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Acer Nitro XV273K Review

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Updated May 7, 2022
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The Acer Nitro XV273K is a 27-inch IPS monitor that offers 4K resolution, high refresh rate, and supports HDR, Nvidia G Sync, and AMD’s Radeon FreeSync. Compare this monitor with a similar option in our Viewsonic VG2732M LED-LCD monitor review. It is one of the best 4K gaming monitors that has excellent color gamut coverage right out of the box. As this is a high-end 27-inch display with 4K resolution, it also offers high peak brightness and PPI. If you’re an art student and you’re looking for a monitor that can keep up with your needs, you’ll want to read our BenQ PV3200PT review. If you can’t afford a monitor at this price point, you might want to also read our AOC Air Pro LED monitor review. Or, to get an idea of what’s out there, read our list of some of the best computer monitors.

Why We Like It – Acer Nitro XV273K

The Acer Nitro XV3 series of gaming monitors offer a unique design and top-of-the-line features. The monitor is G-Sync compatible, has a high refresh rate, HDR mode, and good contrast ratio. All of these features make it more than good enough to play all the latest games with great image quality. Compare this monitor with our Viotek GN27D review if you’re not sure which to choose for your next monitor. Or, if you want a monitor that will eliminate eye strain, take a look at our LG W53 SMART series LCD monitor that can use a light sensor and more to reduce eye strain.

Pros
  • IPS panel that supports both Nvidia G Sync and AMD FreeSync
  • High refresh rate of 144Hz
  • 4K resolution
Cons
  • 144Hz requires two DisplayPort and disables G Sync/AMD FreeSync/HDR

Performance

The performance of this monitor is great for gaming due to the high resolution 4K IPS panel, 95 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and up to 144Hz refresh rate. Fast response time and refresh rate are important factors while gaming, and this monitor has it all. It has a 1ms response time, which is excellent in first-person shooters. You can also use it with any graphics card that supports Nvidia G Sync and AMD Radeon FreeSync technologies. If you want something that works only with Nvidia Graphics, then try out the Acer Predator XB271HK 27″ Gaming Monitor.

Related: Also check out our Acer Nitro VG272 Xbmiipx 27 Full HD 1920 X 1080 IPS AMD Radeon Free Sync and G Sync compatible gaming monitor review.

Design

Like most gaming monitors, the Acer Nitro comes with a boxy design and a matte finish display. It pretty much looks like any other gaming monitor, however, Acer has also included a monitor hood that helps cut out reflections from the edges. The monitor features an easy-to-adjust ErgoStand that allows you to swivel, pivot, and adjust the height for best comfort. It even comes with the Acer VisionCare technology to protect users from eye fatigue. The ASUS PG278QR 27″, which belongs to ASUS ROG series, has a simpler design, and is cheaper. It’d be a good option to consider if this best Acer monitor doesn’t fit into your budget or aesthetic preferences.

ASUS ROG isn’t the only display with a simple design, and you’ll discover this after reading our AOC Ultra slim I2757FH 27in HD display review.

Value

The Acer Nitro is almost in the same league as the Acer Predator X27, but is a better deal and more expensive than the ASUS ROG Swift 27-inch monitor. It has better features such as a higher refresh rate, Nvidia G Sync and AMD FreeSync support. It also comes with two 4W speakers that are housed within the monitor, along with buttons and USB ports on either side. You get two HDMI ports, four USB 3.1 ports, and two DisplayPort. A cheaper option would be the LG 27MP59G-P 27″ Gaming Monitor, which offers 4K resolution and AMD FreeSync.

See also: Our Acer Predator Monitor review.

Acer Nitro XV273K Wrap Up

This monitor from Acer will definitely enhance your gaming setup with features such as 144Hz refresh rate, 4K resolution IPS panel, and support for Nvidia G Sync as well as AMD FreeSync. Although, it would’ve been great if you didn’t need to connect two DisplayPort cables and disable HDR/G Sync/FreeSync to attain the 144Hz refresh.

Bottom Line
Performance
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Design
7
Value
8
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