Acer XV252Q F Full HD IPS with 390Hz refresh rateAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
For high frame rate competitive gaming, having a high refresh rate is considered essential by some. Refresh rate capability has been creeping up, with a range of models pushing beyond 240Hz to reach 270Hz or even 360Hz. The Acer XV253Q F (XV252QF or XV252QFbmiiprx) pushes things further, right the way up to 390Hz. As a member of the Nitro XV2 series, the monitor has quite simple homely styling. Matte black plastics are used extensively, including a textured bottom bezel. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen. And a very slender hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) controls take the form of a joystick and buttons at the rear, towards the right side as viewed from the front.
The monitor uses a 24.5″ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p) IPS-type panel – more specifically an AUO AHVA panel with matte anti-glare screen surface. A 390Hz refresh rate is supported by way of 360Hz plus internal factory overclock. Adaptive-Sync is supported, including AMD FreeSync Premium with a 48 – 390Hz VRR range plus LFC assumed. A 1000:1 static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles are specified, with Low Blue Light (LBL) settings included. True 8-bit colour is supported, whilst a flicker-free WLED backlight offers 99% sRGB gamut coverage and a 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. The monitor includes VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, a very basic HDR experience being offered here without contrast-boosting local dimming, a particularly high peak brightness or generous colour gamut. Other aspects of note include a 1ms (‘0.5ms min’) grey to grey response time, to be taken with a pinch of salt. VRB (Visual Response Boost) is also offered, a strobe backlight setting which can be used instead of Adaptive-Sync if you wish. The included stand offers full ergonomic flexibility, including 120mm (4.72 inches) height adjustment. It can be removed using a quick-release mechanism to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic audio.
Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$500 USD (~€530).