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Costco Members: 34" Alienware AW3418DW 3440x1440 Curved IPS Gaming Monitor EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale.com has 34" Alienware AW3418DW 3440x1440 Curved IPS LED Gaming Monitor on sale for $729.99 valid for Costco Members only. Shipping is $9.99. Thanks odinthedog

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Specs
  • Resolution: 3440x1400 (WQHD)
  • Response Time (GTG): 4ms
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • NVIDIA G-Sync
  • AlienFX (4 Customizable Lightning zones w/ Downlight Sensor)
  • Viewing Angle: 178/178 (Horizontal/Vertical)
    • Inputs
      • 4x USB 3.0 + 1x UpStream
      • HDMI 1.4
      • DisplayPort 1.2
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I think this is the lowest price that I've seen on SD for this monitor. It's 1440p and 120Hz. Looks pretty slick!

3440 X 1440 WQHD Resolution
4ms Response Time
178°/178° Viewing Angle
HDMI Connectivity
1000:1 Contrast Ratio
120Hz

https://www.costco.com/Alienware-...03512.html
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How will the performance be connected to display port on an Alienware 13 r3 laptop with 1060 video card?
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How will the performance be connected to display port on an Alienware 13 r3 laptop with 1060 video card?
You'll want a WHOLE LOT MORE HORSEPOWER!!

I have a 1080ti and a 3440 x 1440p 144hz monitor. I usually get around 100fps in most games with high/ultra settings. I'm sure CS GO or fornite might get more. But I mainly play games like far cry, Ghost recon wildlands, just cause.
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I'm using 75hz right now so didn't notice much at 105 but 120 I guess I will on FPS? What do you think, x34p predator or alienware?
I did the LG 34GK950f. It's not "gsync" , but according to nvidias new definitions of gsync compatible, gsync and gysync ultimate , the LG should perform similar to this Alienware. The only point in going GSync today is if you are going GSync ultimate, which adds the ability of HDR with gsync.

The LG is 3440x1440p, 144hz; and HDR, which does work with gsync even though I guess it shouldn't! I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up on the official gsync list. Maybe it's just hopeful thinking.

Also , it's been $799 a few time from stores from NY that don't charge tax or shipping to CA which was a plus for me.
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Bland colors vs older monitor, according to one guy, enough for me. heres a review

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"t was great when it came out. Not so for 2019
I bought this monitor when it came out at the beginning of 2018. It was the best on the market. I had a 34" LG 1440p Freesync monitor, but I wanted to take advantage of G-Sync, so I got this Alienware. When I compared monitors side-by-side, I noticed my older 34" LG screen was much brighter and had better/rich colors. I then saw that this AW monitor is rated only 250 nits brightness. I decided to keep it since I am using it for games, but there is a newer LG 34" out now that has 400 nits, so way better colors for the same price. Gaming performance is excellent, but I find it rather dark in some games and as I had mentioned colors are bland. No dead pixels, it works great overall. G-Sync is amazing and it is way more smooth than Freesync. I did compare them both: Vega64 vs 1080."
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I chatted with a rep and there is indeed a lifetime costco warranty on this, I think the LG 34GK950f is a much better monitor but there's literally no reason to not buy this while waiting for the LG 34GK950f to go on sale again.
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I chatted with a rep and there is indeed a lifetime costco warranty on this, I think the LG 34GK950f is a much better monitor but there's literally no reason to not buy this while waiting for the LG 34GK950f to go on sale again.
How often do these high end monitors break. I've literally never had a monitor go bad on me. First time thinking of getting one in this price range category. Serious question.
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I did the LG 34GK950f. It's not "gsync" , but according to nvidias new definitions of gsync compatible, gsync and gysync ultimate , the LG should perform similar to this Alienware. The only point in going GSync today is if you are going GSync ultimate, which adds the ability of HDR with gsync.

The LG is 3440x1440p, 144hz; and HDR, which does work with gsync even though I guess it shouldn't! I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up on the official gsync list. Maybe it's just hopeful thinking.

Also , it's been $799 a few time from stores from NY that don't charge tax or shipping to CA which was a plus for me.
Which model is better for non gaming activities. Coding/office/web browsing which I do way more than gaming.
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Which model is better for non gaming activities. Coding/office/web browsing which I do way more than gaming.
Alienware - very good build quality, IPS LG panel (2017 version) , 3 year warranty through Dell, g sync enabled (which may matter for those running an older nvidia card), high refresh 120hz

LG 34gk950f - not as good build quality, IPS LG panel (2018 version), 1 yr warranty, freesync (there is also a gsync model) , 144 hz, pointless hdr 400

Both are great for productivity and gaming and I would choose based mainly on price. You are paying a premium for the LG for HDR400 which is a pointless designation since the panel is not FALD and cant get brighter than 400nits and you are also paying for 24 hz extra which is hardly noticeable since the frame response time once you get past 100 is greatly reduced (8.3 vs 6.9ms).

I would say at 730 the Alienware is a pretty good deal given the seller but it has been as low as 650 or so (not counting the BB PM). The LG has been as low as 800 but I wouldn't pay a dime over that if it ever drops to 800 because of poor HDR performance and not much of an improvcement over its 2017 panel ( which is in this Alienware and the Acer x34p).

There are several much better VA panels coming out this year if you are not doing any color critical work and are willing to wait ., those will be much better for gaming and media consumption due to high contrast and higher refresh as well as productivity than any of these and will be priced starting at 1K and likely support a better HDR capability
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Alienware - very good build quality, IPS LG panel (2017 version) , 3 year warranty through Dell, g sync enabled (which may matter for those running an older nvidia card), high refresh 120hz

LG 34gk950f - not as good build quality, IPS LG panel (2018 version), 1 yr warranty, freesync (there is also a gsync model) , 144 hz, pointless hdr 400

Both are great for productivity and gaming and I would choose based mainly on price. You are paying a premium for the LG for HDR400 which is a pointless designation since the panel is not FALD and cant get brighter than 400nits and you are also paying for 24 hz extra which is hardly noticeable since the frame response time once you get past 100 is greatly reduced (8.3 vs 6.9ms).

I would say at 730 the Alienware is a pretty good deal given the seller but it has been as low as 650 or so (not counting the BB PM). The LG has been as low as 800 but I wouldn't pay a dime over that if it ever drops to 800 because of poor HDR performance and not much of an improvcement over its 2017 panel ( which is in this Alienware and the Acer x34p).

There are several much better VA panels coming out this year if you are not doing any color critical work and are willing to wait ., those will be much better for gaming and media consumption due to high contrast and higher refresh as well as productivity than any of these and will be priced starting at 1K and likely support a better HDR capability
i first bought the alienware. got it for $530 used on ebay. i would have kept it for that price. but sadly the seller didnt know how to pack it.

i think if they are the same price, about $800 out the door, it makes no sense to go LG. i dont think the alienware is worth over $700 new, imho. but i also dont think the LG is worth over $800 new either. im all about deals. for me, since, the LG was so cheap, and has better features ("pointless" HDR is better then no HDR). yeah, 24hz isnt a big difference, if you are getting a deal, i wouldnt sweat it. but if you are paying the same price, i would always go for the better specs.
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i first bought the alienware. got it for $530 used on ebay. i would have kept it for that price. but sadly the seller didnt know how to pack it.

i think if they are the same price, about $800 out the door, it makes no sense to go LG. i dont think the alienware is worth over $700 new, imho. but i also dont think the LG is worth over $800 new either. im all about deals. for me, since, the LG was so cheap, and has better features ("pointless" HDR is better then no HDR). yeah, 24hz isnt a big difference, if you are getting a deal, i wouldnt sweat it. but if you are paying the same price, i would always go for the better specs.
right its all about price. the display in the LG is a refresh of the display in Alienware which is also a refresh of the display in the Asus pg348q and Acer x34 etc . They all have a variation of this curved IPS panel that LG keeps making. So yeah as you go up you get better features but so does price and I think LG like many others banked on the fact that if they bump the brightness by 100 nits and call that hdr 400 they can charge a premium for that. After seeing hdr400 and 600 and 1000 i cant tell u 100 nits wont make anything magical happen (unfortunately). I don't think IPS panels are ready for HDR due to the low native contrast but who knows maybe LG will pull some new IPS panel capable of true HDR.
At 800 though it was a good deal I almost bought it myself during that week in Feb but I really wanted a true HDR display. I couldn't say no to the $500 Alienware and its pretty interesting to compare against my old X34 - very similar with Alienware being ever so slightly more responsive. I expect the same with LG vs Alienware and maybe more pronounced when compared against an old Acer x34. Im just looking forward to the new releases in 2019 hopefully we get some "good values" like Acer x35 copy from AOC.
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for anyone looking for a deal on a GPU to push this baby

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thank u, that's a good price
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for anyone looking for a deal on a GPU to push this baby

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No...fanless GPU for high end gaming monitor?
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How often do these high end monitors break. I've literally never had a monitor go bad on me. First time thinking of getting one in this price range category. Serious question.
Depends. My previous 27 inch IPS ROG ended up having bad image retention a year into ownership
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