Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

by Mark Tyson on 13 June 2017, 11:31

Tags: Dell (NASDAQ:DELL), Alienware (NASDAQ:DELL), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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At E3 Alienware isn't just showing off powerful new gaming PC systems. It has a pair of high performance gaming monitors on show and has debuted a range of gaming keyboards and mice. For RGB enthusiasts all the peripherals feature Alienware's AlienFX lighting, which works in concert with over 150 games titles.

Monitors

Alienware has been demonstrating a 25-inch gaming monitor with either Nvidia G-Sync (AW2518H) or AMD FreeSync, (AW2518HF) support built-in. Whichever you choose the base specs are the same. The monitor is said to "offer fast, responsive gameplay with virtually no input lag, at an extremely rapid 1 ms panel response time." Furthermore, it boasts a headline max refresh rate of 240Hz.

These monitors come with three gaming preset modes, full adjustability, single-diecast stand legs, and can provide an almost seamless panoramic multi-monitor view thanks to the ultra-thin bezels.

Alienware has based both monitors upon 1920 x 1080 pixel TN panels with 400nits brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. They will become available first in the US, from today, priced at $499 (FreeSync) and $699 (G-Sync).

Keyboards

Dell is showing off both the Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard, and the Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard. Both models feature KaiHua brown mechanical keys, dedicated macro keys, backlighting, multi lighting zones, anti-ghosting and n-key rollover. Prices are $89.99 and $119.99 respectively.

Mice

The Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse has three quick switchable DPI settings and nine customisable buttons. The Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse adds swappable grips, five switchable DPI settings, up to 13 programmable buttons, an adjustable palm rest, and four variable levels of weight adjustment. These rodents are priced at $49.99 and $89.99 respectively and are available immediately.



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Why is there $200 price difference?
jnutt
Why is there $200 price difference?
Gsync requires proprietary NVidia hardware to do its refresh rate voodoo. Freesync requires nothing more than normal monitor hardware and a little firmware tweaking.

Edit: I suppose there's also the concept that there are more NVidia users out there right now thanks to Pascal success and they're clearly OK with spending a bit more, so why not charge more for a compatible display? Cash in on the closed environment.
Until they sort out this divided mess that we have with the “sync” screens, I will be sticking to good old 60hz, I refuse to pay out so much more on a monitor just because I own an Nvidia card.
EvilCycle
Until they sort out this divided mess that we have with the “sync” screens, I will be sticking to good old 60hz, I refuse to pay out so much more on a monitor just because I own an Nvidia card.

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“$699”

No way. Never. Not for a screen that small. I don't care what ‘marketing’ tries to tell me I need. We're buying the same crap over and over again and only getting small advancements. Grrr. By now ALL screens should be 4k running at 100Hz so we've at least advanced a small amount.