Sticking with a promise it made in June, Dell in the intervening time launched a company launch date for a monitor that started off as an thought product under its Alienware mannequin—a 55-inch gaming monitor with a 4K resolution OLED present. The monitor (AW5520QF) is about to launch on September 30, 2019, with a $3,999.99 MSRP.
Dell first teased this present at CES earlier this 12 months, and by mid-year, we started to marvel if it’s going to ever graduate from thought territory proper right into a supply product. Then just a few months previously, Dell instructed us it was “positively” certain for retail, nevertheless stopped shy of offering up a launch date or worth. Now everyone knows every.
OLED exhibits mustn’t new by any stretch, and there are even bigger ones on the market if you happen to occur to go in search of a TV. A number of of them are fantastic for gaming. From Dell’s promoting and advertising and marketing perspective, what models this one apart is it’s the main 55-inch OLED gaming monitor ever constructed.
It checks quite a few fascinating containers—4K resolution, OLED panel, 120Hz variable refresh cost, ultra-fast 0.5ms (GtG) response time, and FreeSync assist. The AW5520WF moreover incorporates a super-thin bezel, and naturally RGB lighting (AlienFX) is part of the bundle deal.
Connection decisions embrace a DisplayPort 1.2 and three HDMI 2.Zero ports. There’s moreover a built-in USB hub with Four downstream USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one amongst which is powered), along with a headphone output and an S/PDIF audio line-out jack. We have now now not at all been enamored by audio system which could be constructed proper right into a monitor, nonetheless it has these as correctly—a pair of 14W cans tuned by Waves MaxxAudio.
Dell’s asking worth is hefty, though. CNET makes the comparability in specs to LG’s OLED55CP9UA, which sells for spherical $1,600. That one moreover boasts a 4K resolution and 120Hz refresh cost, and a TV tuner apart from. Alienware’s monitor helps FreeSync, nevertheless there is no level out of HDR visuals as there could also be with LG’s TV.
So, as fascinating as a result of the AW5520WF is, it’s maybe a difficult promote when it debuts subsequent month. There’s moreover the priority for burn-in, as a result of it applies to OLED panels.
Dell moreover has only a few cheaper gaming shows on faucet. One is a 34-inch curved present (AW3420DW) with an IPS panel, WQHD resolution, and 120Hz refresh cost, on the market August 28 for $1,499.99. The second is a 32-inch curved monitor (S3220DGV) with a QHD resolution, 165Hz refresh cost, and FreeSync 2 HDR assist supply August 28 for $599.99. And finally, there is a 27-inch monitor (AW2720HF) with an IPS panel, 1080p resolution, and 240Hz refresh cost arriving on September 17 for $599.99.