Acer Predator XB271HU vs Asus PG279Q
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Acer Predator XB271HUvsAsus PG279Q

Acer Predator XB271HU

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 27" PC screen, with low running costs
94
Reviews
159 Reviews + 7 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
72
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 4ms Aug 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution 3D Response Time Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
3D No
Response Time 4ms
Release Date Aug 2015
Asus PG279Q

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Asus PG279Q

$699.31
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" PC screen, with OK running costs and good features
94
Reviews
480 Reviews + 28 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$190 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 4ms Sep 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution 3D Response Time Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
3D No
Response Time 4ms
Release Date Sep 2015
Acer Predator XB271HU

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 27" PC screen, with low running costs
94
Reviews
159 Reviews + 7 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
72
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 4ms Aug 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution 3D Response Time Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
3D No
Response Time 4ms
Release Date Aug 2015
Asus PG279Q

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Asus PG279Q

$699.31
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" PC screen, with OK running costs and good features
94
Reviews
480 Reviews + 28 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
63
Running Costs
$190 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels No 4ms Sep 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution 3D Response Time Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
3D No
Response Time 4ms
Release Date Sep 2015

Top Prices

Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
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ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor with DP and HDMI ports
$699.31
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ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Gaming Monitor
$741.56
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Best Buy
Asus - 27" IPS LED HD GSync Monitor - Black PG279Q
$741.99
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techprosales99
ASUS PG279Q ROG SWIFT 27" IPS WQHD GAMING LED MONITOR (Brand new, unopened) - on
$859.00
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ASUS PG279Q 27" Wide Quad HD IPS Matt Black computer monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$1,110.50
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Reasons For

Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
2 Reasons For
Cheaper to Run by $133 Over Five Years
The Acer Predator XB271HU only costs $65 to run over five years however the Asus PG279Q costs $198 to run (206% more).
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User Reviews Are Better
The average user review score of the Acer Predator XB271HU is 86% based on 100 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Asus PG279Q is 80% (based on 320 reviews).
8 Reasons For
20 More Awards
The Asus PG279Q has 28 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Acer Predator XB271HU has 8 awards.
Better Expert Reviews
Based on 71 expert reviews, the Asus PG279Q has an average review score of 89%, however the Acer Predator XB271HU has an average rating of 84% (based on 27 reviews).
Better Brand
Asus PC monitors have an average rating of 88.2%, whereas Acer has an average rating of 85.7%.
Better Monitornerds.com Review Score
The Asus PG279Q has a Monitornerds.com review score of 98%, whereas the Acer Predator XB271HU's rating was only 84% from the same site.
Better Lydogbillede.dk Review Score
Lydogbillede.dk's Asus PG279Q review gave it a score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Acer Predator XB271HU was only 83% from the same site.
Better Benchmark.pl Review Score
The Asus PG279Q has a Benchmark.pl review score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Acer Predator XB271HU was only 92% from the same site.
Better Ljudochbild.se Review Score
Ljudochbild.se gave the Asus PG279Q a review score of 100%, whereas the Acer Predator XB271HU only has a rating of 83% from the same site.
Better Lydogbilde.no Review Score
The Asus PG279Q has a review score of 100% from Lydogbilde.no, whereas the Acer Predator XB271HU's rating was only 83% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Asus PG279Q has more awards than the Acer Predator XB271HU. The Asus PG279Q has 28 awards, where as the Acer Predator XB271HU has 8 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
8 Awards
benchmark.pl: Good Product chip.com.my: Outstanding hardware.info: Ulitmate legitreviews.com: Recommended pcauthority.com.au: Recommended techpowerup.com: Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews: Recommended uk.hardware.info: Ulitmate
28 Awards Best
3dnews.ru: Recommended chip.com.my: Editor's Choice cnews.cz: We Want It Digital Versus: 5 Star Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product gamestar.de: Platinum hardware.info: Ulitmate hardwareluxx.ru: Excellent Hardware HEXUS.net: Innovation hothardware.com: Editor's Choice itwriter.ru: Recommended ixbt.com: Original Design ljudochbild.se: Best Buy Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 6 Star ocdrift.com: Editor's Choice padbyte.com: Flawless pckoloji.com.tr: Best product of the Year 2015 pclab.pl: Power Award pcper.com: Gold pokde.net: Gold Award SweClockers.com: Recommended tek.no: Recommended tftcentral.co.uk: Approved tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended tweaktown.com: Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info: Ulitmate

Average Expert Rating

The Asus PG279Q has better expert reviews than the Acer Predator XB271HU. The average expert reviews score for the Asus PG279Q is 89% based on 71 reviews, where as the average score for the Acer Predator XB271HU is 84% based on 27 reviews.
Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
5 stars
11 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
21 reviews
4 stars
10 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Acer Predator XB271HU has better user reviews than the Asus PG279Q. The average user reviews score for the Acer Predator XB271HU is 86% based on 100 reviews, where as the average score for the Asus PG279Q is 80% based on 320 reviews.
Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Best
5 stars
62 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
5 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
7 reviews
5 stars
182 reviews
4 stars
49 reviews
3 stars
29 reviews
2 stars
34 reviews
1 star
26 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Asus has a better average brand rating than Acer. The average brand rating for Asus is 88.19% based on 43,287 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Acer is 85.68% based on 9,841 reviews.
Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Acer

86

86

Based on 9,841 reviews
Asus

88

88

Based on 43,287 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Asus PG279Q than the Acer Predator XB271HU the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 12.1% recommend the product, based on a total of 431 reviews for the Asus PG279Q and 431 reviews for the Asus PG279Q.

Uk.hardware.info Review Score

Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Uk.hardware.info logo
The options available have never been more plentiful in the search for a gaming monitor. Nowadays we don't just get the choice of different monitor sizes and resolutions, but also higher refresh rates. The first models capable of displaying 240 frame...
Ulitmate
You have more than enough choices in gaming monitors and this article covers just a representative selection of them. Luckily, we can give you some recommendations based on our tests. For (semi-) pro gamers on Twitch streaming first person shooters, ...
Nov 2017
Uk.hardware.info logo
Middle of 2014 Asus brought out the first gaming WQHD monitor, the Republic of Gamers ?Swift? PG278Q. And for quite some time it was all alone on the market because Asus exclusively had the panel technology. Since then the technology and the competit...
Ulitmate
ASUS' hard work has put down a path for the other gaming monitors. We are very excited about all three of the models, which all have their strengths. We do not see any real downfalls from any of the MG278Q, the MG279Q, or the PG279Q. This makes it ha...
Mar 2016

Monitornerds.com Review Score

Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Monitornerds.com logo
The Acer Predator series of monitors are some of the acclaimed high-performance products we have n to date. At the recent IFA 2016 in Berlin, the company announced three updates to the Predator lineage, one of which is the Acer XB271HUT. This upgra.....
The XB271HUT is scheduled to be available across retailers in some parts of Europe for a whopping ?899 this month, but we yet to any listings which have the said product on their pages. The addition of Tobii Eye Tracking is quite exciting, as it may ...
Dec 2016
Best
Monitornerds.com logo
You can play a game on any monitor, but if you want it to look awesome and feel smooth, you are going to need a dedicated gaming display. Asus PG279Q tries to crown itself as the king in that category. But its price sets a high bar. This monitor make...
...
Jan 2016

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Acer Predator XB271HU? The Acer Predator XB271HU is one of a new breed of gaming monitors that not only features the high refresh rate you expect of a gaming display but has the great image quality you'd associate with an IPS panel too. W...
Recommended
Superb overall image quality
GSync eliminates tearing and stutter
165Hz IPS panel is fantastic for gaming
Good design and build quality
G-Sync, z IPS
Expensive
Only two inputs
Speakers are weak
AMD FreeSyncDisplayPort
Acer Predator XB271HU ? Image Quality This monitor is fantastic. It's bright, has strong contrast and accurate colours, and the step up in the consistency of the image compared to any TN-based gaming panel is huge. Plus, as mentioned on the previous ...
Jun 2016
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q? The Asus ROG Swift PG279Q is, on paper, the ideal 27-inch gaming monitor. It has an IPS panel, so overall image quality should be superb, plus it can refresh at up to 165Hz and includes G-Sync technology too. Unless...
Excellent image quality
IPS quality and fast refresh rate in one
Good build quality
Superb gaming experience
Expensive
Limited connectivity
Quality control issues
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q ? Image Quality As just mentioned, this display arrives looking pretty good right out of the box. That AHVA panel benefits from superb viewing angles, plus contrast is good with an obvious depth to dark areas of the image and a ...
Sep 2016

Chip.com.my Review Score

Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Chip.com.my logo
When it comes to PC gamers, the demand in quality can sometimes take outrageous directions. The best and the shiniest, in terms of looks or features, are aspects of a product that appeal to gamers young and veteran. It's no surprise that even monitor...
Outstanding
Visuals Ergonomics
Price
A fantastic gaming monitor that fits both gamers and professionals, but has a steep price tag that's scares away all but those with deep pockets.(previously published in issue February 2016)......
Mar 2016
Chip.com.my logo
ASUS has been in the monitor space for quite some time now, and launching displays meant for hardcore gaming is something they're very familiar with as well. As gaming tech continues to grow, so does the company's desire to release the biggest and th...
Editor's Choice
Amazing visuals
Features
None
The ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q G-Sync monitor is an amazing gaming monitor that elevates your gaming experience to the next level. No doubt it will be pricey no thanks to the G-Sync module built-in, but if you're looking to maximise your gaming experience...
Apr 2016

Date Released

Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
30 months old 29 months old Best

Key Features

Width

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Acer Predator XB271HU
Acer
Predator XB271HU
10 trees 0.38 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Asus PG279Q
Asus
PG279Q
30 trees 1.2 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Display Diagonal 27" 27"
Display Resolution
2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
Response Time 4ms 4ms
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Typical Contrast Ratio
1000:1
 1000:1
1000:1
 1000:1
Display
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Supported Graphics Resolutions
2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
HD Type
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Vertical Viewable Size 336mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewable Size 597mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
Display Colour Count 1,070M 16.77M
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric) 68.6cm 68.6cm
Display Brightness 350 Cd/m² 350 Cd/m²
Color Gamut Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
HDMI Port 1 1
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort 1 1
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port 4
BEST
2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Multimedia Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Speaker 2 2
RMS Rated Power 2W 4W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Pivot Angle Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment 150mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 5
 
 
 
Power Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Typical Power Consumption 29W
BEST
90W
Standby Power Consumption 0.42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (off) 0.39W
BEST
0.5W
 
 
 
Packaging Data Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 456mm
Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 300mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 756mm
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Height (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 552.53mm
Depth (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 237.9mm
Width (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 619.77mm
Weight 7kg 7kg
Height 401mm 362.96mm
Depth 268mm 65.98mm
Width 614mm 619.77mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Acer Predator XB271HU Asus PG279Q
Cables Included
HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI
 HDMI

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