New Acer Nitro Brings 1440p to a 300 Hz Display

Acer Nitro
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Acer’s got a new 27-inch. 300 Hz monitor that’s setting itself apart from the crowd by also featuring a 1440p resolution. When working with such high refresh rates, you usually need to settle for 1080p, but here you can get both some of the fastest gameplay around and an above average picture in one screen. The catch? It costs as much as some gaming systems. 

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The Acer Nitro line usually has a bit of a budget association to it, but with a $1,099 MSRP, that’s certainly not the case with the new Acer Nitro XV272U KF gaming monitor. On top of its 1440p @ 300 Hz specs, this display’s also got thin bezels and a 0.5 ms response time. G-Sync is absent here, but Freesync Premium support is available  in its place.

The Nitro XV272U KF is also Display HDR 600-certified, plus Acer is claiming 90% DCI-P3 coverage. The monitor uses an IPS panel, plus has an adjustable stand and comes with the Acer Vision Care 3.0 software. This software includes features like Acer LightSense, which adjusts screen brightness based on the ambient light in your environment. There’s also the Acer Display Widget, which lets you automatically adjust color and organize your windows across 11 preset snap configurations. 

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Acer hasn’t given us any brightness claims as of yet, but even with what’s just been listed here, this display’s shaping up to go toe-to-toe with even the best gaming monitors. 300 Hz and 360 Hz monitors like the latest MSI Oculux have been setting a new high-end standard over the past year, but with a 1440p resolution, this monitor is gearing up to push the premium envelope even further.

The Acer Nitro XV272U KF is set to release in North America in November for a price of $1,099.

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.

  • zodiacfml
    this scam of high refresh on IPS got to stop. IPS don't have good response time greater than 120Hz
  • dk382
    It's not 2017 anymore. IPS is easily capable of response times that are good for 180+ Hz. The Acer Predator XB273U GX (which this monitor will likely be extremely close to in performance) averages 5.6ms total response times according to RTINGS. There are even faster IPS panels from LG.

    The real scam is the $400 MSRP increase over the aforementioned GX for just +30Hz and +200 nits peak HDR brightness. Expect a slightly better but still disappointing HDR experience over the previous Nitro and Predator GX monitors. It doesn't even come with g-sync ultimate, so no variable overdrive. And lol if Acer locks the overdrive mode again with adaptive sync enabled, adding unnecessary amounts of inverse ghosting to 60 fps gameplay. $1100 for this is impossible to justify when 270Hz, 95% DCI-P3, HDR400 at 1440p already exists for $700 ($650 at B&H Photo currently).