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The experts at two expert review sites both liked this LCD screen. This flatpanel monitor received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement and the expert at PC Mag gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was brilliant.
On average, based on 114 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 80 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Several Acer K272HU reviewers who reviewed the Acer K272HU thought it had good picture quality. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned two years ago “Image quality is good straight out of the box” and scored the Acer K272HU 80 out of 100. expert website Alphr.com said “Serves up fine image quality for the money”.
Good Product Quality
A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review two years ago “Image quality is good straight out of the box”. expert review site Alphr.com wrote in their Acer K272HU review “Serves up fine image quality for the money”.
One Acer K272HU owner who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “To keep the cost down, Acer has kept hardware options pretty basic.” in their review of this PC monitors.
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Acer LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all PC displays built by Acer.
LED Display Type
This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this age and type.
There are a number of other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to consider including the LG 29UB65 which has a better Rating; or the NEC MultiSync E243 ($201.97) which is cheaper.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the Acer K272HU is 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the best contrast ratio across all PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.
Across similar types of PC screen the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think a cheaper PC monitor such as the Asus ML248 or you might consider a higher rated PC monitor such as the Asus PB287 ($345.99), and the Acer H276HL ($199.99) are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer K272HU has a built-in speaker. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.
Other PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus PB298 ($374.99), or the AOC G2770 ($239.99).
There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the iiyama XB2780HSU ($329.77).
Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer K272HU is more than most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC displays of this type and age.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the K272HU is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm. The Acer K272HU has a quite big display diagonal (69 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.
2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The Acer K272HU has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the K272HU is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
The average depth of flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 110mm. At only 50 millimeters, the Acer K272HU is quite shallow compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the K272HU.
Very Fast Response Time
The response times of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the K272HU range from 1ms to 69ms. The Acer K272HU has one of the faster response times (only 2 milliseconds) amongst PC displays of this age.
Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K272HU the widths range from 220mm to 5,200mm, and the average width is 580mm. When compared to other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago, the width of the Acer K272HU of only 441 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
The heights of LCD screens that have been around for more than two years range from 41mm to 4,800mm. At only 267 millimeters, the Acer K272HU is very short compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the K272HU are not 3D compatible. The Acer K272HU is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
The Acer K272HU does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.
The monitor is a great one if you happen to dodge the issue that I have.
Maybe acer will be nice and help me out??? I doubt it but who knows maybe they will see this fellow out and realized I have... Read more…
I really want to give it 5 eggs, but the backlight bleed out of the box was the worst I have ever seen out of the 20 or so monitors I have owned in the past 10 years. Coil whine only worries me a... Read more…
I have a 27 inch QHD270 Crossover IPS monitor, and though I like the pic and semi-glossy coating on my crossover more, the scaler, OSD settings and adjustments, connectivity and 3 year warranty... Read more…
This monitor is a great deal for $400... I wouldn't pay $500 for it unless you really needed the extra screen space. Displayport cable included is barely long enough to reach from the top of my... Read more…
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