Alienware 240Hz Gaming Monitor 24.5 Inch Full HD Monitor with IPS Technology, Dark Gray - Dark Side of the Moon - AW2521HF
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Yes, Alienware only offers one 4K monitor, which is a 55" OLED display. However, it comes at a high price. About 3.
No, this is overkill because the PS5 can only run at 120hz/120fps, and the monitor is designed for computers that can run at high framerates of 144 to 240.br>br>Also, for a PS4, get a 60hz monitor because that is the maximum fps and hz it can handle.
The Alienware AW2521HF does have a Display Port, HDMI, and USB 3.0 port. 0 cable.
Yes, it's an excellent gaming platform. Simply disable Vsync and change the refresh rate to 240 HZ in Windows. Rocket League runs extremely smoothly on my RTX 2080, which is particularly noticeable when the camera pans as the game adjusts. It also appears to be quite appealing.
Selected User Reviews For Alienware 240Hz Gaming Monitor 24.5 Inch Full HD Monitor with IPS Technology, Dark Gray - Dark Side of the Moon - AW2521HF
Instead, go with 1440p. I may have been too harsh in awarding this three stars. It's possible I got a lemon because every monitor has a different manufacturing variable, so I might have gotten a subpar display. br>br>It's worth noting that I got this for a bargain. Amazon is selling it for $315. It has some nice features, though the stand is ridiculously wide and doesn't raise up high enough (had to put it on a cardboard box). The reason I didn't buy the Dell 1440p TN version was because of color banding complaints, which I didn't realize could be fixed to some extent, and, frankly, TN displays are being phased out in favor of better technology. In this day and age, both IPS and VG displays are rapidly improving. This one has a PPI of only 88, which can be seen in the current version of Modern Warfare. Although my old 144hz ASUS VG248QE only has 91, it appears to be much clearer for some reason. It wasn't able to work with G-. This is why I went shopping for something better than sync/Freesync, etc. The 123 PPI of the 1440p Dell S2417DG TN is incredible. People were raving about how the AW2521HF was IPS and thus had better color and so on, but that was not the case in my case. br>br>BTW, I had another Dell 27in S2719DGF with a 1440p resolution and 109 PPI, but I returned it due to my lack of knowledge about G-Sync. Windows 7 doesn't have a synch compatibility option. I chalked it up to the Amazon description's failure to mention it. I've learned my lesson now. Amazon apologies for the inconvenience. When it comes to Freesync/G-Sync, Microsoft has FORCED Nvidia to abandon Windows 7. compatibility with synchronization Nvidia stated that this is because every time Microsoft updates Windows 10, it is effectively a new operating system, causing a LOT of work for Nvidia, and they no longer have the resources to work on features like G-Sync. sync compatibility, and it appears that Freestyle is also available for Windows 7. br>br>This monitor had a SLIGHTLY milky display, which I hadn't seen in a long time, and the lighting seemed to overpower the good colors. I was fed up and went to the Lagom calibration site, but as I fiddled with the monitor settings, trying to get all of the blocks on all of the bars to show up, I discovered that a couple of them wouldn't show up unless I raised a setting TOO HIGH, making the display unattractive. The only way to fix it is to use the Nvidia control panel's color settings or the Freestyle filters (which, despite what the driver pages claim, are no longer available for Windows 7). br>br>I ran a slew of benchmarks at 240 and 144 hz, g-force, and g-force g-force g-force g-force g-force g-force g-force g-force My old Asus monitor outperformed it by a small margin when it came to sync on/off. 240hz must be a little more difficult for my RTX 2070 Super than 144hz. br>br>So the bottom line is that the image quality (slightly higher pixel density) on my OLD Asus 144hz monitor appears to be better. Maybe I'm just being picky, but the image quality in Warzone isn't nearly as good as it was on the Asus. Let the venomous remarks commence!.
Crisp and silky in texture. I have no prior experience with a 240hz refresh rate monitor, so I have nothing to compare it to. I switched from a 32-inch 2k 75hz monitor and was a little concerned about losing the higher resolution. This was not a big deal because of the smaller screen. Although there is a difference, it isn't noticeable due to my previous monitor's pixel density. I was also concerned about the smaller monitor size, which was an issue for about an hour of gaming before fading away due to the monitor's excellent response time and refresh rate. br>br>I primarily play Apex Legends, MW, Valorant, CSGO, and a small amount of Overwatch. Seriously, it's changed the game. All of these games run at around 200fps or higher on this monitor, and I've noticed a significant improvement in my gaming ability as a result of it. It's never been simpler to keep track of your belongings. Colors were fairly accurate under my custom setting, and I used a calibration tool to get it exactly where it needed to be, but most people will be fine with just a few tweaks if they aren't doing anything other than gaming and watching videos. Because every monitor is different in this regard, your most color accurate setting may differ from your monitor's. There is no ghosting on my monitor, and there are no dead pixels. br>br>I got it for $315, but if you can find it for less than $400, go for it. Take a chance. Again, this is coming from someone who had never previously played on a 240hz monitor. I may not be the best person to make a purchase decision based on, but the majority of the reviews I read and watched prior to purchasing this monitor expressed similar sentiments. So far, my purchase has been a great success.
For the price I paid ($315, on sale), it's a well-balanced monitor. Because it was out of stock at the time, I had to wait nearly a month for it to arrive.
- Nice operating system with lots of options for tweaking settings and creating profilesbr>- The screen is a good size because of the high pixel density. br>- As an ips, the color is fantastic. br>- When set to fast or super fast, the response time is excellent, but the ghosting artifacts are not worth it. br>- Great colors make it easy to see, and there are nice settings for adjusting the darkness to make it easier to see. br>br>Cons:
- There is a great deal of ghosting in Extreme. br> There are no speakers, which isn't a big deal for gamers. br>- Mine came with one pixel missing right away, which was a mistake on Alienware's part, so it's green when turned on. br>- The lighting is mostly good for the power led and back led strip, but no white setting is available. br>- The stand is well-made and sturdy, but it is heavy and protrudes a little too far away from the user. br>br>Overall, the monitor is a steal if you can find it for $350 or less, possibly even under $399, if you really want a good low response time ips for the color monitor.
I purchased the AW2521HF because I needed a fast IPS display. Currently, I'm using an Xbox One X, but I'll be upgrading to a PC soon. It's incredibly simple to put together and doesn't require any tools. Games run incredibly smoothly and look fantastic at 1080p @120hz. I mostly play shooters, and I'm looking forward to getting my PC set up so I can test out the 240hz. Alienware also did a fantastic job with the packaging. Quality and performance are screamed loud and clear.
I was surprised that it didn't have ulmb, and I almost returned it. However, with Gsync and a 237fps cap, this is a better option than ULMB! br>It comes highly recommended!.
There is a minor flaw. The monitor is fantastic, but mine had a dead pixel. I returned it, and I'm hoping that my next one will be just as good. Aside from that, the monitor is excellent.