Alienware AW2518HF Review: Full HD 25″ Gaming Monitor7/10 (Expert Score)
Alienware’s 25 Inch Gaming Monitor packs premium gaming performance features into a captivating display. Featuring iconic Alienware design, 240 Hz refresh rate with 1 ms response time and AMD FreeSync technology for an effortlessly smooth gaming experience. Designed for the enthusiast, the…
Alienware AW2518HF Review
The Dell Alienware AW2518HF offers high end gaming performance, without the usual Price Tag for Alienware products. In this review, we will be discussing everything about the monitor, trying to find out why this is cheap in comparison to other Alienware monitors.
When you think of a 240hz Gaming Monitor by Alienware, you’re probably already thinking “I don’t have a thousand pound spare for a monitor”, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see this monitor available for just over £300! In fact, 240hz monitors are becoming more popular now, with BenQ and Acer offering a few cheap models.
Is 240hz actually needed? Or will 144hz be sufficient? It’s an age-old debate, with the differences visible but minimal. The main difference with 240hz and 144hz tends to be the price!
If you’re looking to future-proof your monitor, be wary that this AW2518HF will only provide you 1920 x 1080 resolution, meaning no 4K capabilities. However, this won’t stop the hardcore gamers from being drawn into this monitors capabilities, since the AMD Freesync tech will allow for rapid frame rates.
Alienware always tend to set the scene with their designs, bringing extra edges, curves into their products like nobody could expect. This monitor is the same. The monitor sits on the stand like it’s an Easel, being propped up by it’s 3 legs offering the Canvas. The canvas being your new gaming monitor!
It’s a well built monitor, weighing in just over 7kg, with over 3kg being attributed to the stand itself. At least your monitors safe.
There’s also a cable tidy section, meaning that it will sit perfectly on your desk, no wires to worry about.
This monitor uses TN Technology, which isn’t held in the best regard for Colour Representation. This is a little disappointing, as we feel that it’s holding the monitor back somewhat. Although colour representation isn’t mind-blowing, it’s been applauded for it’s quality of dark blacks, which is what we expect from Alienware.
The Response times are great, but no better than we expect for the price really. This will depend on whether you’re using a Free-Sync Compliant GPU.
Overall, it’s a good monitor. We aren’t sure how it will stand up in regards of future-proofing, but for the price it’s a great here-and-now monitor.
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Specification: Alienware AW2518HF Review: Full HD 25″ Gaming Monitor