Dell Alienware AW2721D:
240Hz refresh rate
HDR 600 certificate
DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.2 and 3.5mm audio jack
When unpacking this Alienware monitor, it quickly becomes apparent that it is not your average open plan monitor. Although the size of the screen and the narrow bezels make the monitor look slim from the front, it’s bulky from the back. The matte white finish helps a bit to hide the size, but the monitor is anything but inconspicuous. This is of course additionally enhanced by the RGB lighting in the logo, under the monitor and on the back of the foot. Even the on/off button has an RGB LED. Fortunately, the back of a monitor usually faces a wall, but there are certainly more elegant models on the market if you put it in the middle of the living room.
Ergonomically, this Alienware has everything you could wish for. The monitor can swivel, tilt, tilt forwards and backwards and can be adjusted in height. In addition, all common connections are present, such as HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, a USB 3.2 hub and a connection for headphones. There are no loudspeakers, but that doesn’t wake anyone up. Especially if you spend more than 700 euros on a monitor, you can probably miss a few tens for a usually much better separate speaker set.
This may even be the best gaming screen we’ve tested yet.