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A fairly good show

tech-reviews Updated: Apr 06, 2010 01:33 IST
Siddharth Bhatia
Siddharth Bhatia
Hindustan Times
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Alienware, now under hardware giant Dell, delivers serious gaming gear to, well, serious gamers. Let’s look at one of its AW2310. It’s large, wide and comes packed with promises, one of them being its 120 Hz refresh rate for 3D playback. What’s more, it has touch sensitive on-screen display buttons.

Design
The bezel itself is a straight, solid rectangular block made of matte black. The LEDs representing the buttons light up in pure white. The screen can swivel and tilt nicely, about 45 degrees in each direction with a 20-degrees tilt.

Performance
First thing’s first, this monitor is 3D capable. But that only means it has 120 Hz capability, and any 3D content will only be
possible with Nvidia’s 3D vision suite, which is a separate cost, as it’s a separate peripheral, with the 3D glasses et al. The contrast is healthy. There is slight ghosting, as exposed by a test on Lagom, but it’s not too prominent while gaming or watching a movie. The response time, thus, seems quite close to its rating of 3 ms, which is really great.