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Only Released Eight Months Ago
The R271 was only relased by Acer eight months ago. Newer flatpanel monitors like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
Acer LCD Screens Have Good Reviews
Based on 3,067 user and expert reviews, Acer has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec PC screens that have been around for the last year.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the HP 27es[plb_3710142_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo T2324[plb_2910663_price] which is cheaper.
Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)
With a display diagonal (metric) of 68.6 centimeters, the Acer R271 has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the recently released similar spec PC monitors the display diagonal (metric)s range from 49cm to 820cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 73cm.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This flatpanel monitor has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Acer R271 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other latest medium monitors which have a built-in speaker(s).
Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Philips 241B7QPJEB[plb_3830320_price], or the Acer XF240H[plb_3086845_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most recently released medium monitors do not have a built-in camera. The Acer R271 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Philips 241B7QPJKEB[plb_3861282_price], or the Lenovo T2424z[plb_3008864_price].
The Acer R271 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the R271 are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Most comparable spec PC screens that were released in the last 12 months do not have a card reader integrated. The Acer R271 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.
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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
Across all the new medium monitors the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 15 degrees, the Acer R271 has one of the narrowest viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
When compared to other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months that we have checked the viewing angle, horizontal of, the Acer R271's viewing angle, horizontal of only -5 degrees is one of the narrowest. Across all the PC displays that were released around the same time as the R271 the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 180°.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.
Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Across all the recently released PC monitors the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.21W to 52W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 7.3W. The Acer R271 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s (26 Watts) amongst PC displays of this age.
1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Full HD, HD
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Built-In USB Hub
TV Tuner Integrated
Colour of Product
Thin Client Installed
-5 - 15
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (average)
Power Consumption (max)
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Quick Start Guide
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