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This medium monitor received a rating of 80 out of 100 from flatpanel monitor expert review site PC Mag.
One Industry Award
The writer at one expert review site decided that this Acer PC monitor was terrific and gave it their highest award. PC Mag gave this PC display an "Editor's Choice" award.
Just Released Seven Months Ago
As one of the newer flatpanel monitors, this LCD screen is likely to have better features.
Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews
We checked 3,184 user and expert reviews for Acer LCD screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other recently released PC monitors, the XB271HK has a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the 29UC97C ($453.91), or the 34UM68-P ($394.00) both from LG or the iiyama XB2779QS-W1 is also worth considering.
Has One Cable Included
The Acer XB271HK has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for the last year. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|HDMI|USB are also found on this PC display.
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Quite Many Display Colour Count
Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB271HK the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the XB271HK has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Acer XB271HK is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution.
This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
The worst resolution across similar types of LCD screen is 720 x 400.
Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment
At 150 millimeters, the Acer XB271HK has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other new medium monitors. The lowest maximum height adjustment of new PC monitors is 20mm, the highest is 1,200mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 140mm.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
Recently released LCD screens have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the XB271HK has one of the brighter display brightness amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.
Quite Fast Response Time
Across all the PC monitors that came out in the last year the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. The XB271HK has one of the faster response times (only 4 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other latest medium monitors, the XB271HK does not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the Viewsonic VSD224.
Not 3D Compatible
The XB271HK is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other latest medium monitors are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Acer Predator XB271HU ($621.99).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The XB271HK does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VSD224.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
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Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on latest medium monitors.
Only One HDMI Port
Most similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the XB271HK have between one and three HDMI ports, including the XB271HK which has one HDMI port.
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LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer B296CL ($579.73), or the Viewsonic VX2778-SMHD ($359.99) which is cheaper.
3840 x 2160
4K Ultra HD, HD
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1.073 billion colours
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Built-In USB Hub
AC Power in Port
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-5 - 35
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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