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Acer XB271HK PC Monitor

27" LED Feb 2016
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Good Expert Reviews

This medium monitor received a rating of 80 out of 100 from flatpanel monitor expert review site PC Mag.

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site decided that this Acer PC monitor was terrific and gave it their highest award. PC Mag gave this PC display an "Editor's Choice" award.

Just Released Seven Months Ago

As one of the newer flatpanel monitors, this LCD screen is likely to have better features.

Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

We checked 3,184 user and expert reviews for Acer LCD screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other recently released PC monitors, the XB271HK has a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the 29UC97C (£329.99), or the 34UM68-P (£377.16) both from LG or the iiyama XB2779QS-W1 (£475.37) is also worth considering.

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Has One Cable Included

The Acer XB271HK has a greater number of cables included than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for the last year. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC|DisplayPort|HDMI|USB are also found on this PC display.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB271HK the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M. With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the XB271HK has a fairly many display colour count compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer XB271HK is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution.

This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months.

The worst resolution across similar types of LCD screen is 720 x 400.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

At 150 millimeters, the Acer XB271HK has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other new medium monitors. The lowest maximum height adjustment of new PC monitors is 20mm, the highest is 1,200mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 140mm.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Recently released LCD screens have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the XB271HK has one of the brighter display brightness amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the PC monitors that came out in the last year the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. The XB271HK has one of the faster response times (only 4 milliseconds) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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A Bit Expensive

One Acer XB271HK owner wrote in their reviews that it was not good value for money. This month Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “It may be pricey.” but still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other latest medium monitors, the XB271HK does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the Viewsonic VSD224.

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Not 3D Compatible

The XB271HK is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other latest medium monitors are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Acer Predator XB271HU (£389.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XB271HK does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VSD224.

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High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the XB271HK will cost £118 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 6% of all 371 latest PC monitors.


Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio

This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio on latest medium monitors.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the XB271HK have between one and three HDMI ports, including the XB271HK which has one HDMI port.

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Pricey for a Similar Spec PC Monitor That Was Released in the Last 12 Months

We thought that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a similar spec PC monitor that was released in the last 12 months. The price range of medium monitors that have been around for the last year is from £42 to £3,140.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer B296CL (£346.43), or the Viewsonic VX2778-SMHD (£299.00) which is cheaper.

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Electricity cost when switched on £114.57
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.13
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 XB271HKuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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