Acer Nitro VG0 and RG0 Series Monitors: Freesync, IPS, Up to 144Hzby Joe Shields on May 25, 2018 10:00 AM EST
Along with Acer’s new Nitro 50 Series gaming desktop PCs, the company has announced new Nitro Series monitors to compliment those devices. The new VG0 and RG0 monitors use an IPS panel and support AMD's FreeSync technology for smooth gameplay, with Acer adding 'without breaking the bank'. The Nitro VG0 series is available with 27-inch, 23.8-inch, and 21.5-inch panels with resolutions of 4K UHD (3840x2160), WQHD (2560x1440), or Full-HD (1920x1080). The RG0 is offered in two sizes, 27- and 23.8-inch models in Full-HD, and feature a thin profile of 0.27-inch making for a very sleek and sophisticated appearance along with its thin surrounding bezels.
Both monitors use AMD FreeSync technology to sync frames between the graphics card and monitor to eliminate screen tearing and minimize lag for smooth gaming. In order to utilize this feature, one must be using an AMD Radeon based graphics card. Acer uses their Visual Response Boost (VRB) to decrease blur in fast-moving images to achieve the effect of a 1ms MPRT, with maximum refresh rates of up to 144 Hz on the VG0 models and 75 Hz for RG0s. The panels both have integrated 6-axis color adjustments to fine-tune color, hue and saturation along with a built-in black boost allowing users to select from 11 black level options.
Nitro VG0 (left), Nitro RG0 (right)
The IPS panels are able to provide viewing angles of up to 178° horizontally and vertically. To maintain optimal viewing angles, they are able to tilt from -5 to 20° (-5 to 15° for RG0). The panel specs list the color gamut as 100% sRGB for the VG0 and 72% NTSC for the RG0. The Acer Nitro monitors use two 2W speakers integrated in the chassis for audio and have HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort ports for video inputs. About the only difference in appearance we can see from the front angle are the stands being different with the VG0 using a chevron shaped base versus the Nitro RG0 using a more "T" shaped stand.
Nitro VG0 (left), Nitro RG0 (right)
Other features of the Nitro series monitors include Acer’s Game Mode which has eight pre-set display modes they say optimizes visuals depending on the type of content being displayed. Accessed through the hotkey or OSD, the modes include Action, Racing, Sport, User, Standard, ECO, Graphic, and Movie. In addition, they include Acer VisionCare which encompasses Flickerless, BlueLightShield, ComfyView and low-dimming technologies said to enhance viewing comfort with long sessions in front of the screen.
|Acer Nitro VG0 and RGO Series Monitors|
|Display Size||21.5" / 23.8" / 27"||23.8" / 27"|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz
|Response Time||1 ms (VRB)|
|Contrast Ratio||100,000,000:1 max|
|Brightness||250 nits (cd/m²)|
|Viewing Angle||178° (H), 178° (V)|
|Bits||Up to 8-bit + Hi-FRC||6-bit + Hi-FRC|
|Color Gamut||Up to 100% sRGB||72% NTSC|
|Input Signals||VGA / HDMI / DisplayPort / Audio In / Audio Out|
|Speaker||2 x 2W|
|Tilt||-5° to 20°||-5° to 15°|
|Price||From $170 in July (NA)
From €139 in May (EU)
|From $130 in June (NA)
From €129 in May (EU)
From ¥999 in May (China)
The Acer Nitro RG0 gaming monitors will be available in North America in June starting at $130; in EMEA in May starting at €129; in China in May starting at ¥999. The VG0 gaming monitors will be available in North America July starting at $170; EMEA in May starting at €139.
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PeachNCream - Friday, May 25, 2018 - linkThe integrated speakers seem a bit weak. But they have HDMI and VGA so the important inputs are there at least. I'd rather see each speaker push about twice as much power, but without a review on their quality, it won't matter either way.
Flunk - Friday, May 25, 2018 - linkMonitor integrated speakers are always terrible because the drivers are too small. Until you see a monitor with big drivers jutting out the bottom, or someone comes out with totally new speaker technology that's how it's going to stay.
PeachNCream - Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - linkI like the idea of getting "good enough" sound without the hassle of an extra set of objects around so as long as monitor speakers are passable, then I'd be happy. If I want better sound quality, I'll just find some earbuds or headphones since they're smaller and take up less space.
RBFL - Friday, May 25, 2018 - linkBeing Freesync, shouldn't they be publishing a lower bound as well?
mooninite - Friday, May 25, 2018 - linkAre these FreeSync 2.0? Very vague information listed here.
limitedaccess - Friday, May 25, 2018 - linkAre you able to get anymore details on the VG0? Specifically if this means there will actually be a 1080p 144hz IPS 24 inch class display, meaning a low cost IPS high refresh option for the desktop?
sibuna - Friday, May 25, 2018 - linkSigh. Still no 34"
Samus - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - linkOf ALL companies I wouldn't expect Acer to be the first to pull off mainstream 144Hz Freesync IPS displays...
milkod2001 - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - linkGetting there. Now 32''4k, gsync, 120Hz please at €1200 max.
laychi - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - linkIs the FHD edition 144Hz?I hope yes.