Acer Predator XN253QP and XN253QX for Gaming with 144Hz and 240Hz Refresh

Acer have recently launched a couple of new 24.5″ sized screens in their popular Predator gaming lineup. The two models are quite similar in name, specs and features and are separated primarily by their supported refresh rate. There is the XN253QP with 144Hz, and the XN253QX with 240Hz support. Both feature NVIDIA G-sync for variable refresh rates.

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HP Release Omen X25 and X25f with G-sync/FreeSync and 240Hz Refresh

HP have announced this week the launch of two new gaming monitors in their Omen range. The two screens are both 24.5″ in size and feature a 1920 x 1080 resolution TN Film panel, combined with 1ms G2G response time and a 240Hz native refresh rate. The X25 is a G-sync display with the hardware G-sync module being used, while the X25f is aimed at AMD FreeSync users, but will also feature some level of G-sync support thanks to NVIDIA’s Jan 2019 driver update.

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Acer XF252QX with Advertised 0.3ms Response Time and 240Hz

A new model from Acer has appeared in some regions, specifically Taiwan so far. The XF252QX is 24.5″ in size (25″ class) and features a 1920 x 1080 resolution, TN Film technology panel. Of most interest are the screens gaming specs which include an advertised 0.3ms G2G response time. This is the ‘minimum’ response time spec, with 1ms G2G also quoted. Whether or not this 0.3ms figure is achievable in real life remains to be seen of course, and it’s only good if that can be achieved without adding loads of overshoot being introduced. Response times across a range of pixel colour transitions also need to be consistently low, so it’s perhaps worth taking this spec with a pinch of salt for now until proper testing can be done. Nevertheless it’s interesting to see manufacturers starting to push these new <1ms specs.

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Asus TUF Gaming VG32VQ with Simultaneous Blur Reduction and Variable Refresh Rate

Asus have announced their new TUF Gaming VG32VQ display, a 32″ curved model with a 2560 x 1440 VA technology panel and 144Hz refresh rate. The most exciting thing about this new model is that it is the first monitor announced to officially support variable refresh rates (VRR) through Adaptive-Sync at the same time as its strobing blur reduction backlight. Previously blur reduction backlights operated at afixed frequency, and so could not be used at the same time as G-sync or FreeSync. It was very much a choice between the two, with some people needing the VRR support for different and changing frame rates, and some people instead preferring the motion clarity and blur reduction benefits of the strobing backlight option.

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LG 27GL650F with 1080p IPS Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

There’s very little information online about this screen yet, but it has emerged on Amazon.com as a new 27″ option from LG. The 27GL650F is a 16:9 format display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has a 3-side borderless design. The panel offers a 144Hz refresh rate, along with support for AMD FreeSync and also nowadays NVIDIA G-sync.

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LG 34GL750 with 34″ 1080p IPS Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

There’s very little information online about this screen yet, but it has emerged on Amazon.com as a new 34″ ultrawide option from LG. The 34GL750 is an ultrawide format display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1080 resolution. It has a 3-side borderless design. The panel offers a 144Hz refresh rate though, along with support for AMD FreeSync and also nowadays NVIDIA G-sync.

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