Acer Predator XB252Q High Speed 240Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor Review

Inspecting The Acer Predator XB252Q

The Acer Predator XB252Q monitor is unassuming and sleek. The stand has a minor footprint in the shape of an asymmetrical "X", which resembles the stands used on the company's ultra-wide Z35 and some of its other gaming monitors. Yet this one is further subdued without the bright orange feet present on the others. Here everything is all black, save for the Predator logo in the middle of the bottom bezel. The bezels all around are relatively small as well, with just a hint of a border at the top and sides, though it is slightly larger and noticeable at the bottom. The panel is not edge-to-edge, but the bezels are unobtrusive in our opinion. At the bottom right is the power LED. And the stand also sports an opening for routing cables.
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For added versatility, the Predator XB252Q is height adjustable up to 4.5" and the panel can be tilted at -5˚ to 20˚ angles. It also pivots left to right and can swivel a full 90˚ into portrait mode, allowing for a variety of single or multi-monitor setups.

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The display also has a nice compliment of USB 3.0 ports. There are two around the back (not including the uplink port) and two more on the left side of the panel. One of them also works as a high-speed recharging port for devices like phones, keyboards, mice, game pads, etc.

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Around the back of the panel, underneath we see all of the ports for power, USB, and display connectivity. There is also a single audio jack but no mic input. Additionally, you won't find VGA or DVI support. The display only offers HMDI and DisplayPort connectivity options only.
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For added desk space, users can ditch the stand altogether and mount the Predator XB252Q to an arm, because it is also VESA mount compatible. Finally, at the back of the panel, on the lower left side, are the Power, Calibration, and OSD buttons. The next page will dive into this more specifically. The placement may seem odd, but in practice they make navigating the OSD a breeze.

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