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ACER XF270HUA Review: A revision of the ACER XF270HU with a frameless panel design. A Gaming Monitor with an excellent price-performance ratio.
So finally I had my hands on the Acer XF270HUA and I'm very positively surprised. A nice design (in my personal opinion better than Acers G-Sync model XG270HU), awesome colors, Freesync, 144 Hz, WQHD, and even the IPS glow on my unit is very good, even the lower panel frame construction is not perfect for an IPS panel. Many people complain about overdrive settings while using Freesync, so, does it really not work? Yup, they are right, but...! The Acer XF270HUA has 3 overdrive settings: Off, Normal, Extreme, and while you have connected an AMD graphics card, you cannot set to "Off" or "Extreme". This, however, isn't that important since "Normal" already is the best way to go since "Extreme" can cause some artifacts (as same as in the ufotest from blurbusters.com). Everything, else as always, you can find in the YouTube Review.
IMPORTANT(!) Updatesand new information about the Acer XF270HUA can be found at the bottom of the article or in the table of contents (if available). Also available within the forum (click here).
EDGE LED / W-LED
Display size and format
108.8 (Pixel per inch)
144 Hz native
Native color depth and color space
8-bit, 100% sRGB
Response time (GtG)
2x HDMI 1.4, 1x DP 1.2, 1x DVI-D
3.5mm headphone (out)
8 mm in total, 2mm frame
Tilt, Height, Pivot, Swivel
Alternative 144Hz WQHD (2560x1440) IPS monitors to the Acer XF270HUA: (All other alternatives are listed in the Gaming-Monitor-List. Future releases can be found here)
- A good but not perfect panel frame construction (especially the lower bezel pressures a bit against the panel) - Very good foot stand and minimum height adjustment - Frameless panel design (good to avoid IPS Glow) - Very good IPS glow conditions on MY UNIT - Very good image quality and colors - Freesync with a range of 40-144 Hz - Very good response time - Very good viewing angles - Very low input lag - Own OSD presets - 4 times USB 3.0 - Good contrast
- Not a perfect fluently grayscale - Half matte panel coating - OSD navigation
- No overdrive changes possible with a connected AMD graphics card (It's not a real issue since "normal" is the best setting which is selected) - IPS Glow is typical for an IPS type monitor - Bad gamma settings (2.4 / 2.6 / 1.8, while 1.8 is very bad and destroys the image quality completely - So you have to use Windows gamma tool as an AMD graphics card user) - Homogeneity and gray uniformity could be a bit better
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