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    Make sure you have a good mouse to make use of these high-refresh screens. Over the weekend I returned my 1+ year old Logitech G-Pro Mouse at Best Buy (Geek Squad Warranty) and put my credit towards the new Superlight. It wasn't instock and...
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    Dang, I had to turn down the pick-up from UPS on the 1st monitor just now. I initiated the return online yesterday. But I haven't received any email with details on preparing the item for return, yet UPS already showed up to get it with a label...
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    I was glad to learn it wasn’t as bad as the less scientific test done in that one review. I think he was mostly saying he felt a difference between the other LG monitor he had. Checking RTINGs 38WN95c, that one had slightly better input lag over...
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    RTINGS will have their AW review up in a few days as well. Currently it's in early access as it's being finished: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/alienware-aw3821dw#page-test-results
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    Here's some variable backlight testing, AW Mode 0, plus an example from the LG 38WN95c AW Difference between Top and Bottom Zones: At first glance, it looks like a full column of light, as if the top and bottom are are equally lighting up...
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    Using the Eizo test, the gamma on my two AWs seemed to be about 2.3. I don't think I can judge the response test since that's hard to interpret. At fasted scroll, If I were to judge based on when the blurry edges just start to touch, but not...
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    Here's some new comparisons photos between the two AW38s. I'll get that local dimming example up after this. Backlighting Viewing Distance (IPS GLOW) Display 1 - Less glow on left side, standard amount on right, if not maybe slightly more...
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    That's the local dimming. On a black screen it dims each zone to near off, but a white cursor triggers the zones it is under. Modes will have different effects: Mode 0 - Dims to near black, when a zone lights up, the others will remain near...
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    That sucks :( Did the box show any damage that would caused that crack? Hopefully you can still get some quick impressions of the screen to compare with your replacement.
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    I'll review some videos I took earlier of both the WN and AW and make a few gifs to see how they behaved. Curious to see even a picture if yours with the say a black screen and cursor at the top edge.
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    I'll also note both AW boxed had Nov 2020 dates on them.
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    Quick Update on LG 38WN95c vs AW HDR Black Crush? I ran the Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark multiple times between these two screens. The experience was mostly the same, no major difference. I had to set the game brightness to full once HDR...
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    Initial Impressions of 2nd AW3821DW, glad I jumped on ordering it, appears to better in several ways. Color Temp: 2nd AW has a warmer and more pleasing color temp (I'd say closer to what I experienced on the LG WN. With the 2 AW screens...
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    TimothyB reacted to cezarL's post in the thread AW3821DW (Nov 2020) with GSync Ultimate with Like Like.
    Oh and the crushed blacks with in-game HDR thingy, please... Mystique has already provided a comprehensive answer, I'll just add that the curve isn't all that pronounced (my AW replaces a Samsung CF791 which had a stronger curve). Don't worry...
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    Awesome, always fun to get a new gadget just in time for the weekend.
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    Looks like mine is arriving a day early, Thursday. Shipped today with the next day shipping. Hopefully all the storms in my area don't cause problems.
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    I was confused what Smart HDR was too, it's not any kind of unique HDR mode. Dell is over-complicating a basic functionality with an odd name. It just means the monitor recognized an HDR signal and switched to the correct settings for HDR...
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    Ordered a 2nd AW monitor to test. Should be here Friday if Dell doesn't delay it and ship 3-day instead of Next Day again. Going to be interesting to have 2 of the same screens side by side to really see how they can differ due to panel lottery...
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    Well, just my luck, the price went up 40 in the middle of my check out process. Still a bit cheaper. Thinking it over
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    Hmm, this new price is 95.29 from my current AW3821DW. Is it crazy to order a 2nd one to see which has the best panel, and/or possibly save $95.29 when returning the first one? (Edit: Unless there's a chance Dell will apply a restocking fee>)...
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