Update: We reviewed this monitor and it’s delivering superb results. We rate this monitor a solid 9.2 out of 10 due to the high value you get for your money.
Acer has already released the Acer XF270HU, which is the FreeSync version of the popular Acer XB270HU G-SYNC monitor, and the Acer XF270H, which is the FreeSync model of the Acer XB270H G-SYNC monitor. That’s great news for those with AMD graphics cards, who are looking for a 27-inch gaming monitor, but with Acer’s release of the Acer XF240H, which is the FreeSync model of the Acer XB240H G-SYNC monitor, there’s also good news for those of you looking to get a 24-inch gaming monitor.
All of the three new Acer monitors are in fact 144Hz monitors, which allows a more dynamic and fluid gameplay. Everything feels much smoother and players have reported a slight increase in their performance when switching to a 144Hz monitor. With that said, the Acer XF240H is a 24-inch gaming monitor with support for AMD FreeSync technology, that allows your monitor to synchronize with the amount of frames per second that your GPU renders. This eliminates screen tearing artifacts without the cost of any performance! Now combine that with a 144Hz refresh rate, and you get a very fluid, smooth and tear-free gaming experience without the cost of the dreadful added input lag that V-SYNC is known for. The FreeSync range is 48Hz-144Hz.
Panel technology is TN (Twisted Nematic), where the only advantage is the 1ms response time, but that’s also it. They offer bad viewing angles and worse color reproduction than VA and IPS panel technologies. On the back side, you will find a DisplayPort, which is required for AMD FreeSync, a HDMI port and a DVI connector. The native resolution of this monitor is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD).
The display supports 16.7 colors, which is standard, has a brightness of 350 cd/m2 and has in-built speakers. The stand allows for tilt, swivel and height adjustments.
The retail price for this monitor is around $250 at the time of this writing and has already been released in Europe and theUnited States. It will be a competitor to the very popular ASUS VG248QE and BenQ XL2411Z, which are both 24-inch 144Hz TN Full HD gaming monitors like this one. On the other side, the Acer XF240H was much more expensive than these 144Hz monitors, unless it will went on a sale. Today, the price of the Acer XF240H gaming monitor is very competitively priced to the ASUS VG248QE and the BenQ Zowie XL2411.
The Acer XF240H is an overall solid gaming monitor and it is one of the best in class. That’s why we rated this monitor as high as we did.
This is a very good budget 144Hz gaming monitor with FreeSync technology. Considering the price tag, it's a solid choice for players who want to step beyond just 60Hz and want to ascend to the 144Hz league.