Product Comparison: ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q vs Alienware AW2518HF
- If you're looking at playing games at the ultra-ultra-wide resolution, understand that it's graphically intensive.
- I like the image quality and high resolution.
- Gaming is great but I need to update my rig to take advantage of the higher resolution.
- Overall very good quality product with good resolution.
- It’s surprising just how much better working is with this size and resolution.
- 200fps+ in games like Battlefield One, Battlefield 4, Destiny 2 and other FPS' just completely changes the multiplayer experience.
- The picture quality is fantastic, to be honest - I used to hate 1080p when I first switch to 1440p, but stuff's crisp.
- I tried a couple of high refresh rate monitors, but this one was so far the best one.
- 240Hz - Blisteringly fast response times. Ideal for FPS games
- The screen just doesn't look sharp with this low resolution.
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q
- The display is non glare, has super good viewing angles.
- Tilt and height and it has a very nice curve so you'll want to be in the centre to get the best feel for the display.
- I'm currently using it for both work and gaming, and I'm honestly impressed by the quality of the display.
- Beautiful 1440p display, amazing refresh rate.
- The monitor display is perfect, however the screen went fuzzy after a year.
- Alienware has stonking colours for a TN panel - with a bit of tweaking I really enjoy it.
- The colors and gamma out of the box are nearly perfect.
- The colour and picture quality is very good for TN panel.
- My daughter pointed out that if sitting too low or at an angle, the screen becomes harder to see.
- Colours are not as vivid as IPS displays and appear slightly washed out.
- No issues when unboxing, and VESA mounting was easy.
- The on-screen refresh rate counter happily goes up and down when gaming, proving that the feature is working.
- It's FreeSync 2, meaning that it passes some of the feature set needed such as HDR.
- Well made really good options and features and the perfect size for gaming, designing doing work.
- When you remove the stands you lose the extra lighting feature.
- The monitor itself has a fairly thin bezel and looks very clean.
- The on-screen menu is similar to other dell monitors with some extra stuff.
- Stand is solid, very firm and doesn't wobble the screen even if the desk shakes.
- If it's high FPS gaming then this is 100% the best monitor for the money.
- No built in speakers - Not a big issue , but for the price you'd expect a little extra here.
- At any rate, you will need to connect using DisplayPort to make use of as much refresh rate as you can.
- Don't even bother unpacking the supplied HDMI and/or Mini Display cable, they're utterly rubbish and don't even support the specs.
- This monitor does come with a display port cable and a HDMI cable.
- Comes with display and hdmi cable.
- Only 1 hdmi 2.0 port, stands take up a fair bit of desk space.
- It has 2 x HDMI 2.0 and can do 240hz over HDMI.
- It can do adaptive sync, which is stunning and only over DisplayPort.
- At the bottom center of the monitor there are 2 x USB 3.0 ports and audio jack, which is very convenient.
- There a 4 USB 3.0 ports built in which i think is very convenient.
- Offers a very useful USB hub where you can hide the cables should you wish to have a nice neat setup.
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q