Acer at IFA 2018 today announced new monitors catering to both NVIDIA and AMD users - those who want to take advantage of either G-Sync or FreeSync capabilities in gamer-centric monitors, that is. As it stands, Acer has been using the Predator branding for its G-Sync enabled monitors, while the Nitro lineup stands on AMD's side. For NVIDIA, Acer is sticking its guns on the single XB273K - a $1,299 with G-Sync, 144 Hz refresh rates, and an IPS panel, running at 4K resolution. The Predator XB273K covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut, and is VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified. It also offers Acer's exclusive VisionCare technology to help your eyes manage long gaming sessions with technologies including flicker-free, low-dimming and blue light emission reduction. Oh - and it includes a shroud to protect your gaming feats from prying eyes.
On the AMD side of the equation, things are rosier and more full of life. The new Nitro monitor comes in three hardware configurations and price-points, making this, effectively, three new products. The differentiating factor here is the panel's resolution or technology - which one might say Is the entire monitor. The Nitro XV273K features UHD resolution and an IPS panel, features 90% DCI-P3 coverage and goes for $899 (it's the FreeSync equivalent to the Predator XB273K above, but has another trick up its sleeve). The Nitro (XV272U) features a lower resolution WQHD IPS panel - but goes for $499 and 95% DCI-P3 coverage. The XF272U offers the same WQHD resolution, but with a TN (twisted nematic) panel - this brings pricing down to $449 and covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut.
All of these Acer monitors feature Acer's Visual Response Boost feature, which brings response times down to the holy grail 1 ms. All of them feature the same 144 Hz refresh rates, are VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified and include six-axis color adjustments for making tweaks to color, hue and saturation - as well as black level controls with 11 steps of fine-tuning.