Acer Nitro XV252Q Z with 24.5″ IPS Panel, 1080p and 280Hz Overclocked Refresh Rate

Acer will release a new model in their Nitro gaming lineup. The Acer Nitro XV252Q Z is 24.5″ in size and features an IPS technology panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 280Hz overclocked refresh rate (240Hz native). This is supported by adaptive-sync allowing for VRR on both AMD and NVIDIA systems, carrying also the AMD FreeSync Premium certification level and with a VRR range of 48 – 280Hz + LFC offered.

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Acer Predator X25 Announced with 360Hz Refresh Rate IPS Panel

Original news piece published 24 June 2020, now updated

Acer announced back in June 2020 their new Predator X25 gaming monitor. Following in the footsteps of displays like the Asus ROG Swift PG259QN that we have reviewed, the X25 will feature a 24.5″ size IPS panel, with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 360Hz refresh rate. The screen uses a Native G-sync hardware module to support variable refresh rates. It’s response time performance will need to be very good to keep up with this super-high refresh rate. It is reported that the screen will also now feature NVIDIA’s Reflex Latency Analyzer technology as well.

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BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R Information Appears with 34″ Ultrawide IPS Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

The product pages appeared briefly on BenQ.com for this monitor recently, but seem to have been removed for now. Perhaps specs and features are still being updated so please keep that in mind when reading the below. The following information has been sourced from the googlecache versions of the page.

BenQ look like they will be releasing a new model in their gaming lineup, the BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R. This is a 34″ ultrawide screen with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, a 1ms MPRT spec, 144Hz refresh rate and adaptive-sync for VRR support from both NVIDIA and AMD systems.

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When Will the First 32″ Sized Monitors Arrive with 4K and High Refresh Rate? The Race is On!

Originally published 8 January 2021 – now updated

The race seems to be on to be the first to market with a new display option that is attracting a lot of interest from gamers. We have seen over the last couple of years the combination of super-high 3840 x 2160 (“4K”) resolutions and high 120 – 144Hz refresh rate offered in the 27″ sized monitor market, allowing people to have the best of both Worlds. With super-sharp and crisp images and a high refresh rate for smooth gaming and excellent motion clarity.

The issue with these initial 27″ models is that the 4K resolution is really too big for a screen that size, and by the time you’ve factored in the need for OS scaling to make text a sensible size, you end up with the same desktop area as a 1440p model, albeit with some small improvements in picture quality and sharpness. Buyers have been crying out since for a larger format screen with these same specs, with something in the region of 32″ expected to be the sweet spot. They will likely still need to be used with scaling, perhaps at a lower level to leave you with more desktop space, but it’s likely that the benefits of 4K resolution are more pronounced than on a smaller 27″ screen.

So far, several monitors have been announced with this hotly anticipated combination, but not have appeared to buy yet. This news piece will take a look at the models announced so far along with what we know at the moment about release dates.

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Pixio PX259 Prime Gaming Monitor with 24.5″ IPS Panel, 1080p and 280Hz Refresh Rate

Pixio have announced a new model in their line-up, aimed at gamers. The Pixio PX259 Prime is 24.5″ in size and features an IPS technology panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 280Hz overclocked refresh rate (240Hz native). This is supported by adaptive-sync for VRR from both NVIDIA and AMD systems (FreeSync Premium certified). An added blur reduction backlight option is also included but cannot be used at the same time as VRR.

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Asus ProArt PA32UCG with 32″ 4K IPS Panel, 120Hz VRR, 1152 zone MiniLED backlight and HDR 1400

News piece updated 12/2/21, originally published 4 September 2019

At IFA in Berlin all the way back in September 2019 Asus have showcased their new ProArt PA32UCG display, a screen which has an incredibly impressive spec, but will no doubt carry a hefty price tag. It’s aimed at professional users as part of their ProArt lineup, but despite that there is an interesting spec from a gaming point of view as well. The screen is 32″ in size and features a 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 1152 zone Mini LED backlight and the new VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification.

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Gigabyte Aorus FI32Q with 31.5″ IPS Panel, 1440p and 170Hz Refresh

Gigabyte have released details of their new Aorus FI32Q gaming monitor on their website. This model is 31.5″ in size and uses a 2560 x 1440 resolution “Super Speed” IPS panel, combined with a 165Hz native refresh rate and small 170Hz overclocking feature. Gigabyte promote a range of gaming features including a 1ms G2G and 1ms MPRT response time spec and their updated Aim Stabilizer Sync technology. The screen features adaptive-sync for VRR from both NVIDIA and AMD systems.

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Philips 243B1JH with USB Type-C docking and Pop-up Webcam for Home and Office Workers

The latest addition to Philips monitors’ B Line is the Philips 243B1JH, a 23.8″ sized display with a range of features for comfortable and secure productivity. The screen has a 1080p Full HD resolution and offers hybrid USB-C and USB-A docking to simplify connections: one USB dual mesh cable includes both Type C and A connectors to deliver video (with DisplayLink using USB-A). USB-C input also carries Ethernet, power-charge (up to 100W) alongside transferring the video signal with USB DisplayPort Alternate Mode. This is aimed at those looking for a solution for a monitor that ensures comprehensive connectivity, comfort, and security – whether for complex set-ups, crowded offices, or open-plan co-working spaces while supporting both legacy and modern workstations. With its versatile features, the 243B1JH is a great monitor for remote work.

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