Black Friday is raging, but with so many retailers and manufacturers closing their deals at the start of the year, throughout November, it might not be the most recent deal that is necessarily. the best. That’s why we always hold on to this Amazon’s Black Friday Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor Offer.
There are a few Dell monitors that we are fans of at PC Gamer. One of our picks for the best gaming monitors around today is the Dell S3222DGM, a relative of today’s Black Friday deal, and Dell’s S2722DGM and Alienware AW2521HF are also on the list. But they’re missing something that this Dell S3422DWG has: an ultra-wide aspect ratio.
The Dell S3422DWG is a 34-inch 21: 9 aspect ratio gaming monitor. A little wider than your usual 16: 9. It is also designed to run at 144Hz refresh rate and supports VESA DisplayHDR 400 which is a big gain for $ 429.99, that’s what Amazon is asking for this ultra-wide monitor.
I have tried quite a few ultra-wide monitors and can say there is a key to choosing a panel that is great for both gaming and work. This is a vertical resolution of 1440 pixels, as opposed to a 1080p height switch. That extra vertical height makes all the difference when opening multiple windows or trying to do a lot with Windows 11’s snap feature – you really feel like you have a lot of room to work.
And that’s what the Dell S3422DWG offers: a resolution of 3440 x 1440. Now in terms of gaming, you can certainly get by with the finer resolution, and it will be easier on your graphics card too, though. ‘in -rounder terms I really recommend the larger WQHD resolution.
This is where this Amazon deal stands out, as there aren’t many WQHD gaming monitors at this price point that can offer this kind of spec list. One of these displays is the Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ found for $ 450 at Newegg, but with a lower refresh rate it doesn’t look as good a panel.
As with other ultra-wide alternatives, Dell has the IPS Alienware AW3821DW for $ 1,300, which is a mighty beast indeed, and there is the Samsung Odyssey G9 for $ 1,000 at Amazon. It was actually the new version of the screen that convinced me that ultra-wide monitors were the way to go, so trust me when I say it’s gorgeous. Just one Small Dear.
On the cheaper side, there is the Cooler Master GM34-CW, $ 629 at B&H Photo. It looks as much like the Dell, actually, so I would go for the much cheaper Alienware option of the two.