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Acer Nitro XF252Q XBMIIPRZX Monitor Review

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Top reviewers praised the Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx monitor for its gaming capabilities, primarily owing to its high 240 Hz native refresh rate. They also measured its response times at exceptionally low levels in different picture modes and found its input lag to be minimal. However, they disliked its extremely low native contrast ratio, black levels, and narrow viewing angles.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx is an entry-level high refresh rate gaming monitor that was announced in 2019. Unlike some of the best computer monitors currently available in the market, this model features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN panel with a high overclockable refresh rate of 240 Hz. The brand boasts exceptionally low input lag and consistent response time at its max refresh rate. Beating even the best gaming monitors in its range, Acer advertises a gray-to-gray response time of just 0.3 ms. Acer also touts the presence of HDR on this monitor, as the unit comes with multiple high dynamic range picture modes to display supported content, just like the Acer Nitro XV252Q Fbmiiprx. In terms of connectivity, this monitor features one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 ports, one 3.5 mm audio jack, and four USB 3.0 ports. It includes height adjustments, portrait and landscape modes, swivel, and tilt. The monitor also features slim borders on three sides for multi-monitor setups. In addition, the monitor features built-in speakers, similar to the Acer Predator X25 bmiiprzx. Moreover, the brand promises accurate colors on this model right out of the box without requiring any advanced display calibrating tools or hardware whatsoever, as they calibrate the display right from the factory itself.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product reviewers adore the Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx for gaming, owing to its high 240 Hz refresh rate, which even beats something like the brand’s own Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx model. Product testers from DisplayNinja applauded its excellent response times of 0.3 ms. They also loved its support for AMD Radeon FreeSync technology, also making it compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync for users that own Geforce graphics cards. As a result, they highly recommend looking at this model if you are searching for the top 240 Hz gaming monitors on a tight budget.

But, experts from Rtings.com were heavily disappointed by its poor viewing angles and extremely low contrast ratio, which resulted in a sub-par viewing experience while watching content in the dark. They also found that the panel does not have wide color gamuts for true HDR. And they disliked the fact that this monitor comes equipped with an 8-Bit TN panel, unlike the Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx’s 10-Bit panel.

Reason to Buy

  • Supremely high native refresh rate of 240 Hz
  • Supports HDR playback
  • Has support for AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync modes
  • Decent color accuracy out of the box
  • Incredibly low input lag and excellent response times

Reason to Avoid

  • Extremely poor viewing angles
  • Exceptionally low contrast ratio
  • Doesn’t have WCG (Wide Color Gamut)
  • Inferior 8-Bit TN panel
  • Lacks HDMI 2.1 ports

Acer Nitro XF252Q XBMIIPRZX Monitor Specs

Display TypeTN
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeTN
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size25"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)393.6333
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)967.3333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)76.7333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)74.8
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)97.5333
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)55.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)6.995
Response Time (ms)2.1
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)31
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)32
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)57
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)12

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Acer Nitro XF252Q XBMIIPRZX Monitor Review

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Market Context

The Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx is an entry-level high refresh rate gaming monitor that was announced in 2019. Unlike some of the best computer monitors…

The Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx is an entry-level high refresh rate gaming monitor that was announced in 2019. Unlike some of the best computer monitors currently available in the market, this model features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN panel with a high overclockable refresh rate of 240 Hz. The brand boasts exceptionally low input lag and consistent response time at its max refresh rate. Beating even the best gaming monitors in its range, Acer advertises a gray-to-gray response time of just 0.3 ms. Acer also touts the presence of HDR on this monitor, as the unit comes with multiple high dynamic range picture modes to display supported content, just like the Acer Nitro XV252Q Fbmiiprx. In terms of connectivity, this monitor features one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 ports, one 3.5 mm audio jack, and four USB 3.0 ports. It includes height adjustments, portrait and landscape modes, swivel, and tilt. The monitor also features slim borders on three sides for multi-monitor setups. In addition, the monitor features built-in speakers, similar to the Acer Predator X25 bmiiprzx. Moreover, the brand promises accurate colors on this model right out of the box without requiring any advanced display calibrating tools or hardware whatsoever, as they calibrate the display right from the factory itself.

Even though the Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx quite easily thrashes something like the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A in terms of refresh rate, thanks to its…

Even though the Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx quite easily thrashes something like the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A in terms of refresh rate, thanks to its 240 Hz panel compared to ASUS’s 170 Hz display, the latter sports an IPS panel that features better viewing angles as compared to Acer’s inferior TN panel.

Although both the AOC C27G2Z Gaming monitor and the Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx have about the same number of features, the former display provides more…

Although both the AOC C27G2Z Gaming monitor and the Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx have about the same number of features, the former display provides more of an immersive gaming experience owing to its curved panel. Its VA panel also provides superior black levels and contrast compared to the Acer Nitro XF252Q Xbmiiprzx’s TN panel.

Display Type

TN

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

TN

IPS

Refresh Rate

240 Hz

170 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

25"

27"

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    73
    The Acer XF252Q is a decent monitor for most uses. It’s a great gaming monitor,… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • TFT Central
    75.03

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Acer XF252Q was an impressive gaming screen for sure. It’s the fastest panel we’ve… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    If your only gaming concern is how well your monitor performs in fast-paced esports scenarios,… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Acer Nitro NF252Q may be the single best-value way to buy into ultra-high refresh… read more

    By:

    Adam Babcock
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Score

    87
    Although its response time speed is not as fast as promised (this is the case… read more

    By:

    Unknown

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