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Acer Z271

Acer Z271 PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Jul 2016
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site wrote that this LCD screen was outstanding and gave it their highest award. Tomsguide.com gave this flatpanel monitor an "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and tomsguide.com this Acer PC display has an average expert rating of 70%.

Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was smooth. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave this PC monitor a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology to correct screen tearing and provide silky smooth” in their review of the Acer Z271. Pcmag.com also mentioned “A fast refresh rate to deliver smooth gaming performance”.

A few Acer Z271 reviewers wrote that it was good looking. This month Pcmag.com said in their review on expert review site PC Mag “The Acer Predator Z271 is a good-looking 27-inch gaming monitor that uses a curved screen, Nvidia's G-Sync technology”. Expert review site Tomsguide.com wrote a few weeks ago “It will make just about all of your games look gorgeous at 1080p” in their review of the Acer Z271.

One customer reckoned that this PC monitor was neat. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote in October this year “The $599 Z1 has some neat lighting, makes most gam” in their review of the Acer Z271 and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had a good refresh rate.

Robust

One Acer Z271 reviewer concluded that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and said “The Predator Z271 ($599.99), offers the same edgy look and solid gaming performance as its siblings” in their review.

Just Released Five Months Ago

This PC monitor is one of the newest PC monitors to be released. This means it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older PC monitors.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Acer Z271 is a four USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the Z271 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Acer Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Acer medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all PC displays Acer is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer XG270HU[plb_2846714_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung C27FG70FQU[plb_3919663_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year, the Acer Z271 has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Acer XZ321Q[plb_3758589_price], or the Asus MG24UQ[plb_3387526_price] which is cheaper; or the AOC AG271QX[plb_3537209_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Acer Z271 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for the last year. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC screens that are a similar age to the Z271 is 15° and the widest is 180°.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Acer Z271 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the Z271 have horizontal viewing angles of between -5° and 180°.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power

The RMS rated audio powers of new medium monitors range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 4.8W. With an RMS rated audio power of 14 Watts, the Acer Z271 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 69 centimeters, the Acer Z271 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec PC screens of this age. The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year is 49cm, the biggest is 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 68cm.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

Across all the flatpanel monitors that were released in the last year the viewable heights range from 230mm to 69,000mm, and the average viewable height is 780mm. At 336.3 millimeters, the Acer Z271 has a quite big viewable height compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Medium monitors that were launched in the last year have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The Acer Z271 has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other latest medium monitors.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of latest comparable spec PC screens is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. At only 4 milliseconds, the Acer Z271 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the Z271.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Acer Z271 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other new medium monitors are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the ZOWIE XL2720[pl_3761444_price], or the Zowie XL2430[pl_3761443_price] both from Benq; or the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer Z271 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the Z271 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider including the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer Z271 does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the Z271 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Pricey

After checking the price of 295 new medium monitors they range in price from £40 to £1,164. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other new medium monitors.

Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most new medium monitors have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer Z271 which has one HDMI port.

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Heavy

The lightest flatpanel monitor that has been around for a comparable time to the Z271 is 2.6g weight, the heaviest is 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg. The Acer Z271 is one of the heavier comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the Z271 (7.6 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Z271

Running Costs Are OK

This Acer flatpanel monitor is rated B for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the Z271 is £47 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 395 latest medium monitors.

Average Width

At 619 millimeters, the Acer Z271 has a fairly typical width compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released around the same time as the Z271.

Alternative flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the LG 27UD68P-B[plb_3625064_price] (615mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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DisplayPort
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USB Hub Version
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Built-In Speaker
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Loudspeaker
Design
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Performance
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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Technical Details
No Flickering

1 Award

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 September 2016

The Acer Predator Z271 is a good-looking 27-inch gaming monitor that uses a curved screen, Nvidia's G-Sync technology, and a fast refresh rate to deliver smooth gaming performance...

4 August 2016

There's a lot to like about the Acer Predator Z1. It looks cool, it's responsive and it will make just about all of your games look gorgeous at 1080p. Its highly adjustable stand makes it a breeze...

Tomsguide.com

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Electricity cost when switched on £43.26
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Total running cost over 5 years £46.30
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0.23T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.23 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 acer z271, acer 100m1, acer xz271, acer z271t, acer xz271b, acer xz271bm, acer 300cdm2, acer xz271bmi, acer 1920x1080, acer xz271bmij, acer umhx1ee023, acer xz271bmijp, acer umhz1eea01, acer umhb0ee009, acer umhx1ee019, acer xz271bmijpp, acer xz271bmijpph, acer xz271bmijpphz, acer xz271bmijpphzx
Barcodes 00888863717354, 04713392553660, 04713392553707

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