With the unveiling of the Alienware AW3423DW earlier this year, Dell created quite a stir in the world of gaming monitors. In our hands-on review of the AW3423DW, we were blown away by the magnificent QD-OLED display, wide color gamut, superb contrast, and 175Hz screen. The $1,299 cost, though, is definitely beyond of many players’ financial ranges. So today Alienware unveiled the AW3423DWF, a new member of the family with a similar moniker but a $1,099 price tag.

A 34-inch WQHD (3440 x 1440) QD-OLED panel with a 0.1ms GtG reaction time and an 1800R curve is still included in the AW3423DWF. This implies that inky blacks, a large color range, and color homogeneity are all still features that exist today. The maximum refresh rate, however, has slightly dropped from 175Hz to 165Hz.

Additionally, the AW3423DWF’s all-black theme replaces the white and black design of the AW3423DW (Alienware calls the color Dark Side of the Moon). The total footprint is also smaller to better fit users with smaller desks.

Alienware AW3423DWF Specs

Panel Type / Backlight Quantum Dot
Organic Light Emitting Diode
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio 34 inches / 21:9
Curve Radius: 1800mm
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate 3440×1440 @ 165 Hz
FreeSync Premium Pro
Native Color Depth & Gamut 10-bit / DCI-P3
Response Time (GTG) 0.1ms
Brightness (mfr) 250 nits SDR
1,000 nits HDR
Contrast Infinite
Speakers None
Video Inputs 2x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
Audio 2x 3.5mm output
USB 3.2 1x up, 4x down
Power Consumption 51w, brightness @ 200 nits
Panel Dimensions WxHxD w/base 32.1 x 16.36-20.69 x 12.04 inches
(815.25 x 415.57-525.57 x 305.71mm)
Weight 13.82 pounds (6.9kg)
Warranty 3 years

There are some other noticeable hardware changes regarding port layout. Whereas the AW3423DWF came with two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 connector, the AW3423DWF flips that arrangement, offering one HDMI 2.0 port and two DisplayPort 1.4s. However, you’ll still find two 3.5mm audio-out ports and four downstream USB 3.2 ports.