Alienware aw3418dw $649 free shipping bf deal newegg

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  1. revenant

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  2. CaptainClueless

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    Lowest price ever on this, right?
    I can barely fit my 2x 32s on my desk, so no way I'd be able to run this + a second display, but trying out ultrawide is still so tempting. Ugh.
     
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  3. Absalom

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    You don't really need a second display. It pretty much is like having two panels side by side with no bezel. I use my desktop exactly in this manner.

    It won't have the real estate two 32" will have, but no bezels, man.
     
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    I have this monitor as well. Pretty amazing. Got it last year on sale for around $700 so this is even cheaper deal than last year.

    Well you can fit this monitor plus a 32" 16x9 if you're willing to let some of the screen part of the monitors hang over the edge. I mean as long as the feet stay on top, you'll be fine.
    Just to give an idea my desktop is 56" wide. And I run an Omen 32" along with the Alienware 34" Ultrawide.

    Or you can be a boss and install monitor arms. :)
     
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    Pretty much. I got this monitor earlier this year for $700 on an Amazon Warehouse deal and am pretty happy with it. I do wish I could have a second monitor though if only for keeping discord and other stuff up while I'm gaming still, but I have no more room in my desk for one either.

    I wish it had a second HDMI input for my consoles though and HDR would be nice to have too, but not sure that's common on monitors still.
     
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    If you use AMEX check your card offers. There might be $120 credit if you spend over $600 at Dell. Plus there is 10% cashback at one site which can bring this down to less than $500 out of pocket in the end.
     
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    Wait for the 38 inch gsync hdr ones coming out soon.
     
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    I picked up one of these open box at Microcenter for $674 a few months back. It's been a fantastic monitor and I'm quite pleased with its picture quality and performance.
     
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    Which ones are they? You're not talking about the 38" LG that costs almost 3x as much and has pretend HDR (HDR400) are you?
     
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    Ugh I have been tempted to get this monitor to replace the crappy AoC UW I brought last year. I really dislike VA panel and the smearing. There 2 open box monitors at MC for $550.
     
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    I already struggle to keep all 34" in my field of view. I'm not sure I could deal with a 38" ultrawide unless it was pushed quite a distance further back compared to the 34". At that point I think you'd need a much deeper desk or a wall mount to create enough distance. LOL.
     
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    This is worth every penny. I'm in the same boat about 38". Also, I believe those are a higher resolution than this. To me, 3440x1440 is the sweet spot in gaming. I too, have the AoC UW that vegeta535 has and though it's nice, this is a substantially nicer screen having seen both. I plan on buying this from Amazon and throwing my AoC on CL to recoup some cost.
     
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    Mine shipped. Cant wait. Never thought I would go widescreen or be in a position where I have to get rid of my Predator but cant beat paying $500 for this thing.
     
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    I had caved and ordered one Monday. Arrived tonight. It's... interesting. So far no flicker at 120hz. Viewing angles are much better than my VA panels. IPS glow sucks. I don't like the curved aspect of the screen at all. I also need to place it further away from me than my 32" 16:9 screen to be comfortable. Looks good though, and ultrawide is neat so far. Glad I jumped on the deal.
     
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    Got one last year for $700 from BB and picked up another from Dell with the $120 Amex cash back. Amazing deal for $480+tax.
     
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    You'll acclimate to the curve quickly, I think. I came from a 43" 4K curved TV to this monitor and find the curve a bit more immersive of you're sitting close enough (as in the same distance as any normal monitor). Mine has a little light bleed at the bottom right side, but other than that it's pretty solid.
     
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    Do you need to keep the whole monitor in your FoV though?

    The point of ultrawides to increase immersion and give you a bit more peripheral vision. Seems like trying to keep the entire screen in focus would require it to be pretty far away and/or induce major headaches.
     
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    If you play competitive fps then absolutely