The Acer Nitro XV273X is a versatile 1080p monitor with impressive performance, and it uses an IPS panel, which is rare for a 240Hz monitor. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology and is compatible with G-SYNC, providing a smooth and nearly tear-free gaming experience. It has a good build quality, as well as exceptional color accuracy out-of-the-box. Like most IPS panels, it offers good viewing angles, but at the cost of a mediocre contrast ratio, which is less ideal for dark room viewing. It has an excellent low input lag and outstanding response time, resulting in clear motion, and there's a black frame insertion feature to help reduce any motion blur.
The Acer Nitro XV273X is a great monitor for mixed usage. It has a host of features to satisfy even the most demanding gamers, and its understated design should easily fit into most office settings. Unfortunately, HDR performance is limited by its only decent HDR peak brightness and lack of wide color gamut. On the upside, this monitor has fantastic out-of-the-box color accuracy.
The Acer Nitro XV273X is a very good office monitor. The IPS panel provides good viewing angles, and it has good ergonomics, making it easier to position the monitor to suit your needs. Although it's a decent size, the 1080p resolution makes it less ideal for multitasking. Also, it has good reflection handling and great brightness to overcome glare in brightly-lit offices.
The Acer Nitro XV273X is an excellent monitor for gaming. It has a high refresh rate, outstanding response time, low input lag, and supports both FreeSync and G-SYNC. Though the 1080p resolution may disappoint those who like to see every detail in their game, it does help to achieve higher frame rates for a smooth gaming experience.
The Acer Nitro XV273X is a very good monitor for multimedia consumption. It has a decent resolution and size, and it feels very responsive due to its low input lag. The wide viewing angles are great for sharing content with others and it's easy to adjust the monitor's positioning, as it has good ergonomics. In addition, it has excellent out-of-box color accuracy.
The Acer Nitro XV273X is a very good monitor for media creation. While it has a good size, the 1080p resolution may be disappointing for some. However, it does have good viewing angles and low input lag, as well as excellent color accuracy out of the box. Its exceptional motion handling also helps to keep the picture crisp, with minimal blur trail behind fast-moving objects.
The Acer Nitro XV273X is decent for HDR gaming. Although it has great gaming features with its low input lag and outstanding motion handling, HDR performance is limited by the monitor's lack of wide color gamut and only decent HDR peak brightness.
The Nitro XV273 has a fairly simple design, with thin bezels on three sides and a thicker bottom bezel. The stand's tripod design supports the monitor well and there's basic cable management built into the stand.
Although the stand's tripod design has a large footprint, the legs are thin, leaving you more desk space to work with. There's very little wobble and the stand supports the monitor well.
The Nitro XV273 has good ergonomics, as you can adjust it however you like.
The back of the Nitro XV273 has a sleek and modern design. It has a quick release button for when you need to VESA mount it, and there's cable management through the stand.
The borders on the Nitro XV273 are thin, which is great for multi-monitor setups.
The monitor itself is fairly thick and gets much thicker with the stand, taking up space on your desk.
The overall build quality is good. Though it's made entirely out of plastic, it feels sturdy and the stand doesn't wobble much. If you want a monitor with better build quality, check out the Dell Alienware AW2720HF.
Like most IPS monitors, the XV273X has a mediocre contrast ratio. This results in blacks looking more like gray, especially in a dark room setting.
This monitor doesn't have a local dimming feature. The above video shown is for reference only.
The XV273X has great SDR peak brightness. Even with different content, you shouldn't notice any variation, and it's bright enough to overcome glare in most rooms.
The HDR peak brightness is decent, though it won't be able to bring out highlights in HDR content. There are two HDR modes on this monitor: an 'Auto' mode and an HDR400 mode. The 'Auto' mode tends to clip colors and doesn't really offer any benefit in terms of brightness. We recommend leaving the setting in HDR400 mode. All of our tests were done in HDR400, at maximum brightness.
Great horizontal viewing angle, which is expected from an IPS panel. This is great if you need to share your screen with others as the image remains accurate when viewed from the side.
Okay vertical viewing angle. You lose some image accuracy if it's mounted above or below eye level, but this shouldn't be a problem for most people.
This monitor has remarkable gray uniformity. There's some vignetting in the top corners, but the center of the screen is fairly uniform, so you shouldn't notice any dirty screen effect.
The Nitro XV273 has acceptable black uniformity. There's a little bit of backlight bleed at the bottom of the screen and some blooming around the center cross, but it's only noticeable when viewing dark scenes in a dark room.
Out of the box, this monitor has exceptional color accuracy. It follows the gamma very well and most scenes are displayed at the correct brightness.
Our tests were done with the sRGB mode enabled, as this is the most accurate setting and the recommended one for most users. However, all settings are locked when using this preset, as any change will disable it. Furthermore, when sRGB mode is disabled, the monitor's color accuracy declines significantly, even in 'User' mode with our pre-calibration settings.
After calibration, it has superb color accuracy. Any remaining inaccuracies shouldn't be noticeable.
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 even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.
Amazing SDR color gamut. It covers nearly all of the sRGB color space used in most content and has good coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space used in photo editing.
Excellent SDR color volume. This monitor can display its color gamut well, but due to its mediocre contrast ratio, it can't display dark colors very well.
The Nitro XV273 fails to display a wide color gamut, so it can't produce the range of colors needed in HDR.
This monitor has a disappointing HDR color volume. Due to the limited HDR color gamut and the low contrast ratio, it won't be able to produce dark, saturated colors.
The Nitro XV273 doesn't exhibit any signs of image retention.
Outstanding gradient handling, with virtually no noticeable banding.
There's some very minor vertical color bleed, but it's not visible with most content.
The Nitro XV273 has good reflection handling and shouldn't cause any issues in brightly-lit rooms. If you need a similar monitor with better reflection handling, check out the ViewSonic Elite XG270.
Decent text clarity. With ClearType enabled (top photo), diagonal lines, such as on the R and N, are more clear.
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The Nitro XV273 has an outstanding response time, which is normal for a 240Hz monitor. Motion looks extremely clear and the best Overdrive setting is 'Normal' as it has a quick response time with almost no overshoot.
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Excellent response time at 60Hz, which is great for console gamers. The recommended Overdrive setting is 'Off' as motion looks the best and the other settings have significantly more overshoot. This performs similarly to the ViewSonic Elite XG270.
This monitor has a flicker-free backlight, which helps reduce eye strain.
There's a black frame insertion feature to help reduce motion blur. The BFI feature has brightness compensation and it was noticeable when the monitor's brightness was set around or below 100nits.
The XV273X has an exceptional refresh rate. It supports FreeSync and is G-SYNC compatible, and it has a wide VRR range.
Excellent low input lag, even with VRR enabled. Since 10-bit HDR only works over 60Hz, the input lag is significantly higher. If input lag at 60Hz is important to you, check out the LG 27GN750-B.
Note: Forcing HDR over a higher refresh rate results in a green tint being displayed.
The 1080p resolution is okay for gaming, as it helps to achieve a higher frame rate for a smooth gaming experience, but it's less ideal for multitasking.