Dell today dropped two new gaming monitorsfeaturing a unique rectractable headset stand built into the side of the panel. The Alienware 25 (AW2523HF) and Alienware 27 (AW2723DF) are the newest monitors on the block from Dell’s Alienware gaming division, and we’ll be the first to admit they look really nice.
The retractable headset holder is a neat idea that should help keep your desk clutter-free, especially if you don’t already own a stand for your gaming headset. Of course, Alienware’s promotional pictures the setup using its own Alienware Tri-Mode wireless gaming headset to complete the aesthetic.
Both monitors are Alienware’s first with VESA AdaptiveSync Display certification, an industry standard for variable rate display
There are some subtle differences between the two
The entire display is held up by a wobble-free hexagonal base. There is no audio output on this display.
Then there’s the Alienware 27 AW2723DF monitor. This is a 2560 x 1440 27-inch display with 240Hz native variable refresh rate (overclocked up to 280 Hz), fast IPS 1ms gray-to-gray response time, and AlienFX lighting. The monitor uses an LED “edgelight” backlighting system.
The display is attached to a height-and-tilt adjustable plastic stand with Alienware’s iconic Lunar Light design. Anybody with an Alienware Aurora gaming PC will love this. It also includes the same retractable headphone hook as the 25-inch model.
Both the Alienware 25 and Alienware 27
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