Take your gaming to the next level with this Acer Predator 27-inch monitor. Powerful response times deliver up-to-the-moment graphics for maximum performance when playing shooters, and the 350 nit brightness means you can easily see the monitor even under harsh overhead lighting. Use the DisplayPort or HDMI port to connect this Acer Predator 27-inch monitor to your computer.
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Needs calibration, but after that its perfect!
Posted by: BoltzNBulletz from: on
Been reading reviews prior to this purchase. First off, this is not a UHD monitor as advertised on the header here in Best Buy. Hopefully they have corrected this upon your reading. its 1440p, so it WQHD or Quad HD; kinda like 2K. My previous monitor was an Asus 1080p IPS monitor and I must say that the jump from 1080p to this 1440p is EYEGASMIC as the leap from 720p to 1080p. the difference is definitely there and it spoils you to never turn back!
As my previous monitor was an IPS, my recent upgarde had to be an IPS as well. This XB271HU is a great IPS monitor but needs serious calibration inorder to get accurate colors. By default, whites are too yellowish and requires tinkering on the monitors color temp plus gamma adjustments through NVIDIA's control panel installed in your PC. Oh by the way, this is a G-SYNC monitor and incase your wondering why its so expensive, one big factor is the G-Sync capabilities which means you need an Nvidia Graphics card to reap the benefits. if your PC has no Nvidia card, you made a big waseftul mistake buying a monitor at this price point. Also, the buttons and onscreen display menus on this monitor is confusing and frustrating! accessing its menus are not so intuitive and hard to get use to in my opinion. However, once you've achieved a good calibration youll hardly touch those again anyways.
The monitor looks its best at its native resolution. I tried downscaling it from 1440p to 1080p to match up my old monitor for a dual monitor setup and the downscaling effect on this monitor tends to make things blurry. of course blurriness is expects from downscaling but when compring this to my old monitor's 1080p, I found that my old one is way more crisp and clear compared to the XB271HU's 1080p. So I ended up using emulated-upscaling on my old 1080p monitor to 1440p through DSR settings to compensate leaving my new one to its 1440p glory. This XB271HU monitor at its native display delivers crisp images especially in gaming. While playing Witcher 3 I've noticed I could see more details on his face and the chainmail on his armor clearer even when zoomed out in thirdperson while in gameplay. Its just plain awesome!
G-sync is really a unique experience! however, youll only reap the full benefits of this if your a mouse and keyboard player or playing first person shooters which eliminates lag and tearing even on fast paced gaming. however, if you play controller or dont play competitive FPS, G-sync has little difference to normal peasant monitors using V-sync. However playing older gen games like Devil May Cry running on 144hz moves really silky-fluid-awesome nomatter what controls you use!
the 4 extra USB 3.0 ports on this monitor is also a plus and really helps saving you some ports on your PC. All you need to do is connect a cable to one of your PC's 3.0 hubs and your set. so basically you've lost one port and gained 4. I've used it to mount my webcam, mouse, keyboard and wireless game controller dongle on the monitor's usb ports for easier, shorter access.
I'd like to also state my opinions on how future-proof this purchase is. to me, this is a high end monitor, but I give it around 2-4 years before tech enthusiasts like me would consider upgrading. reason? its not a 4K display. right now for gaming, 4K is still a hard steep to climb even with the current best graphics cards. so 2K should be awesome for now.
Overall Im very happy of this purchase! it is a very expensive monitor but if you know its features well and reap its beneifts; its very much worth it!
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Monitor from: on
The monitor has worked flawlessly, I am thoroughly enjoying it. The resolution is great as you don't run in to scaling issue with this monitor on some apps like you would with a 5k monitor
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Excellent, No Problems
Posted by: TheSurgeon from: Northeast on
Easy setup basically just plug and play. I run dual monitors a XB270HU and a XB271HU don't need the stands use a dual monitor single pole desk mount it which leaves much more working space on desk. I set both at 144hz refresh rate. My video card is an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW. Can't ask for more gaming graphics and performance are great.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
An excellent product
Posted by: Matt from: on
This monitor is a great product all around. The only real downside is the price but that's to be expected with premium equipment. Setup is easy and the construction is great. Even over-clocking the monitor is easy. All in all, if you have the cash for it, I would highly recommend this monitor. I'm already debating a second.
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Excellent 4k - Great Quality
Posted by: Phluxx from: on
I purchased this monitor because I was looking to move from 1080p to 1440p. So far, it has been an excellent choice!
The colors on the Predator by ASUS are vibrant and deep. GSync helps smooth out frame rates when things get a little busy on the screen. The brightness of the IPS screen is fantastic - next to my old 23" 1080p LED you can notice a huge difference in clarity and sharpness. Build quality on the monitor is fantastic - the stand is all metal and the monitor doesn't shake or move around if you accidentally bump your desk. Some people complain about the light bleed, but on mine I don't see anything that detracts from the picture.
Overall a fantastic monitor - you definitely get what you pay for.
2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Hannibal from: on
It's a great g sync gaming monitor. I recommend this item.
4 out of 18 found this review helpful.
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