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Acer XV252Q F Full HD IPS with 390Hz refresh rate

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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.

Simple Nitro styling

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.

The rear

Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$500 USD (~€530).

Acer XV252Q F