Acer Japan has unleashed the company’s first Predator displays that use Fast IPS panels, and therefore offering a 240 Hz refresh rate along with all the advantages that the IPS technology has, including rich colors, and wide viewing angles. The new 24.5-inch and 27-inch Acer Predator 240 Hz IPS LCDs also support VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology and are Display HDR400-certified.

Acer’s lineup of Fast IPS monitors currently consists of two models: the 24.5-inch Predator XB253QGXbmiiprzx as well as the 27-inch Predator XB273GXbmiiprzx (not a typo). General characteristics of the displays are similar to those of other Fast IPS-based LCDs available today, so we are talking about a 1920×1080 resolution, 400 nits peak luminance, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 1 ms GtG response time (which can be reduced further to 0.1 ms – 0.5 ms response time with overdrive, depending on the model), and a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate with VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology as well as NVIDIA’s G-Sync Compatible certification on top. The LCD can display 16.78 million of colors and can reproduce 99% of the sRGB color space, just like other monitors that use the same panels.

For connectivity, the new Acer Predators 240 Hz monitors have one DisplayPort 1.2a connector, two HDMI 2.0b inputs, and a quad-port USB 3.0 hub. On the audio side of things, the LCDs have 2W stereo speakers, and a headphone output.

Traditionally for Acer Predator monitors aimed at esports professionals and hardcore gamers, the displays come equipped with aggressively looking stands that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel. Also the LCDs can work in portrait mode.

Acer's Fast IPS Displays with a 240 Hz Refresh Rate
  XB273GXbmiiprzx XB253QGXbmiiprzx
Panel 27-inch class IPS 24.5-inch class IPS
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 240 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Technology VESA Adaptive-Sync
NVIDIA G-Sync Certified
Range DP: 50 Hz - 240 Hz (?)
HDMI: 56 Hz - 240 Hz (?)
Brightness Standard: 350 cd/m²
HDR: 400 cd/m²
Standard: 400 cd/m²
HDR: 400 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Response Time 1 ms GtG
OD: 0.1 ms
1 ms GtG
OD: 0.5 ms
Pixel Pitch ~0.3113 mm² ~0.2825 mm²
Pixel Density ~82 PPI ~90 PPI
Color Gamut Support 99% sRGB
Inputs 1×DP 1.2a
2×HDMI 2.0b
Audio audio output
USB 4-port USB 3.0 hub
Stand Height: +/- 115 mm
Tilt: 5° to 20°
Swivel: 20° to 20°
Pivot: 90° to 90°

Built in cable management
Height: +/- 115 mm
Tilt: 5° to 25°
Swivel: 20° to 20°
Pivot: 90° to 90°

Swivel: 20° to 20°
Pivot: 90° to 90°
Warranty 3 years
MSRP ? ?

So far, only Acer Japan has introduced the company’s first 240 Hz Fast IPS Predator-branded displays with a plan to start selling them as early as this week, but we are not sure about intentions of Acer's divisions from other countries. The smaller 24.5-inch Predator XB253QGXbmiiprzx is expected to be priced at ¥46,000 (think about an MSRP of around $430 in the States), whereas the larger 27-inch Predator XB273GXbmiiprzx is projected to cost ¥55,000 (so, expect an MSRP of about $500 in the USA).

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Sources: Acer, PC Watch

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  • Destoya - Sunday, March 8, 2020 - link

    Not seeing what you mean here. 34" 4K is higher pixel density than 27" 1440p, so unless you're planning on running scaling anyways things are going to be smaller. Reply
  • dlads - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    Try pushing 200fps on a AAA game on a regular pc.. Good luck with that, running 240fps? Yea I don't think so.

    Test bench: a 2018 i7 and a 1080Ti
    Game: assetto Corsa maxed out.

    Maxed out in menu, in game around 170-190 maybe spiking to 200-220 depending on lighting.

    In an online game with lots of cars? No not at all, 240 solid is not easy, especially online.

    Which is what you'll need to appreciate this monitor.

    Best case for this monitor, you play CSGO and you have a 980 upwards.

    If you expect tomb raider, star wars, project cars 2, AC or AC competizione to play at 240 fps, you're dreaming. You'll need a top top rig and if like me you do, then you won't want to play in 1080p you'll want an ultra wide display or a triple monitor setup.

    If you're an e-sports gamer then you wouldn't game at 1080p either

    Strange, I'm failing to see who this monitor is for?

    I love Acer they make mad things for no one but people still buy them, me included i for the Acer z35 as it's perfect for fps game and racing..
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  • Awful - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    You failing to see who the monitor is for doesn't mean there isn't an enormous market for it. Every single high demand 1080p monitor on AT gets these comments, and every time they're based on ignorance.

    The target market is eSports games. It's a big big market. CS:GO, Overwatch, League of Legends, Fortnite, Apex etc. Consistent high fps, low motion blur, low input lag.

    1080p is needed to reach consistent 240fps. Some people in the target demographic prefer 24/5", others 27". That's all there is to it.
    Reply
  • Jumangi - Saturday, March 7, 2020 - link

    E-sports players aren't focused on fancy ray-traced graphics. It's performance first. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Saturday, March 7, 2020 - link

    Heh, e-sports. Even chess has more credibility when claiming the word sport in association with itself. Reply
  • Gamesturbator - Thursday, June 11, 2020 - link

    Torn between this and the Alienware 25 AW2521HF 24.5, both are out of stock the Alienware having no ETA. Ordered the Acer (available early July) first but cancelled as it had no reviews on Youtube and then ordered the AW2521HF which has VERY good video reviews. Reply

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