If you\u2019re in the market for a new monitor that\u2019s a step up from 1080p, the Acer V277U is a tempting offer. With 1440p resolution, 75Hz refresh rate and a wide sRGB color gamut, it\u2019s equipped to do a bit of everything, making it one of the best computer monitors on a budget.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Acer V277U\r\nWith a wide color gamut, crisp 1440p QHD resolution, and up to 75Hz refresh rate, this monitor sits at the junction of gaming and home office purpose, while being comfortably priced.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nFor gaming, its 75Hz refresh rate (limited to DisplayPort only; otherwise it\u2019s 60Hz) is a nice boost from 60Hz, providing a smoother experience. And Adaptive Sync ensures your GPU and refresh rate work together to prevent screen tearing and stuttering, similar to AMD\u2019s FreeSync in the LG 34UM69G-B 34\u2033 Monitor. With 100% sRGB color gamut, you\u2019re also getting a wide range of colors and contrast ratio for an improved viewing experience. It\u2019s further improved through a QHD resolution\u2014otherwise known as 2K or 1440p\u2014which isn\u2019t as nice as 4K, but superior to the 1080p resolution the HP VH240a 24\u2033 Monitor has.\r\nDesign\r\nThe Acer V277U isn\u2019t a looker. It\u2019s plain and straight to the point. The bezels are thin, which encourages multi-monitor setups. Along the bottom, on each end, are two speakers. They\u2019re good enough until you\u2019ve secured a superior set of external speakers. In the back are two HDMI ports (limited to 60Hz) and a single DisplayPort that outputs at 75Hz. Unfortunately, the monitor only tilts up and down; height adjustment isn\u2019t available, just like its cousin, the Acer R240HY 24\u2033 Monitor. However, the ports are positioned to accommodate VESA mounting.\r\nValue\r\nSince the Acer V277U is attempting to perform multiple tasks at once, it becomes a sort of \u201cjack-of-all-trades\u201d but master of none. Getting its best requires a DisplayPort cable, which is bundled inside. Does that make it pointless? Quite the contrary. If you were hoping to avoid 4K and save yourself money, but still see improvements, 1440p is the logical step forward. And it performs well enough in key areas to be a casual gaming monitor or office monitor at the drop of a hat.\r\nAcer V277U Wrap Up\r\nThe Acer V277U is a solid budget 2K monitor that satisfies all walks of life, whether you\u2019re performing office tasks, editing images and videos, or gaming in your free time. Its 100% sRGB color gamut, 75Hz refresh rate, and Adaptive Sync technology see to that. You\u2019ll need DisplayPort if you want to use 75Hz, however.