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[Best Buy] Acer 27" FHD 144Hz 4ms GTG Curved LED G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor (ED273 Abidpx) - $269.99

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[Best Buy] Acer 27" FHD 144Hz 4ms GTG Curved LED G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor (ED273 Abidpx) - $269.99

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... x/13391520

Seems like a pretty solid deal for a 27in 144hz with G-SYNC. I find that curved screens are a novelty and would rather prefer the panel to be IPS rather than the VA in this one.
Thread Summary
Screen Size
27 in
Resolution
1080p HD
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Backlight Type
LED
Touchscreen
No
Viewing Angle
178° (H) / 178° (V)
Glossy/Matte
Matte
Response Time (Grey-to-Grey)
4 ms
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Brightness
250 cd/m²
Static Contrast Ratio
3,000:1
Colour Gamut
72% NTSC
3D Video Support Built-in
No
Built-In TV Tuner
No
Panel
Panel Technology
VA
Panel Type
VA (Vertical Alignment)
Curved
Yes
Audio
Built-in Speakers
No
Inputs/Outputs
Input/Output Types
1 x DVI; 1 x HDMI; 1 x DisplayPort
Audio Outputs
1 - 3.5 mm headphone
DisplayPort Inputs
1
DVI Inputs
1
HDMI Inputs
1
USB Hub
No
Built-In Webcam
No
HDCP Support
Yes
36 replies
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Oct 27, 2018
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This is Freesync, not Gsync. They are not the same thing. Gsync had higher standards than Freesync 1.
https://www.tomshardware.com/features/g ... md-monitor
Edit: I was wrong, I mixed it up with Freesync 2 standards (minimum 400 HDR compatibility)
I own two freesync monitors and love them, I apologize if this came across as not liking Freesync.
Last edited by Dannyboy3210 on Apr 24th, 2020 11:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Oct 27, 2018
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marcg12 wrote: Pretty sure it’s G-Sync.
Check the product page, it says Freesync.

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/model
/UM.HE3AA.A01

Edit: Also, the words "G-Sync Compatible" always indicates that it's Freesync, not Gsync.
Edit 2: Trying to fix the link... Not sure what happened, maybe my phone doesn't like RFD...
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/m ... .HE3AA.A01
Edit 3: I was wrong, I mixed it up with Freesync 2 standards (minimum 400 HDR compatibility)
I own two freesync monitors and love them, I apologize if this came across as not liking Freesync.
Last edited by Dannyboy3210 on Apr 24th, 2020 11:59 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Apr 22, 2020
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G-Sync Compatible is not equal to G-Sync; usually, it means Freesync
Newbie
Nov 28, 2018
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The link doesn’t work. I’m no expert on Monitors so you may be right. However, that would be a pretty blatant advertising error from Best Buy, and there are several reviews on Best Buy about G Sync working. So not sure what to conclude...
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Dec 31, 2012
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I have this monitor, and can confirm it is native G-sync compatible.
Going from 60hz to 144hz was eyeopening.
Note, on HDMI its 120hz, you have to have a display port connection to get 144hz.
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Aug 5, 2017
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Do I need this? Probably not. Did I buy this? Absolutely.
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Apr 23, 2020
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It is a good deal. Note however, that, "G-Sync Compatible" is different than "G-Sync". G-Sync Compatible are mainly AMD-Freesync monitors that have enough capability to offer support by nviida cards; wherea native G-Sync monitors have to pass more tests to be certified.

Just wanted to point ou that they are different technologies... whether or not it's worth the differenceis up to the individual.
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Dec 5, 2019
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DealScavenger wrote: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... x/13391520

Seems like a pretty solid deal for a 27in 144hz with G-SYNC. I find that curved screens are a novelty and would rather prefer the panel to be IPS rather than the VA in this one.
If this was flat and not curved I might've grabbed one seems like a decent deal all things considered. Something about curved screens still feel gimmicky to me
Jr. Member
Oct 27, 2018
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It is Gsync compatible, ONLY if you use displayport. It will not work over hdmi afaik.
I'm not sure what happened to my link but Google the model "ED273 Abidpx" and go to Acer's website where it specifically says Freesync.
Image
Edit: Should be a working link now:
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/m ... .HE3AA.A01
Last edited by Dannyboy3210 on Apr 24th, 2020 12:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Dannyboy3210 wrote: This is Freesync, not Gsync. They are not the same thing. Gsync had higher standards than Freesync 1.
https://www.tomshardware.com/features/g ... md-monitor
Not really. For all intends and purposes Free-sync and Gsync perform the same. If anything G-sync only monitor is worse because it locks you into Nvidia GPUs while Freesync lets you use both AMD and Nvidia.

And the article you linked literately says there's no difference.
Last edited by number8888 on Apr 24th, 2020 10:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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DealScavenger wrote:
Seems like a pretty solid deal for a 27in 144hz with G-SYNC. I find that curved screens are a novelty and would rather prefer the panel to be IPS rather than the VA in this one.
FYI: I thought the same thing about curves at first but having taken advantage of some RFD's and purchasing a couple of Ultrawide screens (38" LG curved screen and a 29" flat LG screen for my office), I can see the value of the curve. For the 38" it's cool cause it just looks normal sitting in front of it, you can't tell a curve but everything just looks like it's flat and normal. but with my 29" flat screen when i look at outer sides/corners usually, it does look a little off and i find i have to move my head to make it look right. So now i appreciate the curve! But I think you need to have larger screen to notice. For me the 29" is noticeable but smaller than that i'm not sure, but could be ok?
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Mar 16, 2014
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Thanks OP, nice find.

I'm in the market for a 27" monitor (preferably a QHD resolution) . I will be using for basic home/work use with not much gaming.

How does this compare against the Acer Nitro 27" XZ272U QHD, that is going for $375.49 (i was hoping for one in the 350$ range)
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=164748
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May 3, 2008
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Perth
4ms for a gaming monitor... no thanks.

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