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Acer's 27-Inch 1440p Monitor Is Fit for Casual Gaming and Only $230

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Not every player needs the best gaming monitor with the highest specs. If you’re a casual gamer with a mid-priced or budget graphics card, you may be able to work with something a little slower. The screen gets even more temping if you can throw in higher resolution, Adaptive-Sync and a low response time. Enter the Acer VG270U. As part of the best Prime day deals on tech, the monitor’s on sale for $60 off, making it cheaper than ever at $230.

While hardcore gamers may have to shell out a bit more for a faster screen, the VG270U offers more occasional players a 75Hz refresh rate, low 1ms response time, plus AMD FreeSync. With 1440p (2560 x 1440) resolution, games and other work will look sharper than 1080p (1920 x 1080) screen while staying under the $250 mark.

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Acer VG270U 27-inch 1440p monitor: was $280, now $220
This QHD monitor is a good fit for casual gamers, with its 75Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and FreeSync. You also get two 2W speakers and and an IPS panel, a tech known for good colors and viewing angles.  

When you’re not gaming, VG270U has the proper chops for general productivity. It should be usable in a bright room with a max brightness of 350 nits and an IPS panel that should offer good viewing angles. The stand offers -5 and 20-degree tils, and Acer also throws in two 2W speakers.

For more monitor deals, see our Best Prime Day Computer Monitor Deals round-up. 

Scharon Harding

Scharon Harding has a special affinity for gaming peripherals (especially monitors), laptops and virtual reality. Previously, she covered business technology, including hardware, software, cyber security, cloud and other IT happenings, at Channelnomics, with bylines at CRN UK.