Dell’s Black Friday deals started earlier today, but Amazon have already gazumped them on Alienware’s ultrawide AW3418DW monitor. This curved 34in, 3440×1440, 120Hz IPS Nvidia G-Sync panel is down to £850 over on Dell’s website right now, offering a saving of just over £320 off its normal £1170 price. Amazon, however, have got it for £849, the cheeky so-and-sos.
I haven’t tested the AW3418DW myself yet, but Dell’s monitors usually have excellent image quality (especially their IPS screens), and their smaller Alienware AW2518H 240Hz G-Sync monitor was absolutely excellent when I tested it earlier in the year. Indeed, the AW2518H would be my top recommended Nvidia G-Sync monitor in my best gaming monitor rankings if it wasn’t more expensive than my current G-Sync recommendation, the Acer Predator XB241H, so I’m pretty confident the AW3418DW won’t disappoint anyone looking for a new ultrawide monitor.
Having said that, the AW2518H is also part of Dell’s Black Friday monitor deals bonanza, making it a great time to pick up this fantastic 240Hz gaming display. However, like the AW3418DW, Dell isn’t the best place to get it right now. While it’s currently down to £549 – a saving of £85 – on Dell’s website, Amazon have once again got the jump on them with an even lower price of £459.
(Although I should note that, despite not being on a proper Black Friday deal just yet, the 180Hz Acer Predator XB241H can also be had for £383 at the moment, while its larger, 2560×1440 165Hz, Nvidia G-Sync sibling, the Predator XB271HA, which is on a Black Friday deal at the moment, is just £349, giving you a lot more screen and resolution for less money.)
One monitor that is cheaper in Dell’s Black Friday monitor deals is the FreeSync version of the AW2518H, the Alienware AW2518HF. That’s £299 on Dell right now, whereas Amazon will set you back £312. This 25in, 1920×1080, 240Hz, TN panel monitor is pretty much a like-for-like clone of the AW2515H, but it has AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate technology instead of Nvidia’s G-Sync tech. However, it is one of Nvidia’s official G-Sync Compatible monitors, so it will, in fact, play very nicely indeed with Nvidia graphics cards – making it a much better offer than the AW2518H.
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