The Acer Nitro XV272U X solves the dilemma of gamers who want an ultra-fast refresh rate and a higher resolution than the usual 1080p in a single package. You needed to compromise to get one or the other, but this new model along with a few upcoming variants will solve that predicament. Its also worth noting that most 240Hz options in the past relied on TN technology, but the Acer Nitro XV272U X uses IPS and its better color reproduction.
The Acer Nitro XV272U X uses a new AU Optronics IPS panel with a 240Hz native refresh rate and a 2560 x 1440 resolution, as mentioned. Other specifications mention a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 400 cd/m2 backlight for VESA DisplayHDR 400. The latter offers underwhelming improvements, but the focus with this model is its speed and upgraded sharpness more than anything.
However, the Acer Nitro XV272U X’s backlight does offer a wide gamut coverage of up 99% of the Adobe RGB space. This means that even if you don’t get the extended dynamic range from FALD units, you still get pumped up hues and saturation which are fantastic for modern games. This model will also drop with full support for both AMD FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync Compatible Mode so both GPU brand users can utilize VRR.
The Acer Nitro series where the XBV272U X represents the value to midrange segment of the brand’s gaming portfolio as opposed to the premium Predator line. However, this model will arrive without any features sacrificed to meet its intended price point, starting with its sleek and modern design. The screen doesn’t have bezels, but you will still see inner borders due to the dual-stage design.
The Acer Nitro XV272U X also has an impressive connectivity layout which has DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 ports and a 65-watt USB-C slot with DP Alt Mode. We’ve seen an uptick in gaming variants that offer the latter which makes their salability considerably better. Users can reserve the regular video inputs for gaming PCs and consoles, while the USB Type-C connector can be used for business laptops like the MacBook Pro.
You will also find a fully-adjustable stand and a USB hub with the Acer Nitro XV272U X that completes its utilitarian aspect. The monitor is quite expensive as far as we can tell, but this array of features makes it a dual purpose display that extends its value per dollar. The weakest link we see is the 2-watt speakers, but it will still come in handy for conference calls that are common with the work from home users.
There is no official word on the Acer Nitro XV272U X’s release for the western markets, but it has already been spotted on Chinese retail site Taobao. The monitor is listed at around 5500 Chinese Yuan which his equivalent to around $770 with the current exchange rates. This model is expected by August of this year, so stay tuned for the latest updates.
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Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.