Simply days earlier than CES kicks off, Alienware introduced a revamped model of its 25-inch AW2518HF gaming monitor. The scale and specs of the upcoming AW2521HF are largely the identical, besides it swaps out the TN (twisted nematic) display on the outdated mannequin for a better high quality IPS (in-plane switching) panel with out sacrificing any velocity.
That is to say it retains the identical 240Hz refresh price as its predecessor, making it appropriate for aggressive gaming. We’ve got already seen some bigger dimension IPS shows ramp to 240Hz, together with Alienware’s personal AW2720HF. Nevertheless, I am not conscious of any 24-inch or 25-inch screens sporting IPS panels with a 240Hz refresh price.
IPS panels sometimes supply higher picture high quality than TN screens, by the use of displaying a wider shade gamut. On this case, Dell says the AW2521HF gives 99 % protection of the sRGB shade area. Viewing angles are higher as effectively, with IPS panels generally sustaining a superb picture at as much as 178 levels (horizontal and vertical). Every monitor is totally different, although, so we’ll have to attend till we get our fingers the AW2521HF earlier than we go judgement come what may.
Alienware can also be claiming the AW2521HF gives a “true” 1ms response time, presumably that means it’s a gray-to-gray (GtG) measurement, which is how lengthy it takes for a pixel to vary from one shade of grey to a different. Whereas not specified, I am guessing the 1ms metric is an overdrive ranking. Enabling overdrive can generally introduce ghosting (DisplayNinja has a wonderful article on the topic), although there isn’t any method of understanding how a lot of a difficulty (if in any respect) that is with out testing the monitor.