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    Alienware QD-OLED monitor picks open standards over G-Sync, is $200 cheaper / ArsTechnica · 5 days ago - 16:20

Alienware's latest QD-OLED monitor, the AW3423DWF.

Enlarge / Alienware's latest QD-OLED monitor, the AW3423DWF. (credit: Alienware)

Alienware announced today a new QD-OLED monitor SKU that looks awfully similar to the Alienware AW3423DW released for $1,300 this spring. The AW3423DWF has many of the same specs but skips Nvidia G-Sync certification and hardware in favor of AMD's and VESA's open standards for fighting screen tears, while costing $200 less than its predecessor.

Like the AW3423DW, the AW3423DWF uses QD-OLED technology from Samsung. This is a form of OLED that uses a blue self-emitting layer as its light source, which goes through a layer of quantum dots. The primary goal is better color coverage, including more consistent colors across brightness levels, combined with the deep blacks and incredible contrast for which OLED displays are known.

The 34.18-inch AW3423DWF and AW3423DW's specs sheets match closely, including 3440×1440 resolution, an 1800R curve, 99.3 percent DCI-P3 and 149 percent sRGB color coverage, up to a 165 Hz refresh rate via DisplayPort and 100 Hz via HDMI 2.0, and 0.1ms gray-to-gray (GtG) response time .

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    Alienware debuts 480 Hz refresh rate with new 17-inch laptops / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 19 July - 17:01

Alienware x17 R2 laptop.

Enlarge / Alienware x17 R2 laptop.

PC display speeds are about to go up. Alienware's updated m17 R5 and x17 R2 , a pair of 17.3-inch gaming laptops, will each include the option for 480 Hz displays—about 33 percent faster than the previous top speed of 360 Hz .

As of publication time, the laptops' 480 Hz options aren't available for purchase, but a spokesperson for Alienware told Ars that they should be available online soon.

The 480 Hz displays have a resolution of 1920×1080 and a gray-to-gray response time of 3 ms. In its announcement, Alienware promised "animation smoothness for easier target tracking, ghosting reduction which minimizes distracting effects, and lower system latency, making it easier for you to spot other players earlier."

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    Prix inédit sur cet écran PC Gaming Alienware 360Hz 1ms Nvidia G-Sync ! / JournalDuGeek · Tuesday, 22 March, 2022 - 17:45


Avis aux gamers à la recherche d'un écran PC : Amazon propose un bon plan sur le modèle haut de gamme Alienware AW2521H. Pour une durée indéterminée, il fait l'objet d'une réduction de 290 €. Une affaire à saisir rapidement, susceptible d'expirer à tous moment et valable dans la limite des stocks disponibles.

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    Alienware AW720M mouse review: An ambidextrous wireless win / ArsTechnica · Monday, 28 February, 2022 - 17:17

Alienware AW720M

Enlarge / Alienware AW720M. (credit: Scharon Harding)

Specs at a glance: Alienware AW720M
Sensor Optical (model not disclosed)
Connectivity options USB-C to USB-A cable, USB-C dongle, Bluetooth 5.1
Programmable buttons 8
Onboard profiles 1
Lighting 1x RGB zone
Size 4.93×2.43×1.49 inches
125.22×61.72×37.85 mm
Weight 3.14 ounces (89 g)
Warranty 2 years
Price (MSRP) $150
Other perks Wireless extender

Lefties are dealt a tough hand when it comes to finding an advanced mouse. Mice are usually built for right hands, with any side buttons typically located on the mouse's left side and curves that favor right thumbs. Lefties seeking a mouse with high functionality have few options—even fewer if they want a cable-free mouse.

Alienware's AW720M ( $150 MSRP as of writing ) is the type of mouse that makes lefties rejoice. It's truly ambidextrous, with side buttons on the left and right sides. It is also feature-filled, with the ability to connect to PCs via a wireless dongle, Bluetooth, or cable.

But beyond its flexibility, less exciting is its price and a smooth chassis that easily gets clammy.

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    Alienware QD-OLED monitor reveals high price of Samsung’s new tech / ArsTechnica · Friday, 11 February, 2022 - 18:39

Alienware AW3423DW.

Enlarge / Alienware AW3423DW. (credit: Scharon Harding)

We now have an idea of how much QD-OLED screens will run you compared to the OLED panels we know today.

OLED is already an expensive, high-end display technology, but Samsung's QD-OLED puts a quantum-dot spin on the tech, promising image enhancement and improved color coverage. We're still waiting to learn how much QD-OLED TVs will cost, but the first PC monitor with the tech, coming this spring, will be $1,300.

Samsung Display announced QD-OLED, or Quantum Dot-Organic Light Emitting Diode, last month, with TVs and monitors expected this year. The new type of OLED panel is supposed to provide the same deep blacks and rich contrast that make OLED popular among HDR users, gamers, and anyone who wants a crisp image. The difference is that the new tech uses a blue OLED material that goes through a layer of quantum dots. This setup is supposed to ensure vivid color regardless of the screen's brightness setting, plus more detail in highlighted areas. (For an in-depth look, check out our story explaining what QD-OLED is .)

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    Concept Polaris : Alienware veut ressusciter les cartes graphiques externes / JournalDuGeek · Friday, 7 January, 2022 - 11:00


Alienware a pris tout le monde de court en dévoilant Polaris, une solution eGPU qui semble pousser le concept vers des hauteurs encore jamais atteintes.

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    Explaining QD-OLED, Samsung’s display tech that’s wowing CES / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 5 January, 2022 - 21:53

Promotional image of cutting-edge flatscreen TV.

Samsung's 65-inch QD-OLED TV should be available this year. (credit: Samsung/CES )

CES, the country's largest tech show, is filled with exciting new products and would-be products. But one of my favorite things about the show is the spotlight it puts on the emerging technologies driving these product launches. One piece of next-generation tech generating buzz at this year's show is QD-OLED. A variation of OLED from Samsung Display, it's made a splash through big TV and PC monitor reveals.

But what exactly is QD-OLED, how different is it from regular OLED, and did we really need another acronym?

What is QD-OLED?

QD-OLED stands for "quantum dot organic light-emitting diode." The technology comes from Samsung Display, which started teasing it in 2019 and is rumored to have started mass production in November. You may also see Samsung refer to QD-OLED as QD-Display.

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