You don’t have to wait for Amazon Prime Day to get a good deal on a well-specced monitor. Acer’s Nitro ED270, a speedy VA panel with an impressive 165 Hz refresh rate and 5ms MPRT response time is already on sale for $100 off.
According to Acer’s product page, the ED270 throws in AMD FreeSync to fight screen tears and even a pair of 2W speakers. Its 250 nit max brightness claim is dimmer than we’d like but should do in most environments and especially for the price.
Our list of the Best Gaming Monitors has grown to include many monitors with resolution sharper than the 1080p the ED270 offers. But FHD is still great for mainstream and casual gamers, and it’ll be much easier to hit 165 fps here than with higher-res screens. For a speedy 27-inch monitor, this deal is hard to beat right now.
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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.