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Acer Z271

Acer Z271 PC Monitor

$589.99
$539.99 $50.00 cheaper than 12 days ago
tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
27" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Jul 2016
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This LCD screen received an "Editor's Choice" from Tomsguide.com who concluded that this flatpanel monitor was excellent.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and tomsguide.com the average expert rating of this PC screen is 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was smooth. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave this PC monitor a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology to correct screen tearing and provide silky smooth” in their review of the Acer Z271. Pcmag.com also mentioned “A fast refresh rate to deliver smooth gaming performance”.

A few Acer Z271 reviewers wrote that it was good looking. This month Pcmag.com said in their review on expert review site PC Mag “The Acer Predator Z271 is a good-looking 27-inch gaming monitor that uses a curved screen, Nvidia's G-Sync technology”. Expert review site Tomsguide.com wrote a few weeks ago “It will make just about all of your games look gorgeous at 1080p” in their review of the Acer Z271.

One customer reckoned that this PC monitor was neat. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote in October this year “The $599 Z1 has some neat lighting, makes most gam” in their review of the Acer Z271 and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had a good refresh rate.

Only Released Four Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor is one of the most recent LCD screens to be released.

Robust

One Acer Z271 reviewer concluded that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “The Predator Z271 ($599.99), offers the same edgy look and solid gaming performance as its siblings” in their review.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most PC monitors that came out in the last 12 months have between one and four USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Acer Z271 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Acer PC monitors and also specifically for Acer medium monitors and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months.

There are a number of other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including the iiyama GB2783QSU[plb_3810040_price] which has better reviews; or the Asus BE24AQLB[plb_3194464_price], or the LG 24UD58[plb_3760773_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the Z271, the Acer Z271 has a built-in speaker.

Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include the Benq PD2700Q[plb_3850314_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the DELL S2817Q[plb_3307743_price], or the Acer XB241H[plb_3314884_price].

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The Acer Z271 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec PC screens. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the Z271 have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year have horizontal viewing angles of between 65° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the Acer Z271 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very High RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of 14 Watts, the Acer Z271 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst medium monitors of this age. The RMS rated audio powers of latest medium monitors range from 0.5W to 20W.

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Fairly Big Viewable Height

At 336.3 millimeters, the Acer Z271 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last year. The average viewable height of new similar spec LCD screens is 770mm, and the viewable heights range from 230mm to 69,000mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Across all the new PC screens the screen sizes range from 49cm to 690cm. The Acer Z271 has one of the bigger screen sizes (69 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Acer Z271 has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. Across all the similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the Z271 the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were released in the last year.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Acer Z271 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z271 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price], or the Acer GN276HL[plb_3495354_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer Z271 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other recently released medium monitors also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer Z271 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other new similar spec PC displays also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

At only 120 millimeters, the Acer Z271 has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been available for the last year. The average maximum height adjustment of recently released medium monitors is 130mm.

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Heavy

The Acer Z271 is quite heavy (7.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year. The lightest new similar spec PC monitor is 2.6g weight, the heaviest is 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Z271

Average Width

With a width of 619 millimeters, the Acer Z271 has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released in the last year.

Alternative PC monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the LG 27UD88-W[plb_3355935_price] (615mm).

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1 Award

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 September 2016

The Acer Predator Z271 is a good-looking 27-inch gaming monitor that uses a curved screen, Nvidia's G-Sync technology, and a fast refresh rate to deliver smooth gaming performance...

4 August 2016

There's a lot to like about the Acer Predator Z1. It looks cool, it's responsive and it will make just about all of your games look gorgeous at 1080p. Its highly adjustable stand makes it a breeze...

Tomsguide.com

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Electricity cost when switched on $33.36
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $35.71
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer z271, acer 100m1, acer xz271, acer z271t, acer xz271b, acer xz271bm, acer 300cdm2, acer xz271bmi, acer 1920x1080, acer xz271bmij, acer umhx1ee023, acer xz271bmijp, acer umhz1eea01, acer umhb0ee009, acer umhx1ee019, acer xz271bmijpp, acer xz271bmijpph, acer xz271bmijpphz, acer xz271bmijpphzx
Barcodes 00888863717354, 04713392553660, 04713392553707

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