Dell’s Alienware was among the first brands to offer a 27-inch Fast IPS gaming display featuring a 240 Hz refresh rate back in August, 2019. This spring, the company will in turn be one of the first suppliers to start selling a 25-inch "Fast IPS" monitor, which will combine high quality color reproduction with the kind of extreme performance that the Alienware brand is known for.

The Alienware 25 (AW2521HF) gaming monitor is based on a 25-inch "Fast IPS" panel featuring a 1920x1080 resolution, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 1 ms GtG response time, and a variable refresh rate of up to 240 Hz. Officially, the monitor supports AMD’s FreeSync technology, but it is also pending for the NVIDIA G-Sync compatible logotype. For now, Dell does not disclose other characteristics of the display, but expect its brightness and contrast ratio to be similar to that of the Alienware 27 launched in 2019.

Like other products carrying the Alienware brand, the new AW2521HF monitor uses the ‘Legend’ futuristic design language with addressable AlienFX RGB LEDs. Obviously, the monitor comes with an adjustable stand and versatile connectivity with integrated cable management, in line with other higher end gaming LCDs.

The Alienaware 25 IPS Display with 240 Hz Refresh Rate
  AW2521HF
Panel 25-inch class IPS
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 240 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Technology AMD FreeSync
Range ?
Brightness ? cd/m²
Contrast ?
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 1 ms GtG
Pixel Pitch ~0.2883 mm²
Pixel Density ~88 PPI
Color Gamut Support 99% sRGB
Inputs ?×DP 1.2
?×HDMI 2.0
Audio audio input
audio output
Stand Height: +/- ? mm,
Tilt: ?° to ?°
Swivel: ?° to ?
Pivot: ?° to ?°

Built in cable management
Warranty 3 years
MSRP ?

Dell will start sales of the Alienware 25 gaming monitor on March 11, 2020. The company yet has to announce pricing of the device, but it is safe to say that it will be lower than that of its 27-inch 240 Hz counterpart which carries an MSRP of $599.99.

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  • milkywayer - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    "quick and deadly", that's what my partner labels my farts as.

    I get the need for faster displays but isn't 1080p super low res for 25 inches?
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  • Ast1on - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    1080p is the best resolution for 24 inches (25 inches still great) pixelwise. Reply
  • Alistair - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    let's hope it works correctly unlike the TN model:

    every time i set it to 240hz i got massive ghosting (easily visible when scrolling up and down a grey website with black horizontal lines), and if i set it back to 120hz it was fine, the overdrive setting was messed up and could not be adjusted (the high low settings did nothing)
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  • Santoval - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    More likely, since this is an IPS panel, the ghosting will be even worse. TN panels have less ghosting to natively faster response times (though when overdrived they can look worse due to dithering). This monitor must be heavily overdrived, overvoltaged and motion interpolated at its default mode, and I have no idea if that can change via settings. Reply
  • prophet001 - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    If you read the link you posted to the tft site about overdrive then you'll see that ghosting is a side effect of the overdrive process. Reply
  • RSAUser - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    Would rather have had 1440p if the pricing is going to be above the $500 mark pre taxes.

    Does anyone actually notice the gain past 144Hz?i do notice the 60-144 difference, but from 144-240 I can't tell anymore.
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  • Santoval - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    No person on Earth can notice the difference between 144 Hz and 240 Hz. Up to ~120 Hz tops is the limit of the best eagle eyes. Besides, native 120 Hz is *far* better than motion interpolated (with black frames, insertion of estimated frames etc) 240 Hz. Reply
  • Opencg - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    Nice try with your troll Reply
  • alphasquadron - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    To be fair Santoval, humans cannot really notice a difference above 30fps. This has been proven by science. Reply
  • Ast1on - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    In static no, in dynamic yes. Reply

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