The Acer XB270HU finally offers something that computer users have been waiting for for a long time; a combination of image quality and speed that thus far has not been possible. The IPS (AHVA) panel used works as you can expect and delivers excellent colour reproduction and very good viewing angles. The response times are near the ones previously only possible on TN panels, they are only slightly behind and unfortunately the screen does suffer from a bit too much overshoot. We do think however that only the most die hard gamer would not consider this screen in favor of a TN panel, everyone that uses his PC for other things besides gaming would have to think about a monitor like this one. The price difference with 144Hz TN screens is only small, making it hard to not at least consider this screen.
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