Acer's refurbished Predator XB3 monitor on sale for $440 lets you game in 4K
Acer is once again offering a unique discount on its refurbished monitors through its online eBay store. Today you can get the refurbished Acer Predator XB273K 27-inch 4K monitor for a low, low price of $439.99 on eBay (opens in new tab). It already starts at a discounted price of $499.99, which is at least $100 off the monitor's new price. Then when you add it to your cart with the "Buy It Now" button, you'll get an extra 12% off the price, bringing it down to an all-new low of $439.99. This is a fantastic deal considering the new version goes for over $600 brand new at other retailers like Amazon (opens in new tab) or even higher than $800 at other places (opens in new tab).
That's not the only way you can save, either. The 12% discount applies to a lot of other options. For example, if you don't care much about 4K (or the extra cost that inevitably comes with it) but you do want something great for gaming, check out the refurbished Acer Predator XB3 27-inch display. This gaming monitor drops to $211.19 (opens in new tab) thanks to the refurb discount bringing it down to $240 and the extra discount you'll see applied after you add it to your cart. That's a fantastic low price for a screen with 1440p resolution, a 165Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and 400 nits of brightness.
The Predator includes 4K pixel resolution, an IPS panel for color accuracy and viewing angles, a 144Hz refresh rate, and adaptive sync that includes Nvidia G-Sync compatibility. This price is also an insane discount if you don't mind getting it refurbished.
Acer promises the monitor has been refurbished by an approved vendor and functionally it's as good as new. You might notice some light use, but the monitor will probably look and feel like new. Honestly the biggest concern with a purchase like this is a dead pixel or a group of them showing up when you first turn it on. In that case, though, Acer has great customer support and should be able to help you.
The specifications for this screen are outstanding for the price. It's an IPS panel, which means it has great color accuracy and viewing angles. It has a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, so you can game or watch your favorite media in 4K. The display also has a native refresh rate of 120Hz and can be overclocked to 144Hz using DisplayPort.
Adaptive sync is a technology that allows you to reduce screen tearing with the power of your graphics card. In this case it has AMD FreeSync by default, but it is also compatible with Nvidia G-Sync. Using G-Sync requires you to have a 20xx or 30xx series card and requires you to connect via DisplayPort, which seems to be the way to go to get the most out of this monitor anyway.
In addition to two DisplayPort 1.4 connections, it also has two HDMI v2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports. That's a nice hub that makes it easy to connect peripherals. The wings around the sides are meant to help with immersion, keeping distracting things out of your vision. They are optional, though.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.