Dell claims that its new curved monitor will make you a better gamer


What good is having an ultra-powerful PC if you’re still connecting it to a dusty old monitor? We reckon doing so would be pretty silly. Good thing that alongside the new Alienware Area 51, Dell’s pulled the curtain back on its 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W display then. It boasts a wider-than-widescreen 21:9 aspect ratio that’s paired with 3,440 x 1,440 lines of resolution and a curved screen. Dell says that the monitor’s wide field of view mated with its curves will give gamers a leg up on the competition because, compared to flat monitors, less eye movement is needed to take advantage of the player’s peripheral vision.

Alienware’s Area-51 gaming desktop isn’t the only extreme product the company has today. Joining the triangular monster in the usual form-factor stakes is the Dell UltraSharp 34-inch Monitor (U3415W), the company’s first curved display, targeting gamers as well as game developers. Running at WQHD 3440 x 1440 resolution, with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the U3415W promises less eye-movement around the screen whether you’re gaming or running productivity apps. Connectivity includes HDMI 2.0, MHL, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort. There are dual 9W speakers, too, and a fully-adjustable stand. Dell has even made it easier to combine several of the displays into one huge panel, slimming the bezels down so that they present a minimal distraction between each screen. That could be handy if you’re a flight-sim enthusiast, or just really, really love being surrounded by Word documents. The Dell UltraSharp 34-inch Monitor will be up for order in China in November, and then globally from December. No word on pricing at this stage.

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