Everyone is looking for some gaming hardware upgrades during these stay at home times. For those competitive gamers out there, a 144hz gaming monitor might be one of the best investments you could make. I picked up the Acer Nitro VG271U. Here are my concise thoughts on it.
– 27 inch IPS Panel
-144hz / 1ms response
-2560 x 1440
Out of the box, the stand design is simple and easy to hook up, although it doesn’t adjust much, it will do its job. It has a VESA mount so you can use an existing stand you may have. The colors without adjustment looks pretty great, it was one of the best ones I’ve seen calibrated out of the box, I barely had to make any adjustments.
In my opinion 27 inches is the perfect size for serious gamers, going bigger would cause you to lose sight of your peripheral vision on the screen, some pros even prefer 24″ so they can see the entire screen easier. The 144hz panel also ensures super smooth movement and is probably the ideal refresh rate. Opting for a 240hz panel, you would have to compromise the resolution since driving 240 fps on 1440p is pretty difficult unless you’re packing some serious hardware. I am coming off of a 75hz Ultrawide and while ultrawide is amazing for productivity, gaming on the 144hz 27inch is a lot easier (more competitive). I am immediately noticing improvement in most games, especially shooters like CS GO and Valorant.
It has been selling at a great price and may be out of stock, but they are restocking every few days on Amazon. You can check amazon stock here