Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx Monitor Review

27″ widescreen WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS Display
Zero frame monitor with AMD Radeon freesync technology
Response time is 1ms VRB, and the refresh rate is 144Hz.
1.07 billion colors are supported.
2 speakers, each with 2 watts
Displays 400, DCI-P3, and low Delta e2
Ports: 1 Display Port, 2 HDMI 2.0, and 4 USB 3.0

SKU: ACE-NIT-XV272U Categories: Computers and Accessories, Electronics Features, Monitors
4.9/5 - (61 votes)

Every frame counts in professional gaming. Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx gaming monitor has a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution and can keep up with your game action. This G-SYNC compatible display brings seamless gaming to the next level. Unleash the full power of gaming to deliver richer colors much beyond what was previously conceivable. Furthermore, users may have a pleasant viewing experience when gaming thanks to the flicker-free, low dimming, and ComfyView display. The design saves desk space and allows you to stack numerous monitors side by side to create a continuous big-screen display. P03 (UM. HX2AA). 350 cd/m for native, 400 cd/m for peak (HDR Mode).

Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx Monitor Specs

27″ widescreen WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS zero frame monitor with AMD Radeon freesync technology
Response time is 1ms VRB, and the refresh rate is 144Hz.
1.07 billion colors are supported.
2 speakers, each with 2 watts
Displays 400, DCI-P3, and low Delta e2 Ports: 1 Display Port, 2 HDMI 2.0, and 4 USB 3.0 (includes HDMI and USB cable)

My Honest Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx Monitor Review

Here’s what you should know:

-The HDR setting is BEAUTIFUL. In fact, HDR is ideal for this display. With HDR enabled, dark blacks, highly opaque, true colors – most importantly, enhanced brightness and contrast, which is almost essential with Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx monitor. For my opinion, the default settings are a tad too dark. Increasing the brightness manually may cause backlight bleed. Some reviews claim that HDR makes little difference, yet it does. I’m sure some individuals make specific color tweaks, such as raising brightness, which would make HDR “LESS” obvious while also making the blacks less dark. If you don’t want to fool with HDR, you may modify the brightness/color settings or enable it. I like HDR since I believe it provides the best overall image on this and I don’t have to mess with factory settings.

-GSync capable with refresh rates of 144Hz. Some customers claim that G-Sync and HDR do not function on this monitor,  yet they do. I’ve activated HDR with GSync and limited my frame rate to 120 FPS in the Nvidia Control Panel. I can see that I’m getting 120 FPS in games and can FEEL the difference between GSync on and off, so I know it works with HDR, which I NEVER disable on this.

– Clear images. The difference between 1080p and 2K may be seen. Significant improvement, particularly in games.

– Excellent viewing angles, with virtually no washout effect when viewed from extreme angles.

-Stable refresh rates; to the typical individual, there will be no noticeable ghosting or screen-tearing in high-action games, even with HDR enabled (which reduces reaction times. I’m not sure how fast the response times are, however the promised 1ms does not apply to any mode other than gaming/action mode.

BEWARE: HDR is a built-in feature in Windows 10, and it is BUGGY as hell, especially when paired with NVidia cards. The colors on the Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx Monitor becomes “washed out,” and the blacks will become “grayish.” It will resemble a low-cost TN panel. I didn’t have much of a problem with just ONE of these monitors, but with two of these 2K monitors connected to my RTX 3080, I’d have a display abruptly turn to “washed out” while launching certain games or programs. If this occurs to you, IT IS NOT THE MONITOR’S FAULT. I suspect several viewers who complained about image quality were affected by the Windows HDR problem and were unaware of it or how to repair it.

-Here’s what I did to reduce it:
1) Enable HDR in Windows as well as on the monitor.

2) NVidia Control Panel > Color Options… choose Limited and then YCBCR 4.2.2… This is due to the fact that Windows supports the HDR10 standard, but you can only receive an 8-bit option until you activate it and go to restricted mode. When you enable this, you will notice a little difference in hue. Everything becomes brighter and less subtle.

Some games, like as Red Dead Redemption 2, need you to DISABLE Windows HDR in order for it to operate. If a monitor gets washed out when opening/closing programs, you may toggle HDR on or off for that screen under Windows display settings OR power the monitor on/off and it will generally return to its full HDR beauty. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a monitor problem. HDR is still buggy and unfinished in Windows, and Google Windows10 HDR will give you TONS of advice (some of which differs from mine) on how to cope with it. My recommendation is

The nice thing about Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx Monitor is that it provides an empirically better image that ONLY an IPS panel can provide, and it does so with features like 144Hz refresh rates and GSync enabled. You must enable HDR to get the advantages of an IPS panel. What’s also cool is that if your graphics card can’t push the frames high enough in competitive shooters, and you’re worried about ghosting in competitive shooters with fast action and abrupt screen movements, you can have TN-panel-like performance with blazing fast response times and 144Hz freesync/GSync capable refresh rates by simply pressing a button to switch modes (Action mode) (disabling HDR). As a consequence, it loses some brightness and contrast. This is where you’d probably want to up the contrast and brightness, which would make your blacks darker gray… in other words, it’ll look like a cheap gaming VA panel or a TN panel with better color and viewing angles.

That is exactly what Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx monitor is: a very nice combination of several well-executed compromises. It’s a low-cost IPS panel with a stunning image, but HDR is required to enjoy the full IPS experience. That is completely OK. It also has some slight backlight leakage, which is normally not apparent. Again, in return for not spending $2K for this 2K IPS monitor with rapid refresh rates, backlight leakage is 50% more than on a top-of-the-line IPS screen.

If you are a competitive player who MUST have 1ms reaction times and 144Hz GSync, this monitor will do it as well, but the penalty is that HDR must be deactivated (action-mode), which means I will have to forego the IPS eye-candy when playing that game.

Personally, I’ve accepted that I mostly play Planet Coaster and RDR2, and that I don’t need to disable HDR in those games with my RTX 3080.

Cons (which aren’t really cons if you know anything about monitor technology) – SOME backlight bleed (ie when the Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx monitor is on a black loading screen – you can see where light bleeds through the bezel in a few spots, like someone has a flashlight behind your screen and some of that brightness actually bleeds through). Backlight bleed is almost unavoidable with ANY IPS display ever produced. The only question is how much backlight leakage you will experience. This model is in the center of the pack in terms of backlight bleed, and I have two of them, each of which bleed somewhat differently. Backlight bleed is obvious, although it is not noticeable during gaming unless you are in a dark room crawling through a dark dungeon.

– Refresh rates increase when HDR is on (while you can still achieve 144Hz refresh rate and GSync while using HDR, to get the 1 ms response times you have to switch to non-HDR settings, which I would NEVER do). For these customers, who only want the quickest refresh rates with deep blacks and dazzling whites, you should instead get an equally, if not more costly, TN panel. TN panels, on the other hand, guarantee significantly washed-out viewing angles and terrible washed-out colors as compared to IPS.

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the various panel types:

Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx Monitor comes with an IPS Panel.
Excellent color accuracy and appearance. HDR. White whites and ebony blacks Excellent refresh rates. The viewing angles are PERFECT.
Backlighting is a disadvantage. Bleed is visible in a dark room when playing a dark game.

VA Panels may offer acceptable color fidelity and “OK” refresh rates and reaction times. The viewing angles are not ideal, but they are typically enough. When looking from different angles, there is some wash-out, but not nearly as much as with TN panels. TN and IPS are the most common contrast ratios. Backlight bleed is usually not an issue. This is the ultimate “master-of-none” panel and is often promoted as a gaming panel at 1080p resolution alone. There’s nothing wrong with a nice VA panel.

Best Contrast Ratios for TN Panel (Black Blacks, whitest Whites). There is no visible backlight bleed. Tied for the quickest reaction times and highest refresh rates for competitive gaming with the most recent IPS panel advances. You just cannot beat a TN panel in terms of contrast ratios and refresh rates/response times.

However, the disadvantages are not minor. Even the most expensive TN panels have low viewing angles. When you stand directly in front of it, the edges and peripherals of the screen are gradually “washed away.” This is why the optimal screen for pro-gaming is often a 24-inch TN panel, since keeping the screen small puts all of the screen activity in front of them and decreases the washout that occurs as the screen’s edge grows farther away. Because of the lower color/picture quality, the color accuracy is regarded “bad,” and it would never be utilized by creative professionals. It also makes lousy displays for watching movies and Netflix, among other things.
These are displays reserved for the most ardent competitive player. It is, in fact, a “tool.”

When in “activity mode,” Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx monitor appears (and functions) a much like a TN panel (better color/viewing angles, lower contrast ratio). The remainder of the time, you enjoy all of the IPS panel’s advantages outlined above.

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So Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx Monitor is just a pretty great monitor. A monitor is a highly personal thing, thus there is no proper answer to user choice, however I personally would NEVER go with anything other than an IPS at this time, since that they have conquered the refresh-rate limitations of yesteryear. It is undoubtedly the most sophisticated display technology available right now. This is an excellent low-cost introduction into the 144Hz 2K IPS realm.

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Product Brand

Acer

Product Color

Black

Product Number Of Items

1

Product Part Number

UM.HX2AA.P03

Product Manufacturer

Acer

Product Size

27-inch WQHD 144Hz

Product Release Date

2019-01-28T00:00:01Z

Product Binding

Personal Computers

Product Model

XV272U Pbmiiprzx

Product Warranty

3 year parts and labor

Product Product Group

Personal Computer

Product EANs

0191114912324

Product Height

20.5 Inches

Product Length

24.2 Inches

Product Weight

10.82 Pounds

Product Width

9.2 Inches

Product UPCs

191114912324

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