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Acer XB271HK PC Monitor

27" LED Feb 2016
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £185.46 Electricity cost over 5 years
Seven industry awards
Good picture quality
A bit expensive
11 Reviews + 7 Awards
tomshardware.co.uk Editor Approved tomshardware.com Editor Approved PC Mag Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

Amongst PC monitors of this type and age, this flatpanel monitor is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

This Acer PC display received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites PC Mag, Tomshardware.co.uk and Tomshardware.com all of whom thought that this PC display was terrific.

This PC display received a "Recommended" award from both review websites Expert Reviews and Altomdata.dk, both of which wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good.

The experts at two other expert review sites both decided that this PC screen was good. Hardwarecanucks.com gave this LCD screen a "Dam Good" award and Kitguru.net gave it a "Must Have" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Five experts from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, Chip.de and techteamgb.co.uk have rated this PC display on average 83 out of 100.

Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

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


Good Picture Quality

Four customers agreed that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Last year Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Expert Reviews “The XB271HK has excellent image quality”.


Price

A Bit Expensive

Two people who bought this PC monitor thought it was not expensive. Expert review site Techteamgb.co.uk said “Acer's Gsync 4K IPS monitor is pricey.” in their Acer XB271HK review. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in April last year “It may be pricey.”.

Pricey

The price range of LCD screens of a similar type and age is from £50 to £3,769. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a similar type and age.


Design

Attractive Bezel-Free Design

Two people wrote that the product was well designed. In April last year Pc Mag said in their review of this PC monitor on PC Mag “Attractive bezel-free design” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned last year “On balance, I like the design; the stand is rock-solid for little screen wobble”.

Two customers who reviewed it wrote that it was smooth. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “G-Sync helps makes smooth 4K gaming a reality” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. An anonymous reviewer wrote “Games (Fallout 4) look outstanding, smooth and crisp”.

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Highly Detailed UHD Image Quality

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Highly detailed UHD image quality”. Expert website Tomshardware.co.uk said “In the bargain you get a fantastic AHVA panel with superior image quality and viewing angles”. Kitguru.net gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The picture quality is spot on”.

Easy to Use

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Techteamgb.co.uk mentioned “Uk - Want to get anything nice? Be sure use to use these! Amazon”. An anonymous author wrote on Newegg.com “Buyers beware, there is quality control issues on high end ips monitors because the pg27aq i got from asus also has backlight bleed issues”.


Performance

Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC

The XB271HK supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, unlike most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this PC monitor which do not support NVIDIA G-SYNC.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC display has been on the market since April 2017.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The XB271HK has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Only One HDMI Port

The XB271HK is a one HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other LCD screens that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XB271HK has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as this PC display also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the NEC EA275WMi (£567.57) which is cheaper; or the AOC U3277PQU (£621.60), and the Acer Predator Z35 (£611.49) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the XB271HK is £186, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 621 PC monitors of this spec and age.


Packaging Content

Has Four Cables Included

The XB271HK has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays that have been around for around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00888863460359

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