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Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Jan 12, 2021 at 10:24 am
Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx Picture
7.6
Mixed Usage
7.8
Office
8.1
Gaming
7.2
Media Consumption
7.8
Media Creation
5.9
HDR
Size
24"
Resolution
1920x1080
Max Refresh Rate
165Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDR10
Yes

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is an excellent budget gaming monitor. It delivers amazingly smooth and responsive gameplay due to its low input lag, fast response time, and 165Hz refresh rate. It has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, and its excellent ergonomics include a full 360-degree swivel range, making it great for sharing content and playing co-op games. It has both native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. Its 24 inch screen should be big enough for most gamers, but it might feel a bit cramped for work, especially if you like having multiple windows opened side-by-side. Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, which isn't ideal for dark rooms. Also, it can't deliver a good HDR experience because it can't display a wide color gamut and doesn't get bright enough to make highlights stand out the way they should.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is a great monitor for most uses. It's excellent for gaming due to its low input lag, fast response time, and high refresh rate. It has wide viewing angles and excellent ergonomics that make it a great choice for work, but some may find the screen too small and the resolution too low. Unfortunately, it can't deliver a true HDR experience because it can't display a wide color gamut and doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good visibility in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Screen might be too small for some.
7.8 Office

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is great for office use. It has wide viewing angles and excellent ergonomics, making it ideal for sharing the screen with coworkers. It handles reflections well and gets bright enough to combat glare. For some people, the screen can feel a little cramped, especially if you work with multiple windows opened side-by-side, and the 1080p resolution might be too low.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good visibility in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Screen might be too small for some.
  • Pixel density might bee too low for some.
8.1 Gaming

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is an excellent gaming monitor. It has a fast response time, low input lag, and a 165Hz refresh rate, resulting in smooth and responsive gameplay. It supports FreeSync and is compatible with G-SYNC to reduce screen tearing. The 24 inch screen isn't the most immersive, but it does make it easier to see your game's entire interface. Sadly, it isn't well-suited for gaming in the dark due to its low contrast ratio and sub-par black uniformity.

Pros
  • Exceptional response time.
  • Low input lag.
  • High refresh rate.
  • VRR support.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
7.2 Media Consumption

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is good for media consumption. It has wide viewing angles and excellent ergonomics, making it a great choice for sharing content. However, its 24 inch screen and 1080p resolution aren't the most immersive. Unfortunately, it has a mediocre contrast ratio and sub-par black uniformity, which isn't ideal for dark room viewing.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good visibility in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Screen might be too small for some.
7.8 Media Creation

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is good for content creation. It has an excellent color gamut with full sRGB coverage and exceptional gradient handling. It has wide viewing angles and allows for a full 360-degree swivel, great for showing your work to clients and colleagues. However, the screen is more on the compact side and can feel a bit cramped, and the resolution might be too low for some.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good visibility in bright rooms.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Screen might be too small for some.
  • Pixel density might bee too low for some.
5.9 HDR

Pros
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Not bright enough for HDR.
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming.
  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.8 Office
  • 8.1 Gaming
  • 7.2 Media Consumption
  • 7.8 Media Creation
  • 5.9 HDR
  1. Updated May 02, 2022: We tested the monitor with the PS5's new variable refresh rate feature and confirmed that it's not compatible, since the PS5 only supports HDMI Forum VRR.
  2. Updated Apr 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  3. Updated Jan 12, 2021: Review published.
  4. Updated Jan 08, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has a simple design that's almost identical to the Acer Nitro XF252Q. It has thin borders on three sides and a stand with a round base.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx's build quality is decent, very similar to the Acer Nitro XF252Q. It's entirely plastic except for the stand's column, which is metal. The stand is sturdy, and the monitor doesn't wobble much. However, there's some flex on the back, and the buttons feel a bit cheap. Overall, it doesn't feel particularly premium, but there are no issues with the construction.

9.3
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-25° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range
-180° to 180°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The ergonomics are excellent. It allows for all manner of adjustments so that you can place the screen easily at your optimal viewing position. Like the Acer Nitro XF252Q, it has a base plate that can rotate freely within the plastic enclosure, allowing it to rotate a full 360 degrees. Other than the branding and the airflow vents, the back is relatively plain. There's a small clip at the bottom of the stand that serves as basic cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Base Depth
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Weight (With Display)
11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)

The stand consists of a simple cylindrical column with a round base. The base doesn't take up much desk space, and you can still put things on top of it. It supports the monitor well, and there's very little wobble.

Design
Display
Housing Width
21.3" (54.0 cm)
Housing Height
12.8" (32.4 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.6" (6.5 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Design
Controls

You can find the controls on the screen's right backside. There are four buttons and a joystick to power the monitor On/Off and navigate the on-screen menu.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • Power cord
  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • User guide

Picture Quality
6.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,006 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has a mediocre contrast ratio that results in blacks looking grayish in dark environments, which is typical for IPS panels. It's very close to the advertised 1000:1 contrast; however, this can vary between individual units. If you want a budget-friendly monitor with a VA panel and higher contrast, then check out the Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
351 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
383 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
398 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
398 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
397 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
397 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
397 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
397 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
396 cd/m²
ABL
0.002
Minimum Brightness
93 cd/m²

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has great SDR peak brightness. It's very consistent across different content and bright enough to combat glare in most lighting conditions. Surprisingly, it's significantly higher than the advertised 250 cd/m².

We measured the SDR peak brightness after calibration in the 'User' Picture Mode with Brightness set to max.

6.6
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 400
Real Scene
370 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
384 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
398 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
398 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
398 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
397 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
398 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
398 cd/m²
ABL
0.002

The HDR peak brightness is okay. It's again very consistent when displaying different scenes. However, even though it's very close to the required 400 cd/m² for its advertised DisplayHDR 400 certification, it isn't enough to make specular highlights stand out. It's almost identical to the SDR peak brightness, so HDR content doesn't look much different from SDR.

We measured the HDR peak brightness in the 'HDR Mode' Picture Mode with Brightness set to max.

8.7
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
51°
Color Washout From Right
48°
Color Shift From Left
59°
Color Shift From Right
61°
Brightness Loss From Left
51°
Brightness Loss From Right
49°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
58°
Gamma Shift From Right
57°

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has excellent horizontal viewing angles. Images remain accurate when viewed from the side, great for sharing content or playing co-op games.

7.7
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
36°
Color Washout From Above
39°
Color Shift From Below
53°
Color Shift From Above
53°
Brightness Loss From Below
41°
Brightness Loss From Above
44°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
37°
Gamma Shift From Above
40°

Good vertical viewing angles. Images remain accurate even if you mount the monitor above eye level.

7.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.612%
50% DSE
0.147%

Our Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has excellent gray uniformity; however, this can vary between units. The edges of the screen are visibly darker, especially at the sides and at the top. There's some dirty screen effect in the center, but it's minimal and shouldn't be noticeable in most content.

5.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.223%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Black uniformity is sub-par, but this can vary between units. There's some clouding in the center, as well as some backlight bleed along the top and bottom edges of the screen. That said, this is only noticeable when viewing dark scenes in a dark environment.

8.2
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
User (sRGB)
sRGB Gamut Area xy
107.6%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
1.97
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,581 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.16
Color dE (Avg.)
2.28
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
2.2 (Default)
Brightness Setting
N/A
Measured Brightness
210 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
Yes

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has excellent accuracy out of the box. Most colors and shades of gray are only slightly inaccurate. The color temperature is very close to our 6500K target, just a little on the warm side. Gamma doesn't follow the sRGB curve at all, making dark scenes too dark, and bright scenes too bright. There's a dedicated sRGB mode color option that you can activate on top of the active Picture Mode, but it's slightly less accurate than the 'Standard' mode.

9.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
User
sRGB Gamut Area xy
99.5%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.58
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,448 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
0.42
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
47-46-50
Gamma Setting
2.2 (Default)
Brightness Setting
1
Measured Brightness
99 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has exceptional accuracy after calibration. White balance is nearly perfect, and the remaining color inaccuracies aren't visible to the naked eye. The color temperature is still in the same ballpark, just a little warmer than our 6500K target. Gamma is much improved, but both dark and bright scenes are now slightly too bright.

9.2
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.4%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
76.0%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has an excellent SDR color gamut. It covers the entire sRGB color space used in most content, and it has good coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, mostly used in photo editing.

9.3
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
96.4%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
81.0%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

Excellent color volume. It only has trouble displaying dark colors due to its low contrast ratio.

6.3
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
78.1%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR Mode
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
55.8%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR Mode

Unfortunately, the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx can't display a wide color for HDR. It only has decent coverage of the commonly-used DCI P3 color space, and its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 is sub-par.

6.5
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
67.1%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR Mode
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
49.1%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR Mode

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has a sub-par HDR color volume, mostly due to its lack of a wide color gamut. It has trouble displaying both bright and dark colors at different luminance levels.

7.7
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.4%
Indirect Reflections
4.0%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.4%

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has good reflection handling. Combined with the monitor's great peak brightness, you shouldn't have any visibility issues in well-lit environments.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has decent text clarity. You can improve it by enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) as it makes letters look more fleshed out, especially diagonal lines such as on the R and N.

9.4
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has exceptional gradient handling. There's only a tiny amount of banding in the reds, but it shouldn't be noticeable in regular content. It's advertised as having a 6-bit+Hi-FRC panel; however, it accepts a 10-bit signal without any issues.

Motion
8.5
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
165 Hz
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
165 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has a native refresh rate of 144Hz, overclocked up to 165Hz. It comes overclocked out of the box, so there's no setting to change. It supports FreeSync to reduce screen tearing and is compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC as well, but the latter only works over a DisplayPort connection. Enabling FreeSync locks the overdrive setting to 'Normal' and Ultra-Low Latency to 'On'. It doesn't prevent you from turning on BFI; however, turning BFI on disables VRR. If you want a monitor with an even higher refresh rate, check out the ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM.

8.7
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
2.6 ms
Total Response Time
7.4 ms
Overshoot Error
8.1%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
3.1 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
11.8 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
37.6%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto
VRRChartTablePhoto

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has exceptional response time at its max refresh rate, resulting in almost no blur trail behind fast-moving objects. The best overdrive setting is 'Off' because the other options have more overshoot with minimal improvement to the total response time.

8.3
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
2.6 ms
Total Response Time
9.5 ms
Overshoot Error
10.8%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
3.0 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
15.4 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
46.6%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto
VRRChartTablePhoto

7.3
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync On
Rise / Fall Time
2.7 ms
Total Response Time
16.3 ms
Overshoot Error
12.3%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
3.2 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
23.8 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
52.2%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto
VRRChartTablePhoto

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has exceptional response time at 60Hz. Although the image isn't as clear as at max refresh rate, there's very little to no blur trail behind fast-moving objects. The best overdrive setting is also 'Off' as the other settings are slower and have far too much overshoot. This means that you don't have to change the overdrive setting if your frame rate drops.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
165 Hz
Minimum Frequency
119 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
190 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
100 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
Limited
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
No
VRR At The Same Time
No

Refresh RateBFI SettingMotion Blur Photo
165HzNormal-OffPhoto
Normal-NormalPhoto
Normal-ExtremePhoto
Extreme-OffPhoto
Extreme-NormalPhoto
Extreme-ExtremePhoto
120HzNormal-OffPhoto
Normal-NormalPhoto
Normal-ExtremePhoto
Extreme-OffPhoto
Extreme-NormalPhoto
Extreme-ExtremePhoto

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has an optional Black Frame Insertion feature that can improve motion clarity, called VRB. However, it isn't usable while VRR is active, and it only works within a fairly narrow range.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is entirely flicker-free, which helps minimize image duplication and reduce eye strain.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
3.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.2 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.3 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
6.8 ms

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has an exceptionally low input lag, resulting in an extremely responsive gaming experience. It's slightly higher at 60Hz, which is typical, but it shouldn't be noticeable to most people.

6.8
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
2.1 MP
Pixel Density
92 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
24.0"
Screen Area
247 in²

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has a decent resolution and size. The smaller screen size makes it easier to see the entire screen for better environmental awareness in some games; however, it feels less immersive. It might also feel a bit cramped for productivity, especially if you like having multiple windows placed side-by-side. The 1080p resolution is very common for a screen this size and helps achieve a higher frame rate for smoother gameplay, but the resulting pixel density might still be too low for some.

7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1440p @ 60Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No
8.3
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes
Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
0
USB-A Rated Speed
No USB-A Ports
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No
Inputs
macOS Compatibility

Unfortunately, there are some issues when using this monitor with a MacBook. It doesn't always recover from sleep mode right away, and when it does, windows don't go back to their original position. VRR and HDR work well in-game, but there's some flickering with VRR enabled if the refresh rate is around 48Hz. You have to manually enable HDR from the monitor's OSD; it doesn't automatically switch.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
Yes
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx has a few additional features, including:

  • Crosshair: Adds a virtual crosshair.
  • Low Blue Light: Blue light filter to help reduce eye strain.
  • DDC/CI: Lets you change the monitor's settings through software.
  • Frame rate counter: Adds an overlay that shows the current frame rate.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 23.8 inch Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, also known as the Nitro XF3 Series. There's a 27 inch model in the same series, the Acer Nitro XF273 Sbmiiprx; however, we haven't tested it.

Our unit was manufactured in October 2020; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is an excellent budget gaming monitor, one of the best that we've tested in its price range. However, like most budget monitors, it lacks additional features such as USB ports, and it can't display a wide color gamut for HDR. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best 24-25 inch monitors, and the best gaming monitors under $200.

Samsung Odyssey G9

The Acer Nitro XF243Y and the Samsung Odyssey G9 are very different monitors. The Acer is a 16:9 1080p monitor with an IPS panel, while the Samsung is a 32:9 1440p monitor with a VA panel. Gaming-wise, the Samsung has a higher refresh rate of 240Hz, but the Acer has better response times. The Samsung is a better choice for dark rooms and provides a better HDR experience due to its higher peak brightness. However, the Acer has wider viewing angles and better ergonomics, making it better for sharing content and playing co-op games.

AOC 24G2

The AOC 24G2 and the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx are both 24" 1080p gaming monitors. The Acer provides a slightly smoother gaming experience because it has a higher refresh rate and better response times. It also has wider viewing angles, making it a better choice for playing co-op or sharing content. The Acer has HDR support, but it doesn't add much because it can't display a wide color gamut.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM

The Acer Nitro XF243Y and the ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM are both 1080p IPS gaming monitors, but the ASUS has a much higher refresh rate, 280Hz compared to the Acer's 165Hz. This results in a smoother and more responsive gaming experience. Other than that, these two monitors are remarkably similar. The ASUS is an inch bigger than the Acer.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG249Q1A and the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx are IPS gaming monitors with a 24" screen, 1080p resolution, and a 165Hz refresh rate. While they both provide a great gaming experience, the ASUS does have slightly better response times at max refresh rate, resulting in a clearer image in fast-moving scenes. On the other hand, the Acer has significantly better ergonomics, whereas the ASUS only allows for tilt adjustment. The Acer also gets brighter to combat glare in well-lit environments. It has HDR support, which the ASUS lacks, but it can't display a wide color gamut.

LG 24GL600F

The Acer Nitro XF243Y performs better than the LG 24GL600F for most uses. The Acer has a lower input lag and a slightly higher refresh rate of 165Hz to provide smoother and more responsive gameplay. It has significantly better ergonomics and wider viewing angles, making it a better choice for co-op gaming. If you're often in a well-lit room, the Acer gets a bit brighter than the LG, but the LG has better reflection handling.

Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is much better overall than the Samsung Odyssey G3 S24AG30. They each have a 24 inch screen with a 1080p resolution, but they have different panel types. The Acer has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles, while the Samsung has a VA panel with better contrast. Motion looks much better on the Acer thanks to the much quicker response time, and it has a slightly faster 165Hz refresh rate. The Acer is also better for bright room gaming because it gets brighter and has better reflection handling. It also has more features like built-in speakers and HDR10, which the Samsung doesn't support.

HP X24ih

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is a better gaming monitor than the HP X24ih. The Acer's 144Hz native refresh rate can be overclocked to 165Hz, which the HP can't do. The Acer has much better ergonomics than the HP, making it easier to place the screen in an ideal viewing position. Lastly, the Acer supports HDR, while the HP doesn't, but it doesn't add much since it can't display a wide color gamut and has low HDR peak brightness.

Gigabyte M27Q

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx and the Gigabyte M27Q are both great budget monitors with similar gaming performance. The Gigabyte has a larger screen and higher resolution, and it also includes more features, like USB-C input, a Picture-in-Picture mode, and a built-in KVM.

Acer Nitro VG271 Pbmiipx

Overall, the Acer Nitro XF243Y is better than the Acer Nitro VG271 Pbmiipx. The XF243Y performs better gaming-wise because it has a much faster response time and a slightly higher refresh rate. The XF243Y is also a better choice for sharing content and co-op gaming due to its wider viewing angles and superior ergonomics. However, the VG271 gets brighter, especially in HDR, and it has a Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture mode that can be useful for streamers using a second computer to stream.

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P

Overall, the Acer Nitro XF243Y is much better than the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P. The Acer has a significantly faster response time and a slightly higher refresh rate, resulting in more responsiveness and clearer motion. Also, it supports VRR to reduce screen tearing, which the BenQ doesn't. However, the BenQ's Black Frame Insertion feature works over a wider frequency range to reduce motion blur.

Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35T

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is much better than the Samsung Odyssey G3 LF27G35T. They each have a 1080p resolution, but they have different panel types. The Acer has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles. It also has a significantly faster response time, so motion looks smoother, and you can overclock its 144Hz refresh rate to 165Hz. Although the Acer has a smaller screen, it has a higher pixel density to provide better text clarity. On the other hand, the Samsung has a VA panel with a higher contrast ratio, displaying deeper blacks.

ViewSonic XG2402

The Acer Nitro XF243Y is better than the ViewSonic XG2402 for most uses. The Acer has wider viewing angles better ergonomics, making it a better choice for co-op gaming. However, even though the Acer has a slightly higher 165Hz refresh rate, the ViewSonic has a faster response time at the max refresh rate, especially in the darker transitions.

ASUS VG246H

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is much better than the ASUS VG246H. The Acer has a higher refresh rate and much faster response times, resulting in significantly clearer motion, with almost no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. The Acer also supports HDR, although this doesn't add much, and it has better viewing angles.

MSI Optix G27C6

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is a much better monitor than the MSI Optix G27C6, but they have different panel types. The Acer has an IPS panel with much wider viewing angles. It also has a much quicker response time, making motion look smoother. The Acer gets brighter, has better reflection handling, and the ergonomics are significantly better. The Acer supports HDR, which the MSI doesn't, but it doesn't add much because it can't display a wide color gamut. On the other hand, the MSI is a bit bigger and has a VA panel, resulting in a much higher contrast ratio.

Dell G2722HS

The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is better overall than the Dell G2722HS. Although they're both 1080p gaming monitors with a 165Hz refresh rate, the Acer has a few advantages over the Dell. It has significantly better ergonomics, making it easier to place in an ideal viewing position. It's also a better choice if you want to use something for console gaming because it downscales a 4k image, which the Dell doesn't do. The Acer also supports HDR, which the Dell doesn't have, but it doesn't add much because it has a low contrast ratio.

Lepow Z1 Gamut

While the Lepow Z1 Gamut and the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx are 1080p IPS monitors, they're for different uses. The Lepow is a compact portable monitor, while the Acer is a budget desktop gaming monitor. Unless you need a portable monitor, the Acer is a better choice for most uses. However, it doesn't support a wide color gamut, while the Lepow does.

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