World's first QD-OLED monitor from Alienware to cost just $1,299

Mike Wheatley

Dell has said its new Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display will go on sale this spring, priced at $1,299. It could well become the first QD-OLED display from any brand to go on sale.


Alienware’s latest model was one of the first QD-OLED products ever to be unveiled when it was announced at CES 2022 last month, alongside Samsung Electronics’ QD-OLED monitor and the Sony A95K QD-OLED TV. The Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display is a curved monitor, and as the name suggests its designed for fast-paced gaming, offering 3440x1440 pixels, a 175Hz refresh rate and 0.1 milliseconds response time.

QD-OLED is a brand new display technology made by Samsung Display, which uses blue OLEDs as the primary light source and quantum dot converters to create reds and greens. The structure is different from LG Display’s OLED panels, which use a white light source, and Samsung Display claims it results in visibly higher colour saturation and brightness.

What’s exciting is the price tag is far lower than many had expected for a first generation technology, with Dell confirming the display will go on sale for just $1,299. That should make the displays attainable for many gamers.

"We're excited to announce that the Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display will arrive early this Spring for $1,299 USD," the company said.

Dell said the Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display features HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 connections, as well as support for Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate. The stand provides height, swivel and tilt adjustments and there’s a three-year warranty that also covers burn-in.

Samsung Electronics will also launch a 34-inch QD-OLED monitor called the Samsung Odyssey G8QNB, but there’s no word yet on when it might arrive. Samsung has yet to even formally announce it, though it was confirmed at CES 2022.

As for the world’s first QD-OLED television, there’s still no word on when it will arrive. However, Sony has at least dropped a big hint that the Sony A95K QD-OLED TVs will cost around $3,000 and $4,000, respectively, for the 55-inch and 65-inch models.