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Monitor

Acer - XG270HU 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

(8 Ratings, 4.6 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Acer

Model

XG270HU

Part #

  • UM.HG0EE.001
  • XG270HU

Manufacturer

Acer

Screen Size

27"

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

Panel Type

TN

Aspect Ratio

16:9

LED Backlight

Yes

Brightness

350 cd/m²

Widescreen

Yes

Curved Screen

No

Interface

  • HDMI
  • DisplayPort
  • DVI

Frame Sync

Freesync

Built-in Speakers

Yes

DVI

1

DisplayPort

1

HDMI

1

Viewing Angle

170° H x 160° V

Price History

    Reviews

    ImVeer
    • 57 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build Blue (First Build)

    It's a great display if you get it on sale when it's $360. The viewing angles are not the best, but for a 1440p 144Hz 1ms monitor you really can't beat that sales price. The hideous burnt orange accents might be fine for some people, but I can't stand it. Will be painting it very soon. Probably going to get another one when it goes back on sale just to keep things the same.

    aaronbraich
    • 23 points
    • 42 months ago

    I came from a Macbook Pro 15 Retina display so I had a good benchmark. Initial impressions were a lack of "pop" of colours that you get with an IPS, and that colours changes when the vertical viewing angle changed a lot. The horizontal angles were fine though - GF and I watch movies on it perfectly from different horizontal angles.

    It is way too bright out of the box and needs a good calibration using some websites to check. I still found it wasn’t as “colour correct” as my old retina, but the size and the smoothness makes up for it – and you have to be really concentrating to notice the difference with anything moving.

    With gaming – what this is meant for, it’s great, the resolution is crisp, and the smoothness is great.

    I would say the difference between 60hz to 144hz is noticeable only if you’re looking for it. But the FreeSync function does work very well to reduce tearing. I think I’ve only seen 4 instance of a quick judder in about 20 hours of gaming – and that’s probably because I’ve left Vsync off too.

    I would also say that (and I know this is all personal preference) that the difference of going from 60hz to 144hz is not as big of a difference as going from a cheap TN panel to a QUALITY IPS panel. I think the colour pop of an good IPS gives a bigger WOW effect than the extra hz. Keep in mind though, that this TN panel is not a cheap TN panel and is very good in its own right, so if you have a good TN panel like this, then the upgrade to IPS may seem not that big. However, if you have a monitor that is old and rubbish, than a good quality IPS panel (and not a cheap one to tick the box of having that tech) will give you more of a wow when you use it. Note that there is no height adjustment, and that’s really needed if you have a TN panel as the vertical viewing angle makes a significant difference on the colours. I would say for most around 510-6ft you’re in luck as its perfect height if on a normal desk and chair height at elbow height. But anyone else would possibly require some stacking underneath its x shaped base or tilting (it only pivots up or down). Also the colour isn’t as MAD as the photos make out/paint is nowhere near as vibrant. 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.

    I run Star Wars Battlefront (most graphically awesome game atm) on auto settings – this put the game at 1440 on ultra and it looks amazing. Really much better than the YouTube videos I’ve seen of the game at 4k – but likely due to compression and fps of the video that YT impose.

    Overall I would definitely recommend this monitor but only if getting for under £350 – it is great value. GSYNC equivalents are much more expensive and although this is a TN panel, it is a very good one. I would however say if you’re spending more than £370 on this then get an IPS unless you’re some kind of superhuman pro gamer who 3ms response time will make a difference (not the case for 99% of people playing games which have their own input lag like BF4).

    andrewaltogether
    • 14 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build The Consolation Prize

    I took off one star for three reasons: 1) it's a bit too bright at night in a dark room, even with the brightness turned all the way down; 2) I had to do some calibration to get it looking right; and 3) the back panel is very staticky and attracts a lot of dust and cat hair.

    BrainTaste
    • 14 points
    • 31 months ago

    from completed build Casterly Rock

    Great Monitor! Super Small Bezzel!

    Slade84
    • 11 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Blackbox

    I love this monitor.

    loxalot
    • 11 points
    • 29 months ago

    from completed build Corsair Gaming PC

    Not sure if it's my monitor or GPU but I get this halo effect sometimes in games. The 144Hz is a nice improvement from my last ones. Cheaper and I would have purchased 2. Watch out for static when you unpack it. No dead pixels. Vibrant colors. Perfect for FPS gaming.

    onodorable
    • 11 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build Nano S air cooled edition

    Freesync 144hz 1440p. A pretty noticeable difference coming from a standard 1440p 60hz monitor. Most of the f2p type games I play I can easily get 144fps at 1440p.

    SwiggityDerpy
    • 8 points
    • 27 months ago

    Got it for $400 (woohoo Microcenter) and I'm very satisfied with it - much more than I was with the VG248 initially. The colors look perfectly reproduced out of the box, which I'm extremely happy with for a low-end TN panel, and the inbuilt speakers are surprisingly high quality - in fact, if you're not insanely discerning on audio quality I'd say they'd even be fine to use as your primary audio device.

    A slew of inputs are offered, including HDMI2, DP and DVI-D DL. Cables for all of these are in the box.

    There is no VESA pattern. The X-shaped stand is cool looking but less stable than, say, just a normal circle or square. I wouldn't nudge or bump your desk too hard with this monitor.

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