While responsive, curved monitors are sometimes thought of costly tools in an enthusiast gamer’s war chest, Acer is defying convention with its new lineup of reasonably priced curved Nitro XZ2 gaming monitors. With its 23.6-, 27-, and 31.5-inch fashions, Acer’s newest displays are full of features that gamers covet — like quick response time, HDR support, and an immersive FHD screen — at a budget-friendly $199 starting price.
“Our newest Nitro series monitors combine speed, FreeSync, and curved panels to offer fun and exciting gaming at a great value,” mentioned Ronald Lau, Acer America director of stationary computing. “The fast performance and affordable pricing make the Nitro series ideal for a wide range of gamers, particularly for first-person shooter and racing games where fluid visuals are key.”
If you’re a gamer on Acer’s Nitro laptops or desktops, the design of those panels will certainly complement your setup. Framed with minimal bezels and clad in black, all three displays include a red stand and red accents on the rear. The built-in stand offers swivel, tilt, and height adjustments for improved ergonomics, or you need to use the panel on your own VESA-compatible wall mount to free up desk space.
All three panels support VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 and up to 400 nits of brightness for deeper saturation and to draw out details within the shadows and highlights in complex game scenes. The 1500R curved radius makes gaming immersive, whereas the AMD FreeSync support helps to reduce stutters, tears, and ghosting effects. With Visual Response Boost technology, Acer claims that these displays can ship as much as a 1ms gray-to-gray response time to reduce blur. On top of that, the bigger panels max out with a 165Hz refresh rate, whereas the 23.6-inch model tops out with 144Hz. Resolution tops out at FHD on all three panels.
All three displays are constructed on vertical alignment LCD panels that include an anti-glare coating that gives a 178-degree viewing angle. Like most other displays available on the market, Acer additionally provides its personal custom tuning, like a blue light filter to and Flicker-less technologies to scale back eye fatigue throughout lengthy gaming periods. There are additionally eight predefined Game Mode settings to optimize the panels for viewing action, racing, sport, films, and more.
All the panels include a built-in twin 3W audio system, although critical avid gamers will need to carry their very own devoted sound system or gaming headphones for a more immersive audio expertise. The displays are available now, and pricing begins at $199 for the 23.6-inch XZ242Q, $259 for the 27-inch XZ272, and $449 for the 31.5-inch XZ322QU.