Alienware unveils a 240Hz G-Sync monitor and new gaming mice and keyboards
Alienware has announced a new range of gaming accessories and monitors to pair with its systems, such as the refreshed Area-51 gaming desktop. This roll out puts Alienware in the company of brands like HP, which recently also unveiled a complete range of Omen-branded gaming input devices and peripherals to match its gaming PCs.
The Alienware 25 gaming monitor features a 24.5-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel TN panel with a 1ms response time, but the standout feature is undoubtedly the blistering 240Hz refresh rate. It joins the growing ranks of monitors like the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q, BenQ Zowie XL2540, and the Viewsonic XG2530 in offering a 240Hz refresh rate, and you should expect a butter-smooth gaming experience and even a more fluid experience on the desktop.
Another nice touch is the ultra-thin bezels on the Alienware 25, which make it suitable for multi-monitor setups.
Then there’s the Alienware 34, a more extravagant affair with an expansive 34-inch curved IPS display that boasts a 3,440 x 1,440-pixel resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. However, the display can also be overclocked to 200Hz should you wish.
As it turns out, there’s an alternative variant of the Alienware 34, this time with a more modest 2,560 x 1,080-pixel display but still featuring a 144Hz refresh rate.
All three monitors come with NVIDIA G-Sync, but the Alienware 25 is available with FreeSync as well. The FreeSync variant of the Alienware 25 will cost US$499, while the G-Sync model is more expensive at US$699.
Alienware also introduced four new gaming mice and mechanical keyboards:
- Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse (US$49)
- Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse (US$89)
- Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard (US$89)
- Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard (US$119)
Both mice are quite similar, with dedicated buttons for on-the-fly DPI switching, a total of nine programmable buttons, and customizable RGB lighting. They even have what appears to be the same shape and design.
However, the Elite can be tweaked further, and it has a three-position palm rest and modular side grips to cater to different grip styles, in addition to four weights that allow users to adjust the feel of their mouse.
The keyboards both use KaiHua Brown mechanical switches and feature five programmable macro keys and onboard memory, but the Pro Gaming model also comes with a 13-zone RGB backlighting.