Now is a great time to buy a new gaming monitor, with models from dozens of the major brands currently on sale. Alienware (and its parent company, Dell) produces some of the best displays for gaming, and now you can get one of its 25-inch models for just $249.99 from Dell’s website. That’s $100 below the current Amazon price.
The monitor in question is the Alienware AW2518HF, a 25-inch 1080p display with a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz. It natively supports AMD FreeSync, and according to tests from buyers, it functions with Nvidia’s G-Sync compatibility mode. That means this monitor works well with both GeForce and Radeon graphics cards, so the next time you upgrade your PC, you won’t have to worry about your monitor limiting your options.
The Alienware AW2518HF uses a Twisted Nematic display panel, which isn’t as high-quality as the VN and IPS screens found in higher-end products, but Dell’s TN panels still offer good color balance and contrast. Other features include DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 ports, four pass-through USB connectors, an audio output, and a stand that can swivel and tilt.
If you’re looking for something more premium, the Alienware AW3420DW curved 34-inch monitor is also still on sale. It only supports Nvidia G-Sync, though, so you #TeamRed folks out there are out of luck.