The Acer XG270HU 27-inch 1440p 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitor (opens in new tab) is down to $349.99 through Newegg as part of Newegg's Shell Shocker deals. These are daily deals that either sell out or expire at the end of the day. The same monitor is $400 at Best Buy, and it normally goes for that much at Newegg, too. Today's drop is one of the best prices we've seen for this feature-rich monitor.
Acer XG270HU 27-inch 1440p 144Hz FreeSync gaming monitor (opens in new tab)
Specifications include a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. It has DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections. Plus an anti-glare screen, built-in speakers, and AMD FreeSync tech to reduce screen tearing.
Honestly, this display just looks good. The frameless design and the slick red of the bottom bezel gives it a very gamer feel. Plus you can put multiple versions of this monitor side by side for a bigger battlestation. The specifications include a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, a refresh rate up to 144Hz, and a 1ms response time. It uses a TN panel, which helps explain the affordable price, but the panel sacrifices viewing angles and color accuracy as a result. You won't notice too much of a difference, though, and it's worth it for the feature set.
The connection options include one DVI-D, one HDMI, and one DisplayPort. The monitor also has two built-in speakers. The screen includes an anti-glare coating, and it has features to help save your eyes some strain. For example, Flicker-less, low-dimming, and blue light filters will all help you keep your eyes healthy even after a prolonged time in front of the screen.
The monitor has AMD FreeSync technology, which is designed to work with AMD graphics cards to help reduce screen tearing while gaming. It is also G-Sync compatible, so it works with Nvidia graphics cards in the 10xx or 20xx series. You'll want to connect via the DisplayPort for the best possible connection there.
Acer has a great three-year warranty, so you don't have to worry much about this screen.
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.
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