Save $200 on one of our favorite OLED gaming monitors — the Alienware AW3423DWF

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One of our favorite screens and one of our best gaming monitors, the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF, is on sale for just $799. That's $200 cheaper than its usual retail price. It is a great choice for a primary gaming monitor, especially with its superb color gamut, smooth frame motion, and immersive 1800R curved screen.

With its impressive Quantum Dot OLED screen, 165Hz refresh rate, and almost non-existent 0.1ms response time, this monitor was an easy pick for an Editor's Choice award and scored five stars in our review.  With no discernable cons, this is a truly impressive gaming monitor. The AW3423DWF is the second iteration of this monitor, with the previously released AW3423DW being slightly more expensive due to the inclusion of an Nvidia G-SYNC chip.

Alienware AW3423DWF 34-Inch QD-OLED Gaming Monitor: now $799 at Dell

Alienware AW3423DWF 34-Inch QD-OLED Gaming Monitor: now $799 at Dell (was $999)
One of our favorite gaming monitors and 5-star Editor's Choice award winner, the Alienware AW3423DWF has $200 knocked off of its usual retail price. With a Quantum Dot OLED display and an immersive 1800R curve on a 34-inch panel, this gaming monitor shines with its motion clarity, inky blacks, and picture quality. 

The Quantum Dot technology used in the AW3423DWF adds a light-emitting substance printed on a layer of film that can be placed in front of the OLED array and then emit its own colors when the pixels are excited by light energy, which produces an amazing color response and gamut to enhance your viewing experience whilst gaming or viewing media. 

When reviewing the Alienware AW3423DWF we pointed out the stunning performance in both SDR and HDR content, with the AW3423DWF performing exceptionally well straight out of the box without any calibration. The Alienware AW3423DWF’s QD-OLED panel delivers a stunning picture that’s on another level from even the very best LCD panels. With super smooth motion and very low input lag, it’s hard to imagine a better gaming monitor.

Stewart Bendle
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Stewart Bendle is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.

  • MiniITXEconomy
    This damn monitor is always $800, which I like, but, you know... just make it $800 🤣
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  • vanadiel007
    What's even more important is to highlight is the 3 year warranty coverage. I had mine replaced 3 times in the past 1.5 years, without any issues. I am on monitor #4 now.

    I for sure thought they were going to give me a hard time when I wiped off the protective coating from the screen in the top left corner. They exchanged it without blinking an eye.

    Very satisfied with the warranty, and I am not affiliated with Dell or anything like that. Just explaining my own experience with this monitor.
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  • anonymousdude
    vanadiel007 said:
    What's even more important is to highlight is the 3 year warranty coverage. I had mine replaced 3 times in the past 1.5 years, without any issues. I am on monitor #4 now.

    I for sure thought they were going to give me a hard time when I wiped off the protective coating from the screen in the top left corner. They exchanged it without blinking an eye.

    Very satisfied with the warranty, and I am not affiliated with Dell or anything like that. Just explaining my own experience with this monitor.

    Warranty also covers burn-in and they do advance RMA too. Part of the reason i bought this monitor close to launch. I've had generally good experiences with Dell and their RMA process as well. Went through a laptop and a couple of monitors and they never gave me the runaround. YMMV though.
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  • smokem420
    anonymousdude said:
    Warranty also covers burn-in and they do advance RMA too. Part of the reason i bought this monitor close to launch. I've had generally good experiences with Dell and their RMA process as well. Went through a laptop and a couple of monitors and they never gave me the runaround. YMMV though.
    I thought I had image rentention on mine. Called tech suppprt RMA and a new one was sent out. A week later the same thing happened a rectangle transparent box was there. I started playing around in the menu and alienware vison was on. I turned that off and poof it was gone. Dell tech support should of known about the issue.
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  • brandonjclark
    vanadiel007 said:
    What's even more important is to highlight is the 3 year warranty coverage. I had mine replaced 3 times in the past 1.5 years, without any issues. I am on monitor #4 now.

    I for sure thought they were going to give me a hard time when I wiped off the protective coating from the screen in the top left corner. They exchanged it without blinking an eye.

    Very satisfied with the warranty, and I am not affiliated with Dell or anything like that. Just explaining my own experience with this monitor.
    Monitor. Number. Four.

    Welp, I literally had one in my cart, forgot about it, and decided to come back to the chat to check it out.

    FOUR BAD MONITORS in one and a half years?

    WTF?
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  • vanadiel007
    brandonjclark said:
    Monitor. Number. Four.

    Welp, I literally had one in my cart, forgot about it, and decided to come back to the chat to check it out.

    FOUR BAD MONITORS in one and a half years?

    WTF?
    I guess I should have explained the 4 monitors, because it's not what you make it out to be.

    First monitor burn in after about 1 year, requested warranty repairs.
    Second monitor had a single pixel stuck on red, requested a new one.
    Third monitor I wiped off the protective screen film in the top left corner of the screen after a few months., requested a new one.
    Fourth monitor all good.
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  • brandonjclark
    vanadiel007 said:
    Third monitor I wiped off the protective screen film in the top left corner of the screen after a few months., requested a new one.


    What does this mean? You had oily fingers and were literally rubbing your monitor with your fingers (like, a lot of rubbing)?

    Or is there some cheap protective film that just has no business being there as is easily removed?

    I'm so confused.
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  • vanadiel007
    brandonjclark said:
    What does this mean? You had oily fingers and were literally rubbing your monitor with your fingers (like, a lot of rubbing)?

    Or is there some cheap protective film that just has no business being there as is easily removed?

    I'm so confused.

    All the Samsung panels, including the ones used in this specific monitor, have a 3M coating that appears not to like Windex...

    There are supposed to be next generation panels coming out soon that use a different reflection technology and also a different screen finish.

    Alternatively the LG screens do not mind Windex as I have cleaned my LG OLED TV many times without any issues.
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  • brandonjclark
    vanadiel007 said:
    All the Samsung panels, including the ones used in this specific monitor, have a 3M coating that appears not to like Windex...

    There are supposed to be next generation panels coming out soon that use a different reflection technology and also a different screen finish.

    Alternatively the LG screens do not mind Windex as I have cleaned my LG OLED TV many times without any issues.


    Ahh, so this Dell monitor uses this Samsung, 3m-coated panel?

    And the LG's are not affected? (I literally use Windex as the go to, so that's nice to know)


    What monitor that has all of these features (1 for 1) around this price would you suggest?
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  • vanadiel007
    brandonjclark said:
    Ahh, so this Dell monitor uses this Samsung, 3m-coated panel?

    And the LG's are not affected? (I literally use Windex as the go to, so that's nice to know)


    What monitor that has all of these features (1 for 1) around this price would you suggest?
    I would go LG as they make their own OLED panels and the coating is not affected by Windex. My understanding based on reviews is that the new Samsung panels boast higher refresh rates and a better coating.
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