Sticking with a promise it made in June, Dell in the interim launched an organization launch date for a monitor that began off as an thought product beneath its Alienware model—a 55-inch gaming monitor with a 4K decision OLED current. The monitor (AW5520QF) is about to launch on September 30, 2019, with a $3,999.99 MSRP.
Dell first teased this current at CES earlier this 12 months, and by mid-year, we began to marvel if it’ll ever graduate from thought territory correct proper right into a provide product. Then only a few months beforehand, Dell instructed us it was “positively” sure for retail, however stopped shy of providing up a launch date or value. Now everybody is aware of each.
OLED displays mustn’t new by any stretch, and there are even greater ones in the marketplace for those who occur to happen to go in the hunt for a TV. A lot of of them are incredible for gaming. From Dell’s selling and promoting and advertising and marketing perspective, what fashions this one aside is it is the principle 55-inch OLED gaming monitor ever constructed.
It checks fairly a couple of fascinating containers—4K decision, OLED panel, 120Hz variable refresh price, ultra-fast 0.5ms (GtG) response time, and FreeSync help. The AW5520WF furthermore incorporates a super-thin bezel, and naturally RGB lighting (AlienFX) is a part of the bundle deal.
Connection selections embrace a DisplayPort 1.2 and three HDMI 2.Zero ports. There’s furthermore a built-in USB hub with 4 downstream USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one among which is powered), together with a headphone output and an S/PDIF audio line-out jack. We have now now now in no way been enamored by audio system which could possibly be constructed correct proper right into a monitor, nonetheless it has these as accurately—a pair of 14W cans tuned by Waves MaxxAudio.
Dell’s asking value is hefty, although. CNET makes the comparability in specs to LG’s OLED55CP9UA, which sells for spherical $1,600. That one furthermore boasts a 4K decision and 120Hz refresh price, and a TV tuner aside from. Alienware’s monitor helps FreeSync, however there isn’t any stage out of HDR visuals as there is also with LG’s TV.
So, as fascinating because of the AW5520WF is, it is perhaps a tough promote when it debuts subsequent month. There’s furthermore the precedence for burn-in, because of it applies to OLED panels.
Dell furthermore has only some cheaper gaming exhibits on faucet. One is a 34-inch curved current (AW3420DW) with an IPS panel, WQHD decision, and 120Hz refresh price, in the marketplace August 28 for $1,499.99. The second is a 32-inch curved monitor (S3220DGV) with a QHD decision, 165Hz refresh price, and FreeSync 2 HDR help provide August 28 for $599.99. And at last, there’s a 27-inch monitor (AW2720HF) with an IPS panel, 1080p decision, and 240Hz refresh price arriving on September 17 for $599.99.