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Acer XB270 PC Monitor

27" 100000000:1 LED 640mm Jan 2015
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G-SYNC & Ultra HDThese are the world's first monitors that combine NVIDIA G-SYNC technology with Ultra HD 4K2K resolution. This means you get no tearing, no stuttering -- just buttery smoothness... More
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23 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including prad.de and tweakers.net this Acer PC monitor has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Average User Reviews

Based on 67 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 76 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some Acer XB270 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good experience. G H Fullerton mentioned in their review of this PC monitor in December “Changed my gaming experience entirely” and scored it very highly. I. P. D. Morrow mentioned “The faster refresh tied with G-Sync makes for an amazing gaming experience” and rated it as very good. Magnus Reay mentioned in their review of the Acer XB270 “The upshot is you get a nice smooth gaming experience without any screen tearing which occurs when the monitor”.

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Magnus Reay mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The traditional approach to eliminating tearing is to use vsync which is built into many games automatically (Mass Effect games for example) or is an option in the graphics settings”. Piekko mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to use settings menu” in their review. Sean mentioned “Having another connection to quickly pop the work laptop on is handy”.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Grandad gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “It definitely looks impressive and the setting up is so simple”. Mr. C. P. Dowdall said “So glad I chose the Acer, easy to set up” in their review of the Acer XB270. Stephen mentioned “The monitor looks incredible and so smooth never gamed like it before! Setting up G-Sync is easy as turning it on in Nvidia control panel” in his review of this PC monitor.

One Acer XB270 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Greytide gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Comfortable that Amazon have a great returns policy”. One Acer XB270 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. John said on Amazon “Easily fixed in the settings”.

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Robust

Nine customers wrote that it was well made. Greytide said “The build quality is fine” . Hugo mentioned in his Acer XB270 review on Amazon “Very good monitor, built quality could be a bit better.”. John mentioned on Amazon “The monitor is superb in terms of build quality, colour, clarity” in his review of this PC monitor and scored the product 4 stars.

One customer who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. James said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The bezel and stand is gloss black and is just a haven for fingerprints and also scratches easy if you wipe it”.

One person who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Sion Griffiths said on Amazon “The VESA stand is incredibly sturdy and the tilt/raise/swivel action has a nice feel” in their Acer XB270 review.

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Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was smooth. Eddie Strike wrote in his review “Enjoy glorious IPS colors along with smooth as baby butt gsync”. A few weeks ago Jack mentioned in his Acer XB270 review “G-sync really is a game-changer, I no longer have to worry about getting locked frame rates for a smooth experience as it is all taken care of for me now”. James said “Plus with the added gsync (if your card supports) eliminates all tearing and makes games smooth” in his review of the Acer XB270.

Four Acer XB270 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good looking. Dom Burgess wrote “Considering this monitor used to be £700 I think that's pretty good, especially when you consider it's specs” and scored the product very highly. Magnus Reay mentioned in their review “Feature packed monitor with excellent IPS style panel designed specifically for gaming”. Wes said on Amazon “For the price when overclocked is pretty damn cool -” in his review of the Acer XB270.

One Acer XB270 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a thick frame. Sion Griffiths said on Amazon “The Monitor itself has a nice thin bezel and seems much more robust than I expected” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few people said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Adam Sidnell wrote “This is an awful monitor I will await Asus's ips rog swift and hope for better quality”. Alex W. mentioned in his Acer XB270 review “The quality is great”. Amazon Customer said “I've read this is comparable in quality and I would believe it based on my use”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Acer XB270 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The colours are vivid for an LED, not as good admittedly as an IPS display” in their review. Dom Burgess gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Acer XB270 review “CS-GO plays are through the roof!) 178'-178' Viewing Angle (Means colours are great for movies”. Dom Burgess also wrote “So if you wanted 100% accurate vivid colours, you had to do it on a 60Hz panel which hurt a lot gamers- me included”.

A few Acer XB270 reviewers agreed that it had good picture quality. Last year Grandad mentioned on Amazon “Ran the game at 60Hrz setting first, definitely improved the graphics, then I ran it at the 144hrz setting, BIG improvement, seeing is believing” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Jeremy Thomas rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Disappears if you move away) and all-round perfect picture quality” in his review of the Acer XB270. Piekko wrote in their review on Amazon “The monitor has excellent picture quality with vibrant colours” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a flickering image. Greytide said in their review of the Acer XB270 “Flicker free screens in fantastic detail running at max resolution needs to be seen” and rated it 5 stars. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good refresh rate. Stephen said on Amazon “When you exceed the monitors refresh rate V-sync kicks in” in his review.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. In December this year Jack wrote “G-sync is the real deal”. James said on Amazon “The use of cheap panels that acer use maybe the issue behind this, will be trying my luck with another brand” in his review of this PC monitor. Pluckybrit said in their review on Amazon “This issue was compounded by the overall cheap appearance and feel of the Acer, everything about the Swift feels bespoke for gaming”.

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. I. P. D. Morrow wrote on Amazon “A solid buy, at a fair price” in their review of the Acer XB270. Last year Liam C. said “After spending a fair bit of money on upgrades for my computer I wanted something of excellent quality all round”. In the same month Mr. C. P. Dowdall wrote in their Acer XB270 review “Best Monitor money can buy, did lots of researching”.

A few customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was cheap. Greytide gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Not as good as some expensive screens I have had” in their review of this PC monitor. Joshua Kilner wrote in his review of this PC monitor in December last year “This is not a cheap monitor its very expensive” however despite that he rated the Acer XB270 40 out of 100. Unofficialname mentioned on Amazon last year “Great monitor if not a tad expensive” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Size

A few Acer XB270 reviewers wrote that this PC monitor was a good weight. Grandad gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon last year “Good weight when both attached” in their Acer XB270 review. Some Acer XB270 owners who bought it thought it was thin. Wes mentioned “However the bezel is thin and I am using my own VESA stand that can rise higher than the stock XB27HU one” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One Acer XB270 owner said that this PC monitor was thick. Jack rated the product as very good and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor “IPS technology is double thick icing on the cake”.

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it was a good depth. John A. wrote on Amazon “When I first received this monitor I was amazed at the quality of the panel, with excellent colour depth and super silky 144Hz movement.” in his review of the Acer XB270 but despite that he only rated this PC monitor 60 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

Several customers said in their reviews that the Acer XB270 was good in terms of USB connections. Dom Burgess scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Movies look great.) 4X USB 3.0 Connections (Good for charging devices like phones or tablets.) Fully Adjustable Stand! (Tilt, swivel” in their review. Jeremy Thomas scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “The additional USB sockets are quite handy” in his review of this PC monitor.

Good Technical Features

One person considered that it had good features. In December last year Sean wrote in his review on Amazon “Once all set up the display was great, 1440p made windows feel fresh and the features of the monitor are top notch”.

Four Upstream Ports

The Acer XB270 is a four upstream port PC screen.

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Five USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most similar spec LCD screens that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Acer XB270 which has five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Acer XB270 is a five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the XB270 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Acer is one of the superior PC screen brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays that were released around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price].

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Five USB 3.0 Ports

Most PC screens of a similar age and type to the XB270 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer XB270 which has five USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the XB270 is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. The Acer XB270 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Acer XB270 has one of the bigger screen sizes (69 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The screen sizes of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XB270 range from 28cm to 770cm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 597 millimeters, the Acer XB270 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The viewable widths of PC screens of a comparable age and type to the XB270 range from 1mm to 880mm.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The average viewable height of similar spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the XB270 is 310mm, and the viewable heights range from 28mm to 630mm. The Acer XB270 has one of the bigger viewable heights (336 millimeters) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 1 millisecond, the Acer XB270's response time is one of the fastest amongst medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The fastest response time of PC displays that are a comparable age to the XB270 is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A number of people wrote that the product did not have good technical guidance. Danny gave this PC monitor a rating of 20 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon this year “As soon as you do you can't help”. Danny also mentioned “Once you notice it you just can't help”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Acer XB270 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the XB270 also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Acer XB270 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer XB270 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer XB270 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that came out more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader to this PC monitor and we think the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors of this age and type.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer XB270 is more than most PC displays of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this Acer PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort and USB are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures

With a mean time between failures of only 30,000 hours, the Acer XB270 has a quite short mean time between failures compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the XB270. The shortest mean time between failures of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 30h, the longest is 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h.

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Heavy

The Acer XB270 is fairly heavy (7.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the XB270. The average weight of similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the XB270 is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer XB270

OK Running Costs

The XB270 is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the XB270 is £49.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the XB270.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

User Ratings
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Response Time
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Supported Number of Colours Display
Pixel Density
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Upstream Port
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Mean Time Between Failures
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Thin Client
Networking
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Power
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Expert Reviews

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14 October 2014

Als je op zoek bent naar een 1080p monitor met gsync EN 8bit scherm (ipv6bit) kom je al snel bij deze uit. Ik heb wat dither tests gedaan dus de monitor is echt 8bit of heeft 6bit FRC.. Dit was...

12 January 2015

Bei einem Gaming-Monitor kommt es in der Regel auf die Geschwindigkeit an und davon hat der Acer XB270HABPRZ jede Menge zu bieten. Hinzu kommt eine 144Hz-Darstellung und Nvidias G-Sync, was für...

G-Sync
ULMB
144Hz monitor
1MS grey to grey (volgens spec, niet specifiek kunnen testen)
Voelt stevig aan qya materiaal
De rotate voelt een beetje losjes aan, monitor is tikkie lastiger waterpas te krijgen, alleen displayport (vanwege g-sync)
Duurder door g-sync
USB hub onderaan scherm
Waardeloze standaard helderheid calibratie

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £56.08
Electricity cost when on standby £2.13
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Total running cost over 5 years £58.21
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 XB270uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.29T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 1080, acer hub1, acer 1080p, acer xb270, acer 100m1, acer bg070, acer bg050, acer hub1u, acer hub1up, acer ace270, acer xb270h, acer bg070a, pumps xb270, acer bg050a, acer p231856, acer xb270ha, acer ace270x, acer xb270hu, acer 350cdm2, acer xb270hb, acer 300cdm2, acer bg070ac, pumps xb270h, acer bg050ac, acer p201808, acer p226054, acer xb270hab, acer xb270hud, pumps xb270ha, pumps xb270hu
Barcodes 00635131604805, 00887899659881, 00887899962059, 04053162996601, 04713147427536, 04713147462834, 04713147881291, 04713392276422, 05054484778301, 05054533778306, 05054629646168, 08878996598816

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