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Acer XG270HU PC Monitor

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27" 100000000:1 LED Jan 2015
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17 Reasons For

Eight Industry Awards

Amongst medium monitors that were released more than a year ago, this flatpanel monitor is one of the most awarded.

This PC screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Tomshardware.co.uk, Tomshardware.com and Tomshw.it all of whom decided that this Acer LCD screen was marvellous.

Guru3d.com and Vido.com.ua both said that concluded that they would recommend this flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This PC screen received an "Approved" award from HEXUS.net, it received a "Best for Games" award from Hispazone.com and it received a "The Choice of Gamers" award from Ua.gecid.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This PC screen received a rating of 70% from expert review site maximumpc.com.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, XG270HU owners rated this LCD screen as brilliant.

Nice Design

A few Acer XG270HU reviewers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was a good design. Ben Needham mentioned on Amazon “Good clear picture, very fast response time(great for gaming) and a very nice design” and rated the product as excellent.

Some customers wrote that this PC monitor was smooth. A Happy Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The 144hz is ultra smooth and insane in games”. In December last year Zach C. gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Fantastic quality image, freesync is incredibly smooth and the high refresh rate”.

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Clara96 rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Gorgeous, easy to set up”.

One Acer XG270HU owner mentioned in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Last year Alan Haine gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review on Amazon “Only offers the bare minimum in terms of adjustment combined with not being able to put this on an arm makes ergonomic setup more than awkward”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Aaron said “Great value screen when on offer - Best good gaming TN panel under £360” . Aaron also wrote “Only if getting for under £370 – it is great value”. Alam said in their Acer XG270HU review “Got it at an amazing price!” and rated it 5 stars.

A number of Acer XG270HU owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was a bargain for the price. In December last year G. K. Lowell mentioned “For that price it is a bargain” and rated it as excellent. Jordan said on Amazon last year “The real deal breaker for me, this should be standard on every monitor! 2) The stand it comes with is rubbish” in his review.

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Good Product Quality

Six Acer XG270HU reviewers who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Aaron wrote “Rubbish, than a good quality IPS panel” in his review and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars. Edvard wrote “Picture quality wise no problems”. Elaine E. mentioned in her review of this PC monitor “Image quality is nice though takes some fiddling out of the box”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Acer XG270HU reviewers concluded that it had good picture quality. A Happy Customer said “Ticks all my tick boxes, screen resolution is amazing and perfect for my graphics card (r9 290” in their review. Kkoli wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Very nice monitor with excellent picture quality” and scored the product 4 stars.

Several Acer XG270HU owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good refresh rate. Esymo wrote in their Acer XG270HU review in December “The great refresh rate and the 1ms delay makes this a fantastic monitor for gaming”.

Several Acer XG270HU reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Jordan he said on Amazon in December last year “3) Great colours - Maybe not as good as IPS colours they're still bloody good”. Last year Mr. T. Eyles mentioned “And some really nice colours and range of settings in the menu (once you pug in the HMDI cable” in their review of the Acer XG270HU nonetheless they only gave this PC monitor a rating of 3 stars.

One customer considered that this PC monitor had a good contrast ratio. Set111 wrote in their review on Amazon in December last year “The colour accuracy is decent and the contrast ratio is better than I was expecting”. One Acer XG270HU owner who purchased the Acer XG270HU thought it had a sharp image. This month Weric wrote on Amazon “Depth of field and colour/sharpness a real shock after standard HD screen” in their review of the Acer XG270HU.

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Good Size

Several customers who reviewed this PC monitor considered that it was thin. Aaron he said “It’s such a big panel and the edge is so thin that you don’t notice the orange/red, especially when there is an image on the screen”. Last year Sander Te Woerd said in their review “Due to the slim design it doesn't take up much more space then my old 22” and scored the Acer XG270HU 5 stars.

One Acer XG270HU owner mentioned that this PC monitor was a good height. Aaron rated the product 5 stars and he said in his review of this PC monitor in December last year “I would say for most around 510-6ft you’re in luck as its perfect height if on a normal desk”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. G. K. Lowell rated the product 5 stars and wrote “Not sure I'd pay full price for my own needs as I'm not a heavy gamer”. One person who bought it wrote that it was lightweight. In December last year Gee mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “It's very thin and lightweight so it's easy moved”.

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Easy to Use

One Acer XG270HU owner who bought the product wrote that it was easy to setup. One customer who reviewed the Acer XG270HU reckoned that it had a good experience. Zach C. mentioned in December last year “Resolution give a great gaming experience” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Technical Features

One Acer XG270HU owner said in their reviews that it had good features. Alan Haine said on Amazon “All in all sure there are better monitors with more features” in his review of this PC monitor.

Acer Flatpanel Monitors Have Good 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 for its medium monitors.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the Benq XL2430[plb_2417361_price], or the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XG270HU, the XG270HU has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think the Acer XB270H[plb_2658235_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Acer XG270HU has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XG270HU. The display brightnesss of similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the XG270HU range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the XG270HU is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all LCD screens of this type and age the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The XG270HU has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on comparable spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the XG270HU. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this Acer PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of PC monitors that were released more than a year ago is 5.5ms. At only 1 millisecond, the XG270HU has a very fast response time compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the XG270HU.

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Not Robust

Several people reckoned that it was not well made. Devoncatt said on Amazon “I needed a 2 GB video card ( about £35) to reach its full potential not built in motherboard video”. Kkoli mentioned in their Acer XG270HU review on Amazon “Ii) It is not very stable/solid”.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was not strong and durable. Esymo wrote in their review of this PC monitor this month “The stand is a little bit shaky if your desk is not too sturdy” but despite that they still scored it very highly.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £55.07

The price of the XG270HU has increased by £55.07 in the last 6 days.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC monitors that were released more than a year ago, the XG270HU does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the XG270HU, the Acer XG270HU is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The XG270HU does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XG270HU also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer XG270HU

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over two years.

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8 Awards

vido.com.ua Recommended hispazone.com Best for Games guru3d.com Recommended tomshw.it Editor Recommended tomshardware.co.uk Editor Recommended tomshardware.com Editor Recommended ua.gecid.com The Choice of Gamers HEXUS.net Approved

Expert Reviews

(21)
4 August 2015

In case you're wondering what FreeSync is, it's essentially a technology that leverages the Adaptive Sync part of the DisplayPort 1.2a protocol, to enable AMD graphics cards to speak to compatible... Read more…

12 June 2015

Tomshardware.com

We've had G-Sync monitors for many months now, but AMD fans had to wait for FreeSync screens. Today we're looking at Acer's 27-inch QHD XG270HU. When G-Sync was first announced, gamers were... Read more…

Tomshardware.co.uk

We've had G-Sync monitors for many months now, but AMD fans had to wait longer FreeSync screens. Today we're looking at Acer's 27-inch QHD XG270HU. When G-Sync was first announced, gamers were... Read more…

13 May 2015

I have been really impressed with Acer monitors of late. We previously reviewed that awesome 4K monitor, the Acer S277HK. Today we take a look at their gaming monitor, the ACER XG 270HU, which is... Read more…

9 April 2015

The Acer XG270HU is expected to retail for around £430 here in the UK which translates to $500 for prospective buyers across the pond. Given the specifications on offer the XG270HU is an...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Lord jackie
Lord jackie would recommend the Acer XG270HU (Verified Purchase)

B&H had the best price and by far the fastest shipping(not to mention free). monitor showed up 3 days after purchase. monitor had a dead pixel just right of center. B&H emailed RMA and return... Read more…

Reviewed 4 August 2014 by Michael W.
(Verified Purchase)

My dad (66) uses web browser, uploads pics from camera, and checks email. It's perfect for that...

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Best monitor I have even owned. The 1440p and 144hz combination is one that I love so much, and the 1mz latency is heaven. The bump from 1080p to 1440p doesn't actually have too much of a... Read more…

Reviewed 25 March 2016 by Weric
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as a reduced price item because of damaged box, but product totally undamaged. Set up fine with freesync connection. Depth of field and colour/sharpness a real shock after standard HD... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

As I got this on sale I feel like the extra resolution and fps are far beyond worth it, if I could give 6 stars I honestly would. It's an amazing buy for anyone who wants more than 1080p 60fps...

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