The Alienware AW2524H is expected to make its official debut next week at CES 2023.
Alienware is preparing its fastest desktop gaming monitor to date, according to a new leak. Today, Twitter user Chi11eddog shared an image of a purported Alienware AW2524H, an IPS monitor with a claimed refresh rate of 500 Hz. This alluring and stylish gaming monitor will be officially unveiled at CES 2023, which begins next week, according to the seasoned leaker.
We don’t have much additional information about the Alienware AW2524H. The source reveals the most important information, which is that this is a ‘fast IPS’ panel-packing monitor with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. In terms of refresh rate, this monitor is claimed to achieve 480 Hz natively via the DisplayPort connector, but it can also achieve 500Hz via the same connector with a modest overclock.
According to Alienware’s monitor terminology, the AW2524H has a 25-inch diagonal display panel (probably 24.5 inches). Most of the company’s current monitors include the next two digits of ’23,’ so it seems reasonable to assume that the new AW2524H will be available soon and will remain current through 2024. Finally, Alienware inserts a ‘D’ in the model name for curved monitors, indicating that this is a flat display. The ‘H’ suffix could indicate a very high refresh rate.
The Alienware AW2524H, as pictured by Chi11eddog, looks very similar to the current AW2523HF, which we reviewed in October, with the exception that the logo text on the back appears to be a different color / LED backlit. That model, which costs around $400, also had a fast FHS IPS panel and performed well in our tests. The new model, on the other hand, raises the top refresh rate from 360 Hz to the elusive 500 Hz. Though mainstream gamers may dismiss the increase from 360 to 500 Hz, Alienware’s upcoming gaming monitor may pique the interest of serious eSports players with powerful PCs.
We previously reported on the Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz G-Sync monitor, which was on display at the Nvidia Computex event in May. The Asus model, on the other hand, is built around a new 24-inch 1080p ‘E-TN’ eSports TN panel, which may not have as appealing color characteristics or viewing angles. Nonetheless, it’s worth revisiting that announcement because Asus and Nvidia made an effort to explain the appeal of a 500 Hz monitor in eSports gaming and the competitive advantages it could provide. The phrase “frames win games” sums up the appeal of ultra-fast refresh monitors like the ROG Swift 500.
On Thursday, January 5, CES 2023 will officially open its doors. This year will be full of PC technology treats, with most of the big names in PCs and components scheduled to deliver presentations and new products.