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Alienware AW2521HFL FHD 240Hz 1ms FreeSync Premium / G-Sync Compatible IPS Monitor Lunar Light $341.99

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  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 1 ms response time
  • 240 Hz refresh rate
  • 24.5" LED monitor
  • Freesync Premium/G-SYNC Compatible
  • 2 HDMI and DisplayPort inputs
  • 3 USB 3.0 ports
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 400 cd/m² brightness

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/alie...Id=6406940

This is currently on sale on Dell for $341.99 so can price match this with Bestbuy but I recommend getting this thru Dell for addtional 10% off bringing this to $307+ tax. You could get addtional $18 rewards as well. Just sign up with their news letter to receive the 10% coupon. I just bought one also for $324 including tax and I get $18 back in rewards.

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/...etail/4sbh

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I'm not seeing how this is a good deal at all when the only difference between this model AW2521HFL and the AW2521HF is the color scheme. The AW2521HF has been on sale for $329 on several occasions.
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I'm not seeing how this is a good deal at all when the only difference between this model AW2521HFL and the AW2521HF is the color scheme. The AW2521HF has been on sale for $329 on several occasions.
Functionally nothing but if you needed white to match your setup (like I did) then this is pretty good. I ended up picking one up. Thx OP
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Functionally nothing but if you needed white to match your setup (like I did) then this is pretty good. I ended up picking one up. Thx OP
No problem. Same model is currently price at $484 at Dell and the black version AW2521HF has an estimated shipping of July 15. I needed a monitor right now as a replacement because my son will use my AW2518HF. If you're an elite plus member, you have 45 days to return/price match.
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I'm not seeing how this is a good deal at all when the only difference between this model AW2521HFL and the AW2521HF is the color scheme. The AW2521HF has been on sale for $329 on several occasions.
I don't see how $300+ for 1080p is a good deal period. There are a lot of folks saying that they can perceive the difference between 240 Hz vs 144 Hz, but is the tradeoff vs QHD or UHD even worth it? I'd say probably not for 95% of the gamers out there.
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I have the first model they did - the AW2521HF, and i hate it. Terrible colors, hard to adjust, looks bad.
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I don't see how $300+ for 1080p is a good deal period. There are a lot of folks saying that they can perceive the difference between 240 Hz vs 144 Hz, but is the tradeoff vs QHD or UHD even worth it? I'd say probably not for 95% of the gamers out there.
I will probably say you didn't own a 1080p 240hz because even a VA panel with 240 hz 1 gtg response is selling for $300-$500 right now. I agree that this is not for most gamers as this is targeted for competitive gamers or enthusiast looking for a smooth gameplay for FPS games. If you're used to playing 200+ fps on games, you will definitely notice if your frame drops below 140 fps. I am not a competitive player but I noticed this frame drops in game and my son who plays competitively always complaints when his fps drops.

I owned the VA version of this, AW2518HF and loved the colors after calibrating but I decided to upgrade to an IPS panel for a more accurate colors with better viewing angle for editing pictures or videos.
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I will probably say you didn't own a 1080p 240hz because even a VA panel with 240 hz 1 gtg response is selling for $300-$500 right now. I agree that this is not for most gamers as this is targeted for competitive gamers or enthusiast looking for a smooth gameplay for FPS games. If you're used to playing 200+ fps on games, you will definitely notice if your frame drops below 140 fps. I am not a competitive player but I noticed this frame drops in game and my son who plays competitively always complaints when his fps drops.

I owned the VA version of this, AW2518HF and loved the colors after calibrating but I decided to upgrade to an IPS panel for a more accurate colors with better viewing angle for editing pictures or videos.
Actually this exact same monitor was on sale for only $315. Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc...p_ips_1ms/

I actually got one and returned it. As for VA vs IPS, I can't tell a difference in color quality once the panels are calibrated (I use Spyder 5 Pro), except for the fact that VA is better contrast due to having darker blacks. The advance IPS holds is primarily with viewing angles, and it's less of an issue when you have a tiny screen that's directly in front of you.

Things that actually matter to me: greater contrast, accurate colors, higher pixel density. I'll probably buy a 240 Hz 27'' or 32'' QHD (the new Samsung Odyssey stuff coming out) for the heck of it. If I had to pick between 240 Hz and QHD, the second option is a no brainer for me personally.
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Actually this exact same monitor was on sale for only $315. Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc...p_ips_1ms/ [reddit.com]

I actually got one and returned it. As for VA vs IPS, I can't tell a difference in color quality once the panels are calibrated (I use Spyder 5 Pro), except for the fact that VA is better contrast due to having darker blacks. The advance IPS holds is primarily with viewing angles, and it's less of an issue when you have a tiny screen that's directly in front of you.

Things that actually matter to me: greater contrast, accurate colors, higher pixel density. I'll probably buy a 240 Hz 27'' or 32'' QHD (the new Samsung Odyssey stuff coming out) for the heck of it. If I had to pick between 240 Hz and QHD, the second option is a no brainer for me personally.
I also bought that black version today in Amazon for $315 to replace my son's old model. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

I believe the 27" and 32" Samsung G7 models are available now for pre-order but with a higher price tag of $699 and $799 respectively. I also don't think there is a GPU capable of 1440p 240hz right now. In the end, it all depends on what games you play. Since we only play FPS games, 25" 1080p 240hz is the sweet spot us.
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Don't think this is a slick deal. Just got the AW2720HF for $414. Only downside was delivery took awhile, ordered end of May.
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I don't see how $300+ for 1080p is a good deal period. There are a lot of folks saying that they can perceive the difference between 240 Hz vs 144 Hz, but is the tradeoff vs QHD or UHD even worth it? I'd say probably not for 95% of the gamers out there.
It's comments like these that will forever baffle me. That's like saying you don't see how a Ferrari can cost $300,000 when your $20,000 Honda Civic can drive you to the grocery store just fine. It doesn't cater to most people. Well duh.
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It's comments like these that will forever baffle me. That's like saying you don't see how a Ferrari can cost $300,000 when your $20,000 Honda Civic can drive you to the grocery store just fine. It doesn't cater to most people. Well duh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX31kZbAXsA

I'm not in the same level as these guys on the link.... However, although i cannot see the difference, I can "feel" it. The upgrade I made from 60-144 was big (night and day). But, there's still a difference between 144 vs 240. However, you won't know if it's good for you until you actually try it.

You can see one of the guys on the video was so used to playing fps on 60hz and was good in compensating for the delay. So really, it all depends on the person. Personally I can live with 144hz and i think it's more than enough for your daily or weekend gaming. But if you have extra dough, go for it it will give some incrementally advantage to people who are not good in compensating for that minute delay.
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