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Acer XB270HU PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 10000000:1 LED Apr 2015
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18 Reasons For

Sixteen Industry Awards

Amongst LCD screens of a similar age and type, this Acer PC monitor is one of the most awarded.

The editors of Tweaktown.com, Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com, Pcper.com and Tomshw.it all decided that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at two other expert review sites both concluded that this PC display was outstanding and gave it one of their highest awards. Hardware.info gave this flatpanel monitor a "Gold Award" and it received a "Gold" award from Uk.hardware.info.

An other three expert review sites endorsed this LCD screen. The reviewer at 3dnews.ru wrote that this PC screen was well designed and gave it an "Innovative Design" award and it received a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews. This PC display also received a "Platinum" award from Gamestar.de who concluded it was exceptional.

This Acer flatpanel monitor received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, Hardwarecanucks.com gave it a "Dam Innovative" award and it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 88%. This puts this Acer PC monitor in the top 18% of all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Good

This PC screen has an average user rating of 82 out of 100 based on 177 user reviews.

Nice Design

A few Acer XB270H reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Acer XB270H was smooth. Larry the Loafer said in his Acer XB270H review in November last year “Graphics are superb and buttery smooth”. Tomsguide.com wrote “GSync tech makes gaming really smooth” in their review and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Tomsguide.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The Acer XB270H has a fairly slick design”. Kitguru.net mentioned in their Acer XB270H review in November “Solid stand and design” .

A number of Acer XB270H reviewers reckoned that it was good looking. One Acer XB270H owner reckoned that this PC monitor was ergonomic. Tomsguide.com wrote “Good range of ergonomic adjustments”.

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Good Product Quality

Six Acer XB270H owners who bought this PC monitor thought it was good quality. Expert website Tomsguide.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in November last year “The Acer XB270H gaming monitor delivers impressive picture quality and smooth G-Sync performance.” in their Acer XB270H review. Expertreviews.co.uk scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews also in November last year “Image quality is stunning and the best we've ever seen from a gami”. Expertreviews.co.uk also mentioned “With the best image quality we've ever seen from a gaming monitor, this Predator is at the top of the food chain”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Acer XB270H owners who bought the Acer XB270H thought it had good picture quality. Larry the Loafer mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “Loading battlfield 4, changed video settings in game and graphics are superb” and gave it a very good rating. Larry the Loafer also wrote “Battlefield 4 and Tom Clancy's The Division graphics are fantastic on this monitor, no tearing no stutter even if the game is running at 30fps in some places”. A few weeks ago Kitguru.net said “The picture quality is superb as well”.

One Acer XB270H reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Kitguru.net wrote a few weeks ago “Good default colours (Delta E 2.2” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info mentioned “A fast refresh rate and excellent colour reproduction is normally a combination that is hard to come by” in their review of the Acer XB270H.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers concluded that this PC monitor was easy to use the menus. Larry the Loafer mentioned on Amazon “The initial settings are a tad bright”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Even mid-range systems are maxing out settings on popular games with no issue.” in their Acer XB270H review.

Two people who purchased the product thought it had a good experience. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Acer XB270H review on PC Mag in November last year “G-Sync technologies to deliver a great gaming experience”. Two years ago Pcper.com wrote “Want the variable refresh rate technology of G-Sync to maintain a smooth and tear-free gaming experience”.

Two Acer XB270H owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Xsreviews.co.uk said on expert review site XSreviews.co.uk in November last year “With an attractive design that includes both impressive adjustability and a handy USB h” in their Acer XB270H review. Expert website Pcgamer.com mentioned “The first 144Hz model to use a beautiful IPS screen”.

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Robust

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Kitguru.net gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Acer XB270H review “Solid color and gray-scale performance”. Expert review site Pcper.com mentioned “The monitor is well built” in their review of the Acer XB270H.

Good Size

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was thin. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review last year “The bezel is fairly thin.” . Expert review site Digitalhippos.com said “Everything was slim, sleek” in their Acer XB270H review.

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections.

Acer Has Good PC Screen Reviews

On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews as do all LCD screens produced by Acer.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on LCD screens of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the DELL U2515H[plb_2680650_price], or the Benq XL2730[plb_2752099_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer XB270H has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB270H.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price], and the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Asus MG279Q[plb_2900144_price].

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XB270H is 130mm. At 150 millimeters, the Acer XB270H has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the XB270H.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XB270H is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer XB270H has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the XB270H.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Acer XB270H has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XB270H the screen sizes range from 48cm to 600cm.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer XB270H is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all PC displays that are a comparable age to the XB270H ranges from 720 x 400 to 4096 x 2160.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Acer XB270H has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the XB270H. The response times of medium monitors that are a similar age to the XB270H range from 1ms to 40ms.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the XB270H, the Acer XB270H does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XB270H, the Acer XB270H is not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC displays that were launched more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer XB270H is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The Acer XB270H has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This Acer LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XB270H. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

The mean time between failures of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the XB270H range from 30h to 70,000h. With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the Acer XB270H has one of the shorter mean time between failures amongst LCD screens of this age.

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16 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(30)
15 January 2016

There is a lot to like about the Acer Predator XB270HU. It works particularly well in 144Hz G-Sync mode, and is excellent for gaming with. The picture quality is superb as well. The high 377.9...

Kitguru.net

Extremely bright, colourful image quality
Flexible stand
144Hz GSync and Nvidia ULMB
1440p panel with 144Hz refresh rate
Excellent color accuracy
No builtin speakers or audio passthrough
Only a single DisplayPort input
Only one DisplayPort
Mediocre contrast
Very expensive
27 October 2015

Earlier this year Acer released the best gaming monitor on the planet, the first 144Hz model to use a beautiful IPS screen. The 27-inch, 2560x1440 G-Sync monitor replaced the Asus RoG Swift as our... Read more…

17 September 2015

The Acer XB270HU is the most expensive monitor in this round-up. At $1,099, it costs at least $100 more than the others. However, it is probably the best choice now if you are considering a... Read more…

16 September 2015

The Acer XB270HU is the most expensive monitor in this round-up. At $1,099, it costs at least $100 more than the others.However, it is probably the best choice now if you are considering a monitor... Read more…

7 September 2015

The conclusions in our G-SYNC monitor reviews have typically followed a preset path: the offerings offered superlative gaming experiences but fell woefully short in color reproduction, contrast...

Hardwarecanucks.com

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Matthew S.
(Verified Purchase)

Random internet polls have suggested nearly a 1/3 failure rate in terms of having to RMA this beast, and that's probably true. If any other brand offered the same spec sheet, I'd probably have... Read more…

Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Aaron P.
(Verified Purchase)

Not happy with the NewEgg service. Upon report of the issues, NewEgg customer service stated "However, this item is passed the return period by 165 days." This is comical since it's been 153 days... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Joshua K.
(Verified Purchase)

No USB 3.0 cable. In manual , under package contents the DP cable and USB cable are listed as optional. (?optionally included) Did some research. Acer website lists included display port cable... Read more…

Reviewed 4 April 2015 by Marco B.
(Verified Purchase)

As soon as I heard about this monitor back in early January I have checked every day on Newegg for availability. Even with that I had to get mine through a backorder and am writing this review... Read more…

Reviewed 6 May 2015 by Brandon A.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, I really like the monitor. For gaming, it is EXCELLENT. For photo editing, it's also EXCELLENT once calibrated. However, I do find the backlight bleed and the "IPS Glow" shininess to be... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $45.60
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Total running cost over 5 years $47.71
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers xb270h, xb270hu
Barcodes 00888863201839, 04713147462834, 04713147881321, 04713392276422, 05054629646168

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