Alienware unveils a 240Hz G-Sync monitor and new gaming mice and keyboards
Updated on 11 Oct 2017: The new Alienware monitors and peripherals are now available to buy in Singapore. The article has been updated with pricing details.
Originally published on 13 June 2017:
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.
Both 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 S$719, while the G-Sync model is more expensive at S$1,099. The Alienware 34 doesn't have a price yet, but Dell said it would be available in the coming months.
Alienware also introduced four new gaming mice and mechanical keyboards:
- Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse (S$69)
- Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse (S$149)
- Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard (S$159)
- Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard (S$199)
Both mice share a similar shape and design, and feature dedicated buttons for on-the-fly DPI switching and customizable AlienFX RGB lighting.
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 13 programmable buttons and four weights that allow users to adjust the feel of their mouse. It also features a 12,000DPI optical sensor, compared to just 5,000DPI on the Advanced.
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.