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Dell Alienware AW2524H Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Apr 18, 2023 at 08:54 am
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 18, 2023 at 04:20 pm
Dell Alienware AW2524H Picture
7.7
Mixed Usage
7.6
Office
8.4
Gaming
7.2
Media Consumption
7.5
Media Creation
6.7
HDR

The Dell Alienware AW2524H is one of the first gaming monitors to feature a 500Hz refresh rate. It has a 25-inch screen and 1080p resolution, which may not seem like much, but the low resolution also makes it easier for your graphics card to keep up with its high refresh rate. It features native G-SYNC variable refresh rate (VRR) support that lets you take full advantage of NVIDIA graphics cards. It has some extra perks only native G-SYNC monitors have, like NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer, which measures the latency of your entire setup. Its VRR support also works with AMD graphics cards if that's what you have instead.

Our Verdict

7.7 Mixed Usage

The Dell AW2524H is good for mixed usage. It's designed as a gaming monitor and is impressive for this. It has an incredibly high 500Hz refresh rate, native G-SYNC VRR support, a quick response time, and low input lag. It's good for general productivity or content creation as it has great peak brightness and very good reflection handling for use in well-lit rooms, but it has a small screen and low resolution. Unfortunately, it's only alright for watching content in dark rooms because it has a low native contrast ratio and a terrible local dimming feature.

Pros
  • Great peak brightness.
  • Impressive ergonomics.
  • Incredibly high 500Hz refresh rate.
  • Smooth motion handling.
Cons
  • Small 25-inch screen.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Low native contrast ratio.
7.6 Office

The Dell AW2524H is good for office use. It gets bright enough to fight glare if you want to use it in a well-lit room, and it also has very good reflection handling. It also has impressive ergonomics that make it an ideal choice for sharing your screen with someone else. However, it has a small screen and a low 1080p resolution, so there isn't enough space to multitask, and text isn't sharp.

Pros
  • Great peak brightness.
  • Very good reflection handling.
  • Impressive ergonomics.
Cons
  • Small 25-inch screen.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
8.4 Gaming

The Dell AW2524H is an impressive gaming monitor. It has an incredibly high 500Hz refresh rate that makes it future-proof and offers a smooth gaming experience. Motion looks clear thanks to its quick response time, and it has low input lag for a responsive feel. It also has native G-SYNC VRR support to take full advantage of NVIDIA graphics cards.

Pros
  • Incredibly high 500Hz refresh rate.
  • Low input lag.
  • Smooth motion handling.
  • Native G-SYNC VRR support.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • Terrible local dimming feature.
7.2 Media Consumption

The Dell AW2524H is decent for media consumption. It has wide viewing angles if you want to share the screen with a friend, but with a 1080p resolution and 25-inch screen, you don't get an immersive viewing experience. Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark, and its terrible local dimming feature doesn't do much to improve the picture quality.

Pros
  • Great peak brightness.
  • Very good reflection handling.
  • Impressive ergonomics.
Cons
  • Small 25-inch screen.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • Terrible local dimming feature.
7.5 Media Creation

The Dell AW2524H is good for media creation. It displays a wide range of colors, but you'll need to calibrate it for the most accurate image possible. It has wide viewing angles and impressive ergonomics if you need to share your screen with a coworker or client. Unfortunately, its small screen and 1080p resolution aren't ideal for productivity, as you won't see a lot of your work at once.

Pros
  • Great peak brightness.
  • Very good reflection handling.
  • Impressive ergonomics.
Cons
  • Small 25-inch screen.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • No dedicated sRGB mode.
6.7 HDR

The Dell AW2524H is alright for HDR, but it has some limitations. While it displays a wide range of colors, it doesn't get bright enough to make them look vivid or for highlights to pop. It also has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, and while it has a local dimming feature, it performs terribly.

Pros
  • Displays wide range of colors.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • Terrible local dimming feature.
  • Limited HDR peak brightness.
  • 7.7 Mixed Usage
  • 7.6 Office
  • 8.4 Gaming
  • 7.2 Media Consumption
  • 7.5 Media Creation
  • 6.7 HDR
  1. Updated Apr 18, 2023: Removed the mention of different crosshair modes in Additional Features because it doesn't have any crosshair modes like other Dell monitors.
  2. Updated Apr 18, 2023: Review published.
  3. Updated Apr 13, 2023: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 25-inch Dell AW2524H, which is Dell's first 500Hz gaming monitor. There aren't any variants for this monitor, but there are similar 25-inch models available in the Alienware lineup, and you can see the differences between them below.

Model Code Size Resolution Max Refresh Rate Native VRR
AW2524H 25" 1080p 500Hz G-SYNC
AW2523HF 25" 1080p 360Hz FreeSync
AW2521H 25" 1080p 360Hz G-SYNC

Our unit was manufactured in December 2022; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Dell Alienware AW2524H is an impressive gaming monitor that's one of the first released with a 500Hz refresh rate. While most current computer technology and games won't keep up with the high refresh rate, it's at least future-proof for when a 500Hz refresh rate is more common. It offers low input lag and a fast response time, but there isn't anything particularly special about its performance. It's great if you're a competitive gamer and want the highest refresh rate possible, but you can also get 1440p G-SYNC monitors in the same price range, like the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM, or you can save some money on 1080p monitors with a 360Hz refresh rate, like the Dell Alienware AW2523HF.

Also see our recommendations for the best 24-25 inch monitors, the best G-SYNC monitors, and the best 1080p monitors.

Dell Alienware AW2521H

The Dell Alienware AW2521H and the Dell Alienware AW2524H are similar gaming monitors with native G-SYNC support. The main difference is that the AW2524H has a higher 500Hz refresh rate than the 360Hz on the AW2521H, and it's also compatible with FreeSync VRR, but their gaming performance is similar otherwise. Other than that, the AW2524H displays a wider range of colors in HDR, and it has a local dimming feature, which the AW2521H doesn't have, but it performs terribly.

Dell Alienware AW2523HF

The Dell Alienware AW2524H and the Dell Alienware AW2523HF are impressive gaming monitors with many similarities, but there are a few differences in features. The AW2524H has a higher 500Hz max refresh rate than the AW2523HF, and it's better to use with NVIDIA graphics cards thanks to its native G-SYNC support. Other than that, they both offer impressive gaming performance, but the AW2523HF is more versatile with consoles as it can downscale a 4k image.

ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN

The ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN and Dell Alienware AW2524H are both high-end G-SYNC gaming monitors with a few differences. The Dell has a higher 500Hz refresh rate, while the ASUS delivers sharper details thanks to its 1440p resolution. The overall motion handling is better on the ASUS, and while the Dell has a backlight-strobing feature, it's limited in how you can use it.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM

The ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM and the Dell Alienware AW2524H are both G-SYNC gaming monitors, and choosing one over the other depends on the type of games you play. The ASUS delivers sharper detail thanks to its 1440p resolution, while the Dell is better for gaming at a high frame rate due to its 500Hz refresh rate. The Dell has better motion handling with high-frame-rate signals, but the ASUS is better with low-frame-rate signals.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Dell AW2524H looks like other Alienware monitors with a gamer-oriented design and an all-black plastic body. It has some RGB lighting on the back, and it has a headphone rack that you can pull out from the left side of the monitor.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A

This monitor isn’t part of our accelerated longevity test.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is excellent. The plastic feels solid, and even though it flexes a bit, it isn't a big issue. The stand is sturdy, and the display doesn't wobble easily. The headphone rack feels flimsy, but it isn't a problem if you're just leaving your headphones on it.

8.4
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-20° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range
-20° to 20°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The Dell AW2524H has impressive ergonomics, as you can easily adjust it in different ways. The back is fairly plain, but the inputs can be hard to reach because they're down-facing and set into the back. The stand features a cut-out for cable management to keep your setup clean.

Design
Stand
Base Width
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Base Depth
8.8" (22.3 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
7.9" (20.0 cm)
Weight (With Display)
14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)

The stand doesn't take up much space, and it's sturdy.

Design
Display
Size
25"
Housing Width
22.0" (56.0 cm)
Housing Height
13.0" (32.9 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
3.3" (8.5 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.2" (0.4 cm)

The housing width measurement includes the headphone rack that sticks out even when closed. When opened, the rack measures 3.7" (9.3 cm).

Design
Controls

There's a joystick underneath the center of the display to control the on-screen menu, and there's a power button on the right side.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • DisplayPort cable
  • USB-C to DisplayPort cable
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • Power cable
  • Alienware sticker
  • User guides

Picture Quality
6.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,031 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
1,002 : 1

The Dell AW2524H has a low contrast ratio making blacks look gray next to bright highlights. Even though it has a local dimming feature, it doesn't do anything to improve the contrast ratio.

3.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Edge

The edge-lit local dimming feature is terrible. You can adjust the Variable Backlight setting to 'Mode 0', 'Mode 1', and 'Mode 2', and while 'Mode 2' is the best option, it isn't anything special. It has an array of 32 large edge-lit zones, and any small bright object causes an entire zone to light up. This results in distracting blooming, like when there are subtitles. However, the blooming isn't as bad with content that causes all the zones to turn on, which is the majority of content.

Sadly, it's visible when each zone turns on and off, especially when you have black bars on the top and bottom. The zones are also quick to turn on when a bright object appears on the screen but slow to turn off when it disappears, which can get distracting. When using 'Mode 2', there's black crush that causes a loss of details in dark scenes; however, the details are easier to see if you disable the local dimming feature entirely.

You can see the local dimming video with Variable Backlight set to '0' here and with it off here.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
360 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
383 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
390 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
390 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
390 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
391 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
382 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
390 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
389 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
390 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
390 cd/m²
ABL
0.001
Minimum Brightness
41 cd/m²

The SDR peak brightness is great. It gets bright enough to fight glare in most well-lit rooms and maintains its brightness consistently across different scenes. These results are from after calibration in the 'Custom Color' Preset Mode with the Brightness at its max and Variable Backlight set to 'Mode 2'.

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 400
Real Scene
436 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
431 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
464 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
469 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
470 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
471 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
430 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
464 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
468 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
469 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
470 cd/m²
ABL
0.005

The Dell Alienware AW2524H has decent peak brightness in HDR. The Brightness is locked to its max, and while it gets bright enough to make some highlights bright, small objects don't stand out against the rest of the image. The EOTF is okay at following the target PQ curve, but some dark scenes are crushed. Also, there's a sharp cut-off at its peak brightness, resulting in a loss of fine details in bright scenes. These results are in the 'Custom Color' Preset Mode and Variable Backlight on 'Mode 2'.

7.3
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
29°
Color Washout From Right
32°
Color Shift From Left
39°
Color Shift From Right
43°
Brightness Loss From Left
33°
Brightness Loss From Right
37°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
42°
Gamma Shift From Right
45°

The Dell AW2524H has a decent horizontal viewing angle. Although it has an IPS panel, the image doesn't remain entirely consistent from the sides as it looks darker at wide viewing angles, but it's still fine if you want to share the screen for co-op gaming.

6.8
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
29°
Color Washout From Above
30°
Color Shift From Below
34°
Color Shift From Above
35°
Brightness Loss From Below
32°
Brightness Loss From Above
33°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
31°
Gamma Shift From Above
31°

The vertical viewing angle is okay. Colors look washed out if you mount it high above eye level or are standing up and looking down on it, but you won't have issues when sitting directly in front of it.

7.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.537%
50% DSE
0.143%

The gray uniformity is very good. The edges of the screen are a bit darker than the rest, but other than that, the screen looks uniform, and there aren't any distracting issues.

5.6
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.923%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
4.243%

The black uniformity is disappointing. Without local dimming, the screen looks blue due to the low contrast, and there's backlight bleed along the edges. Unfortunately, the uniformity is worse with local dimming because there's a ton of blooming around bright objects.

7.2
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom Color
sRGB Gamut Area xy
119.0%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
2.55
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,971 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.15
Color dE (Avg.)
2.40
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
100-100-100
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Brightness Setting
75
Measured Brightness
186 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The accuracy before calibration is decent. It doesn't have a dedicated sRGB mode, so colors look oversaturated, but most colors and the white balance are both still accurate. Gamma also follows the target sRGB curve well, but most scenes are slightly over-brightened. The color temperature is a bit on the cool side, resulting in a slightly blue tint, but it isn't very noticeable either.

9.8
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom Color
sRGB Gamut Area xy
100.2%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.46
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,481 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
0.27
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
100-93-90
Gamma Setting
No Gamma Setting
Brightness Setting
31
Measured Brightness
99 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is remarkable, and you won't notice any issues with colors, the white balance, color temperature, or gamma.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.9%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
80.1%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The SDR color gamut is fantastic. It has perfect coverage of the commonly-used sRGB color space and okay coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, but it isn't wide enough if you need to use it for content creation.

9.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
98.6%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom Color
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
85.3%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom Color

The SDR color volume is incredible. It displays bright colors well but struggles to display darker colors due to its low contrast.

7.6
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
87.5%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom Color
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
63.0%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom Color

The Dell AW2524H has a good HDR color gamut. It has very good coverage of the DCI-P3 color space used in most web content, and colors look accurate thanks to its fantastic tone mapping. Unfortunately, it has limited coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space, and the tone mapping is worse.

8.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
84.4%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom Color
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
62.1%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom Color

The HDR color volume is great. It displays most colors well but struggles with really bright and really dark colors.

7.9
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
3.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.2%

This monitor has very good reflection handling. Combined with its high peak brightness, you won't have issues using it in a well-lit environment.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
IPS
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The text clarity is decent. Due to its low resolution and limited pixel density, letters aren't the sharpest, but at least enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) helps improve text clarity. The photos above are in Windows 10, and you can also see what it looks like in Windows 11 with ClearType on and ClearType off. Compared to other monitors like the Dell Alienware AW2523HF, the matte screen coating is a bit more aggressive, leading to slightly more haziness on the pixels. However, it isn't noticeable unless you place it next to another monitor.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is incredible, and you won't notice any problems with banding.

Motion
9.5
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
480 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
500 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
500 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
500 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
144 Hz

You can reach this monitor's 500Hz refresh rate only with a DisplayPort connection and by using the monitor's overclock feature. Due to bandwidth limitations, the refresh rate is limited over HDMI.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Compatible (Tested)
G-SYNC
Yes (Native)
VRR Maximum
500 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes

The native G-SYNC VRR support lets you take full advantage of your NVIDIA graphics card, and FreeSync works on it. Both VRR formats work on DisplayPort and HDMI connections without issue.

9.5
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
2.2 ms
Total Response Time
5.5 ms
Overshoot Error
1.3%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
3.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
8.8 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
4.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Dell AW2524H has a remarkable response time at its max refresh rate of 500Hz. The recommended overdrive setting is 'Fast', as even though it has a slower response time than 'Super Fast', there's a bit less overshoot. 'Extreme' has the same total response time, but it has more overshoot.

You can also see the results with a 240Hz refresh rate below. The response time is equally as fast, and the recommended overdrive setting is, once again, 'Fast'.

Overdrive Setting (240Hz)Response Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

8.8
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
4.0 ms
Total Response Time
7.7 ms
Overshoot Error
1.6%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
5.2 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
9.7 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
3.6%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is excellent. Motion looks smooth with minimal blur trail behind fast-moving objects. Like at the max refresh rate, the recommended overdrive setting is 'Fast' because it has the fastest total response time and least amount of overshoot for all three settings.

8.1
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
4.6 ms
Total Response Time
11.3 ms
Overshoot Error
1.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
6.8 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
17.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
2.8%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FastChartTablePhoto
Super FastChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Dell Alienware AW2524H has a great response time at 60Hz. While it's slower than at higher refresh rates, you still won't have many problems with blur trail. The recommended overdrive setting of 'Fast' still has the quickest total response time and minimal overshoot. It's great, as you won't have to change the overdrive setting if you switch games or the frame rate drops.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
360 Hz
Minimum Frequency
120 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
162 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
13 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
Yes
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
Yes
VRR At The Same Time
No

BFI Setting360Hz240Hz120Hz
100
50
10

The Dell Alienware AW2524H has an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur. It's a bit limited as you can't use it with VRR, and it only works with fixed 120Hz, 240Hz, or 360Hz signals, so you can't even use it at its max refresh rate. However, you can control its intensity with the NVIDIA ULMB Pulse Width slider from 10 to 100, and you can see examples in the photos above. It creates a bit of image duplication, but it isn't the worst case of it.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight remains flicker-free at all backlight settings, which helps reduce eye strain and image duplication.

Inputs
9.1
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
1.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
7.3 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
15.4 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
5.6 ms

The Dell Alienware AW2524H has remarkably low input lag, especially at its max refresh rate. While it's higher than expected with 60Hz signals, you still won't notice any delay. The Backlight Strobing (BFI) input lag was measured with a 360Hz signal; it was 8.3 ms with a 240Hz signal and 15.2 ms at 120Hz.

6.8
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
2.1 MP
Pixel Density
91 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
24.9"
Screen Area
261 in²
7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The Dell AW2524H has limited compatibility with the PS5 because it only supports 1080p signals.

4.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
Yes

This monitor only supports 1080p signals from the Xbox Series X|S, and because the Xbox requires 4k signals for HDR to work, you can't use HDR either.

Inputs
Inputs Photos

There are two additional USB ports underneath the left side, and the one on the right is used for the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer feature.

Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
2
3.5mm Audio In
No
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Microphone In
No

This monitor has two audio ports. The one in the back is for speakers with their own volume control, while the one underneath the bottom bezel is for your headphones.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
4
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No

You need to connect the USB-B to USB-A cable to your computer for the USB ports to work.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The Dell Alienware AW2524H works well with macOS, and there aren't any issues like flickering. You can either send a fixed 500Hz refresh rate or use VRR up to 240Hz. HDR works well with either option, but it looks a bit washed out, which is a limitation of the monitor. If you're using a MacBook, windows stay in their place when waking it up from sleep or opening the lid.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
Controllable
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

This monitor comes with a few extra features, including:

  • Dark Stabilizer: Adjusts the gamma in dark scenes so that you see opponents better.
  • FPS counter: Displays an overlay showing the current frame rate.
  • NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer: This feature measures the latency of your entire setup, letting you see which sources have the highest latency. You need an NVIDIA 900 Series or newer graphics card and a compatible mouse for it to work. You have to connect your mouse to the USB port underneath the bottom bezel with a mouse symbol next to it.
  • RGB Lighting: Certain zones on the back panel light up. You get full control over it with the Alien FX software, but some options are also available through the OSD.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)