Acer Nitro XV252Q F Review

As the road to a 1,000Hz refresh rate in a gaming monitor unrolls on its inevitable trajectory, we’ve now got a new contender for the top spot in raw-refresh speed: the $499.99 Acer Nitro XV252Q F. (The new Hertz-to-beat number is 390Hz.) Coming on the heels of the Acer Predator X25 (a $799.99 360Hz panel), this less expensive, faster model throws all the fancy chairs and curtains overboard, saving weight and cost in service of nothing but blisteringly quick gaming goodness. With low input lag, minimal ghosting, higher-than-average picture quality and that 390Hz overclocking limit onboard, the Nitro XV252Q F sacrifices just a bit on color coverage and build quality to focus on what matters to gamers most of all: serious performance at a great price.

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