Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx Monitor Review: Your Money’s Worth

A 1440p value that can compete

Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx
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Viewing Angles

Acer Nitro XV272U

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The XV272U shows some of the best off-axis image quality we’ve encountered. In the 45-degree view, the light reduction is 10% at most with no real color shift or change in detail. The top view goes a bit red with a 40% brightness drop and a reduction in detail. But from the sides, this screen performs above-average.

Screen Uniformity

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Acer Nitro XV272U

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Our XV272U sample showed a slightly elevated brightness on its right side. We could see it with all the room lights turned off but not when any ambient light was present. Though some monitors here measure better, the Acer’s result is by no means a deal breaker. Other samples could be better than ours. When displaying anything but a full black field, we saw no issues.

Pixel Response and Input Lag

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All the 165 and 170 Hz monitors in our comparison group are roughly equal in both response and total input lag. The AOC easily wins the response test with its 240 Hz refresh rate but only beats the others by 2ms when it comes to overall lag. 

The XV272U also loses to the GIgabyte by 2ms in absolute input lag. But even the most-skilled gamer will be hard-pressed to see a difference in performance here. Only a 360 Hz screen can offer a significant (barely significant) improvement in perceived speed.

Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • darkguy2
    Ah yes the classic method of naming a new monitor by smashing a bunch of keys on the keyboard.
  • pixelpusher220
    In the specs table:

    Weight: Weight
  • blahgod
    The pictures posted in this review arent of the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx. If you took those pictures while doing the review you need to double-check the model number.