Acer Unveils Ultra-Fast Gaming Monitor with 540Hz Refresh Rate to Compete with Asus and Alienware

Acer Unveils Ultra-Fast Gaming Monitor with 540Hz Refresh Rate to Compete with Asus and Alienware

Acer Nitro XV242F Gaming Monitor Launches in China with Impressive Specs, 540Hz Refresh Rate, and Potential to Challenge Asus and Alienware.

Acer has made waves in the gaming monitor market with the introduction of its latest offering, the Acer Nitro XV242F, designed for the Chinese market. The standout feature of this monitor is its incredibly high 540Hz refresh rate, catering to the demands of professional gamers.

Listed on the Chinese retailer Taobao and reported by TFTCentral, the Acer Nitro XV242F boasts a 24.1-inch screen, equipped with a TN Film panel, Full HD (FHD) resolution, and an impressive 1ms gray-to-gray response time. With these high-end specifications, it’s clear that Acer is targeting the professional gaming segment, directly competing with Asus’s 500Hz+ monitor, the Asus ROG Swift Pro PG248QP.

According to a third-party listing for the Nitro XV242F, it shares several specifications with the Asus ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, including the use of an AU Optronics display panel with features such as 400 nits of brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 99% sRGB, and 90% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, as well as a 10-bit color depth. However, the notable difference is that the Acer monitor is described as Nvidia G-Sync compatible, while the Asus monitor features a dedicated Nvidia G-Sync processor.

In addition to challenging Asus, the Acer Nitro XV242F enters direct competition with Alienware’s own 500Hz refresh rate gaming monitors, such as the Alienware AW2524H 500Hz and the recently released Alienware AW2524HF. The Alienware AW2524H has received high praise and is considered one of the best gaming monitors available.

Pricing is expected to play a crucial role in determining the success of the Acer Nitro XV242F. As per the current unofficial listing, it is priced at CNY 4999 (approximately $700 / £550), but official pricing may vary upon launch. To gain a competitive edge and undercut rivals, Acer may consider pricing the monitor in line with Alienware’s $649.99 range, given their similar specifications. The higher refresh rate of the Acer monitor would make it an appealing option for cost-conscious buyers looking for the best value, potentially outperforming the more expensive $829.99 AW2524H monitor.

Acer has an opportunity to establish itself as a strong contender in the high-refresh-rate gaming monitor market, especially if it can offer an attractive price point that undercuts the competition. This move could also put pressure on Asus, which has not yet disclosed the pricing for its own offering. Acer’s strategic advantage is clear, and it now rests on the manufacturer to capitalize on this opportunity effectively.