Alienware released a new suite of PC peripherals today, expanding the size of its peripheral line to cover a wider range of needs and budgets.
Known for its powerful gaming PCs and attractive space-age styling, Alienware is no stranger to gaming peripherals. Its line of gaming monitors are considered by many gamers to be some of the best on the market and it already has several gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, and gaming mice in its collection.
Today, the premium PC gaming brand is adding two new hi-res gaming headsets, a wireless mouse, and the first wireless gaming keyboard to its growing PC gaming peripheral family. All but three of these new releases – the Alienware AW720H headset, AW620M gaming mouse, and the AW920K keyboard – are wireless to offer top-performance gaming without the hassle of being tethered to your PC. The AW520H headset, however, keeps things traditional with dual USB + 3.5mm connections while featuring the same 20Hz to 40,000Hz hi-res audio as the AW720H.
In addition, Alienware also launched the “world’s first 500Hz IPS gaming monitor.” The 24.5-inch 1080p Alienware 500Hz AW2524H offers a 500Hz refresh rate, 0.5ms GtG response time, and Nvidia’s Reflex Latency Analyzer that lets gamers optimize their systems to minimize latency — not to mention , sRGB 99% color coverage, AlienFX RGB an integrated headset hanger for a nice place to store and display the AW720H or the AW520H.
Staggered release dates
Although launched today, these peripherals are getting a staggered release. The Alienware AW620M gaming mouse and the AW720H wireless gaming headset are available now for $99.99 and $159.99 respectively. Meanwhile, the AW2524H gaming monitor will launch on March 21 for $829.99.
Both the AW520H wired gaming headset and AW920K wireless gaming keyboard, priced at $99.99 and $289.99 respectively, will arrive in Q2 of this year – although Alienware hasn’t given us a definite release date yet. We’ll update this story as soon as we get pricing and availability in the UK and Australia.
Is 500Hz necessary for gaming?
We haven’t gotten our hands on the rest of the peripherals yet, but we were able to thoroughly test the Alienware AW720H headset. Its hi-res audio and wide soundstage are out-of-this-world. Aside from its detailed, immersive audio, which we found elevated our gaming and movie-watching experience, it’s also comfortable to wear for hours on end and can last up to 30 hours on a single charge. -os payment.
If this headset is anything to go by, then we can expect amazing things from the rest of the line, especially the gaming monitor. Generally, the higher the monitor’s refresh rate, the more taxing it is on your system. However, Alienware limits its resolution to 1080p, which might make a small difference. We can’t wait to see how it actually performs in real-world situations, and if that much higher refresh rate is necessary.
Many gamers think that the 360Hz refresh rate – which is what most gaming monitors have been limited to so far – is unnecessary, mainly because they require more power from the CPU and GPU. So, it’s the same question here, especially since you’re also sacrificing resolution. Although 1080p displays aren’t exactly dated, many gamers also appreciate the amount of detail and sharpness they get on 1440p and 4K monitors, especially when playing open-world and other games that require the sight.
Asus is trying to roll out a similar 24-inch 1080p 500Hz gaming monitor in 2022, but we haven’t seen this monitor on shelves yet, which makes us wonder if the manufacturer has decided there’s no need for one. which is fast. display. At least not yet.
It looks like Alienware is pushing ahead with its own 500Hz input, though, so we’ll soon have a chance to see how it performs in the wild.