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Full HD monitors with high refresh rates remain a popular choice amongst gamers who are looking for a good gaming performance without breaking the bank. For those interested in screens of the popular ~24” size, choices have been long restricted to TN models and more recently VA models (like the AOC C24G1) . The Acer VG240Y P (also referred to as VG240Y Pbiip) shakes things up by offering an IPS-type panel instead. As a member of the Nitro series, the monitor includes some subtle ‘gaming’ styling elements. The Y-shaped stand has a layered appearance with matte black towards the front and dark red towards the back. The bottom bezel uses textured matte black plastic, with a dual-stage design used at the top and sides. With a slim panel border and thin hard outer component combining to give a ‘frameless’ (“ZeroFrame”) appearance with the monitor switched off and remaining a slender overall bezel area when switched on. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons and a joystick at the rear of the monitor, towards the bottom right viewed from the front.
A 23.8” IPS-type (In-Plane Switching or similar) panel is employed, more specifically the Panda LC238LF1F FFS (Fringe-Field Switching) IPS-type CELL with a custom backlight solution. This offers a 1000:1 typical static contrast, 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles and employs a matte anti-glare screen surface. A 144Hz (165Hz after mild internal overclock) refresh rate is supported, alongside Adaptive-Sync – this includes AMD FreeSync, with a 48 – 165Hz variable refresh rate range (plus LFC). The monitor supports 8-bit colour (6-bit + FRC dithering) and has a flicker-free WLED backlight which offers ~sRGB colour space coverage and a 250 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. A response time of “1ms VRB” is specified, an MPRT response time using the ‘Visual Response Boost’ strobe backlight setting that can be used in-place of Adaptive-Sync. The rear of the monitor is matte black, with a slightly more satin effect towards the top and a stronger matte towards the bottom. Just for a bit of visual interest. The included stand attaches towards the bottom, offering tilt as the only ergonomic flexibility. 100 x 100mm VESA holes are included for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and DP 1.2a.
Further information can be found on Acer’s website. The monitor is now available in various regions for ~$200.