The Acer Nitro XV282K is great for gamers looking for the sharpest possible image, thanks to its high pixel density. It runs at the maximum refresh rate for the 4K class and delivers flawless Adaptive-Sync. Though the monitor’s contrast is only average, it delivers vibrant color and a solid gaming experience.
We’ve looked at several 27-inch 4K gaming monitors that can hit 144 Hz, but the 28-inch category is something we haven’t explored in a while. Acer’s newest Nitro series member, the XV282K, packs 4K and 144 Hz along with Adaptive-Sync, HDR and extended color, into a responsive IPS panel with the latest connectivity and a $900 price of entry.
When considering price, performance and pixel density in a gaming monitor, there can be more than one sweet spot. With 1080p resolution screens hitting 360 Hz, players looking for the highest possible speed must sacrifice resolution. Or you can find a balance at 240 Hz with a 1440p panel. But if 4K is at the top of your priority list, 144 Hz is as fast as you can go right now, even with the best 4K gaming monitor.