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Acer Predator XB271HU
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Acer Predator XB271HU PC Monitor

27" LCD Mar 2016
Display Diagonal Display 3D Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This medium monitor received an expert rating of 88 out of 100 from liveatpc.com. If all the latest medium monitors are ranked by average expert review score then this PC display is in the top 14%.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 27 user reviews this PC screen has an overall user rating of 76%.

Nice Design

Two people said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Nosty mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Decided to try my luck on an Acer XB271HU, as i was pretty impressed with the technical specs of the monitor other than the horrible glow”.

One Acer Predator XB271HU owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was a good design. Seb said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Simply a design flaw” however they gave it a score of 3 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Seb mentioned last year “In terms of ergonomics, contrary to popular opinion, I actually enjoy the stand, have had no issues with wobbling” in their review but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had a thick frame. Seb wrote “The ultra thin bezel is something that makes the monitor look really sleek” in their Acer Predator XB271HU review.

One person concluded that the Acer Predator XB271HU was smooth. Stefan mentioned in his review on Amazon in January last year “How is the gaming? G-Sync makes the games butter smooth and IPS colours reproduction looks incredibly well” yet he only scored this PC monitor 3 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Acer Predator XB271HU owners who reviewed this PC monitor mentioned that it was good value for money. Fawwaz mentioned in their review of the Acer Predator XB271HU “Best monitor price for spec” and scored it 5 stars. Mehti said on Amazon “Just shows what companies are after your money and don't care about there own product” in their review of this PC monitor.

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Mehti said in January last year “If this monitor was around half the price it would be a reasonable deal, your only paying premium price because only 2 companies have a 1440p 144mhz gsync monitor out there”. Seb wrote “The weaknesses are a deal breaker” in their review of the Acer Predator XB271HU but despite that they scored the product 60 out of 100.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Acer Predator XB271HU owners who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality. Nosty said 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”.

One Acer Predator XB271HU owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had good colour saturation.

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Good Product Quality

A few Acer Predator XB271HU reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good quality.

Easy to Use

Some Acer Predator XB271HU reviewers who purchased this PC monitor mentioned that it was easy to use. In January last year Nosty said “I would like to think Acer has better quality control than Asus does.”. Seb mentioned on Amazon “The buttons I must admit are hard to use at first”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Seb wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The settings are great out of the box”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Stefan said “It remains quiet up to 144hz” .

Robust

One Acer Predator XB271HU owner who reviewed this PC monitor said that it was well made. Last year Stefan wrote in his review of the Acer Predator XB271HU on Amazon “So in conclusion, for paying slightly less you can feel cheaper build quality comparing to PG279Q” yet he rated it 60 out of 100.

Acer Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

We checked 3,067 user and expert reviews for Acer LCD screens and found that on average Acer has good reviews. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Predator XB271HU has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the Predator XB271HU also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the iiyama GB2783QSU[plb_3810040_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer Predator XB271HU has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the Predator XB271HU. PC screens that were released around the same time as the Predator XB271HU have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite High Height Adjustment

With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Predator XB271HU has a fairly high height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Predator XB271HU. The lowest height adjustment of latest similar spec flatpanel monitors is 10mm and the highest is 510mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The average display diagonal (metric) of latest comparable spec PC displays is 73cm. At 68.6 centimeters, the Predator XB271HU has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other new medium monitors.

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Predator XB271HU is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms. The Predator XB271HU has a quite fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the Predator XB271HU.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer Predator XB271HU does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the Predator XB271HU also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Lenovo X1[plb_3755263_price], or the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC displays that came out in the last year, the Predator XB271HU does not have a card reader integrated.

Other PC displays which also have a card reader integrated that you might want to look at include the DELL 2408WFP[plb_3249739_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on latest medium monitors.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Acer Predator XB271HU is more than most similar spec PC displays that came out in the last 12 months. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables includeds DisplayPort and USB are also found on this LCD screen.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

At 65 kilowatt hours, the Predator XB271HU has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the Predator XB271HU. New comparable spec PC monitors have annual energy consumptions of between 21kWh and 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The Predator XB271HU has one of the highest power consumption (PowerSave)s (32.02 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. PC monitors that are a similar age to the Predator XB271HU have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.21W and 52W.

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Very High Power Consumption (off)

Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for the last year the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 4.3W. At 4.3 Watts, the Predator XB271HU has a very high power consumption (off) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the Predator XB271HU.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Predator XB271HU

Released Eleven Months Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market for eleven months.

LCD Display

The Predator XB271HU has an LCD display which is better than most PC screens that came out in the last 12 months. Most medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it have an LED display.

There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to look at including the 2001FP[pl_3249699_price], or the 2408WFP[pl_3249739_price] both from DELL which has better reviews.

If the display type of this PC display is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the iiyama GB2783QSU[plb_3810040_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Asus MX27UQ[plb_3737100_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display
3D
HD Type
Display SRGB
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Screen Shape
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
Swivel Angle Range
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
14 February 2016

It just dawned on me that throughout the monitor rush that occurred over the past 4 months or so, I never did manage to get my hands on a proper ?gaming? monitor. Sure I had monitors which are... Read more…

User Reviews

(24)
Reviewed 22 January 2016 by Gina E.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought an Acer B286HK here a few months ago. The 4k resolution was great. Some programs are not 4k scale ready making menus and text too small. Adjusting windows zoom % helped some. It was a TN... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2016 by Conrad k.
(Verified Purchase)

Each time I receive one of these monitors there is always an issue. Keep in mind the screen being used will have quality control issues. For anyone buying one of these two panels remember yyou are... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2016 by Brett S.
(Verified Purchase)

Really surprised by ACER these days. They have taken advantage of ASUS's quality control and made some big gains. Running with a 980ti Hydro Copper and Star Wars Battlefield looks insane...

Reviewed 14 January 2016 by Steven W.
(Verified Purchase)

I admit, I was all set to buy the competing Asus offering, but after reading the QA horror stories decided to go with Acer. Monitor worked great out of the box, no dead pixels, minimal white bleed... Read more…

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Overall I'm super happy with purchase this thing is amazing in always and I can live with 1 dead pixel per unit...

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