Acer XF240H: 144Hz 24-inch FreeSync TN Gaming Monitor

The Acer XF240H is a 144Hz monitor that features a 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p Full HD). This gaming monitor has a TN panel with a consistently lit backlight. That being said it does have the same setbacks typically seen in most TN panels: subpar color reproduction, low contrast ratio, and limited viewing angles. These drawbacks, however, won’t concern most gamers as they have a limited impact on competitive gaming. If they are then the alternative is a more costly monitor with an IPS panel. This gaming monitor is equipped with a typical response time of 1ms and brightness of 350cd/m², which is likewise more or less what you would expect out of a monitor like this.

What primarily sets the Acer XF240H apart from other monitors in the same price range is its inclusion of AMD’s FreeSync technology. This enables users to experience smoother gameplay by matching the monitor’s refresh rate with your graphics card frame rate and in doing so avoiding so any tearing or stuttering that would otherwise be present. Note that to take advantage of this feature you’ll need a FreeSync compatible AMD card. Alternatively the Acer XB240H, a G-Sync version of the same monitor, also exists if have an NVIDIA graphics card. You should expect to pay a premium on such monitors because they include a proprietary G-Sync module and as result increase monitor cost.

Acer XF240H detail

The Acer XF240H is a very nicely designed monitor has a sleek looking red and gray color combination. The stand is adjustable and allows height, swivel, and tilt adjustments, enabling the user to fully customize their viewing preference. On the right-hand side of the Acer XF240H you can find five buttons. These are predictably used to control the OSD and have a nice tactile feel to them. The buttons are used to enable GAME mode which allows for an overlay of a crosshair of your choice on the middle of the screen. A neat feature for some while gimmicky for others. After all, it’s not something that would be of much use in most games or help in competitive gameplay.

Acer XF240H Specifications
Panel TypeTN
Screen Size24 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms
Adaptive SyncFreeSync
Connection Option(s)DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, USB
Built-in SpeakersYes
VESA Mount CompatibilityYes
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Dan Alder
Dan Alder
Dan's logged far too many hours in CS 1.6 and reminisces about LAN parties back in the good ol' days. He's also an engineer that's interested in anything to do with tech.

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