Product Comparison: Acer Predator XB252Q vs Alienware AW2518H


General Specifications
Brand
Acer
Alienware
Model
Predator XB252Q
AW2518H
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Don’t skip a single frame with Acer Predator XB252Q. With a refresh rate revving up to a rate 240Hz, you better buckle up or get blown away. Motions blur and visual artifacts around rapidly moving images will be practically nonexistent.
Built with premium materials in a thin, easy-to-adjust design, the 25 Inch gaming monitor stays true to the expert Alienware engineering gamers have come to expect.
Key Specs
Screen Size
25 in.
25 in.
Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Response Time
1 ms
1 ms
Refresh Rate
240 Hz
240 Hz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Acer Predator XB252Q FHD Gaming Monitor
  • 240hz is insanely smooth even compared to 144hz.
  • 1ms response time helps you feel in control of the game with your movements being registered faster.
  • The jump from 120hz/144hz to 240hz is negligible and not worth the substantial increase in GPU power/temps when gaming.
  • Extremely amazing Full HD monitor with 240Hz refresh rate.
  • With one ms response this Full HD monitor make my FPS game at new level.
Alienware AW2518H Anti-Glare Gaming Monitor
  • If you primarily play shooters, sacrifice the extra pixels - 1080p still looks great at this pixel density and the whole package is well worth it.
  • Great Full HD monitor with only 1ms response time.
  • For 1080p this is probably one of the best monitors on the market.
  • Coming from 60hz screens to 240hz is a big improvement. Everything is suddenly super smooth.
  • Going from 60hz to 240hz. This is mind blowing. I'm actually half decent at CSGO.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Dark/Gray
Height
19.92 in.
16.5 in.
Width
21.96 in.
21.9 in.
Depth
2.78 in.
10.6 in.
Weight
9.59 pounds
7.7 pounds

Acer Predator XB252Q

Alienware AW2518H

Display
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Panel Type
TN
TN
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
1000:1
Brightness
400 cd/m²
400 cd/m²
Color Supported
16.7 Million
16.7 Million
View Angle Vertical
160 °
160 °
View Angle Horizontal
170 °
170 °
Curved Display
No
No
Anti-Glare
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
Acer Predator XB252Q FHD Gaming Monitor
  • 400 nits bright looks stunning compared to my old monitor.
  • This TN panel performs 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time which help me to not freak about panel technology.
  • The colour accuracy of XB252Q is outstanding. Highly recommend for everyone.
  • Extremely bright. It's 400 nits which make all colors extremely vibrant.
  • The only downside to this monitor is the TN panel.
Alienware AW2518H Anti-Glare Gaming Monitor
  • Alienware has stonking colours for a TN panel - with a bit of tweaking I can't tell the difference between this and the IPS display I formerly had.
  • The screen is matte which is a plus for me as I am sitting near a window and have no issues with reflections at any angle.
  • Colours look great out-of-the-box but there are customisable profiles available online if you're not happy with the colour gamma.
  • This TN panel provide great vibrant and rich colors.
  • TN panels never have the best picture quality if you compare them to IPS panels.
Features
Type
Gaming
Gaming
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
Yes
No
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
No
Yes
VESA-compatible
100x100
100x100
Extras
Blue light filter, ComfyView Dimming, Flicker-free Technology, GameView Technology, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, Nvidia Ultra Low Motion Blur, Wide Color Gamut
Flicker-free Technology, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, AlienFX custom lighting
What customers say about "Features"
Acer Predator XB252Q FHD Gaming Monitor
  • G-sync 240hz makes this monitor feel really smooth in first person shooters.
  • The backlight shines through the screen at a certain angle but isn't noticeable until about 70 degrees.
  • Fantastic purchase, would recommend anyone who want to play competitive.
  • The XB252Q is better than all my 3 monitors when it comes down to responsiveness and gaming performance.
  • Highly adjustable stand with barely any wobble.
Alienware AW2518H Anti-Glare Gaming Monitor
  • The mount that came with it takes up lots of room on your desk however it looks futuristic and is built really well.
  • If you're looking for a monitor for the FPS competitive games then this is a good choice.
  • G-sync offers great picture quality for fast movements eg across landscapes - without screen tearing.
  • The stand is sturdy and provides cable management. I am very happy with build quality.
  • The biggest upset for me was after watching a couple of videos and loading some apps I noticed this horrible flicker/artifacts.
Connectivity
Inputs
HDMI, DisplayPort, 3.5mm audio out, 5x USB
HDMI, DisplayPort, 3.5mm audio out, 4x USB
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Acer Predator XB252Q FHD Gaming Monitor
  • Monitor has lot of connections ports which is good for my setup.
  • 1 usb port placed away from other which give me some convenience.
  • Massive connections options gives amazing addition to quality of the monitor.
  • I like that monitor has a plenty of ports, that I'll never run out of usb ports.
  • I don't sure, that I'll ever use this all usb ports on the monitor.
Alienware AW2518H Anti-Glare Gaming Monitor
  • I'm running the monitor as an external screen on a Dual Nvidia GTX 675m laptop using the Displayport at 144hz and I totally happy with this.
  • This monitor provide 2 additional audio ports, which is great as I'll will use them 100%.
  • Provides me with a bunch of connections port, with a lot of extra USB ports.
  • The downside is that the back case that covers the HDMI cable and so on the case breaks easily.
  • Absolutely don't understand audio ports on the monitor as when I stand up with headphones on my head I will break my monitor.
Power
Wattage
23 Watts
26 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

Acer Predator XB252Q

Alienware AW2518H

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
709.99 $


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