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Dell Alienware AW2720HF Review

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Product testers were pleased with the Dell Alienware AW2720HF and recommended it for gaming and office work. They praised its 240Hz refresh rate, FreeSync tech, and wide viewing angles, which look better than the angles of the BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K. However, reviewers criticized this monitor’s low contrast ratio and so-so black uniformity, questioning its suitability for dark rooms.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Dell Alienware AW2720HF is a 2020-model mid-range gaming monitor that promises outstanding motion handling. It is part of Dell’s lineup of devices that prioritize anti-screen tearing features. This device boasts a 240Hz and FreeSync tech, providing flawless playback and settings itself apart among the highest-rated gaming monitors in the industry. The monitor has an IPS panel, providing remarkably wide viewing angles. This Full HD Alienware monitor has a 27-inch screen, and it has good reflection handling attributes that suit brightly lit spaces. Browse through the complete Dell Alienware AW2720HF review to discover how it matches up against the best computer monitors on the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers were pleased with the Dell Alienware AW2720HF, recommending it for gaming. It boasts a 240Hz refresh rate, getting the better of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27WQ1B, and experts lauded its motion handling. This device’s 1080p resolution was deemed acceptable for office use. Experts at RTINGS praised this unit’s FreeSync technology, which is lacking on office models in the mold of the Dell UltraShart UP2720Q. They observed that the monitor handles fast-paced movie and gaming content smoothly, and they were happy with how well this device handles reflections. It has a 27-inch screen, just like the Dell S2721D. Experts hailed its sleek design that will add a new focal point to any office. The device proved more immersive than smaller displays such as the Dell C1422H. However, reviewers criticized this unit’s low contrast ratio. Users who require a monitor with better dark room qualities should check out the Alienware AW2721D review. Testers were also unimpressed by this device’s poor black uniformity, which is also poor on the Alienware AW2521H and some other IPS devices.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding 240Hz refresh rate
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Native Freesync
  • Great reflection handling
  • Excellent 3.0 ms response time

Reason to Avoid

  • Mediocre black uniformity
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Lacks HDR support

Dell Alienware AW2720HF Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)355.75
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)960.2
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)72
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74.25
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)2.8
Response Time (ms)3.9
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)45
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)47
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)35
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)29

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Dell Alienware AW2720HF Review

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Market Context

The Dell Alienware AW2720HF is a 2020-model mid-range gaming monitor that promises outstanding motion handling. It is part of Dell’s lineup of devices that prioritize…

The Dell Alienware AW2720HF is a 2020-model mid-range gaming monitor that promises outstanding motion handling. It is part of Dell’s lineup of devices that prioritize anti-screen tearing features. This device boasts a 240Hz and FreeSync tech, providing flawless playback and settings itself apart among the highest-rated gaming monitors in the industry. The monitor has an IPS panel, providing remarkably wide viewing angles. This Full HD Alienware monitor has a 27-inch screen, and it has good reflection handling attributes that suit brightly lit spaces. Browse through the complete Dell Alienware AW2720HF review to discover how it matches up against the best computer monitors on the market.

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Display Type

LCD

LCD

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

2

1

HDR Format

n/a

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

VA

Refresh Rate

240 Hz

165 Hz

240 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

6 ms

Screen size

27"

27"

27"

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Alienware AW2720HF makes it clear that there are always trade-offs in gaming. For buttery… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Alienware AW2720HF is a good monitor for most uses. Its 27 inch screen is… Read More

    By:

    Charlie Noon
  • WePC
    76.93

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    From a competitive gaming standpoint, the Alienware AW2720HF might be one of the best we’ve… Read More

    By:

    Mark Knapp
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    88
    The Dell AW2720HF is a very good 240Hz monitor with an IPS panel and 1080p… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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