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Review: New Dell/Alienware Gaming Monitor Packs Serious Creative Punch
CRN reviews Dell’s new Alienware 34-inch QD-OLED and looked for an answer for a pressing question. Could a flashy gaming monitor be useful in the business world?
This review of Dell’s new Alienware 34-inch QD-OLED curved gaming monitor needs to come with a caveat: It’s meant for hardcore gamers. But the new technology offered here certainly translates to commercial users – creators will marvel at a quasi-OLED offering at this size. OLED is known for its quality of blacks and shadow coverage, a trait coveted by content creators of all kinds.
When the kind folks at Dell Technologies offered up an AW3423DW review unit for CRN to check out, we wanted to make sure we could demonstrate its utility for business users. Photographers, videographers, and graphic artists who have spent enough hours in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop will know: Screen quality matters in the editing process.
The Alienware beast is first and foremost a gaming monitor. And it’s meant for serious gamers – and the specs certainly justify the $1,299 price tag. (Really, there’s no comparable OLED monitor at this size, as mentioned in CRN’s news story). We needed an answer to the most pressing question: Could a tricked out monitor like this be useful in the business world?