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Review on Discover Acer XF272 Xbmiiprzx: FreeSync Technology, 1920X1080, 240Hz, High Dynamic Range by Ryan Olson

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Great, prefer my 4k monitor

These new 2nd Gen 240Hz TN panels are amazing. This is nothing more than the old TN technology. Colors are accurate and look good without being too oversaturated which is an issue I have with other types of monitor panels making them look too bright and cartoonish in games. Colors look more natural here. Using a properly calibrated color accurate ICC profile looks great and you wouldn't believe it's a TN panel if you're only familiar with vintage TN monitors. larger 4K monitor, although the workspace is much larger and better in 4K than in 1080p, simply because of the smoothness and low input lag that 240Hz offers, you'll never want to go back to 60Hz, even if you're just navigating Windows. And these new 2nd Gen TN panels have excellent pixel response times, so ghosting doesn't occur even at the maximum refresh rate of 240Hz - a problem that all older TN panels and other panel types suffer from at very high frame rates. The TN technology has been improved here. Overdrive looks great in normal mode and artifacts are not noticeable at all while using it. In most games I prefer 1080p with a high refresh rate over 4K 60fps. High frame rates and motion sharpness impress me more than sharper pixels at higher frame rates. Ideally you'd want both, but if I had to choose, I'd always choose Framerate > Resolution. At high frame rates, games feel more realistic, and videos interpolated for higher frames per second (using software like SVP) are extremely pleasing to the eye, not to mention the reduced input lag that comes with higher frame rates, what aiming with the mouse facilitates more instant and satisfying. .Size I thought 27 inches at 1080p might be too big for so many pixels but in the end I was glad I didn't buy the 24 inch version of this monitor (XF252Q). Some might prefer the higher pixel density in the smaller version, but I like bigger monitors for gaming and found the bigger pixels to be a worthwhile trade-off. It doesn't bother me as much as I thought, distant objects still look good with good anti-aliasing techniques, and I get a bigger screen and games run at higher frame rates thanks to the lower resolution. Highly recommended

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  • Good for gaming, but the quality is... "typical" I think.
  • It would be 5 stars but there is one stuck pixel right out of the box.