Alienware AW3418DW Front

You’re a seasoned gamer and you’ve had enough of the old PCs. You require thrill and eye-catching graphics that just sweep you off your feet.

You’ve got a powerful CPU and an amazing graphics card but that’s not all you need.

You’re out on the hunt for gaming monitors, and what better company out there than Alienware.

With its slick design, futuristic vibes and beautiful screen, the Dell Alienware AW3418DW 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor Screens are the best investment you can make for many years of top-notch gaming.


Image Quality

Alienware’s curved monitor has the edge over both the Acer Predator as well as BenQ’s 3501. The image quality is by far more superior than any other monitor.

You can use the R, G, B, C, M, Y settings to insure the right color combination for your games. It supports a range of game genres and provides optimized display settings to adjust for each one.

You can also switch between RGP, RTS and FPS settings to adjust to different temperatures of the screen, whether it is warmer or cooler. However, there is no HDR panel on this monitor, but the dark stabilizer pretty much makes up for it.

The product comes in two different resolutions as most 120 Hz monitors are nowadays. The standard 1080p monitors are recommended for anyone willing to purchase this beast on a budget. Furthermore, the pixel pitch is at 0.2325mm, the contrast ratio is 1000:01 with a 16.7 million colors support.

Other reviewers on Amazon described the gaming experience to be “phenomenal especially with high-end games that require more graphics compatibility”. The downside to the powerful colors is the 4ms response time that comes second to the 1ms response time of the Acer XFA240. This small difference is crucial while playing overtime on certain games that might cause lagging.

Gaming Performance

The first thing you notice when you acquire this beautiful piece of gaming equipment is the 34” IPS panel with a density of 109 PPI and 22:9 aspect ratio. The Alienware AW3418DW has a resolution of 3440×1440 pixels which provides an in-depth, hands-on experience while playing FPS games.

Don’t be surprised to see the overall image quality improve once you switch to 300nits brightness display.

There is also no need to get multiple monitors as the ultra-wide display panel negates any need for it whatsoever.

Certain games have much darker settings that put strain on the eyes. With the dark stabilizer feature, you can rest assured that it will not be a problem. The panel itself is of premium quality for the ultimate gaming experience with no color bleeding around the edges.

However, you will require a powerful graphics card if you are to make full use of the monitors 120 Hz features.

Standout Features / Design

The monitor consists of three amazing modes for fulfilling any gamer’s needs. These include the FPS mode that increases the brightness level for a more profound experience. It also includes an RTS mode for powerful color display and RPG mode that will make you feel immersed into the storyline of the game. Furthermore, the Alienware3418DW comes with three customizable presets. You can change the preset to Warm, Cool or Comfortable to reduce strain on your eyes.

Other features include a frame rate counter, overclocking the refresh rate from 100 Hz to 120 Hz and a timer. The screen’s epic curved design allows for a fully wrapped view to heighten gamer senses while playing.

The product’s eye-catching design is appealing for anyone. With its matte black finishing, an ultra-wide display for your field of vision and a slim design, this product is one of the sexiest on the market.

The base of the monitor has sharply pointed ends that different from any other gaming monitors. You also get a thin LED lighting source that gives it the ‘Tron’ futuristic vibe you need. The ergonomics of the monitor allow you to tilt the design 5 degrees forward and 25 degrees backward depending on your need. 

View / Ports

Alienware AW3418DW Rear

Ports on the Alienware AW3418DW include: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, digital audio line-out, a headphone jack, and four downstream / one upstream USB 3.0. The monitor also comes with a DisplayPort 1.2 cable, Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort cable and Super-Speed USB cable.

Conclusion

A good gaming setup not only requires a very powerful CPU but also a great display that can keep up with it.

The Alienware monitor reviewed above is one of the best premium gaming monitors on the market.

It might be expensive, but it packs a punch for the ones who can afford it.

It’s amazing lighting effects followed by the booming built-in speakers will definitely provide you with the best gaming experience ever.

Specifications (Overview)

Panel Type, Refresh Rate1900R curved IPS panel, up to 120Hz (Overclocked), 100Hz (native)
Color GamutGame mode, 82% (CIE 1976) color gamut, 99% sRGB color gamut, RPG Mode, 73% (CIE 1931) color gamut
Aspect Ratio21:9
Color Depth (Number of Colors)16.7 million
HDR Support
Resolution
WQHD (Wide 1440p) 3440 x 1440
Adaptive SyncNVIDIA G-Sync
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Display Surface Treatment Anti-glare, 3H Hard Coating
Brightness
300 cd/m2
Viewing Angle
178°(H)/178°(V)
Speaker
No Internal Speakers
Product Dimensions (HxWxD)
Product Dimensions w/ Stand (HxWxD) 17.42″ – 22.08″ x 32.02″ x 12.56″ w/ stand
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty period: 3 years
3-Years Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Guarantee

Pros 👍 

  • Beautiful Quality Design, classic Alienware.
  • Futuristic RGB lighting on back.
  • Excellent display; one of the most vibrant gaming displays from Dell.

Cons 👎

  • Heavy monitor- almost 20 pounds.
  • Wish it supported 144Hz.
  • Wish it was slightly brighter.

Dell Alienware AW3418DW – Final Ranking

Display Quality
Build Quality
Input Lag
Overall Value

Summary

If you are looking for both a fantastic gaming monitor and statement piece for your desk, you will love this Alienware AW3418DW. Build quality is top notch, and the ultrawide curved display makes gaming and computer usage immersive and beautiful.

4.5