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Acer Nitro XV282K Review

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Those who praised the Acer Nitro XV282K said it had a good stand and a high refresh rate. Critics agreed it’s a great monitor for gaming and light office work. It has poor local dimming, cheap-feeling plastic components, and poor HDR brightness.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Acer Nitro XV282K is the brand’s higher-end model released in 2021. It promises to deliver better color accuracy than other higher-end models thanks to its excellent sRGB color space and DCI-P3 color space coverage. This fine Acer monitor also has better ergonomics than its competitor, the Gigabyte M28U, making it easier to achieve an ideal viewing position. It’s an excellent monitor if you need accurate color representation for your work. In addition, the Acer Nitro XV282K has excellent SDR peak brightness, a larger-than-average screen size, and a good amount of port options. Keep reading our Acer Nitro XV282K review, and don’t forget to check out the best computer monitors available now.

Best For

  • 4K Gaming

  • Acer

  • Coding

  • Speakers

  • Work

Consensus

our Verdict

The Acer Nitro XV282K has a lot going for it – a high refresh rate, 4K resolution, fast response times, low input lag, wide viewing angles, and a good stand. It’s great for gaming and office work, but it’s not perfect – the contrast ratio is low, local dimming is poor, the plastic components feel cheap, and the HDR brightness is low.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High Refresh Rate
  • 4K Resolution
  • Fast Response Time
  • Low Input Lag
  • Wide Viewing Angles
  • Versatile Stand

Reason to Avoid

  • Low Contrast Ratio
  • Lousy Local Dimming Feature
  • Sub-Par Build Quality
  • Low Brightness in HDR

Acer Nitro XV282K Specs

Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Bluelight FilterBluelight FilterYes
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersYes
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In Webcamn/a
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenNo
Display TypeIPS
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR400
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenYes
Screen size28"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync, AMD FreeSync Premium

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)250.3333
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,052.6
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)88.1
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)83.4
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)111.7167
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)64.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)12.7
Response Time (ms)2.7
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)39
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)38
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32

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Score Card

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Expert Score

77

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Customer Score

85

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    79
    The Acer Nitro XV282K is great for gamers looking for the sharpest possible image, thanks… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Tom’s Guide
    85.11

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    While the Acer Nitro XV282K is pretty pricey, it’s nevertheless a solid gaming monitor with… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Acer XV282K KV offers an immersive image quality thanks to its 4K UHD resolution… Read More

    By:

    Jay Peters
  • The Verge
    73.89

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    THE GOODBig screenGames look greatTwo HDMI 2.1 ports for 4K / 120fps gamingTHE BADVery expensiveTinny… Read More

    By:

    Marshall Honorof
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Acer Nitro XV282K KV is excellent for gaming. It has a high 144Hz refresh… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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