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Alienware AW3418DW 34" Curved Gaming Monitor $1031.42 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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great price.. Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor: AW3418DW

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    Cracker price. Is this a historical low?

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    also worth noting that the "stand" is free with the monitor

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      you're not comparing apples with apples.

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        Possibly comparing apples with aliens?

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    I have the model up. Make sure you have desk space for this. The stand is large.

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      While the stand is large, only some parts actually touch your desk. I have a corner desk and it fits perfectly into the space. You can fit stuff all around the legs too.

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    Thoughts on anything better coming out in 2020?

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      LG 48in OLED :)

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        Yes, I have a 55" Hisense OLED in the living room and bought an ultrawide VA 34" monitor last year but wanna upgrade that to the 48" OLED :D

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        I can't wait for these to come out!!!

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      There will be a few better models coming out this year. There are some non-ultrawides hitting 360hz. So it would be a good guess to see some 240hz ultrawide. But they will be much more expensive. This is a pretty nice deal for a top end current model. I paid $1200ish for the model up a few weeks back and I am super happy.

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      Well the AW3420DW is already out if that's what you mean?

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    Does anyone have views on how this stacks up to more recent releases?

    Is it worth this over a ghetto kogan one?

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      Not really a factor for a gaming monitor.

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        It can be if you use the second input for a console.

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          If you can afford this screen, I'm sure you would have headphones or speakers connecting straight to the console rather than for some reason routing through the monitor.

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            @onlinepred: You need space for speakers, though. So it is worth letting people know.

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              @syousef: Need space for the monitor too haha

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                @onlinepred: Yes but you need even more for a set of speakers. And it's an extra cost.

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                  @syousef: I'm just being a douche here but you also need space for a computer, mouse, keyboard, cables, console, headphone rack, mic, led lights, desk lamp, figurines, power board, modem, router, external hard drives, ups, cat, dog, hamster cage etc. Just so they know they need space on their desk. None of these come with the monitor so they are an extra cost. Assume they have a desk though.

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          You can connect the speakers to the monitor via 3.5mm jack. When you change input source on the screen it also picks up audio from your HDMI via console.

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    Will this monitor support freesync with an AMD card? Or it misses out since its not a new model?

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    Can the stand be replaced with anything else? Desk space is tight..

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      I imagine you can hook it up to a monitor arm and fix that to your desk. It's not exactly a light monitor so it could be expensive.

      Actually, here is a reddit thread:

      https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/comments/965ca6...

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        legend, thank you

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          Msy sells one which can take the weight.

          I think the screen alone weighs like 11 kg or something

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      Other dell stands can be used if you can source one

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    This is a good price for this monitor. Very nicely designed.

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    Can anyone recommend a good business monitor?

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      Benq GW series (any) are great value for $$

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      Even I am looking for a 34inch Curved Monitor for home primarily for some office work at home and media browsing for son. Any recommendations?

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        I use this at home for gaming, media and for work. It's a great monitor.

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      I use this for work - as in clients in the room with it. With the lights off it looks fantastic and always gets some nice remarks - is that what you meant about business? It's IPS, quite accurate colour replication (gamma is one level too high) and the ultrawide is awesome for productivity.

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      While we're talking completely off topic, can someone recommend a good business car?

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        Delorian

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          It requires 1.21 jigawatts :(

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    Goes to press BUY button….out of stock :(

    Only 12 units sold to get it there too

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    Back in stock with more than 10 available as at 6:15pm, just ordered one.
    Get on it!

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    Back in stock! Run run and get em!

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    I had a gut feeling that it will be back in stock shortly, so I have been refreshing every 10 mins. All my effort has been paid off, just hope it arrives before my flight this week and claim TRS.

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      How on earth are you gonna claim TRS on a 10kg bulky monitor

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        There is a custom office at Melbourne airport arrival hall, you just need to show it to the officer, show them the item, they will stamp your receipt, check it in, then present the stamped receipt after immigration at TRS counter. Done

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          You're gonna check in a monitor?

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          For $100 you’ll check in a $1000 monitor ??? Yikes ! Lol you sir are a brave man!

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            @scud70: Unless what he meant was to show the monitor before checking in, and then he actually not check it in and ask friend to bring back. Still, that's a bit of effort for 100 bucks

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      The box is ENORMOUS - you will not be claiming this at TRS, guaranteed. Not worth the effort.

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    Quick question - who does dell's Ebay site ship through - Auspost?…just trying to time a delivery as am off overseas this week and wont be home if i order it

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      Estimated delivery 29-30 jan, contact them ask if you can change shipping date

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    I bought one of these for my son in a sale a while ago and paid 1180 odd bucks. The screen looks great. Lovely overall aesthetics and the 120hz oc looks buttery smooth with a nice graphics card.

    Great monitor and for 1000 bucks is a steal. I know someone will probably give birth to a whale, but really anything more than 120hz vs 144hz refresh? I doubt 99.9999 percent of the population could actually tell difference with any statistical level of variance.

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    There seems to be a general consensus of IPS being superior to VA, why is that exactly?

    I got a VA monitor to replace an IPS one recently and I'm really enjoying the better contrast and colours. I know that VA viewing angles are inferior but I can't see how this would matter for a monitor (which typically is used by one person at a time). Am I missing something?

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      It's the vertical angles that makes a big difference too. I can stand up or have people next to me looking down and the screen is perfectly visible.

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      Typically VA has superior contrast where IPS has better viewing angles and usually colour replication. I read that viewing angles was more important on an ultrawide monitor because you can get colour and brightness shift from looking from the center of the screen to the outer edges.

      Does that matter to you, would you even notice if you weren't told about it? I read that IPS usually suffers from back light bleed more than VA but I don't notice that so it's not a big deal for me.

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        Exactly what ^ says. Plus with the curved ultrawides, you want the IPS perks for image consistency across the angle created by the curve

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      After using an OLED TV I have trouble going back to IPS, or even worse TN. Contrast is king and it's why VA (3000:1) generally has better picture quality than IPS (1000:1).

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      It's simple - generally speaking:

      • TN - response time
      • VA - best contrast
      • IPS - best colours

      Depending on what you're after, each of these serve their purpose, but generally IPS is considered the most sought after for monitors as it's best for 'most' things

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        IPS wins for viewing angle as well closely followed by VA (TN is worse by miles).

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        This is nano-IPS. So great colour and fast response time. It is what all the new LGs run too.

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          Scratch that. That is the model above this one. Sorry

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      IPS displays are generally a pretty safe option when it comes to shopping for monitors. Whereas VA panels I think you will generally find varying qualities, with some being pretty bad.

      With that being said, a high quality VA panel can definitely be on par or even better than an IPS monitor when it comes to colour accuracy. With similar colour accuracy and inherently better contrast ratio, they can certainly be outright superior. With the caveat that you have to sit in front of it to get the most out it.

      In fact, you can even find high quality TN panels that are getting to the levels of high quality consumer IPS panels. But of course, the piss poor viewing angle is a deal breaker for most. They also sell poorly since any mention of "TN" is a huge boner kill for most people, so very little RD money goes into it now days.

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    What are you guys thoughts on this vs a LG 38" 75 Hz ultrawide for $300 more. Just purchased the 38" for the larger size, but tempted to go for this instead..

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    i need a bigger desk deal, ours is too shallow

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    Thanks OP! Bought one. Now only less than 5 left.

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      None left! :(

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    I really want an Ultrawide for gaming but I don't know if I could sacrifice going from 240hz to 120/144hz. I'm hoping soon we'll get UW 240hz monitors!

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      Back in stock so. i grabbed one. That's OP

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      From all the vids & tests I've watched, even like Linus crew & shroud struggles to pick the difference between 120 and 240 (at least in terms of game performance). Its nothing like 60 to 120hz. The experience however, of ultrawide curved has blown my mind. Sucks you right in

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    Has anyone received monitor yet? My order status is still "paid but not shipped".

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      Estimated delivery was 30th jan

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      Received mine today

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    So i received this today and have been sent the new AW3420DW and been issues a revised invoice for that product, guess they over sold the old model.

    Quite the steal….

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      ditto, i check here all the time for deals, so stoked w/ this i made an account to say thanks RogueWolf =]

      Intrepid, did you get a white one?

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        Ahh yes i did, am pondering changing the case i was going to build in as a result actually.

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          haha! yeah i have a black case so it matches from the front, fine by me! good luck with the build mate

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        thats awesome.. enjoy!

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      Reckon you could upload a pic? My order keeps getting pushed back and hoping to use something to convince Dell to help a brother out ;)

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    Also received 3420 today instead!