Tech Review Tuesday: Asus VG248QE vs Acer Predator XB271HU
Posted 26th June 2018 By: Derpina    498 Views
Esports News – Gaming technology is at its peak right now and with new technological trends appearing every now and then, beginners have more opportunities to develop their skills efficiently. Without a doubt, the advancements developers put into these devices can easily help gamers learn the ropes of competitive gaming without trouble and with clear goals.
Now, to help you achieve your goals and oversee your future in competitive gaming, this week’s Tipify Gaming Equipment series features two of the best gaming monitors approved by professional gamers. Both monitors come in a variety of flairs, sizes, and price, but we’ll let you choose the one you think possesses the best value: the Asus VG248QE or Acer Predator XB271HU.
The brand Asus is known worldwide as the top consumer notebook vendor and maker of the best-selling and award-winning motherboards. But it looks like the 14-inch Asus VG248QE also dominates the gaming monitor industry because of its features and design. The monitor is capable of projecting Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, Asus Smart Contrast Ratio of 80,000,000:1, 1ms response time, and 144Hz rapid refresh rate. It could display fast moving action scenes with reduced response time and enhanced refresh rate. While enjoying these aspects, it simultaneously provides better gaming experiences by eliminating tracers and reducing image blur. The only problem some gamers see is its enhanced 3D immersion feature; though it can offer twice the brightness of conventional 3D technology, the feature can affect color accuracy.
The design of the monitor is similar to its predecessor, the Asus VG278HE. It has thin glossy black bezels and cabinet to promote anti-distraction. For functionality, the round base stand is equipped with a Lazy Susan swivel mechanism and a telescoping mounting arm that has a pivot, height, and tilt adjustability. Price-wise, the VG248QE starts at $279.99 USD on Amazon.
Acer Predator XB271HU
Acer, the multinational hardware and electronics corporation, is one of the closest rivals of Asus. The slightly similar pronunciation of the names is one of the reasons the two brands are closely affiliated by many. The brand’s representative for gaming monitors is Acer Predator XB271HU, a 27-inch panel packs with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, and 4ms response time. You can expect exceptionally fluid and responsive transition of graphics, as well as smooth motion in games where the frame rate continuously changes.
The design of the monitor also contributes to its gaming-oriented quality. It showcases the combination of colors red and black, with the panels possessing the most basic of matte-black finishes. The red stand on its feet has a Transformers-esque logo and an angular stand design that can be adjusted by -5 to 35 degrees of tilt, 90 degrees of pivot (for portrait mode), and 60 degrees of rotation in the base. This monitor can be adjusted according to any player’s liking. The only thing that not every gamer can approve of is its connectivity and steep price point. The display has only two inputs: one DisplayPort and one HDMI. In terms of pricing, the Acer Predator is almost double the price of the Asus on Amazon at $599.99 USD.