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Acer XB270HU Review

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The Acer XB270HU is in effect a 27” monitor, employing In-Plane Switching as well as G-Sync technologies to provide an amazing gaming experience. In this way, this monitor delivers precise and rich colors and firm gray-scale performance with excellent inky blacks and wide viewing angles. It comes with a wholly adjustable stand, and 144Hz refresh rate, although it contains only a single video input.

Summary

The Acer XB270HU lets gamers enjoy wide viewing angles as well as rich colors that IPS panels always provide, by making practical use of the G-Sync anti-tearing technology from N-Vidia. The monitor provides remarkable gaming performance, by delivering firm solid gray-scale performance and precise colors. However, this otherwise amazing monitor lacks a few additional video inputs, and some gamer-friendly features, such as optimized presets, crosshair aiming and Nvidia’s 3D Vision mode. Besides, the design of the whole thing is middling.

Our Score:
Pros
• Remarkable gaming scores our tests.
• Solid gray-scale performance and accurate color
• Wholly adjustable stand
Cons
• Extremely expensive
• Only a single video input
• Limited connectivity
• Lacking in Nvidia’s 3D Vision mode
• Uninspired design

Acer XB270HU Design and Features

The Acer XB270HU is has a 2.4” thick cabinet, finished in matte-black with slim, and bezels in glossy black. The monitor sits on a round, stand of glossy-black sporting red trim, and it comes with a whole series of adjustments, such as height, tilt, pivot and swivel. It won’t excite you with its middling design and styling, as it is of a purely utilitarian nature.

The bottom bezel consists of the power switch as well as five function buttons which are meant to regulate the menu system, and also function as hot keys, in order to choose from the five picture presets including standard, user, ECO, movie and graphics. It also has a unique feature named Ultra Low Motion Blur that assists in reducing motion blur whenever the G-Sync gets disabled, as also adjusts brightness. As to the picture adjustment settings, the XB270HU consists of Brightness, Gamma, Contrast, Gamma, as well as Color Temperature.

 

Connectivity

The Acer XB270HU is deficient in I/O ports. There is only a single DisplayPort 1.2 input for the G-Sync at the back and two downstream USB 3.0 ports and an upstream USB 3.0 port. Also, two extra USB 3.0 ports are on the cabinet’s left side. Other types of video input are lacking here because a DisplayPort is needed for G-Sync to function. If you want to buy an IPS or QHD monitor equipped with many other video inputs, the G-Sync technology will be of no use to you.

 

Performance

By enabling the G-Sync, the Acer XB270HU offers very smooth imagery while playing hi-end games without any chop or tearing. Games appeared incredible on its WQHD screen, with dark blacks imparting remarkable contrast.

Colors look well saturated during gaming. The monitor manages rapid moving objects with the greatest ease, made possible by a grey to grey 4-millisecond pixel response. As to grey-scale as also viewing-angle performance are also excellent with all shades of grey displaying correctly, without any loss of luminance or color shifting, when viewed from any angle.

Verdict

The Acer XB270HU lets gamers enjoy wide viewing angles as well as rich colors that IPS panels always provide, by making practical use of the G-Sync anti-tearing technology from N-Vidia. The monitor provides remarkable gaming performance, by delivering firm solid gray-scale performance and precise colors. However, this otherwise amazing monitor lacks a few additional video inputs, and some gamer-friendly features, such as optimized presets, crosshair aiming and Nvidia’s 3D Vision mode. Besides, the design of the whole thing is middling.

Official Website: Acer

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