Acer's new monitor has a response time of 0.4ms in overdrive mode

What you need to know

  • Acer's new Predator XN253Q X has a 240Hz display.
  • The monitor can hit response times of under 0.4ms in overdrive mode.
  • The monitor is on sale now for $500 (opens in new tab)

Acer announced its new Predator XN253Q X monitor (opens in new tab). The 24.5-inch monitor focuses on delivering "incredibly lifelike action" according to Acer. The Predator XN253Q X has a 240Hz refresh rate and can hit response speeds of under 0.4ms when in overdrive mode. It also supports NVIDIA G-Sync to help games play smoothly.

The monitor features 11 black level options, built-in black boost, and 6-axis color adjustment to give gamers options to make sure games look realistic. The Predator XN253Q X comes with seven pre-set display modes and settings can be tweaked through hotkeys.

The monitor has an HDMI 1.4 port, a DisplayPort 1.2, and four USB 3.0 ports. It can reach 400 nits of brightness and has 170-degree by 160-degree viewing angles.

Rather than cranking up the resolution, Acer elected to focus on smooth gameplay with the Predator XN253Q X. This lines up with many gamers that elect to play games at 1080p with high frame rates.

The Acer Predator XN253Q X is available now for $500 and comes with two 2W speakers.

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Sean Endicott
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