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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize HDR gaming and media consumption, the Dell Alienware AW3423DW offers slightly higher HDR peak brightness, which leads to better image quality in those scenarios. However, the AW3423DWF provides nearly the same gaming and media consumption performance while being significantly less expensive. Both monitors have the same screen size and resolution, delivering sharp, rich images, but the AW3423DW has more HDMI 2.0 ports for additional connectivity. If saving money is important and you're willing to compromise slightly on peak brightness and connectivity options, the AW3423DWF is an excellent choice that still offers a premium gaming experience. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED)
  • Best in class for media consumption
Advantages of the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED)
  • The Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) has no clear advantages over the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED).

Key similarities

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Casual Gaming

9.5
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
9.5
3440 x 1440
RESOLUTION
3440 x 1440
175Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Inf:1
NATIVE CONTRAST
Inf:1
243 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
240 nits
474 nits
HDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
459 nits
99.4 %
DCI-P3 COLOR GAMUT
99.5 %
Glossy
COATING
Glossy
The Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) are both best in class for casual gaming.

Competitive Gaming

5.1
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
5.0
175Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
1.4 ms
TOTAL RESPONSE TIME
1.4 ms
20 - 175 Hz
VARIABLE REFRESH RATE
20 - 165 Hz
No
STROBING / BFI
No
243 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
240 nits
The Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) are both poor for competitive gaming.

Productivity

5.7
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
5.7
3440 x 1440
RESOLUTION
3440 x 1440
110 PPI
PIXELS PER INCH
110 PPI
Yes
ADJUSTABLE STAND
Yes
Glossy
COATING
Glossy
The Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) are both poor for productivity.

Media Consumption

9.5
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
9.4
3440 x 1440
RESOLUTION
3440 x 1440
Inf:1
NATIVE CONTRAST
Inf:1
243 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
240 nits
474 nits
HDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
459 nits
Glossy
COATING
Glossy
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) to be best in class for media consumption, while the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) is excellent.

Cost

$939
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
$900
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$1,000

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The Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) has a price of $939 and the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) costs $900.

HDR Gaming and Media Consumption

Yes
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
Yes
Both the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) are suitable for HDR gaming and media consumption.

Digital Photo Editing

Yes
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
Yes
Both the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) are suitable for digital photo editing.

HDR Video Editing and Color Grading

No
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
No
Both the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) are not suitable for HDR video editing and color grading.

Print Photo Editing

No
AW3423DW
AW3423DWF
No
Both the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) are not suitable for print photo editing.

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How the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED) and the Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED) compare to other monitors

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED)Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED)
Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED)Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED)

GENERAL

Price
$939
$900
Screen Size
34"34"
Resolution
3440 x 14403440 x 1440
Screen Type
OLEDOLED
Screen Sub-type
QD-OLEDQD-OLED
Refresh Rate
175Hz165Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
Inf:1Inf:1
SDR Peak Brightness
243 nits240 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
474 nits459 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
YesYes
sRGB Color Gamut
100 %99.1 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
1.4 ms1.4 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 175 Hz20 - 165 Hz
Strobing / BFI
NoNo
Persistence Blur Score
7.2/107.1/10
Ghosting Score
9.5/109.5/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
110 PPI110 PPI
Coating
GlossyGlossy
Text Clarity Score
6.6/106.6/10
Image Clarity Score
7.1/107.1/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
00
HDMI 2.0 Ports
21
HDMI 2.1 Ports
00
Micro HDMI Ports
00
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
00

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Dell Alienware AW3423DW (QD-OLED)

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Tom's Hardware

Christian Eberle | April 2022
"Alienware has brought the best display technology to the desktop with its AW3423DW. With infinite contrast and a huge color gamut, it boasts a stunning image with accurate color and no need for calibration. Gaming performance is superb with smooth motion processing and quick response. This monitor truly raises the bar."

Dell Alienware AW3423DWF (QD-OLED)

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PC Gamer

Jeremy Laird | May 2023
"It may seem like a minor tweak, but the addition of a glossy anti-glare coating makes all the difference. It really lets the OLED panel rip. That this revised "F" model is also cheaper than the OG Alienware OLED and the similarly glossy Philips competition seals the deal. This is our new favourite among the OLED monitor massive."

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