Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, and all those that may fall in between!
I am No Time Dad, thank you for stopping by! Today, I am bringing you a review of the Acer ET322QK 4k monitor with free sync.
My First Step Into 4K
Before purchasing this monitor, I had been holding off on switching to 4K. For the longest time I was using a low quality 32″ 3D TV for computer gaming. I had the worst upscaling issues, refresh rate, and response time. However, I had gotten used to the size of the display and using DSR was providing acceptable enough results…or so I though.
Just minutes into plugging this beast in I had the realization that boy…Have I been missing out.
After getting used to a 32″ screen it would have been brutal downgrading in size. I knew I wanted a 4k screen but all I could find for under $500 USD were 27″ and below. Worse yet all the reviews for them were not enticing at the least. Then I noticed this gem hidden within my search results. 31.5″ for under $400. Essentially the same size I had and with all the bells and whistles!
This thing is gorgeous! I decided to boot up Path of Exile, a game that I had been playing recently in SDR “4k”, and the difference was like night and day. I wish more games had HDR support, it sure is beautiful. Have I to admit, I used HDR as my excuse to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for what must have been the 15th time.
While we are on the topic of HDR, it makes the windows desktop look like garbage. So, if you wind up purchasing this or any other monitor with HDR support, I’d toggle it off between watching 4k movies and playing games that support HDR.
The refresh rate for this thing is 60hz. If you are used to any higher, this might be a deal breaker for you. However, this monitor does have Freesync technology and Nvidia FINALLY enabled Freesync support across their line.
This monitor does not support simultaneous use of HDR and Freesync. You’ll have to choose one or the other.
The Ergostand is pretty awesome. This thing has all the versatility you need for ergonomic support.
It is also VESA 100mm x 100mm mountable.
The menu can be a little touchy as it is controlled via a joystick on the back of the unit, however the menu itself is very intuitive.
Getting all the above specs for under $400 is simply insane. I purchased mine for $354.99 and other users found it on sale for even cheaper.
The Bottom Line
Rating: 4/5 stars.
This thing is just great. Is it the best out there? Absolutely not, but if you need a budget entry into the 4k gaming world, I don’t think you will find anything better.
Crying Babies: 0/5
This monitor won’t break the bank, so you still have all the funds needed to keep your child diapered, fed, clothed and happy. It also comes in a large box that the kids will be sure to play with more than all the Christmas gifts you purchased them in the last 5 years.
Full disclosure: If you purchase this item via the link below, you will be supporting No Time Dad Media in the process. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. However, the views expressed in this review are mine and are in no way influenced by affiliation.
I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU for your time
Remember to laugh, stay kind, and have a wonderful day!
No Time Dad