Alienware announces the AW2725DF and AW3225QF (worlds first 4k 240hz and worlds first 1440p 360hz QD-OLED monitors - launches January 2024)

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I'm starting to think peak brightness will not improve with next gen monitors like these.

I've seen a couple reviews of a monitor using the next gen panel already and peak HDR brightness is still around 1000 nits like all other QD-OLEDs.

There is some difference in brightness though at various image sizes, the newer panels tend to get a little bit bright at 2% to 25% windows and at 100% full screen as well with next gen panels able to reach nearly 300nits full screen in sdr or hdr. That will please many people who thought OLED sdr is dim.

the other touted feature of next gen panels is text clarity. I can confirm that color fringing is not fixed, next gen QDOLEDs still have color fringing. The only improvement is that the edges of fonts are a bit sharper, so it should make fonts more legible anyway
 
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Was about to go for an LG C3 42" when I had a pause to think about the 32" 4k QD...

42>32, I just think I'll feel more immersed in things (but that's guesswork and research assumptions) also watching movies hubba hubba
QDOLED>WOLED seems right, but tbh both are a huge leap on my current screens
240Hz>120Hz but will I notice much difference.... No competitive gaming here.

Stuff to ponder!

Depends how close you sit to your screen. I would take 27-32" over 42" all day long for my setup
 
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It would be interesting to know roughly what price this comes in at.

1000chf? 1500 chf? If so I would sell my ultrawide version now as I intensely dislike the stupidly low vertical height and resolution. Doesn't suit me at all. 4k 32" would be perfect.
 
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Interested in the 27" 1440p, assuming the price isn't insanely high. I've wanted the 27" LG OLED for a while but it's supposed to be pants for productivity (I need a screen that is good for both gaming & productivity) due to text clarity and potential burn in. Wonder if the QD-OLED panels will have the same problematic sub-pixel layer...
 
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Interested in the 27" 1440p, assuming the price isn't insanely high. I've wanted the 27" LG OLED for a while but it's supposed to be pants for productivity (I need a screen that is good for both gaming & productivity) due to text clarity and potential burn in. Wonder if the QD-OLED panels will have the same problematic sub-pixel layer...

QD-OLEDs are not as good as RGB stripe LCDs, they are much better for text clarity than LG w-OLED monitors but not quite as good as RGB due to the subpixel layout. While RGB OLED monitors do exist, no one makes gaming monitors using JOLED RGB panels, all OLED gaming screens are w-OLED or QD-OLED
 
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they are both/all the same oled pannels, the 32" quantom dot 4k 240Hz...
im sure they will all be shown off at CES, just depends who can get them finalisied & in mass production first to market
whoever is first will be able to add 5% priec and get the early buyers. depending on final features/ coatings and supply in the regions.
 
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Unless you don't want to use compression.

DSC is really good though, I used it on my former monitor, Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 4K240. Worked very well but DSC does have some side effects, Namely sometimes when you switch on the monitor half the screen will be a weird mess of running horizontal lines so you have to power off and back on again but that's once in a blue moon and takes 5 seconds to fix. To do with lack of bandwidth.
 
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Here is the thing

Tim from hardware unboxed does monitor reviews almost every week or two and he says he can easily spot the text clarity and color fringing issues with OLED monitors and it annoys him. Yet I have no issue with text clarity on mine.

So Tim's eyes are sensitive to this because as a reviewer he's always looking for it. It's like a car reviewer will find it difficult to find a car they like because they are looking for flaws.

And yet Tim says he cannot tell the difference between DSC on and DSC off. So if a professional reviewer cannot spot any issue with lossless compression then I believe anyone who complains about DSC is being pedantic
 
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