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Acer Predator XB271HU
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Acer Predator XB271HU PC Monitor

27" LCD Flat Mar 2016
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Display Diagonal Display 3D Screen Shape Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
Five industry awards
A best selling PC screen
Poor technical guidance
37 Reviews + 5 Awards
pcauthority.com.au Recommended legitreviews.com Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended chip.com.my Outstanding

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most awarded by PC display experts of all the comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year.

Websites Legitreviews.com, Trusted Reviews and Pcauthority.com.au all recommend this PC monitor and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Benchmark.pl gave this PC display a "Good Product" award and it received an "Outstanding" award from Chip.com.my.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and liveatpc.com this medium monitor has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this medium monitor is 76 out of 100 based on 38 owner reviews.

Good Brand

Based on 4,255 owner and expert reviews (including 791 verified purchases), Acer has good ratings for its PC screens. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Acer PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Poor Technical Guidance

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Acer Predator XB271HU did not have good technical guidance.


Smart TV

Bluetooth Syncing Issues

One owner considered that the Acer Predator XB271HU was not easy to sync. Techradar gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100 and said “Bluetooth syncing issues”.


Other

A Best Selling PC Screen

The Predator XB271HU is one the most popular PC screen currently on sale.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Acer released the Predator XB271HU.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The Predator XB271HU does not have a built-in USB hub, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Last year Techradar wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Scroll wheel is loud”. One person who purchased the Acer Predator XB271HU said that it was quiet. Stefan wrote “It remains quiet up to 144hz”.

Scroll Wheel is Loud

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Last year Techradar wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Scroll wheel is loud”.


Features

Features Include 11 Programmable Buttons

Three owners who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Techradar said “Features include 11 programmable buttons” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Pretty much all of the features on the main info page are there”. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “It also delivers outstanding gaming performance and is equipped with many of the same features, including a fully adjustable stand, gamer presets”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Predator XB271HU has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC C3583FQ (£538.92), or the Asus MX27UQ.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the AOC U3277PQU (£621.60).

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Predator XB271HU has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.

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Packaging Content

Only Has Two Cables Included

The Predator XB271HU has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC display. The cables included DisplayPort and USB are also found on this PC monitor.

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Display

Very Fast Response Time

At only 1 millisecond, the Predator XB271HU has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to this PC monitor. The average response time of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as this PC screen is 5.3ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 25ms.

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Good Sound Quality

One customer thought the Acer Predator XB271HU had good sound quality. In April last year Tt72 wrote “I like Sennheiser headphones because I like a lot of base and the sound quality is good” in their review of this PC monitor.

Fast Refresh Rate

Five people who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had good picture quality. Nosty scored the Acer Predator XB271HU the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The 1440p resolution is really great and sharp, offering amazing graphics without needing insane pc specs like the 4K monitors do”.

Five people who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it had a good refresh rate. Pc Mag scored it 70 out of 100 and said “Fast refresh rate”. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “150hz refresh rate which can be overclocked to 165hz”. Newegg.com also said “Amazing resolution and refresh rate to 165hz” in their review.

Three owners who bought it thought it had image ghosting. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “No ghosting or screen tearing” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “Very little ghosting for an IPS” in their review. Gina E. she mentioned in her review of this PC monitor “The biggest annoyance with it was ghosting and the view angle”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had clear images. Newegg.com said last year “1440P, 144hz, IPS, G-Sync make for stunning clarity and smoothness in games” in their review of this PC monitor. One person considered that this PC monitor had a flickering image. Newegg.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “G-Sync that's actually noticeable and doesn't have any backlight flicker”.

One person who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Stefan mentioned “How is the gaming? G-Sync makes the games butter smooth and IPS colours reproduction looks incredibly well” in his review of this PC monitor but even so he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

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Price

Expensive

The cheapeast flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age that we found costs £50 and the most expensive costs £3,769. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a PC display of a similar age and spec.

Reasonably Priced

Seven people reckoned that this PC monitor was good value for money. Techradar wrote “Reasonably priced” in their review of this PC monitor. Techradar also said “Current Price (EU” in their review. Expert review site Chip.com.my said “Has a steep price tag that's scares away all” in their review of this PC monitor.

One person who bought the product concluded that it was expensive. In April last year Malik B. said on Newegg.com “1440p is the sweet spot for gaming right now and 4k seems like an expensive luxury”.

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Design

Good Design and Build Quality

Ten people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor last year “Not only the easy and intuitive construction.” . Newegg.com also said “Built in speakers are not horrible” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Great build quality (Matte finish” in their review.

Superb Overall Image Quality

Twelve customers thought it was good quality. Trusted Reviews mentioned last year “Good design and build quality” . Trusted Reviews also wrote “Superb overall image quality” in their review. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Has the great image quality you'd associate with an IPS panel too”.

Easy to Use

Six people reckoned that it was easy to use. Newegg.com mentioned “When running a two monitor setup it's great not to have to move the right one to get the the controls on the left”. Newegg.com also wrote “So lovely to use” in their review. Seb mentioned “Lastly the OSD is great, with a lot of options, however the buttons I must admit are hard to use at first” however they only scored it 60 out of 100.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. In April last year Newegg.com mentioned “You can put aimers on screen in the menus if you want for hip firing in fps”. Seb mentioned on Amazon last year “The settings are great out of the box” in their review of this PC monitor.

One owner who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Stylish Design

Eight people said in their reviews that the Acer Predator XB271HU was well designed. Techradar mentioned “Schickes Design und stilvolle Beleuchtung” in their review of this PC monitor. Techradar also mentioned “Comfortable and stylish design” in their review. Newegg.com said “Great design”.

Seven owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good looking. Newegg.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in April last year “All in all a beautiful monitor for what you pay for 1440p is still the sweet spot 4k not so much yet”. Newegg.com also wrote “Extremely "gamey" aesthetic and also appears to have improved upon the QC issues that have plagued al” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Beautiful IPS screen” in their review.

Five owners said that it was smooth. Techradar mentioned “Amazingly smooth gaming” but they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “144hz refresh rate for smooth gameplay”. Newegg.com also wrote “Very smooth for gaming” in their review.

Two owners agreed that it was ergonomic. Techradar said “Visuals Ergonomics”. Seb said on Amazon “In terms of ergonomics, contrary to popular opinion, I actually enjoy the stand, have had no issues with wobbling” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product had a thin frame. Newegg.com mentioned “Very thin bezel edge, ideal for multi monitor setups” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Seb wrote in April last year “The ultra thin bezel is something that makes the monitor look really sleek” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04713392553301

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