In recent years, manufacturers of monitors are increasingly encouraging gaming solutions with high quality pictures and support gaming technology. Most recently, I was able to test the gaming monitor Acer XB280HK supporting G-Sync, but here is his brother arrived. However, this solution is more affordable and supports FreeSync from AMD. Well, not 4K resolution. But it also has a response time of 1 ms and 144 Hz refresh rate.
Design and Ergonomics
Despite the fact that XG270HU, as XB280HK, their design is significantly different. The hero of this review differs elegance with bright orange accents, glossy panels and frameless design – after all, monitor the game, and the decision will establish a multi-screen configuration with minimal gaps between displays.
In addition, the profile XG270HU very thin and even weightless. Since the model looks great on a desk near the gaming keyboard and mouse.
The enclosure is modern and a bit aggressive, impractical material does not spoil the impression.
Especially looks cool X-shaped stand, which, incidentally, provides good stability, and thanks to the rubberized lining the monitor does not slip on the surface of the table.
The back panel is fully glazed with a convex part, which contains all the wiring connectors.
And on the bottom of the small grilles installed sound system. The speakers are powerful enough and loud, and the sound – clean and balanced. So for the movies they will fit.
Right under the key indicator of the set OSD. The solution is not very good for the reason that only a designated button on the icon. Blind control also will not work – all the keys are identical in form, we have to look closely to the notation display settings.
Leg allows you to adjust the screen angle from -5 to 15 ° without the possibility of changing the height and rotation of the display. Yes, these functions are useless, is not the solution for designers.
Note that the display section tends to “wobble” when sharply touch monitor, but with a small amplitude and fast decay.
Assembly and connection
The monitor is delivered unassembled, but the installation process only takes a minute. It is necessary to connect the stand with a short stem with a screw, and then put on the screen latch.
Monitor received a connector for an external power supply, DVI, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a, as well as the two audio ports – input and output.
Includes AC adapter with power supply cable, DisplayPort, DVI-D and user manual.
Display, feature technology
Like most gaming monitors, XG270HU equipped TN-matrix. With 27-inch diagonal display resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels. The screen refresh rate is different 144 Hz and response time between 1 ms – this is perhaps the reference parameters for gaming monitors. In addition, there is a brightness level of 350 cd / m² and the anti-reflective coating without effect crystallization of the image. Incidentally, the present technology Flicker-less, which reduces flickering lights, and with blue light filter protects the eyes from overexertion.
Viewing angles are not the maximum, but more than comfortable to play and work. But the colors are pleasantly surprised. Picture accurate and bright, noticeable, that the manufacturer has given enough time calibration matrix. After self-calibration and minor trim colors, display, and all will boast 100% coverage sRGB.
Along with the great matrix display technology has dynamically change the screen refresh rate AMD FreeSync. In this case it operates at a refresh rate of 30 to 144 Hz, so the monitor is suitable for the game not only on the top-end hardware, but not balanced PC most powerful components.
Testing was carried out in the game conditions on the video card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X games Witcher 3 and GTAV. Graphic settings were specifically reduced to the average level for the average fps 60. In such circumstances, the monitor only shows itself at its best. Image smooth, discontinuities were not observed. So with its main task of the game Acer XG270HU manages to “excellent.”
By the way, in some cases, I recommend also include V-Sync games – paired with FreeSync function can slightly increase performance and reduce lag.
Management and menu
Buttons Monitor settings are not very well, so it will not turn a blind control.
The OSD menu is fairly simple and thoughtful. If you get used to the arrangement of the buttons and their purposes, the problems with the setup just will not.
Unlike monitors with the technology G-Sync, FreeSync-device much cheaper. In this case Acer XG270HU there are even more desired by the modern gaming monitor – a 27-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, color accuracy, low response time and refresh rate of 144 Hz. In addition, there is a great range of communications and Frameless design to create a multi-screen configuration. So if you are supporter of graphics solutions AMD, Acer XG270HU may become the only way for gaming and entertainment.
• Pleasant appearance •
• 27-inch display •
• High image quality •
• FreeSync •
• 2560 x 1440 resolution points •
• Built-in speakers •
- Model Acer XG270HU
- Weight 3.86 kg (with stand)
- Dimensions 61.4 x 45.1 x 20.6 cm (with stand) 61.4 x 36.8 x 3.8 (without stand)
- Display 27 “, TN film, anti-glare coating
- Aspect Ratio 16: 9
- 2560 x 1440 resolution pixels
- The refresh rate of 144 Hz
- Type of LED backlight
- Brightness 350 cd / m²
- Color depth 16.7 million. Colors
- Dynamic contrast ratio 1000 000 000: 1
- Viewing angles are unknown
- Response time 1 ms
- Interfaces DisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI 2.0, DVI, Audio In, Audio Out
- Technology FreeSync
- Built-in speakers
- In addition, stand with adjustable angles