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  1. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Yeah, that worked in my case. Mine was very tilted though so yours being only slightly tilted could be something else. Just don't apply too much force to be safe.
  2. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Same thing happened with my replacement unit. It was greatly tilted toward one side but I was able to adjust it. It took a little bit of force like it was stuck but eventually it loosened and I could tilt it back.
  3. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    My replacement monitor arrived today. It came packaged in a standard brown Dell box. Unfortunately it wasn't packaged well due to the inner padding being too thick for the box itself so it bulged out in the center and broke the tape in that area. The monitor didn't have the bubble wrap taped...
  4. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    My replacement shipped today. Should be here in a few days.
  5. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    They didn't mention me having a priority. I wouldn't be surprised if my due date slips past June 30th. Hopefully not but we'll see.
  6. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    My replacement is now back ordered until June 30th. Not too surprised, just have to wait a bit longer.
  7. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    They told me 2-3 weeks for my replacement. It's about to hit the two week mark. I have my doubts I'll get it any time soon.
  8. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    There is a newer firmware version in ones that were recently shipped: https://www.dell.com/community/Alienware-Desktops/AW3423DW-Pixel-Auto-Warning-Message-missing/td-p/8198985 I'll report back with the firmware version that comes with my replacement whenever it gets here.
  9. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    It wasn't there before. In the pic I was using the Steam chat window and if I move it over the scrollbar area in the center it lines up perfectly. Same with the lines from the bottom part of the YouTube player.
  10. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Interesting. I use mine about 6 hours a day and I regularly move the windows around and minimize the one I'm not using. The center scroll bar on mine isn't dark like yours so maybe that's why mine caused image retention. I'm also using the default bright theme.
  11. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Looks like I'm starting to get some burn-in from using two Chrome windows side by side and watching a lot of YouTube. The faint line going down the center of the screen seems to be from the scroll bar and the one towards the lower part of the screen is from the bottom part of the YouTube video...
  12. GameLifter

    Classic DOOM with Ray Tracing in New Video

    I use DLSS performance on my 3090 to get as close as possible to averaging 175 fps for my monitors refresh rate. Usually stays around 150 fps at 3440x1440. Pretty hilarious for a game so old.
  13. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Mine had the bubble wrap marks, too but there are some other marks that I can't get off. They look like small etchings/scuffs in the AR coating. I've also noticed a few hairline scratches. At this point I'm not going to bother RMA'ing it since I haven't noticed anything else wrong with the panel...
  14. GameLifter

    Classic DOOM with Ray Tracing in New Video

    I've been playing around with it. It's rough around the edges in some spots but still very, very cool! Major props to the guy that made it. Would be cool to see it be done with Doom 3 some day.
  15. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    The way I'd describe it is that the colors on the Alienware screen look more pure than the colors on the CX I have since QD-OLEDs don't have the extra white sub-pixel that can dilute the colors.
  16. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    I noticed some marks on mine from the bubble wrap layer that was on the screen but they rub off easily. There are some marks on mine that aren't rubbing off but they don't bother me enough to send it back. Still, Dell should have done a better job with packaging.
  17. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    ABL has never bothered me much on LG OLEDs. Maybe it has more to do with Doom Eternal but in 1000 mode I can see the HUD elements and screen brightness fluctuate often. In 400 mode this doesn't happen and the screen appears brighter overall but it could be that the whites are too bright and...
  18. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    I've mostly been using HDR 400 on this monitor since I got it thinking it was better overall but after watching Vincent's review I'm not sure. The ABL is noticeable in Peak 1000 mode but maybe it's the more accurate mode since it doesn't clip the whites? What do you guys think?
  19. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Same for me but in Doom: Eternal with HDR 1000 mode I notice a lot a ABL. So much so I prefer 400 mode in that game. Haven't tried 1000 mode with any other HDR game.
  20. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Does anyone know the best way to calibrate the screen just with the OSD without any special tools? Or will I just need to wait for an ICC profile to become available?
  21. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    I tried some older games on it last night that don't have in-game motion blur as well as Doom: Eternal with motion blur turned off and I am very impressed with the motion clarity. High refresh rates plus OLED pixel response times is the closest we are going to get to CRT motion clarity without...
  22. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    After playing around with this monitor with both SDR and HDR games I can safely say I am blown away with it. I tried both HDR400 and HDR1000 in Doom Eternal with it's in game HDR settings set to their default. In HDR1000 mode the ABL is too aggressive and to me negates the advantage of it being...
  23. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    When it comes to text it looks a little off when compared to LCDs with a standard RGB pixel structure. It's more noticeable with certain text colors/fonts on certain colored backgrounds. One example is the Steam chat window. With black text on a white background it doesn't look too bad to me...
  24. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    I haven't but I'll give these settings a try later.
  25. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Haha, I could definitely use a newer and bigger mouse pad that's for sure!
  26. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    The black levels are excellent so far, what you'd expect from an OLED panel. I can see how the AG coating can make the blacks look worse though in an environment with light hitting the screen directly. The AG coating has a purplish tint like on many screens out there but the coating on this...
  27. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Still have to play with it a bit more but so far it's looking good! EDIT: Seriously, getting through the rest of the work day while it's behind me is going to be tough lol!
  28. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Mine just arrived, will set it up soon.
  29. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Same here, and I live in Alabama. So, maybe it will make it to me tomorrow like it said?
  30. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    The order status page for me still shows that it hasn't shipped but I got a text from FedEx saying it shipped. It's also showing up in the FedEx app. Wouldn't be surprised if many have shipped already and the Dell site just hasn't updated yet.
  31. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    I ordered Sunday at around 1 AM. I got the shipping notification via text message from FedEx. It hasn't showed that it shipped on the Dell order status page.
  32. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Mine just shipped. Scheduled to be here by tomorrow by end of day but I have my doubts it'll get here that quick. We'll see!
  33. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Uh-oh, mine hasn't shipped yet either. It's showing a message under the status bar that says "We are working on your order and it is still on track to meet the communicated delivery date". We'll see if I get a call, too.
  34. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    This has me concerned as well. I have an Acer Predator X27 that has a fan and the original fan was quiet but it broke after a while. The fan they replaced it with still works but it's much louder when it spins up which happens during gaming and sometimes happens during normal use. Hopefully the...
  35. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    In my order confirmation email it gave me a number for a sales representative. Either we'll have to call that number or maybe going through the regular Dell line would work.
  36. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Just placed an order. My arrival date is March 11 with standard shipping. Thanks for letting us know about this!
  37. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Yeah, OLED TVs have always had more purplish looking blacks in higher lit areas. Same with my iPhone X. Also, when I've used my iPhone X outdoors in sunlight the blacks look more grayish there too since the screen is absorbing so much light. The Alienware QD-OLED should be fine in most indoor...
  38. GameLifter

    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Impressions from a user on Reddit who got theirs: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/t75xwf/got_my_aw3432dw_compare_to_lg_c1/ Text might not be as sharp as on the C1 and as stated above the AG coating makes the blacks look more grayish in a heavily lit area. In a lower lit area they...
  39. GameLifter

    Malaysian authorities crush 1,069 crypto mining rigs with a steamroller

    I wonder if the GPUs in them are salvageable? lol!
  40. GameLifter

    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    I managed to get a 3090 FE. I bought it from Best Buy at MSRP so I didn't have to pay a scalper but it was still a lot of money. Two weeks before that I ordered a 3080 FE in a drop but it didn't make it to my store. On the next drop I was getting something at all costs. Turned out to be the 3090 FE.
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