The Acer ED273UR 27-inch curved WQHD FreeSync gaming monitor is down to $269.99 at Costco. You’ll need to be a Costco member to see this deal price. It’s $30 off what Costco normally sells it for and even lower compared to other retailers. The same monitor is almost $340 at Amazon through a third party and listed at $350 on the Acer website.
The display is 27 inches and has a widescreen VA panel. It’s a great option for gamers because it has a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440 with a refresh rate of 144Hz. If you play any shooters or online multiplayer games at all, a high refresh rate can really help you catch every detail of what’s going on around you. It also has a response time of 4ms. The curved screen really helps with immersion, and you can put multiple monitors together for an excellent setup.
AMD’s FreeSync tech will also be helpful for video games. It works with your AMD graphics card to reduce screen tearing. It’s also G-Sync compatible, which means if you have a Nvidia graphics card in the 10xx or 20xx series you can also get the adaptive sync to work with your system.
The monitor has several inputs including HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort. It comes with a DisplayPort so you can connect that way. If you want to get the full refresh rate and the best adaptive sync possible, you’ll want to use DisplayPort to connect to your computer.
Acer has several built-in technologies to help reduce eye fatigue for people that plan to spend a lot of time in front of this monitor. The VisionCare tech will reduce strain and keep your experience comfortable for a longer period of time. Use the VESA mounting on the back to attach the monitor to an arm mount or the wall and leave the stand behind.