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Acer XB270HU PC Monitor

£329.99
27" LED Flat 640mm Aug 2015
B
Display Diagonal Display Screen Shape Width Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
Eighteen industry awards
GSync adds to overall cost
Does not have a good battery life
273 Reviews + 19 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star hardware.info Gold Award XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Recommended
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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “When the screen shows a dark background, you can't help”. Newegg.com also wrote “The "manual" this thing came with says pushing down on the power button icon” in their review.


Reviews

Eighteen Industry Awards

PC screen experts love this Acer PC monitor and have given it eighteen awards.

The editors of six expert review sites all wrote that this PC display was brilliant and gave it their highest award. Tweaktown.com, Pcper.com and XSreviews.co.uk all gave this flatpanel monitor an "Editor's Choice" award and it received an "Editor Recommended" award from Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com and Tomshw.it.

The writers at two more expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this LCD screen. Expert Reviews and Prohardver.hu both gave this flatpanel monitor a "Recommended" award.

This PC screen received a "Gold" award from both review sites Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which thought that this flatpanel monitor was brilliant.

Another two expert review sites endorsed this PC display. This LCD screen received an "Innovative Design" award from website 3dnews.ru who concluded it was carefully designed and it received a Gamestar.de "Platinum" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Mag this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 89%. The flatpanel monitor expert review sites think this medium monitor is one of the better PC displays of a comparable spec and age.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, XB270H owners rated this PC monitor 81 out of 100. 133 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 4,255 expert and owner reviews (including 791 verified purchases) for Acer PC displays and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors. 93% of those that bought a Acer LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed the Acer XB270H thought it did not have a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Battery Runtime” in their review of this PC monitor but even so they scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Newegg.com said “The battery life isn't the greatest”.

Low Power Usage

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of power usage. Chip.com.my said “Low power usage” in their review of this PC monitor.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Acer XB270H has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released around the same time as this PC display which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Audio

Noisy

One owner who purchased this PC monitor thought it was noisy. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “No need for any noisy fans with the 7 platform” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who purchased this PC monitor thought it was noisy. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “No need for any noisy fans with the 7 platform” but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. One owner who reviewed it considered that it was quiet.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner concluded that the product had email functionality. Two years ago Andrew S. mentioned “He cuts me off and says Whoa you don't need to pay for shipping and sends me an email for free shipping to repair shop”.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this PC screen is B, and the average running cost of the XB270H is £98 over 8 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,088 PC displays of a similar type and age.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Acer released the XB270H.


Price

GSync Adds to Overall Cost

Fourty-six owners who purchased the product concluded that it was not good value for money. Trusted Reviews mentioned “GSync adds to overall cost”. Chip.com.my wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Price compared to Standard SSDs” . Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “I could have bought a 50" Samsung 4k television for this price on Black Friday” in their Acer XB270H review but even so they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Seventeen people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was expensive. Two years ago Digitaltrends.com scored the product 3 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Very expensive”. Kitguru.net mentioned last year “Blurreduction is nonadjustable, expensive” in their review of this PC monitor but they rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “This thing is expensive.”.

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Expensive

The cheapeast LCD screens that have been around for more than two years that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £9,999. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a LCD screen of this age and spec.

Very Expensive

Seventeen people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was expensive. Two years ago Digitaltrends.com scored the product 3 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Very expensive”. Kitguru.net mentioned last year “Blurreduction is nonadjustable, expensive” in their review of this PC monitor but they rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “This thing is expensive.”.

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Features

Good Features

Six people thought it had good features. Newegg.com said “All the features I want; IPS, 144hz, 1440p, Gsync” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Newegg.com also said “This is an awesome monitor for those who want a good monitor that has all the bells and whistles” in their review. Expert review site Techbuyersguru.com mentioned “Are we in love with the XB270HU? Absolutely! By combining so many fantastic features into one model”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer XB270H has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to this LCD screen.

There are a number of other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG 29UB65 (£329.99), or the Asus PB298Q (£312.29).

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS (£338.99).

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Display

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The Acer XB270H has one of the fastest response times (only 1 millisecond) amongst medium monitors of this age. The fastest response time of PC monitors of this spec and age is 1ms, the slowest is 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Acer XB270H has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago also have an Energy Star certified.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Structurally

Eight customers concluded that the Acer XB270H was thin. Digitalversus.com said “The bezel is fairly thin.”. Expert website Chip.com.my mentioned “The sleek and slim device looks great”. Expert website Digitalhippos.com wrote “The packaging was truly beautiful to behold and everything was slim, sleek”.

Six customers thought it was heavy and bulky. Adam Sidnell wrote in his review of this PC monitor “Third monitor was obviously one sent back by another customer (2 seals on front + packaging of some cables was a bit heavy handed) and sent to me as a replacement” but he only scored this PC monitor 20 out of 100. Randompizzadude said in their review of this PC monitor “I bought this in October 2015, still working as new after very heavy use and a couple of knocks from house moves”. Two years ago Jon A. wrote on Newegg.com “Defects that people reported like heavy IPS glow, dead pixels are non existant on my model”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. Newegg.com said “Real sturdy construction” in their review of this PC monitor. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. In April last year James Douglas said in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon “Good size screen (27") and good picture” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was thick. Jack wrote in his review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “The fact that this monitor also provides 144hz and IPS technology is double thick icing on the cake”.

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Inferior Webcam

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good webcam. Devon L. mentioned on Newegg.com “*No built in webcam/mic” in his review of this PC monitor.

1440p Panel With 144Hz Refresh Rate

Twenty-six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate. Two years ago Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “1440p panel with 144Hz refresh rate”. Newegg.com mentioned “The 144Hz refresh rate really is a huge improvement over the modern day IPS panel 60Hz barrier”. Uk.hardware.info mentioned also two years ago “A fast refresh rate and excellent colour reproduction is normally a combination that is hard to come by” in their review of this PC monitor.

Twenty-two owners who bought this PC monitor concluded that it had good picture quality. Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews two years ago “With the best image quality we've ever seen from a gaming monitor, this Predator is at the top of the food chain”. Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned “There's no doubt that an IPS monitor is preferable to a TN one when it comes to ultimate image quality and off-axis viewing”. Expert website Kitguru.net rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “The picture quality is superb as well”.

Ten owners reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus said in their review of this PC monitor “Good default colours (Delta E 2.2”. Tommy he mentioned on Amazon “The colours are vivid for an LED, not as good admittedly as an IPS display”. Liam C. mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is really good, colours look vibrant” in their review of this PC monitor.

Four owners thought the product had image ghosting. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “G-sync, 144hz, 4ms, no ghosting, low input lag, great ppi, excellent colors”. Newegg.com also wrote “No dead pixels, no ghosting, no light bleed” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Barely any blur or ghosting” in their review.

Four owners who bought it mentioned that it had clear images. Nk mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It's well-worth the cost if you miss the old days of crisp motion clarity with CRTs.” and gave this PC monitor a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. David L. said on Newegg.com “Amazing motion clarity with 144 hz” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Joseph B. said on Newegg.com two years ago “After doing the adjusting it's amazing in color and clarity” and gave this PC monitor a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Design

Easy to Damage or Scratch

Two customers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com said two years ago “I used to have an ips monitor which broke” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Drummingjack2 rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I had zero dead pixels and no damage from shipping”.

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Inferior Quality

Two customers who purchased the product thought it was inferior quality. Two years ago Newegg.com gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “No bad quality dp cable (looking at you Asus Rog Swift”.

Smooth G-Sync Performance

Fifty-two people mentioned in their reviews that the Acer XB270H was smooth. Trusted Reviews said in their review of this PC monitor “GSync tech makes gaming really smooth” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Smooth G-Sync performance” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Pcper.com mentioned “Want the variable refresh rate technology of G-Sync to maintain a smooth and tear-free gaming experience”.

Fourty-six people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Newegg.com said “G-Sync, 144Hz and Pretty big screen”. Newegg.com also wrote “2K resolution provides for a pretty dense PPI” in their review. Two years ago expert website Pcgamer.com mentioned “The first 144Hz model to use a beautiful IPS screen” in their review of this PC monitor.

Five owners who bought this PC monitor concluded that it was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Quality Design” . Two years ago Tomsguide.com rated it 70 out of 100 and wrote “The Acer XB270H has a fairly slick design” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Xsreviews.co.uk wrote “With an attractive design that includes both impressive adjustability” .

Three people said in their reviews that it had a thin frame. Newegg.com mentioned “Thin bezel” nonetheless they only scored the product 1 stars out of 5.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. In April last year G. Rees said on Amazon “The back has a matte silver finish with a useful cable tidy space at the base”. Timothy W. wrote “The BenQ was immaculate (hardly any light bleed, no dead pixel/scratch/dirt) when I got it (unlike this Acer” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

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Solid Stand and Design

Twenty-seven people who bought it thought it was well made. Two years ago Digitaltrends.com said in their Acer XB270H review “Solid stand and design” however despite that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Pc Mag said “Solid color and gray-scale performance” in their review of this PC monitor and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Pcper.com mentioned “The monitor is well built”.

Five customers said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Two years ago Newegg.com said “It's not as tough to run games at high FPS in this vs 4k, still is a very nice visual improvement”. Walkerno5 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The base is nice and heavy and the whole thing feels very robust”. G. Rees gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon last year “The sturdy base goes a long way to help with this”.

Two customers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com said two years ago “I used to have an ips monitor which broke” in their review of this PC monitor and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Drummingjack2 rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I had zero dead pixels and no damage from shipping”.

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Easy to Use

Nineteen people who purchased the Acer XB270H mentioned that it was easy to use. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “The extra USB 3.0 ports are handy”. Newegg.com also mentioned “As many know this monitor has been plagued with quality control issues” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “An amazing overpriced monitor with some of the worst quality control I've seen in a while” in their review.

Fifteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said two years ago “Good color rendition (I'm getting sRGB settings, 1000 1 contrast ration”. Newegg.com also wrote “No noticeable ghosting or blur with recommended settings” in their review. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said “Even mid-range systems are maxing out settings on popular games with no issue.” yet they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Eight owners who purchased it thought it was easy to setup. Newegg.com wrote two years ago “Monitor was easy to set up” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. In April last year Walkerno5 said “Really clear screen, excellent response on some demanding games, easy to set up” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Grandad said in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “It definitely looks impressive and the setting up is so simple”.

Two owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mark he mentioned “About the limit of what I would consider comfortable viewing at a desk” in his review of this PC monitor. Greytide gave this PC monitor a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Comfortable that Amazon have a great returns policy”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was easy to assemble. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Easy to assemble and great adjustments”. One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Handles everything beautifully” but they only scored the product 3 stars out of 5.

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Picture Quality is Okay

Sixty-three people who purchased the Acer XB270H concluded that it was good quality. Trusted Reviews rated it 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Picture quality is okay”. In April last year Kitguru.net mentioned “Extremely bright, colourful image quality” in their review of this PC monitor. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Image quality is stunning and the best we've ever seen from a gami” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers who purchased the product thought it was inferior quality. Two years ago Newegg.com gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “No bad quality dp cable (looking at you Asus Rog Swift”.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00888863201839, 04713147462834, 04713147881321, 04713392276422, 05054629646168

Acer XB270H Review Sources

To prepare this Acer XB270H review we compared this PC monitor to 3,037 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,538 product attributes, 78,627 PC monitor reviews and 7,443,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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