Acer has quietly introduced two new curved gaming monitors that offer premium gaming features such as 144 Hz FreeSync and HDR10 support for relatively affordable prices. Acer’s XZ1-series LCDs share design elements with the company’s aggressively-styled Predator displays and will definitely appeal to those looking for inexpensive monitors with serious gaming capabilities.
Acer’s XZ1 family currently consists of two displays: the 27-inch XZ271Ubmijpphzx (XZ271U) and the 31.5-inch XZ321QUbmijpphzx (XZ321QU). Both monitors are based on 16:9 aspect ratio curved VA-type panels featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 250 - 300-nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 1 ms MPRT response times, and a 144 Hz refresh rate. Acer says that the monitors cover 85% of the NTSC color space, which means that technically they can reproduce more than 100%...
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Brian Klug on 12/24/2010
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Balraj Sandhu on 10/5/2010
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2010
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Brian Klug on 8/7/2010
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Balraj Sandhu on 6/3/2010
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Brian Klug on 6/1/2010
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Brian Klug on 5/17/2010
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Balraj Sandhu on 5/17/2010
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Brian Klug on 5/7/2010
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2010
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Jarred Walton on 1/22/2010
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Jarred Walton on 11/4/2008
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Jarred Walton on 5/1/2008
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Jarred Walton on 2/7/2008
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Jarred Walton on 12/21/2007
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