Acer XB323U-GX (IPS)

Acer XB323U-GX (IPS)

Acer XB323U-GX (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
3.0
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.9/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.3/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor4.8/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.4/10
RESOLUTION: Fair6.1/10
BRIGHTNESS: Good7.0/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Very Good8.4/10
RESPONSE TIME: Good7.6/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.1/10

The Acer XB323U-GX with an IPS panel is a premium-priced 32-inch monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution that's suited for both productivity and gaming. It excels in competitive gaming thanks to its high refresh rate and very good total response time, along with features like variable refresh rate (VRR) range and strobing to reduce motion blur. The adjustable stand and range of ports enhance user convenience and connectivity options. For digital photo editing, it offers excellent sRGB and AdobeRGB color coverage, which is also favorable for print photo editing. However, this monitor is not the optimal choice for HDR gaming or media consumption due to its fair performance in contrast and color volume, and its HDR peak brightness is lower than ideal for true HDR experiences. Its text quality and image clarity are reasonable, suitable for everyday use. If your priority is competitive gaming and photo editing, and you are okay with acceptable but not top-tier HDR performance, this monitor could be a good fit for you. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good color coverage for photo editing
  • High refresh rate for smooth gaming
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomic setup
  • Wider VRR range for gaming stability
Cons
  • Below average brightness in HDR
  • Limited HDR gaming and video editing
  • Average text clarity and sharpness
  • Lower contrast could affect depth

Ratings by Category

Casual Gaming:
3.0
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,147
Screen Size
32"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Local Dimming Zones
16

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1000:1
SDR Peak Brightness
400 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
600 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
173.4 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
8 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
48 - 270 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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8.5/10
Ghosting Score
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7.6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
91 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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6.1/10
Image Clarity Score
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6.1/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
1
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
1

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