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Acer S271HL
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Acer S271HL PC Monitor

27" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LCD Jan 2014
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These slender monitors are built with a sense of simple modernism that can turn any area into an expression of style and taste. Design accents1 such as an asymmetric stand, transparent blue-lit... More
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Acer S271HL LED Monitor Video Review
UNBOXING - Acer S271HL 27 LED monitor
Unboxed: Acer 27 LED Monitor, model number S271HL
Unboxing Acer S271Hl / HLabid

8 Reasons For

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Evogadget.com wrote in their Acer S271HL review four years ago “This product has all sorts of features.”. Evogadget.com also mentioned “Performance is effortlessly good and the features more than the price seem to indicate.”.

Reasonably Priced

One Acer S271HL reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Evogadget.com said “Performance is effortlessly good and the features more than the price seem to indicate.”.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 45 owner reviews this Acer flatpanel monitor has an outstanding average owner rating.

Acer PC Screens Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,184 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good ratings for its PC screens. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC monitors of this type and age.

Other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Lenovo LT2423 (£60.00), or the NEC MultiSync E224 (£165.60) which is cheaper; or the NEC MultiSync EA274 (£528.00) which has a better Rating.

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100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The highest contrast ratio of the Acer S271HL is 100000000:1. That's over five times the contrast ratio of the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 20000000:1.

This PC monitor's contrast ratio (100000000:1) is actually the best contrast ratio across all medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S271HL.

The worst contrast ratio across similar types of PC monitor is Mega Contrast.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the Acer B236HL (£139.98), or the Asus VN279 (£239.14) which has a better Rating.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 68.6 centimeters, the Acer S271HL has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the S271HL the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 63cm.

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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 frequently found graphics resolution on PC monitors of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £38.21

In the last 50 days the price of the S271HL has increased by £38.21.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Acer S271HL does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the Benq BL2410 (£172.11) or the iiyama X2485WS (£220.36) are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer S271HL is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the S271HL are also not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG248QE (£204.00), or the Benq XL2420 (£199.99) which also has a higher Rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC monitors that came out around the same time as the S271HL do not have a built-in camera. The Acer S271HL is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Other PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the HP EliteDisplay E221 (£331.09), or the Lenovo L2251 (£133.92) or the HP EliteDisplay S231 (£253.00).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC displays of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The Acer S271HL is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has an HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio

This LCD screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of PC screens of this age and type is 44kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 100kWh. At 75 kilowatt hours, the Acer S271HL has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer S271HL

Running Costs Are Average

This PC display is rated C for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices we estimate that the S271HL will cost £41 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 795 comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the S271HL.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens of a similar age and spec to it.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and we think the NEC MultiSync E224 (£165.60) which is cheaper; or the EW2440 (£124.98), and the EW2740 (£194.99) both from Benq which has a better Rating are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor with a more display resolution then you might want to look at the Acer B243 (1920 x 1200 and cheaper) or the Asus VS24 (£144.72) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated), or the Eizo ColorEdge CX240 (£164.62) (1920 x 1200 and higher rated).

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Adjustable Height
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Expert Reviews

The Acer S271HL has all the things to turn heads with. Performance is effortlessly good and the features more than the price seem to indicate. But the affordability is central piece in this show...

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User Reviews

Reviewed 1 2012 by John Chapman
(Verified Purchase)

I'll say up front that this monitor does have VESA 100x100 mountng holes (but the screws don't seem to be provided). I have mine on a desk arm - the monitor is extremely light (at least compared... Read more…

Reviewed 19 2012 by Strider792
(Verified Purchase)

I was delighted with this monitor. It seems a bright and sharp display. It was probably replacing a mediocre 23" LCD so I can't compare it against other LED monitors. At the price point I thought... Read more…

Reviewed 7 2013 by Simon Bathard
(Verified Purchase)

Great price - great monitor - said it had loudspeakers in the description but it didnt. Not a problem for me but may be if you were expecting it to have in build audio. Does have the esa mounting... Read more…

Reviewed 10 2013 by J. Lind
(Verified Purchase)

I'd bought a Mac Mini to use as a bit of a media centre, hooked up to the main TV in the lounge. However, the girlfriend wanted to start using it to do some work, and so a new screen became... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The first one I received from Amazon had a bright white dead pixel or two locked on the screen and this drove me mad! I returned it to Amazon and they replaced it within 3-days so well done... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £38.65
Electricity cost when on standby £2.92
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Total running cost over 5 years £41.57
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Acer S271HLuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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 s271hl, s271hlc, s271hlb, s271hlcb, s271hlbb, s271hlcbi, s271hlbbi, acer s271, acer 100m1, acer s271h, s271hlcbid, s271hlbbid, acer s271hl, acer s271hlc, acer s271hlb, acer s271hld, generic s271, acer s271hldb, generic s271h, acer s271hlcb, acer s271hlbi, acer s271hlbb, acer s271hlcbi, acer 1920x1080, acer s271hlbid, acer s271hlbbi, acer s271hldbi
Barcodes 00014445711858, 00163120564538, 00168141497551, 00172302717853, 00809392596609, 00886541416803, 00886541687036, 00887899267574, 04712196243944, 04712196276485, 04712196916213, 04713147620562, 04717276912598

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