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Acer nitro VG270UPbmiipx 27" WQHD, 144hz, IPS panel, 1ms Gaming Monitor - £379.99 @ Amazon

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  • With a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms Visual Response Boost (VRB) technology, gameplay is seamless and practically blur-free
  • No need to fiddle with buttons. Easily modify your monitor settings using the Display Widget utility software
  • Take in the full view of the display with its ZeroFrame design atop the sharply-cut three-pronged stand
  • What you hear is just as good as what you see with the power of the dual two-watt built-in speaker system
  • Good monitors should cause little to no strain. With a tilt of -5° to 20°, you can put your mind, and your neck, at ease
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75hz IPS here for a cracking price at 1440p as well.
Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the difference between a stable 60fps & 100+fps
StevieW0nder16 m ago

Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the …Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the difference between a stable 60fps & 100+fps


Big difference for me
StevieW0nder07/02/2019 04:33

Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the …Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the difference between a stable 60fps & 100+fps


Your lucky then , cheap monitor s for you!
Well thanks to this deal, I've finally bitten the bullet on a 144Hz IPS monitor.
Cheers OP.

Eldi07/02/2019 07:29

Your lucky then , cheap monitor s for you!


Well he is called Stevie Wonder.

In all seriousness, if you can't tell the difference, then double check all your windows and game settings to ensure you are actually getting 144Hz. Very easy to miss a setting.
StevieW0nder3 h, 9 m ago

Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the …Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the difference between a stable 60fps & 100+fps


You must be blind... Wait...
alasrati2 m ago

Well thanks to this deal, I've finally bitten the bullet on a 144Hz IPS …Well thanks to this deal, I've finally bitten the bullet on a 144Hz IPS monitor.Cheers OP.Well he is called Stevie Wonder. In all seriousness, if you can't tell the difference, then double check all your windows and game settings to ensure you are actually getting 144Hz. Very easy to miss a setting.


Indeed many miss the windows monitor refresh rate setting as it is hidden away. 60Hz to 144Hz is night and day.
StevieW0nder5 h, 33 m ago

Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the …Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the difference between a stable 60fps & 100+fps


Ok
This or a 31.5" curved VA panel? Looking at the hanspree/AOC/MSI alternatives with similar specs
OmegaSaad07/02/2019 10:18

This or a 31.5" curved VA panel? Looking at the hanspree/AOC/MSI …This or a 31.5" curved VA panel? Looking at the hanspree/AOC/MSI alternatives with similar specs


I don't really like 16:9 curved monitors. Not at that size anyway. But I'm warming to VA's blacks just I usually have banding issues. This is a good price but the way monitors are nowadays with backlight bleed, banding, dead pixels, I'm reluctant to buy one
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Feb
OmegaSaad07/02/2019 10:18

This or a 31.5" curved VA panel? Looking at the hanspree/AOC/MSI …This or a 31.5" curved VA panel? Looking at the hanspree/AOC/MSI alternatives with similar specs


IPS have richer/deeper colours. If you think you'll be using the monitor for things other than gaming that would benefit from this (photo or video work for example) then an IPS would be recommended over the TN and VA panels found in a lot of the cheaper High refresh rate monitors.
rev607/02/2019 10:21

I don't really like 16:9 curved monitors. Not at that size anyway. But I'm …I don't really like 16:9 curved monitors. Not at that size anyway. But I'm warming to VA's blacks just I usually have banding issues. This is a good price but the way monitors are nowadays with backlight bleed, banding, dead pixels, I'm reluctant to buy one



Yh I'm not too sure how I feel about curved panels. Need to check them out in person. Thanks for the advice. Is back-light bleeding/banding/dead pixels an issue relating to VAs or all panels?
SaladOA07/02/2019 10:22

IPS have richer/deeper colours. If you think you'll be using the monitor …IPS have richer/deeper colours. If you think you'll be using the monitor for things other than gaming that would benefit from this (photo or video work for example) then an IPS would be recommended over the TN and VA panels found in a lot of the cheaper High refresh rate monitors.


I'll likely be doing photo and video work too, the VA panels I was looking at are bigger and therefore similarly priced to this one. Not sure if I want the size or colour accuracy, because I'm likely to be gaming slightly more and would like that immersive feel.
OmegaSaad5 m ago

Yh I'm not too sure how I feel about curved panels. Need to check them out …Yh I'm not too sure how I feel about curved panels. Need to check them out in person. Thanks for the advice. Is back-light bleeding/banding/dead pixels an issue relating to VAs or all panels?


Black light bleed is more common on IPS panel, even on top end models you can get them. Its more or less luck if you get a great panel. That being said, if you are just going to use for gaming then TN or VA is a good option. But if you want a all round panel then go with IPS.
OmegaSaad07/02/2019 10:29

I'll likely be doing photo and video work too, the VA panels I was looking …I'll likely be doing photo and video work too, the VA panels I was looking at are bigger and therefore similarly priced to this one. Not sure if I want the size or colour accuracy, because I'm likely to be gaming slightly more and would like that immersive feel.


Are the larger monitors a higher resolution too? Iirc in terms of pixel density a 31" WQHD is basically the same as a 24" HD monitor, while a 27" WQHD is slightly higher, giving the perception of a sharper image.

So, a 31" WQHD will look the same as a 24" HD monitor, just lots bigger. A 27" WQHD will look bigger and noticeably sharper.
SaladOA8 m ago

Are the larger monitors a higher resolution too? Iirc in terms of pixel …Are the larger monitors a higher resolution too? Iirc in terms of pixel density a 31" WQHD is basically the same as a 24" HD monitor, while a 27" WQHD is slightly higher, giving the perception of a sharper image.So, a 31" WQHD will look the same as a 24" HD monitor, just lots bigger. A 27" WQHD will look bigger and noticeably sharper.


Yup - wqhd. That's a good point, I didn't consider pixel density too much, was thinking a bigger screen would mean a more immersive experience. But definitely something I'll look into
Any chance this can overclock to 165Hz and have G Sync compatibility?
StevieW0nder07/02/2019 04:33

Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the …Have two monitors one 144hz the other 60hz. I just can't feel or see the difference between a stable 60fps & 100+fps


Are you sure your 144hz monitor is set as your main display, I did that and my output fixed itself and now it’s the smooth 144fps I should’ve been able to see!
How does this compare to this Samsung? Cheers
In order to see beyond 60hz on an monitor your computer needs to also go beyond 60fps. Try a game at the lowest settings and if you play in steam you can enable an fps counter in the corner of your screen. I can personally see the benefit start at 90hz myself.
Edited by: "quackstar84" 7th Feb
Kie4King07/02/2019 11:50

Are you sure your 144hz monitor is set as your main display, I did that …Are you sure your 144hz monitor is set as your main display, I did that and my output fixed itself and now it’s the smooth 144fps I should’ve been able to see!


Two different PCs

likes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with 144hz enabled feels the same as capped 60fps on the 4k monitor at 60hz

I think its a placebo effect. Folk see the counter and think ohh this is great
StevieW0nder3 m ago

Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with …Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with 144hz enabled feels the same as capped 60fps on the 4k monitor at 60hzI think its a placebo effect. Folk see the counter and think ohh this is great



StevieW0nder20 m ago

Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with …Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with 144hz enabled feels the same as capped 60fps on the 4k monitor at 60hzI think its a placebo effect. Folk see the counter and think ohh this is great


pcgamer.com/how…ee/

Hmm says it might take training and time before one could perceive a difference
StevieW0nder07/02/2019 12:59

Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with …Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with 144hz enabled feels the same as capped 60fps on the 4k monitor at 60hzI think its a placebo effect. Folk see the counter and think ohh this is great


100% not a placebo effect. Seriously check your settings properly.
alasrati07/02/2019 14:42

100% not a placebo effect. Seriously check your settings properly.


Know my settings are correct just don't see it myself
No reviews on the monitor
StevieW0nder1 h, 30 m ago

Know my settings are correct just don't see it myself


You mention you have 2 monitors, one 60hz and one 144hz, and you can't tell the difference?

If you have an nvidia gpu, it is a known issue than any hardware accelerated content running on your 60hz will force your 144hz to match the frame rate and also run at 60hz.

Easy thing for you test, unplug your 60hz monitor, double check you are set to 144hz in your monitor properties.
There's no way you cant tell the difference, it is immediately apparent.

On the topic of this monitor, there is a lot to say. First of all this isn't a deal price, it has been this price ever since it became available on amazon (5th Jan), and it is actually £10 more than RRP. Acer sell this directly for £369
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I bought this monitor and received it yesterday and I have good things and bad things to say about it, first impressions are it does not feel like a premium product. The box it comes in is very industrial, just plain cardboard box with black printing, no thrills.
The setting up process was a real pain because the stand that is included and the locking mechanism on the monitor is absolutely awful, I really thought I was going to break the monitor with the amount of force required to get the stand to snap into the monitor. Also the stand itself is crap, all it does is tilt. It is light, small, and thin. I do not trust it unless you have a very sturdy desk.

Powering on the monitor for the first time I was initially impressed. I have never used 1440p before and my previous monitor, while IPS, was 24 inch 60hz. My computer took a few moments to refresh the display and automatically set the monitor at 1440p and at 144hz without needing a reboot. It was an immediate difference in fluidity, 144hz is amazing even on the desktop.

I scanned the monitor for backlight bleed and dead pixels and at the time I found none, however when the day become night and my room got dark, I saw that I did have quite severe backlight bleed in the top corners. I am still contemplating returning it to see if I get better luck on a second monitor. IPS glow is a given with all IPS monitors and I am used to it from my previous, some people cant stand it, this monitor has a lot of it.

The colours while vibrant and punchy just didn't look quite right, eventually I found a mode on the OSD called "sRGB" and once enabled, it locks out all the colour settings however it looks way more natural and pleasing to my eye. I run the monitor at 10% brightness and that is plenty bright. I should also note that prior to enabling sRBG, the gamma was WAY off, but after enabling it I now get a gamma of 2.1, which is not perfect but it's ok.

More things to note is that the first batch of this monitor came with an AUO panel, but since then Acer have silently switched to an Innolux panel. This is both good and bad, the AUO panels have been around for awhile and have matured, they have very low response times and input lag while the newer innolux panels are slower and struggle to keep up with the 144hz refresh rate. From what I have read, the innolux panel has a response time slower than the refresh window of 144hz meaning it can't physically show 144hz, the pixels are not fast enough, this causing blurring. There are benefits of the new innolux panel however, if you set your refresh rate to 120hz, you are able to enable 10bit colour. (Which I strongly suspect is 8bit + FRC)

Freesync with my rtx 2060 at 120hz seems to work just fine, however the monitors overdrive control is locked to "normal" and the VRB control is completely disabled when freesync is on. This is a real shame.

I also feel this monitor has a slight issue with sharpness, it may be due to the matte surface texture causing some grainy effect.

Overall right now I am enjoying the monitor despite it's quirks, there is little risk from buying direct from Amazon so if this monitor has all the specs you are looking for it may be worth a shot. however I have heard there is a refreshed model of the Nixeus EDG27 that just released in the US and should be coming to the EU soon, which is a similarly priced / specced monitor, with a faster AUO display, and adjustable overdrive / VRB while freesync is enabled.
StevieW0nder07/02/2019 12:59

Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with …Two different PCslikes of overwatch etc stupid high fps on the 1070 with 144hz enabled feels the same as capped 60fps on the 4k monitor at 60hzI think its a placebo effect. Folk see the counter and think ohh this is great


I’m sorry, but when I move a game from my 144hz monitor to my 60hz monitor, you can instantly see the ghosting. I’ve even had friends over who see it haha I very much doubt placebo plays a part in it.
That review puts me off a bit. I've heard about the sharpness issue in another review too. I'll have to check the monitor out once I receive it.
alasrati1 h, 17 m ago

That review puts me off a bit. I've heard about the sharpness issue in …That review puts me off a bit. I've heard about the sharpness issue in another review too. I'll have to check the monitor out once I receive it.


The new revision with another panel seems to have sharpness issues as well. An acer thing?
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Feb
Kie4King07/02/2019 18:29

I’m sorry, but when I move a game from my 144hz monitor to my 60hz m …I’m sorry, but when I move a game from my 144hz monitor to my 60hz monitor, you can instantly see the ghosting. I’ve even had friends over who see it haha I very much doubt placebo plays a part in it.


I don't have any problems like ghosting on my monitor
StevieW0nder07/02/2019 21:52

I don't have any problems like ghosting on my monitor


Then it's great for you as you can save money buying 60Hz displays. It's win win
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Feb
rev607/02/2019 21:53

Then it's great for you as you can save money buying 60Hz displays. It's …Then it's great for you as you can save money buying 60Hz displays. It's win win


Yes and can happily go for 60fps when attempting to max out game settings
StevieW0nder1 h, 0 m ago

I don't have any problems like ghosting on my monitor


That’s fair enough, as said, I’m just surprised you wouldn’t be able to see any natural ghosting with the transition from 144hz to 60hz because, well to my eyes it’s blatant haha. But hey, save yourself some money and continue to buy 60hz monitors in the future!
StevieW0nder07/02/2019 22:42

Yes and can happily go for 60fps when attempting to max out game settings


Did you try disconnecting your 60hz monitor just to be sure? running 2 monitors at different refresh rates causes issues, you may not actually be seeing 144hz.
mattzildjian6 h, 55 m ago

Did you try disconnecting your 60hz monitor just to be sure? running 2 …Did you try disconnecting your 60hz monitor just to be sure? running 2 monitors at different refresh rates causes issues, you may not actually be seeing 144hz.


Monitors are not linked. 2 PC's lg27uk650 on one lenovo aio y910 the other
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