Want to game until your eyes bleed? Acer's new gaming monitors might be for you

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Acer Predator XB272 / XB252Q

Outside their obvious screen size differences, these two panels are exactly the same offering identical resolutions, refresh rates, brightness levels, and so on. Both are based on TN panel technology that’s ideal for gaming due to its fast response times and high brightness. These panels aren’t lacking in that department, with a super-high brightness of 400 nits, and a super-quick response time of one millisecond.

Like their curved cousin, both panels support Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. They also include a component provided by Nvidia called Ultra Low Motion Blur, though it cannot be enabled when G-Sync is active. This tech minimizes ghosting and decreases motion blur when the monitor is set at 85Hz, 100Hz, and 120Hz refresh rates. Other notable features provided by these two monitors include a four-port USB 3.0 hub and support for 1.67 million colors.

XB272 XB252Q
Screen size: 27 inches 24.5 inch
Panel type: TN TN
Resolution: 1,920 1,080 @ 240Hz 1,920 x 1,080 @ 240Hz
Aspect ratio: 16:9 16:9
Brightness: 400 nits 400 nits
Contrast ratio: 1,000:1 1,000:1
Supported colors: 1.67 million 1.67 million
Supported color space: 100 percent sRGB 100 percent sRGB
Color gamut: 72 percent NTSC 72 percent NTSC
Maximum refresh rate: 240Hz 240Hz
Response time: 1 millisecond 1 millisecond
Audio: 2x two-watt speakers 2x two-watt speakers
ErgoStand Tilt: -5 to 20 degrees -5 to 20 degrees
ErgoStand Swivel: -45 to 45 degrees -45 to 45 degrees
ErgoStand Height: Up to 4.5 inches Up to 4.5 inches
ErgoStand Pivot: 90 degrees clockwise 90 degrees clockwise
Key features: Nvidia G-Sync
Nvidia ULMB
Acer DarkBoost
Acer BlueLightShield
Acer Flicker-free
GameView OSD Navigation
Cable Management
Nvidia G-Sync
Nvidia ULMB
Acer DarkBoost
Acer BlueLightShield
Acer Flicker-free
GameView OSD Navigation
Cable Management
Ports: 1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x HDMI 1.4
4x USB 3.0 (1x up, 4x down)
1x audio out
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x HDMI 1.4
4x USB 3.0 (1x up, 4x down)
1x audio out
Price: Starting at $680 Starting at $550
Availability: February February

The GameView aspect of all three monitors include three customizable display profiles that can be tweaked while players are still in the game. Some of the special settings include adjusting the black level to better see in dark places or at night, adding crosshairs when those provided in-game just don’t cut it, and adjusting the refresh rate on the fly. All three panels also support VESA wall mounting and cable management to remove all those annoying cables off the desktop.

Acer’s three new panels arrive in February.

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