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Acer XB271HK

Acer XB271HK PC Monitor

PC Mag Editor's Choice
27" LED Feb 2016
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Game with no compromise. Super-fast refresh rates and IPS1 color come in an aggressive new design. Monitors used to sacrifice color for speed, but now you can warp to a new level of gaming on a... More
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7 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

Based on 3,487 expert and user reviews, Acer has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

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

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker and we think the Asus VN279H[plb_3775041_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

The XB271HK has a quite many display colour count (1,070 million) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XB271HK. The least display colour count of newly released flatpanel monitors is 16M and the most is 1,100M.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

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

This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution across all new PC displays.

The worst resolution across comparable types of LCD screen is 640 x 350.

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Fairly High Maximum Height Adjustment

The maximum height adjustments of recently released medium monitors range from 10mm to 510mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm. The XB271HK has a fairly high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released around the same time as the XB271HK.

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Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer XB271HK is more than most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released in the last year. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for the last year. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this PC display.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the XB271HK does not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Lenovo X1[plb_3755263_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XB271HK are not 3D compatible. The XB271HK is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Acer GN276HL[plb_3495354_price], or the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The XB271HK does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XB271HK also do not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader including the 2407WFP[pl_3247392_price], or the 2408WFP[pl_3249739_price] both from DELL.

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High Running Costs

The XB271HK has an average running cost of £118 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 395 medium monitors that came out in the last year.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer XB271HK

Released Ten Months Ago

This LCD screen was released ten months ago.

Specification

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Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
Built-In USB Hub
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Case Colour
Performance
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
Power
Power Consumption When Off
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Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
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Packaging Content
Cable Included

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 January 2016

It may be pricey, but the Acer Predator XB271HK is a 27-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) gaming monitor that comes up big in terms of performance, features, and style...

PC Mag

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 3 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

- Probably will end up RMA-ing the second monitor as well, and wait out for the Asus PGxxx 4K with identical specs. - Neweggs customer service best in the business!

Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Marcus Layton
(Verified Purchase)

A great monitor. White back light bleed is only noticeable when screen is black.

Running Cost

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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.
0.58T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 4k2, acer 4k2k, acer bg062, acer 100m1, umhx1ee001, acer xb271, acer xb271h, acer bg062a, acer p229043, acer xb271hk, acer bg062ac, acer 300cdm2, acer xb271hkb, acer p229043p, acer 3840x2160, acer xb271hkbm, acer xb271hkbmi, acer umhx1ee001, acer xb271hkbmip, acer xb271hkbmipr, acer xb271hkbmiprz
Barcodes 00888863460359, 04713392258992

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