Get ready for some speedy gaming.
What you need to know
- Alienware launched three new gaming monitors today.
- The models come in 25, 27, and 38 inch sizes with fast refresh rates and NVIDIA G-Synch.
- All three are expected to launch in the U.S. in November starting at $900.
Alongside two new PCs, Dell launched three new Alienware monitors today that cover ground from esports to ultrawide immersion. Though they also cover a wide range of sizes, the unifying theme is they’re all fast, and they all sport support for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate.
First up is the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521H), which the company says is aimed squarely at esports pros. That’s largely because of its insanely fast 360Hz refresh rate, which is becoming more of a thing on esports displays these days. Beyond its refresh rate, the 1080p IPS display can also work with NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer to give you a latency measurement for both your monitor and compatible mice.
Stepping up slightly in size is the Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor (AW2721D), which moves up to a QHD resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate. This one is certified for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate and includes VESA DisplayHDR 600 for vibrant contrast in games that support HDR. Alienware also boasts about its IPS Nano Color display that can hit 131 percent of the sRGB and 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamuts.
Lastly, theres the Alienware 38 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3821DW), a 38-inch, 144Hz ultrawide beast that’s meant to pull you into your games. With a 3440 x 1440 resolution, this monitor also features an IPS Nano Color display that can hit 95 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification. There’s also NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate support here, to boot.
All three of the monitors are built on Alienware’s “Legend” design language, featuring customizable lighting that can be set by you or react to in-game events. An ambient light sensor in the monitors also automatically adjusts the screen brightness based on the room around you.
|Category||Alienware 38 Curved||Alienware 27||Alienware 25|
|Display size||37.5 inches||27 inches||24.5 inches|
|Panel tech||Fast IPS Nano Color||Fast IPS Nano Color||Fast IPS|
|Redolution||3840 x 1600 at 144Hz (DP)
3840 x 1600 at 85Hz (HDMI)
|2560 x 1440 at 240Hz (DP)
2560 x 1440 at 144Hz (HDMI)
|1920 x 1080 at 360Hz (DP)
1920 x 1080 at 240Hz (HDMI)
|Brightness||450 nits||450 nits||400 nits|
|Color gamut||130.6% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3||131.3% sRGB, 98% DCI-P3||99% sRGB|
|Color depth||1.07 billion colors||1.07 billion colors||16.78 million colors|
|HDR support||VESA DisplayHDR 600||VESA DisplayHDR 600||HDR10|
|Response time||1ms gray-to-gray||1ms gray-to-gray||1ms gray-to-gray|
|AlienFX lighting||4 zones||4 zones||3 zones|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Adaptive sync||NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate||NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate||NVIDIA G-Sync|
|Connectivity||2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x audio line-out, 1x headphone-out||2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x audio line-out, 1x headphone-out||2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (one with NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer), 1x audio line-out, 1x headphone-out|
As for availability, all three are available in China this month and are expected to launch in the U.S., EMEA, and APJ regions in November. Pricing is set at $900 for the 25-inch model, $1,100 for the 27-inch model, and $1,900 for the 38-inch curved ultrawide.
With a new set of monitors from Alienware on the way, it’ll be worth keeping an eye out for any Prime Day deals that roll out for the company’s older monitors next week, too. Particularly if you’re interested in getting a solid curved ultrawide without losing an arm and a leg, there’s a chance we could see some big price cuts on the 34-inch Alienware AW3420DW. It has already dropped considerably from its initial $1,500 price, but we may see more discounts during Amazon’s annual sales event.
Alienware 34 Gaming Monitor
This curved 34-inch monitor features a 120Hz display, incredible color accuracy, and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC. It’s not as large as the upcoming 38-inch model, but it’s a good way to save some cash and still jump on the ultrawide bandwagon.