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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you're looking for a monitor primarily for competitive gaming and are willing to spend more, the Asus PG279QM is a strong choice due to its high refresh rate and excellent response time, minimizing ghosting for a smoother experience. However, if budget is a concern and you need a monitor that still performs well for gaming, as well as digital photo editing, the Dell Alienware AW2723DF offers great value for its price. Keep in mind that neither monitor is ideal for HDR gaming or media consumption due to their limited peak brightness and color volume. Both are good for productivity tasks with their sharp resolution and sufficient screen size. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Asus PG279QM (IPS)
  • The Asus PG279QM (IPS) has no clear advantages over the Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS).
Advantages of the Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS)
  • The Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) has no clear advantages over the Asus PG279QM (IPS).

Key differences

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Competitive Gaming

8.0
PG279QM
AW2723DF
8.6
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
280Hz
7.0 ms
TOTAL RESPONSE TIME
7.6 ms
20 - 240 Hz
VARIABLE REFRESH RATE
20 - 280 Hz
No
STROBING / BFI
No
363 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
384 nits
The Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) and Asus PG279QM (IPS) are both very good for competitive gaming, though the Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) is somewhat better.

Cost

$549
PG279QM
AW2723DF
$500
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$200

$300

$400

$500

$600

$700

$800

The Asus PG279QM (IPS) has a price of $549 and the Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) costs $500.

Print Photo Editing

Yes
PG279QM
AW2723DF
No
The Asus PG279QM (IPS) is suitable for print photo editing while the Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) is not suitable for print photo editing.

Key similarities

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Casual Gaming

6.4
PG279QM
AW2723DF
6.4
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
280Hz
1147:1
NATIVE CONTRAST
1020:1
363 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
384 nits
478 nits
HDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
672 nits
95.8 %
DCI-P3 COLOR GAMUT
99.6 %
Matte
COATING
Semi-Gloss
The Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) and Asus PG279QM (IPS) are both only fair for casual gaming.

Productivity

6.4
PG279QM
AW2723DF
6.4
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
109 PPI
PIXELS PER INCH
109 PPI
Yes
ADJUSTABLE STAND
Yes
Matte
COATING
Semi-Gloss
The Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) and Asus PG279QM (IPS) are both only fair for productivity.

Media Consumption

6.0
PG279QM
AW2723DF
6.0
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
1147:1
NATIVE CONTRAST
1020:1
363 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
384 nits
478 nits
HDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
672 nits
Matte
COATING
Semi-Gloss
The Asus PG279QM (IPS) and Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) are both only fair for media consumption.

HDR Gaming and Media Consumption

No
PG279QM
AW2723DF
No
Both the Asus PG279QM (IPS) and Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) are not suitable for HDR gaming and media consumption.

Digital Photo Editing

Yes
PG279QM
AW2723DF
Yes
Both the Asus PG279QM (IPS) and Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) are suitable for digital photo editing.

HDR Video Editing and Color Grading

No
PG279QM
AW2723DF
No
Both the Asus PG279QM (IPS) and Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) are not suitable for HDR video editing and color grading.

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How the Asus PG279QM (IPS) and the Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS) compare to other monitors

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Spec Comparison

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Asus PG279QM (IPS)Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS)
Asus PG279QM (IPS)Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS)

GENERAL

Price
$549
$500
Screen Size
27"27"
Resolution
2560 x 14402560 x 1440
Screen Type
LEDLED
Screen Sub-type
IPSIPS
Local Dimming Zones
3216

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1147:11020:1
SDR Peak Brightness
363 nits384 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
478 nits672 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
NoNo
sRGB Color Gamut
103.1 %103.1 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
7 ms7.6 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 240 Hz20 - 280 Hz
Strobing / BFI
NoNo
Persistence Blur Score
8/108.6/10
Ghosting Score
8/107.7/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
109 PPI109 PPI
Coating
MatteSemi-Gloss
Text Clarity Score
7/107/10
Image Clarity Score
7/107/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
00
HDMI 2.0 Ports
32
HDMI 2.1 Ports
00
Micro HDMI Ports
00
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
00

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Tom's Hardware

Christian Eberle | April 2022
"The Asus ROG Swift PG279QM is one of the best gaming monitors I’ve reviewed, and one of the best all-around displays too. With perfect video processing, smooth gaming performance and tons of rich and accurate color."

Dell Alienware AW2723DF (IPS)

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PC Gamer

Jeremy Laird | March 2023
"Put all the pieces together, the high quality IPS image quality, the punchy backlight, the good response and the buttery smooth 280Hz refresh and you have a pretty outstanding gaming panel that's also decent for general computing duties thanks to the 1440p resolution."

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