Acer's new G-Sync monitor laced with IPS goodness


— 2:06 PM on January 4, 2015

Acer has introduced a pair of new gaming monitors ahead of next week's Consumer Electronics Show. The most exciting of the two is the XB270HU, which is the "world's first" display to combine Nvidia's G-Sync variable refresh tech with an IPS panel.

The XB270HU has a 27" screen with a 2560x1440 resolution. Its maximum refresh rate is 144Hz, just like Asus' ROG Swift PG278Q. Apart from mentioning the XB270HU's adjustable stand, the press release is devoid of additional details. We may learn more about this intriguing specimen once the show begins in earnest.

The second part of Acer's one-two punch is the XG270HU, which is the "world’s first gaming monitor with an edge-to-edge frameless display." The screen still has a border, but it's thinner than on conventional displays, making the XG270HU ideal for multi-monitor setups.

Like its sibling, the XG270HU sports a 27" 2560x1440 panel with a 144Hz maximum refresh rate. The refresh rate is fixed, though. The press release pegs the respone time at one millisecond, which is usually a telltale sign of TN tech.

We know a little bit more about this particular model. Inputs include DVI, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.2. The monitor also has a flicker-free backlight, a low-glare panel, a blue light filter, and a "low-dimming technology that adjusts screen brightness when working in non-optimal lighting conditions."

Acer hasn't announced pricing, but both displays are due out in March. I expect they won't be the only new gaming monitors to make their debut at CES, so stay tuned for more from the show.

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