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Alienware Revealed OptX AW2310 23″ 3D Full HD Widescreen Monitor

January 7th, 2010 · 13 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


CES is giving us a lot of news and the next interesting one is the announcement of the 23-inch
Full HD 3D Vision compatible Alienware OptX AW2310 monitor. The monitor is equipped with a 120Hz panel with 3 ms response time and high brightness (400 cd/m2 compared to the normally 300 cd/m2 on other 3D displays) and contrast levels (up to 80000:1, but dynamic), although it is not very clear what panel is being used, and this might be one of the first monitors using the new 23″ LG 120Hz panels announced a month ago.


Alienware OptX AW2310 has a nice-looking design and has an option to adjust the swivel, tilt and height to suit your personal preferences and all that you can get for $499, although the display is currently listed only on some local Alienware websites (New Zealand and Japan for instance), but will probably soon appear on others…


Alienware claims that this display also has a low input lag, but does not state a number of milliseconds. They also mention something interesting that the input lag is low “In DVI mode only” which is probably related to the fact that you need to use the DVI for 3D mode and/or when playing with 120Hz refresh rate…. still this needs a little further clarification.

Specifications of the Alienware OptX AW2310:

Panel Size: 23″ Widescreen, 16:9
Panel Type: TN – Twisted Nematic
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Contrast Ratio: 80000:1 (dynamic)
Brightness: 400 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time: 3ms (typical) (gray-to-gray)
Viewing Angle : 170°/ 160°
Color Support : 16.7 million colors
Color Gamut: 83.4%
Refresh Rate: 120Hz (3D Capable)
Video Connectivity: DVI x1, HDMI x1
Audio Connectivity: Yes; Audio In and Out (2.0)
USB Ports : Yes: 4 USB 2.0
User Input / Controls: Touch Capacitive OSD Buttons
Stand: Tilt, Swivel and Height Adjustable

More information about Alienware OptX AW2310 on Alienware (NZ)

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 FuRrY321 // Jan 13, 2010 at 06:14

    Just thought I’d point this out, but isn’t this the first 3D monitor to support both HDMI input and S/PDIF output? There’s also a 4-port USB Hub, though I assume that those aren’t powered. In that case, they are pretty useless, don’t understand how they help with anything other than connecting a printer.

  • 2 Ben // Jan 16, 2010 at 00:36

    No S/PDIF on this monitor, audio in and out is with 3.5mm jacks (2 channel only). The USB i’m sure is powered, you have to plug in the monitor after all.

    P.S. They are now taking orders in the US and I’ve ordered one.

  • 3 Elias V from Norway // May 9, 2010 at 21:20

    Is alienware computers fast or got hig performance or someting?
    I have heard that they are the fastest and best computers in the world, but i dont know…

    Ps. please answer this queston.

  • 4 Bloody // May 9, 2010 at 21:41

    They are usually high-end systems that you can customize additionally, but you can build a non-alienware system with the same components and performance if you wish (even faster). You just won’t have the Alienware look and some of the additional extras they provide you with… ;)

  • 5 marvin // Jun 21, 2010 at 17:14

    Does this montior support 3d output on both dvi and hdmi or is it just for dvi? I just wanted to know if its compatible with playstation’s latest 3d update

  • 6 Bloody // Jun 22, 2010 at 08:17

    Just the DVI, it is not not compatible with the PS3.

  • 7 Zoso // Jun 27, 2010 at 06:26

    Bloody…it is not Just DVI…it also has HDMI connection…read…

  • 8 Bloody // Jun 27, 2010 at 12:48

    The monitor has an HDMI, but you cannot use it for 3D input, only the Dual-Link DVI!!!

  • 9 VampireKillerX // Jul 13, 2010 at 00:36

    I wonder if this config works:
    – PS3 sends the 3d video data via a hdmi to dvi cable which connects on the dvi slot of the monitor.
    – sends audio via rca or optical.
    – TMR-BR100 connects to the usb port (like it does on bravia screens) and then monitor sends the 3d information for the glasses received also from the dvi signal.
    – Sony 3d shutter sunglasses moment.

    It’s the same configuration for making 3d work on the sony 3d family, except i switched the bravia with the alienware.

    (I know it will not work now but maybe through firmware update on the usb information, or use this same idea for the future)

  • 10 lol@Alienware // Jul 13, 2010 at 19:29

    It wont work with HDMI for 3D,
    confusing ? the signals ..
    you require 120hz of signal from your ps3 to the monitor and back out in sort of way to speak.
    Currently this montior is only supporting HDMI 1.3 which won’t carry the signals you require for 3D.

    you’ll need a monitor for HDMI 1.4v

    nablets go google how it works before you try correcting someone like Bloody, he was correct on letting you know it wont work

    and Elias V from Norway
    No Alienwares are not fast, just expensive.
    They used to be one of the fastest untill Dell bought them out.
    Redesigned it to look pretty but sacerfice performance with cheap non gaming products. Rebranded a lot of white label products with their name.
    Their benchmark scores never impressed anyone,
    Actually their benchmarks score the lowest compared to other boutique companies that carry exact same spec or lower.

    Alienware became crap ever since Dell bought them out.

    How ever there is a new boutique pc company called ORIGIN PC.
    which is outstanding and extremely fast, who are they ?
    the original Owners of Alienware, when Alienware was considered the fastest.

    Go figure why OriginPC is doing so well. they Broke benchmark record scores of 2010 even when releasing late. Price ?
    still cheaper than alienwares lol

  • 11 Dan // Dec 21, 2010 at 12:36

    “It wont work with HDMI for 3D,
    confusing ? the signals ..
    you require 120hz of signal from your ps3 to the monitor and back out in sort of way to speak.
    Currently this montior is only supporting HDMI 1.3 which won’t carry the signals you require for 3D.”

    Not that clear, it may work see http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/02/how-the-ps3-will-playback-3d-blu-ray-without-hdmi-1-4/

  • 12 will // Apr 1, 2012 at 22:43

    Can you use wired 3d glasses with it or just wireless ones?

  • 13 Bloody // Apr 2, 2012 at 09:46

    Yes, you can use the wired 3D Vision glasses as well.

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