Alienware AW3418DW 34" Curved Gaming Monitor $1189.40 Delivered @ Dell

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Dell Alienware gaming monitor at 40% off + $100 off with discount code
You can also get 8.40% cashback with Cashrewards, that makes the price $1089.49

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  • +1 vote

    cheapest ever nice find big rip at jb hifi

  • +1 vote

    Ugh, I don't need this rn but I kinda want it!

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    anyone got one of these? tossing up between this and the x34p

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      Dell has better warranty, advanced RMA. X34P is cheaper, also depends on which aesthetic you prefer.

    • +1 vote

      Personally would buy in store or second hand, these high refresh IPS panels in the past have had very poor quality control, and would be a pain in the ass to have to send back to Dell if you get such a panel with high backlight bleeding or dead pixels.
      (From someone who had to go through 2 X34P's in store and then settled on buying second hand.)
      This is a good deal though, if you want to take that risk, though the X34P can be found for $250 less with the exact same panel so up to you

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        i thought Dell was a lot better to deal with as they send you a new one first and pay for the postage of the return one?

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          Yes, Dell are among the best, but the problem I had was the level of backlight bleed I had that was unacceptable to me in a $1000 monitor was perfectly acceptable to them until I went in store and specifically pointed out where the dead pixels/backlight bleeding was. It's the same process in the end but ultimately less hassle in store as you aren't left waiting

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        Smart! I have one of these which I bought from the factory outlet, total of $689. The box it comes in literally is like a bar fridge box! It's chest height and wide, very wide.

        The delivery driver said that was the biggest monitor box her ever seen.

        Mine is running at 144hz, based on below comments it might be a slightly different model. Edit, checked, mines a HW version and was $689

        Love the quality though, it's the right resolution for spotting enemy aircraft in DCS, but then I got hooked on VR :)

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      I've got one of these and there's two x34s in my family (not x34p). I think it boils down to aesthetic preference really.
      The Dell warranty was okay, mine had some issues and needed a return. Dell were a pain in the ass to deal with and were only offering a refund for a long time (which sucks since you typically buy it on a discounted price and would need to rebuy at the regular price).

      When they finally approved the return (after 3 months due to low "replacement" stock) then it was a seamless experience.

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      I've owned both.
      Go with this.
      Better warranty, better build quality.
      X34p is hit or miss and people online have reported issues. I had to rma my x34p as well due to flickering.

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      I have this monitor, can vouch it is the better one. Used a few different types at stores and ended up on this :)

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      bought one, dell shipped it overnight! amazing

  • +1 vote

    Also works the 49" Ultrasharp ( https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell-ultrasharp-49-curved-mo...) for those that missed out on the pricing error (like me!)

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      Looks like you need a 2080ti if you want to game. Very nice for productivity!

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      Might still be available via chat man. Try and ask a few diff people!
      Edit: But don't tell me if it works out because I've been fence sitting on buying one for weeks, and have chosen not to lol

      • +1 vote

        hahaha, we are on the same boat mate. I have cancelled the order already, otherwise I will end up buying an extra eGPU and larger desk to fit the monitor if I pulled the trigger to buy it.

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    The spec info says native resolution 120hz. I'm sure other people have said it'd native 100 but 120(oc). Can anyone confirm?

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    Got a Asus PG349Q recently but still have to say this is very good deal for this model from Dell.

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    Are there working codes for other smaller screens? I checked on the website but I couldn't find any. How did you find the SPECIAL100?

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    This one will be on sale more often as the new model released.

  • +2 votes

    Is this better than LG? It's similarly priced.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LG-UltraGear-34GK950F-B-34-Ultra...

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      That's a great price for that monitor. Got me considering it now.
      3440x1440
      IPS
      144hz
      1ms

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        That’s a great find. That’s the one on my list. But I would need to upgrade my gtx1080. Will wait till 7nm GeForce and then pull the trigger.

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      I think they are different panels (Nano IPS?) but in any case the LG is Freesync whereas the Dell is G-sync.

    • +2 votes

      The LG has a better display with IPS nano and 144Hz with FreeSync 2 and HDR400 only

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      Would you need to pay tax for this product with inventory coming from NZ >1k

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        I believe the product is coming from Australia despite the item location being noted in NZ. The reason for my belief is 1) the seller's website (outside eBay) redirects to their Australia site and they say they have physical presence in Australia, 2) the price on the Australian website is identical to their eBay price which includes GST on their website, 3) there is no mention of GST or import charges on the eBay site - international sale always mention those charges. If you have operations in both countries (although headquartered in NZ), why would you not fulfil the order from the Australian operation? I have placed an order last night so can let you know if there is any issue.
        https://www.pbtech.com/au/product/MONLGL33495/LG-UltraGear-3...

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          Looks like they’ve taken the listing down?

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          I messaged them, they confirmed they don’t have warehouse in AU, the goods will be sent from NZ, and returns will have to go through them. So most likely you would need to pay extra GST, even if not, I would be concerned about warranty.

          • +2 votes

            @Lastora: This is what I was told by one of their sales reps: “ We ship from NZ, however all duty and tax are taken care of, Tax is charged in the check out and Duty is spread out over all parcels from that day so we cover the cost of it. We have an Australian Business number also.”

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          Hey @tupac has your monitor arrived? Mine has been stuck in Sydney since Friday and it's supposed to come to Melbourne.

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          The seller also confirmed that duty and taxes are already taken care of. So I'm not sure what the hold up could be.

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      thanks for the link.
      did some reading, and ended up buying the LG.
      funnily enough, it's the same seller that i bought my 27 inch monitor from.

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      After tossing and turning over the LG vs the Alienware, I ended going with the LG (primarily for the 144hz native). Thanks OP and Tupac!

  • +3 votes

    I bought this in May, around $900 after cashback, I am quite happy with the performance, highly recommended as a gaming monitor.

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    was going to buy this in may but i was too late by several seconds. then i bought the kogan 34" for $449 and i love it

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      wow that is cheap, I was reading these comments just because I have a dell 34" at work, however I'd never have imagined getting one for home because they cost so much, but for 449 I could be in.

      2 questions, is it curved? And is it good enough for gaming? I don't game personally but just curious as at that prices you could almost buy 3 for one of these

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    Anyone used this with a MacBook Pro and has any issues?

    • +1 vote

      Just did some research, as I am planning to use this monitor with a macbook (for work) as well as my gaming PC (for gaming obviously). Looks like the monitor only supports 100hz+ refresh rate via the DisplayPort and the monitor only has one. The HDMI port only supports 30hz or 60hz (couldn't get a clear answer on this) So if you're looking to use this monitor with more than one device and want 100hz+ then you either need to go through the hassle of unplugging/replugging the DP cable each time, or get a DP switcher. It seems most DP switchers only support 60hz and to get one that supports 100hz I think would cost several hundred dollars.

      Anywho this is kind of a deal breaker for me now.

  • +1 vote

    I don't mind the specs on alienware/predator monitors but boy do they look gross

    • +1 vote

      With the LEDs switched off, this one actually looks a bit smarter than the impression given by pics of it, at least from the front. Would still prefer it with an UltraSharp-style rectangular base stand, though.

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    Just ordered one, thanks

  • +1 vote

    Love mine. Got it from the May deal. Very happy with it.

  • +4 votes

    It is an amazing monitor and I have never regretted my own purchase when I got it for ~$1400.

    Main differences for me to the X34P are:

    Alienware has:
    - NO power brick - the X34P requires one
    - Preferred the very clean look of the Alienware over the X34P - did not like the Predator logo bottom centre of the screen, Alienware has no logo. Personal preference only.
    - LED lighting is located on the back of the monitor, which I preferred - X34P has them on the bottom edge of the screen
    - Stand more solid and stable, some reviews said the X34P could wobble slightly on desks
    - Dell warranty

    I think both are great choices, but the Alienware ticked all my boxes.

    Monitor comparisons below:

    MONITOR Signal Processing Response Time Average Lag
    Acer Predator X34 5.25ms 3.95ms 9.20ms
    Acer Predator X34P 5.25ms 3.95ms 9.00ms
    Asus ROG Swift PG348Q 5.30ms 3.90ms 9.20ms
    Alienware AW3418DW 0.35ms 3.45ms 3.80ms
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      The Alienware does have a logo, it's just not as noticeable on the bottom centre of the screen.

      • +1 vote

        It is the word "ALIENWARE", not a picture of an alien head (ie: their logo).

        If you consider that their logo, I leave that to you.

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    I get this monitor is primarily for PC gaming, but can anyone comment about how it goes with an Xbox one connected via HDMI?

    I hear the Xbox won't display at 21:9. Will it display at 16:9 at 1440p.. or are you stuck with 1080p?

    • +1 vote

      Yep 16:9 1440p

      It’s much worse plugging your Switch in haha

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      XBOX does not support 21:9 and extensive research I did says it never will.

      I am hoping Scarlett will be the first to change this though.

  • +2 votes

    Brought one thanks. I ended up getting $90.82 back in cashback. Total = $1,098.58‬

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      Weird. I got $91.91. I think they calculate the cashback without the 10% GST. $1189.40/1.1 x 0.085 = $91.91

  • +1 vote

    One of my better purchases over the past five years, I couldn't imagine going back to a non-curved, 1080p monitor after experiencing this bad boy (especially for gaming).

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    Thanks for posting this. I ordered one.

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      Does the shopback 11% or cashback 9% include the Special100 promo?

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        Yes, Cashrewards does.

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          Bugger. Just ordered mine yesterday with 8.5% cash back from cashrewards.

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          Just messaged and asked sb/dell, sb says "With regard to your inquiry about the promo code, if the code is not listed on ShopBack's website and you have used it in your order, I'm afraid that you will not be eligible for cashback. " About to cancel my order haha

          Anyone got tracked cashback from shopback?

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    Looks like the click frenzy coupon doesn't stack but Special100 still works. Anyone got a better deal?

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    Did this monitor get any further discounted?

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