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Acer's epic 27-inch curved display is the Black Friday gaming monitor to beat

Black Friday gaming monitor deal - 27" Acer XZ1 Curved Gaming Monitor
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Black Friday deals are in full-swing, which means now's the time to get all your tech gear without breaking the back, including this big Black Friday gaming monitor deal. With more Cyber Monday deals right around the corner, you can expect a full weekend of slashed prices.

Along with the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals, we've been keeping an eye out for gaming monitors. Good thing, too, because Acer just dropped the price on its 27" XZ1 Curved Gaming Monitor to $199.99 from $299.99. 

Acer 27" XZ1 Curved Gaming Monitor: was $299 now $199.
This Full HD gaming monitor from Acer features a 144 Hz refresh rate, 250 nits of brightness, and a 1 ms MP Response Time. It also support AMD's FreeSync and Low Frame Rate technology, plus Acer's Black Boost for that extra edge in online multiplayers.
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Acer may be better known for its gaming laptops—more than one of which appears in our roundup of the best gaming laptop Black Friday deals—but it's been quietly adding some top-notch monitors to its lineup that are worth your attention.

The 27" XZ1 Full HD, curved gaming monitor has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The XZ1 lineup features a broad color rage, with up to 85% of the NTSC color space—that's more than the full sRGB color gamut. You also get a 3,000:1 native contrast ratio, AMD FreeSync functionality, and 250 nits of brightness.

Deals like this only come once a year, so if you've been holding off for a great price on a gaming monitor, now's your chance. Pair it with this killer Bose Black Friday headphone deal, and you've got yourself a perfect gaming storm. 

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Christian Rigg

Christian is a freelance writer and content project manager with over six years' experience writing and leading teams in finance and technology for some of the world's largest online publishers, including TechRadar and Tom's Guide.