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Acer Nitro XV272U KVBMIIPRZX Review

True Score

74
73
2

Experts

78
0

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

Top experts lauded the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx monitor for gaming, owing to its 170 Hz native refresh rate. Product reviewers were also ecstatic about its color accuracy and native AMD FreeSync support with G-SYNC compatibility. They praised its minimal response time for playing esports titles. But they weren’t happy with its poor contrast ratio and black levels.

Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2021, the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx is a mid-range gaming monitor that, similar to the Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X, sports a 27-inch QHD (1440p) IPS panel. Its panel features a native refresh rate of 170 Hz, which is superb for playing fast-paced games on a powerful graphics card. The monitor also natively supports AMD’s FreeSync picture mode and NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology for stutter-free gaming, from 20 Hz to 170 Hz, as it matches the display’s refresh rate with the game’s frame rate. And just like the Acer Nitro XV252Q Fbmiiprx, it also boasts support for the DisplayHDR 400 standard and 95% DCI-P3 coverage for playing back HDR content. The brand also promises fantastic color accuracy, as they carefully calibrate each unit themselves. And its 130% sRGB color space coverage also helps in this regard. In addition, it boasts TUV/Eyesafe certification with Acer VisionCare 3.0 technology to prevent eye strain from long gaming/work sessions. Moreover, similar to the Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx, it has a 360-degree swivel range for easy adjustability.

Consensus

our Verdict

Vetted experts adore the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx for its high-end gaming capabilities, primarily thanks to its 170 Hz refresh rate. Reviewers from Rtings were delighted with its out-of-the-box color accuracy, as calibrating with their professional gear did not result in a stark difference in their tests. As a result, experts recommend that hardcore gamers should keep this model on your shortlist, in case you are looking for the top 144hz 1440p monitor. They also appreciated its wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles that provide a fantastic viewing experience without much adjustment. And they praised its 360-degree swivel range for seamless adjustability.

However, testers from Tom’s Hardware weren’t very pleased with this display’s contrast ratio. They blamed its IPS panel for the poor black levels. If you’re looking for a monitor that sports an IPS panel while delivering a passable contrast ratio, the Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx would be a better option. They also did not like that the refresh rate gets capped at 120 Hz when playing back HDR content with 10-bit color.

Reason to Buy

  • Supremely high 170 Hz native refresh rate
  • Fantastic color accuracy out of the box
  • Support for FreeSync technology and G-SYNC mode compatible
  • Extremely wide viewing angles
  • Superb response times

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor black levels
  • Less than optimal contrast ratio for dark rooms
  • The complete absence of local dimming
  • Content with 10-bit color is limited to 120 Hz

Acer Nitro XV272U KVBMIIPRZX Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeLED
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)266
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)956.05
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)91.6
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)88
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)67.8
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)16.35
Response Time (ms)4.5
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)46
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)43
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)32
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32

All Tests

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Acer Nitro XV272U KVBMIIPRZX Review

True Score

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Market Context

Released in 2021, the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx is a mid-range gaming monitor that, similar to the Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X, sports a 27-inch QHD (1440p)…

Released in 2021, the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx is a mid-range gaming monitor that, similar to the Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X, sports a 27-inch QHD (1440p) IPS panel. Its panel features a native refresh rate of 170 Hz, which is superb for playing fast-paced games on a powerful graphics card. The monitor also natively supports AMD’s FreeSync picture mode and NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology for stutter-free gaming, from 20 Hz to 170 Hz, as it matches the display’s refresh rate with the game’s frame rate. And just like the Acer Nitro XV252Q Fbmiiprx, it also boasts support for the DisplayHDR 400 standard and 95% DCI-P3 coverage for playing back HDR content. The brand also promises fantastic color accuracy, as they carefully calibrate each unit themselves. And its 130% sRGB color space coverage also helps in this regard. In addition, it boasts TUV/Eyesafe certification with Acer VisionCare 3.0 technology to prevent eye strain from long gaming/work sessions. Moreover, similar to the Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx, it has a 360-degree swivel range for easy adjustability.

The Gigabyte M27Q does beat the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx in terms of connectivity, as it features a USB Type-C port that supports display input….

The Gigabyte M27Q does beat the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx in terms of connectivity, as it features a USB Type-C port that supports display input. But the latter sports noticeably faster response times in all display modes.

Display Type

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

HDR Format

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

LED

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

Screen size

27"

Dig Deeper

Score Card

E

Expert Score

73

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

78

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

74

Any product with a True Score above 80 is a Absolutely Fresh

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    78
    The Acer Nitro XV272U is great for most uses. It delivers an excellent gaming experience… read more

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx comes up slightly short in SDR brightness and contrast but… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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