The most prolific computer monitor category is easily 27 inches 1440pThere are actually hundreds of examples with a refresh rate of at least 144 Hz and Adaptive-Sync, and the price range is very wide. You can find barebones models for less than $400. But additional features, such as faster refresh rate, RGB, blur reduction, High dynamic range Or accurately expand the color gamut, it will cost you more.
For the surrounding 550 USD At the time of writing, Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx provides all of the above features at 170 Hz Synchronize compatibility.With DisplayHDR 400 certification, expanded colors, and the unique sturdy construction quality of the Acer Predator series, it stands out among similar products and is compatible with The best gaming monitor.
Acer Predator XB273U-NV specifications
|Panel type/Backlight||IPS/W-LED, edge array|
|Screen size/aspect ratio||27 inches / 16:9|
|Maximum resolution and refresh rate||2560 x 1440 @ 170 Hz|
|G-Sync compatible: 48-170 Hz|
|Native color depth/color gamut||10 bits (8 bits + FRC)/DCI-P3|
|HDR10, display HDR 400|
|Response time (GTG)||0.5ms|
|brightness||Special drawing rights: 200 nights|
|HDR: 400 nits|
|Video input||1 display port 1.2|
|2 HDMI 2.0|
|Vocal||3.5mm headphone output|
|USB 3.0||1 times up, 4 times down|
|energy consumption||35.2 watts, brightness @ 200 nits|
|Panel size WxHxD w/base||24.2 x 16.4-20.9 x 12.1 inches (614 x 417-531 x 307 mm)|
|Panel thickness||3.7 inches (93 mm)|
|Border width||Top/side: 0.3 inches (8 mm)|
|Bottom: 0.7 inches (18 mm)|
|weight||17.2 lbs (7.8 kg)|
Acer’s product page XB273U NVbmiiprzx It means that the screen has a native refresh rate of 144 Hz and can be overclocked to 170 Hz; however, you will not see the overclocking option in the on-screen display (OSD) menu of the monitor. Conversely, if you use DisplayPort, Windows will automatically recognize it as 170 Hz, while HDMI connections are limited to 144 Hz.
It is also worth noting that Acer has also produced several other Predator monitors named “XB273U”. XB273U GSbmiiprzx with XB273U GXbmiipruzxThe Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx we are reviewing has added VisionCare and TUV Rheinland Eyesafe certifications. This takes the form of a low blue light mode and an indoor light sensor, which can change the brightness and color temperature to better match the ambient indoor light and reduce user eye fatigue. In addition, the GS model has a refresh rate of 165 Hz, while the GX model has a refresh rate of 240 Hz. NV is also a 10 bits Panel, not 8-bit.
Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx uses one IPS The panel is called Fast IPS, and it claims to have a GTG response time of 0.5 milliseconds and is certified to run Nvidia’s screen tear-resistant G-Sync technology. You can also use the screen’s backlight strobe function, called VRB, but you cannot use Adaptive-Sync.
Since the monitor has chosen DCI-P3 The smaller the color sRGB Color gamut. XB273U also accepts HDR10 signals through HDMI and DisplayPort, and has passed VESA certification to reach at least 400 nits. There is also an effective dynamic comparison function, which we will introduce in detail later.
XB273U enters the professional display field through factory calibration, multiple color gamut modes from SMPTE-C to DCI-P3, and a large number of image adjustments. Three setting memories ensure that your adjustments are saved for quick recall.
Assembly and accessories of Acer Predator XB273U NV
Take out the contents of the XB273U carton, you can see a thick panel, heavy upright and strong metal base. We can assemble these three parts into a sturdy package without tools, which feels durable. Acer includes a calibration data sheet for color display, Grayscale with Gamma sRGB color gamut mode measurement. We verified the numbers in the test.
Accessories include DisplayPort, HDMI and USB cables and IEC power cords for internal power supply.
Product 360: Acer Predator XB273U NV
Acer’s Predator monitors are designed in a simple style, with only a few basic elements to express their game intentions. On the front, the XB273U NVbmiiprzx has an 8mm thin flush border on the top and sides, and an 18mm trim on the bottom. The Predator logo is located in the lower left corner, near the indoor light sensor installed in the center, which can adjust the brightness and color temperature according to the environment to minimize eye fatigue.This helps the monitor to get Eye protection Certification.
Viewed from the side, you can see obvious component bumps, with two USB ports on the left. There are two more on the downward input panel, there are two HDMI 2.0, a DisplayPort 1.2 and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The bracket is a solid part with a cast aluminum base and a column with a metal core and a heavy-duty plastic shell. The base is dark gray matte powder coating, and the rest is textured plastic. Adjustments include 30 degree rotation, -5/25 degree tilt and 4.5 inch height. You can also rotate the panel 90 degrees for portrait mode.
The back of the panel shows the texture on the bumps, surrounded by large strips of RGB LEDs, covered by a diffuser. Even at low intensity settings, it will emit a lot of light. There are many color, effect and brightness options in the on-screen display (OSD) menu. You can use Acer’s RGB Light Sense app to coordinate effects with other Predator displays through the built-in wireless transceiver, which is exactly what the multi-screen setup is for.
OSD function of Acer Predator XB273U NV
The OSD of the Acer Predator XB273U NV is divided into six sub-menus, which provide a large number of options for games, picture adjustments and convenience. There are eight preset modes corresponding to different game types. If you make any changes to the image parameters, the user mode is automatically selected.
The picture menu of Acer Predator XB273U NV has basic brightness control, low blue light mode, ACM also known as dynamic contrast, HDR, LightSense and super sharpness. You can set HDR to Auto to automatically switch between signal types, but when playing HDR games, the HDR400 option works best. LightSense activates the indoor light sensor installed on the frame to automatically adjust the brightness and color temperature to obtain a fatigue-free image. Super Sharpness adds visible edge enhancement to the picture and should be turned off for excellent image quality.
The color menu has five gamma presets and five color temperature options, as well as a user mode with gain and offset sliders. This allows adjusting the dark and bright ends of the white point. We only need to adjust the gain to achieve nearly perfect grayscale tracking. The gamma preset is a bit outrageous. 2.2 is closer to 2.1, and we found the best picture with 2.4. You can also choose different color gamuts, from SMPTE-C to DCI-P3 and all color gamuts in between. According to our test below, General provides you with a complete native color gamut, which is about 88% of DCI-P3.
The game menu has adaptive synchronization switching, refresh rate indicator and three aiming points. Overload is very effective at its intermediate (normal) setting. Although it looks gray when Adaptive-Sync is turned on, it is running. When running at 170 Hz, we did not see ghosting or motion blur. If you prefer to use backlight strobe, please turn on VRB and choose one of its two pulse width settings. As usual, if you want less blur, you will also get less brightness. We don’t think VRB is needed, because Acer Predator XB273U NV only uses Adaptive-Sync to be very smooth.
Calibration settings of Acer Predator XB273U NV
In the default standard mode, the measured value of Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx is very close to the standard and does not require calibration. It uses its full DCI-P3 color gamut for SDR and HDR content, unless you choose a different color space in the OSD. The sRGB mode is very accurate and has a brightness slider. We have selected the user mode and calibrated the gray scale to a high standard. This monitor is as accurate as any professional screen we have reviewed. Since none of the gamma options is exactly 2.2, we choose 2.4 to get a slightly darker but more three-dimensional image. Our SDR settings are shown below.
The following are our recommended SDR calibration settings for Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx.
|Brightness 200 nits||92|
|Brightness 120 nits||48|
|Brightness 100 nits||34|
|Brightness 80 nits||twenty three|
|Brightness 50 nits||6 (min 44 nights)|
|Color temperature user||Gain-Red 52, Green 48, Blue 51|
|Deviation-Red 50, Green 50, Blue 50|
For HDR content, it is best to manually select the HDR400 mode of the display. It provides the brightest picture with the widest dynamic range, and the colors are very accurate.
Use Acer Predator XB273U NV for games and practice
Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx is a versatile monitor. Whether you calibrate it or not, the color accuracy is excellent, and the high color saturation gives the impression of higher contrast. It turns out that working in Windows can not only accomplish productivity tasks. The white background is neutral in tone, while the small fonts and icons are obvious. Since the image is very clear, the graphic work is easy to complete. At the same time, the video can be rendered very well with smooth motion resolution at any frame rate.
tomb Raider It made a good first impression because we observed excellent SDR contrast. Switching the dynamic contrast function called ACM only makes a subtle difference. Either way, it looks better than a normal IPS screen. The color saturation is high and the details are clear.The image is very textured and clear enough that people might mistakenly think they are watching 4K Resolution. Of course, 1440p resolution means a higher frame rate. We effortlessly keep the motion at or close to 170 frames per second (fps).
The motion resolution remains clear, perfect overload realization and perfect G-Sync compatibility (see FreeSync and G-Sync).We even get Free synchronization Even if the monitor is not certified by AMD, it will work normally. We have the same experience on both platforms. Even though the overload option is grayed out when Adaptive-Sync is turned on, it obviously works because we don’t see any motion blur.
We played Doom is eternal, It is easy to make a direct comparison between SDR and HDR graphics. Although both look great on XB273U, HDR has obvious advantages in depth and contrast. The dynamic contrast function of the display keeps the black real and detailed, not only can display white highlights, but also show bright colors. This game uses a lot of red, and the extra size of the color gamut is indeed displayed.If you are looking for a monitor that can handle HDR well but does not cost four digits, for example The best HDR display, Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx is it.
Try some night sequences Call of Duty: World War II It further demonstrates the HDR capabilities of Acer Predator XB273U NVbmiiprzx. In areas with more uniform light, details are easy to see and will never be obscured by deep shadows. When sneaking into the house, the dark corners are very scary, and the details are enough to let us see the enemy while creating a realistic effect. Only full array local dimming (FALD) The monitor will do this better. The XB273U NV is one of the best edge-lit HDR displays we have seen so far.
XB273U NV also has a pair of built-in 2W speakers, which can be played at a reasonable volume without distortion. However, turning them to the maximum sounds a bit harsh, and the audio is only concentrated in the high-end.