The Acer Nitro VG270U of the Nitro VG0 series is a device designed to enjoy great image quality while we play our games. With a 2K resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and the ability to cover up to 100% of the sRGB color space , this model makes an excellent gaming companion. In addition, technologies such as AMD Radeon FreeSync could not be lacking to avoid problems of tearing or horizontal stripes or a response time of just 1 millisecond . A vital function so that the actions we carry out through the keyboard or mouse are reflected practically immediately on the screen.
We have had the opportunity to fiddle with the Acer Nitro VG270U together with the Acer Nitro 5 desktop computer. We tell you our impressions and the main features of this gaming monitor, available for a starting price of 230 euros.
Acer Nitro VGO VG270U datasheet
|2,560 x 1,440 pixel WQHD
|Flat / Curved
|Brightness and depth of color
|350 nits, 8-bit
|100,000,000: 1 (dynamic)
|75 Hz / 144 Hz
|Up to 100% sRGB space
|Speakers 2 x 2W
|DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI v1.4, 1 x HDMI v2.0
AMD Radeon FreeSync
|From 230 euros
Display with good resolution and color treatment
The Acer Nitro VG270U monitor bets on a medium screen format. Despite the fact that larger monitors with the size of televisions are becoming increasingly popular, the 27-inch Nitro is kept in a very comfortable format to be able to enjoy a complete visual experience without getting out of hand with space or distance. necessary to enjoy it.
It incorporates an excellent WQHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels , which provides us with twice the level of detail than what we can achieve with Full HD resolution. It is a panel with IPS technology, the most widespread in the monitor environment. As main advantage I would highlight the viewing angles, which reach 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. In addition, the company has beefed up the performance of this display with a fairly high brightness of 350 nits . The truth is that in normal use inside a house or in the office it is a value more than enough to avoid reflections.
Also noteworthy is the inclusion of Blue LightShield technology . It is a technology developed by Acer that aims to reduce the emission of blue light that is harmful (especially if we are going to carry out long gaming sessions). The great advantage is that we can configure this mode to our liking for each moment and use that we give the monitor.
On the other hand, the Taiwanese company also wanted to highlight the color treatment of the Acer Nitro VG270U. This monitor is capable of representing up to 100% of the sRGB color space . On a practical level, this means that we will enjoy colors that are closer and faithful to the original source.
Within the specific technologies for the world of the game, it is necessary to emphasize AMD Radeon FreeSync . This technology is designed to solve synchronization problems between the monitor and the PC graphics card . Until recently, these failures caused an effect called tearing, which consists of horizontal stripes that appear for a moment on the screen (especially in scenes with a lot of action).
The Acer Nitro VG270U monitor has a response time of just one millisecond. This aspect is key in games where there is a very large dose of action, such as shooters or racing games. In these titles the speed when reacting is vital to avoid losing your life or crashing. With this monitor we make sure that the actions we carry out through the keyboard or mouse arrive practically automatically on the screen.
By the way, the company markets two configurations of this monitor. In the first, we enjoy a monitor refresh rate somewhat higher than usual, of 75 Hz (the usual thing for an office monitor is to find 60 Hz). The most powerful setting raises this refresh rate to 144 Hz, which translates into smoother and more fluid images even in titles where there is greater movement.
Modern but versatile design
If you look closely at the Acer Nitro VG270U, you will immediately realize that it is a gaming model. Its base has a rather futuristic triangular shape , with brighter black lines that give a very good feeling. On the back we see a shiny V-shaped logo that is an identity mark of the Nitro series. The frames are reduced and a rough texture has been placed on the lower frame where we see the Acer logo.
But, nevertheless, it is not a computer that by design is intended solely and exclusively for the gaming environment. Quite the contrary, it has a certain sober touch that comes in handy if we also want to turn it into a monitor for the office or home. Personally, I like that mix between a more modern look but without having to give up other uses if we do not want to attract a lot of attention. The monitor control buttons are located on the rear right. Personally, I find it one of the least attractive sections of this design, since it is not so easy to access them. I would have liked to see them at the bottom of the monitor.
This monitor includes a pair of speakers to complete its offering. These have a power of 2W each. Although the sound experience is not bad, it is clear that if we are going to turn our room into a games room it will be worth having more powerful external speakers. Or pull for headphones so as not to disturb family or neighbors.
Connections and price
In the field of connections we have a good set of connectors. These include two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort port . This connector makes a lot of sense in the field of gaming since it allows us to achieve higher refresh rates without having to worry about having the correct cable and port. In the case of HDMI, there are many cables that do not measure up and the same power quotas have not been reached until the HDMI 2.0 version. By the way, one of the HDMI ports on this monitor has version 1.4 and the other does reach 2.0.
In short, we are facing a gaming monitor with many virtues for the user looking for a good visual experience, both in brightness and in color treatment and response time. But, also, with a modern design that has a certain sober touch that goes very well with its use in environments such as home or business. An idea that runs through the entire Acer Nitro range (a good example of this is the Acer Nitro 5 2018 laptop). Its price starts at 230 euros .