Alienware announces new gaming monitors with up to 360Hz refresh rate

Alienware announces new gaming monitors with up to 360Hz refresh rate

Dell’s Alienware brand has announced a pair of new gaming monitors, the Alienware 25 and Alienware 27. Of the two, the Alienware 27 is more aimed toward higher-end gaming, while the Alienware 25 is a bit more mainstream while focusing on competitive e-sports gaming. Neither of these is extremely high-end, though, like the 480Hz display Alienware is using on some laptops now.

In addition to the sharp Quad HD resolution, the Alienware 27 comes with a 240Hz refresh rate by default, though it can be overclocked to 280Hz. It supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and it’s Nvidia G-Sync compatible, in addition to also officially supporting VESA Adaptive Sync. It’s a Nano IPS panel with a 1ms response time, and it also comes with 95% coverage of DCI-P3, making it suitable for content creation as well as gaming. There’s even a Creator Mode in the monitor’s OSD, which you can enable to get better color accuracy and uniformity for content creation. Beyond that, the display supports DisplayHDR 600 as well.

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Rear view of the Alienware 27 monitor with the headphone stand deplyed and holding a pair of headphones

Aside from the panel itself, the monitor comes with Alienware’s Legend 2.0 design language, featuring 360-degree ventilation, improved cable management, and RGB lighting. The stand support tilt, swivel, height, and pivot adjustments, too.

As for the Alienware 25, it’s more of a mid-range offering, with Full HD resolution and a 360Hz refresh rate. It comes with AMD FreeSync Premium support and VESA Adaptive Sync certification, plus it has a response time as low as 0.5ms, so it’s ideal for competitive fast-paced titles. The monitor covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut as well.

Angled front view of the Alienware 25 monitor

Design-wise, the Alienware 25 has a different, hexagonal stand that takes up less desk space, and while it lacks RGB lighting, it still has a similar design language to the Alienware 27. It also supports tilt, height, swivel, and pivot adjustment, so you’re not missing out on those. There’s a retractable headphone stand, too, which the Alienware 27 also has.

Of the two monitors, the Alienware 25 will launch first in the US, with a release date set for September 7th for $449.99 USD (or $569.99 CAD in Canada). The Alienware 27 is set to launch on October 6th for $649.99 USD ($829.99 CAD).

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