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Acer Predator XB272 covers the basics

The gaming monitor's design rises a bit above average for its navigation joystick and a few more features than usual in the onscreen display.

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Like the XB252, but bigger

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G-Sync takes space

G-Sync monitors tend to be slightly thicker than FreeSync ones. If you care about that sort of thing.

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For side-by-side use

The display rotates, and the top bezel is sufficiently thin if you want to put two side by side and span your games.

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Two USB 3.0 on the side

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A lotta venting going on

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Base

The standard Predator base.

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Controls

You navigate the onscreen menus via a joystick, and the three buttons to the right control selection.

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Over Drive

Acer's Over Drive mode boosts the response time, but can introduce unwanted artifacts.

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And yet more custom settings

Keep in mind that many of these can be controlled via the Nvidia control panel.

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Yes, more custom settings

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Hot keys

You can map two of the buttons to bring up a particular menu.

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