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[Dell] Alienware 34" curved IPS 3440X1440 @ 120Hz $1300CDN

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Not a bad price and monitor, especially if you're a fan of Alienware and/or are finishing a set. At a slightly cheaper price point, I have found the Acer Predator x34 to be a very solid ultrawide and would highly recommend it, as long as refresh rate isn't too important to you. There's very little difference between 100 and 120 Mhz but 100 and 144 Hz ultrawide is a little more obvious.
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almasyseifer wrote: How are you not understanding that the appeal of this monitor is the ultra wide resolution to simulate multiple monitor in a single one?
Saying "you can get 4k for that price" doesn't mean anything unless it's also an ultra wide but 4k monitor.
It's like telling someone who's about to buy 300 threads King sized bed sheets: "you know you can get 600 threads queen bed sheets for that price right?"
Are you responding to my post or PerformingAzura's? For all we know, Expliciate might be in the market and trying to compare prices and models given different aspect ratio and use cases. It was merely a response to the request.

I understand. What you don't understand is I was providing the link.
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Xeerochild wrote: The Alienware AW3420 is native 120hz. X34 is natively 100hz which needs to be overlocked to get to 120hz. Most should be able to do it without issue, but there have been some instances of not being to hit it.

LG one you linked is great but that's the Freesync version -- the G-Sync one costs way more.

Dell also provides their 3 year extended warranty on this monitor which isn't too bad.
Don't nVidia cards (with the appropriate drivers) also support Freesync these days? Why get locked into G-Sync monitors AND pay more?
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chatbox wrote: There's this if people are looking for 34 inch, curved, IPS 3440x1440 120hz:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079FV8S5M/

Or this:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0798Q8KG4/

I do, however, prefer the appearance of the OP's monitor. Very clean design.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0798Q8KG4/
Okay this one is actually a better deal.

The LG 950F uses the same panel as the AW3420, which the 3rd gen UW LG panel. But the Freesync version lets you go up to 144hz among other improvements like more inputs. Here's a direct comparision: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/tools/co ... w/894/1785

Not that the AW is bad or anything, but it often goes below $1200 if not more when you stack various coupons and cash back. $1300 is more like the regular price at this point.
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chatbox wrote: Don't nVidia cards (with the appropriate drivers) also support Freesync these days? Why get locked into G-Sync monitors AND pay more?
nVidia cards can be hit and miss when it comes to FreeSync monitors. Going on Google, it does seem this monitor has little to no issues with G-Sync: https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemaste ... 0fb_gsync/

If you're invested in the nVidia ecosystem and really care about G-Sync, monitors with native G-Sync support can make sense.
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I don't think this has been mentioned, but you can actually use to 10% off monitor code as well 10%OFFMONITOR to get it for $1,169.99

Plus 8% cash back on Rakuten.
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Xeerochild wrote: The Alienware AW3420 is native 120hz. X34 is natively 100hz which needs to be overlocked to get to 120hz. Most should be able to do it without issue, but there have been some instances of not being to hit it.

LG one you linked is great but that's the Freesync version -- the G-Sync one costs way more.

Dell also provides their 3 year extended warranty on this monitor which isn't too bad.
Why does the LG gsync monitor have lower refresh rate than the freesync version?

Freesync has 144hz and the gsync model has 100hz native and 120hz OC. Gsync one is also way more expensive

What gives?
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BlackMamba08 wrote: Why does the LG gsync monitor have lower refresh rate than the freesync version?

Freesync has 144hz and the gsync model has 100hz native and 120hz OC. Gsync one is also way more expensive

What gives?
That's cause the physical G Sync module limits this resolution to 120hz. The panel itself is capable of 144hz native. Too bad no way of removing the g sync module. Honestly its not that bad if you have a nvidia card as I find G sync to be slightly better than Freesync.

I have this monitor that was bought back in Black Friday for $1100. No regrets.
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jonny.bond wrote: I don't think this has been mentioned, but you can actually use to 10% off monitor code as well 10%OFFMONITOR to get it for $1,169.99

Plus 8% cash back on Rakuten.
I do wish Dell had a 4K 120+hz monitor for ~$1k. 3440x1440 doesn't cut it
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bomber17 wrote: That's cause the physical G Sync module limits this resolution to 120hz. The panel itself is capable of 144hz native. Too bad no way of removing the g sync module. Honestly its not that bad if you have a nvidia card as I find G sync to be slightly better than Freesync.

I have this monitor that was bought back in Black Friday for $1100. No regrets.
I have a Nvidia 2080 but I don't think I want to spend 1700+tax just for gsync. Got the freesync version for 1200 on amazon and gonna try it out with freesync
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almasyseifer wrote: How are you not understanding that the appeal of this monitor is the ultra wide resolution to simulate multiple monitor in a single one?
Saying "you can get 4k for that price" doesn't mean anything unless it's also an ultra wide but 4k monitor.
It's like telling someone who's about to buy 300 threads King sized bed sheets: "you know you can get 600 threads queen bed sheets for that price right?"
I guess I don't see the value in it.
Standard 1440p is 2560 by 1440.
At 3440 by 1440 this monitor just has 30% more pixels than a normal one.

Get a 4K display and put some black borders on if you need a super wide resolution. Is that not the same?

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