Alienware launches trio of speedy gaming monitors with NVIDIA G-Sync

Alienware Aw3821dw 38 Curved
Alienware Aw3821dw 38 Curved (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Alienware launched three new gaming monitors today.
  • The models come in 25, 27, and 38 inch sizes with fast refresh rates and NVIDIA G-Synch.
  • All three are expected to launch in the U.S. in November starting at $900.

Alongside two new PCs, Dell launched three new Alienware monitors today that cover ground from esports to ultrawide immersion. Though they also cover a wide range of sizes, the unifying theme is they're all fast, and they all sport support for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate.

First up is the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521H), which the company says is aimed squarely at esports pros. That's largely because of its insanely fast 360Hz refresh rate, which is becoming more of a thing on esports displays these days. Beyond its refresh rate, the 1080p IPS display can also work with NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer to give you a latency measurement for both your monitor and compatible mice.

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Source: Dell Alienware AW2521H. (Image credit: Source: Dell)

Stepping up slightly in size is the Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor (AW2721D), which moves up to a QHD resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate. This one is certified for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate and includes VESA DisplayHDR 600 for vibrant contrast in games that support HDR. Alienware also boasts about its IPS Nano Color display that can hit 131 percent of the sRGB and 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamuts.

Lastly, theres the Alienware 38 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3821DW), a 38-inch, 144Hz ultrawide beast that's meant to pull you into your games. With a 3440 x 1440 resolution, this monitor also features an IPS Nano Color display that can hit 95 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification. There's also NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate support here, to boot.

All three of the monitors are built on Alienware's "Legend" design language, featuring customizable lighting that can be set by you or react to in-game events. An ambient light sensor in the monitors also automatically adjusts the screen brightness based on the room around you.

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CategoryAlienware 38 CurvedAlienware 27Alienware 25
Display size37.5 inches27 inches24.5 inches
Panel techFast IPS Nano ColorFast IPS Nano ColorFast IPS
Redolution3840 x 1600 at 144Hz (DP)3840 x 1600 at 85Hz (HDMI)2560 x 1440 at 240Hz (DP)2560 x 1440 at 144Hz (HDMI)1920 x 1080 at 360Hz (DP)1920 x 1080 at 240Hz (HDMI)
Brightness450 nits450 nits400 nits
Color gamut130.6% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3131.3% sRGB, 98% DCI-P399% sRGB
Color depth1.07 billion colors1.07 billion colors16.78 million colors
HDR supportVESA DisplayHDR 600VESA DisplayHDR 600HDR10
Response time1ms gray-to-gray1ms gray-to-gray1ms gray-to-gray
AlienFX lighting4 zones4 zones3 zones
Ambient light sensorYesYesYes
Adaptive syncNVIDIA G-Sync UltimateNVIDIA G-Sync UltimateNVIDIA G-Sync
Connectivity2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x audio line-out, 1x headphone-out2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x audio line-out, 1x headphone-out2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (one with NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer), 1x audio line-out, 1x headphone-out

As for availability, all three are available in China this month and are expected to launch in the U.S., EMEA, and APJ regions in November. Pricing is set at $900 for the 25-inch model, $1,100 for the 27-inch model, and $1,900 for the 38-inch curved ultrawide.

With a new set of monitors from Alienware on the way, it'll be worth keeping an eye out for any Prime Day deals that roll out for the company's older monitors next week, too. Particularly if you're interested in getting a solid curved ultrawide without losing an arm and a leg, there's a chance we could see some big price cuts on the 34-inch Alienware AW3420DW. It has already dropped considerably from its initial $1,500 price, but we may see more discounts during Amazon's annual sales event.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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