The Acer Predator XB271HU is a 27-inch wide screen gaming monitor that supports both HDMI and Display Port interfaces. It has a 144 Hz refresh rate when connected to DP that can be overclocked to 165Hz. The 2560×1440 sits somewhere between full HD and 4K, and provides a really nice picture for the price.
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27″ Wide Screen Display
This display is quite massive, especially if you’re used to monitors of the 17 and 19-inch variety. My first impression of this monitor is ‘sweet Jesus that’s a lot of screen’. This is a 16:9 wide screen and NOT an ultra wide screen. I prefer widescreen to ultra-wide, but that’s what I grew up on so I’m a little biased.
2560 x 1440 Resolution
Is this a 4K UHD monitor? It certainly is not! This 2560×1440 pixels resolutions sits snugly between Full HD 1920×1080 and Ultra HD 3840×2160. It’s a sort of happy medium that will save you some money, while at the same time delivers a really nice crisp, clear picture. Besides, you will probably never notice the difference between this resolution and real 4K, so save yourself some money.
144Hz Display Port
The refresh rate is 144Hz when using the Display Port adapter. You can even crank it up to an eye-bending 165Hz. A faster refresh rate means that all of the action in your favorite games and media will come through crystal clear.
Display Port and HDMI
Ok, so this monitor ONLY has display port and HDMI connections. No VGA connections for your folks with computers from the early 2000s. I’m sure if you don’t have HDMI or DP on your computer I’m sure you could get some kind of adapter, or do yourself a favor and just upgrade your video card.
Features and Specifications
- 27″ Display (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
- 2560 x 1440 (native and maximum) Resolution
- .233mm Pixel Pitch
- 144Hz (OverClocking to 165Hz) – Using Display Port
- Signal Inputs: 1 x Display Port & 1 x HDMI 1.4 Port. Please refer the User Manual before use.
Brand Name Acer
Item model number XB271HU
Item Weight 17.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H 24.2 x 10.6 x 21.7 inches
Screen Size 27 inches
Max Screen Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
The Acer Predator XB271HU has over 100 real customer reviews on Amazon right now. The overall average rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars, a tough feat to pull off with picky Amazon reviewers. A full 70% of reviewers gave this monitor the top 5 out of 5-star rating but a puzzling 8% gave it a 1-star rating.
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