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Acer Nitro XV275U P3biipx Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v2.0
Reviewed Jun 26, 2024 at 10:00 am
Acer Nitro XV275U P3biipx Picture
7.8
PC Gaming
7.0
Console Gaming
7.9
Office
7.7
Editing
8.9
Brightness
6.9
Response Time
7.8
HDR Picture
8.4
SDR Picture
7.8
Color Accuracy

The Acer Nitro XV275U P3biipx is a lower mid-range 27-inch, 1440p gaming monitor with a 170Hz refresh rate. It sits below the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx, which has a higher resolution, and above the budget-friendly Acer Nitro XV275U V, which doesn't have Mini LED backlighting like this one. It has 384 dimming zones, and it competes with other low-cost displays that also use Mini LED backlighting, like the AOC Q27G3XMN. It doesn't have a ton of features besides the typical gaming ones, like VRR support and RGB lighting, as it lacks any USB ports or HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.

Our Verdict

7.8 PC Gaming

The Acer XV275U P3 is good for PC gaming. It has low input lag for a responsive feel and VRR support to reduce screen tearing, but motion looks blurry, and it has noticeable inverse ghosting. On top of that, it has visible VRR flicker with changing frame rates, particularly in dark scenes. On the plus side, it has good picture quality thanks to its high native contrast ratio and Mini LED local dimming. It also gets bright enough for highlights to pop in HDR.

Pros
  • Makes highlights pop in HDR.
  • Mini LED local dimming improves black levels.
  • Low input lag.
  • 170Hz refresh rate and VRR support.
Cons
  • Blurry motion with fast-moving objects.
  • Some blooming with local dimming on.
  • Distracting VRR flicker.
7.0 Console Gaming

The Acer Nitro XV275U is decent for console gaming. It has low input lag for a responsive feel, and it delivers good picture quality with a high native contrast ratio and Mini LED local dimming feature, so it displays deep blacks and bright highlights. However, motion is blurry, and it can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 as it's limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth.

Pros
  • Makes highlights pop in HDR.
  • Mini LED local dimming improves black levels.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Blurry motion with fast-moving objects.
  • Some blooming with local dimming on.
  • Lack of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
7.9 Office

The Acer XV275U P3 is very good for office use. It easily gets bright enough to fight glare, which is ideal if you want to use it in a well-lit room, and it has good reflection handling. It also has outstanding ergonomics that make it easy to place in an ideal position, but with narrow viewing angles, it's hard to share your screen with someone else as the image looks washed out from the sides. Lastly, it has good text clarity, and its 27-inch screen is big enough to place two windows side-by-side.

Pros
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Outstanding ergonomics.
  • Good text clarity.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • No dedicated productivity features.
7.7 Editing

The Acer XV275U P3 is good for editing. It has good picture quality thanks to its high native contrast ratio, which displays deep blacks in dark rooms. It has a Mini LED local dimming feature to further improve that, which is great for editing HDR content. It also gets bright enough to fight glare if you want to use it in a bright office space. While it has a dedicated sRGB mode, you still need to calibrate it for the best accuracy.

Pros
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Mini LED local dimming improves black levels.
  • Displays wide range of colors.
  • Outstanding ergonomics.
  • Good text clarity.
Cons
  • Some blooming with local dimming on.
  • Needs full calibration for best accuracy.
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • No dedicated productivity features.
8.9 Brightness

The Acer XV275U has amazing brightness. It easily gets bright enough to fight glare in a well-lit room and makes highlights pop in HDR.

Pros
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Makes highlights pop in HDR.
Cons
6.9 Response Time

The Acer XV275U P3 has an okay response time, but there's noticeable smearing and inverse ghosting with fast-moving objects at any refresh rate.

Pros
Cons
  • Blurry motion with fast-moving objects.
  • Noticeable inverse ghosting.
7.8 HDR Picture

The Acer XV275U P3 has good HDR picture quality. It has a high native contrast ratio, and its Mini LED local dimming feature further improves it. However, there's blooming around bright objects with local dimming on. On the plus side, it displays a wide range of colors and makes them look vivid.

Pros
  • Excellent native contrast.
  • Mini LED local dimming improves black levels.
Cons
  • Some blooming with local dimming on.
8.4 SDR Picture

The Acer Nitro XV275U has impressive SDR picture quality. It displays a wide range of colors and has a high native contrast ratio, so it displays deep blacks in dark rooms.

Pros
  • Excellent native contrast.
  • Displays wide range of colors.
Cons
7.8 Color Accuracy

The Acer XV275U P3 has good color accuracy. It has decent accuracy in its dedicated sRGB picture mode, but you need to calibrate it for the most accurate colors.

Pros
  • Dedicated sRGB mode.
Cons
  • Needs full calibration for best accuracy.
  • 7.8 PC Gaming
  • 7.0 Console Gaming
  • 7.9 Office
  • 7.7 Editing

Performance Usages

  • 8.9 Brightness
  • 6.9 Response Time
  • 7.8 HDR Picture
  • 8.4 SDR Picture
  • 7.8 Color Accuracy
  1. Updated Jun 26, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 21, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Jun 12, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Jun 10, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Jun 04, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27-inch Acer Nitro XV275U P3, which is part of the XV5 lineup of Acer Nitro gaming monitors. It sits below the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx, and there are other models that share a similar name but perform differently. You can see the differences between them below, but the results in this review are only valid for the XV275U P3.

Model Size Resolution Panel Type Backlight Type Refresh Rate USB-A USB-C
XV275U P3 27" 1440p VA Mini LED 170Hz 0 0
XV275U V 27" 1440p IPS LED 165Hz 2 1
XV275K P3 27" 4k IPS Mini LED 160Hz 2 1

Our unit was manufactured in March 2023; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Acer Nitro XV275U P3 is a good lower mid-range gaming monitor that has better picture quality than most other low-cost monitors thanks to its Mini LED backlighting. This allows it to display deep blacks next to bright highlights that pop, which is great for watching HDR content, and it provides good value as a multimedia monitor. However, it has blurry motion handling, which is disappointing for gaming, and it's better to go for the similar AOC Q27G3XMN if you're a gamer.

Check out our recommendations for the best HDR gaming monitors, the best 1440p gaming monitors, and the best budget and cheap gaming monitors.

AOC Q27G3XMN

The AOC Q27G3XMN and the Acer Nitro XV275U P3biipx are competing entry-level monitors with many of the same features. While they each have Mini LED local dimming, the AOC is just a bit better as it has less blooming. However, the Acer is the better choice if you need something for a well-lit room as it gets brighter. On the other hand, the AOC has an advantage for gaming thanks to its faster response time.

Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx

The Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx is a higher-end monitor than the Acer Nitro XV275U P3biipx, so it has more features and is the better choice for most people. The XV275K's higher resolution results in a more detailed and sharper image, and it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth to take full advantage of gaming consoles and modern graphics cards. The XV275K also has extra productivity perks that the XV275U doesn't have, like a USB hub that includes a USB-C port for you to easily connect a laptop. However, the XV275U is the better choice if you want to watch content in dark rooms and you aren't going to use the local dimming feature, as it has a higher native contrast ratio.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Acer Nitro XV275U P3 has a simple design with an all-black plastic body and a tripod stand. While its RGB lighting on the back gives it a bit of a gaming look, it won't look out of place even in an office environment.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is great. The monitor and the pillar of the stand are both plastic, while the base of the stand is metal. Although the monitor doesn't feel premium, there aren't any obvious construction issues, and the plastic doesn't easily flex either.

9.7
Design
Ergonomics
Min Height To Top Of Panel
17.0" (43.1 cm)
Height Adjustment
5.7" (14.6 cm)
Tilt Range
-25° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Both Ways
Swivel Range
-25° to 25°
Wall Mount
VESA 75x75

The ergonomics are outstanding as you can easily adjust it in many different ways to find a comfortable position. The adjustments feel smooth, and the monitor stays in place properly once you're done adjusting it. One downside is that the VESA mounting slot is too small to accommodate even a 100x100 VESA plate with 75x75 hole options, so it can be difficult to find a proper mounting adapter. Lastly, the stand has a clip for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
21.7" (55.2 cm)
Base Depth
10.6" (27.0 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
8.7" (22.2 cm)
Weight (With Display)
13.8 lbs (6.3 kg)
Design
Display
Size
27"
Housing Width
24.2" (61.4 cm)
Housing Height
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
3.1" (8.0 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (0.9 cm)
Design
Controls

There are four controls and a power button to native the on-screen display. However, like the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx, the buttons feel stiff, are hard to press, and even cause the monitor to wobble when you press them. On top of that, they can even leave imprints on your fingers, so changing settings in the OSD really isn't user-friendly.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Power cable and supply
  • User guides, including calibration report

Picture Quality
8.6
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
4,559 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
4,720 : 1

This monitor has an excellent contrast ratio. It displays deep blacks next to bright highlights, ideal for using it in a dark room. Although the local dimming feature doesn't significantly improve the contrast ratio, it still helps the monitor display deep blacks.

6.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Full-Array

The local dimming feature isn't bad. It uses Mini LED backlighting with 384 dimming zones. Setting Adaptive Dimming to 'Fast' helps improve the contrast ratio so that it displays deep blacks, but it also results in black crush and a loss of details with small, bright objects like in star fields. There's also a bit of blooming around bright objects and subtitles, but it isn't the worst case of it either. Lastly, the algorithm reacts quickly to rapid objects moving across the screen, but you can still notice when an object moves between dimming zones. Overall, the local dimming feature looks better in HDR than in SDR, so it could be better to keep it off in SDR altogether as there's a loss of details and some blooming.

8.6
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
580 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
588 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
588 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
586 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
583 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
581 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
586 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
586 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
584 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
582 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
580 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001
Minimum Brightness
37 cd/m²

The SDR brightness is excellent. It easily gets bright enough to fight glare, and it maintains its brightness very consistently across different content. Besides the Minimum Brightness, these results are from after calibration in the 'User' Picture Mode with Max Brightness on, the Brightness at its max, and Adaptive Dimming off. Setting Adaptive Dimming actually results in a dimmer screen, as you can see here:

  • Real Scene 558 cd/m²
  • Peak 2% Window 471 cd/m²
  • Peak 10% Window 525 cd/m²
  • Peak 25% Window 552 cd/m²
  • Peak 50% Window 570 cd/m²
  • Peak 100% Window 575 cd/m²
  • Sustained 2% Window 471 cd/m²
  • Sustained 10% Window 524 cd/m²
  • Sustained 25% Window 551 cd/m²
  • Sustained 50% Window 568 cd/m²
  • Sustained 100% Window 574 cd/m²
  • Minimum Brightness 46 cd/m²

As for the Minimum Brightness, the result in the review is with Max Brightness off and Adaptive Dimming on 'Low'. This results in the lowest brightness out of any combination of these two settings. Disabling local dimming with Max Brightness on results in a minimum brightness of 53 cd/m². If you're sensitive to bright screens in a dark room, it's best to disable Max Brightness regardless of which Adaptive Dimming setting you choose.

9.1
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 1000
Real Scene
1,074 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
797 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
1,319 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
1,548 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
1,631 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
1,320 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
792 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
1,316 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
1,543 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
1,613 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
1,109 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.036

The HDR brightness is incredible. Even if small highlights aren't brighter than larger highlights, they still look bright enough for a vivid HDR image. The PQ EOTF tracking is also decent, but there's a slow roll-off at the peak brightness, so it doesn't let highlights get the brightness they could. These results are in the HDR Mode with Max Brightness on, the Brightness at its max, and Adaptive Dimming on 'Fast.' Although the Real Scene brightness is brighter with Adaptive Dimming off, reaching a brightness of 1,298 cd/m², it doesn't display the same deep blacks as on 'Fast.' The PQ EOTF tracking is similar with Adaptive Dimming on off, 'Low,' or 'Fast.'

6.0
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
29°
Color Washout From Right
29°
Color Shift From Left
57°
Color Shift From Right
65°
Brightness Loss From Left
32°
Brightness Loss From Right
32°
Black Level Raise From Left
16°
Black Level Raise From Right
17°
Gamma Shift From Left
15°
Gamma Shift From Right
18°

The Acer Nitro XV275U has a mediocre horizontal viewing angle. The image quickly washes out from the sides, which is disappointing if you want to share your screen with someone next to you.

5.8
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
30°
Color Washout From Above
33°
Color Shift From Below
65°
Color Shift From Above
70°
Brightness Loss From Below
31°
Brightness Loss From Above
34°
Black Level Raise From Below
Black Level Raise From Above
12°
Gamma Shift From Below
11°
Gamma Shift From Above
14°

The vertical viewing angle is disappointing. The image washes out if you're standing up and looking down on the screen.

7.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.109%
50% DSE
0.168%

The gray uniformity is good. While there's a bit of dirty screen effect in the center, and the edges are darker, it isn't overly distracting either.

7.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.115%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
0.326%

The black uniformity is good. Enabling local dimming improves the contrast, but while you don't see it with the test image, it causes some blooming around bright objects.

7.3
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Standard (sRGB)
sRGB Gamut Area xy
95.7%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
6.02
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,452 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.22
Color dE (Avg.)
3.75
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
80
Measured Brightness
156 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The accuracy before calibration is decent. Setting Color Space to 'sRGB' locks colors to the sRGB color space well, but there are still issues with the white balance and gamma tracking, as most content is either too dark or too bright. On the plus side, the color temperature is very close to the 6500K target. Using the sRGB color space locks some color settings, but colors are oversaturated without it, as you can see here.

9.2
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
User
sRGB Gamut Area xy
95.0%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.69
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,480 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.82
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
Gain (44, 50, 47), Bias (47, 47, 46)
Gamma Setting
2.2
Brightness Setting
30
Measured Brightness
102 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is fantastic, and you won't notice any issues.

9.2
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
95.3%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
96.4%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

The SDR color gamut is fantastic. It displays nearly all colors in both the sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces, but it oversaturates reds in Adobe RGB, which is disappointing if you're a photo editor who works with this color space.

8.5
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
92.2%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
77.1%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The HDR color gamut is excellent. It displays a wide range of colors in the common DCI-P3 color space and the wider Rec. 2020 color space, but some colors are off in each space. These results are with Adaptive Dimming on 'Fast,' and they're similar with it off as well.

8.6
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI-P3 Coverage ICtCp
83.2%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
10,000 cd/m² Rec. 2020 Coverage ICtCp
42.2%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The HDR color volume is excellent. It displays most bright and dark colors well, so they look vivid. These results are with Adaptive Dimming on 'Fast,' but it can't display the same dark colors with it off. You can see the results with Adaptive Dimming off in DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
VA
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The Acer Nitro XV275U P3 has good text clarity. Enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) improves the boldness of letters. These photos are in Windows 10, and you can also see them in Windows 11 with ClearType on and with ClearType off.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
2.6%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.5%

The reflection handling is good. While it struggles to minimize glare from strong light sources, it gets bright enough to fight such glare.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is incredible, and you won't notice banding with shades of similar colors.

Motion
7.6
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
170 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
170 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
170 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
170 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
60 Hz

Although the DisplayPort 1.2 port doesn't have enough bandwidth for uncompressed 10-bit signals at the max refresh rate, it's using Display Stream Compression (DSC) in order to reach 170Hz. Most modern graphics cards support DSC to reach this max refresh rate.

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

NVIDIAVRR MinVRR Max
DisplayPort<20Hz170Hz
HDMIN/AN/A

AMDVRR MinVRR Max
DisplayPort<20Hz170Hz
HDMI<20Hz144Hz

6.8
Motion
VRR Motion Performance
Recommended VRR OD Setting
Freesync Premium (Normal)
Variable Overdrive Advertised
No
Avg. CAD
221
Best CAD
168
Worst CAD
354

Refresh RateCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
169HeatmapChartPhoto
165HeatmapChartPhoto
144HeatmapChartPhoto
120HeatmapChartPhoto
100HeatmapChartPhoto
80HeatmapChartPhoto
60HeatmapChartPhoto

The Acer Nitro XV275U P3 has okay motion handling across its VRR range. While it's good at high refresh rates, there's more inverse ghosting as the refresh rate drops, which is distracting. Although you can't change the Over Drive setting with VRR enabled, it just uses the previously selected overdrive. The 'Extreme' overdrive has such high CAD that it passes the limits of the chart, and you can see an alternative chart here.

7.5
Motion
Refresh Rate Compliance
Compliance @ Max Hz
53%
Compliance @ 120 FPS
63%
Compliance @ 60 FPS
73%

The refresh rate compliance is good. While its response time isn't fast enough to make full color transitions before the monitor draws the next frame at the max refresh rate, it's better as the refresh rate drops. The data has a lot of noise due to the monitor's backlight flicker, but you can see the compliance with charts that smooth out the flicker below.

7.5
Motion
CAD @ Max Refresh Rate
OD Transition Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Avg. CAD
168
Best 10% CAD
38
Worst 10% CAD
324

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
OffHeatmapChartPhoto
NormalHeatmapChartPhoto
ExtremeHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at the max refresh rate of 170Hz is good. There isn't much blur behind fast-moving objects, but there's noticeable smearing and inverse ghosting with the 'Normal' Over Drive setting, and there's still inverse ghosting even with the overdrive setting off.

Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
First Response Time
5.7 ms
Total Response Time
8.4 ms
RGB Overshoot
6 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
17.5 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
17.5 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
27 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
OffHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
NormalHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
ExtremeHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

7.0
Motion
CAD @ 120Hz
OD Transition 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Avg. CAD
197
Best 10% CAD
37
Worst 10% CAD
421

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
OffHeatmapChartPhoto
NormalHeatmapChartPhoto
ExtremeHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at 120Hz is decent. The overdrive settings perform similarly to its max refresh rate, and they all have noticeable inverse ghosting and smearing.

Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
First Response Time
4.2 ms
Total Response Time
9.4 ms
RGB Overshoot
10 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
8.9 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
17.5 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
37 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
OffHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
NormalHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
ExtremeHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

4.5
Motion
CAD @ 60Hz
OD Transition 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Avg. CAD
360
Best 10% CAD
47
Worst 10% CAD
1,086

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
OffHeatmapChartPhoto
NormalHeatmapChartPhoto
ExtremeHeatmapChartPhoto

The response time at 60Hz is bad. There's noticeable blur and inverse ghosting with any of the overdrive settings.

Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
First Response Time
4.1 ms
Total Response Time
19.3 ms
RGB Overshoot
14 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
7.8 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
35.2 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
45 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
OffHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
NormalHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
ExtremeHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The Acer Nitro XV275U doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur.

5.4
Motion
VRR Flicker
Dark Gray Flicker
1.6 RGB
Middle Gray Flicker
3.9 RGB
Light Gray Flicker
3.9 RGB

There's noticeable VRR flicker with changing frame rates. It looks worse in person than in the video, and it's most distracting in dark scenes or dark areas of bright scenes.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
>1000 Hz

This monitor uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight at all brightness levels, but it's at such a high frequency that you won't notice it.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
3.9 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.0 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The Acer Nitro XV275U P3 has low input lag that remains consistently low, no matter the refresh rate.

7.5
Inputs
Resolution
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
4.9
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes

Besides not supporting HDMI 2.1 bandwidth to take full advantage of the PS5, there aren't any compatibility issues.

7.1
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes

As the Xbox Series X|S only supports HDR with 4k signals, you need to use a downscaled 4k signal to get HDR.

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
HDR10
Yes
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

ConnectionHDMI 2.0USB-C to DP
Max Refresh Rate144Hz170Hz
VRR RangeN/A48-170Hz
HDRYesYes

The Acer Nitro XV275U works well and as expected with macOS. HDR looks decent in games, and VRR works well, but there's a noticeable VRR flicker on desktop, so it's better to disable it while working or browsing the web. If you're using a MacBook with either a DisplayPort and HDMI connection, windows return to their original position when reopening the lid or waking it up from sleep.

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

The Acer Nitro XV275K has a few extra features, including:

  • ACM: Adjusts the contrast based on the content on the screen.
  • Aim Point: Displays a virtual crosshair that your game's anti-cheating tool won't detect, giving you a competitive advantage.
  • Black Boost: Adjusts gamma so that it's easier to see opponents better in games.
  • Low Blue Light: Reduces the blue light to help reduce eye strain.
  • Max Brightness: Makes the screen the brightest possible.
  • Refresh Rate Number: Displays the current refresh rate of the display.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)