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Alienware AW2518HF 1080p 240Hz 24.5 Inch TN Gaming Monitor (Black Grey) , now £265.05 with promo @ Amazon
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Alienware AW2518HF 1080p 240Hz 24.5 Inch TN Gaming Monitor (Black Grey) , now £265.05 with promo @ Amazon

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Posted 8th Sep 2019

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i just bought one ,

Bargain , Supposed to be the best TN panel you can buy ,

some reviews say it looks like an ips panel with great colours and 400nits brightness
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  • Dell Premium Panel Exchange will send out a replacement panel within one business day during your 3-year warranty period even if only one bright pixel is found
  • Stay in a gaming state of mind with a distinct new gaming-centric menu with an easy-to-use dashboard, plus customisable preset game modes and guiding lines for multi-screen setup
  • AMD FreeSyn technology synchronizes the GPU and monitor, displaying full frames only when the monitor can display them; this minimises graphic distortions such as tearing and artifacts from forming on screen
  • As a result, you will lose yourself in smooth, responsive gameplay with an incredibly fast 1 ms response time and enjoy sharp, undistorted images
  • Built with premium materials in a thin, easy-to-adjust design, the 25 Inch gaming monitor stays true to the expert Alienware engineering gamers have come to expect

Alienware's 25 Inch Gaming Monitor packs premium gaming performance features into a captivating display. Featuring iconic Alienware design, 240 Hz refresh rate with 1 ms response time and AMD FreeSync technology for an effortlessly smooth gaming experience.
Designed for the enthusiast, the AW2518HF delivers a futuristic style and precise form with solid stability. Ultrathin bezels elevates the game by enabling a seamless multi-monitor set-up.
Lightning-fast 240 Hz native refresh rate combined with 1 ms response time delivers buttery-smooth gameplay with virtually no input lag. These features allow mouse tracking, aiming and flick shots to be that much easier for fast-paced action games like first-person shooters, racing, sports and real-time strategy games.
Built for high speed and accuracy because every millisecond counts.
Specific gaming OSD (onscreen display) design keeps your user experience in the gaming theme.
Customisable and pre-set game modes (timer, FPS counter, display alignment) found on the monitor's OSD gets you optimised game visuals without having to manually adjust.

Box Contains
  • Monitor
  • Stand and cable cover power cable
  • HDMI cable and USB 3.0 upstream cable drivers and documentation media
  • Quick set-up guide
  • Safety, environmental and regulatory Information
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Bought it back in May for 283 from amazon. Worth every single penny gsync works fine too as long as you using just one screen. With multiple games I get random black screens for around a second. Totally random might happen every 5 minutes, might not occur for 3h
I own this and can't fault it one bit, had 3 different 1440p 165hz panels and still settled on this, the colour reproduction is top notch for a TN, best I've seen, even being angles are the best I've seen on a TN, it's a great monitor
yeah i searched a ton of youtube reviews before deciding this is the 1
Fantastic monitor. I have this. Excellent colour reproduction for a TN display, responsiveness is fantastic too for fast action games. You won't be disappointed.
Ross_Findlay08/09/2019 22:09

yeah i searched a ton of youtube reviews before deciding this is the 1


You won't be disappointed. As long as you previously had a 1080p display
was using my kids p.c she had rog pg348q 1440 but i just built my own p.c so been using LG UltraGear 24GL600F which is a great little monitor but fancied this Alienware as colours are supposed to be great
Ross_Findlay08/09/2019 22:17

was using my kids p.c she had rog pg348q 1440 but i just built my own p.c …was using my kids p.c she had rog pg348q 1440 but i just built my own p.c so been using LG UltraGear 24GL600F which is a great little monitor but fancied this Alienware as colours are supposed to be great

My review of the monitor:

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Ross_Findlay08/09/2019 22:17

was using my kids p.c she had rog pg348q 1440 but i just built my own p.c …was using my kids p.c she had rog pg348q 1440 but i just built my own p.c so been using LG UltraGear 24GL600F which is a great little monitor but fancied this Alienware as colours are supposed to be great


I have two of these and they're brilliant.
will this work on non freen sync?

I have a Dell XPS laptop with a hdmi port. monitor looks good!
Having a 1080ti, 1440p at 165hz is the sweet spot.
I recently bought an msi optix 144hz monitor and it has terrible ghosting with a white blur. Has anyone experienced anything like that with this monitor? Thank you
scattman8408/09/2019 22:05

I own this and can't fault it one bit, had 3 different 1440p 165hz panels …I own this and can't fault it one bit, had 3 different 1440p 165hz panels and still settled on this, the colour reproduction is top notch for a TN, best I've seen, even being angles are the best I've seen on a TN, it's a great monitor


The "colour reproduction" is below standards for TN. This monitor is suited for competitive gaming only, shouldn't be bought for "good colours".
JsFrk09/09/2019 06:35

I recently bought an msi optix 144hz monitor and it has terrible ghosting …I recently bought an msi optix 144hz monitor and it has terrible ghosting with a white blur. Has anyone experienced anything like that with this monitor? Thank you


If you use the fastest overdrive preset, there will be noticeable overshoot ghosting.
My friend has this monitor, the mouse cursor movements when browsing etc is extremely smooth due to the 240hz, makes 60hz feel very "laggy".

Great/perfect monitor for those into shooter games.
Edited by: "ArcAndPie" 9th Sep 2019
Would I get much benefit from this monitor using an old GTX760 pc? Mainly playing Fortnite and GOW4. Currently using an Acer GR235h monitor. Thanks in advance.
Edited by: "southpaw_786" 9th Sep 2019
southpaw_78609/09/2019 08:06

Would I get much benefit from this monitor using an old GTX760 pc? Mainly …Would I get much benefit from this monitor using an old GTX760 pc? Mainly playing Fortnite and GOW4. Currently using an Acer GR235h monitor. Thanks in advance.


You would but you wouldn't get your money's worth from the monitor. I doubt you're getting more than 60fps (and you need a minimum of 48fps for g-sync to kick in) so you wouldn't benefit much from either the 240hz or G-sync. If you're planning on upgrading your PC and have no interest in 2k+ resolutions this will be nicely futureproofed.

You would however benefit from the quick response times and lack of motion blur, as well as the good colours (although this will depend on the monitor you're coming from).

There's also the downside of TN monitors where you need to view it straight on otherwise the colours and contrast suffer.
abigsmurf09/09/2019 08:18

You would but you wouldn't get your money's worth from the monitor. I …You would but you wouldn't get your money's worth from the monitor. I doubt you're getting more than 60fps (and you need a minimum of 48fps for g-sync to kick in) so you wouldn't benefit much from either the 240hz or G-sync. If you're planning on upgrading your PC and have no interest in 2k+ resolutions this will be nicely futureproofed. You would however benefit from the quick response times and lack of motion blur, as well as the good colours (although this will depend on the monitor you're coming from). There's also the downside of TN monitors where you need to view it straight on otherwise the colours and contrast suffer.


I thought as much. Will probably hold fire until I save for a new build. Thanks for the detailed response.
My budget is £300 and I’m looking for a 1080p 24-26inch monitor 144hz monitor with good colours

This one is 240hz (overkill for my 2060 2600 build), and is below my budget.

Would this still be a good choice? Any recommendations on what I should go for?
scattman8408/09/2019 22:05

I own this and can't fault it one bit, had 3 different 1440p 165hz panels …I own this and can't fault it one bit, had 3 different 1440p 165hz panels and still settled on this, the colour reproduction is top notch for a TN, best I've seen, even being angles are the best I've seen on a TN, it's a great monitor


So TN are improving colour and viewing angles. I remember a 27" LG TN monitor I had. Tried watching movie on it from bed and screen was super dark. Had to put books on back of stand for better viewing angle
good deal.
D3ATHST3P09/09/2019 08:47

My budget is £300 and I’m looking for a 1080p 24-26inch monitor 144hz mo …My budget is £300 and I’m looking for a 1080p 24-26inch monitor 144hz monitor with good coloursThis one is 240hz (overkill for my 2060 2600 build), and is below my budget. Would this still be a good choice? Any recommendations on what I should go for?



Depends on your priorities, if colour's your top priority over response times/motion blur, you could check out a VA panel such as this one: amazon.co.uk/Sam…QY/
5nowman09/09/2019 03:05

will this work on non freen sync?I have a Dell XPS laptop with a hdmi …will this work on non freen sync?I have a Dell XPS laptop with a hdmi port. monitor looks good!


I believe Nvidia have opened up support for Gsync on this model.
JsFrk09/09/2019 06:35

I recently bought an msi optix 144hz monitor and it has terrible ghosting …I recently bought an msi optix 144hz monitor and it has terrible ghosting with a white blur. Has anyone experienced anything like that with this monitor? Thank you


No ghosting at all on this. That's one of the things I noticed for reviews on other panels. This one was universally recognised as best colours and very little negative points. Having owned it for a few months now I am very very pleased. Can't fault it one bit!
D3ATHST3P09/09/2019 08:47

My budget is £300 and I’m looking for a 1080p 24-26inch monitor 144hz mo …My budget is £300 and I’m looking for a 1080p 24-26inch monitor 144hz monitor with good coloursThis one is 240hz (overkill for my 2060 2600 build), and is below my budget. Would this still be a good choice? Any recommendations on what I should go for?


As the deal suggests, you can get this monitor for a discount and below £300. It's a bargain. If you don't like it return it. Amazon are good like that. Definitely would recommend it. The colours are good despite some people stating otherwise. 240 Hz is not overkill. This is one of the best 240Hz displays on the market
md109/09/2019 07:00

The "colour reproduction" is below standards for TN. This monitor is …The "colour reproduction" is below standards for TN. This monitor is suited for competitive gaming only, shouldn't be bought for "good colours".


Do you own this? I've forgotten it's a TN panel. I have my work laptop docked next to this. My work laptop has a bright IPS screen. This, although doesn't quite match the colours of the IPS, but honestly speaking it's not too far off.
Edited by: "waxsta" 9th Sep 2019
jordantr08/09/2019 22:04

Bought it back in May for 283 from amazon. Worth every single penny Bought it back in May for 283 from amazon. Worth every single penny gsync works fine too as long as you using just one screen. With multiple games I get random black screens for around a second. Totally random might happen every 5 minutes, might not occur for 3h


That's a little concerning tbh
jordantr08/09/2019 22:04

Bought it back in May for 283 from amazon. Worth every single penny Bought it back in May for 283 from amazon. Worth every single penny gsync works fine too as long as you using just one screen. With multiple games I get random black screens for around a second. Totally random might happen every 5 minutes, might not occur for 3h


Have you tried a better quality cable or switching from Displayport to HDMI (or vice versa)? Sounds a lot like signal dropout and more than a few companies supply terrible cables with their monitors.
5nowman09/09/2019 03:05

will this work on non freen sync?I have a Dell XPS laptop with a hdmi …will this work on non freen sync?I have a Dell XPS laptop with a hdmi port. monitor looks good!


Only worth getting this if your HDMI is the 2.0 version and your laptop can actually drive the games you want to play at 240fps. Otherwise it's complete overkill.
waxsta09/09/2019 10:19

I believe Nvidia have opened up support for Gsync on this model.


Any FreeSync monitor will work on nVidia, though may lack performance certification (known as being "G-SYNC Compatible").

waxsta09/09/2019 10:49

No ghosting at all on this. That's one of the things I noticed for reviews …No ghosting at all on this. That's one of the things I noticed for reviews on other panels. This one was universally recognised as best colours and very little negative points. Having owned it for a few months now I am very very pleased. Can't fault it one bit!


Absolutely not "universally recognised" as having the "best colours". It's as bad/good as all the 24.5" 240Hz monitors using the same (M250HTN01.0) panel, all of which being limited by about 93% sRGB, which is worse than the popular 24" 144Hz panel from 2013 that is capable of 100% sRGB (M240HW01 V8). Along with this gamut limitation, it has proven to be an extremely inconsistent panel with regard to contrast ratio, with reviews showing it varies between 600:1 and 1000:1.

There will be ghosting once the monitor is set to the "1ms" mode (AKA the fastest available overdrive preset).

waxsta09/09/2019 10:54

Do you own this? I've forgotten it's a TN panel. I have my work laptop …Do you own this? I've forgotten it's a TN panel. I have my work laptop which has a bright IPS scree. This although does match the colours but isn't far off.


I've owned multiple 240Hz monitors (including the XL2540, which uses the exact same panel, and the 27GK750F which is similar) and they both suffer(ed) from poor contrast ratios and limited sRGB coverage, which corresponds to every 240Hz (with the same panel) monitor review. The reviews for the AW2518H/F show that it is no different.

montana7809/09/2019 09:05

So TN are improving colour and viewing angles. I remember a 27" LG TN …So TN are improving colour and viewing angles. I remember a 27" LG TN monitor I had. Tried watching movie on it from bed and screen was super dark. Had to put books on back of stand for better viewing angle


TN monitors are as bad, if not worse (regarding colour), than they've ever been. There has been no substantial improvement to the TN technology, especially not with >60Hz TN panels (which are largely still using the same panel from 2013).

D3ATHST3P09/09/2019 08:47

My budget is £300 and I’m looking for a 1080p 24-26inch monitor 144hz mo …My budget is £300 and I’m looking for a 1080p 24-26inch monitor 144hz monitor with good coloursThis one is 240hz (overkill for my 2060 2600 build), and is below my budget. Would this still be a good choice? Any recommendations on what I should go for?


The AW2518HF is only suited for competitive gaming, and would be poor for anything else. If you something with good colours and decent for watching 1080p movies, then look for the C27G1 (not the C24G1, which is worse).
Does anyone know if it will work with Nvidia G-Sync? I understand that it's not a G-Sync monitor, but I've read that some work anyway using newer Nvidia drivers.
abigsmurf09/09/2019 11:13

Have you tried a better quality cable or switching from Displayport to …Have you tried a better quality cable or switching from Displayport to HDMI (or vice versa)? Sounds a lot like signal dropout and more than a few companies supply terrible cables with their monitors.


It's totally fine if I switch off gsync. Also gsync is dp only. I have bought separate cable, since freesync monitors come with hdmi.
AlChisholm09/09/2019 11:07

That's a little concerning tbh


It's just then gsync is on. It might be driver related. Don't use second screen anymore. Havnt got that problem.
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md109/09/2019 11:24

Any FreeSync monitor will work on nVidia, though may lack performance …Any FreeSync monitor will work on nVidia, though may lack performance certification (known as being "G-SYNC Compatible").Absolutely not "universally recognised" as having the "best colours". It's as bad/good as all the 24.5" 240Hz monitors using the same (M250HTN01.0) panel, all of which being limited by about 93% sRGB, which is worse than the popular 24" 144Hz panel from 2013 that is capable of 100% sRGB (M240HW01 V8). Along with this gamut limitation, it has proven to be an extremely inconsistent panel with regard to contrast ratio, with reviews showing it varies between 600:1 and 1000:1.There will be ghosting once the monitor is set to the "1ms" mode (AKA the fastest available overdrive preset).I've owned multiple 240Hz monitors (including the XL2540, which uses the exact same panel, and the 27GK750F which is similar) and they both suffer(ed) from poor contrast ratios and limited sRGB coverage, which corresponds to every 240Hz (with the same panel) monitor review. The reviews for the AW2518H/F show that it is no different.TN monitors are as bad, if not worse (regarding colour), than they've ever been. There has been no substantial improvement to the TN technology, especially not with >60Hz TN panels (which are largely still using the same panel from 2013).The AW2518HF is only suited for competitive gaming, and would be poor for anything else. If you something with good colours and decent for watching 1080p movies, then look for the C27G1 (not the C24G1, which is worse).


I’m interested in both competitive fps gaming, and watching movies
Alex_H09/09/2019 11:23

Only worth getting this if your HDMI is the 2.0 version and your laptop …Only worth getting this if your HDMI is the 2.0 version and your laptop can actually drive the games you want to play at 240fps. Otherwise it's complete overkill.


think it is 2.0

wouldnt us to play games though.. extended desktop and watch amazon prime while working.

brightness etc good ?
5nowman09/09/2019 15:41

think it is 2.0wouldnt us to play games though.. extended desktop and …think it is 2.0wouldnt us to play games though.. extended desktop and watch amazon prime while working.brightness etc good ?


This wouldn't be a recommended option then tbh. You're paying a lot for a feature you don't need, the 240hz.
waxsta09/09/2019 10:49

No ghosting at all on this. That's one of the things I noticed for reviews …No ghosting at all on this. That's one of the things I noticed for reviews on other panels. This one was universally recognised as best colours and very little negative points. Having owned it for a few months now I am very very pleased. Can't fault it one bit!



waxsta09/09/2019 10:49

No ghosting at all on this. That's one of the things I noticed for reviews …No ghosting at all on this. That's one of the things I noticed for reviews on other panels. This one was universally recognised as best colours and very little negative points. Having owned it for a few months now I am very very pleased. Can't fault it one bit!


I appreciate the reply, thanks m8. My current monitor is very disappointing so I'll grab this one.
5nowman09/09/2019 15:41

think it is 2.0wouldnt us to play games though.. extended desktop and …think it is 2.0wouldnt us to play games though.. extended desktop and watch amazon prime while working.brightness etc good ?


I'd recommend something like this tbh. Dell make excellent monitors: amazon.co.uk/Del…-16
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