27 inch Acer monitor IPS 4k £305.64 @ BT SHOP
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27 inch Acer monitor IPS 4k £305.64 @ BT SHOP

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Found 9th May 2016
Been scouting for a monitor over the weekend. Wondering what to buy seeing IPS, WHQD,LED, LCD 4K not 4K ones with speakers ones not and saw this advertised previously with SCAN with the guide price of £300 ish it is now £431.99 but and more at other places except BT.Shop. Bargain I thought and brought. Could anyone of done any better?
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plus £3.49 delivery, nice monitor
Fantastic price and beautiful looking, but according to Amazon these suffer from power supply issues where the screen won't turn on unless you keep replugging it or something. Hopefully Acer has fixed that issue with them since.

Tempted to replace my QNIX with it. Fed up with the fuglyness of it X)

Edited by: "mamboboy" 9th May 2016
Backlight bleed
Bought this from Scan, love it, but be warned that you won't be able to go back to 1080p afterwards!
anewman

Backlight bleed



As with any IPS monitor, nothing is perfect, but this is still a great deal.
This is a very good price for a 27" IPS monitor, the reviews are all good too.
I have sent for a John Lewis price match
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plus £3.49 delivery




That's too much then, won't be buying. Cold!
"Flicker-less technology reduces screen flickering"

So it still flickers, only a bit less? Not really flicker-less then, I hate PWM screens.
I've been happy with my non-IPS 4ks - AOC 28" from Amazon warehouse for £270, refurbished one of the same for £220 I think and a 40" philips for £285 secondhand.
That is a good deal - I really don't understand why anybody would still work seriously on a Full HD monitor.

Now the problem with 4k in this size is that the resolution is much higher, but there is very little additional space. That is good for reading and for technical drawings, but not necessarily for work with lots of different windows (I often have to juggle 2, 3 or even 4).

A 4k TV is an interesting alternative - you can get quite nice ones around 40" for under 300 pounds. But then you don't actually get a higher resolution, just more space.

Conclusion: it seems I really need a 50" 8k screen! Maybe in a few years...
Edited by: "MrPuddington" 10th May 2016
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It has arrived, been unpacked and plugged in. I love it. I wanted to buy this due to the fact it had already been advertised on hukd with scan however long ago but @£300 then to google scan and see its now £430 going up to as much as £550 from John Lewis. So when I saw it at the BTShop for £305 I could not resist. Out the box it's very easy to set up. It has built in speakers which are ok for everyday use. However I do like to run optical output to my amp in 7.1 surround sound through cyberlink powerdvd software. It was either this or a new tv and seeing as the 49" Sony 4k had just gone out of stock from AO.com.

Yet to play a game on it yet but have done some 4k testing and partly watched Fury Road in 4k upscaling. I am extremely happy with it and anyone in the market to burn £300 on a 4k monitor it is well worth every penny. 2nd choice spend more money on a asus or get one from south Korea but be patient to wait for delivery
Bigfoot600

It has arrived, been unpacked and plugged in. I love it. I wanted to buy … It has arrived, been unpacked and plugged in. I love it. I wanted to buy this due to the fact it had already been advertised on hukd with scan however long ago but @£300 then to google scan and see its now £430 going up to as much as £550 from John Lewis. So when I saw it at the BTShop for £305 I could not resist. Out the box it's very easy to set up. It has built in speakers which are ok for everyday use. However I do like to run optical output to my amp in 7.1 surround sound through cyberlink powerdvd software. It was either this or a new tv and seeing as the 49" Sony 4k had just gone out of stock from AO.com.Yet to play a game on it yet but have done some 4k testing and partly watched Fury Road in 4k upscaling. I am extremely happy with it and anyone in the market to burn £300 on a 4k monitor it is well worth every penny. 2nd choice spend more money on a asus or get one from south Korea but be patient to wait for delivery



Have you had any power issues ? Problems switching input's?
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Have you had any power issues ? Problems switching input's?

All is good. Easy to change settings. Although did not need to.Came straight out the box and detected on Windows 10 the make of monitor in full 4k setting. No issues whatsoever
Bigfoot600

Have you had any power issues ? Problems switching input's?All is good. … Have you had any power issues ? Problems switching input's?All is good. Easy to change settings. Although did not need to.Came straight out the box and detected on Windows 10 the make of monitor in full 4k setting. No issues whatsoever



Cheers. Had a friend who had nothing but trouble with this monitor and that's why I stayed away. Might go for it
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I've been happy with my non-IPS 4ks - AOC 28" from Amazon warehouse for … I've been happy with my non-IPS 4ks - AOC 28" from Amazon warehouse for £270, refurbished one of the same for £220 I think and a 40" philips for £285 secondhand.



That's nice... We are all glad you are happy... Now do you have anything constructive to say regarding this deal?
BenderRodriguez

That's too much then, won't be buying. Cold!



Topcashback (2.1% if it counts as computing, 4.2% if it's sound & vision) will cover that

MrPuddington

That is a good deal - I really don't understand why anybody would still … That is a good deal - I really don't understand why anybody would still work seriously on a Full HD monitor. Now the problem with 4k in this size is that the resolution is much higher, but there is very little additional space. That is good for reading and for technical drawings, but not necessarily for work with lots of different windows (I often have to juggle 2, 3 or even 4). A 4k TV is an interesting alternative - you can get quite nice ones around 40" for under 300 pounds. But then you don't actually get a higher resolution, just more space. Conclusion: it seems I really need a 50" 8k screen! Maybe in a few years...



​Corner snapping/tilling really helps with this, sort your shortcuts.

other people will just use scaling so everything is roughly the same size, just better detail.

I prefer the space though, even if its tiny.
Thank you. Been sort of eyeing up this monitor for a while, along with some others, disappointed to have missed out in the past. Bagged it this time Much appreciated.
FYI, John Lewis won't price match as BT Shop is an online only retailer. They need to have physical stores for John Lewis to consider them as competitors. I already tried and failed.
Edited by: "zee54" 10th May 2016
lots of backlight bleeding... I returned mine
aquaclaw

Topcashback (2.1% if it counts as computing, 4.2% if it's sound & vision) … Topcashback (2.1% if it counts as computing, 4.2% if it's sound & vision) will cover that



Quidco 3% & 5%
I bought this from eBay when they had £50 discount for all purchases for £250 a month ago. It's a beautiful monitor and I have no power issues. Giving me 4k@60hz with my 2015 macbook pro. Some light bleed from the corners on dark images but hopefully that'll get better over time.
mikax7x

I bought this from eBay when they had £50 discount for all purchases for … I bought this from eBay when they had £50 discount for all purchases for £250 a month ago. It's a beautiful monitor and I have no power issues. Giving me 4k@60hz with my 2015 macbook pro. Some light bleed from the corners on dark images but hopefully that'll get better over time.



SNAP
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Can someone give me advice... I noticed people going on about getting 60hz from I only get this at 1080p settings when I go full throttle on resolution it goes down to 30hz with no option to tinker with. I see I have got a mini display port socket in my graphics card and one in back of monitor. Will this give me 60hz and can I use the one pcworld are selling or a better one to give full 60hz output?

Update: Just gone into AMD Radeon settings and change my frame rate target to 60fps am I doing the right thing?

Edited by: "Bigfoot600" 12th May 2016
FYI for anyone not sure, Scan have this in the today only deals section that they do (12/5/2016 (Thursday)) and it's £424.79, this is a cracking deal!

Only 3 left so decided to go for it.Eye strain is a pain for me as i use the screen a lot for computing and tv , so if i can help my eyes it can't be a bad thing. 2 year warranty as well. hey ho brilliant price so thanks op for the post.
ONLY 1 LEFT
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ONLY 1 LEFT



31 in stock when I ordered mine. Bt must be well happy
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Any one noticed that the colour on this aren't even, so for example a white web browser will appear lumpy on this monitor, maybe because of anti glare film but it doesn't look smooth looks more like fuzzy compared with my qnix evolution 2 27 inch
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