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Acer Z271

Acer Z271 PC Monitor

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27" 1920 X 1080 100000000:1 LED Apr 2016
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Tomsguide.com decided that this PC display was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and tomsguide.com the average expert rating of this PC screen is 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of customers said in their reviews that this PC monitor was smooth. In December expert review site Pcmag.com scored it 70 out of 100 and mentioned “It uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology to correct screen tearing and provide silky smooth” in their review of the Acer Z271. Pcmag.com also mentioned “A fast refresh rate to deliver smooth gaming performance”.

A few Acer Z271 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Acer Predator Z271 is a good-looking 27-inch gaming monitor that uses a curved screen, Nvidia's G-Sync technology” in their Acer Z271 review. This month expert review site Tomsguide.com scored this PC monitor 4 stars and wrote “It will make just about all of your games look gorgeous at 1080p” in their review of this PC monitor.

One Acer Z271 owner considered that it was neat. This month Tomsguide.com said in their Acer Z271 review “The $599 Z1 has some neat lighting, makes most gam”.

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Good Picture Quality

One Acer Z271 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good refresh rate.

Robust

One customer who bought this PC monitor mentioned that it was well made. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “The Predator Z271 ($599.99), offers the same edgy look and solid gaming performance as its siblings” in their review of this PC monitor and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

The Acer Z271 is a four USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor.

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Acer Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Acer medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Acer is one of the better rated brands.

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LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including cheaper LCD screens such as the S27E510C[pl_2792915_price], or the U28E850R[pl_3996084_price] both from Samsung or the Benq PD2700Q[plb_3720982_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer Z271 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other new LCD screens.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the BDM3270QP2[pl_3846532_price], and the 272B7QPJEB[pl_3697568_price] both from Philips or the AOC AG241QG[plb_3811693_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

At 178 degrees, the Acer Z271 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z271. The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z271 range from 15° to 180°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the Z271 the viewing angle, horizontals range from -5° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Acer Z271 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other newly released similar spec PC screens.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the recently released LCD screens the RMS rated powers range from 0.5W to 20W. The Acer Z271 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (14 Watts) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The Acer Z271 has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (69 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the Z271 the display diagonal (metric)s range from 49cm to 820cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 73cm.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This PC screen has a supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for the last year have response times of between 1ms and 20ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms. The Acer Z271 has a fairly fast response time (only 4 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the Z271.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer Z271 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for the last year also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Z271, the Acer Z271 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D then you might want to consider the Benq ZOWIE XL2720[plb_3761444_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most recently released medium monitors do not have a card reader integrated. The Acer Z271 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Pricey

The cheapeast new similar spec flatpanel monitors that we found costs £64 and the most expensive costs £3,777. We think that this Acer LCD screen looks expensive for a recently released PC screen.

Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC display has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many recently released flatpanel monitors.

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

The height adjustments of similar spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Z271 range from 10mm to 510mm. At only 120 millimeters, the Acer Z271 has a fairly low height adjustment compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.6 kilograms, the Acer Z271 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the Z271. Across all the latest medium monitors the weights range from 2.6g to 21kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Z271

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when this PC display was released.

Running Costs Are Average

This flatpanel monitor has an efficiency rating of B, and the average running cost of the Z271 is £56 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 407 PC screens that were released in the last 12 months.

Specification

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Built-In Speaker(s)
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NVIDIA G-SYNC
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Technical Details
No Flickering

1 Award

tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 September 2016

The Acer Predator Z271 is a good-looking 27-inch gaming monitor that uses a curved screen, Nvidia's G-Sync technology, and a fast refresh rate to deliver smooth gaming performance...

4 August 2016

There's a lot to like about the Acer Predator Z1. It looks cool, it's responsive and it will make just about all of your games look gorgeous at 1080p. Its highly adjustable stand makes it a breeze...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.61
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £87.17
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Energy Rating
0.43T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer z271, acer z271b, acer z271bm, acer z271bmi, acer z271bmip, acer 1920x1080, acer z271bmiph, acer z271bmiphz, acer umhx1aa006, visipax 1920x1080, acer america z271, visipax umhx1aa006, acer america z271t, visipax prumhx1aa006, acer america umhz1aat01, acer america umhx1aa006
Barcodes 00779184516446, 00888863717354, 00888863981373, 04713392553707

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