Dell’s new monitors delight where its XPS laptops fail to surprise

Dell Alienware 27 360hz QD-OLED Gaming Monitor
Pictured: Dell Alienware 27 QD-OLED gaming monitor
// The best gaming monitor just got smaller
Fergus Halliday
Jan 09, 2024
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Published on January 08, 2024

Alienware's fanciest QD-OLED gaming monitor is now available in a smaller size.

Announced alongside a refreshed 4K refresh of last year's Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED monitor, the newly minted Alienware 27 360Hz QD-OLED monitor is more or exactly what it sounds like. It features a leaner version of the design seen in its predecessor but boasts a faster refresh rate than even the aforementioned.

Other specs here include 0.03ms response time, QHD resolution and all the usual benefits that come with combining quantum dot colour and an OLED panel. The screen here still curved but if the sheer size (and the steep price) of Alienware's previous QD-OLED monitors held you back, it might be exactly what you're looking for.

Dell is shipping the monitor internationally from 11 January 2024 at an American pricepoint of $899. No word yet on exact Australian pricing and availability.

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These monitors aren't the only new toys that Dell brought to show off at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. The company also had a remixed roster of Alienware peripherals plus a trio of new and improved XPS laptops.

Th new XPS range consists of three models. There's the portability-focused XPS 13, the performance-focused XPS 16 and the XPS 14 that sits somewhere between the two. All three devices boast a pretty similar feature-set and front-end. No matter what sized screen you opt for, you're getting an OLED panel, a quad-speaker sound system with Dolby Atmos, a seamless glass trackpad and a Touch Bar-like row of capacative buttons that double as both function keys and shortcuts for media control.

The high-end XPS 16 caps out at an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor while the XPS 14 and XPS 13 are available with up to an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor. The XPS 14 and XPS 16 can also be kitted out with an Nvidia RTX 4000-series graphics card while the lightweight XPS 13 has to make do with one of Intel's own Arc GPUs instead.

What's here looks to be more evolution than revolution, but if you're in the market for a new Windows laptop in 2023 then Dell's latest suite of upgraded XPS hardware is definitely going to be something to consider.

Disclosure: Australia and Safewise Australia's coverage of CES 2024 is supported by Samsung, MSI and Reolink

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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