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15 Reasons For
Some Acer K272HL owners who bought the Acer K272HL wrote that it was good value for money. Last year Don Douglass wrote on Amazon “Great price” in his review of this PC monitors. Geoff Hawley said in their review of the Acer K272HL on Amazon “Very very good value for money”. In August last year Jamie Johnston wrote “Good value and spec, loving it”.
A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Lee M. Chisholm said in his review of the Acer K272HL on Amazon “For a 'cheap' 27" monitor, this does everything I could have expected” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mark Richey mentioned in his review “Cheap and nasty looking - get a samsung” nonetheless gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.
One person thought it was cheap. Mark Mckaig mentioned “Good quality at a budget”.
Good Product Quality
A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Last year Don Douglass said “Great quality” in his review of this PC monitors. Jamie Johnston mentioned in his review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Great upgrade from his old monitor and good value for HD quality spec at 27” and gave this PC monitors a rating of 99 out of 100. Last year Littlebird wrote on Amazon “Good quality, no complaints” in their Acer K272HL review.
Easy to Use
A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Crystal clear, simple to set up” in their review of the Acer K272HL and rated it 5 stars. C. Christoforou wrote two years ago “Easy to set up” in their review.
A number of customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Pete Davies rated it 99 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Good clarity on default settings, so why bother to alter anything” in his review of the Acer K272HL. In August last year Richard rated the product 99 out of 100 and he mentioned “Nice menus”.
One Acer K272HL reviewer thought the Acer K272HL was easy to assemble. Have a Nice Day mentioned in their review of the Acer K272HL on Amazon “It's very quick to put together no more than 5 minutes” and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
A few Acer K272HL owners thought this PC monitors had clear images. Jeremy gave the Acer K272HL a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Clear image”. In August last year Pete Davies wrote in his Acer K272HL review “Good clarity on default settings, so why bother to alter anything”.
One customer thought the product had good picture quality. Tyler Bradley wrote on Amazon in August last year “It has an amazing picture quality” in his review of the Acer K272HL. One customer considered that it had good colour saturation. Last year Lee M. Chisholm said on Amazon “Colours seem good and overall, all visuals are spot on”.
One Acer K272HL owner who bought the Acer K272HL reckoned that it was a good design. Jeremy wrote “Ace perfect monitor, i use it as my main screen for design perfect could not have asked for more for the price, delivery was early”.
Acer PC Screens Have Good Reviews
Medium monitors built by Acer have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC displays (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent
On average, people who bought this LCD screen rated it as excellent.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer K272HL has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.
This PC display's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is actually the best contrast ratio amongst all PC displays of a similar spec and age to the K272HL.
Amongst similar types of PC display the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think a cheaper LCD screen such as the Packard Bell Viseo 243D (£115.99) or you might consider a higher Rating LCD screen such as the Acer B236HL (£139.98), and the Asus VN279 (£239.14) are also worth considering.
Has One Cable Included
The Acer K272HL has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this flatpanel monitor.
Fairly Big Viewable Width
The Acer K272HL has a quite big viewable width (597 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the K272HL. The average viewable width of LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the K272HL is 520mm, and the viewable widths range from 1mm to 890mm.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 68.6 centimeters, the Acer K272HL has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the K272HL. The average display diagonal of similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the K272HL is 63cm, and the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm.
1080p Video Mode
This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on PC monitors of a similar age and type to it.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on comparable spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago.
Very Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the Acer K272HL has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the K272HL. The fastest response time of comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago is 1ms, the slowest is 69ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms.
The heights of LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the K272HL range from 41mm to 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm. With a height of only 62 millimeters, the Acer K272HL is very short compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
Two Acer K272HL owners considered that the product was not heavy and bulky. Pete Davies said in his Acer K272HL review “Better than bulky screens”.
One Acer K272HL reviewer who reviewed the Acer K272HL said that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Littlebird mentioned in their review of the Acer K272HL on Amazon “Note that there is no audio out or USB port”.
Recent Price Increase of £4.95
In the last 36 days the price of the K272HL has increased by £4.95.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Acer K272HL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the K272HL.
It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker including the VN279 (£239.14), or the VN247 (£142.74) both from Asus or the AOC I2369 (£112.00).
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years, the Acer K272HL is not 3D compatible.
PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Edge10 ES240d Slim (£113.93); or the HP LP2065 (£110.40).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer K272HL does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo L2251 (£133.92), or the HP EliteDisplay E221 (£168.66).
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Like most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the K272HL, the Acer K272HL does not have an integrated card reader.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of this spec and age.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
The Acer K272HL has a fairly short mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The mean time between failures of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the K272HL range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 32,000h.
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OK Running Costs
This PC screen is rated A for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the K272HL will cost £49 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 795 PC screens of a similar age and spec.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on PC displays that came out more than two years ago.
Alternative LCD screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper PC screens such as the Lenovo E2223 (£120.92).
If the display resolution of this LCD screen is not many enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus VS24 (£41.99) (1920 x 1200) which also has a higher rating.
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LCD Display Type
The Acer K272HL has a better display type than most PC displays that have been around for more than two years. This LCD screen has an LCD display type, whereas most comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an LED display type.
Other PC screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might want to look at include the G236HL (£86.99), or the V236HL (£124.74) both from Acer or the iiyama T2252 (£139.08) which is cheaper.
If you would prefer an LCD screen with a better display type then you might also want to look at the Benq EW2440 (£124.98) (LED) which also has a higher Rating.
For a 'cheap' 27" monitor, this does everything I could have expected. Colours seem good and overall, all visuals are spot on. HD video seems good and I've had no issues with gaming either.... Read more…
Reviewed 7 2015 by Have A Nice Day "Things Will Never Be The Same"
I ordered this monitor to use with my Macbook Pro. I've got a HD lead connected into my Firewire port of my Mac and the image is clear and crisp. The monitor comes in three parts, the monitor... Read more…
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