ALIENWARE AW410K [INTRODUCTION]
08/2020 by PAUL GÖRNHARDT / HOLGER DASSLER - Back to overview
With the AW410K, Alienware's gaming specialists combine unique gaming features, comfort, functionality, and a stylish design in one eye-catching package. Features include the immersive AlienFX lighting, macro memory, a pass-through USB port, dedicated volume buttons and adjustable treble control. The built-in CHERRY MX BROWN switches with their reliable triggering and precise tactile feedback embody the desired balance between gaming performance and everyday use. In this article, you can find out what else is special about the Alienware AW410K.
SPECIFICATION AT A GLANCE:
- Keyboard Layout: Standard
- Switch Type: CHERRY MX BROWN
- LED Color: RGB
- Macro Keys: All keys
- Response Rate: <1ms
- Matrix: 100% Anti-Ghosting with N-Key-Rollover
- Software / Integrated Memory: Alienware Command Center / yes
- Media Keys: three dedicated volume keys, media control over Fn-keys
- Palm Rest: -
- Dimensions: 46,71 cm x 15,62 cm x 2,94 cm
- Weight: 1,01 kg
ALIENWARE AW410K In DETAIL
The Alienware AW410K is a well-balanced keyboard for gamers who also value tactile feedback when typing, provided by the CHERRY MX BROWN switches. In addition to an eye-catching design with floating keys and AlienFX single key illumination, this model includes a variety of features including USB pass-through, height-adjustable feet and dedicated volume keys.
A REAL EYE-CATCHER
The AW410K is a real eye-catcher due to its typical hexagon shape and floating keys. Its striking appearance is complemented by the RGB lighting, which stands out thanks to the slightly raised keys. AlienFX technology allows each key to be individually controlled with over 16.8 million colours, providing custom gaming effects in more than 200 supported games, in addition to the usual lighting effects. The full-size layout with its arrangement of main keypad, function keys and number pad provides a clear structure to keep the overview at all times.
The AW410K provides a pass-through USB port on the back panel. This provides an easily accessible USB port for a headset, smartphone or other peripherals. The keyboard functionality is further enhanced by dedicated volume buttons in the upper right corner of the keyboard, which allow you to turn down, up or mute the volume at the touch of a key.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN AND GENEROUS FEATURE SET
The absence of a palm rest underscores the relative compactness of the model without compromising comfort, as the gradual arrangement of the floating keys ensures that your fingers always rest comfortably on the keys. Thanks to its adjustable feet, the height of the AW410K can be adjusted in a total of three settings to suit individual preferences and to best prevent wrist fatigue. This means that nothing stands in the way of extended gaming sessions or typing long texts.
Anti-ghosting/N-key rollover is also included for this purpose: even complex key combinations and extremely fast typing sequences are detected without errors.
UNIQUE GAMING FEATURES
Discerning gamers will be pleased that all keys can be configured for macros and shortcuts. The Alienware Command Center companion software can save macros to internal memory for easy access to settings from anywhere. You can even conveniently switch between various profiles using the Fn+F3 key combination to meet the requirements of a wide variety of games at the touch of a button.
The developers have also put a lot of effort into the in-house AlienFX technology: It not only allows individual control of the key illumination but can also react directly to game events, thus providing a particularly immersive gaming experience. AlienFX is currently supported by over 200 games such as Warhammer Vermintide 2, Kingdom Come: Deliverance or League of Legends.
CONSISTENTLY HIGH QUALITY
The quality of the AW410K is evident from the materials used. The built-in aluminium plate gives a valuable premium feeling, additional stability, and is particularly easy to keep clean thanks to the floating keys. The two-metre-long cable, which is braided with fabric, also bears witness to the manufacturers' high quality standards and provides additional robustness.
SUITABLE FOR GAMING AND TACTILE TYPING WITH CHERRY MX BROWN
The overall impression of this high-quality gaming keyboard is completed by the responsive and precise CHERRY MX switches. The MX BROWN switches installed here trigger with an actuating force of 55 centinewtons and a pre-travel of 2.0 millimetres and provide a haptic feedback. Thanks to the tactile pressure point that can be felt when actuating, these switches are also suitable for typing-intensive scenarios. A durability of 100 million keystrokes ensures long-lasting gaming fun.
The Alienware AW410K stands out from the competition with its unique look and configurable single-key illumination with special AlienFX effects. Behind the eye-catching exterior are additional useful features such as a USB pass-through port, dedicated audio control and adjustable height settings. The versatile gaming keyboard relies on the tactile CHERRY MX BROWN switches, which are suitable for both fast gaming and intensive typing.
Within the series, this model differs from its big brother, the AW510K, by the classic volume keys instead of a round volume dial, and the different MX switch variants. Its little brother, the Alienware AW310K, is more focused on functionality and completely lacks RGB lighting.