Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed May 05, 2021 at 09:54 am
Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx Picture
8.3
Mixed Usage
8.2
Office
8.7
Gaming
8.1
Multimedia
8.3
Media Creation
7.5
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
170 Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx is an excellent 1440p gaming monitor. It uses an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, and it has excellent ergonomics, meaning you can place the screen in a comfortable viewing position. It has a 170Hz refresh rate and exceptional response times to deliver a smooth gaming experience. Its input lag is incredibly low, and it has both native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. It can display a wide color gamut for HDR with excellent tone mapping, and it gets decently bright enough to make some highlights pop. It also has great peak brightness with the latest firmware update and decent reflection handling. Sadly, it's also not the best for dark rooms because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray.

Our Verdict

8.3 Mixed Usage

The Acer Nitro XV272U is great for most uses. It delivers an excellent gaming experience because it has a low input lag, a high refresh rate, and exceptional response times. Its large screen and high resolution make it great for productivity and media consumption, giving you plenty of real estate for multitasking. It has great peak brightness in SDR with the latest firmware update, it's bright in HDR, and it can display a wide color gamut with excellent tone mapping.

Pros
  • Great SDR peak brightness.
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good text clarity.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
8.2 Office

The Acer Nitro XV272U is great for office use. It has a large high-resolution screen, so you get plenty of space for multitasking, as well as sharp images and text. The stand allows for all manner of adjustments, including a 360-degree swivel range. Like most IPS panel monitors, it has wide viewing angles that make it easier to share your screen with others. It has great peak brightness and decent reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue.

Pros
  • Great SDR peak brightness.
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Good text clarity.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
8.7 Gaming

The Acer Nitro XV272U is excellent for gaming. It has incredibly low input lag, a high refresh rate, and exceptional response times, so gaming feels smooth and responsive. It supports FreeSync and is compatible with G-SYNC. Its ergonomics are excellent, which makes it easy to place the screen at a comfortable viewing position. It's not very well-suited for a dark room because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • 170Hz refresh rate and exceptional response times.
  • Very low input lag.
  • VRR support.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
8.1 Multimedia

The Acer Nitro XV272U is great for media consumption. It has a high resolution to deliver sharp images, and its large screen feels immersive. It has excellent ergonomics and wide viewing angles so that you can share content with others easily. It's bright enough to overcome glare in most rooms, and it has decent reflection handling. Sadly, it's not the best choice for dark room viewing because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray.

Pros
  • Great SDR peak brightness.
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
8.3 Media Creation

The Acer Nitro XV272U is great for content creation. It has a large high-resolution screen that lets you see the fine details of your work, and you can easily share it with coworkers and clients thanks to its wide viewing angles and excellent ergonomics. It has full sRGB and excellent Adobe RGB coverage, and it also supports a wide color gamut with superb tone mapping. It also has great peak brightness in SDR and decent reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue.

Pros
  • Great SDR peak brightness.
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
  • Full sRGB and excellent Adobe RGB coverage.
  • Excellent HDR tone mapping.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Some color bleed.
7.5 HDR Gaming

The Acer Nitro XV272U is good for gaming in HDR. It has a low input lag, a high refresh rate, and exceptional response times to deliver smooth gameplay. It can display a wide color gamut and gets decently bright enough to make some highlights stand out. However, it has a low contrast ratio and lacks local dimming, so blacks look grayish when viewed in the dark. Also, the refresh rate is limited to 120Hz in 10-bit HDR.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Exceptional response times.
  • Decent HDR brightness.
  • VRR support.
  • Excellent HDR tone mapping.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming.
  • Refresh rate limited to 120Hz in 10-bit HDR.
  • 8.3 Mixed Usage
  • 8.2 Office
  • 8.7 Gaming
  • 8.1 Multimedia
  • 8.3 Media Creation
  • 7.5 HDR Gaming
  1. Updated Oct 12, 2021: We retested FreeSync over HDMI with the latest firmware.
  2. Updated Oct 08, 2021: We retested the SDR peak brightness and color volume with the new Max Brightness setting enabled.
  3. Updated May 05, 2021: Review published.
  4. Updated Apr 30, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
Weight (with stand)
14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)

The Acer Nitro XV272U has a simple design similar to the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx. It has a flat screen with thin borders on three sides and a thicker bottom bezel. The back isn't too gamer-oriented, so it shouldn't look out of place in an office environment.

Design
Stand
Width
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Depth
9.3" (23.5 cm)

The stand doesn't take up much space. The column is metal, and the base has a metal plate underneath the plastic shell. Unfortunately, it's not very sturdy, so the screen wobbles a lot.

8.8
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.7" (12.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range -180° to 180°
Tilt Range -25° to 5°

The Acer Nitro XV272U has excellent ergonomics. It allows for all manner of adjustments, making it easier to place the screen in an ideal viewing position. The stand has a metal plate underneath the plastic that allows it to swivel a full 360 degrees, which is great for sharing your screen with others.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back is plastic with a fine horizontal texture. There's a small clip at the base of the stand for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.8 cm)
Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
6.7" (16.9 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
3.0" (7.5 cm)
6.0
Design
Build Quality

The Acer Nitro XV272U's build quality is mediocre. It's made of generic plastic, except for the stand's metal column and base plate. It wobbles a lot because the stand isn't very sturdy. Also, the front bezel is loose and flexes easily.

Picture Quality
6.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,029 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Acer XV272U has a mediocre contrast ratio that's typical of an IPS panel. This makes blacks that look gray, especially when viewed in the dark. It's slightly above the advertised 1000:1 contrast; however, this can vary between units.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

There's no local dimming feature. The video is for reference only.

8.0
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
360 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
364 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
366 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
366 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
366 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
366 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
364 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
366 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
366 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
365 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
365 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

Update 10/08/2021: Acer released a firmware update for this monitor, version 4B0E, that adds a new Max Brightness setting. With this setting enabled, the monitor is much brighter than before, and is very close to the advertised peak brightness.

The Acer Nitro XV272U has great SDR peak brightness with the latest firmware. Prior to firmware 4B0E, the peak brightness was significantly lower than the advertised 400 cd/m² and not bright enough to combat glare. It's extremely consistent across different content.

We measured the SDR peak brightness after calibration in the 'User' Picture Mode with Brightness set to max, Max Brightness 'enabled', and Color Space set to 'General'.

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
441 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
425 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
444 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
445 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
445 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
444 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
424 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
443 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
444 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
444 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
443 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.003

The HDR peak brightness is decent. It's a bit brighter than in SDR, and it meets the brightness requirement for its DisplayHDR 400 certification. Just like in SDR, it's very consistent except for the small dip in the 2% windows, which shouldn't be noticeable. It's bright enough to bring out some highlights, but only if you're in a relatively dark environment. It's nowhere near enough for a true cinematic HDR experience.

We measured the HDR peak brightness with HDR enabled, Color Space set to 'HDR-400', and Brightness set to max.

8.2
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
46°
Color Washout From Right
43°
Color Shift From Left
58°
Color Shift From Right
57°
Brightness Loss From Left
46°
Brightness Loss From Right
43°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
54°
Gamma Shift From Right
49°

The Acer Nitro XV272U has great horizontal viewing angles. The image remains accurate when viewing from the side, ideal for sharing content or co-op gaming.

7.2
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
32°
Color Washout From Above
32°
Color Shift From Below
51°
Color Shift From Above
47°
Brightness Loss From Below
36°
Brightness Loss From Above
36°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
33°
Gamma Shift From Above
32°

The Acer Nitro XV272U has decent vertical viewing angles. The image looks dimmer and washed out when viewed from above or below.

8.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.990%
50% DSE
0.122%
5% Std. Dev.
0.350%
5% DSE
0.035%

Gray uniformity is excellent, although this varies between individual units. On ours, the top corners and edges are a little darker, but dirty screen effect is minimal in the center. Uniformity is much better in dark scenes.

6.6
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.608%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Black uniformity on our unit is okay. There's some clouding throughout, as well as some backlight bleed along the top and bottom edges. Note that black uniformity varies between units.

9.0
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Standard (sRGB)
Luminance
79 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
50
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Controls
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Color Temperature
6,347 K
White Balance dE
1.21
Color dE
1.48
Gamma
2.11

Accuracy is outstanding out of the box. Most color and white balance inaccuracies shouldn't be noticeable. The color temperature is close to our 6500K target but slightly on the warmer side, which results in a very slight red tint. Gamma doesn't follow the sRGB curve all that well; most scenes are too bright. Note that accuracy varies between units.

9.7
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
User
Luminance
100 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
45
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Controls
53-47-50
Gamma Setting
2.2 (Default)
Color Temperature
6,507 K
White Balance dE
0.50
Color dE
0.47
Gamma
2.18

Accuracy is superb after calibration. The color and white balance dE are slightly better, though they were already outstanding out of the box. The color temperature is almost spot on with our 6500K target. Gamma improved significantly, but some dark scenes are still a little too bright.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit due to manufacturing tolerances, even for the same model.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
99.4%
Adobe RGB xy
88.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

The Acer Nitro XV272U has an exceptional SDR color gamut. It covers the entire sRGB color space used in most content, and it has excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in print photography.

9.5
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.3%
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
92.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

Update 10/08/2021: Acer released a firmware update for this monitor, version 4B0E, that adds a new Max Brightness setting. With this setting enabled, the monitor is much brighter than before, which caused a slight reduction in color volume, as our results are normalized to the display's peak brightness.

Remarkable SDR color volume. It only has trouble with dark colors due to its low contrast ratio.

8.0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
91.7%
Rec. 2020 xy
67.8%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
HDR400
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR400

The Acer Nitro XV272U has a great HDR color gamut. Its DCI P3 coverage is outstanding, the color space used in most HDR content, but its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 is just okay. It's worth noting that the DCI P3 tone mapping is excellent.

7.5
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
85.5%
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
64.2%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
HDR400
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR400

Good HDR color volume. Like in SDR, it doesn't display dark colors well due to its low contrast ratio. It also has trouble with bright blues, which is typical for LCDs.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00%
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00%

There's no image retention on the Acer Nitro XV272U. However, this may vary between individual units.

9.9
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Acer Nitro XV272U's gradient handling is superb. You shouldn't see any banding in most content.

8.9
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.000%
Pixel Column Error
0.224%

There's a little bit of vertical color bleed. It shouldn't be noticeable in most content, but it isn't ideal for content creators.

7.2
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.7%
Indirect Reflections
3.0%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.7%

The Acer Nitro XV272U has decent reflection handling. It should be fine for most settings, as it's bright enough to overcome glare in most viewing conditions.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

Good text clarity. Enabling Windows ClearType makes it slightly better, especially with diagonal lines like on the R and N.

Motion
9.7
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
3.1 ms
Total Response Time
6.0 ms
Overshoot Error
1.7%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
3.6 ms
Dark Total Response Time
5.7 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Acer Nitro XV272U has an exceptional response time at max refresh rate, resulting in clear motion with almost no blur trail behind fast-moving objects. The recommended Overdrive setting is 'Normal' because 'Off' is slower and 'Extreme' has too much overshoot.

9.5
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Off
Rise / Fall Time
4.0 ms
Total Response Time
8.1 ms
Overshoot Error
0%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
4.3 ms
Dark Total Response Time
8.1 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Acer Nitro XV272U's response time at 60Hz is outstanding, one of the best we've seen. The image is blurrier than at max refresh rate, but there's still almost no blur trail behind moving objects. The best Overdrive setting is 'Off' because the other options have slower total response times and more overshoot.

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

The backlight is flicker-free at all brightness levels. This helps eliminate motion duplication and reduce eye strain.

6.1
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
170 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
120 Hz

The Acer Nitro XV272U has an optional Black Frame Insertion feature to help improve motion clarity, also known as backlight strobing. It's called VRB in the OSD menu. It only works above 120Hz and isn't usable simultaneously with VRR. It also causes a decrease in screen brightness and some image duplication. Note that the BFI score is based on the frequency at which it operates, not its performance.

9.2
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
170 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
170 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
170 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

Update 10/12/2021: We retested FreeSync after updating the monitor to firmware 4B0E, and FreeSync is working properly over HDMI now. The FreeSync range over HDMI is <20Hz to 144Hz.

The Acer Nitro XV272U has a high refresh rate to provide smooth and responsive gameplay. It supports FreeSync natively and is compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC to reduce screen tearing. However, G-SYNC compatibility only works over a DisplayPort connection. Although the advertised VRR range is 48-170Hz, there's no tearing when the frame rate drops below 48fps.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
3.4 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.7 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
3.6 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
9.3 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
4.3 ms

The Acer Nitro XV272U has an exceptionally low input lag, resulting in an incredibly responsive gaming experience. We don't have the input lag with 10-bit HDR measurement because the maximum refresh rate at 10-bit over DisplayPort is 120Hz, and we lack the tools to measure the input lag with HDR over DP. The maximum refresh rate at 10-bit over HDMI is 60Hz.

8.3
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Screen Diagonal 27.0"
Screen Area 310 in²

The Acer Nitro XV272U has a large screen that delivers an immersive gaming experience and provides plenty of space for multitasking. It also produces sharp images and text due to its high pixel density.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 2 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB 4 (USB 3.0)
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply Internal
Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers
Yes
HDR10 Yes
Multiple Input Display
No

The Acer Nitro XV272U has a few additional features, including:

  • Aim Point: Adds a virtual crosshair on the screen.
  • Refresh Rate Number: Shows your game's current frame rate.
  • Low Blue Light: Blue light filter to help reduce eye strain.
  • LightSense: Automatically adjusts the brightness, color temperature, and gamma according to lighting conditions. (Disabled for our tests)

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

The controls are on the right backside of the screen. There are four buttons and a joystick to power the monitor On/Off and navigate the OSD menu.

Features
In The Box

  • User guide
  • Power cord
  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-A to USB-B cable

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27 inch Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx, and it's the only size available. There are other models with various configurations in the Nitro XV2 lineup, some of which you can see in the table below.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate
XV272 Lvbmiiprx 27" 1920 x 1080 144Hz
XV272U Vbmiiprzx 27" 2560 x 1440 140Hz
XV272U KVbmiiprzx 27" 2560 x 1440 170Hz
XV272U Xbmiipruzx 27" 2560 x 1440 240Hz

If you come across a different type of panel, or your Acer Nitro XV272U doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

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

Compared To Other Monitors

The Acer Nitro XV272U is an excellent gaming monitor. It's very similar to the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx but with a bigger screen and higher resolution.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best budget gaming monitors, the best 1440p gaming monitors, and the best 27 inch monitors.

Gigabyte M27Q

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the Gigabyte M27Q are very similar. They're both IPS monitors with a 1440p resolution and a 170Hz refresh rate. Gaming-wise, the Acer has better response times, at max refresh rate and 60Hz. It also has significantly better ergonomics because it allows for swivel adjustment and rotation to portrait mode. The Gigabyte has more features, like a USB-C input with DisplayPort Alt Mode and a Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture mode.

ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ are nearly identical in gaming performance. They both have a 170Hz refresh rate, exceptional response times, and low input lag. The Acer has better ergonomics, and it's better for HDR, as it's brighter and can display a wider color gamut.

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD are very similar gaming-wise. The main differences are that the MSI has a USB-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode and a better color gamut in HDR.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the ASUS TUF VG27AQ are very similar overall. The Acer performs better for gaming because it has faster response times at max refresh, and especially at 60Hz. The Acer also supports a wide color gamut, which the ASUS doesn't, and it gets brighter in HDR.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A are 1440p gaming monitors with a 170Hz refresh rate. However, the Acer performs better because it has faster response times. It has better ergonomics due to its wider swivel range and more USB ports.

Gigabyte G27Q

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the Gigabyte G27Q are both 27 inch, 1440p gaming monitors. For the most part, the Acer performs better. It has a higher refresh rate of 170Hz versus the Gigabyte's 144Hz, and its response times are much faster, at max refresh rate and especially at 60Hz. It also has better ergonomics so that you can place the screen in a comfortable viewing position.

LG 27GL850-B

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the LG 27GL850-B are very similar 27 inch, 1440p IPS monitors. The Acer performs better gaming-wise because it has a higher refresh rate of 170Hz and better response times. The Acer's stand allows for more ergonomic adjustments than the LG's, so it might be easier to find an ideal viewing position.

LG 27GP850-B

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the LG 27GP850-B have very similar gaming performances. The main differences between them are in the features. The Acer has significantly better ergonomics because it allows for swivel adjustments, more USB ports, and built-in speakers.

Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx

The Acer Predator XB273U GXbmiipruzx and the Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx perform quite similarly overall. That said, the Predator has a higher refresh rate. Response times and input lag are similar, but the Predator also has a wider color gamut, especially with Adobe RGB coverage.

Dell S2721DGF

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the Dell S2721DGF are both 27 inch IPS monitors with a 1440p resolution. The Acer has a slightly higher refresh rate of 170Hz next to the Dell's 165Hz, but the difference is small and shouldn't be noticeable to most people. The Acer has better response times, especially at 60Hz. Other than that, the only other big difference between them is the screen brightness.

LG 27GN800-B

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the LG 27GN800-B have similar gaming performances. The Acer has a higher refresh rate of 170Hz than the LG's 144Hz, but it's a small difference that most casual gamers might not notice. The Acer has more features, such as USB ports, built-in speakers, and its stand offers much better ergonomics.

LG 27GL83A-B

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx is better than the LG 27GL83A-B for most uses. They both use an IPS panel with a 1440p resolution, but the Acer has a higher refresh rate of 170Hz versus the LG's 144Hz. The Acer also has better response times at max refresh rate and 60Hz. It offers more ergonomic adjustments and has four USB 3.0 ports, while the LG has none.

LG 27GP83B-B

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx is a bit better than the LG 27GP83B-B for most people, with one major exception that may be a deal-breaker for some users. The Acer has better ergonomics, an optional black frame insertion feature, better text clarity, and better connectivity, with a built-in USB hub.

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