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Quick OverviewDell Alienware AW2518H
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25" gaming monitor with 240Hz refresh rate and 1-ms response time. Featuring NVIDIA G-Sync technology and custom AlienFX lighting.
The AW2518H is the official gaming monitor powering the LCS, LEC and League of Legends Global Esports events.
Introducing all-new Alienware monitors, mice and keyboards 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.
See gaming differently with NVIDIA G-SYNC. This breakthrough display technology eliminates screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag with 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 for breathtaking gaming that delivers a serious competitive edge.
In addition, NVIDIA’s ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) significantly reduces blurring in moving objects for unparalleled clarity and brightness during gameplay and everyday desktop applications.
For an added rush, the optional NVIDIA 3D glasses offer an escape into a new dimension in gaming reality.
Competitive gamers and professional esports teams around the globe leverage the power of Alienware to compete at the highest level. As one of the most successful squads in the world, Team Liquid maintains its lead by designating Alienware as the team’s official gaming PCs, monitors, keyboards and mice.
Alienware machines also put the power behind competitive gaming tournaments, like ELEAGUE and ESL, because the best gamers in the world expect gear engineered with the unmatched performance and design only Alienware can deliver.
Enhance your gaming experience with AlienFX – a fully customizable RGB lighting system with 16.8 million colour variations designed to bring you closer to the worlds you play in with dynamic lighting effects tied directly to the in-game action.
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.
Thin bezels allow for flawless continuity while gaming on a multi-monitor setup.
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.
1. Power cable connector | 2. DisplayPort | 3. Line-out port | 4. USB downstream port with Power Charging | 5. Headphone jack | 6. USB 3.0 port | 7. HDMI port | 8. USB upstream port | 9. (2x) USB 3.0 port
Model - Dell Alienware AW2518H, Shape - Widescreen, Display Size (Inch) - 25 Inch, Display Type - FHD LED Display, Panel Type - TN, Touch Screen - No, Display Resolution - 1920 x 1080, Aspect Ratio - 16:9, Pixels Per Inch (PPI) - 90PPI, Display Surface - Anti-Glare, Maximum Brightness (cd/m2) - 400cd/m2, Contrast Ratio - 1000:1, Refresh Rate (Hz) - 240Hz, Adaptive-Sync Technology - Yes, Nvidia GeForce Adaptive-Sync/G-Sync - Yes, Color Bit / Bit Depth - 8 bit, Color Support / Display Color - 16.7 Million, Response Time (ms) - 1ms, Horizontal Viewing Angle - 170 degree, Vertical Viewing Angle - 160 degree, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, Mini DisplayPort - No, USB - 4 x USB Type-A Downstream, 1 x USB Type-B Upstream, Thunderbolt - No, Headphone Jack - Yes, Speaker (Built-in) - No, Power Consumption - 26 W, Operating Temperature - 0 degree C - 40 degree C, Height Adjustment - 0 - 130 mm, Rotation Adjustment - 180 degree, Swivel Adjustment - 40 degree, Tilt Adjustment - -5 degree - +25 degree, VESA Wall Mount Standard - 100 x 100 mm, Weight - 6.78Kg (With stand), 3.5Kg (Without stand), Dimensions - 556.26 x 419.1 x 269.24mm (With stand), 556.26 x 327.66 x 63.5mm (Without stand), Specialty - Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor, Responsive gameplay and rapid refresh, Slim bezels, Seamless gaming, Dynamic on-screen display, Others - Panel Type: TN, 72% (CIE 1931) color gamut, 72% (CIE 1976) color gamut, 82% (CIE 1976) color gamut, Adaptive-Sync Technology: NVIDIA G-SYNC, Audio Output: Yes, Power Voltage: AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz), Weight: 3.49Kg (Without stand), Part No - AW2518H, Warranty - 3 year, Country of Origin - USA, Made in/ Assemble - China
Since you will spend a huge chunk of your day looking at the screen, it is crucial to find a monitor best fits your needs. Without a good display, whatever you do on your PC will seem dull, whether you’re into gaming or any other stuff of your choice. There are tons of features and options to look out for when buying a monitor, so a close look is required beforehand.
Quick buying tips
Choose as per your need. If you are a gamer, you should look for a fast refresh rate and low response time. Professionals should seek color accuracy and for general use, users with less specific needs often opt for a monitor with high contrast VA panel.
Higher resolution for better picture quality. Resolution refers to the monitor's pixel density in length x width format. 1920x1080, also known as 1080p or full HD (FHD), is the baseline for a modern PC build. You’ll experience sharper images on a QHD or 4K monitor.
Required resolution for gaming: More pixels produce better pictures. But if you’re into gaming, those pixels can slow you down unless you have a beefy enough graphics card. Most video interfaces don’t support refresh rates faster than 60 Hz for 4K/UHD or 5K signals. Video interfaces are just beginning to support higher refresh rates at 4K resolution, but you still need a very expensive graphics card play at 4K resolution and push past 60 frames per second (fps).
The current sweet spot seems to be QHD/2K (2560x1440) resolution. With monitors up to 32 inches, you see the good density and a detailed image that isn’t too difficult for mid-priced graphics cards to handle.
If you want ultimate speed, FHD (1920x1080) delivers the highest frame rates (you won't find gaming monitors today with lower resolution). But avoid stretching that resolution past 27 inches, as you may notice a dip in image quality, with pesky individual pixels being visible.
Bigger is better. The refresh rate is described as a number in Hz, where the number is how many times your monitor refreshes per second. In other words, it's the frame rate of the monitor: the higher the number the smoother things will look. If you’re a gamer, the refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not into gaming, a 60Hz refresh rate should do.
Shorter is better. If you are a gamer, response time is a crucial feature for you. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. The highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Today’s LCD panels use three major technologies: twisted nematic (TN panel), vertical alignment (VA panel) and in-plane switching (IPS panel). Each has several variations with different advantages. TN monitors are the fastest but cheapest due to poorer viewing angles. IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels, but VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three-panel types.
G-Sync or FreeSync
Gaming monitors usually have Nvidia G-Sync (for PCs with Nvidia graphics cards) and /or AMD FreeSync (for the right running AMD graphics). Both reduce tearing and stuttering, although G-Sync monitors usually cost more than FreeSync ones.
G-Sync monitors operate from a 30 Hz refresh rate up to the monitor’s maximum. FreeSync displays are not as consistent. FreeSync monitors usually support adaptive refresh up to a monitor’s maximum refresh rate. But it’s the lower limit you must consider.
Regardless, if your budget only has room for a low-to-mid speed graphics card, you’ll want a monitor with either G-Sync or FreeSync with a low minimum refresh rate.