ALIENWARE 25 AW2518H Review Online: With the Alienware 25 is another 240-Hz monitor ready for ambitious gamers. Almost every display manufacturer now has a corresponding model on offer. Basically, the devices are quite niche products and at best for e-athletes interesting, especially since you have to fork out a lot of money for Full HD resolution, TN panel and the high frame rate and fast response time.
The Alienware 25 AW2518H with G-Sync support is currently one of the most expensive models with a price of currently 635 euros, whereby the street price is already well below the 600-euro limit due to the extensive competition. That’s a lot of money, though, because you can buy slower, but much higher-resolution and larger monitors for the same money. However, if you have the corresponding potent hardware to even get to the frame rate of 240 Hz, will probably not necessarily look at the money.
ALIENWARE 25 AW2518H Review Online
The Alienware 25 AW2518H can score points in terms of packaging and construction. No tedious pulling out of thick Styrofoam blocks, no grip to the screwdriver – the packaging was solved useful and the display is attached with a simple snap on the base. The same is stable and rests on a V-shaped foot with three points of view, which, however, needs a lot of space.
The design is subtly in black and gray. Above all, the narrow display frame, which lends itself to multi-monitor set-ups, appeals. The stand is also lit, which turns out not to be an eye-catcher. The ergonomic functions include everything your heart desires: -5 to +25 degrees inclination, 40 degrees pivoting to the left and right and 130 mm height adjustment. Even a pivot function was thought. In addition, the display can be mounted to the wall by means of a VESA 100 screw connection.
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In terms of connections, the Alienware 25 is quite generous. On the back there are 2x USB, uplink, 1x HDMI, 1x DP and 1x audio, which can be covered with a removable cover. There are also two USB ports and an audio port at the bottom of the case. A good idea, the connections are easy to reach, in contrast to the usual placement exclusively on the back.
The operation of the OSD is done via seven buttons on the bottom right, but it hapert on the label. Only when operating corresponding symbols appear on the display. Since we have seen better solutions. The OSD itself seemed to take a bit of getting used to. Nice is that there is a whole range of presets for different genres and applications. For us the options for color settings and image adjustment seemed a little too poor.
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The Alienware 25 is a 24.5-inch monitor which, as usual, was equipped with a fast TN panel with 1 ms response time at the frame rate of 240 Hz. It should be the same panel as the competition models. The expensive AW2518H version supports NVIDIA G-Sync, as usual with a hefty surcharge over the much cheaper AMD FreeSync models, which are priced at under $ 450. Accordingly, Ultra Low Motion Blur is supported, as always but only with disabled G-Sync.