This Alienware 360Hz gaming monitor is less than half the price right now

If you’re serious about competitive gaming, chances are you’ve been coveting a high-refresh monitor for some time now. Such screens tend to cost a pretty penny though. At least they normally do. You can save big bucks right now on one of the fastest displays on the market, the 360Hz Alienware AW2521H can be yours for just $400. Dell says it’s a huge saving of $510 off the regular price of $910, though it usually sells elsewhere for around $730, which is still a great saving.

The headline number for this display is obviously that 360Hz refresh rate, although the 1ms gray-to-gray response time is nothing to sniff at either. This is a quick screen, don’t get me wrong. It’s an IPS panel, so it produces a nice image too.

One downside to these high-refresh displays is that you don’t get a whole lot of pixels for your money, and the AW2521H is no different. The native 1920 x 1080 resolution is ideal for competitive shooters, but Windows and more relaxed games can push the limits of what can be displayed. If you’re into your esports, it’s a trade-off you’ll be happy to accept in order to give your GPU a chance to hit 360 fps.

There are a few other features offered from this screen that are also worth calling out. It acts as a great USB hub for your keyboard and mouse, and can also charge your devices. USB connectivity is also helpful beyond the obvious, as this display supports Nvidia Reflex, so you can see on screen what your mouse input latency is. Again, ideal for esports gamers looking to get the most out of their hardware.

I’ve had this exact screen on my desk for a few years now, and can confirm that it absolutely delivers silky smooth frame rates in Apex Legends, Valorant, and more. Unfortunately, that also basically means that it’s my own reflexes that are lacking these days, not my hardware. At least that’s good to know.

I find the 1080p resolution limiting in some games, but when it comes to competitive shooters, it’s absolutely my monitor of choice. The fact that it has an excellent stand that supports full swivel should also not be overlooked. It doesn’t hurt that it’s such a beautiful sign.