We here at PC Gamer are fans of some Dell monitors. The Dell S3222DGM, a close kin of today’s Black Friday deal, ranks among our picks of the best gaming monitors of the moment, and so does Dell’s S2722DGM and Alienware AW2521HF making the list. But they miss something that this Dell S3422DWG has: an ultrawide aspect ratio.
The Dell S3422DWG is a 34-inch gaming monitor with an aspect ratio of 21:9. A little wider than your usual 16:9. It’s also rated to run at a 144Hz refresh rate and supports VESA DisplayHDR 400, which is a pretty big gate. $449.99, which is how much Dell is asking for this ultrawide monitor on its website.
I’ve worked with a few ultrawide monitors and all I can say is that there’s a key to choosing a panel that’s great for both gaming and working. It has a vertical resolution of 1440 pixels, while the contrast in height is a rocking 1080p. When you’re opening multiple windows, or trying to do a lot with Windows 11’s snap function, that extra vertical height makes all the difference — making you feel like you really have a lot to work with. There is space.
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And that’s what the Dell S3422DWG offers: a resolution of 3440 x 1440. Now in terms of gaming, you can certainly get away with a slimmer resolution, and it will be easier on your graphics card too, though in terms of all-rounders I’d really recommend the more detailed WQHD resolution.
Dell S3422DWG | 34-inch | Ultrawide | VA | FreeSync Compatible | 2ms response time |
$679.99 $449.99 at Dell (Save $230)
Ultrawides are excellent, and they could be a better upgrade for gaming if you’re worrying about dropping a lot of cash on high-refresh 4K and a capable graphics card. This Dell screen came out this year, not too long ago, and it has solid reviews all over the web. Definitely one to watch if you want to get into the world of ultrawide gaming.
That’s where this Dell deal comes in, as there aren’t many WQHD gaming monitors around this price that can offer such a specs list. One such screen is the Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ which was found for Newegg. on $450, but with the low refresh rate it doesn’t look like a good panel.
For other ultrawide options, Dell has Alienware AW3821DW IPS for $1,300, which is a really mighty beast, and there is $1,000. For Samsung Odyssey G9 on Amazon. It’s actually the new version of the screen that convinced me that ultrawide monitors were the way to go, so trust me when I say it’s gorgeous. only one Some Precious.
on the cheap end, there is Coming to Cooler Master GM34-CW at B&H Images for $629, It looks like a match for Dell, truth be told, I’d go for the much cheaper Alienware alternative of the two.