw/P1190845.JPG

This was the only defect I experienced (annoying but not a deal breaker). Zero scan lines that I can tell. The rest of the monitor is flipping fantastic and mirrors TFT Central's review. 120Hz G-synced Witcher 3, DAI, MEA with a 1080Ti is pretty special.

cre3d, let us know how your replacement compares. Unfortunately, I have a feeling it'll be exactly the same. If you still have your current unit, give my steps a shot.
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