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Dell Alienware AW5520QF OLED Gaming Monitor

MSRP 4050 USDNeoscore 64%NEX score 77%

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Product Overview

Dell Alienware AW5520QF the world's first 55-inch OLED gaming monitor. Its gorgeous 4K OLED panel offers 120Hz refresh rate, 0.5ms response time, low input latency, and rich and accurate color reproduction.
Thanks to the OLED technology, the AW5520QF offers deep blacks and high dynamic range. Its wide 98.5% DCI-P3 color gamut assures popping colors, making this monitor a great option for productivity use as well.
The Alienware AW5520QF, like other Alienware premium monitors, come with a built-in USB 3.0 hub.
Like the 27" AW2720HF and 34" AW3420DW unveiled at the same time, the AW5520QF adopts Alienware's new Legend design language, which is both minimalist and futurist.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Gorgeous OLED panel
  • Fast 0.5 ms response time
  • High 130000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • High 93.61 % screen-to-body ratio
  • Build-in speakers included
Cons
  • No publicized HDR support
  • Stand lacks ergonomic adjustment
  • Display panel not very bright

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great 4K resolution
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great audio
  • Superb image quality
Cons
  • Expensive for a gaming monitor
  • No multi-kilobuck support
  • No HDR
  • No G-Sync support
  • No HDMI 2.1
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x USB 3.0 (downstream; BC 1.2), 3x HDMI 2.0, 1x S/PDIF, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 3x USB 3.0 (downstream), 1x USB 3.0 (upstream)

Construction

Adjustment | Height
N/A
Adjustment | Pivot
N/A
Adjustment | Swivel
N/A
Adjustment | Tilt
N/A
Camera
No
Colors
Black, Silver
Speakers
2x 14W
VESA Mount
200 x 200 mm

Dimensions

Bezels
93.61% screen-to-body ratio
Size | Depth
3.16 in / 80.3 mm w/o stand, 10.39 in / 263.91 mm w/ stand
Size | Height
28.24 in / 717.2 mm w/o stand, 30.34 in / 770.6 mm w/ stand
Size | Width
48.26 in / 1225.9 mm
Weight
25.5 kg / 56 lbs w/o stand , 26.1 kg / 57 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
130 nits / 400 nits (peak)
Contrast Ratio
130000:1 (static)
Display Color Depth
10 bits, 1073741824 colors
Display Diagonal
55" (54.64 in / 1387.8 mm)
Display Type
OLED, Anti-glare/Matte (2H)
Gamut
98.5% DCI-P3
Pixel Density
80 ppi
Pixel Pitch
0.315 mm
Refresh Rate
40 Hz ~ 120 Hz
Resolution
4K (3840x2160)
Response Time
0.5 ms (min)
Viewing Angle
120° H / 120° V

Function

Operating Humidity
10 % ~ 80 %
Operating Temperature
0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
Variable Framerate
AMD FreeSync

Performance

Power Consumption
100 W (average) / 390 W (max) / 84.75 W (eco) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

Production

Accessory
DisplatPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 cable, VESA adapter
Debut
2019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
At 55 inches it's huge -- for a computer monitor, at least -- with the broad gamut, vivid colors, spectacular blacks and superfast pixel response OLED is known for. It's important to understand that nothing compares to OLED for gaming. As a monitor, the Alienware does offer some advantages over a TV like the LG.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 120Hz refresh rate
  • Excellent gaming performance
Cons
  • No HDMI 2.1 support

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Alienware 55 is the first OLED gaming monitor. It has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, which means you can push your gaming PC's performance over 100 FPS without screen-tearing or stuttering. With color gamut up to 95 percent DCI-P3, you'll take in colors that just aren't possible on most current LCD monitors. The screen is surrounded by tiny bezels and the frame is miniscule.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
Cons
  • No G-Sync support

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
Alienware's AW5520QF is an ambitious monitor that makes sense for a small slice of gamers. The colors on the 55-inch monitor aren't just saturated — they're also true-to-life. Gamers will also appreciate the speaker's ability to separate sounds.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent speakers
Cons
  • Lag time

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score 54%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Alienware 55 OLED is a monitor/TV hybrid that should be equally comfortable in your living room as in your home office or basement gaming bunker. Brightness levels are surprisingly poor, coming in on my tests at a peak level of just 285 nits. OLEDs aren't known for being the fastest display types out there, and in the case of the 55 OLED, matters were no different.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb image quality
  • High-refresh color accuracy
  • Bright enough for gaming
Cons
  • Low brightness
  • No multi-kilobuck support

t3[5]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
Alienware 55 OLED AW5520QF is a top-of-the-range gaming monitor. OLED technology is astonishingly good at reproducing crisp, vibrant and sharp images. Response time of 0.5 ms and maximum refresh rate of 120Hz means that ghosting and tearing were simply non-existent on test. This monitor supports AMD Radeon™ FreeSync™, too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic 120Hz refresh rate
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent colour gamut
Cons
  • Expensive for a gaming monitor

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score 56%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Alienware AW5520QF has a 120Hz refresh rate and 4K resolution. AMD FreeSync technology keeps games running smoothly and without screen tearing. It doesn't support Nvidia's rival G-Sync technology, which is more widely-used by gaming laptops and PCs. There are concerns about burn-in, where images left on the OLED panel can remain, albeit faintly, for a while afterwards, and in some cases, permanently.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous design
  • Great 4K resolution
  • Great gaming performance
Cons
  • No G-Sync support
  • No HDMI 2.1

tomsguide[7]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Alienware AW5520QF 55-inch OLED gaming monitor is one of the best gaming monitors available today. It offers the best aspects of PC gaming monitors in a TV-sized package. But unlimited budgets just aren't realistic for most people, and $4,000 is an awful lot to ask.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous design
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great audio
Cons
  • No HDMI 2.1

tomshardware[8]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The AW5520QF has incredible contrast. Motion processing is an entirely different thing in the OLED world. The screen uses a grid polarizer to prevent light spread between pixels. There is no support for Dolby Vision (asus' ProArt PA32X and PUC are the only PC monitors with it)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible contrast
  • Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Vision
  • Sleek design
Cons
  • No HDR
  • No HDR support

trustedreviews[9]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor is mighty heavy at 25.5kg. The 120Hz refresh rate and 0.5ms response time are ideal for competitive gamers. AMD FreeSync, meanwhile, locks the monitors refresh rate to the game’s frames-per-second performance. OLED panel technology allows for deeper blacks, gifting the display a far superior contrast than what you’d find on the LCD panels usually housed in monitors.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Super-smooth gaming performance
  • High refresh rate
  • Low input lag
Cons
  • No HDR support
  • Lacks HDR support

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor (AW5520QF) review: Epic gaming display, but epic price doesn't add up. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/alienware-aw5520qf-monitor-review/. 2019-09-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Alienware 55 OLED monitor hands-on review. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/monitor-reviews/alienware-55-review-ces-2019/. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Alienware AW5520QF 55-inch OLED Gaming Monitor Review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/alienware-aw5520qf-55-oled-gaming-monitor. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/alienware-55-oled-gaming-monitor. 2019-09-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Alienware 55 OLED AW5520QF review: gaming monitor royalty. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/alienware-55-oled-aw5522qf-review-gaming-monitor-royalty. 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
6. ^ Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor AW5520QF review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/alienware-55-oled-gaming-monitor-aw5520qf. 2019-10-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Alienware AW5520QF 55-Inch OLED Gaming Monitor Review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/alienware-aw5520qf-55-inch-oled-gaming-monitor. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Alienware AW5520QF 55-Inch OLED Gaming Monitor Review: Better Than a TV. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/alienware-aw5520qf-55-inch-oled-gaming-monitor. 2019-11-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/alienware-55-inch-4k-oled-monitor. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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