Acer Predator X25 Esports Gaming Monitor Review

You would think in the current era of technology 1080p monitors would be sliding out the window of the gaming scene, but you would be wrong. In fact, almost all MAJOR quality Esports tournaments still use 1080p high refresh rate displays. In 100% of First Person Shooter (FPS) or Fighting game MAJOR Esports tournaments, a 1080p display is still the standard. A strong niche market still exists of aspiring Esports professionals looking to not only get the technical edge on their competition but get “reps” on the same equipment used in the actual tournaments. Today we look at the Acer Predator X25 Bmiiprzx Esports Gaming Monitor priced at $799.99.

First, I would like to talk about what the highlight selling point is for this specific monitor and that would be the 360Hz refresh rate. Now to be 100% honest this is a bit of overhype. While the Predator X25 can hit these numbers all day I do not believe it is necessary. You reach a certain point where human limitations come into play and it is just not possible to notice any difference. I am a firm believer anything after 144Hz is unnoticeable by the human eye. But hey in some studies humans have been proven to see up to 240 frames so if you are one of those or an alien enjoy the 360Hz. On top of achieving this glorious 360Hz refresh rate, you are also getting a 1ms response time on an HDR IPS panel. IPS panels right now are by far the most brilliant displays and in this case, feature almost 17 million colors. We are getting the best of both worlds here in performance and beauty.

It is the all-black sleek minimal design that includes the ultra-thin Zeroframe technology that makes this panel frame virtually unnoticeable. A key feature for those of you looking to mount these on a wall or arm stand using the VESA compatible interface. Just in case your mega ballin $$$ and have $799 to spend on a chat monitor the X25 does flip vertically. Along with the vertical flip, the factory stand does have a Tilt (-5°~25°), Swivel (-20°~20°), and Height adjustment (4.53″) feature. It’s the small things that make a product so good sometimes, like 5 USB ports! The X25 is equipped with 1x DisplayPort, Headphone jack, 1x USB 3.0 Upstream, 4x USB 3.0 Downstream. A 24.5” panel might seem small to most gamers these days, but this is the standard size in most Esports tournaments. Practice makes perfect if you want to compete in MAJOR tournaments.

Acer makes great monitors, and this is a perfect example of how far this company has come in the gaming genre over the last 10 years. In this case, the Predator X25 has everything you need to compete at a high level in Esports. On top of getting all the speeds at a tournament quality level, It has one thing most tournament monitors do not, which is an HDR IPS panel. So, when you are not grinding hard on in ranked you can still enjoy the brilliant display in causal gameplay. How dedicated to your craft are you? $799.99 worth of dedicated?

Summary
Acer makes great monitors! In this case, the Predator X25 has everything you need to compete at a high level in Esports. On top of getting all the speeds of a tournament standard monitor, one thing most tournaments do not use is an HDR IPS panel. I do think it's priced too high at $799.99 and the 360Hz refresh rate is just a sales gimmick. That being said you will get the best of both worlds with the X25 in performance and beauty.
Good
  • Esports quality speed
  • IPS panel
  • Flip, tilt, height and swivel adjustments
Bad
  • Priced to high
  • Refresh rate overkill
8.2
Great
Performance - 10
Design - 9
Picture Quality - 8
Ease of Use - 10
Price - 4
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