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Dell Alienware AW2521H 25" Gaming Monitor

MSRP 970 USDNeoscore 72%NEX score 69%

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Product Overview

Dell Alienware AW2521H is a high-end 25-inch, FHD gaming monitor with ultra-fast 320Hz refresh rate supported by 1ms response time and G-SYNC support.
Like other premium devices from Alienware launched in 2020, the AW2521H shares the Legend design language debuted at CES 2019. This futuristic design complements the rich feature set and bleeding-edge technologies inside.
Designed to produce an immersive gaming experience, the AW2521H prioritizes speed: It delivers industry-leading 320Hz refresh rate. G-SYNC support combined with 1ms response time and 320Hz refresh rate eliminates visible artifacts, producing a smoothing gameplay experience.
Last but not least, the AW2521H also works as a USB hub, thanks to its four USB 3.2 downstream ports and headphone connectivity.
Other Alienware gaming monitors in the 2021 Model Year include the 144Hz 2300R-curved AW3821DW in 38-inch, the 240Hz AW2721D in 27-inch, and the 240Hz AW2521HF/AW2521HFL in 25-inch.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • High 90.11 % screen-to-body ratio
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support
  • 8-bit display panel

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great ergonomics and wide viewing angles
  • Outstanding response time with native G-SYNC support
  • Incredible response time
  • Superb reflection handling
  • Impressive peak brightness
  • Amazingly high refresh rate
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio
  • 1080p resolution may be too limiting for some
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x USB 3.0 (Type-B; upstream), 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out (headphones), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out (line-out), 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 3x USB 3.0 (Type-A; downstream), 1x USB 3.0 (Type-A; downstream; BC 1.2 2A)

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
90.11% screen-to-body ratio
Size | Depth
2.87 in / 72.95 mm w/o stand, 9.92 in / 251.92 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
12.92 in / 328.24 mm w/o stand, 16.58 in / 421.21 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
21.9 in / 556.29 mm
Weight
3.55 kg / 8 lbs w/o stand , 7.17 kg / 16 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
400 nits
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (static)
Display Backlight
W-LED
Display Color Depth
8 bits, 16777216 colors
Display Diagonal
25" (24.5 in / 622.3 mm)
Display Type
IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
Gamut
99% sRGB
Pixel Density
89 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.283 mm
Refresh Rate
48 Hz ~ 360 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
NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD FreeSync Premium
Video
Low Blue Light, Flicker-free technology

Performance

Power Consumption
24 W (average) / 72 W (max) / 12.8 W (eco) / 0.3 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

Production

Accessory
DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 Type-B to Type-A cable
Debut
2020

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External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Dell Alienware AW2521H is great for gaming thanks to its extremely high 360Hz refresh rate, G-SYNC support, exceptionally low input lag, and incredible response time. It's good for office use because it has great ergonomics and wide viewing angles, but the 1080p resolution may be too limiting for some. It gets bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms, and it has good reflection handling.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great ergonomics and wide viewing angles
  • Extremely low input lag
  • Incredible response time
  • Amazingly high refresh rate
  • Outstanding response time with native G-SYNC support
  • Impressive peak brightness
  • Superb reflection handling
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio
  • 1080p resolution may be too limiting for some

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell Alienware AW2521H Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/alienware-aw2521h. 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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