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Acer XV322QU P with 31.5″ 165Hz WQHD IPS panel

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Some people enjoy the immersion of a ~32″ screen. For some, sticking to the 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution will make sense. It’s cheaper and easier to drive than ‘4K’ UHD and delivers a pixel density some are perfectly comfortable with. The Acer XV322QU P (XV322QUP or XV322QUPbmiipphzx) is one such offering, an offering from the company that’s somewhat stripped down and more budget-friendly than the XB323U GP. The monitor is a member of the Nitro XV2 Series, with the simple aesthetics associated with the series. This includes a circular stand base with decent weight to it and a powder-coated metal stand neck that has quite a premium feel to it. A touch of visual contrast is provided by a red-coloured plastic ring where the stand neck and base join. The top and side bezels have the now common dual-stage design, including a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen and a slim hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons at the rear of the screen, towards the right side as viewed from in front.

Homely styling

A 31.5″ IPS-type panel is employed, with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) resolution, with the monitor likely using the BOE MV315QHB-N20. A 165Hz refresh rate is supported, along with Adaptive-Sync – including AMD FreeSync Premium with 48 – 144Hz VRR range plus LFC. Other aspects to note include a matte anti-glare screen surface, 1200:1 static contrast ratio and 178°/178° viewing angles. 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour is supported, whilst a flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 330 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 99% sRGB colour gamut. The screen can pulse to 400 cd/m² for HDR10 content, with VESA DisplayHDR 400 support included. This is only a basic level and doesn’t require a particularly wide colour gamut, high luminance or local dimming capability. Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are also included, aiding relaxing viewing.

A 1ms MPRT response time is specified using the included VRB strobe backlight setting, which can be used instead of Adaptive-Sync if you wish. The monitor attaches centrally using a quick-release mechansim, whilst the stand can be removed and replaced with a 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. The included stand offers full ergonomic flexibility, including height adjustment and pivot into portrait. The ports face downwards and include; AC power (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 2 DP 1.4 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output.

The rear view

Further details are available on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$480 USD.

Acer XV322QU P