Product Comparison: ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q vs Alienware AW2518HF


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General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
Alienware
Model
ROG Strix XG258Q
AW2518HF
Origin
China
China
About the Product
ROG Strix XG258Q is all about speed — making it the perfect monitor for eSports and first-person shooters. This Full HD monitor is the fastest ever, with a 240Hz native refresh rate, 1ms response time and Extreme Low Motion Blur technology for silky-smooth gameplay and ultra-realistic visuals.
Alienware's 25 Inch Gaming Monitor packs premium gaming performance features into a captivating display. Featuring iconic Alienware design, 240 Hz refresh rate with 1 ms response time and AMD FreeSync technology.
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"
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • 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.
Alienware AW2518HF Full HD Gaming Monitor
  • 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.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black
Black/Silver
Height
15.1 in.
16.47 in.
Width
22.51 in.
21.88 in.
Depth
9.98 in.
10.57 in.
Weight
12.13 pounds
15.21 pounds

ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q

Alienware AW2518HF

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
No
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • 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 AW2518HF Full HD Gaming Monitor
  • 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.
Features
Type
Gaming
Gaming
Touch Screen
No
No
Build-in speaker
No
No
Built-In Webcam
No
No
TV Tuner
No
No
Pivot Function
No
Yes
VESA-compatible
100x100
100x100
Extras
Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync™) technology, Light Signature, GamePlus hotkey, ASUS GameVisual, App Sync™, and Blue Light Filter, Flicker-free Technology
AMD FreeSync Technology, Flicker-free Technology, Customisable and pre-set game modes
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • 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.
Alienware AW2518HF Full HD Gaming Monitor
  • 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.
Connectivity
Inputs
DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, 3.5mm audio out
DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, 4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio out
What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q eSport Gaming Monitor
  • 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.
Alienware AW2518HF Full HD Gaming Monitor
  • 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.
Power
Wattage
65 Watts
26 Watts
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CB, CE, ErP, FCC, RoHS
CE, FCC

ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q

Alienware AW2518HF

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
524.99 $


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