Merely days sooner than CES kicks off, Alienware launched a revamped mannequin of its 25-inch AW2518HF gaming monitor. The size and specs of the upcoming AW2521HF are largely the equivalent, apart from it swaps out the TN (twisted nematic) show on the outdated model for a greater top quality IPS (in-plane switching) panel with out sacrificing any velocity.
That’s to say it retains the equivalent 240Hz refresh value as its predecessor, making it acceptable for aggressive gaming. We have already seen some larger dimension IPS exhibits ramp to 240Hz, along with Alienware’s private AW2720HF. However, I’m not acutely aware of any 24-inch or 25-inch screens sporting IPS panels with a 240Hz refresh value.
IPS panels typically provide increased image top quality than TN screens, by way of displaying a wider shade gamut. On this case, Dell says the AW2521HF provides 99 % safety of the sRGB shade space. Viewing angles are increased as successfully, with IPS panels typically sustaining an outstanding image at as a lot as 178 ranges (horizontal and vertical). Each monitor is completely totally different, though, so we’ll must attend until we get our fingers the AW2521HF sooner than we go judgement come what might.
Alienware can be claiming the AW2521HF provides a “true” 1ms response time, presumably which means it is a gray-to-gray (GtG) measurement, which is how prolonged it takes for a pixel to fluctuate from one shade of gray to a special. Whereas not specified, I’m guessing the 1ms metric is an overdrive rating. Enabling overdrive can typically introduce ghosting (DisplayNinja has an exquisite article on the subject), though there’s no technique of understanding how plenty of an issue (if the least bit) that’s with out testing the monitor.