Acer is gearing up to introduce their latest monitor, the Acer Nitro KG272U X aka KG272U Xbmiipx. This monitor features a 27-inch flat VA panel and an impressive 240Hz refresh rate. This is one of the first of its kind, as most 27-inch monitors with a 240Hz refresh rate are typically curved, and this flat screen offers a compelling alternative for those seeking a different form factor.
In terms of specifications, the Acer Nitro KG272U Xbmiipx boasts a high 2500:1 contrast ratio, thanks to its VA panel. It also delivers a brightness of 350 cd/m2 and offers wide viewing angles at 178/178 degrees. For video connectivity, users will have access to 1x DisplayPort and 2x HDMI 2.1 ports (with specific capabilities yet to be detailed). Additionally, it includes a headphone jack and basic 2x 2W integrated speakers for audio needs.
The XV272U offers two HDR modes that warrant a closer look. To utilize HDR mode, you'll need to manually switch to it when receiving an HDR signal. The HDR400 preset delivers the best image quality and highest output, surpassing the Auto setting. When switching back to SDR content, you'll need to return to your preferred SDR mode.
The Acer Nitro XV272U excels in offering an exceptionally appealing price-to-performance ratio. Its feature set easily matches that of pricier monitors, delivering almost the same level of performance as a premium display. Moreover, thanks to its QHD resolution and ample pixel density, it doesn't require a high-end graphics card to shine. It's certainly worth exploring for those in search of a compelling display option.