Acer KG251QF Gaming Monitor Review
The monitor has a twenty four point: five inch screen with a 16 by 9 aspect ratio and runs with a 1080p resolution so 1920 by 1080. Nothing special about that here's where it gets interesting. The panel runs with a 144 Hertz refresh rate, has a 1 millisecond greater gray response time and features AMD freesync, making it an excellent choice for gamers, especially when you consider that it can be picked up for just 299 Australian dollars, but it should be around 200. Us dollars once available in the US that's pretty cheap and the lowest cost 144 Hertz gaming monitor like this, that I found so let's. Take a closer look and find out what else is on offer, as well as any missing features which should be expected at this price point as it's got free sync you'll need an AMD graphics card to take advantage of this. Unfortunately, I've only got nvidia cards here. So I wasn't able to test that out myself it's also a TN panel, meaning that it's going to look best directly front on ASA list. The viewing angles is 170 degrees, horizontally and 160 degrees. Vertically, looking side to side, I didn't notice too much of a change vertically was easier to notice, though especially when looking from underneath, you can see the colors shift in terms of color accuracy. I couldn't find any information about this, so went into my own testing. Expecting the worst using the spider 5 Pro, I was able to test the current color gamut of the display, and this resulted in 95 of srgb, 70 of NTSC and 73 of Adobe RGB, so it's, actually not too bad much better than I was expecting.
The screen gets quite Brad too, with the peak brightness of 400 nits I've also performed my usual backlight bleed test, which involves having the screen completely black in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding. I then take a long exposure photo to display me bleed. So this is a worst case scenario test, as you can see, here was basically fine in this regard, although this will of course vary between monitors with the UFO test. I wasn't able to see very much ghosting, although it's difficult to show here is my camera is only shooting at 30fps, so I can't really represent what I actually see it's, not all about the panel, though granted that's. Definitely the selling point of this monitor. Taking a look at the rest of the monitor, it's got a plastic black and red v shaped stand, it felt a little flimsy, but it does the job. Despite the stand being covered in plastic, it seems to be metal inside and it does a pretty good job of supporting the panel. Even if I bump my desk, it only wobbles a little. The bezels are fairly thin at around 7 millimeters or so based on my own measurements. The stand can also be removed if you plan on instead using the 100 millimeter face amount. As the mount is above the stand connector, you can still use it while connected to the stand. For example, if you wanted to mount a knuckle, something the on screen display was pretty easy to use and navigate through all of the buttons are found on the front panel on the right side, making them very easy to access and see what you're pressing the back.
Like much of the rest of the monitor is a matte black plastic, the two speakers have found towards the top and there's an ASA logo on the top right. The speaker's didn't sound that great, probably as their rear facing, and they didn't get too loud either. The io was on the back to what the bottom and faces down on the left side of the stand: there's the power input, 3.5 millimeter, audio input and headphone jack, while on the right, there's, a DVI port, HDMI, port and DisplayPort 1.2. The HDMI point supports up to 120 Hertz, so you'll need to use DisplayPort for the full 144 Hertz refresh rate there's, also a Kensington lock nearby. As for the included cables, you get an HDMI, cable, DVI, cable, DisplayPort, cable, 3.5, millimeter, audio, cable and, of course, power. Cable and external power, brick both a stand and display together, weigh in at around 4.2 kilos or just 3.7 kilos for the panel alone. As for the overall dimensions, the panel itself is around fifty five point: eight centimeters in width 42 point nine centimeters in height and five centimeters in depth. Unfortunately, the monitor isn't very adjustable it's got your typical minus five to 15 degrees of tilt that's about it. There'S. No height adjustment, swivel or pivot available here, if you really do need more options, though, you could always attach it to a monitor, arm you're, seeing the 100 millimeter face amount so far, the monitor doesn't look too bad, but how was it to actually use day to Day as you'd expect, while playing games, everything looks super smooth due to the 144 Hertz refresh rate and quick response time, and I expect it would have been even further improved if I could actually have made use of free sync.
It was a bit strange, going down to a 24 inch monitor after using the larger one for so long. But realistically I think 24 inches is an all right size for 1080p gaming anyway, in modern games, you'll need a powerful graphics card to actually take advantage of the higher refresh rates, but for less demanding eSports titles like overwatch and csgo. You can get away with the lower end graphics card, especially if you're willing to drop the settings down a bit playing overwatch on Ultra settings with my nvidia 1080 ran well above 144 FPS and the gameplay was very smooth. The whole time. I'Ve also used the monitor to edit some recent videos too and, as shown before, the color gamut isn't too bad. My eyes are definitely look good enough to get the job done. As for the price it's going for around 299 Australian dollars here in Australia, which translates to 225 u.s. dollars for my international viewers, but things usually cost more here, so it'll probably be closer to 200 u.s. dollars when it's available making it one of the cheapest monitors. With a 144 Hertz refresh rate, so what did you guys? Think of the kg 5 1qf gaming monitor for meso I'm, still impressed that we can now get 144 Hertz displays with free sync and 1 millisecond response times for this price. Yeah it's definitely missing other nice to have features, but these are the core components needed for a great gaming experience and I think it's definitely delivering especially considering the price point be sure to.
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