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Alienware’s new gaming monitors feature fast refresh rates and a retractable headphone hanger

Igor Bonifacic

Del Releasing two new Alienware-branded monitors this fall. Before you ask, they don’t show QD-OLED Paintings like saliva that deserve AW3423DW. The most interesting of the two new monitors is the 27-inch AW2723DF. It features an LG Nano IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, a refresh rate of 240Hz, and a gray-to-gray response time of 1ms.

Factory overclocking allows you to push the refresh rate to 280Hz for games like brave And the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. For more immersive gaming, the monitor comes with support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-Sync. It doesn’t feature local dimming, but for what it’s worth, the HDR performance was good enough for the AW2723DF to earn the VESA DisplayHDR 600 badge.


The Alienware AW2723DF is the ideal monitor for gamers who create content on the side. The AW2723DF screen covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The switch in the monitor’s OSD menu allows you to switch to sRGB when working on the web. As with most Dell monitors, the AW2723DF won’t leave you needing ports. On top of the usual DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 connections, the monitor features multiple USB 3.2 Gen 1 inputs, as well as a headphone jack and audio output. All that’s missing is a file HDMI 2.1 connection for game console. New to Alienware’s design is a retractable headphone hanger. The stand offers swivel, pivot, tilt, and height adjustments. You can also mount the AW2723DF VESA standard if you want to use it with the monitor arm.

For the competitive gaming audience, there’s the AW2523HF. It comes with a 25-inch LG IPS panel featuring Full HD resolution, 360Hz refresh rate and 0.5ms gray-to-gray response time. The screen covers 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut and is FreeSync Premium Pro certified. Like its sister, the AW2523HF features a retractable hanger to store your gaming headset. The AW2523HF also comes with a hex mount instead of the V-shaped stand you find on most Alienware monitors. Dell says the design gives the AW2523HF a smaller footprint.

The Alienware AW2523HF features a hexagon stand, a feature that Dell says allows the monitor to take up less space.


Of the two monitors, the AW2523HF will arrive first. It goes on sale September 7 for $450. Meanwhile, the AW2723DF will cost $650 when it hits store shelves on October 6.

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