Acer has been in the business of making displays for many years and are worth considering should you be on the hunt for a new panel. Once you start considering refresh rates, resolutions, response times, and panel technologies, it can prove difficult to sort through all available choices. We've rounded up some of the best Acer monitors out there to help make your decision making that little bit easier.
Acer Predator XB271HU (opens in new tab)
The XB271HU from Acer has it all, including a 1440p IPS display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, a refresh rate of 144Hz, a 4ms response time, built-in speakers, VESA support for mounting on your own monitor arms, as well as HDMI and DisplayPort inputs.
Acer Predator XB273K (opens in new tab)
This display is ridiculous. The 27-inch panel has a 4K resolution with IPS and NVIDIA G-Sync technologies, and that's only the beginning. With support for up to 144Hz (120Hz when not overclocked), a response time of 4ms, and support for HDR400, you've got one killer gaming and productivity display. Color-wise, you're looking at a DCI-P3 wide color gamut of 90 percent, meaning whatever is displayed on-screen will look great.
Acer SB220Q (opens in new tab)
When it comes to basics and being budget-friendly, you'll find it difficult to locate an Acer display that offers a 1080p IPS panel with FreeSync and a refresh rate of 75Hz for less. As well as the 4ms response time, you've got inputs for HDMI and older VGA connections. Best of all, this display won't destroy your wallet.
Acer Predator Gaming X34 (opens in new tab)
Curved displays are more common these days and the Predator X34 is an excellent example with a 1900R curved 34-inch 3440x1440 IPS panel. This display has NVIDIA G-Sync support, a refresh rate of 100Hz (can be overclocked to 120Hz), DisplayPort and HDMI, and even some USB 3.0 ports for hooking up accessories. It's perfect for gaming.
Acer ED242QR (opens in new tab)
This 23-inch display is a 1080p VA panel with support for AMD's FreeSync technology. That allows you to enjoy butter smooth gameplay with AMD GPUs, a 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, and DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI ports. It's great value for what you get and is an ideal starting point for PC gamers.
If we're making some suggestions
Monitors run the gamut of price points. It's a good idea to figure out what you're going to use your monitor for before making a purchase.
If we were to recommend an all-around display from this list for you to use, it would be the Acer Predator XB271HU (opens in new tab). Not only is it great for gaming, but also for general computing too. The XB271HU from Acer has a 1440p IPS display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, a refresh rate of 144Hz allowing you to game at high frame rates, and a 4ms response time for fast-paced action.
The VESA support makes it possible for you to mount the display on your own monitor arms, making it ideal for dual-monitor setups. Should you need a seriously good panel, you'll need to consider spending more on the Acer Predator XB273K (opens in new tab) for its gorgeous colors and 4K resolution.
But you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on a monitor. If your budget is limited, the Acer SB220Q (opens in new tab) will serve you just fine.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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