Alienware is the Porsche of the gaming world. This is a backhanded compliment – the company’s desktops
, and gaming monitors
often look stunning and perform well, but they’re clearly not trying to compete on price.The new Alienware AW3821DW is no exception. Priced at $1,529.99, this 38-inch ultrawide commands a premium. In fact, this Alienware is more expensive than the larger Samsung Odyssey G9
, which I recently reviewed.
Its high price is partially justified by the AW3821DW’s collection of cutting-edge features, but what you’re really paying for is a luxury gaming experience – and Alienware delivers.
Most gaming monitors, truth be told, are design disasters. They make little effort to offer a unique look, and when they do, they’re often gaudy and feel inexpensive.
Alienware’s AW3821DW bucks this trend. I liked the look and feel of Samsung’s massive Odyssey G9, but the AW3821DW leaps ahead of even that impressive monitor. Alienware’s “Legend” design language puts everything else in the gaming market to shame. It’s attractive, unique, and futuristic, yet also subtle and elegant.
This Alienware is a hefty piece of kit. The gigantic monitor arm, which is used like a handle to remove