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Acer XB270HU PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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G-SYNC & Ultra HDThese are the world's first monitors that combine NVIDIA G-SYNC technology with Ultra HD 4K2K resolution. This means you get no tearing, no stuttering -- just buttery smoothness... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

Two experts from sites including prad.de and tweakers.net have rated this LCD screen on average 80%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this LCD screen is 76 out of 100 based on 67 owner reviews.

Robust

A number of Acer XB270 owners who bought it thought it was well made. In November last year Greytide rated the product as very good and mentioned on Amazon “The build quality is fine” in their review. Hugo he wrote in his review of the Acer XB270 on Amazon “Very good monitor, built quality could be a bit better.”. John said in his review of the Acer XB270 in November last year “The monitor is superb in terms of build quality, colour, clarity”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. James wrote in his review of the Acer XB270 on Amazon “The bezel and stand is gloss black and is just a haven for fingerprints and also scratches easy if you wipe it” but despite that he rated it 60 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Last year Sion Griffiths scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “The VESA stand is incredibly sturdy and the tilt/raise/swivel action has a nice feel”.

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Nice Design

A few people considered that it was smooth. Eddie Strike said in his review “Enjoy glorious IPS colors along with smooth as baby butt gsync”. James mentioned in his review of the Acer XB270 “Plus with the added gsync (if your card supports) eliminates all tearing and makes games smooth” nonetheless he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Jamie said on Amazon “Amazing monitor very smooth and very crisp” in his review of this PC monitor.

Several people who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Dom Burgess wrote “Considering this monitor used to be £700 I think that's pretty good, especially when you consider it's specs”. Magnus Reay said “Feature packed monitor with excellent IPS style panel designed specifically for gaming” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Wes said “For the price when overclocked is pretty damn cool -”.

One customer thought it had a thick frame.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Adam Sidnell said in his review on Amazon “This is an awful monitor I will await Asus's ips rog swift and hope for better quality”. Alex W. mentioned on Amazon “The quality is great” in his Acer XB270 review. In November last year Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “I've read this is comparable in quality and I would believe it based on my use” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

Five customers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had a good experience. This month G H Fullerton said on Amazon “Changed my gaming experience entirely” in their review. I. P. D. Morrow rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their Acer XB270 review “The faster refresh tied with G-Sync makes for an amazing gaming experience”. A few weeks ago Jack gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “G-sync really is a game-changer, I no longer have to worry about getting locked frame rates for a smooth experience as it is all taken care of for me now”.

A number of Acer XB270 owners thought it was easy to use. Dom Burgess wrote on Amazon “Movies look great.) 4X USB 3.0 Connections (Good for charging devices like phones or tablets.) Fully Adjustable Stand! (Tilt, swivel and rotate control.) VESA” in their review of this PC monitor. Jeremy Thomas gave the product a very good review score and he mentioned in November last year “The additional USB sockets are quite handy”. Magnus Reay wrote in their review of the Acer XB270 “The traditional approach to eliminating tearing is to use vsync which is built into many games automatically (Mass Effect games for example) or is an option in the graphics settings” and scored this PC monitor 4 stars.

A number of Acer XB270 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Grandad mentioned last year “It definitely looks impressive and the setting up is so simple” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Mr. C. P. Dowdall said “So glad I chose the Acer, easy to set up”. Stephen wrote on Amazon last year “The monitor looks incredible and so smooth never gamed like it before! Setting up G-Sync is easy as turning it on in Nvidia control panel” in his review of the Acer XB270 and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person who reviewed the product said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Greytide said “Comfortable that Amazon have a great returns policy” in their review of this PC monitor. One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. John said in his review of this PC monitor in November last year “Easily fixed in the settings” .

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Good Picture Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The colours are vivid for an LED, not as good admittedly as an IPS display”. Dom Burgess said on Amazon “CS-GO plays are through the roof!) 178'-178' Viewing Angle (Means colours are great for movies”. Dom Burgess also said “So if you wanted 100% accurate vivid colours, you had to do it on a 60Hz panel which hurt a lot gamers- me included”.

Some Acer XB270 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. In November last year Grandad mentioned on Amazon “Ran the game at 60Hrz setting first, definitely improved the graphics, then I ran it at the 144hrz setting, BIG improvement, seeing is believing”. Jeremy Thomas gave the product an excellent review score and he said on Amazon “Disappears if you move away) and all-round perfect picture quality”. Piekko mentioned “The monitor has excellent picture quality with vibrant colours” .

One customer considered that it had a flickering image. In November last year Greytide said in their review of the Acer XB270 on Amazon “Flicker free screens in fantastic detail running at max resolution needs to be seen”. One customer said in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Stephen said in his Acer XB270 review on Amazon “When you exceed the monitors refresh rate V-sync kicks in”.

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Good Size

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Grandad said on Amazon in November last year “Good weight when both attached” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Some customers concluded that it was thin. Sion Griffiths gave it an excellent review and said on Amazon “The Monitor itself has a nice thin bezel and seems much more robust than I expected”. Wes said in his review “However the bezel is thin and I am using my own VESA stand that can rise higher than the stock XB27HU one” .

One person who reviewed it considered that it was thick. Jack wrote on Amazon in November “IPS technology is double thick icing on the cake” in his Acer XB270 review.

One Acer XB270 owner considered that this PC monitor was a good depth. In November John A. wrote “When I first received this monitor I was amazed at the quality of the panel, with excellent colour depth and super silky 144Hz movement.”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Acer XB270 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections.

Good Technical Features

One Acer XB270 owner who reviewed the Acer XB270 concluded that it had good features. Sean mentioned in his Acer XB270 review on Amazon “Once all set up the display was great, 1440p made windows feel fresh and the features of the monitor are top notch”.

Four Upstream Ports

The Acer XB270 has more upstream ports than most of the comparable spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago. This Acer PC screen is a four upstream port PC monitor compared to most of the flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB270 which only have between one and three upstream ports.

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Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for more than two years have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Acer XB270 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Acer XB270 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC monitor.

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Acer PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Acer medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC screens Acer is one of the better rated brands.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the e2250Swdnk[pl_1364842_price], and the I2473[pl_2254441_price] both from AOC or the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. The Acer XB270 has a very high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

The Acer XB270 is a five USB 3.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the XB270 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 597 millimeters, the Acer XB270 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst medium monitors of this age. The average viewable width of similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the XB270 is 520mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

The Acer XB270 has a quite big viewable height (336 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and spec to the XB270. Flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the XB270 the screen sizes range from 50cm to 770cm. At 69 centimeters, the Acer XB270 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Has Three Cables Included

The Acer XB270 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of this type and age. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this Acer PC display.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other PC screens of this age and spec that we have checked, the response time of the Acer XB270 of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. Across all the PC monitors of this age and spec the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. This year Danny mentioned on Amazon “As soon as you do you can't help” in his review and scored it 1 stars. Danny also wrote “Once you notice it you just can't help”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Acer XB270 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer XB270 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the XB270 are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the AOC D2769[plb_1563236_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer XB270 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the XB270 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the 272P4QPJKEB[pl_2997140_price], or the 241P4QPY[pl_1398366_price] both from Philips which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer XB270 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the XB270 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in other flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years is 50° and the widest is 180°. The Acer XB270 has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB270.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

At only 170 degrees, the Acer XB270 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XB270. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the XB270 is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Very Small Color Gamut

With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the Acer XB270 has a quite small color gamut compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the XB270. The smallest color gamut of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XB270 is 62% and the largest is 120%.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

The Acer XB270 has one of the shorter mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average mean time between failures of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the XB270 is 33,000h, and the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h.

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Heavy

At 7.9 kilograms, the Acer XB270 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the PC displays that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer XB270

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

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Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
Display Surface
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Viewable Height
Viewable Width
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Color Gamut
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Pixel Density
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Upstream Port
USB Upstream Port Type
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Mean Time Between Failures
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
Cable Lock Slot
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Quantity Per Pallet

Expert Reviews

(2)
14 October 2014

Als je op zoek bent naar een 1080p monitor met gsync EN 8bit scherm (ipv6bit) kom je al snel bij deze uit. Ik heb wat dither tests gedaan dus de monitor is echt 8bit of heeft 6bit FRC.. Dit was...

12 January 2015

Bei einem Gaming-Monitor kommt es in der Regel auf die Geschwindigkeit an und davon hat der Acer XB270HABPRZ jede Menge zu bieten. Hinzu kommt eine 144Hz-Darstellung und Nvidias G-Sync, was für...

G-Sync
ULMB
144Hz monitor
1MS grey to grey (volgens spec, niet specifiek kunnen testen)
Voelt stevig aan qya materiaal
De rotate voelt een beetje losjes aan, monitor is tikkie lastiger waterpas te krijgen, alleen displayport (vanwege g-sync)
Duurder door g-sync
USB hub onderaan scherm
Waardeloze standaard helderheid calibratie

User Reviews

(49)
(Verified Purchase)

So I brought this in December 2015 and today have just sent the 3rd replacement back to acer. I'm not normally a person to send items back as I don't mind doing minor things to make products work... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I was quite surprised to see the negative reviews on here - fortunately they are since I bought this monitor, otherwise I may have been put off! I have had no troubles with this monitor at all -... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

When I first received this monitor I was amazed at the quality of the panel, with excellent colour depth and super silky 144Hz movement. But my only problem was it arrived with a number of dead... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2016 by Jack
(Verified Purchase)

I was a bit reserved about spending this much money on a monitor but I had just bought a 980ti and wanted to make the most of it. I can tell you that this investment is well worth it. G-sync... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2016 by GoogleEyes
(Verified Purchase)

I Paid £619 for this monitor and it arrived with several dead pixels (in two locations on screen). As Acer (and the seller) did not class this as a faulty product ([...]) I had to return the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 1080, acer hub1, acer bg050, acer 100m1, acer hub1u, acer 1080p, acer xb270, acer bg070, acer hub1up, acer xb270h, pumps xb270, acer ace270, acer bg070a, acer bg050a, acer p231856, acer ace270x, acer bg070ac, acer p201808, acer bg050ac, acer 300cdm2, acer xb270ha, acer xb270hb, acer xb270hu, acer p226054, pumps xb270h, acer 350cdm2, pumps xb270hu, acer xb270hbm, acer xb270hud, acer p226054p
Barcodes 00635131604805, 00887899659881, 00887899962059, 04053162996601, 04713147427536, 04713147462834, 04713147881291, 04713392276422, 05054484778301, 05054533778306, 05054629646168, 05054629962190, 08878996598816

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