Acer: New monitor with 240 Hz and 0.5 ms response time introduced
Monitors with a response time of 1 ms are pretty normal nowaday, especially if the built-in panel is a TN panel. Gamer usually benefit most from the short response times, because this way the player can react faster and better. Especially for gamer who play games like Counterstrike, where short and precise reactions are often crucial to victory, short response times and high refresh rates are often very important factors when buying new monitors.
Acer has now introduced seven new monitors in Japan, which could raise the bar for future gaming monitors even higher. For example, Acer is promoting the KG251Qlbmiipx monitor model with a response time of just 0.5 ms and a refresh rate of 240 Hz. The 24.5-inch panel is produced by the Taiwanese manufacturer AU Optronics, which introduced this panel in August of this year. This model will cost about 388 Euro (440 Dollar) in Japan.
The remaining news monitors come with response times of 0.6 to 0.8 ms and start at frame rates of 75 Hz, whereby all installed panels are TN panels as expected. Furthermore, all of the new monitors support Freesync. As usual in the gaming segment, the 7 new models rely on a Full HD resolution and they are devided in 23.6, 24.5 and 27 inch versions. 8-bit color depth and a static contrast ratio of 1000:1 are also normal specifications for TN panels. In addition, the fact that these monitors can be mounted using the VESA standard should make some potential buyers really happy.