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Acer is gearing up to release a new monitor, and it looks like this one could make it onto any list of the best gaming monitors. Part of the successful Acer Nitro lineup, the new XV272U KF offers something that many other displays do. don’t offer: super-fast refresh rate combined with 1440p resolution. It’s 300Hz, to be precise – and it’s not something we’ve seen before.
The trick? It really is not cheap.
A refresh rate of 300Hz is, in itself, a very fast screen. Some monitors or laptops go up to 360Hz, but the difference between the two is pretty minimal, and both are faster than the human eye can actually perceive. A 300Hz display is perfect for gaming, whether it’s RPGs or first-person shooters. In addition to the high refresh rates, the screen has a response time of 0.5 milliseconds.
While 300Hz is certainly nice in a gaming monitor, what sets the new Acer apart from the crowd is the fact that it’s a WQHD monitor – which means 2550 x 1440 resolution. Currently, 1440p gaming lands on screens with anywhere between 60Hz and 240Hz screen refresh rate. Gamers who like super-fast screens have generally had to settle for 1080p. Combining the two features of the new Acer Nitro XV2 is a bold move that will make the monitor interesting to many, regardless of their gaming preferences.
The latest version of Acer will feature a 27-inch screen with an IPS panel. It will also be HDR 600 certified, which means that the native brightness of its IPS panel should be enhanced by the high dynamic range. Being rated HDR 600 is a good sign for this monitor, promising deep contrasts, high brightness and good color reproduction. Considering that all of these traits are typical of IPS displays, 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, that’s no big deal, as owners of Nvidia graphics cards can use FreeSync as well. Installing the monitor gives you access to Acer branded software, such as the display widget that helps you adjust colors. Another advantage is the Acer Vision Care 3.0 software, which is an application that adjusts the brightness of the monitor according to the environment.
Like the majority of the Nitro range, this screen has very thin bezels and a simple, straightforward design. It comes with an adjustable stand, although Acer hasn’t revealed whether it can tilt or swivel.
While Acer’s Nitro lineup is generally quite affordable, including the, this monitor climbs to the high end gaming display range. Acer has announced that it will be priced at $ 1,099, which is much higher than 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 release in November of this year in North America.