Alienware has just announced a new monitor, a world-first in fact or so they say. It’s the worlds first Quantum Dot OLED monitor. Quantum Dot Display Technology enables a slim panel design and delivers a superior colour performance with a higher peak luminance and greater colour gamut range vs White OLED by taking the impressive qualities of OLED (such as true blacks & infinite contrast ratio) and enhances colour performance by directly converting blue light into the primary colours of red and green through a Quantum Dot pixel layer. This results in higher colour uniformity, wider colour coverage and increased brightness.
You want to know spec’s, so here’s what we know so far. It’s a 34inch display, with a 1800R curvature. The panel is that quantum dot OLED, with a resolution of 3440×1400 at 175Hz via DisplayPort, 100Hz via HDMI. PPI is at 110, peak brightness of 1000nits, infinite contrast ratio and it got VESA Display HDR TrueBlack 400 certification. It’s g-sync compatible, plus a 0.1ms GtG response time. It’s got a couple of HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 display port 1.4, multiple USB ports for up and downstream, audio line out and headphone out port as well.
As always, you can’t fault the design, the front, the back, the stand, it all looks great to me and on paper, it should deliver on performance at 2K, plus, it comes with a 3-year warranty for peace of mind. The price we don’t know yet but if I find out soon, I’ll drop the info down in the comments below. You know this won’t be cheap though. As for availability, looks like it will start shipping mid-march through to April this year.
Next up, some peripherals, a new gaming mouse and a headset. Headset first and it’s called the AW920H and looks every part something from Alienware. It’s packed full of features including Dolby Atmos Virtual Surround Sound, which hopefully will pinpoint the loud footsteps of the guy in Call Of Duty coming up behind you wanting that kill. Inside the cans are 40mm Hi-Res certified drivers, there is active noise cancellation so you shouldn’t get distracted, plus a microphone to match that includes AI-driven noise cancellation, which is meant to filter out ambient background noise. That microphone is detachable by the way. Options for both a wireless and wired connection, with upto 30hours battery life if you went wireless. There is memory foam earcups, touch controls on the right cup for volume, ANC options etc and of course, AlienFX lighting that syncs with the command centre so you get that RGB fix.
Next up, the new gaming mouse called the AW720M. A little more subtle in appearance this time, with a pretty standard shape and size mouse, that comes in either a white or dark grey finish. Spec-wise, up to 26000 DPI, adjustable of course, tracking up to 650 IPS, sensors capable of handling up to 50G max acceleration and it has 8 programmable buttons. It’s a wireless mouse with the USB C dongle 2.4GHz option offering the best experience and up to 140hours of gaming, or connect via traditional Bluetooth or snap the magnetic charging cable in the front to keep playing for longer. If cables really arent your thing, fast charging the mouse for just 5 minutes will give you 20hours of playtime which may help you out big time during a big session. Again, AlienFX is included, so get that your RGB all synced up.
The price for the headset is set to be $199, shipping from Feb to UK, America, some of Europe, then rest of world April time. Same time scales for the mouse with a price of $149.