Acer Nitro VG272X Basic Model with 27″ 1080p 240Hz IPS Panel

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Another new model has appeared on Taiwanese online stores from Acer, which is their Nitro VG272X. This is a 27″ sized screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS panel, and a 240Hz refresh rate. IT looks to be a more basic, trimmed down version of the XV273K which was announced a little while back. It has a more basic stand with only a tilt adjustment, and is missing the USB hub as well, but does keep the same underlying panel performance.

The new display is 27″ in size with a 240Hz native refresh rate IPS technology panel. It offers only a 1920 x 1080 resolution which matches that of other 240Hz refresh rate screens based on TN Film technology. This is less of a strain of course on graphics cards and your system than a higher resolution option, and is well suited to competitive gaming. The screen supports adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates from both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-sync systems.

Spec wise the screen offers a 1ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 16.7m colour depth and a standard 99% sRGB colour gamut. The screen does carry the lowly VESA Display HDR400 certification but don’t expect any meaningful HDR experience here.

Quoting 1ms G2G response times seems to be the “new thing” for IPS panels, with LG also promoting the same spec for their forthcoming 27GL850 and 38GL950G displays. We would take these specs with a pinch of salt, as it remains to be seen under what conditions this is achieved (if indeed it is!). Hopefully the latest generation of panel can offer improved responsiveness and G2G performance to meet the hefty demands of the 240Hz refresh rate though.

2x HDMI 2.0 and 1x DisplayPort 1.4 connections are provided but unlike the XV273K there are no USB ports on this model. Only a basic tilt adjustment is offered from the stand, whereas the XV273K has a full range of ergonomic adjustments (tilt, height, swivel, rotate).

It’s unclear at this stage which regions this model will be available in and at what prices.


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