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Alienware AW5520QF Review

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77
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7

Experts

85
11

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The Alienware AW5520QF 4K OLED monitor is a premium buy for gamers who want to play on a large display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 3840 x 2160 resolution packed into a sleek design.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Alienware AW5520QF is the brand’s high-end 55-Inch 4K OLED gaming monitor released in 2019. Its vast display and excellent gaming performance make it the perfect fit for gamers who want to play on a large screen. It has 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution, which, paired with its 16:9 aspect ratio, makes it a great monitor for playing games and watching video content. And while its size makes it seem like a TV, it stands out with its low input lag, fast response time, 120Hz refresh, and Free-Sync and G-Sync compatibility, which makes it an excellent fit for gamers. It is more than double the size of the Alienware AW2721D, which, however, delivers a 240Hz refresh rate. Continue reading the rest of this Alienware AW5520QF review to find out more about what top experts had to say about this monitor, and don’t forget to check out our list of best-rated computer monitors to find the perfect monitor for you.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Alienware AW5520QF is a 4K OLED gaming monitor with a 55-Inch display. It offers perfect black levels, impressive color accuracy and gamut, fast response time, low input lag, 120Hz refresh rate, and Freesync and G-Sync compatibility. It’s great for gamers, but its dim brightness and lack of HDMI 2.1 support mean it’s not future-proof. Lower brightness reduces the risk of burn-in, making it a great choice for gamers who want a larger display for their consoles or PC.

ReasonS to Buy

  • 55 Inch massive display
  • 4K OLED Panel
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 0.5 ms response time
  • Low input latency
    • Practically infinite contrast ratio

  • Magnificent color accuracy
  • Free-Sync compatible

Reason to Avoid

  • Very expensive
  • Dim brightness
  • No HDMI 2.1 support
  • Risk of burn-in

Alienware AW5520QF Specs

Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time0.5 ms
Screen size54.6"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)187.674
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)96.2833
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)141.2667
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)30.175
Response Time (ms)8
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0

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Score Card

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Expert Score

77

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Customer Score

85

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

77

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    While ambitious in scope and stellar-looking under the right lighting, the high-refresh-rate Alienware 55 OLED… Read More

    By:

    Sherri L. Smith
  • Tom’s Guide
    85.11

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Alienware AW5520QF 55-inch OLED straddles the line between high-end gaming monitor and premium TV… Read More

    By:

    Phillip Tracy
  • CNET
    67.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor is a great gaming monitor, but the price premium… Read More

    By:

    Matt Hanson
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Alienware AW5520QF features unmatched contrast and color. But it’s missing things that should be… Read More

    By:

    Robert Jones
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Alienware AW5520QF is a huge 55-inch OLED gaming monitor that can make any game… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Laptop Mag
    68.34

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Alienware’s AW5520QF 55-inch OLED is one of the best gaming monitors you can buy, but… Read More

    By:

    Lori Grunin

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