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Acer Predator XB271HUA amazon gaming monitor 144hz £451.70 Amazon

£451.70 @ Amazon
Back Again, 3rd time in last few weeks, price drop on this monitor, finally decide to by myself one too. • 27" (69 cm) Wide ZeroFrame 16:9 LED Backlit • Panel Technology : TN + Film - Resolution : WQ… Read More
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Back Again, 3rd time in last few weeks, price drop on this monitor, finally decide to by myself one too.

• 27" (69 cm) Wide ZeroFrame 16:9 LED Backlit
• Panel Technology : TN + Film - Resolution : WQHD (2560x1440)
• Max Refresh rate (Hz) : 60Hz(HDMI), 144Hz(DP), 165Hz(Overclocking DP)
• Response time : 1ms - Brightness 350 cd/m2 - Contrast ratio 100M:1
• Game Features : G-sync, ULMB - DTS Sound
• Flicker-less technology, Blue Light Filter + Comfyview to minimize eye-strain
• Energy Class: B
- nellygtfc
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#1
hope u enjoy that!
#2
I just bought the IPS version, used but supposedly perfect for this price, let's hope it is.Otherwise would have jumped on this!

Edited By: Scottc123 on Dec 14, 2016 13:27: typo
2 Likes #3
I'd just like to add, I have one of these. It's a fantastic monitor, even better when you have an Nvidia card as it's got G-Sync, so no more vertical sync lowering your frame rate.
Brilliant price too. Heat added.
#4
Thought this one was IPS?
Scottc123
I just bought the IPS version, used but supposedly perfect for this price, let's hope it is.Otherwise would have jumped on this!
#5
super Great Find :)
#6
Slightly less bezel than the Asus with the same panel, so for those with multi-monitor setups, perfect. Have a fiddle with the colour settings (or find a colour profile/icc online) and it's as good as the Dell in the same TN range.

Combine with a 480/1070+ and enjoy a buttery smooth experience ;)
1 Like #7
hitman007
Thought this one was IPS?

This one is the XB271HUAbmiprz which is TN, the XB271HUbmiprz is IPS. You'd think they'd come up with slightly catchier names to seperate them ;)
2 Likes #8
Must be good as it has red accents and the moniker 'predator'.
1 Like #9
fishyswaz
Slightly less bezel than the Asus with the same panel, so for those with multi-monitor setups, perfect. Have a fiddle with the colour settings (or find a colour profile/icc online) and it's as good as the Dell in the same TN range.
Combine with a 480/1070+ and enjoy a buttery smooth experience ;)

Butter tends to smear and be slippery, doesnt that affect your aim?? X)
#10
powerbrick
Must be good as it has red accents and the moniker 'predator'.


My stand is getting spray painted matte black when it arrives (after making sure all is working)!
#11
That's a good price. Now I don't know if I should get it or hope for some Christmas offer on the IPS version.
#12
ExplosiveCat
That's a good price. Now I don't know if I should get it or hope for some Christmas offer on the IPS version.

This particular IPS version is uber-expensive new, so I wouldn't hold out on a good IPS deal; also the 27" IPS screens at 144/165 Hz have horrible back light bleed/yellowing in the corners. I have yet to see a perfect variant of those screen (see me comment below and this link: http://imgur.com/a/jWO59

Edited By: Scottc123 on Dec 27, 2016 16:21: Updated info on IPS
#13
hitman007
Thought this one was IPS?
Scottc123
I just bought the IPS version, used but supposedly perfect for this price, let's hope it is.Otherwise would have jumped on this!


I believe this is rated as one of the best TN panels around. Better in fact than some low end, poor performing IPS monitors.
#14
I don't doubt it, but looking for IPS.
martynrobinson0
hitman007
Thought this one was IPS?
Scottc123
I just bought the IPS version, used but supposedly perfect for this price, let's hope it is.Otherwise would have jumped on this!
I believe this is rated as one of the best TN panels around. Better in fact than some low end, poor performing IPS monitors.
#15
Thank you for the info. If the name is hard to remember, people will forget and purchase something else.
fishyswaz
hitman007
Thought this one was IPS?
This one is the XB271HUAbmiprz which is TN, the XB271HUbmiprz is IPS. You'd think they'd come up with slightly catchier names to seperate them ;)
#16
Selling my spare ASUS pg278q for £400 let me know if you interested
#17
Scottc123
ExplosiveCat
That's a good price. Now I don't know if I should get it or hope for some Christmas offer on the IPS version.
This particular IPS version is uber-expensive new, so I wouldn't hold out on a good IPS deal; I was looking at this as an alternative IPS option: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/aoc-agon-ag271qg-wqhd-27-ips-led-monitor-10148778-pdt.html#srcid=11026
£549 with solid reviews online (but not so much customer reviews on Currys PC World -typical IPS complaints).

Check out the Asus mg279q. It's 1440p, IPS and 144hz and is £460 brand new. It is identical to the pg279q but with freesync instead of gsync.

Cracking monitor though, it's what I'm running at the mo and picture quality and gaming experience is superb. Also lots of positive reviews online.
#18
Freesync range is only 35-90hz. Would prefer up to 144Mhz
Leonintelex
Scottc123
ExplosiveCat
That's a good price. Now I don't know if I should get it or hope for some Christmas offer on the IPS version.
This particular IPS version is uber-expensive new, so I wouldn't hold out on a good IPS deal; I was looking at this as an alternative IPS option: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/aoc-agon-ag271qg-wqhd-27-ips-led-monitor-10148778-pdt.html#srcid=11026
£549 with solid reviews online (but not so much customer reviews on Currys PC World -typical IPS complaints).
Check out the Asus mg279q. It's 1440p, IPS and 144hz and is £460 brand new. It is identical to the pg279q but with freesync instead of gsync.
Cracking monitor though, it's what I'm running at the mo and picture quality and gaming experience is superb. Also lots of positive reviews online.
#19
Leonintelex
Scottc123
ExplosiveCat
That's a good price. Now I don't know if I should get it or hope for some Christmas offer on the IPS version.
This particular IPS version is uber-expensive new, so I wouldn't hold out on a good IPS deal; I was looking at this as an alternative IPS option: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/aoc-agon-ag271qg-wqhd-27-ips-led-monitor-10148778-pdt.html#srcid=11026
£549 with solid reviews online (but not so much customer reviews on Currys PC World -typical IPS complaints).

Check out the Asus mg279q. It's 1440p, IPS and 144hz and is £460 brand new. It is identical to the pg279q but with freesync instead of gsync.

Cracking monitor though, it's what I'm running at the mo and picture quality and gaming experience is superb. Also lots of positive reviews online.


Freesync is no good for anyone who has just invested in a new Nvidia card, like myself. I do not like the price premium that G Sync adds, but it will stave off a future upgrade as frame rates drop. It would be best if Nvidia embraced FreeSync. but very, very unlikely.

Edited By: Scottc123 on Dec 15, 2016 07:35: typo
#20
Scottc123
Leonintelex
Scottc123
ExplosiveCat
That's a good price. Now I don't know if I should get it or hope for some Christmas offer on the IPS version.
This particular IPS version is uber-expensive new, so I wouldn't hold out on a good IPS deal; I was looking at this as an alternative IPS option: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/aoc-agon-ag271qg-wqhd-27-ips-led-monitor-10148778-pdt.html#srcid=11026
£549 with solid reviews online (but not so much customer reviews on Currys PC World -typical IPS complaints).
Check out the Asus mg279q. It's 1440p, IPS and 144hz and is £460 brand new. It is identical to the pg279q but with freesync instead of gsync.
Cracking monitor though, it's what I'm running at the mo and picture quality and gaming experience is superb. Also lots of positive reviews online.
Freesync is no good for anyone who has just invested in a new Nvidia card, like myself. I do not like the price premium that G Sync adds, but it will stave off a future upgrade as frame rates drop. It would be best if Nvidia embraced FreeSync. but very, very unlikely.

Not saying Gsync isn't good but you have a choice at the price point of the deal. Either you go TN panel with Gsync or IPS without. You will struggle to get both south of £500.

I run a gtx 1080 so don't notice many FPS drops at 1440p. As soon as I do I'll be sure to upgrade or go SLI.

I want a 4k Gsync monitor next but they are stupidly expensive.
#21
4k is limited to 60 fps as well, I have 120Hz monitor at the moment and 60Hz vs 120 Hz is huge in terms of smoothness.
#22
Would a 970 be any good for this? Worried it would struggle to get decent fps doing 2k...
1 Like #23
Would be ok at 60fps. Depends on the game you're playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GXvmS3lsJw

tsed
Would a 970 be any good for this? Worried it would struggle to get decent fps doing 2k...
1 Like #24
tsed
Would a 970 be any good for this? Worried it would struggle to get decent fps doing 2k...
Depends on the game tbh - something more cpu bound and you'll average 60-90fps, more intensive gpu based games you'll be looking at 40-70fps.
What matters the most are the dips in frames per second - if it bottoms down in the late 20's, then that can be eye-wateringly cack - however g-sync copes pretty well with dips.
You'd be better off saving and grabbing a GTX 1070 or above, or grab one of these and be prepared to turn a few settings down in game graphics.
#25
Leonintelex

Not saying Gsync isn't good but you have a choice at the price point of the deal. Either you go TN panel with Gsync or IPS without. You will struggle to get both south of £500.

I run a gtx 1080 so don't notice many FPS drops at 1440p. As soon as I do I'll be sure to upgrade or go SLI.

I want a 4k Gsync monitor next but they are stupidly expensive.

Yeah, G-Sync tax is an easy +£100 over free-sync.

You can occasionally pick up the IPS version of this monitor on Amazon Warehouse (brand new but with a damaged box) for sub-£500. Panel lottery though.

I moved down from my XB280HK 4K G-Sync purely for more fps's, to the IPS version of this monitor. Flogging the 4K one on now I think - the pictures great but until they release 100Hz+ 4K I think I'll wait to go back (1080 SLI).
1 Like #26
fishyswaz
tsed
Would a 970 be any good for this? Worried it would struggle to get decent fps doing 2k...
Depends on the game tbh - something more cpu bound and you'll average 60-90fps, more intensive gpu based games you'll be looking at 40-70fps.
What matters the most are the dips in frames per second - if it bottoms down in the late 20's, then that can be eye-wateringly cack - however g-sync copes pretty well with dips.
You'd be better off saving and grabbing a GTX 1070 or above, or grab one of these and be prepared to turn a few settings down in game graphics.

Yeah, agree a 970 will struggle a bit at 1440p.

Another option is get second 970 and run SLI. They can be had pretty cheap now on Ebay.

My old rig was a 970 SLI and it ran 1440p at max settings on every game with a very high FPS. Upgraded to a 1080 for VR but the difference for regular gaming is minimal. My 3D mark firestrike score went up from 17100 to 18150 which I thought would be more :)

Don't listen to the horror stories about SLI. The only game in the last 2 years that didn't run like butter was Arkham which is an unoptimised mess. The power draw is pretty low on most modern cards so you don't need a ridiculously big PSU, mine is a 650w Corsair HX. I had zero problems and ran 2 cards for 18 months.



Edited By: Leonintelex on Dec 15, 2016 16:39: Mistakes
#27
fishyswaz
Leonintelex

Not saying Gsync isn't good but you have a choice at the price point of the deal. Either you go TN panel with Gsync or IPS without. You will struggle to get both south of £500.
I run a gtx 1080 so don't notice many FPS drops at 1440p. As soon as I do I'll be sure to upgrade or go SLI.
I want a 4k Gsync monitor next but they are stupidly expensive.
Yeah, G-Sync tax is an easy +£100 over free-sync.
You can occasionally pick up the IPS version of this monitor on Amazon Warehouse (brand new but with a damaged box) for sub-£500. Panel lottery though.
I moved down from my XB280HK 4K G-Sync purely for more fps's, to the IPS version of this monitor. Flogging the 4K one on now I think - the pictures great but until they release 100Hz+ 4K I think I'll wait to go back (1080 SLI).

Does gsync make any difference with your rig? Considered upgrading but worried it would make no difference at all. Have the MG279Q which is a cracking monitor so tempted to plod on with it until I drop in another 1080 and go for 4k.



Edited By: Leonintelex on Dec 15, 2016 16:27
#28
Do you play fast action games? Racing games?

Leonintelex
fishyswaz
Leonintelex

Not saying Gsync isn't good but you have a choice at the price point of the deal. Either you go TN panel with Gsync or IPS without. You will struggle to get both south of £500.
I run a gtx 1080 so don't notice many FPS drops at 1440p. As soon as I do I'll be sure to upgrade or go SLI.
I want a 4k Gsync monitor next but they are stupidly expensive.
Yeah, G-Sync tax is an easy +£100 over free-sync.
You can occasionally pick up the IPS version of this monitor on Amazon Warehouse (brand new but with a damaged box) for sub-£500. Panel lottery though.
I moved down from my XB280HK 4K G-Sync purely for more fps's, to the IPS version of this monitor. Flogging the 4K one on now I think - the pictures great but until they release 100Hz+ 4K I think I'll wait to go back (1080 SLI).
Does gsync make any difference with your rig? Considered upgrading but worried it would make no difference at all. Have the MG279Q which is a cracking monitor so tempted to plod on with it until I drop in another 1080 and go for 4k.
#29
hitman007
Do you play fast action games? Racing games?
Leonintelex
fishyswaz
Leonintelex

Not saying Gsync isn't good but you have a choice at the price point of the deal. Either you go TN panel with Gsync or IPS without. You will struggle to get both south of £500.
I run a gtx 1080 so don't notice many FPS drops at 1440p. As soon as I do I'll be sure to upgrade or go SLI.
I want a 4k Gsync monitor next but they are stupidly expensive.
Yeah, G-Sync tax is an easy +£100 over free-sync.
You can occasionally pick up the IPS version of this monitor on Amazon Warehouse (brand new but with a damaged box) for sub-£500. Panel lottery though.
I moved down from my XB280HK 4K G-Sync purely for more fps's, to the IPS version of this monitor. Flogging the 4K one on now I think - the pictures great but until they release 100Hz+ 4K I think I'll wait to go back (1080 SLI).
Does gsync make any difference with your rig? Considered upgrading but worried it would make no difference at all. Have the MG279Q which is a cracking monitor so tempted to plod on with it until I drop in another 1080 and go for 4k.

Sometimes, mainly play BF1, Civ 6 and rocket league all at 144hz
1 Like #30
Leonintelex
fishyswaz
Leonintelex

Not saying Gsync isn't good but you have a choice at the price point of the deal. Either you go TN panel with Gsync or IPS without. You will struggle to get both south of £500.
I run a gtx 1080 so don't notice many FPS drops at 1440p. As soon as I do I'll be sure to upgrade or go SLI.
I want a 4k Gsync monitor next but they are stupidly expensive.
Yeah, G-Sync tax is an easy +£100 over free-sync.
You can occasionally pick up the IPS version of this monitor on Amazon Warehouse (brand new but with a damaged box) for sub-£500. Panel lottery though.
I moved down from my XB280HK 4K G-Sync purely for more fps's, to the IPS version of this monitor. Flogging the 4K one on now I think - the pictures great but until they release 100Hz+ 4K I think I'll wait to go back (1080 SLI).
Does gsync make any difference with your rig? Considered upgrading but worried it would make no difference at all. Have the MG279Q which is a cracking monitor so tempted to plod on with it until I drop in another 1080 and go for 4k.

Yeah the MG's a great monitor.

At 4K G-Sync definitely made a difference, I'm on 1080 SLI at the mo, and was on 980ti SLI. Some games would dip to a low of 30-35fps at times (The Division, The Witcher for example) and G-Sync stopped any stutter. Poorly optimised games/heavy games it def helped on.

At 1440p with 1080 SLI, G-Sync still does help every now and again (especially when some games *Battlefield 1 cough, cough* drop SLI support on updates), but less so. If you went 1440p ultra-wide then I'd go for G-Sync. Also worth mentioning I go G-Sync and V-Sync enabled in Nvidia Control Panel and disable V-Sync in game, and cap fps at around 155fps. Stops top end stutter as well.

Sorry for the waffle - basically I'd plump for 1080 SLI G-Sync for 4K, single 1080 and your/this monitor for 1440p. It does help at 1440p, but not sure if its worth the G-Sync premium.
#31
fishyswaz
Leonintelex
fishyswaz
Leonintelex

Not saying Gsync isn't good but you have a choice at the price point of the deal. Either you go TN panel with Gsync or IPS without. You will struggle to get both south of £500.
I run a gtx 1080 so don't notice many FPS drops at 1440p. As soon as I do I'll be sure to upgrade or go SLI.
I want a 4k Gsync monitor next but they are stupidly expensive.
Yeah, G-Sync tax is an easy +£100 over free-sync.
You can occasionally pick up the IPS version of this monitor on Amazon Warehouse (brand new but with a damaged box) for sub-£500. Panel lottery though.
I moved down from my XB280HK 4K G-Sync purely for more fps's, to the IPS version of this monitor. Flogging the 4K one on now I think - the pictures great but until they release 100Hz+ 4K I think I'll wait to go back (1080 SLI).
Does gsync make any difference with your rig? Considered upgrading but worried it would make no difference at all. Have the MG279Q which is a cracking monitor so tempted to plod on with it until I drop in another 1080 and go for 4k.
Yeah the MG's a great monitor.
At 4K G-Sync definitely made a difference, I'm on 1080 SLI at the mo, and was on 980ti SLI. Some games would dip to a low of 30-35fps at times (The Division, The Witcher for example) and G-Sync stopped any stutter. Poorly optimised games/heavy games it def helped on.
At 1440p with 1080 SLI, G-Sync still does help every now and again (especially when some games *Battlefield 1 cough, cough* drop SLI support on updates), but less so. If you went 1440p ultra-wide then I'd go for G-Sync. Also worth mentioning I go G-Sync and V-Sync enabled in Nvidia Control Panel and disable V-Sync in game, and cap fps at around 155fps. Stops top end stutter as well.
Sorry for the waffle - basically I'd plump for 1080 SLI G-Sync for 4K, single 1080 and your/this monitor for 1440p. It does help at 1440p, but not sure if its worth the G-Sync premium.

Cool cheers, I think i'll save up for 4k G-sync if that's the case as if I go out and get a new 1440p g-sync monitor now it will put me back a few months ... and tbh 4k is the way I want to go. :)
#32
Can you see a big difference between 2k and 4k? Is it similar to the jump from 1080p to 2k?
#33
Nice price. Just a note if you are using this for competitive games. Gsync adds input lag. If you are hitting consistently high frame rates it's better to turn it off as you won't be seeing tearing anyway. For games where your framerate is choppy it's worth having on.
#34
I have PS4 is this better over a TV for gaming?
#35
Probably not. No point of having a GSYNC or a monitor that can refresh over 60Hz because the PS4 can't use it. Not sure about ULMB.
imagineS
I have PS4 is this better over a TV for gaming?
1 Like #36
The IPS version of this monitor that I bought second-hand arrived with a cracked screen. It also had horrible yellow backlight bleed in the corners. I tried the equivalent spec AOC 27" G-Sync IPS from PC World, and that also had backlight/yellowing in the corners. After doing more reading around it seems to me that the 144/165 Hz 27" IPS panels are not ready for consumers; they should be perfect given how much they cost! What is the point in having "deeper blacks" if there are glowing/yellow patches in the corners? I finally went for the TN panel in this listing and gambled on an Amazon Warehouse deal for £400 in "good condition". I also redeemed an Amazon £5 on £100 top-up deal, so it came in at a final cost of £395. The monitor arrived in what I would describe as almost perfect condition, just a minor casing mark where someone had unplugged the display port cable at the rear, which obviously isn't visible unless you hunt for it! I am much happier with the dark-scene performance on this TN screen compared to the IPS variants above. Unlike the above IPS screens, I get an even black colour better than my previous Acer screen, and there are no dead pixels. I am very happy, thanks to the OP! It also arrived 2 days after the order with free delivery; the estimated delivery was on Thursday when I bought it, but it came two days earlier than that. There are still a couple of other screens available that are described as "used - very good" from Warehouse deals for £423 left in case anyone is interested, just check the description that there are no dead pixels noted, but presumably they will be in even better condition than my almost perfect screen. I'll stop short of calling it a bargain at ~£400 quid, but definitely an expensive purchase that has been made more palatable.

Edited By: Scottc123 on Dec 27, 2016 16:17
#37
Is there any decent calibrations up for this monitor yet? colours seem a bit washed out
#38
Seemed a good price at £451, the people that did purchase were you happy with it or would you have gone with a IPS?
#39
this is £529.99 or am I missing something ?

Edited By: gremlin on Mar 31, 2017 15:44
#40
gremlin
this is £529.99 or am I missing something ?

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