Alienware does things in a, well... Alienware way so I guess we shouldn't be surprised at this...
The horrendously complicatedly named 'OptX AW2210' is a 21.5in 16:9 monitor and a half. Essentially it sticks to the Alienware demands: high end, extreme and powerful.
The latter may be hard to achieve in an LCD format but the OptX AW2210 does its best to hit these heights courtesy of a 1080p compatible 1920 x 1080 native resolution, 2ms response time and completely nutty 80,000:1 quoted dynamic contrast ratio. Yes, we don't place much stock with dynamic contrast measurements either but if it hits even one 10th of this then colour us impressed.
As for connectivity, Alienware has again pulled no punches with two HDMI slots and four (yes four) USB ports. Naturally enough older standards get brushed to one side on a monitor like this so both VGA and DVI get kicked to the curb.
We await official pricing and a release date for the OptX AW2210 but it is anticipated to drop under the $300 mark (£182) which would make it a major pull for anyone considering upgrading their 16:10 monitor for something with less horizontal pixels.
Yes, we know it's you who is tempted and really, we don't blame you...