The editors of two additional expert review sites both concluded that this PC monitor was brilliant and gave it one of their highest awards. Hardware.info gave this PC display a "Gold Award" and it received a "Gold" award from Uk.hardware.info.
An additional three expert review sites thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. This medium monitor received an "Innovative Design" award from 3dnews.ru and it received a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews, confirming their endorsement. This PC display also received a "Platinum" award from Gamestar.de who said it was excellent.
The writers at three other expert review sites all concluded that this LCD screen was good. This flatpanel monitor received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, Hardwarecanucks.com gave it a "Dam Innovative" award and it received a "Worth Buying" award from Kitguru.net.
Good Expert Reviews
Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag this medium monitor has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100. That puts this Acer LCD screen in the top 18% of all the medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.
Good User Reviews
This PC screen has an average user rating of 82% based on 177 user reviews.
Several customers reckoned that this PC monitor was smooth. Last year Larry the Loafer said in his review of this PC monitor “Graphics are superb and buttery smooth”. Tomsguide.com said in their review of this PC monitor in the same month “GSync tech makes gaming really smooth”. Expert review site Pcper.com wrote “Want the variable refresh rate technology of G-Sync to maintain a smooth and tear-free gaming experience” in their Acer XB270H review.
A few Acer XB270H reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. Last year Tomsguide.com wrote “The Acer XB270H has a fairly slick design” in their review of this PC monitor. Kitguru.net mentioned this month “Solid stand and design” in their review of the Acer XB270H and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site XSreviews.co.uk “With an attractive design that includes both impressive adjustability” in their review of the Acer XB270H.
A few Acer XB270H reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcgamer.com wrote “The first 144Hz model to use a beautiful IPS screen” in their review of the Acer XB270H. Expert review site Digitalhippos.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The packaging was truly beautiful to behold and everything was slim, sleek”.
One Acer XB270H owner who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was ergonomic. Tomsguide.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Good range of ergonomic adjustments”.
Good Product Quality
A number of Acer XB270H owners agreed that this PC monitor was good quality. Last year Tomsguide.com mentioned “The Acer XB270H gaming monitor delivers impressive picture quality and smooth G-Sync performance.” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor on Expert Reviews “Image quality is stunning and the best we've ever seen from a gami”. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “With the best image quality we've ever seen from a gaming monitor, this Predator is at the top of the food chain”.
Good Picture Quality
Several Acer XB270H owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Larry the Loafer gave it an excellent rating and he said last year “Loading battlfield 4, changed video settings in game and graphics are superb” in his review of the Acer XB270H. Larry the Loafer also mentioned “Battlefield 4 and Tom Clancy's The Division graphics are fantastic on this monitor, no tearing no stutter even if the game is running at 30fps in some places”. Kitguru.net said in their review of the Acer XB270H in December “The picture quality is superb as well”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. In December this year Kitguru.net said “Good default colours (Delta E 2.2”. One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Expert website Uk.hardware.info wrote in their review “A fast refresh rate and excellent colour reproduction is normally a combination that is hard to come by” .
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Easy to Use
A number of Acer XB270H owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Larry the Loafer rated it 5 stars and he wrote “The initial settings are a tad bright”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Even mid-range systems are maxing out settings on popular games with no issue.” in their Acer XB270H review nonetheless they scored the Acer XB270H 3 stars.
Some people reckoned that this PC monitor had a good experience. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “G-Sync technologies to deliver a great gaming experience”. Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use.
A few Acer XB270H owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well made. Kitguru.net scored this PC monitor 4 stars and mentioned a few weeks ago “Solid color and gray-scale performance”. Expert website Pcper.com mentioned “The monitor is well built” in their review.
Some Acer XB270H reviewers who bought the Acer XB270H mentioned that it was thin. Last year Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Acer XB270H “The bezel is fairly thin.”.
One person who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of USB connections.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
Most comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB270H have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Acer XB270H which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.
Acer PC Displays Have Good Reviews
Medium monitors built by Acer have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.
Price Drop of £38.09
In the last 39 days the price of the XB270H has dropped by £38.09.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the DELL U2415[plb_2570660_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL U2515H[plb_2680650_price], or the Benq XL2730[plb_2752099_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Acer XB270H has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XB270H also have a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus VG278HV[plb_3113461_price] which is cheaper.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price], or the LG 34UC87C[plb_2969397_price] is also worth considering.
Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Acer XB270H has one of the higher maximum height adjustments amongst PC screens of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of PC screens that were released around the same time as the XB270H is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 17mm to 510mm.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This PC display has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on PC screens of this type and age.
Very Fast Response Time
Across all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age the response times range from 1ms to 40ms. At only 1 millisecond, the Acer XB270H has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB270H.
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A Bit Expensive
Some Acer XB270H owners who reviewed the product considered that it was not cheap. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The jump to 4K can be prohibitively expensive” and gave this PC monitor a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg wrote “The Acer XB270HU is the most expensive monitor in this round-up”. This month Kitguru.net said in their Acer XB270H review “Very expensive” but in spite of that they still gave the Acer XB270H a rating of 4 stars.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer XB270H does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the XB270H also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
The Acer XB270H is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer XB270H does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XB270H also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of this type and age.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it.
Quite Short Mean Time Between Failures
PC displays of this age and type have mean time between failures of between 30h and 70,000h. The Acer XB270H has one of the shorter mean time between failures (only 30,000 hours) amongst PC screens of this age.
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OK Running Costs
This PC screen is rated B for energy efficiency, and the XB270H is typical compared to the other 505 flatpanel monitors of this type and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the XB270H is £63.
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Overall, I really like the monitor. For gaming, it is EXCELLENT. For photo editing, it's also EXCELLENT once calibrated.
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