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Alienware announces two gaming monitors, sporting 240Hz and 120Hz refresh rates

Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor
Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Alienware announced two new gaming monitors.
  • The 27-inch monitor focuses on speed, and the 34-inch monitor has a curved screen that increases immersion.
  • The Alienware 27 features a 240Hz display and the Alienware 34 features a 120Hz curved display.
  • The monitors are expected to launch on September 17 and August 28 for the Alienware 27 and Alienware 34, respectively.

Alienware announced two new gaming monitors, the Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor and the Alienware 34 Gaming Monitor. Both monitors focus on fast gameplay and come in a "lunar light" white color. The Alienware 27 has a 240Hz refresh rate and is a flat monitor aimed at gamers looking for the quickest display possible. The Alienware 34 has a curved display which increases immersion while still having a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Alienware 27 is a 27-inch anti-glare IPS monitor. Its flagship features are related to speed. Its 240Hz refresh rate has only a 4.16ms gap between frames, half of a standard 120Hz display (8.3ms) and the display has a 1ms response time when used with overdrive in Extreme mode. It utilizes AMD Radeon FreeSync technology to synchronize a PC's GPU and monitor while also reducing tearing and artifacting.

The Alienware 27 covers 99 percent of sRGB, which helps games look as developers intended. The monitor supports a quick-release VESA mount and has a cable management chamber hidden inside the stand. The back of the monitor has a wide range of ports including two HDMI ports, a display port, and audio line-out port, a USB Upstream port, a headphone jack, three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and an additional USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with power charging.

The Alienware 34 is also an IPS monitor but features a 1900R curved 34-inch display. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3440x1440. It has a 120Hz refresh rate with NVIDIA G-SYNC for smooth gameplay. It has 98 percent DCI-P3 color coverage which Alienware states equates to around 134.5 percent sRGB.

Like its smaller sibling, the Alienware 34 features a quick-release VESA mount and a hidden cable management chamber. The Alienware 34 has an audio line-out port, one HDM-in port, a DisplayPort, a USB Upstream port, three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, an additional USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with power charging, a headphone jack, and a downlight and touch sensor.

Alienware highlights that both monitors have wide viewing angles thanks to them being IPS displays. Each monitor also features an on-screen display, including an FPS counter, timer, and display alignment features.

The Alienware 27 will be available on September 17, 2019 and costs $599.99. The Alienware 34 will be available on August 28, 2019 and costs $1,499.99.

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