the acer kg2 5 q1 is one of the cheapest144 hertz gaming monitors I've seen sofar so let's check it out and find outhow well it holds up and see if it'sworth buying the monitor has a twentyfour point five inch screen with a 16 by9 aspect ratio and runs with a 1080presolution so 1920 by 1080 nothingspecial about thathere's where it gets interesting thepanel runs with a 144 Hertz refresh ratehas a 1 millisecond greater grayresponse time and features AMD freesyncmaking it an excellent choice for gamersespecially when you consider that it canbe picked up for just 299 Australiandollars but it should be around 200 USdollars once available in the US that'spretty cheap and the lowest cost 144Hertz gaming monitor like this that Ifound so let's take a closer look andfind out what else is on offer as wellas any missing features which should beexpected at this price point as it's gotfree sync you'll need an AMD graphicscard to take advantage of thisunfortunately I've only got nvidia cardshere so I wasn't able to test that outmyself it's also a TN panel meaning thatit's going to look best directly fronton ASA list the viewing angles is 170degrees horizontally and 160 degreesvertically looking side-to-side I didn'tnotice too much of a changevertically was easier to notice thoughespecially when looking from underneathyou can see the colors shift in terms ofcolor accuracy I couldn't find anyinformation about this so went into myown testing expecting the worstusing the spider 5 Pro I was able totest the current color gamut of thedisplay and this resulted in 95% of srgb70% of NTSC and 73% of Adobe RGB so it'sactually not too badmuch better than I was expecting thescreen gets quite brad to with the peakbrightness of 400 nits i've alsoperformed my usual backlight bleed testwhich involves having the screencompletely black in a dark room to helpemphasize any bleeding I then take along exposure photo to display any bleedso this is a worst-case scenario test asyou can see here was basicallyfine in this regard although this willof course vary between monitors with theUFO test I wasn't able to see very muchghosting although it's difficult to showhere is my camera is only shooting at30fps so I can't really represent what Iactually see it's not all about thepanel though granted that's definitelythe selling point of this monitor takinga look at the rest of the monitor it'sgot a plastic black and red v-shapedstand it felt a little flimsy but itdoes the jobdespite the stand being covered inplastic it seems to be metal inside andit does a pretty good job of supportingthe panel even if I bump my desk it onlywobbles a little the bezels are fairlythin at around 7 millimeters or so basedon my own measurements the stand canalso be removed if you plan on insteadusing the 100 millimeter face amount asthe mount is above the stand connectoryou can still use it while connected tothe stand for example if you wanted tomount a knuckle something the on-screendisplay was pretty easy to use andnavigate through all of the buttons arefound on the front panel on the rightside making them very easy to access andsee what you're pressing the back likemuch of the rest of the monitor is amatte black plastic the two speakershave found towards the top and there'san ASA logo on the top right thespeaker's didn't sound that greatprobably as their rear facing and theydidn't get too loud either the i/o wason the back to what the bottom and facesdown on the left side of the standthere's the power input 3.
5 millimeteraudio input and headphone jack while onthe right there's a DVI port HDMI portand DisplayPort 1.
2 the HDMI pointsupports up to 120 Hertz so you'll needto use DisplayPort for the full 144Hertz refresh rate there's also aKensington lock nearby as for theincluded cables you get an HDMI cableDVI cable DisplayPort cable 3.
5millimeter audio cable and of coursepower cable and external power brickboth a stand and display together weighin at around 4.
2 kilos or just 3.
7 kilosfor the panel alone as for the overalldimensions the panel itself is aroundfifty five point eight centimeters inwidth 42 point nine centimeters inheight and five centimeters in depthunfortunately the monitor isn't veryadjustable it's got your typical minusfive to 15 degrees of tiltthat's about it there's no heightadjustment swivel or pivot availablehere if you really do need more optionsthough you could always attach it to amonitor are you seeing the 100millimeter face amount so far themonitor doesn't look too bad but how wasit to actually use day to day as you'dexpect while playing games everythinglooks super smooth due to the 144 Hertzrefresh rate and quick response time andI expect it would have been even furtherimproved if I could actually have madeuse of free sync it was a bit strangegoing down to a 24 inch monitor afterusing the larger one for so long butrealistically I think 24 inches is anall right size for 1080p gaming anywayin modern games you'll need a powerfulgraphics card to actually take advantageof the higher refresh rates but for lessdemanding eSports titles like overwatchand csgo you can get away with the lowerend graphics card especially if you'rewilling to drop the settings down a bitplaying overwatch on Ultra settings withmy nvidia 1080 ran well above 144 FPSand the gameplay was very smooth thewhole time I've also used the monitor toedit some recent videos too and as shownbefore the color gamut isn't too bad -my eyes are definitely look good enoughto get the job done as for the priceit's going for around 299 Australiandollars here in Australia whichtranslates to 225 US dollars for myinternational viewers but things usuallycost more here so it'll probably becloser to 200 u.
dollars when it'savailable making it one of the cheapestmonitors with a 144 Hertz refresh rateso what did you guys think of the kg2 51qf gaming monitor for meso I'm stillimpressed that we can now get 144 Hertzdisplays with free sync and onemillisecond response times for thisprice yeah it's definitely missing othernice to have features but these are thecore components needed for a greatgaming experience and I think it'sdefinitely delivering especiallyconsidering the price point they show -let me know your thoughts down in thecomments and leave a like if you foundthe information useful thanks forwatching and don't forget to subscribefor future tech videos like this one.