Acer XG270HU vs Asus MG279Q vs Benq XL2730

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Acer XG270HU
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Slightly bigger display diagonal Edit
The Acer XG270HU has a display diagonal of 68.6cm, whereas the Asus MG279Q is only a 68.47cm display diagonal PC monitor (0.13cm smaller).
Three times faster response time Edit
The Acer XG270HU is a 1ms response time PC monitor, and so does the Benq XL2730. That's 3ms faster than the Asus MG279Q (1ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

4kg lighter Edit
The Acer XG270HU is a 3.5kg weight PC monitor. That's 3.8kg lighter than the Asus MG279Q (7.5kg) and 4kg lighter than the Benq XL2730 (7.5kg).
4.6mm shorter Edit
Acer XG270HU is 368mm tall (as does the Asus MG279Q), but the Benq XL2730 is a 372.6mm tall PC monitor (4.6mm taller).
68% shallower Edit
The Acer XG270HU is a 37.5mm deep PC monitor. That's 25.5mm shallower than the Asus MG279Q (61mm) and 23.5mm shallower than the Benq XL2730 (61mm).
A little narrower Edit
Acer XG270HU is 614mm wide, but the Asus MG279Q is a 625mm wide PC monitor (11mm wider) and the Benq XL2730 is a 633.7mm wide PC monitor (19.7mm wider).
14 Reasons For
More display colour count Edit
Asus MG279Q is 16.77M display colours, and so does the Benq XL2730. That's 16.77M more than the Acer XG270HU (16.77M).
178° wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 178° wider than the Acer XG270HU (160°) and 18° wider than the Benq XL2730 (160°).
178° wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus MG279Q has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, whereas the Acer XG270HU is only a unknown° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (178° narrower) and the Benq XL2730 is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
100% larger color gamut Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 100% color gamut PC monitor. That's 100% larger than the Acer XG270HU (72%) and 28% larger than the Benq XL2730 (72%).
Two HDMI ports Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a two HDMI port PC monitor, and so does the Benq XL2730, whereas the Acer XG270HU only has one HDMI port.
Three USB Type-A downstream ports Edit
The number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the Asus MG279Q is three, but the Benq XL2730 only has two USB Type-A downstream ports. Read more

We do not know the number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the Acer XG270HU. It is possible that it does not have any USB Type-A downstream ports.

Higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus MG279Q has an RMS rated audio power of 4W, but the Acer XG270HU is only a unknownW RMS rated audio power PC monitor (4W lower). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Adjustable height Edit
The Asus MG279Q has an adjustable height, and so does the Benq XL2730, however the Acer XG270HU does not.
Moderately shorter Edit
Asus MG279Q is 368mm tall (as does the Acer XG270HU), but the Benq XL2730 is a 372.6mm tall PC monitor (4.6mm taller).
Available from 28 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £42.15
The Asus MG279Q is £42.15 cheaper to run than the Benq XL2730 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Asus MG279Q is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 16393 by sales volume in our PC monitors, whereas the Acer XG270HU ranks No. 29702 and the Benq XL2730 ranks No. 36678.
Eleven more awards
The Asus MG279Q has 19 awards, but the Acer XG270HU has 8 awards and the Benq XL2730 has 11 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 37 reviews, the Asus MG279Q has an average expert review score of 86%, whereas the Acer XG270HU has an average rating of 70% (based on 21 reviews) and the Benq XL2730 has an average rating of 81% (based on 30 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Bigger viewable height Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a viewable height of 335.66mm, but the Acer XG270HU is only a unknownmm viewable height PC monitor (335.66mm smaller).
Vastly bigger viewable width Edit
The Benq XL2730 is a 596.74mm viewable width PC monitor. That's 596.74mm bigger than the Acer XG270HU (596.74mm).
Vastly more display colour count Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a display colour count of 16.77M (as does the Asus MG279Q), however the Acer XG270HU is only a unknownM display colours PC monitor (16.77M less).
Three times faster response time Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a response time of 1ms (as does the Acer XG270HU), whereas the Asus MG279Q is a 4ms response time PC monitor (3ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Benq XL2730 is two (as does the Asus MG279Q), but the Acer XG270HU only has one HDMI port.
140mm higher maximum height adjustment Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a maximum height adjustment of 140mm, whereas the Acer XG270HU is only a unknownmm maximum height adjustment PC monitor (140mm lower).
Adjustable height Edit
The Benq XL2730 has an adjustable height (as does the Asus MG279Q), whereas the Acer XG270HU does not have an adjustable height.
Cheaper by £52
The Benq XL2730 costs £259.99, whereas the Acer XG270HU is £312.00 and the Asus MG279Q is £349.99.
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Benq XL2730 is 95% based on 97 reviews, but the average rating of the Acer XG270HU is 92% (based on 41 reviews) and the average rating of the Asus MG279Q is 73% (based on 90 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Acer XG270HU is a one HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Benq XL2730 only has two HDMI ports.
Does not have an adjustable height Edit
The Acer XG270HU does not have an adjustable height, but the Asus MG279Q and the Benq XL2730 have an adjustable height.
£52 more expensive
The Acer XG270HU is more expensive than the Benq XL2730 by £52.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 9 shops sells the Acer XG270HU, but 37 sellers sell the Asus MG279Q and 20 sellers sell the Benq XL2730. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Two months older
The Acer XG270HU is older than the Asus MG279Q by two months. The Acer XG270HU is the same age as the Benq XL2730.
Worse selling
The Acer XG270HU ranks No. 29702 by sales volume, whereas the Asus MG279Q ranks No. 16393.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Acer XG270HU has received 8 awards, the Asus MG279Q has received 19 awards and the Benq XL2730 has received 11 awards.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Acer XG270HU is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus MG279Q is 86% (based on 37 reviews) and the Benq XL2730 is 81% (based on 30 reviews).
Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Acer XG270HU is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq XL2730 is 95% (based on 97 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
0.13cm smaller display diagonal Edit
The Asus MG279Q has a display diagonal of 68.47cm, whereas the Acer XG270HU is a 68.6cm display diagonal PC monitor (0.13cm bigger).
Slower response time Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 4ms response time PC monitor. That's 3ms slower than the Acer XG270HU and the Benq XL2730 (1ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Heavier Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 7.3kg weight PC monitor. That's 3.8kg heavier than the Acer XG270HU (7.5kg) and 200g lighter than the Benq XL2730 (7.5kg).
Deeper Edit
The Asus MG279Q is a 63mm deep PC monitor. That's 25.5mm deeper than the Acer XG270HU (61mm) and 2mm deeper than the Benq XL2730 (61mm).
11mm wider Edit
Asus MG279Q is 625mm wide, but the Acer XG270HU is a 614mm wide PC monitor (11mm narrower) and the Benq XL2730 is a 633.7mm wide PC monitor (8.7mm wider).
£90 more expensive
The Asus MG279Q is more expensive than the Acer XG270HU by £37.99 and more expensive than the Benq XL2730 by £90.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Asus MG279Q is only 73%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer XG270HU is 92% (based on 41 reviews) and the Benq XL2730 is 95% (based on 97 reviews).
14 Reasons Against
Narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°, but the Acer XG270HU is a unknown° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (160° narrower) and the Asus MG279Q is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Benq XL2730 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 170° wider than the Acer XG270HU (170°) and 8° narrower than the Asus MG279Q (170°).
28% smaller color gamut Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a color gamut of 72%, but the Acer XG270HU is a unknown% color gamut PC monitor (72% smaller) and the Asus MG279Q is a 100% color gamut PC monitor (28% larger).
One less USB Type-A downstream port Edit
The Benq XL2730 has two USB Type-A downstream ports, however the Asus MG279Q only has three USB Type-A downstream ports. Read more

We do not know the number of USB Type-A downstream ports on the Acer XG270HU. It is possible that it does not have any USB Type-A downstream ports.

Hugely heavier Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a weight of 7.5kg, but the Acer XG270HU is a 3.5kg weight PC monitor (4kg lighter) and the Asus MG279Q is a 7.3kg weight PC monitor (200g lighter).
2% taller Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a height of 372.6mm. That's 4.6mm taller than the Acer XG270HU and the Asus MG279Q (372.6mm).
A lot deeper Edit
Benq XL2730 is 61mm deep, but the Acer XG270HU is a 37.5mm deep PC monitor (23.5mm shallower) and the Asus MG279Q is a 63mm deep PC monitor (2mm deeper).
Wider Edit
The Benq XL2730 has a width of 633.7mm. That's 19.7mm wider than the Acer XG270HU (633.7mm) and 8.7mm wider than the Asus MG279Q (633.7mm).
Not as many stockists
The Benq XL2730 is only stocked by 20 shops, however the Asus MG279Q is stocked by 37 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by two months
The Benq XL2730 is two months older than the Asus MG279Q. The Benq XL2730 is the same age as the Acer XG270HU.
Higher running costs over five years by £42.15
The running costs of the Benq XL2730 are £104.16 which is £42.15 more than the Asus MG279Q over five years. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Benq XL2730 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 36678 by number of sales in our PC monitors, but the Acer XG270HU ranks No. 29702 and the Asus MG279Q ranks No. 16393.
Eight less awards
The Benq XL2730 has only received 11 awards, however the Asus MG279Q has received 19 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Benq XL2730 has an average expert score of 81%, but the Asus MG279Q has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 37 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
guru3d.com: Recommended
HEXUS.net: Approved
hispazone.com: Best for Games
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended
tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended
tomshw.it: Editor Recommended
ua.gecid.com: The Choice of Gamers
vido.com.ua: Recommended
19 Awards
3dnews.ru: Recommended
chip.com.my: Editor's Choice
cnews.cz: Smart Buy
guru3d.com: Recommended
hardware.info: Excellent
HEXUS.net: Recommended
insidegeeks.net: Recommended
itwriter.ru: Recommended
kitguru.net: Worth Buying
legitreviews.com: Recommended
nordichardware.se: Best Product
pclab.pl: Recommended
pcper.com: Gold
profesionalreview.com: Platinum
SweClockers.com: Good Product
thg.ru: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended
tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended
tomshw.it: Editor Recommended
11 Awards
avforums.com: Recommended
chip.com.my: Outstanding
hardwareheaven.com: Performance Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcgameware.co.uk: Silver
tek.no: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Editor Recommended
tomshardware.com: Editor Recommended
tomshw.it: Editor Recommended
XSreviews.co.uk: Editor's Choice
xtremehardware.com: Performance Award

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 21 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 62.01
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 62.01
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 412.00
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 104.16
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 104.16
Purchase price £ 259.99
Total cost of ownership £ 364.15
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.31T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.52T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
27" 27" 27"
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Graphics Resolution
 2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
 2560 x 1440
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
BEST
 Wide Quad HD
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
SRGB Display Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 SRGB display feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 35 - 144 56 - 144
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 51.2 - 221.97 56 - 144
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 335.66mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 596.74mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 120
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 120
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.233 x 0.233 0.233 x 0.233
Display Colour Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.77M 16.77M
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178° 170°
Typical Contrast Ratio
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
68.6cm
BEST
68.47cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
350 cd/m² 350 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
4ms 1ms
BEST
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data 100% 72%
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DisplayPort
1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 3
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
2
BEST
Mini DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 3
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 2
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
AC Power in Port
 AC power in port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated TV Tuner
 Integrated TV tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN port

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90
Maximum Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 140mm
Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
 Adjustable height
BEST
 Adjustable height
BEST
Tilt Angle
-5 - 15 20 - -5 -5 - 20
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling base
 Swivelling base
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data -45 - 45
Cable Lock Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cable lock slot
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivoting Base
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivoting base
 Pivoting base
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 17
On Screen Menu Display
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen menu display
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 38.7W
BEST
65W
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 38.7W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 90 - 264
 90 - 264
 90 - 264
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 90-264
 9
 90
 90-264
 9
 90
 90-264
 9
 90

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 RoHS
BEST
 RoHS
Energy Star Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.5kg
BEST
10.8kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 452mm
BEST
703mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm
BEST
245mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 753mm 486mm
BEST
Weight With Stand
3.9kg
BEST
7.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
451mm 559mm 417.4mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
206mm
BEST
238mm 226mm
Width With Stand
614mm
BEST
625mm 633.7mm
Weight
3.5kg
BEST
7.3kg 7.5kg
Height
368mm
BEST
368mm
BEST
372.6mm
Depth
37.5mm
BEST
63mm 61mm
Width
614mm
BEST
625mm 633.7mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
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 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 USB
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