Acer’s latest 25-inch gaming panel packs a 240Hz and 0.5ms punch, and offers the full package for a super-speedy 25-inch IPS screen.
Gaming monitors are a strange breed. Take the Acer Predator XB253QGX. By the basic numbers, it’s pretty pedestrian. The 1080p resolution from a 25-inch panel is not exactly aspirational stuff. Not in the here and now when 40-inch contenders for best 4K monitors for gaming can be had for about the same money (around $380 Stateside and £330 in the UK).
Then you eyeball the box and spot some startling stats, including a 240Hz refresh rate and an ultra-low 0.5ms pixel response. As ever, that pixel response number needs to be viewed with healthy scepticism. Real-world response performance can diverge dramatically from claimed specifications – but it’s still promising stuff. And when combined with IPS panel tech and HDR support, there is no doubting the Predator’s gaming credentials. This promises to be a very punchy panel.