Alienware debuted two new QD-OLED gaming monitors during CES 2024, and they’re already available for purchase. Compared to standard monitor display tech, including even the best IPS and VA monitors out there, QD-OLED offers unparalleled contrast and deep blacks for a more realistic and accurate picture. This QD-OLED panel type is slightly brighter than traditional OLED, and shares its knack for fantastic viewing angles.
Building off of the 34-inch curved 1440p screen with 175 Hz refresh rate that Alienware launched two years ago (and that I reviewed over at The Verge), it has added a 27-inch flat 1440p panel to its catalog that supports a wickedly fast 360 Hz refresh rate, as well as a 32-inch 4K curved model. And, just in case you’re curious, both have anti-glare coatings, so they won’t glisten like OLED TVs do.
The new 27-inch monitor costs $899.99. It can display up to a 144 Hz refresh rate at 1440p via its HDMI 2.1 port from a PC, although the PS5 and Xbox consoles cap theirs at 120 Hz. You can take advantage of this monitor’s advertised 360 Hz speeds if your PC is connected via one of its two DisplayPort...ports. In addition to video ports, it has multiple USB ports that are useful for connecting accessories.
The curved 32-inch monitor costs $1,199.99, and can display 4K resolution at up to 240 Hz refresh rate, if you’re plugged into a PC via DisplayPort. Notably, this monitor supports Dolby Vision HDR, possibly making it a great option if you enjoy viewing 4K Blu-rays and other content available for viewing with Dolby’s popular HDR format. Alienware’s new, curved monitor includes just one DisplayPort plug, but doubles the HDMI 2.1 ports found in the new 27-inch model, in case you want to plug in multiple HDMI sources. Better yet, one of those HDMI ports supports eARC for transmitting high-bandwidth audio passthrough to a soundbar (or possibly an even more impressive audio system) using only an HDMI cable.