Acer takes it to the next level in 4K gaming with its new Nitro XV282K KV Xbox Edition clocked at 144hz on an 28″ IPS panel. We are now just beginning to see these high speeds at these types of resolutions on IPS panels. As you would imagine at this time getting into these types of speeds on an IPS panel is going to be expensive. The Acer Nitro XV282K KV – Xbox Edition features 4K UHD resolution, a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a wide color gamut covering 90% DCI-P3, AMD FreeSync Premium technology, the 144 Hz refresh rate panel, 1 ms response time, Agile-Splendor IPS technology priced $899.99.
A very minimal design that will give you that clean look in any Console or PC gaming application. It’s clear as day that the engineers were thinking about pure performance when they drew up this model. I would imagine due to the technology onboard is why this model sits a tad heavier than most at 15.8 pounds with the stand equipped. It assembles out of the box in a matter of seconds, which you love to see. VESA mount compatible for easy wall mounting, this monitor has all the systems in place. Unfortunately, it does not have any fancy RGB to light up your battle station. Along with this, you get all the basics 4 USB ports, audio line out, headphone jack, HDMI, and Display ports.
What may seem like a steep price tag at this time really is an illusion. You buy this monitor because you want the best of the best. In a console application like a Play Station 5 or Xbox Series X you will be able to enjoy speeds up to 120hz. Both console applications are made possible by their HDMI 2.1 system. In a PC application with enough power to push all these pixels, it can reach speeds up to 270hz overclocked. All this at a 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution on an IPS panel at a 1ms response time which is insane. VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification gives this monitor the best of both worlds in performance and beauty. An absolute breath-taking display!
Along with both its great performance and brilliant display you also get a handful of Acer proprietary technology. Acer’s new Agile-Splendor IPS is responsible for providing you the low response times. Also, their eye protection technologies that reduce strain dubbed BlueLightShield and Flickerless. Along with technologies that reduce monitor glare and eye fatigue known as Acer ComfyView and Low Dimming. It all comes together with the Acer Display Widget which is a very easy-to-use settings utility software.
I think the bottom line is your bottom line here. What are you willing to spend to get the best of both performance and resolution in one monitor right now? Personally, I would like to see this priced around the $749 area, but I don’t think we are caught up in IPS technology yet. It might be a few years still until we see this level of monitor technology take a big drop in price. As of right now its priced accordingly compared to other similar products on the market.