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This 1440p Predator gaming monitor is just $200 today

This 1440p Predator gaming monitor is just $200 today

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1440p resolution (2560×1440) seems to be becoming the new standard for PC gaming, finally usurping 1080p for all but the most speed-obsessed esports fans. If you’re ready to upgrade, MicroCenter has a rare deal for you — and even more rarely, it’s willing to ship instead of making you come into the store. A 27-inch Acer Predator gaming monitor is going for just $199.99.

The Predator series is well-loved by gamers (I’m looking at one as I type up this article, in fact!) for combining solid specs and reasonable prices. The XB273U uses a 27-inch IPS panel, so it’s a cut above the standard VA panels in terms of color accuracy. That’s a perk that you don’t often see combined with a relatively speedy 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.

Gamers can use either Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync for tear-free visuals, and the panel is HDR-certified. Other than that it’s rather light on extras, with only the standard DisplayPort and HDMI inputs plus a pair of USB-A ports on the left-hand bezel. But I do like the deluxe stand included in the box, which might be able to replace a VESA arm (though that’s an option too) depending on your setup.

MicroCenter claims that this display is normally $499.99, which is a bit vainglorious, as Amazon is listing the same model at $249.99. Still, two C-notes for a 1440p screen that can handle super-fast framerates is nothing to sneeze at. Get an order in quickly if you want it — MicroCenter deals tend to sell out quickly.

Get an Acer Predator 1440p gaming monitor for $199.99

Author: Michael Crider, Staff Writer

Michael is a former graphic designer who’s been building and tweaking desktop computers for longer than he cares to admit. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

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