Acer 27" S271HL DBID LED HD Monitor: The thin design lets you place this large monitor almost anywhere — even hang it on the wall (wall mount sold separately). Great for playing video games, showing movies, viewing documents side by side, and enlarging photos during the editing process.
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Deal if its on sale for $200 or Less, Basic Users!
Posted by: ItsAdeal from: San Jose, Ca on
There are lots of 27" monitors to chose from, I chose to replace 2 older 28" lcd monitors with 2 of these primarily for price and use. At the time of purchase this was the best deal I could find anywhere on the web for a 27" monitor. Acer is a good name, I've been using their products for decades with no problems. always out last the warranty. so far!. there's nothing special about these other than the 3 most common inputs included. its few that support DVI, VGA & HDMI in one monitor these days. Mac users can use a Mini display Port adapter to connect. I tested all three inputs with the same source and found both the DVI and VGA performed well and identical in appearance. The HDMI input did not, the image was washed out compared to the other DVI and VGA inputs. Even though I could have tried to adjust the hdmi to match it did not make sense to do so since it performed well with no adjustment on the other 2 inputs.Since I'm using this in a 2 monitor W7setting I chose the DVI and VGA inputs since my graphics card supports all three. So far all is nominal, steam games look fine, basic use is fine too. The one disappointment for Me was when I opened the box and found the external power supply. Its a personal choice but I prefer internal power supplies on monitors (No power brick, Direct from the wall AC plug to the monitor).
I almost returned these due to this, but after looking at the market again I found it would have cost $100 more each to get that feature. I decided to install and test them. I wall mounted these on 2 vesa 100x100 arms with ease. They phyically lok great, thin bezel, thin depth, non glare. I'm Happy! My advice is if You are looking for a 27" and need multiple inputs and can find this for $200 or less its a good deal at this time. Things change so fast however, so look around at the entire market before chosing this monitor, there may be a better deal out there. The next monitors I buy will be 4K once the price comes down. For Now, these will do.
28 out of 28 found this review helpful.
Great monitors at a great price!
Posted by: NetScanr2 from: Draper, UT on
I purchased 2 of these monitors in early May 2014 for $199 each on-sale, for a new 'remote', work-from-home position as an IT Consultant. I used them with an older HP Elite notebook and docking-station that had a DVI and standard display-port outputs. Both monitors ran at max resolution, and matched each other EXACTLY when set at the same TEMPERATURE setting. This is important, since I run my windows desktop with the 'extended' desktop setting, and any variance in color is a no-go when you're in front of them for 8+ hours a day. At my new job, I have 2 Dell monitors, same model and more expensive, that when set to the exact same settings, aren't even close! Get this monitor and you'll be pleased you did!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: monitorhelp from: on
I have a mid 2014 Macbook Air. I started my monitor search with a 29" ultra wide screen LG but after not being able to get the settings right, I returned it. I then bought a thunderbolt display. Paying @ $1k for 2011 technology really irked me but I wanted it to work seamlessly with my Macbook. It did but the high gloss screen was incredibly reflective - I have a window behind me and I could barely see the monitor during the day. The price on that giant thunderbolt, considering a 12ms response v the 6ms of this one was also bothering me. I saw the mouse make major trails at one point which i had never seen before on any monitor, much less one that cost @ $1k. So I returned the thunderbolt and picked up this 27" Acer. I also bought and HDMI adapter and have it set up with the included HDMI cable. The color, speed, size and brightness are fantastic. I'm extremely happy with this.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: bigbadtrumpet from: Gainesville, FL on
This is a great monitor that comes with all the connections you would want with a monitor. Cables provided are plenty long enough. Set up was a breeze and the image quality has been great so far!
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Broit from: Bonita Springs, FL on
I bought this for my Apple Mac Mini and it works great!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Big monitor for a great price
Posted by: LouG from: Churchville, NY on
Bought this monitor on sale and so far it is great. I really like the 27" size for a desk monitor. Tried a 32" and it was just too big and the 23"-24" monitor seemed just a little smaller than I wanted. So far so good!
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: melissabethm from: on
If you get this for a Mac you have to buy an additional cord, you need a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable, which it does not come with. Make sure to clean the scream often and it is a really great product!!
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
EXCEEDED MY EXPECTIONS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.
Posted by: CLEATUS from: on
The installation and set up was simple and straight forward. I did not have to even adjust color or contrast. and legibility was great.
Admittedly, plug and play for most products these days is not rocket science, but it`s too often disappointing to have to spend several hours troubleshooting a new product to make it work. This one did not require a thing.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Computethis from: Lincoln on
This is my second Acer monitor and I have no problems with either one. Both are very good monitors so far. Price was very good too compared to other name brands. I don't use the "features" so I cannot comment on those or what they might be. I won't hesitate to buy additional Acer monitors as the need arises.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Decent, for the price.
Posted by: Nathan from: on
Calibrating to achieve reasonably accurate color has proven difficult. "Black" is apparently not achievable.
Overall the image feels washed out. For the price, It's easy to get used to. However, I would not recommend this for any kind of graphic work.