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

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PerformingAzura wrote: Get a 4K display and put some black borders on if you need a super wide resolution. Is that not the same?
No it is not at all the same. The resolution is not the valued feature on ultrawides, The screen horizontal size, 21:9 aspect ratio and curvature is.
1: To simulate running multiple screen without actually having to buy multiples. (Letterboxing like you proposed can't replicate this without making everything tiny and cramped up on a ~28" 4k monitor
2: ultrawide gaming for games that support it.
3: ultrawide media editing for room to preview or multi window without sacrificing size.
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forgetpwd wrote: where did you get it for this price?
On the lenovo website! Its on sale! Its also on sale on the microsoft.ca store for 1200$
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PerformingAzura wrote: 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?
Yikes.
There is no equivalent 4K 120hz monitor of the same native DPI.
You cannot take a 27" 4K equivalent, and downsample it 3440x1440 with black borders, and pretend it's identical to an ultrawide. It's also 27" vs 34" prior to downsampling.
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frenetic26 wrote: On the lenovo website! Its on sale! Its also on sale on the microsoft.ca store for 1200$
lenovo has it for 1399, and ms 1199. ips? how do you like it so far? there's a p44w-10 slightly cheaper on lenovo site for 1309, wonder what's difference between p44w and y44w. p has a ratio of 32:10.
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forgetpwd wrote: lenovo has it for 1399, and ms 1199. ips? how do you like it so far? there's a p44w-10 slightly cheaper on lenovo site for 1309, wonder what's difference between p44w and y44w. p has a ratio of 32:10.
Both are VA panels.

The difference lies in the panel, where the Y44w uses a Samsung SVA panel with 122% sRGB coverage.
The P44w uses a different panel with 99.5% sRGB coverage. It comes with 3 years warranty instead of 1 year on the Y44w.
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forgetpwd wrote: lenovo has it for 1399, and ms 1199. ips? how do you like it so far? there's a p44w-10 slightly cheaper on lenovo site for 1309, wonder what's difference between p44w and y44w. p has a ratio of 32:10.
The legs are different and the Y44w comes with a Harmon Kardon speaker that can be attached to the leg. Looks pretty neat.
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Are there any 32 inch 4k 100hz or 120hz or 144 Hz monitors? I think 4k is the way to go.
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engmsf wrote: Are there any 32 inch 4k 100hz or 120hz or 144 Hz monitors? I think 4k is the way to go.
There aren't any that I heard of, but Samsung is supposed to have a high refresh 4K 32" curved VA panel and it might show up in a future model.

You can buy a 144Hz IPS MiniLED display like the Acer Predator X32 but we're talking $4k+ for that one when it arrives
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This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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spiralspirit wrote: I got a samsung CRG9 for $100 more. Overpriced.
Where? Link please.

1080 or 1440 version?
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SuppaSlick wrote: I can vouch that it's an excellent monitor. I purchased it a month ago.

My purchase price was $1088 all in and 4 percent rakuten . I took advantage of an error in the cart that multiplied my savings bringing the monitor to sub $1000 prices. No idea how it happened but I quickly purchased it before my cart expired.

Long story short. Excellent monitor and build quality, but maybe continue to monitor the price
I got it 1000 all in with rebate and refund but still think maybe it’s not worth it,nice build though.
My so doesn’t like play game on a curved one
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I bought this with the 10%OFFMONITOR code stacked with a perkopolis 5% personal link (called into Dell support by phone to get it to stack). Attached is my invoice totaling to $1,248,64 tax-in.
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I am very excited about this monitor for several reasons, even though the deal appears to not be 'hot'. Remember, we are talking about a sub 4ms response rate, G-Sync, 120Hz+, 21:9 34"+ ultrawide. Any contenders not meeting those minimum specs should not be in the value debate.
  • large sample size of reviews: anecdotal evidence from friends who have the AW3418DW version and absolutely love the display, as well as owners from forums/reddit who sing its praises
  • Nvidia G-Sync: native G-Sync support (which naturally brings the price up as it's a hardware module) - my experience with Freesync has been mixed
  • Performance/Specs: 1440p and 120Hz is plenty for both gaming and work purposes, in my opinion, as is the 2ms response time. Large displays are going to have compromises (backlight bleed, constraints of IPS panels for better or worse, etc)
  • Appearance: it looks absolutely gorgeous, imo; my desk is central in the office (monitor not mounted) and the exposed back is going to really go well with the overall look
  • Comparative Value: looking at the specs like-for-like, I was hard-pressed to find any other monitor hit the marks at this price point today. LG, Samsung, Asus all have similar displays but for me, this Dell is the winner.
  • Longevity: 3 year warranty and anecdotal reports indicating this is a well built display from owners.
Is this an absolute steal of a deal? No. But, I don't think it warrants the amount of downvotes it is getting. At least, I hope that's the case, for my sake :-)
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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?"
Not to mention good luck pushing 4k at 120hz in most titles unless you have got a major beast of a gaming system. I have this monitor and a 2080 and I still can't push 120fpsnin almost all of the triple AAA titles with settings maxed.
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puttar wrote: Where? Link please.

1080 or 1440 version?
It was the sale price at Bestbuy for the 5120x1440 version in January $1350. It's beautiful. Finding an arm that can support it without spending another fortune also a challenge.

Spending $1300 on a 34" ultrawide is too much. That was ok 5 years ago, when I bought a dell U3415W for $1100 from dell.

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