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Acer 27-Inch 1440p XB270HU G-sync 144Hz

Acer 27-Inch 1440p XB270HU G-sync 144Hz

Acer 27-Inch 1440p XB270HU G-sync 144Hz

Acer 27-Inch 1440p XB270HU G-sync 144Hz

 

Acer will be soon releasing a new gaming monitor, the 27-Inch XB270HU. This is a 27 inch 144 HZ TN screen with Nvidia's GSYNC with a resolution of 2560x1440.

This monitor is looking like a great competitor to the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q which we tested earlier this year.

The specifications are fairly similar to the ASUS ROG Swift monitor, with an AU Optronics panel is used here as well. This panel has a 1ms G2G response time, 144Hz refresh rate and support for NVIDIA's G-sync. It also supports 3D Vision and NVIDIA's Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) mode which is part of the G-sync featureset.

Other specs it also offers a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness, 170/160 viewing angles, 8-bit colour depth (16.7m colours) and a W-LED backlight offering sRGB colour gamut.

 Acer 27-Inch 1440p XB270HU G-sync 144Hz

 

 The only downside of this monitor is that it only has a single DisplayPort 1.2 connection due to G-syncs limitations, the same as the Asus ROG Swift. There are also 4 USB 3.0 ports available. The stand offers a full range of tilt, 150mm height, swivel and rotate adjustments and is also VESA mountable.

The new screen is set to be released within the next few days in the UK as TFT reported by TFT Central. Pricing is yet to be determined.

  

Join the discussion on the Acer G-Sync 144Hz 1440p XB270HU on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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20-11-2014, 06:34:48

Dicehunter
If they severely under cut Asus with their £700 offering this will go out of stock very quickly.

The £700 price tag of the Swift has been the only thing stopping me, I could afford to get it but I could never justify the price to myself.Quote

20-11-2014, 06:45:21

JR23
I can't see it being a serious undercut for practically the same thing, I guess it could be £20-50 cheaper because it has no ROG factor. I don't like how they have imitated the base lighting but then made it look fat and old, if it was just understated but still with some nice materials then they could have poked it a slightly different audience. Who are they aiming for? wealthy gamers who like to upgrade with a £2k+ rig capable of smashing 1440p who like ROG but just don't quite have a few extra moneyz to buy the Swift.

If it is genuinely cheap retailers will respond by adjusting the Swift's pricing so it's good there is some competition emerging. Hopefully they sat down and thought hard and managed to make it slightly better than the Swift, I guess if the base was RGB lit and some other innovative thing it looks like they haven't bothered with, maybe a different glare coating or UI thing... Yeah better hope it's cheap.

JRQuote

20-11-2014, 07:19:50

eastyy
i am really thinking of getting a g-sync monitor though does not appear to me that many around but i wanted to ask.

is the g-sync worth the extra money or is just running at 144hz enough ?Quote

20-11-2014, 07:29:57

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR23 View Post
I can't see it being a serious undercut for practically the same thing, I guess it could be £20-50 cheaper because it has no ROG factor. I don't like how they have imitated the base lighting but then made it look fat and old, if it was just understated but still with some nice materials then they could have poked it a slightly different audience. Who are they aiming for? wealthy gamers who like to upgrade with a £2k+ rig capable of smashing 1440p who like ROG but just don't quite have a few extra moneyz to buy the Swift.

If it is genuinely cheap retailers will respond by adjusting the Swift's pricing so it's good there is some competition emerging. Hopefully they sat down and thought hard and managed to make it slightly better than the Swift, I guess if the base was RGB lit and some other innovative thing it looks like they haven't bothered with, maybe a different glare coating or UI thing... Yeah better hope it's cheap.

JR
The base doesn't actually light up, That is a rubber ring so they have saved some cash there, The bezel is thicker and glossy ergo cheaper so money saved there again.

Acxer are decent but realistically this should be £100 cheaper than the Swift mainly due to the luxury features like the light up ring, The luxury stand etc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eastyy View Post
i am really thinking of getting a g-sync monitor though does not appear to me that many around but i wanted to ask.

is the g-sync worth the extra money or is just running at 144hz enough ?
You really have to try it for yourself, I tried a Swift at a friends house and was a bit, Meh, About it, Some people get raging epeens as soon as you mention 144Hz and G-Sync so it all depends on personal taste and if it really matters to you.Quote
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