The Morning After: Alienware's impressive, expensive QD-OLED gaming monitor

Worth the money?

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Have you been saving up for some new PC gaming hardware? Want something a little more satisfying than just a simple graphics card upgrade? Well, we’ve just tested out two impressive additions to pine after: Razer’s recent OLED-equipped, high-refresh-rate Blade 15 gaming laptop and the similarly gorgeous — but more static — Alienware QD-OLED gaming monitor.

Razer Blade 15

Now to the surprise of none of you, they’re both expensive. But we think they may be worth it. Razer’s new Blade 15 (we tested the $3,700 configuration… whoa) has a wide selection of high refresh rate display options, including both LCD and OLED. There’s a premium aluminum chassis with larger keycaps, too. But, I repeat, it’s almost $4,000.

Meanwhile, Alienware's 34-inch curved QD-OLED monitor has Samsung's new Quantum Dot OLED panel and rings in at $1,299. Sure, compared to Apple's $1,599 Studio Display, it's almost reasonable, but against many other monitors, this is a premium option. Both reviews are live over on the site now.

— Mat Smith 

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