Gaming On The Acer XB270HU
Until now, the ASUS ROG Swift was my gaming monitor of choice, but all that changed the moment I laid eyes on the Acer XB270HU. The Acer XB270HU is essentially the ROG Swift, but with an IPS panel. We have the perfect gaming resolution for a 27-inch panel: 2560x1440, but mixed with ULMB, 144Hz + G-Sync, and 4ms GtG - this is a serious gaming monitor.
I spent around two solid weeks gaming on and off each day and night with the Acer XB270HU, with most of my time spent owning people in Battlefield 4. But, I also spent a considerable amount of time (5-6 hours a day) using it as my main display for work. I sit in front of displays each and every day, with the XB270HU being one of the most pleasant to sit in front of.
When it comes to gaming, the Acer XB270HU met and exceeded my expectations. After the first few hours, the ROG Swift was nothing but a memory. The new IPS-based Acer XB270HU is just gorgeous, from its vivid colors to its sharpness, gaming has never been better than this.
It's the fastest gaming monitor I've used with zero lag in my eyes, especially when you're getting 120-144FPS, as G-Sync kicks in and starts making the entire experience even better. I sat in the dark playing Battlefield 4 for hours upon hours, where I simply couldn't believe what was sitting in front of me. An IPS-based 2560x1440 display with a 144Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. It's almost as if NVIDIA and Acer entered my dreams, ripped one of them out, and made it into the XB270HU.
I tested out a few other games like Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4 with the same results: nothing but pure gaming bliss. There was no visible lag or blur in both GTA V or Far Cry 4, especially when you're getting between 120FPS and 144FPS.
PRICING: You can find the Acer XB270HU for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Acer XB270HU retails for $794.99 at Amazon.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
Canada: The Acer XB270HU retails for CDN$949.99 at Amazon Canada.
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