Acer is gearing up to release a new monitor, and it looks like it may be making its way onto every list of the best gaming monitors. Part of the successful Acer Nitro line, the new XV272U KF offers something that many other displays don’t – a lightning-fast refresh rate combined with 1440p resolution. To be specific it’s 300Hz – and not something we’ve seen before.
Speed? It really isn’t cheap.
A 300Hz refresh rate is a pretty sharp screen in itself. Some monitors or laptops go up to 360Hz, but the difference between the two is very small, and both are sharper than the human eye. A 300Hz display is perfect for gaming, be it an RPG or a first-person shooter. On top of high refresh rates, the screen has a 0.5-millisecond response time.
While 300Hz is certainly good in a gaming monitor, what sets the new Acer apart from the crowd is the fact that it’s a WQHD monitor – which means a resolution of 2550 x 1440. Currently, 1440p gaming lands on the screen is anywhere between 60Hz and. 240Hz screen refresh rate. Gamers fond of lightning-fast screens usually have to settle for 1080p. Combining the two features in the new Acer Nitro XV2 is a bold move that will make the monitor interesting to many, regardless of one’s gaming preferences.
Acer’s latest release will feature a 27-inch screen with an IPS panel. It’s also going to be HDR600-certified, which means the native brightness of its IPS panel should be boosted by high dynamic range. Being rated HDR 600 is a good sign for this monitor, which promises deep contrast, high brightness, and good color reproduction. Given that all of these traits are typical of an IPS display, the Acer has the potential to be a visual treat.
The Nitro XV2 is compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium, but it lacks Nvidia’s G-Sync. Fortunately, this isn’t a big deal, as Nvidia graphics card owners can also use FreeSync. Installing the monitor gives you access to Acer’s trademark software, such as the Display Widget that helps with color adjustments. Another benefit is the Acer Vision Care 3.0 software, which is an app that adjusts monitor brightness based on the environment.
Like most of the Nitro line, this display has very thin bezels and a simple, straightforward design. It comes with an adjustable stand, though Acer hasn’t revealed whether it can tilt or pivot.
Although Acer’s Nitro line is generally quite affordable, which includes, this monitor climbs up to the high-end gaming display range. Acer announced that it will cost $1,099, which is a lot compared to some of Acer’s other monitors.
No official release date has been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that the new Acer Nitro XV272U KF will be releasing in North America in November this year.