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.
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.
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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.