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Acer Nitro XZ2 Series: Affordable FreeSync-capable curved gaming monitors with fast response times starting at US$199.99

The Acer Nitro XZ2 Series curved gaming monitors offer up to 1 ms response times. (Image source: Acer)
The Acer Nitro XZ2 Series curved gaming monitors offer up to 1 ms response times. (Image source: Acer)
Acer has announced some new affordable curved gaming monitors to its lineup in the form of the Nitro XZ2 Series models. Gamers can choose from three different panel sizes and enjoy FreeSync technology, quick response times, decent refresh rates, and best of all, price tags that won’t break the bank.

The new Acer Nitro XZ2 Series curved gaming monitors (1500R curvature) have just been released, and they offer a fresh option for gamers who want a decent panel but have a limited budget. Prices start at just US$199.99 for the 23.6-inch XZ242Q monitor, which offers plenty of goodies to attract the discerning gamer. There’s also the 27-inch Acer Nitro XZ272 with a price tag of US$259.99 and the 31.5-inch Acer Nitro XZ322QU that costs US$449.99 to choose from.

All three Acer Nitro XZ2 curved gaming monitors have two HDMI ports and can utilize AMD’s FreeSync technology for reduced tearing during gameplay. 400-nit brightness and 95% sRGB color-space coverage are also advertised across the range, and the Nitro XZ2 monitors even come with two built-in speakers (3 W) and 178° viewing angles. The new panels are VESA mount compatible and all of them support FHD resolution, although the top-end 31.5-inch monitor can manage WQHD (2560x1440) too.

Naturally, there are other differences between the new Acer Nitro XZ2 monitors, including refresh rates and response times. The US$199.99 model still offers attractive rates for gamers considering its affordable price tag: 144 Hz and 4 ms response time. However, more serious aficionados might want to go for either the Acer Nitro XZ272 or Acer Nitro XZ322QU as they both offer 165 Hz refresh rates and 1 ms response times (with VRB – Visual Response Boost). All the new Acer Nitro XZ2 curved gaming monitors are now available for purchase.

Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)
Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)
Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)
Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)
Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)
Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)
Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)
Acer Nitro XZ2 Series monitor. (Image source: Acer)


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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 1ms 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 165Hz refresh rate and the 23.6-inch 144Hz Nitro XZ242Q. Thanks to Visual Response Boost (VRB), they deliver up to a 1ms 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 3W 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.

Acer displays are backed by professional, high-quality technical support and a standard three-year parts and labor warranty.(2) Acer’s online community at provides customers discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions and the opportunity to share ideas for new and enhanced services and products.

Editor’s Summary:

  • New 31.5-, 27- and 23.6-inch curved monitors support thrilling gameplay with prices beginning at just $199.99
  • WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution available as an option on 31.5- and 27-inch models, while all support FHD
  • Up to a 1ms response time(1) renders fluid images, even in fast-paced action scenes
  • AMD Radeon™ FreeSync facilitates smooth performance
  • VESA Certified DisplayHDR™ 400 nit cd/m2 brightness delivers dazzling images with brilliant colors

About Acer
Founded in 1976, today Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will infuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information.

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2) Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-07-18 (Update: 2020-07-18)