|Screen Size||21.5 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
Acer Nitro VG220Q bmiix 21.5" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Zero Frame IPS Gaming Monitor with AMD Radeon FREESYNC Technology - 1ms VRB | 75Hz Refresh (2 x HDMI Ports & 1 x VGA),Black
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- 21.5" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen IPS Monitor
- AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology
- Refresh Rate: 75Hz - Using HDMI Port
- Zero-Frame Design | 1ms Response Time (VRB) | IPS Panel | 2 speakers, 2 watts per speaker
- Ports: 2 x HDMI 1.4 Ports & 1 x VGA
- 75 hertz
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The Gate of Smooth Gaming
Acer's VG220Q gaming monitor - the Full HD resolution monitor that can keep up with your game play. Through AMD Radeon technology, the game’s frame rate is determined by your graphics card, not the fixed refresh rate of the monitor, giving you a serious competitive edge. Plus, users can enjoy comfortable viewing experience while gaming via flicker-less, low dimming and ComfyView display.
The VG220Q 21.5" monitor with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio presents stunning, high quality images with excellent detail. The zero-frame design does away with the thick frames found on conventional monitors freeing up precious screen space so you have more to look at from edge to edge.
AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology
Say 'goodbye' to stuttering and tearing. With AMD Radeon FreeSync, the monitor’s frames are synced with the graphics card’s frames, which eliminates screen tearing and provide the smoothest gaming experience.
In-Plane Switching Technology
Advanced liquid crystal formula for advanced IPS technology for premium color performance, which has no color difference at any viewing angle.
Game View Technology
Acer Game Mode has eight pre-set display modes to optimize the visuals for different types of content: Action, Racing, Sport, User, Standard, ECO, Graphic and Movie. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.
Fast response time of 1ms enhanced gamers’ in-game experience. No matter the fast-moving action or any dramatic transitions will be all rendered smoothly without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting.
Rapid Refresh Rate
The 75Hz refresh rate speeds up the frames per second to deliver smooth 2D motion scenes. With a rapid refresh rate of 75Hz, Acer Monitors shorten the time it takes for frame rendering, lower input lag and provide gamers an excellent in-game experience.
|Acer Nitro VG220Q bmiix||Acer Nitro VG240Y bmiix||Acer Nitro VG271 Pbmiipx||Acer Nitro RG270 bmipx||Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx||Acer Nitro XV273K Pbmiipphzx|
|Technology||AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology||AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology||AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology||AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology||AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology||G-SYNC Compatible|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 Full HD||1920 x 1080 Full HD||1920 x 1080 Full HD||1920 x 1080 Full HD||2560 x 1440 WQHD||3840 x 2160 UHD|
|Refresh Rate||75Hz||75Hz||144Hz||75Hz||144Hz||120Hz (OverClocking to 144Hz) - Using 2 Display Ports|
|Ports||2 x HDMI 1.4 Ports & 1 x VGA||2 x HDMI 1.4 Ports & 1 x VGA||1 x Display Port & 2 x HDMI 2.0||1 x Display Port, 1 x HDMI Port & 1 x VGA||1 x Display Port, 2 x HDMI 2.0 & 4 x USB 3.0 Ports||2 x Display Port v1.4, 2 x HDMI v2.0 & 4 x USB 3.0 Ports|
|Speakers||2 speakers, 2 watts per speaker||2 speakers, 2 watts per speaker||2 speakers, 2 watts per speaker||2 speakers, 2 watts per speaker||2 speakers, 2 watts per speaker||2 speakers, 4 watts per speaker|
|Cable Included||VGA||VGA||HDMI||Display Port, VGA & Audio Cable||HDMI & USB Cable||Display Port & USB Cable|
In competitive gaming, every frame matters. Introducing Acer's VG220Q gaming monitor - the Full HD resolution monitor that can keep up with your game play. Through AMD Radeon technology, the game's frame rate is determined by your graphics card, not the fixed refresh rate of the monitor, giving you a serious competitive edge. Plus, users can enjoy comfortable viewing experience while gaming via flicker-less, low dimming and ComfyView display. The design saves space on your desk and lets you place multiple monitors side by side to build a seamless big-screen display. (UM.WV0AA.001)
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Lets start with the refresh rate. It is 144hz, if you run it with 8-bit colors that look terrible, if you switch to 10-bit you have to run it at 120hz.
Lets talk about that 1ms response time. Nope, that only happens with extreme over-drive that distorts the picture to the point that the monitor becomes unusable. Expect about 5ms of response time with this monitor.
Next HDR is completely useless, either windows HDR or the monitor HDR, just pretend this feature doesn't exist as windows HDR cause the colors to be washed out, and the monitor's HDR will just tweak some settings but will not display better dynamic range. Keep in mind that IPS displays have atrocious contrast, and this is a very dim display at only 350 nits.
The monitor looked so bad out of the box that I seriously considered returning it, but after a bit of tweaking and switching it to 10-bit colors its a lot better. The image quality if a far cry from my old 27" dell 4k, but its passable with decent viewing angles, and the faster refresh rate is nice for gaming.
Overall this is a fine monitor, just don't think you'll get all the advertised features together.
So first off I would order an HBR2 or 3 rated Display Port cable to go with it. Its much better than the HDMI cabled included and DP can take better advantage of 10bit/1440p144hz (or 10bit-4k 4.4.4)(not that this monitor supports either, I'll get to that in a moment) The stand is also pretty okay, it seems well made and doesn't seem to flimsy compared to some other I have seen. I feel its likely the weight of this monitor that can make the 3 point stand design seem like a bad choice. Given the tips of the stand are much thinner and can bare the most stress if the monitor has any lateral force applied to it. Combined with the monitor being a bit on the heavy side compared to similar in its same but more expensive class. I do love the looks/finish of the monitor though. Great aesthetics all around.
The UI is pretty okay, better than some others that are even more expensive than this one, It give you the option to save 3 presets of your own. Has a good range of control, only drawback I felt is there is no sharpness adjustment at all. It only includes a "Super Sharpness" on/off option. Which can be hit or miss. Looks great on with basic web browsing. Gaming, I would keep it off.
The factory calibration was near perfect. I have tried adjusting it every which way, tried a few profiles others have used. It honestly looks best for me right out of the box. Note that the 8bit+2 FRC is only possible when in 120Hz. For me that isnt a huge issue. I didnt expect to being going over 120hz at all because I like to keep my graphic settings as high as I can. And prefer that over 24 extra hz. But thats just me.
I went through the whole list of tests for monitors... All of them actually performed way above what I expected. Except 2. The pixel walk test. Failed all of them. And I can really notice pixel walk if I try. But given the last monitor I had for 6+ years had it bad. It doesn't bother me a bit. It's something you will likely never know was there. The second was ghosting. It was VERY VERY SMALL. It was mostly noticeable in 10 bit HDR. With 8 Bit/HDR off/All stock. Honestly it was so minimal like I said earlier. If I didnt read about it and test for it. Likely would never know what it is. The newer Innolux panels have fixed a lot of ghosting and flickering issues. The AOU panels are said to be the bad ones.
(CHECK YOUR MONITORS MANUF. DATE BY HOLDING THE BUTTON ABOVE THE JOYSTICK THEN PRESS POWER BUTTON. A SMALL RED "F" WILL APPEAR IN THE UI MENU AT THE TOP. ANY DATE AFTER NOV/2018/SHOULD BE AN INNO. PANEL. YOU SHOULD BE FINE.) With IPS you are going to get ghosting no matter what. Just adjust your settings to balance picture quality,refresh, with limiting ghosting.
No dead or stuck pixels. I have had zero flickering at all so far. Back Light Bleed is also pretty damn good. Its just a tiny tiny part of the bottom left corner of the screen In the BLB test. (SMALL UPDATE: Seems it has near zero Bleed, what I was seeing was IPS glow at certain angles. Like a bit of ghosting dude to the lower pixel response times. You can expect a small bit of IPS glow.. As long as neither are excessive and too noticeable under normal use. Less likely to have it with the more expensive IPS monitors though
The picture/color quality is pretty damn good. The colors are very rich, the brightness is also really bright. I actually prefer to tune mine down to 75 from 80 stock. As some websites with white layouts may be a bit too bright. Contrast is pretty great also, didnt need to adjust at all. Colors are best at standard/HDR on/10 bit for basic use. After a few hours in elite dangerous/insurgency sandstorm/CSGO/BFV I can tell that set up does have a small ghosting affect on sharp textures/text in game. But it was very minimal and only in certain situations. 144hz/Standard/8 bit/ HDR off/Super Sharpness OFF/ ACM off seemed to give the best performance in that regard. picture quality was honestly the same in my opinion. It "almost" eliminated ghosting or kept it to a minimum. Viewing angle is also pretty okay. UP/DOWN I would say that 178 degree claim is accurate. LEFT/RIGHT its more like 45 degrees then you start getting affected by it.
Note that this monitor only displays 10bit Color Depth at 120Hz. For some that may be a problem. But dont let it be a deal breaker. For $350 this monitor was honestly a lot better than expected. Some comments/reviews may scare you. But Acer did iron out a lot of kinks last year and a lot of those reviews are from this monitors initial release or shortly after. It DID have a lot of issues with flickering/ghosting/etc. The color accuracy is pretty dang good for the most part, however if you do any work that requires absolute color accuracy. This isnt a true 10bit monitor, It fakes it using an 8 Bit+2 FRC. Meaning it pretty much simulates it by using the high refresh rate to flash between the 2 seperate colors to simulate another color. For example if you need a green thats 7.5, it will flash a lighter green pixel at 7, then a darker green pixel at 8. For an average of 7.5. (in a nutshell) Im not well versed in color accuracy for those that edit video/photos but this monitor may not be the best for you.
But as of right now for the price and only if you can find no other better IPS monitor in the same price range, this is a pretty solid bet. I love it, the colors just pop and is just night and day compared to my Samsung TN monitor. I'll admit I was VERY nervous at the time of purchase. Thats why I felt a bit compelled to to give a full review, and why It ended up being the longest review I have every written. This is why, at the moment this ips monitor is easily in the top 5 for $350 1440P IPS monitors. The other <$350(sometimes) options being the Pixio,BENQ,Viewsonic,Viotek, and maybe Nixeus. All have their pro/cons. I wouldnt get the AOC one its VERY dark. And if your wondering the difference between the Nitro VG271U and the Nitro XV272U is just the stand, every single exact thing. The entire monitor, is the exact same. If the VG is cheaper grab it. Its VESA compitable and use the money you saved to pick your own wall mount/stand. The XV just has an adjustable stand. And different letters on the box. That's it.
Anyway, if your thinking about it. Its a safe bet, and really does have great color/gaming performance. Just make sure you look up the tech specs for any monitor your looking at so you don't get hit with surprises. For example this product page doesn't show that it can only support 8+2 color depth @ 120Hz. I almost feel that deserves a solid star being taken off the review.
1. 1080p: gives me 144 FPS on ultra settings. This would not be possible with a 2K or 4K monitor, and this is the primary reason I stuck with 1080p. I sit 2 feet away from my Monitor and the picture is clear without noticing any pixels.
2. IPS: great color and viewing angles. You can see good contrast and details in black corners. My other monitor after Acer XFA240 had poor viewing angles (TN panel) and colors.
3. Good response times, (1ms) little input lag. You can look at the reviews on other benchmark sites, and they agree this Monitor is plenty fast. I didn't notice a difference between this and the TN panel at 144Hz.
4. Decent speakers. Although 2W each speaker, these are way louder than my other Monitor, the XFA240, which surprisingly had the same wattage rating but did not sound as loud.
5. Cross Hairs, multiple options.
6. Multiple profiles you can save to and quickly load.
Not height adjustable, but has a Vesa mount so you can swap it out with another monitor mount or buy a better mount.
The built in speakers are terrible though. Built in speakers for TVs/monitors are never great, but these might be the worst I've ever heard. They sound like 90's budget laptop speakers. My speaker system died so I had to rely on them for a while. Good god. Get external speakers/headphones.
Even with the drawbacks, it's worth it. I'll update my review if it dies or if anything changes.
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Freesync flickers under 75hz on this monitor, tested on AMD and Nvidia cards. Im not sure what the Freesync range on this monitor is but flicker at 75hz is bad.
As reported online this monitor does seem to have some sort of coloured flickering that happens randomly, could be a bad panel or input.
While I do like the minimalist design, it's very cheap feeling and one of the lower build qualities I've felt on a $600 monitor.
All in all its not worth the price with the issues and competition it has.
2 stars for design. 1 Star for everything else.
The new Innolux panels are great. And that's where the positives end.
Compared to my Acer Predator 1440p144, the panel found in these exhibited excellent brightness and color uniformity, and excellent levels of backlight bleed or IPS glow (which is to say VERY LITTLE).
Unfortunately Acer decided to hamper most of their 1440p144 lineup with inferior quality components. This exhibits itself with random artifacts. These artifacts will randomly flash covering 1/3rd to the whole screen with random noisy patterns.
A quick check on Acer's support forums will confirm this, and you'll find that it's attributed to "broken panels". Those who are suckered into sending in for fixing find that their replacements have the exact same problem.
Let's put it this way, all new HDR spec 1440p144 monitors use this panel - ACER is the only one who has these artifact flickering issues. And it also happens on their AUO monitors. This is NOT a panel problem, but poor QC or low quality components used in driving these monitors.
The issue persists with gsync on (yes it is gsync compatible), gsync off, 120hz, 144hz, dp or HDMI, the random flash will happen whenever and wherever. It happens in games, on Youtube, or even sitting idling on the desktop.
It's a shame because the REGULAR pricing is great for a 27" 1440p144 IPS monitor. Too bad they're pretty much defective.
2 Samples, both defective.
Excellent Panels/Consistent panels (no blb, ips glow, dead pixels)
No height adjustment
No DP cable included
Poor QC/Component selection flashes random artifacts. High likelihood of getting effectively a defective product.
- good colors for the price
- 144hz works
- good overall look
- Stand doesnt reposition other than slightly angled up or down
- Blacks have a ton of leaks from all 4 corners. My cheap monitor is way better than it in this reguard.
- design flaw in the monitor itself. I returned the monitor once, because there was a cluster of pixels that dont turn off in its centre (black) colors its 100%. I got the new monitor. The exact same thing. A cluster of pixels in the centre of the screen that dont turn off. Its hardly noticeable after a while, but an obvious design flaw.
- i have no idea why they bother to put speakers in it. But it has about the volume of maybe 10% on my headset.
Overall, for the price its the best one there is. It comes at the cost of it being cheaply made.
I'll update this review if I notice anything wrong in the next few days.
UPDATE: Monitor definitely flickers, HOWEVER its not that big of a deal it hasnt happened once in a game, however when not doing anything at all on the desktop it might do it quickly so its not a deal breaker however do be aware.
If you're okay with this process, this monitor is 100% a steal at it's sale price. It uses the same panel used in the very good gigabyte AORUS AD27QD monitor and pretty much all the much more expensive 144hz ips 1440p monitors out there (with the exception of the LG-GL850 which is superior imo, but more expensive). The tradeoff? The stand sucks. I invested in a cheap vesa mount stand for 30 bucks and have two monitors on it.. even if you add in the cost of an after market stand this is still an absolute steal, especially considering most aftermarket vesa mounts will be way better than any stock stand.
Dont be put off by the rating if you don't mind going through support to replace a bad unit if you get one, this is an amazing monitor and the best price you'll get for a really good 144hz qhd ips panel.
It supports variable refresh with nvidia from ~48 fps upwards without issue, and offers great colors, and quite strong blacks.
For the price, this is an outstanding 1440p high refresh rate IPS panel, especially for this size, but it is of course a risky purchase which may or may not pan out.
Mine was made on 2018/09/29 which is before the "fixed" units were supposed to be going out, but as mentioned I've only experienced one glitch so far, which I'm not entirely confident was actually one as it was in the corner of my vision, and may have been a program doing something.
Backlight bleed isn't great, in fact it's pretty noticeable in mostly dark scenes, however I have also only recently become aware of it, and I feel like now I'm looking for it, but I also think I would have noticed this had I not.
It's something that fades away when you're engrossed in a game however, and I think worth it to have the better color and viewing angle advantage of IPS vs VA panel, however the BLB does get a little more noticeable at off angles.
If you've become accustomed to IPS displays over the years as I have, using a TN panel will be an absolute nightmare for you, and there was nowhere available locally to see how bad smearing is on VA panels, so as long as you don't mind some potential hassle exchanging these as others have had to, it's an outstanding value.
Also, forget the internal speakers, Acer clearly did, but this is a budget monitor when it comes down to it, so it should be no surprise, and most built in monitor speakers are horrid anyhow.
So far no issues and delivers as it promises. But the picture quality is good and not excellent as some of the gamers might expect.
The inbuilt speakers are as good a not there but the headphone jacks is a good addition to use an external speaker.
Overall a good product for regular office work..
-Received Nov 19 2019, still has flickering issues.
-Does not include DisplayPort cable.
- Included HDMI didn't work at all.
- not true 1ms response time
-HDR is useless, only freesync 1 so you can't use both at the same time
-speakers are awful, but that's expected
-colours are good
-If the flickering was fixed this would be good at the price point
i like this monitor as part of my setup!!💖
looks modern and stylish to me..
perhaps because i was using 9 yrs old monitor.there are many monitors better than this in market offering better clarity and immersion..but i don wanna compare or judge ..as i respect anything that i own!!
It really is a shame too since the monitor looks amazing when it isn't glitching out. With this problem, I can't honestly recommend the monitor to anyone who intends to use it as their primary.
This was the first and last Acer monitor I will be purchasing.