Acer VG240YP Review: 1080p 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor


The Acer VG240YP is the first 1080p 144Hz IPS game monitor to be available as a 24″ type. Previously, only 27″ models were available, which many users avoided due to lower pixel density.

The full name of this monitor is Acer Nitro VG240Y Pbiip, which has been shortened to VG240YP or VG240Y P so as not to be confused with the Acer Nitro VG240Y bmiix, which is a similar monitor, but with a refresh rate of 75 Hz.

All in all, the Acer VG240Y P is a good monitor for mixed-use applications, including fast gaming, low-level content creation, and more.

Image quality


Acer VG240YP based on PANDA IPS IGZO-TFT panel provides a 178-degree wide viewing angle as well as precise, vibrant colors to cover standard sRGB color space and 8-bit color depth through delivering (6-bit + FRC).

Other specifications of the screen include 1000: 1 static contrast ratio and a 250 nits peak brightness, which is standard for IPS displays in this price range.

The maximum brightness of 250 nits may be low on paper, but the screen can be bright enough. Under normal viewing conditions, you want to reduce the brightness from 100 in the display settings menu.

1080p pixels per inch results in 92.56 PPI on the Acer VG240YP display with 23.8 results, which means you will have very good real estate on the screen as well as relatively clear details.

In addition, if you have a good graphics card, 1080p quality allows you to easily reach high frame rates even in high-end games.

The Acer VG240YP monitor also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range). However, this is only emulated by the software, so you can basically ignore it.

As expected from an IPS panel, there is some IPS glare, but it is controllable. IPS brightness varies between monitor units.

Performance


On the go, the Acer VG240YP performs very well in terms of input latency, with only 4MB of inconspicuous latency at 144Hz.

Acer does not specify the GtG (Gray-to-Gray Pixel Transfer) response speed of the monitor, only MPRT (Moving Image Response Time) is 1 millisecond, which is achieved by backlight strobe.

To receive the specified 1 millisecond, you must enable Visual Response Boost (VRB) in the monitor OSD menu. This feature reduces backlighting to reduce the speed of objects.

However, VRB also reduces the maximum brightness of the monitor, and since the Acer VG240YP display has a maximum brightness of 250 nits, the image will be completely dim when using this feature.

Additionally, VRB cannot be enabled simultaneously with FreeSync or HDR. Therefore, most users do not find this feature useful.

Fortunately, the regular GtG pixel response speed on the display is very good.

Not as fast as the same-priced TN Gaming models with GtG 1 milliseconds, but much faster than what you get with VA panels in this price range.

Some motion blur is seen in fast-paced games, but you will not see any black spots associated with VA panels for the same price.

Features


The Acer Nitro VG240YP supports AMD FreeSync with a variable refresh rate range of 48-144Hz (VRR) on both HDMI and DisplayPort.

FreeSync dynamically changes the monitor refresh rate due to the GPU frame rate in the VRR range, which eliminates screen tearing and stuttering with almost no input delay penalty (1 mm ms).

While NVIDIA does not certify it as G-SYNC compliant, FreeSync also works on the Acer VG240YP with NVIDIA compatible cards, but you should get the DisplayPort cable because it is not available on the monitor.

When FreeSync is enabled, you will not be able to use the Extreme response time overdrive option on this monitor, as is common with some Acer game monitors.

This is not a big problem since the Extreme option shows the implementation of pixels, ie inverted ghosts. Just use the Normal overdrive option and there will be no problem.

Other features include pre-calibrated video presets GameView (action, racing, sports, ECO, movie, etc.), Aim Point (custom hair cross), and Black Boost (enhances in-game visibility) Become dark).

Navigating through the OSD menu is quick and easy thanks to the joystick on the back right of the screen.

Design and connection


The monitor design has a special slope base (-5 degrees / 20 degrees), but is installed with VESA and has very thin margins. Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports and a DisplayPort 1.2 input.

Prices and similar monitors


The Acer VG240YP is priced from $ 170 to $ 200, which is a good price, considering that the 24 ″ 1080p 144Hz options with VA and TN panels are the same price. IPS types are usually more expensive.

The 24G2 is more affordable, yet offers full ergonomic support, a wider color gamut and more extras.

Another cheaper model that uses the same screen is the ASUS VP249QGR, which has better overdrive performance than the VG240YP.

There’s also the BenQ EX2510, which has a 1080p 144Hz IPS panel faster than AU Optronics, but more expensive ($ 250).

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Now, some users prefer higher color contrast to deeper colors for deeper blacks, so those who do not suffer from fast-paced gaming may want the cheaper AOC C24G1A as well. To consider.

If you want to have the absolute best performance in competitive FPS games with minimal ghosts, TN models like the AOC G2590FX are still a better choice in this price range. However, you will not have almost as attractive image quality or wide viewing angle.

So, unless you are a strict FPS gamer, we recommend the AOC 24G2 or ASUS VP249QGR as the best gaming monitors under $ 200 while the VG240YP is a good choice.

Acer VG240YP Specifications


TypeMonitor
Year 2019
BrandAcer
Model NumberNitro VG240Y P
AliasVG240YP
Size24″ (inches)
PanelIPS
DISPLAY
Screen Size Class24″ (inches)
Diagonal Size23.78 in60.4 cm604 mm1.98 ft
Screen Width20.75 in52.7 cm527.04 mm1.73 ft
Screen Height11.67 in29.6 cm296.46 mm0.97 ft
Display TypeIPS
Display Bit Depth8 bits (6 bits + FRC)
Frame Rate ControlYes
Max Number of Colors16777216
Bits24
Screen Aspect Ratio1.778:1
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Screen Pixel Pitch0.275 mm
Screen Pixel Density92 PPI
Backlight SourceW-LED
NTSC 195372
Screen Brightness250 cd/m²
Static Screen Contrast1000: 1
Dynamic Screen Contrast100000000: 1
Screen Horizontal Viewing Angle178 °
Screen Vertical Viewing Angle178 °
Display Minimum Response Time1 ms
Display CoatingAnti-glare/Matte (3H)
3DNo
SIZE, WEIGHT, COLOR
Case ColorBlack
HARDWARE
Built-in CameraNo
Connectivity1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out2 x HDMI 1.41 x DisplayPort 1.2
FEATURES
Cool FeaturesFlicker-free technology HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)AMD FreeSync technology Blue Light Filter
Extra FeaturesAnti-theft stand lock slot – Kensington
ERGONOMICS
Vesa Mount SupportYes
VESA Interface Standard Size100 x 100
Removable VESA StandYes
Height AdjustmentNo
Landscape or Portrait Pivot SupportNo
Left or Right Swivel SupportNo
Forward and Backward Tilt SupportYes
Forward Tilt5 °
Backward Tilt20 °
FREQUENCY AND INTERPOLATION
Vertical Digital Frequency144 Hz
POWER
110V100 V – 120 V
220V220 V – 240 V
AC Frequency50 Hz – 60 Hz
Power Consumption When Device is Off0.27 W
Power Consumption in Sleep Mode0.39 W
ACCESSORIES
ExtrasHDMI cable – optional
CERTIFICATES AND STANDARDS
LicensesENERGY STAR 7.0ErPTCO Certified Displays 7.0
Acer VG240YP Specifications

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