The Acer XV272U has a lot going for it and will have a strong appeal for any gamers out there looking for all round high quality. Any discerning gamer will be looking for a 1ms response time, adaptive sync technology, a spacious 27″ IPS panel and HDR all displayed at a crystal clear high resolution. And this model can offer all of those things in one bundle.
You can spend more of course, this Acer has entry level DisplayHDR 400 support only, it’s QHD 1440p resolution and there are more modern FreeSync standards available. But for your money you are getting a lot of value, if you’re upgrading from a more basic monitor you’re going to be impressed by what’s on offer.
The Acer XV272U is a good looking monitor in my view, slim borders are always welcome and it is supported by an attractive simple stand that doesn’t take up half your desk. The ergonomic stand offers a range of movement with up to 120mm height adjustment, -5°/20° tilt, 90° pivot, and 360° swivel. If that doesn’t suit then it also comes with 100x 100 VESA mount compatibility.
Hooking up your new monitor is simple enough with two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4. If that’s not enough, it also includes a four port USB 3.0 hub and a headphones socket.
Colour performance doesn’t disappoint thanks to out of the box factory calibration and 10-bit color support via dithering (8-bit + 2-bitframe rate control) and covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut (approx. 130% sRGB).
This actually means that this monitor is more than just a gaming screen, decent colour handling makes it suitable for content creation too. The IPS panel and 1440p resolution means that this is a monitor for work as well as play.
To further add to its gaming credentials, the XV272U also support FreeSync with a nice wide 48-144Hz variable refresh window. A 4ms grey to grey response time does a good job of minimising any image ghosting that may occur. Any blurring effects can be reduced further by enabling the 1ms Visual Response Boost technology that uses back light strobing to reduce motion blur. I would always recommend experimenting with your setup to see what works best for you.
Other gamer friendly features include Aim Point (which provides custom cross hairs) and Black Boost (makes in game dark scenes more visible).
Should I buy the Acer XV272U?The Acer XV272U has a lot going for it. A high resolution IPS panel, FreeSync and great colour coverage. However there are some limitations, for example, it can't run FreeSync and HDR at the same time and there are monitors out there with faster response times and less blur. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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Acer XV272U Specification
|Adjustability||Height · Rotate · Swivel · Tilt|
|Connections||Display Port · HDMI|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440|
|Speakers||Built in Speakers · Head phone socket|
|VESA Mounting||100 x 100|
|Buy Now: £359.00|
Model number: UM.HX2EE.P01
Price Updated: 28 Nov 2020 23:10