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Dell Alienware AW2720HF 27" Gaming Monitor

MSRP 610 USDNeoscore 56%NEX score 55%

Product Overview

Dell Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor AW2720HF is a FHD mid-tier gaming monitor that features a 240Hz refresh rate IPS panel as well as a built-in USB 3.0 hub. Released for the 2020 model year, it is joined by the AW2721D from the 2021 model year, which is essentially the same monitor in QHD.
As a high-refresh rate monitor, the Alienware AW2720HF also comes with 1ms gray-to-gray response time and 99% sRGB coverage.
Next to the AW2720HF, Dell also introduced the 34" AW3420DW and 55" OLED AW5520QF gaming monitors.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 56% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support
  • 8-bit display panel

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 55% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Outstanding peak brightness and reflection handling
  • Great ergonomics and viewing angles
  • Solid build quality
  • Super-fast 240Hz refresh rate
  • Wide viewing angles and low input lag
  • High refresh rate
Cons
  • Mediocre black uniformity
  • Sub-par contrast ratio
  • No 3.5mm jack
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x USB 3.1 (Gen 1; BC 1.2), 2x USB 3.1 (Gen 1; downstream), 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 (Type-B; upstream), 1x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)

Construction

Adjustment | Height
130 mm / 5.1181 in
Adjustment | Pivot
-90° ~ 90°
Adjustment | Swivel
-20° ~ 20°
Adjustment | Tilt
-5° ~ 21°
Camera
No
Colors
Black
VESA Mount
100 x 100 mm

Dimensions

Bezels
89.12% screen-to-body ratio
Size | Depth
3.1 in / 78.7 mm w/o stand, 9.92 in / 251.9 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
14.44 in / 366.83 mm w/o stand, 17.44 in / 443.1 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
24.12 in / 612.7 mm
Weight
4.6 kg / 10 lbs w/o stand , 8.8 kg / 19 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
350 nits
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (static)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
8 bits, 16777216 colors
Display Diagonal
27" (26.97 in / 685 mm)
Display Type
IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
Gamut
99% sRGB
Pixel Density
81 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.311 mm
Refresh Rate
48 Hz ~ 240 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)
Response Time
1 ms (min)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

Operating Humidity
10 % ~ 80 %
Operating Temperature
0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
Variable Framerate
AMD FreeSync
Video
Built in cable-management, Flicker-free technology, Dynamic on-screen display, AlienFX custom lighting

Performance

Power Consumption
29 W (average) / 73 W (max) / 20 W (eco) / 0.3 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

Production

Accessory
DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 upstream cable, Stand base, Stand riser, I/O cover
Debut
2019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 43%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Alienware AW2720HF is a good monitor for most uses. Its 27 inch screen is great for gaming, media consumption, and productivity. It has a low input lag, a fast response time, and a high refresh rate to provide a smooth and responsive gaming experience. The monitor handles reflections well and its wide viewing angles are great for sharing content.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Outstanding peak brightness and reflection handling
  • Great ergonomics and viewing angles
  • High refresh rate
  • Wide viewing angles and low input lag
Cons
  • Sub-par contrast ratio
  • Mediocre black uniformity

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Alienware AW2720HF is a 27-inch IPS panel with a blazing-fast 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and compatibility with both FreeSync and G-Sync. Even though the display is just 1080p, this sort of panel doesn't come cheap. In games, the appeal has trade-offs. The sharpness of the monitor is a little too low for us to want to read or write a lot of text on it.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Super-fast 240Hz refresh rate
  • Wide viewing angles and anti-glare coating
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • No 3.5mm jack

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell Alienware AW2720HF Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/alienware-aw2720hf. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Alienware AW2720HF review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/alienware-aw2720hf. 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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