Acer's 27-Inch 144Hz Monitor Brings You to 1440p for $280

Acer VG270U
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To get the best gaming monitor experience, 144 Hz has become a gold standard. Throw 1440p resolution into the mix, and you have something to brag about. That's why we’re excited that Newegg is selling Acer's 144 Hz QHD monitor for just $279.99, down from its usual $370.

The Acer Nitro VG270U monitor is a 27-inch monitor with AMD FreeSync and a max 144 Hz refresh rate at 2560 x 1440 resolution. This discounted screen also has built-in speakers, two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort connectio  and touts a 1ms response time. It also works with 100 x 100mm VESA mounts.

Acer Nitro VGV270U monitor:was $369.99, now $279.99 at Newegg

Acer Nitro VGV270U monitor: was $369.99, now $279.99 at Newegg
At this price, the 27-inch Acer Nitro VG270U undercuts most other 1440p monitors running at 144 Hz. It fights screen tearing with FreeSync, has built-in speakers and connects via HDMI and DisplayPort.

If you've been waiting to make the move from a 1080p display to something sharper but don't want to spend a hefty amount of cash on a 4K screen, this Acer deal is worth a look. 

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.