|Standing screen display size||25 Inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor - AW2518H NVIDIA G-Sync 240Hz Refresh 1ms response time
|Screen Size||25 Inches|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Special Feature||Pivot Adjustment|
|Refresh Rate||240 Hz|
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- Designed for the enthusiast, the AW2518H delivers a futuristic style and precise form with solid stability
- See gaming differently with NVIDIA G-SYNC. This breakthrough Display technology eliminates screen tearing and minimizes Display stutter and input lag
- Lightning-fast 240Hz Native refresh rate combined with 1ms response time delivers buttery-smooth gameplay with virtually no input lag
- Specific gaming OSD (onscreen Display) design keeps your user experience in the gaming theme
- Game comfortably in your zone with a height adjustable stand, tilt, swivel and pivot features
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|Display Resolution Maximum||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920x1080 pixels|
|Screen Size||25 inches||25 inches||24.5 inches||24.5 inches||24 inches|
|Item Dimensions||10.57 x 21.88 x 20.56 inches||10.57 x 21.88 x 20.56 inches||22.44 x 20.29 x 8.9 inches||21.9 x 9.9 x 20.7 inches||8.74 x 22.44 x 16.97 inches|
|Item Weight||14.57 lbs||13.47 lbs||16.53 lbs||9.96 lbs||13.01 lbs|
|Mounting Type||VESA Compatibility - Mountable: Yes||Table mount||VESA Compatibility - Mountable: 100 x 100mm||Desk Mount||Wall Mount|
|Refresh Rate||240 hertz||240 hertz||240 hertz||360 hertz||144 hertz|
|Size||25"||25 inches||24.5 in||—||24"|
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Introducing all-new Alienware monitor featuring the iconic design you trust for exhilarating, immersive gaming. Whether you’re just starting your collection, or rounding out your arsenal, Alienware accessories are built to enhance your gaming experience as you journey deeper into the game.
Responsive gameplay and rapid refresh
Experience native refresh rates up to 240Hz for rapid-fire, tear-free graphics that don’t require user adjustments.
Lose yourself in smooth, responsive gameplay with an incredibly fast 1ms response time, and enjoy sharp, undistorted images thanks to NVIDIA G-Sync technology.
Engineered to elevate your game
Built with premium materials in a thin, easy-to-adjust design, the 25" gaming monitor stays true to the expert Alienware engineering gamers have come to expect.
Consistent with the iconic look and feel of Alienware desktops and notebooks, an epic silver and black chrome finish with Alienware badge and lighting make this the perfect addition to complete your ecosystem.
Find your ideal viewing position with tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustable features, and settle in comfortably for those marathon gaming sessions.
Custom lighting effects
Enhance your gaming experience with AlienFX – a fully customizable RGB lighting system designed to bring you closer to the worlds you play in with dynamic lighting effects tied directly to the in-game action.
Dynamic on-screen display
Stay in a gaming state of mind with a unique new gaming-centric menu with easy-to-use dashboard, plus customizable preset game modes and guiding lines for multi-screen setup.
Ports and Slots:
1. DP1.2 | 2. Audio out | 3. Headphone jack | 4. (4x) USB3.0 + (1x) upstream | 5. HDMI1.4.
1. DP cable.
2. USB 3.0 upstream cable.
3. Power cable.
|Diagonal Viewing Size||24.5-inch|
|Maximum Preset Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|G-SYNC Support||NVIDIA G-SYNC technology|
|Width||Width 555.8 mm (21.88 inches)|
|Depth||Depth 268.6 mm (10.57 inches)|
|Adjustability||HAS, Tilt, Pivot, Swivel|
Alienware' S new 25-inch gaming monitor packs premium gaming performance features into a captivating display. Featuring iconic Alienware design, custom AlienFX lighting, 240Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology with Ultra low motion blur technology for smooth responsive gameplay.
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2018
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-240Hz!!!!!!!!!!! (You knew this had to be here.)
-G-sync is amazing, and paired with the 240Hz it's so smooth I have trouble leaving my wife alone in the room with it.
-The bezel is thinner than my wallet after buying this thing.
-The panel is great. For a TN panel it has good colors and view angles, but of course it will never compete with a VA or IPS panel in these departments. I won the lottery and had not a single dead pixel on arrival, looks great!
-Aesthetics are always going to be subjective, but I like the AW features on this monitor, it stands out, there's no doubt of it's AW heritage, but it isn't slapping me in the face with it and looks clean (looking at you Asus ROG and Acer Predator).
-Build quality is tops. None of the plastics feel cheap and all the metal construction adds to the premium feel.
-The build quality comes at a cost...weight and bulk. This thing is fairly hefty and I'm certain I would have thrown a tantrum trying to wire and mount this baby if it weren't for the 90° rotation on the stand (and bear in mind this is only a 25" monitor).
-It's expensive. This is not a negative though in my humble opinion. G-Sync modules are a premium that makes the cost of a monitor shoot through the roof. This is not Dell/AW's fault, merely a fact of life (currently) and if you want absolute top end and flawless performance, you need to get an Nvidia GPU and a G-Sync monitor. This monitor is priced right along with others in it's class and quality (Acer Predator has a TN panel, 1440p, 144Hz that is similar in price, and Asus has at least one monitor that also has the same feature set as the AW2518H for around the same price). So again, not a negative point to me, given the state of things, but worth talking about.
-The OSD and other menu features are great, they work, are self-explanatory, and do what they need to do. I would have greatly preferred some kind of multi-directional switch similar to other monitors in this class and price-point though.
-240Hz is amazing, as I've said. But, to run this monitor at it's full potential you need a top end GPU to take advantage of those delicious frames (think at a minimum a GTX 1080 and preferably a 1080Ti or RTX 2080). That's not to say that this can't be run on a lesser card, My wife's system (which currently runs a GTX 1070) still works well with it, thanks to G-Sync. Whether she is in the mid double-digit frames per second or blazing at a little over 200, it's always smooth as butter. So TL;DR: don't expect the 240Hz to be fully realized without a top end GPU.
-Can we all take a moment to give the design team a round of applause for the top-notch build quality? I know I've mentioned it in all three categories now, but seriously this thing is a tank. However, you guys seriously over did the stand. It's massive. Don't get me wrong, I can shake the desk like it owes me money and that monitor doesn't move a millimeter. It has a nice layer of a type of silicone rubber under the stand that sticks to my tempered glass desktop like glue. But it also covers a serious amount of real estate. We're talking enough to land a SpaceX rocket on. I replaced my wife's old 24" Asus monitor with this, and within 20 or 30 minutes of gameplay after tweaking the settings and getting the colors and stuff where she liked it we had to completely reorganize her desk to accommodate this behemoth of a stand because she kept banging her mouse on it.
To be fair to Alienware/Dell, this monitor is a 5-star that only loses it's perfection status to it's overly bulky stand. I'm sure that the shape could be changed to make it more desktop-friendly without sacrificing stability.
Otherwise you folks made an amazing monitor.
I would however not recommend paying the full asking price for this monitor because of a couple of quirks which I will outline below.
The panel itself is pretty even upon first glance, but with closer inspection it is evident that it suffers from the same issues that other the other 240HZ monitors have. Because they are all using the same AUO 240HZ panels, there will be similarities.
The issue that I found are the following:
1. The edges of the monitor have a sort of "dirty" look where they look to be darker. This is because of a certain cloudiness that the panel has. What this means is that looking at solid white, grey, and black images reveal that the panel is not really consistent in it's lighting.
Both panels I had suffered from this, with the replacement being considerably worse and also suffering from a bit of back-light bleed on the bottom edge. My original monitor has NO back-light bleed, but suffers from the same uneven cloudy looking panel.
2. Setting the monitor to anything other than "normal" response times causes extreme, and very noticeable overshoot. At first I thought this was an issue because who doesn't want faster response time? It turns out that "response time" is usually synonymous with "overdrive" on these panels, and the default setting of "normal" still has the advertised 1ms GTG response time without the need of over-driving, since at 240HZ there is little to no ghosting. I suggest ignoring this setting.
3. ULMB seems to be finnicky. The manual states that turning off G-Sync int he Nvidia control panel will allow you to turn on the ULMB setting on the monitor, but this wasn't true for both monitors I tested. Turning off the G-Sync didn't stop this setting from being grayed out, and as of now I have no idea how to turn it on, but it's not the biggest deal since the screen doesn't get overly blurry in chaotic gaming moments.
4. Unlike most monitors this doesn't have a dedicated "Turn on G-Sync" option. This is minor, but very confusing if you're using to turning on G-Sync in the NVCP and then on your monitor. According to the Manual the monitor will be running in G-Sync as long as it's turned on in the N-Vidia control panel.
Now for the pros.
1. The monitor is geared towards gaming performance and it performs wonderfully. The 240HZ is definitely noticeable even when you're not gaming. Mouse smoothness is better than 144hz when doing day-to-day tasks, and if ou can push 200+FPS in games you will notice a difference. In MOBA and shooters like CS:GO that are easy to push to 300+FPS the lowered input delay and smoothness is very nice.
2. The stand, while possibly over-designed is fantastic. It is heavy, solid, and very stable. The monitor can twist and turn without the base moving form where you planted it, and the cable routing does its job. I wish that it allowed for a bit more forward tilt but that's minor.
The bottom line is, the panel quality is mediocre. Uneven backlighting and clouding issues, but this isn't unique to this monitor. You will have a certain degree of this with any of the AUO 240HZ Tn panels, which is all of the 24.5-25 inch monitors on the market at the moment, but that's not what you're paying for. You're paying for a solid quality monitor with a very heavy duty stand and unparalleled gaming performance.
If you can snag this at $430 or below it is a steal. The "g-sync tax" is only about $80 over it's freesync counterpart and is worth it for times when you cant push 244fps and don't want screen tearing. considering that most 144hz g-sync monitors hover around $350-400 paying a slight bit more for some future proofing is definitely worth it. Dell's customer service and warranty has always been top notch for their monitors from my experience, with the benefit of being able to take advantage of their Alienware specific customer service.
This is a highly niche monitor for those looking to get the most performance out of a GPU that can put it out. Do not buy this if you have a mid-tier graphics card that won't be capable of making the most out of those 240hz. Also, i got lucky with my delivery. The damage to the packageing was superficial so it's nothing to complain about, some packages may be mishandled, some packages might just be DoA or have dead pixels by just factory defect. That is the risk you run when you have a 3rd party seller providing you tech. Amazon does it's best to prevent these issues, but sometimes you are just unlucky. It is by no fault of the product itself. So if you see these 1-2 star ratings and get worried if this monitor is worth it, let me lay it out for you, YES* If you are a part of the the very small niche of computer owners that not only have a machine capable of using this monitor to it's full potential, but also are purchasing with the intention of using it to it's full capacity. Save yourself some money and a get 144 hz monitor that will do just fine otherwise. For those still on board with purchasing, you just gotta hope you're one of the lucky ones and it arrives in one piece. If it doesn't, you can just return it and get a new one or go to a computer store and pay full price and personally ensure it gets home safe. I hope this has been helpful.
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- buttons are located underneath the monitor so that was a plus as I have this positioned next to another monitor on my desk
- Menu UI doesn't feel clunky to navigate through
- The metal stand takes up a decent amount of real estate, but it's not too obtrusive
The default settings are quite nice.