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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  • GreenMeters - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    1080p at 27" and larger is silly.
  • sircolby45 - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    Agreed...I think 4K is pointless at 27", but likewise 1080p is too low. 1440p is the sweet spot.
  • DabuXian - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    4K at 27" is awesome, with 150% scaling you get as much space as 1440p, but with a much sharper image.
  • mattkiss - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    "150% scaling you get as much space as 1440p"

    I'm not sure what you mean here. Not trying to be critical of your comment, I am just not familiar with resolution scaling in modern games. :)
  • Beaver M. - Saturday, March 7, 2020 - link

    Scaling is always problematic. You should try to avoid it like the plague.
  • rocky12345 - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    1080p @27" is fine but 1440p would be ideal for sure at this size. Unless you have your nose pressed up against the screen 1080p will work ok. If you sit back at the proper distance that is.

    Heck I play on a 60" Samsung HDTV but sit back about 12 feet from it on the couch and it looks pretty good for such a big screen. Before that I used to play on a 125" 1080p screen from my theater projector but sat about 22 feet back from it and it looked good from that distance and movies looked even better because of the size of the screen. The only reason I switched to the TV upstairs was because the projector is down stairs and it kinda got lonely down there with everyone else in the house all upstairs all of the
  • jimbo2779 - Sunday, March 8, 2020 - link

    Your tv is probably 4k and you sit way further back so the pixels wouldn't be nearly as noticable and projectors dont suffer from the same issues that come with a low ppi.

    I have a 27in 1440p monitor and sit at a normal sized desk and in some cases the pixels are very noticeable but for gaming I never notice it.
  • Zizo007 - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    True, 1440p is ideal but I prefer 4K 27" because I can watch Netflix 4K in my room.
  • TheWereCat - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    Depends on how far from the screen you sit. Some people like having deep desks.
  • koniord - Friday, March 6, 2020 - link

    I love 1080p at 27'', its completely perfect for my eyes, viewing distance and general software UI and font sizes, my gaming performance also is fantastic. Until 34'' 4k 144hz can be driven by GPU's that don't cost the price of a car, 27'' 1080p will be my favorite combo.

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