There are a few Dell screens we’re followers of right here at PC Gamer. The Dell S3222DGM, an in depth relation of right now’s Black Friday deal, ranks amongst our picks of the best gaming monitors of the second, and equally Dell’s S2722DGM and Alienware AW2521HF make the listing. However they miss one thing that this Dell S3422DWG has: an ultrawide facet ratio.
The Dell S3422DWG is a 34-inch gaming monitor with a 21:9 facet ratio. Fairly a bit wider than your common 16:9. It is also rated to run at a 144Hz refresh price and helps VESA DisplayHDR 400, which is a fairly large get for $449.99, which is how a lot Dell’s asking for this ultrawide monitor over on its web site.
I’ve dabbled with a good few ultrawide screens and I can say that there is one key to choosing a panel that is nice for each gaming and dealing on. That is a 1440 pixel vertical decision, versus one rocking 1080p in peak. That further vertical peak makes all of the distinction whenever you’re opening a number of home windows, or attempting to do so much with Home windows 11’s snap perform—you are feeling such as you actually have loads of area to work with.
And that is what the Dell S3422DWG provides: a decision of 3440 x 1440. Now by way of gaming, you may undoubtedly get away with the slimmer decision, and it will be simpler in your graphics card, too, although by way of an all-rounder I actually suggest the extra expansive WQHD decision.
That is the place this Dell deal stands out, as there aren’t all that many WQHD gaming screens round this worth that may supply this kind of specs listing. One such display screen is the Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ discovered for $450 at Newegg, however with a decrease refresh price it does not seem pretty much as good a panel.
As for different ultrawide options, Dell has the Alienware AW3821DW IPS for $1,300, which is a mighty beast certainly, and there is the Samsung Odyssey G9 for $1,000 over at Amazon. That is truly the newer model of the display screen that satisfied me that ultrawide screens have been the way in which to go, so imagine me once I say it is beautiful. Only a little expensive.
On the cheaper finish, there’s the Cooler Master GM34-CW, coming in at $629 at B&H Photo. That appears as a lot a match for the Dell, reality be informed, so I might go for the far cheaper Alienware possibility out of the 2.