Dell’s Alienware Announces 500 Hz Refresh Rate Gaming Monitor

This is a new version of the Alienware 500 Hz gaming monitor called the AW2524HF. This is the lower cost alternative to the AW2524H which was first announced back at CES 2023 (not confusing at all). It packs in AMD FreeSync support and is priced at $650 and set for release on September 12, 2023.

Source: Dell

The 24.5-inch IPS monitor isn’t at all different from the counterpart that features Nvidia’s Reflex Analyzer. It still delivers 1920×1080 FHD resolution and the easily recognizable Alienware branded design. The raved-about 500 Hz refresh rate is actuallyy achieved by overclocking, the monitor is 480 Hz native. Beyond that, the monitor has other nifty features. There’s a built-in retractable headset hanger and a hexagonal base that has a smaller footprint leaving more room for a keyboard and mouse.

The back of the monitor also has AlienFX lighting, which is more of an aesthetic feature. The monitor can cover 99% of the sRGB spectrum and is certified for HDR10. Alienware also notes that it has a wide viewing angle. For connectivity, the monitor sports two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, a single HDMI 2,1 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 upstream port on the reader, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream ports on the rear, and two additional USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream ports.

The monitor is adjustable with tilt angles of -5 to 21 degrees, swivel angles of -20 to 20 degrees, and pivot angles of -90 to 90 degrees. For helping clean up your setup, it even has built-in cable management. It is a beast of a display, though, since it is about 8.05 pounds.

Alienware AW2524HFSpecification
Refresh Rate500Hz (Overclocked), 480Hz (Native)
Panel TypeFast IPS
DisplayScreen Size
1920×1080 FHD
Response Time0.5ms Gray-to-Gray
Sync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium, VESA AdaptiveSync Display certification
Color CoveragesRGB 99%
ConnectionsTwo DisplayPort 1.4, One HDMI 2.1, One USB 3.2 Gen 1 upstream, Four USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream
Blue Light ReductionTUV-certified ComfortView Plus Low Blue Light hardware solution
Design FeaturesHexagonal base, retractable headset hanger, fully adjustable stand
Stand AdjustmentsTilt: -5 to 21 degrees, Swivel: -20 to 20 degrees, Pivot: -90 to 90 degrees
On-Screen Display (OSD) ControlCentralized joystick with 5-way navigation
Weight8.05 lbs
Launch DateSeptember 12th