Thursday, July 16th 2020

Acer Unveils Nitro XZ2 Series Curved Gaming Monitors

Acer America announced the new Nitro XZ2 Series monitors offering gamers smooth and immersive gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync, VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 and up to a fast 1 ms response time with prices starting at $199.99. The series includes the 31.5-inch Nitro XZ322QU and 27-inch Nitro XZ272 supporting up to a speedy 165 Hz refresh rate and the 23.6-inch 144 Hz Nitro XZ242Q. Thanks to Visual Response Boost (VRB), they deliver up to a 1 ms response time, resulting in smoothly rendered images with less noticeable blur in fast moving scenes.

"Our newest Nitro series monitors combine speed, FreeSync and curved panels to offer fun and exciting gaming at a great value," said Ronald Lau, Acer America director - stationary computing. "The fast performance and affordable pricing make the Nitro series ideal for a wide range of gamers, particularly for first-person shooter and racing games where fluid visuals are key."
The Nitro XZ2 series monitors support DisplayPort and HDMI on AMD Radeon FreeSync, which syncs the monitor's and graphics card's frames to deliver clear and fluid visuals even during the fiercest battles. VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400 provides up to 400 nit cd/m² brightness, a 100 million: 1 maximum contrast ratio and HDR10 support, resulting in brilliant images with true-to-life colors. In addition, the 1500R curved screen increases the field of view and perceived area of peripheral vision compared to a flat display of the same size.

Full HD resolution provides sharp and clear visuals, perfect for gaming, editing photos and viewing movies and videos. Gamers can optimize their visual advantage by selecting from 11 black level options to reveal details often hidden in the shadows, so they don't miss a thing. In addition, 6-axis color adjustment enables color, hue and saturation to be fine-tuned to suit individual preferences.

Intuitive Setting Control
The integrated Acer Display Widget simplifies modifying settings for creating a profile, organizing the viewing space via screen split and customizing settings for each application. Two HDMI ports and DisplayPort provide fast connection to a host of PCs.

Acer Game Mode has eight pre-set display modes to optimize visuals to suit the content displayed. These modes include Action, Racing, Sport, User, Standard, ECO, Graphic and Movie. Settings are easily accessed through a hotkey or the OSD settings menu.

Comfortable Viewing
The anti-glare VA panel provides wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically. To maximize viewing comfort, an ergonomic stand with 360° swivel, tilt and height adjustment increases viewing comfort. A quick-release design easily separates the monitor from its stand for VESA wall-mounting to free up desk space for game sticks, mice and more. Acer VisionCare encompasses flicker-less, blue-light filter and ComfyView technologies to help prevent flickering and screen glare as well as decrease blue light emissions.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitors come with dual 3 W speakers and are available now at leading retailers with manufacturer's suggested retail prices starting at $449.99 for the Nitro XZ322QU, $259.99 for the Nitro XZ272 and $199.99 for the Acer Nitro XZ242Q.
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7 Comments on Acer Unveils Nitro XZ2 Series Curved Gaming Monitors

#1
kayjay010101
Wait, these are all 1080p? So for the 322QU vs the 272 you're paying an almost $200 premium just for the added screen size, which will further reduce DPI? 1080p already looks bad at 27", why are they releasing a 32" model but not bumping up to 1440p? I mean, especially for the price. You can find a lot of good 1440p monitors with extremely similar specs for the same price. Why would anyone go for the 322QU in this case? It's got similar PPI to a 720p 21" panel... or a 1366x768 panel at 23". I don't get why Acer is making that monitor, it makes no sense
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BoboOOZ
I agree it doesn't make much sense at this moment, especially, when we're about to have a new gen of very capable graphic cards just around the corner.

I mean, I do have a 32 inch 1080p monitor, but I have bad eyesight, and even so I plan to move to ultra-wide 1440p very soon.
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ObiFrost
BoboOOZ
I agree it doesn't make much sense at this moment, especially, when we're about to have a new gen of very capable graphic cards just around the corner.

I mean, I do have a 32 inch 1080p monitor, but I have bad eyesight, and even so I plan to move to ultra-wide 1440p very soon.
Simple milking, casual consumers don't do sufficient research to find out it's the same VA panel from a few years ago... Also, there will always be poorly optimized games that drop top tier GPUs on their knees at 1080p, so the resolution should always be out of equation like previous gens were marketed "4K capable" and they were 4K capable for at the time AAA games. Nowadays those GPUs struggle in 1080p and still look like a**. And for sure 3060 will be 1080p 144hz+ capable and probably 1440p 100hz, but then again, if we keep receiving garbage ports then top hardware is a dump of cash.
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holyprof
kayjay010101
Wait, these are all 1080p? So for the 322QU vs the 272 you're paying an almost $200 premium just for the added screen size, which will further reduce DPI? 1080p already looks bad at 27", why are they releasing a 32" model but not bumping up to 1440p? I mean, especially for the price. You can find a lot of good 1440p monitors with extremely similar specs for the same price. Why would anyone go for the 322QU in this case? It's got similar PPI to a 720p 21" panel... or a 1366x768 panel at 23". I don't get why Acer is making that monitor, it makes no sense
Although i agree with everything you wrote, I don't see anything wrong with this monitor, except the price. There is a huge market for gaming monitors, for kids that don't use their PCs for professional use like most of us do.
Regarding dpi, my WQHD 24" monitor seems just right, so yes, at 32" it should be WQHD or even 4k. But i guess for kiddies playing Fortnite it's OK.
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#5
Chrispy_
ObiFrost
Simple milking, casual consumers don't do sufficient research to find out it's the same VA panel from a few years ago...
Curved 1080p 30.5" panels have been slow to reach the market for some reason. This is likely the AUO M315HVR01.0 with its 165Hz refresh rate and It only arrived late last year.

Samsung do make a similar panel, but in case you didn't know, AUO stands for Acer Unipac Optronics. It's literally Acer's own panel brand.

Maybe they were produced for consoles since some gamers prefer 1080p120 over 4K60?
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#6
BoboOOZ
Chrispy_
Curved 1080p 30.5" panels have been slow to reach the market for some reason. This is likely the AUO M315HVR01.0 with its 165Hz refresh rate and It only arrived late last year.

Samsung do make a similar panel, but in case you didn't know, AUO stands for Acer Unipac Optronics. It's literally Acer's own panel brand.

Maybe they were produced for consoles since some gamers prefer 1080p120 over 4K60?
Mistery solved, the 32 is in fact a QHD monitor, just read the detail on Techspot. Thus it makes sense again!
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#7
kapone32
The 31.5 seems a lot like the Gigabyte G32QC that I just bought earlier today. That was just over $500 Canadian.
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