Love the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor, hate the price
I really, really, really thought I would love the Alienware 55 the first living room sized OLED gaming monitor, I mean big and 120 hertz but for KO lead no brainer, right?
Well the reality falls a little short.
Not that it's not a great monitor the game on.
[UNKNOWN] LEDs wide p3 color gamut epic contrast because of those black blacks, and almost instantaneous pixel transitions make for a great gaming experience.
And generally the hundred and 20 hertz refresh makes it a lot easier on the eyes.
But for $4,000 I kind of expect a lot more.
Let's start with what you do get the Alienware does give you a few things that you won't get with a cheaper but comparable [UNKNOWN] TV.
First pretty lighting kind of speaks for itself, as does the unifying design with the latest line of Alienware.
Gaming gear if you're a fan.
And it has a display port 1.4 connection, which usually don't find on TVs, that's the only way to get 120 hz refresh rate at 4K, especially with an Nvidia card.
You also get a USB hub with four ports, two on the side which makes a little easier to use wireless [UNKNOWN] devices if you want and if they have long wires.
The magnetic back comes off easily, the cable management little tight them.
It's menu offers some games specific settings too.
You can choose from the various games type preset, such as first person shooter, and real time strategy.
Each visibly changes the right point in gamma of the display in other to say increase the brightness and shadow audience Turning on Smart HDR tells Windows that the display supports its HDR settings.
Th specific HDR setting you choose such as Game or Movie changes how it displays a content.
Like some TVs, it also supports MV Freezing.
That means it can automatically adjust for the different frame rates you get in game to prevent artifacts like tearing.
That's good if you have a rating On cord.
But what don't you get?
You get the wide color gamut but you really don't get HDR, the monitor is so low brightness, it doesn't really matter though.
And in fact, it means there's a minimal difference between playing games or watching TV and movies in HDR versus not HDR.
And it just feels like the Alienware 55 shift either too late or too early.
Year ago,it would have seemed more amazing for the money.And a year from now it would probably have offered more for the money like a better OLED panel and HDMI 2.1.The ladder would future proof it for variable refresh and more, especially with next generation consoles and updated graphics cards.
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