Dell Alienware AW2723DF – awesome performance!

Introducing the Dell Alienware AW2723DF, a remarkable 27″ gaming monitor that boasts a 1440p resolution, offering a high pixel density of 108.79 PPI on its 27″ screen, ensuring sharp details and text without the need for scaling.

The 1440p resolution strikes a balance between sharpness and performance, making it less taxing on your CPU/GPU while still providing an immersive gaming experience. Though it may not match the razor-sharpness of 4K displays, the difference is hardly noticeable in games and videos.

Dell Alienware AW2723DF
Dell Alienware AW2723DF

This monitor utilizes an IPS panel with a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, delivering vibrant colors for an enhanced visual experience. The Creator mode allows you to adjust the gamut, providing flexibility when watching SDR content. Additionally, gamma adjustments and Uniformity Compensation further refine the display’s performance.

Its IPS panel with wide viewing angles makes it suitable for color-critical work, although calibration with a colorimeter is recommended for optimal results. The monitor’s contrast ratio is decent at 1,000:1, although not as deep as VA panel monitors.

The Dell AW2723DF supports both AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, delivering excellent variable refresh rate (VRR) performance and tear-free gameplay at up to 280FPS. The monitor’s input lag is impressively low, around 2ms, ensuring a seamless and responsive gaming experience.

In terms of HDR capabilities, the display achieves VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 certification, with 16 dimming zones. While HDR content appears better than SDR in some scenes, the overall HDR experience falls short compared to OLED or FALD displays.

Navigating the OSD menu is made easy with the 5-way directional joystick beneath the bottom bezel. Notable features include Dark Stabilizer, on-screen timers, refresh rate tracking, Picture in Picture, Picture by Picture, and AlienVision, which adds visual enhancements for gaming.

The stand offers great adjustability, including height adjustment, swivel, tilt, pivot, and VESA mount compatibility. The monitor’s robust build includes customizable AlienFX RGB lighting elements and a headset hanger.

Connectivity options are extensive, with DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC for 1440p 280Hz 10-bit color, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a headphone jack, audio line-out port, and a quad-USB 3.0 hub.

Dell Alienware AW2723DF
Dell Alienware AW2723DF – images Dell

The Dell Alienware AW2723DF is available in the price range of $600 to $650. Overall, it stands as an outstanding gaming monitor, boasting vibrant image quality and smooth performance, though some might find better alternatives within this price range.

Diagonal Viewing Size27 inches (68.47 cm)
Active Display Area (HxV)596.74 mm x 335.66 mm (23.49″ x 13.21″)
Panel TypeFast IPS Nano Color
Display Screen CoatingAnti Glare
Maximum Preset Resolution2560 X 1440 at 144Hz (HDMI 2.0) / 2560 X 1440 at 280Hz (overclock) (DP 1.4) / 2560 X 1440 at 240Hz (native) (DP 1.4)
Viewing Angle178° vertical / 178° horizontal
Pixel Pitch / PPI0.23 mm x 0.23 mm / 109 PPI
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (typical)
HDR SupportabilityVESA DisplayHDR™600
Aspect Ratio16:9
Backlight TechnologyLED edgelight system
Brightness450 cd/m2 (typical); 600 cd/m2 (peak)
Response Time (typical)1ms (gray to gray) in Extreme Mode
Connectivity2 x HDMI (ver 2.0), 1 x DP (ver 1.4), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 downstream ports (front bottom), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 downstream ports (rear), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 upstream port (rear), 1 x Headphone-out port (bottom), 1 x Audio line-out port (rear), Security Lock Slot based on Kensington Security Slot
NVIDIA® G-SYNC® CompatibleYes, supports NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible with up to 280Hz refresh rate
AMD Free-Sync™ Premium ProYes, supports AMD Free-Sync™ Premium Pro with up to 280Hz refresh rate
VESA AdaptiveSync DisplayYes, supports VESA AdaptiveSync Display with up to 280Hz refresh rate
AlienFX LightingYes, 3 zones (Alien Head, Screen size phazor graphic, Power button)
Preset OSD ModesCreator, FPS, MOBA/RTS, RPG, SPORTS, and 3 customizable game modes
Additional OSD ModesPIP/PBP, Console Mode, AlienVision
Stand AdjustabilityHeight adjustable stand (110 mm), Tilt (-5° to 21°), Swivel (-20° to 20°), Pivot (-90° to 90°), Built-in cable-management
Low Blue LightYes, ComfortView Plus (TÜV Rheinland certified – Low Blue Light Hardware Solution)
ID Color VariantLunar Light
Color Gamut95% DCI-P3 (typical), 100% sRGB
Color Depth1.07 billion colors
Color AccuracyDelta E < 2 (sRGB min.), Delta E < 3 (DCI-P3 typical)
Dimensions (with stand)406.25 mm ~ 516.25 mm (H) x 606.60 mm (W) x 268.02 mm (D)
Dimensions (Panel Only)354.29 mm (H) x 606.60 mm (W) x 67.00 mm (D)
Weight (Panel Only)5.71 kg (12.58 lb)
Weight (with packaging)12.64 kg (27.86 lb)
Compliance StandardsRoHS-compliant, arsenic-free glass, and mercury-free for the panel only, BFR/PVC Reduce monitor (excluding external cables)
Flat Panel Mount InterfaceVESA (100 mm x 100 mm)
Temperature RangeOperating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), Non-operating: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity RangeOperating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing), Non-Operating: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude RangeOperating: 5,000 m (16,404 ft) max, Non-Operating: 12,192 m (40,000 ft) max
Voltage Required100 VAC to 240 VAC / 50 Hz or 60 Hz +/- 3 Hz/1.5 A (typical)
Power Consumption (Operational)0.3 W (Off Mode), 0.4 W (Standby Mode), 22.1 W (On Mode), 105 W (Max)
Audio OutputNo
What’s IncludedMonitor, Stand riser, Stand base, Power cable (varies by country), 1 x DisplayPort (DP to DP) cable, 1 x Mini-DisplayPort to Display Port (mDP to DP) cable, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (5 Gbps) upstream cable, Factory calibration report, Quick Start Guide, Safety Information, Alienware sticker
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