Quick & Deadly: Alienware 25 (AW2521HF) 240 Hz Fast IPS Monitor Revealedby Anton Shilov on January 2, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Dell’s Alienware was among the first brands to offer a 27-inch Fast IPS gaming display featuring a 240 Hz refresh rate back in August, 2019. This spring, the company will in turn be one of the first suppliers to start selling a 25-inch "Fast IPS" monitor, which will combine high quality color reproduction with the kind of extreme performance that the Alienware brand is known for.
The Alienware 25 (AW2521HF) gaming monitor is based on a 25-inch "Fast IPS" panel featuring a 1920x1080 resolution, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 1 ms GtG response time, and a variable refresh rate of up to 240 Hz. Officially, the monitor supports AMD’s FreeSync technology, but it is also pending for the NVIDIA G-Sync compatible logotype. For now, Dell does not disclose other characteristics of the display, but expect its brightness and contrast ratio to be similar to that of the Alienware 27 launched in 2019.
Like other products carrying the Alienware brand, the new AW2521HF monitor uses the ‘Legend’ futuristic design language with addressable AlienFX RGB LEDs. Obviously, the monitor comes with an adjustable stand and versatile connectivity with integrated cable management, in line with other higher end gaming LCDs.
|The Alienaware 25 IPS Display with 240 Hz Refresh Rate|
|Panel||25-inch class IPS|
|Native Resolution||1920 × 1080|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
|Dynamic Refresh||Technology||AMD FreeSync|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Response Time||1 ms GtG|
|Pixel Pitch||~0.2883 mm²|
|Pixel Density||~88 PPI|
|Color Gamut Support||99% sRGB|
|Stand||Height: +/- ? mm,
Tilt: ?° to ?°
Swivel: ?° to ?
Pivot: ?° to ?°
Built in cable management
Dell will start sales of the Alienware 25 gaming monitor on March 11, 2020. The company yet has to announce pricing of the device, but it is safe to say that it will be lower than that of its 27-inch 240 Hz counterpart which carries an MSRP of $599.99.
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milkywayer - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link"quick and deadly", that's what my partner labels my farts as.
I get the need for faster displays but isn't 1080p super low res for 25 inches?
Ast1on - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link1080p is the best resolution for 24 inches (25 inches still great) pixelwise.
Alistair - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - linklet's hope it works correctly unlike the TN model:
every time i set it to 240hz i got massive ghosting (easily visible when scrolling up and down a grey website with black horizontal lines), and if i set it back to 120hz it was fine, the overdrive setting was messed up and could not be adjusted (the high low settings did nothing)
Santoval - Friday, January 3, 2020 - linkMore likely, since this is an IPS panel, the ghosting will be even worse. TN panels have less ghosting to natively faster response times (though when overdrived they can look worse due to dithering). This monitor must be heavily overdrived, overvoltaged and motion interpolated at its default mode, and I have no idea if that can change via settings.
prophet001 - Friday, January 3, 2020 - linkIf you read the link you posted to the tft site about overdrive then you'll see that ghosting is a side effect of the overdrive process.
RSAUser - Friday, January 3, 2020 - linkWould rather have had 1440p if the pricing is going to be above the $500 mark pre taxes.
Does anyone actually notice the gain past 144Hz?i do notice the 60-144 difference, but from 144-240 I can't tell anymore.
Santoval - Friday, January 3, 2020 - linkNo person on Earth can notice the difference between 144 Hz and 240 Hz. Up to ~120 Hz tops is the limit of the best eagle eyes. Besides, native 120 Hz is *far* better than motion interpolated (with black frames, insertion of estimated frames etc) 240 Hz.
Opencg - Friday, January 3, 2020 - linkNice try with your troll
alphasquadron - Friday, January 3, 2020 - linkTo be fair Santoval, humans cannot really notice a difference above 30fps. This has been proven by science.
Ast1on - Friday, January 3, 2020 - linkIn static no, in dynamic yes.