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alienware AW3418DW Availability in the UK?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Bodster, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Daftbrown

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 1,180

    Location: Surrey

    Have you confirmed your student email address?


    Joined: Jan 31, 2009

    Posts: 4,098

    Location: London

    Yeah, phoned up today and she said she'd try to ship it out today or tomorrow, which is annoying.
  3. Lyorian


    Joined: Jul 7, 2018

    Posts: 10

    Mine took a while to process for some reason. Just had someone call me up and basically confirm my email. Then it was sorted and has arrived! The box is HUGE, but what a beautiful monitor. May have to dip in for a 2nd or wait for a 950 to accompany it.
  4. mcast


    Joined: Apr 26, 2011

    Posts: 740

    I logged in to bluelight with my nhs email, I only see 10% off codes?
    edit: I'm a muppet, it's the accessories section
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018
  5. JediFragger


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 21,161

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    20% for NHS staff makes this a damn epic deal :cool:
  6. mcast


    Joined: Apr 26, 2011

    Posts: 740

    Order confirmed at £639.97 :cool:

    I hope it's better than my Dell 2407WFP from 11 years ago :p
  7. thewanted


    Joined: Jul 27, 2007

    Posts: 4,777

    Has anyone returned one of these monitors within 14 days? Was it a painless process?
  8. Hutch


    Joined: Jul 13, 2008

    Posts: 712

    Location: Cardiff

    So close to buying one of these, just trying to find a mate who qualifies for this 20% discount.

    No one seems to have had much negative to say about the monitor which is a good sign I guess :)
  9. Saltank


    Joined: Jun 5, 2005

    Posts: 402

    Location: London

    Here are a few snaps of my new monitor. It's in a huge box and the thing is quite large, the stand isn't as bad as I expected though I want to get a monitor arm eventually.

    Initial set up

    Some backlight bleed. I wouldn't say it's as bad as the picture, however it is probably more like this.

    Out of the box I noticed some dead pixels and freaked out, there was one right in the middle, and several others around the middle/left area. Checking the backlight bleed test and doing the brush/tap trick, I think it cleared all of them, or at least the ones that are really a problem.

    For this kind of money (even with such a good sale!) you'd think they would find a way to produce panels without such faults.

    The IPS glow is quite bad however, watching some YouTube trailers in 4K 21:9, the beauty of OLED displays really makes this look like hot garbage in comparison. Though it doesn't bother me too much, I hope it's the last LCD monitor I ever get and the next ones will be micro-LED.

    Edit: My 980Ti is severly underpowered, can't wait until the 1180 is released! :D
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  10. LiE


    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 18,768

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Just bought this, hoping my Strix 1070 OC will be handle things OK if a dial back some settings.

    ETA 17th, but I'm away on holiday until 19th. Do I have any options or is one of my neighbours going to have to take in this beast?
  11. Hybridtheory


    Joined: Aug 2, 2006

    Posts: 440


    Fast delivery ! sitting nice
  12. Wilkeh


    Joined: Sep 27, 2012

    Posts: 331

    Absolutely love mine. Zero dead pixels, minimal BLB and IPS glow. 1080Ti running well, monitor is simple beautiful. Fantastic buy at £720 :)
  13. belcebuu


    Joined: May 21, 2018

    Posts: 122

    Guys how is it the AlienFX ?? does it work like the Phillips Ambilight?

    What about the returns ? the package must be massive, do you have to carry it yourself to the closest post office or can you arrange the pick up ?
  14. MattHep


    Joined: Sep 25, 2007

    Posts: 756

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Mine arrives tomorrow and I cannot wait!! It's going to make me want a GPU upgrade but I must resist....:rolleyes:
  15. belcebuu


    Joined: May 21, 2018

    Posts: 122

    That is the problem i have i want to buy both at the same time, gtx 1180 and an ultrawide 1440p, the problem is the more i wait for the monitor the cheapest it will be with the new models coming in etc, but i am worried that the Dell will become out of stock and they will have only the new models..
  16. duc999

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003

    Posts: 2,140

    Just ordered this badboy with NHS discount , £639 , cant go wrong at that price !!
  17. mcast


    Joined: Apr 26, 2011

    Posts: 740

    I'm trying to track my monitor, it says "order shipped" with :

    Package 1 SYNE click here

    I then click, enter my customer number and nothing happens.

    What am I missing?
  18. Aurhinius

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 1,414

    there should be 2 numbers you need to track. It took 24 hours to get mine to me.
  19. iostream

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 27, 2010

    Posts: 1,238

    Location: Scotland

    Couldn't resist as I got the 20% off discount :D
    Now to try and sell my Dell S2716DG!
  20. Gazb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 12, 2008

    Posts: 1,207

    Does this monitpr support 1:1 pixel mapping?
    So if a game doesn't support 21:9 you can just run it at 2560x1440 instead (with black side bars of course).