Acer at CES has unveiled a new monitor that brings together a set of features that many have been clamoring for in a G-Sync enabled display.
The XB270HU, one of two new monitors announced by Acer (the other is the XG270HU), is a 27-inch affair sporting a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. But it’s not the resolution alone that has the gaming community excited as this is the first display to combine Nvidia’s G-Sync technology with a coveted IPS display.
As you may know, IPS panels are preferred over standard TN films due to their superior color reproduction and 178-degree viewing angles.
It gets better still as the XB270HU features an extremely high refresh rate of 144Hz with a response time of 1ms. While Acer didn’t detail the connectivity of the monitor, we do know that it comes with an ErgoStand that allows for tilt, swivel and height adjustments.
The XG270HU, meanwhile, is nearly identical to the XB270HU as it is also a 27-incher with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The key difference is the fact that it doesn’t ship with the desirable IPS display nor is it equipped with G-Sync technology.
Both displays are slated to ship in March 2015 although Acer failed to provide a price point for either. I suspect the IPS-equipped monitor will cost a pretty penny but with any luck, perhaps it won’t be priced out of the reach of the non-one percent.