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Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"

87points

MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"

Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
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Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" vs MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"

Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"

Why is Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" better than MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"?

  • 12W lower power consumption on operation
    ?

    24W vs36W
  • 179.3mm shorter
    ?

    327.7mmvs507mm
  • 108.7mm thinner
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    73.7mmvs182.4mm
  • 1.86kg lighter
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    3.54kgvs5.4kg
  • 1 newer USB version
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    3vs2
  • 10.27% cheaper
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    373.90 €vs416.71 €
  • 74.06% less body volume
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    13435.47cm³vs51796.26cm³
  • Has a sleep timer
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Why is MSI Optix MAG251RX 25" better than Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"?

  • 1053.3m more display colors
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    1070mvs16.7m
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • 3.4kg less shipping weight
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    7.8kgvs11.2kg

Price comparison

Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"

Buy used:

$230

ProductStorePrice
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" amazonAlienware 240Hz Gaming Monitor 24.5 Inch...Alienware 240Hz Gaming Monitor 24.5 Inch Full HD Monitor with IPS Technology, Dark Gray - Dark Side of the Moon - AW2521HF
amazon logo
$267
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" walmartAlienware AW2521H 25 Full HD LED LCD Mo...Alienware AW2521H 25 Full HD LED LCD Monitor - 16:9
walmart logo
$370
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" walmartAlienware AW2521HF 24.5 Full HD Edge LE...Alienware AW2521HF 24.5 Full HD Edge LED Gaming LCD Monitor - 16:9
walmart logo
$334

MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"

ProductStorePrice
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25" amazonMSI 24.5” FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-glare wi...MSI 24.5” FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-glare with Super Narrow Bezel 240Hz 1ms 16:9 HDMI/DP/USB Height Adjustment G-Sync Compatible IPS Gaming Monitor (OPTIX MAG251RX),Black
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$278

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General info

1.supports total tilt
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Total tilt adjustment is the ability for the monitor head to move up and down. Tilt adjustment enables a user to change the viewing position of the display, creating a more comfortable view of the screen.
2.Has a swivel stand
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
A swivel stand allows you to adjust the position of the display left or right, so you can position it to the desired angle.
3.Supports VESA mount
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
The VESA mount is a standard used by most manufacturers. A device that supports the VESA mount can be mounted on many different supports, from arms to wall mounts.
4.height

327.7mm

507mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

556.3mm

560.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.thickness

73.7mm

182.4mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
7.weight

3.54kg

5.4kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
8.bezel size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25")

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The bezel size on a device is the extra space that surrounds the actual screen. The smaller it is the more aesthetically pleasing it appears.
Devices with height adjustment provide a full range of height possibilities resulting in maximum comfort.

Display

Response time is how long it takes for a display to change the state of pixels, in order to show new content. The less time it takes to respond, the less likely it is to blur fast-changing images.
2.screen size

24.5"

24.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.resolution

1920 x 1080px

1920 x 1080px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
4.pixel density

90ppi

90ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
5.has an IPS screen
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
7.has an LED-backlit display
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
8.has anti-glare coating
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Anti-glare helps to reduce the external reflections of light coming from outside the display.
9.refresh rate

240Hz

240Hz

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.

Colors

1.brightness

400nits

400nits

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
2.supports color calibration
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
A properly calibrated screen represents colors as they are and i.e. you can conduct a photo shoot while verifying your photos in real time. An internal sensor and/or colorimeter is usually included for trouble-free calibration.
Number of colors that a display can accurately reproduce.
4.contrast ratio

1000:1

1000:1

Contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and the darkest colors that may be reproduced on the display. A high contrast ratio is desired, resulting in richer dark colors and more distinctive color gradation.
5.has an ambient light sensor
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
An ambient light sensor adjusts the luminance of the device according to the amount of natural light that surrounds it.
6.Adobe RGB coverage

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25")

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (MSI Optix MAG251RX 25")

This shows the percentage of Adobe RGB covered by the device.

Connectivity

1.has an HDMI output
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
3.supports Thunderbolt
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Thunderbolt is a connection over cable that carries both data and display signals over a single cable, while simultaneously providing power.
Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.has a DVI connector
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Devices that have a DVI connector (usually computers and notebooks) can be connected to the TV set.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
9.Has USB Type-C
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Power

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
2.power consumption in standby mode

0.3W

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (MSI Optix MAG251RX 25")

The power consumption in standby mode, also called energy-saving mode, measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
3.annual power consumption

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The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.
4.has a sleep timer
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

Features

1.supports PiP and PaP
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Devices supporting PiP and PaP - Picture in Picture can show two images from different sources at the same time by splitting the viewing window or creating a smaller window inside the bigger image.
2.has stereo speakers
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
3.audio output power

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Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
4.Has a remote control
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.supports common interface
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
This is a technology which allows separation of the TV screen and the decoder. It is used for pay-to-view TV (like Apple TV).
6.supports Dolby Digital
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.
7.supports Dolby Digital Plus
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for a much better sound quality.
8.has DTS Surround
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
DTS Surround is a high-quality audio codec that supports up to six audio channels, with good bitrates and audio quality.
9.has a front camera
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Miscellaneous

1.has a built-in HDR mode
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
2.Price (global median value)

373.90 €

416.71 €

Updated on Tue Apr 19 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25"

Buy used:

$230

ProductStorePrice
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" amazonAlienware 240Hz Gaming Monitor 24.5 Inch...Alienware 240Hz Gaming Monitor 24.5 Inch Full HD Monitor with IPS Technology, Dark Gray - Dark Side of the Moon - AW2521HF
amazon logo
$267
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" walmartAlienware AW2521H 25 Full HD LED LCD Mo...Alienware AW2521H 25 Full HD LED LCD Monitor - 16:9
walmart logo
$370
Dell Alienware AW2521HF 25" walmartAlienware AW2521HF 24.5 Full HD Edge LE...Alienware AW2521HF 24.5 Full HD Edge LED Gaming LCD Monitor - 16:9
walmart logo
$334

MSI Optix MAG251RX 25"

ProductStorePrice
MSI Optix MAG251RX 25" amazonMSI 24.5” FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-glare wi...MSI 24.5” FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-glare with Super Narrow Bezel 240Hz 1ms 16:9 HDMI/DP/USB Height Adjustment G-Sync Compatible IPS Gaming Monitor (OPTIX MAG251RX),Black
amazon logo
$278

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