Yesterday, Acer America announced the release of a new gaming monitor. The Acer Predator XN253Q X is the latest addition to the Predator series of gaming monitors. This is a high-performance monitor designed with competitive gamers in mind. It boasts blistering response time and high refresh, not forgetting it supports NVIDIA G-Sync. \n \n"The latest Predator monitor is incredibly fast and combined with Nvidia G-Sync, it supports the latest game titles with performance so smooth, it will impress even the most demanding gamers with its true-to-life gameplay," said Acer America director, Ronald Lau. \n \nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=NBbO4G4b4_w \n \nThe new Predator XN253Q X is a 24.5-inch Full HD gaming monitor with blistering 0.4ms response time eliminates any visual artifacts, motion lag, and motion blur for lifelike action. With an impressive 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility, you can be sure of smooth gameplay without screen tearing. \n \nAcer might have focused more on speed over color accuracy and viewing angles with a TN panel. But there are special enhancements like built-in black level and color tuning options for gaming to ensure you get clear and crisp visuals. Also notable is the "Acer Game Mode" which gives users the choice of seven preset modes. \n \nTo ensure comfort and prevent eye fatigue during those long gaming sessions, the Predator XN253Q X has been built with several safety and comfort features. There is Acer Vision Care with Flickerless™, anti-glare, BlueLightShield™, and low- dimming technology. There is also FX Predator GameView, which allows for easy game profile customization. \n \nRegarding connectivity, Acer included HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 for the fastest connection. With HDMI, it can range from 24Hz to 60Hz while on DisplayPort, you get 30Hz to the maximum, 240Hz. This monitor also has four USB 3.0 ports. While the 2W speakers are better than having none, they are not reliable for audio-intensive gaming. You will still need a good pair of gaming headphones or a sound system. \n \nWhen it comes to looks, the striking Predator design is still intact, together with an ergonomic VESA wall-mounting. The stand leaves some considerable space for other gaming accessories, like the keyboard and mouse. \n \nThe Acer Predator XN253Q X is available for preorder on Amazon and several other top retailers. It will set you back a cool $500, but considering the specs, it is the best bang for the buck. Please note that there is a base model called Acer Predator XN253Q (without X) that costs $50 cheaper but then, it's a 144Hz monitor with 1ms response time.