Acer Predator XB241YU 23.8" 144Hz G-Sync 1ms Gaming Monitor £331.48 Delivered @ Scan
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Acer Predator XB241YU 23.8" 144Hz G-Sync 1ms Gaming Monitor £331.48 Delivered @ Scan

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Posted 9th Nov
Came across this and I thought it was a great deal!
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TN panel at this price point seems a bit of a downside.Maybe some users here that could say how it performs?
Sie_Masz09/11/2019 15:46

TN panel at this price point seems a bit of a downside.Maybe some users …TN panel at this price point seems a bit of a downside.Maybe some users here that could say how it performs?


I’d recommend watching a video review If you’re struggling to see how it performs, all the information regarding this product is on the sellers website.

Shadows can be adjusted from the monitor itself.
Edited by: "Immerse_Charm" 9th Nov
24" at 1440p NOPE Cold
garybb09/11/2019 16:15

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It’s a Gaming monitor not a TV...
Immerse_Charm09/11/2019 16:20

It’s a Gaming monitor not a TV...


Exactly, any larger could harm competitive performance and good luck running any decent game at 144FPS at 4K... not sure what kind of rig garybb is running...
Sie_Masz09/11/2019 15:46

TN panel at this price point seems a bit of a downside.Maybe some users …TN panel at this price point seems a bit of a downside.Maybe some users here that could say how it performs?


TN panels are better for gaming than IPS or VA. It’s not TN to cut costs, it’s TN to reproduce images as fast as possible.
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£300 and this would be a deal also at 25 inches like the Alienware. Id pick it as i want 144hz 1080p for online and 2k for single player. 27 is too big for me cant see corners without moving eyes.
deleted223444209/11/2019 16:52

£300 and this would be a deal also at 25 inches like the Alienware. Id …£300 and this would be a deal also at 25 inches like the Alienware. Id pick it as i want 144hz 1080p for online and 2k for single player. 27 is too big for me cant see corners without moving eyes.


All good then, just make sure the game you’re wanting the 144 refresh rate for/on can be ran at a constant 144+ FPS with your rig
Ain't these been out for a while? is there replacement / new / better versions out?
Immerse_Charm09/11/2019 16:20

It’s a Gaming monitor not a TV...


Since my post got deleted let me explain.

1440p at 24" is not a great size for a monitor now if it was 1080p then i would have given a
garybb09/11/2019 19:51

Since my post got deleted let me explain.1440p at 24" is not a great size …Since my post got deleted let me explain.1440p at 24" is not a great size for a monitor now if it was 1080p then i would have given a


You do realise 1440 is higher quality than 1080? I’ll report your comment for spam once again as you clearly do not know what you’re talking about

1280x720p
1920x1080p
2560x1440p

Imagine not knowing this(lol) considering it’s on the sellers product page...
Edited by: "Immerse_Charm" 9th Nov
What are you going on about and stop messaging me.

Do you even realise how small everything would look on a 24" 1440p ? YES 1440p is better but not at a screen size of 24".
Edited by: "garybb" 9th Nov
garybb09/11/2019 20:03

What are you going on about and stop messaging me.Do you even realise how …What are you going on about and stop messaging me.Do you even realise how small everything would look on a 24" 1440p ? YES 1440p is better but not at a screen size of 24".


Right I’ll say it again buddy, it’s a gaming monitor not a TV or generic monitor no one cares if you don’t agree with it, the deal is for a good gaming monitor don’t like it move on.
Your right i don't like it and i will move on
Not an outright terrible monitor, but ruined from the horrible grainy anti-glare coating it uses. Definitely avoid this monitor.
garybb09/11/2019 20:03

What are you going on about and stop messaging me.Do you even realise how …What are you going on about and stop messaging me.Do you even realise how small everything would look on a 24" 1440p ? YES 1440p is better but not at a screen size of 24".


You talking small on windows desktop?ever heard of scaling?
Sie_Masz09/11/2019 20:59

You talking small on windows desktop?ever heard of scaling?


Yes and do you no what problems this can bring?
RossC9109/11/2019 16:43

Exactly, any larger could harm competitive performance and good luck …Exactly, any larger could harm competitive performance and good luck running any decent game at 144FPS at 4K... not sure what kind of rig garybb is running...




It's not actually that much of a challenge with a 2080Ti. I bought a 2080Ti and Acer X27 (4K/144hz monitor, though I keep it at 120hz) and found that I can surprisingly play R6 Siege well in excess of 100fps at 4K with lowered settings. Recently, that new Call of Duty too runs really well in 4K with some lowered settings. I'm not sure on the upper limit for it, but I get a completely stable 116FPS with it capped just below the refresh rate (to take advantage of Gsync).


You might say, what's the point in playing at 4K if you're going to lower the settings. Well to that I say that there's many settings in those games that hinder the overall clarity of the image, shadows and ambient occlusion, although look great when maxed out tend to obscure your view of enemies. Whether I was playing at 1080p or 4K, I'd still lower the same settings in those particular games and many other competitive titles.
Generally, I'll keep textures and AF maxed out. Shadows at medium, AA set to something that'll clean up the image without halving my FPS and any post processing turned off on lowest.
md109/11/2019 20:38

Not an outright terrible monitor, but ruined from the horrible grainy …Not an outright terrible monitor, but ruined from the horrible grainy anti-glare coating it uses. Definitely avoid this monitor.



A display with a matte anti-glare coating removes all the reflective distractions but can have negative effects on the image.

So unless you’re constantly sat in darkness you’d get unclear vision in the light, I’d choose grains personally it’s preference.
Edited by: "Immerse_Charm" 10th Nov
I have the Samsung SH850 and it's also 1440p at 24inches, honestly it's hard to see the difference with 1440p on this size.
PhattyHUKD10/11/2019 00:02

It's not actually that much of a challenge with a 2080Ti. I bought a …It's not actually that much of a challenge with a 2080Ti. I bought a 2080Ti and Acer X27 (4K/144hz monitor, though I keep it at 120hz) and found that I can surprisingly play R6 Siege well in excess of 100fps at 4K with lowered settings. Recently, that new Call of Duty too runs really well in 4K with some lowered settings. I'm not sure on the upper limit for it, but I get a completely stable 116FPS with it capped just below the refresh rate (to take advantage of Gsync). You might say, what's the point in playing at 4K if you're going to lower the settings. Well to that I say that there's many settings in those games that hinder the overall clarity of the image, shadows and ambient occlusion, although look great when maxed out tend to obscure your view of enemies. Whether I was playing at 1080p or 4K, I'd still lower the same settings in those particular games and many other competitive titles. Generally, I'll keep textures and AF maxed out. Shadows at medium, AA set to something that'll clean up the image without halving my FPS and any post processing turned off on lowest.


Not that much of a challenge with a £1200 graphics card...
RossC9110/11/2019 09:26

Not that much of a challenge with a £1200 graphics card...



Only £900 at OCUK currently
PhattyHUKD10/11/2019 11:48

Only £900 at OCUK currently


Bargain then. My point was that the majority of people are on something closer to a 1650 or 1660 or previous gen equivalent, so wouldn’t be running anything near 144FPS at 4K.
RossC9110/11/2019 13:39

Bargain then. My point was that the majority of people are on something …Bargain then. My point was that the majority of people are on something closer to a 1650 or 1660 or previous gen equivalent, so wouldn’t be running anything near 144FPS at 4K.



CS:GO runs quite well on lower end hardware at 4K. Definitely doable on a GTX 1660, and a 1050Ti can run it at 90-100FPS at that resolution so a 1650 would come pretty close
PhattyHUKD10/11/2019 21:34

CS:GO runs quite well on lower end hardware at 4K. Definitely doable on a …CS:GO runs quite well on lower end hardware at 4K. Definitely doable on a GTX 1660, and a 1050Ti can run it at 90-100FPS at that resolution so a 1650 would come pretty close


Clutching at straws there. Didn’t realise I had to be specific. Any AAA game from the last three years, not an ancient source game...
RossC9110/11/2019 21:43

Clutching at straws there. Didn’t realise I had to be specific. Any AAA g …Clutching at straws there. Didn’t realise I had to be specific. Any AAA game from the last three years, not an ancient source game...



Well in that case, you'd be hard pressed to find many games that'll run at 144fps on a lower end card, even at 1080p!

The likes of Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, the newly released RDR2. You haven't got a cat in hell's chance at running at 144fps. Even on my system, I can't do that in the majority of AAA games at 1080p. They're simply not made for that. 144hz is all about multiplayer titles, like CS:GO (which a lot of people still play and still gets updated), Overwatch, Siege, Rocket League, MOBAs, etc. The type of games that actually benefit from the lower input lag of running at a higher FPS and refresh rate.
Edited by: "PhattyHUKD" 10th Nov
Immerse_Charm10/11/2019 00:09

A display with a matte anti-glare coating removes all the reflective …A display with a matte anti-glare coating removes all the reflective distractions but can have negative effects on the image.So unless you’re constantly sat in darkness you’d get unclear vision in the light, I’d choose grains personally it’s preference.


Every gaming monitor (and almost every consumer monitor) uses an anti-glare coating, that isn't my point. This monitor uses a horribly over-aggressive anti-glare coating (far worse than most), which ruins the monitor.
md110/11/2019 21:56

Every gaming monitor (and almost every consumer monitor) uses an …Every gaming monitor (and almost every consumer monitor) uses an anti-glare coating, that isn't my point. This monitor uses a horribly over-aggressive anti-glare coating (far worse than most), which ruins the monitor.


And you know this from experience? Not liking the product doesn’t relate to the deal so unless you provide evidence of why the anti glare paint ruins the deal, I don’t see your point
Edited by: "Immerse_Charm" 10th Nov
Immerse_Charm10/11/2019 21:58

And you know this from experience? Not liking to product doesn’t relate to …And you know this from experience? Not liking to product doesn’t relate to the deal so unless you provide evidence of why the anti glare paint ruins the deal, I don’t see your point


I'm going by other people's experiences... it's pretty well documented that this monitor has an awful coating.

"Acer XB241YU - What the heck is that coating?"
"Acer Predator xb241yu anti glare"
"The problem with this monitor is that it has a pretty grainy matte coating"
"Acer had probably the grainiest anti-glare coating I've seen in my life"
"hello I just brought an Acer predator xb241yu and iv notice the screen is really grainy"
"The antiglare layer on this one is way too extreme and looks like the screen is dirty all the time"
"The Acer XB241YU had a terribile, terrible anti-glare coating though, truly a grainy nightmare. But that's another story."

Each from a different source/user.
md110/11/2019 22:09

I'm going by other people's experiences... it's pretty well documented …I'm going by other people's experiences... it's pretty well documented that this monitor has an awful coating."Acer XB241YU - What the heck is that coating?""Acer Predator xb241yu anti glare""The problem with this monitor is that it has a pretty grainy matte coating""Acer had probably the grainiest anti-glare coating I've seen in my life""hello I just brought an Acer predator xb241yu and iv notice the screen is really grainy""The antiglare layer on this one is way too extreme and looks like the screen is dirty all the time""The Acer XB241YU had a terribile, terrible anti-glare coating though, truly a grainy nightmare. But that's another story."Each from a different source/user.


You could find anything of the same concept regarding any product this is a deal for a certain (product) which is what this app is for, if you don’t agree with the manufacturing of the monitor maybe take it up with Acer
Immerse_Charm10/11/2019 22:18

You could find anything of the same concept regarding any product this is …You could find anything of the same concept regarding any product this is a deal for a certain (product) which is what this app is for, if you don’t agree with the manufacturing of the monitor maybe take it up with Acer


These are all specifically talking about the XB241YU (the monitor in this thread...). Most monitors don't suffer from this coating problem.
You really don’t seem to get the point do you...

you’re researching other people’s opinions on the monitor (not your own) and using it to argue with a deal regarding to the PRICE of it.

Like I said; if you’re not sat in a dark cave or basement you’ll be fine personal preference is also a factor and still not seeing your point regardless on the ANTI GLARE COATING they use.(confused)
md110/11/2019 22:20

These are all specifically talking about the XB241YU (the monitor in this …These are all specifically talking about the XB241YU (the monitor in this thread...). Most monitors don't suffer from this coating problem.


If people are using this monitor for gaming, and they’re focusing on small next to in-noticeable grains and it bothers them they should get a new one if they’re bothered, this a deal for a Competitive based gaming monitor.

Most gamers make their games look like crap just to get an FPS advantage, grains really aren’t changing my mind about this product regardless how many sources (reviews)... from others you provide.
Sie_Masz09/11/2019 15:46

TN panel at this price point seems a bit of a downside.Maybe some users …TN panel at this price point seems a bit of a downside.Maybe some users here that could say how it performs?



TN panel from AOC AGON are superior to most IPS/VA you get these days. I've used IPS and VA panel gaming monitors from LG, MSI and ASUS.

All MSI VA panel have awful colour, no settings to adjust to colour level from 0-100. You only can choose from FPS, RTS, RPG which alters the colours slightly.

I've used many of the LG 4K HDR monitor eg UL600, 650. Good panel and colours are slighly better but in HDR mode colour setting is locked out. Washed out colours. Compare this to other 4K tv they allow you to adjust colour in HDR.

For example TN panel from AOC AGON AG251FZ is superior. For a TN panel the colours are punchy and the viewing angles too. I guess you get what you pay for. £300 for a TN panel.
shaydoken13/11/2019 10:58

TN panel from AOC AGON are superior to most IPS/VA you get these days.


The TN panel is from AU Optronics, not AOC. Aside from marginally faster response times, monitors with IPS panels would be far superior (no gamma shift, better viewing angles, etc.).

shaydoken13/11/2019 10:58

All MSI VA panel have awful colour, no settings to adjust to colour level …All MSI VA panel have awful colour, no settings to adjust to colour level from 0-100.


Not all MSI VA panels have "awful colour", some have (for whatever reason) a very low preset gamma (not fixable) which makes everything washed out.

shaydoken13/11/2019 10:58

For example TN panel from AOC AGON AG251FZ is superior. For a TN panel the …For example TN panel from AOC AGON AG251FZ is superior. For a TN panel the colours are punchy and the viewing angles too. I guess you get what you pay for. £300 for a TN panel.


The AG251FZ has below average colours for even TN standards. Still has gamma shift and poor viewing angles.
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