Nitro XF2, Two new Acer monitors with less than 1 ms response time

Acer today announced two Nitro XF2 monitors, one with a 25-inch screen and the other with a 27-inch screen, allegedly “offering incredibly smooth gameplay thanks to their incredibly high-speed,” said Acer. This is due to the screen’s response time of less than 1 ms.

Nitro XF2, Two new Acer monitors with less than 1 ms response time
Nitro XF2, Two new Acer monitors with less than 1 ms response time

The Nitro XF2 display in its two variants has frame rates of up to 240 Hz and response times from gray to gray of less than 1 ms. This combination of specifications should give us smooth gameplay without the tearing or stuttering that all players are looking for, at least in theory.

Acer Nitro XF2 is a “gaming” monitor with 25″ screen

The monitors are largely identical, with the main difference being the size of the screen, along with slightly different response times in overdrive mode. Acer said that the XF252Q offers up to 0.3 ms response time from gray to gray on a 25-inch screen; the XF272 X is the best with a response time of 0.2 ms peak from gray to gray.

Acer said that both Nitro XF2 monitors have a resolution of 1080p. That’s not surprising, because monitors with high refresh rates and low response times are often satisfied with Full HD. Compatibility with AMD FreeSync isn’t particularly surprising either, as it’s practically necessary with 240Hz monitors.

The two new Acer monitors offer 400 nits cd/m2 brightness, HDR 10 compatibility and a maximum contrast ratio of 100 million: 1. Acer said the XF252Q is now available at a retail price of $350. Its big brother, the XF272 X, will debut “later this month” at a retail price of $450.

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