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Acer CB271HK 27" IPS 4K Monitor @ BT Shop - £274.99
Acer CB271HK 27" IPS 4K Monitor @ BT Shop - £274.99

Acer CB271HK 27" IPS 4K Monitor @ BT Shop - £274.99

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Excellent price for a 4K monitor, never mind that it is IPS and from a decent manufacturer / supplier with 3 year warranty. Only downside is that I can't find any reviews. However, I have ordered one and will post a review (now in Post #8) once I have had a chance to check it out. NOTE: TCB tracked for me at £4.80 reducing the price further. This is a modern 4K design and so natively works at 60Hz unlike some of the older 4K designs which maxed out at 30Hz.

Technical Information
Screen Size:
68.6 cm (27")

Screen Mode:
4K UHD
Panel Technology:
In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology

Response Time:
4 ms

Aspect Ratio:
16:9

Backlight Technology:
LED
Maximum Adjustable Height:
150 mm
Tilt Angle:
-5°to35°
Swivel Angle:
60°
Video
Maximum Resolution:
3840 x 2160
Standard Refresh Rate:
60 Hz
Colour Support:
1.07 Billion Colors
Contrast Ratio:
100,000,000:1
Brightness:
300 cd/m²
Audio
Speakers:
Yes
Interfaces/Ports
DVI:
Yes
HDMI:
Yes
DisplayPort:
Yes
Power Description
Standby Power Consumption:
450 mW
Off-Mode Power Consumption:
350 mW
Energy Efficiency Class:
C
Energy Consumption per Year:
88 kWh
Operating Power Consumption (Energy Star):
47.50 W
Operating Power Consumption (EEL):
60 W
Physical Characteristics
Colour:
Black
Height:
370 mm
Width:
624 mm
Depth:
64 mm
Height with Stand:
544 mm
Width with Stand:
624 mm
Depth with Stand:
237 mm
Weight (Approximate):
4.99 kg
Weight with Stand (Approximate):
7.90 kg
Miscellaneous
Package Contents:
•CB271HK Widescreen LCD Monitor
•1 x DVI Cable
•1 x Displayport Cable
•Power Cord
Environmentally Friendly:
Yes
Environmental Certification:
TCO Certified Displays 6.0
Warranty
Limited Warranty:
3 Year

33 Comments

Great bargain. I bought my 27" 2K monitor for this much

Vesa mountable?? Can't see anything on the specs

Original Poster

Bugz

Vesa mountable?? Can't see anything on the specs


Yes

Bought this the other day. Crap connections but a nice unit. Sits nicely next to my imac and works well via display port

Original Poster

reutunes

Bought this the other day. Crap connections but a nice unit. Sits nicely … Bought this the other day. Crap connections but a nice unit. Sits nicely next to my imac and works well via display port


Thanks for the comment. What do you mean by "crap connections" is it that there is only one of each or that they are difficult to access, or something else?

reutunes

Bought this the other day. Crap connections but a nice unit. Sits nicely … Bought this the other day. Crap connections but a nice unit. Sits nicely next to my imac and works well via display port


reutunes

Bought this the other day. Crap connections but a nice unit. Sits nicely … Bought this the other day. Crap connections but a nice unit. Sits nicely next to my imac and works well via display port



Any idea if it is running 4k @ 60Hz? I'm thinking of this for my MacBook Pro w/ Retina at work.

Original Poster

Arrived home and the monitor had been delivered. Am writing this using the monitor at the moment. First impressions as follows:
1. Assembly, pretty easy. Once everything was unpacked, it took less than 3 minutes to assemble the stand and attach the screen.
2. Looks and stand. The stand has a good range of up, down, tilt and swivel adjustments. The screen can be used Portrait and landscape. Everything has a fluid motion and feels well made.
3. Connecting up. The connectors all point downwards and do what was intended of them. No problems inserting the provided Displaylink, audio and power cables.
4. Configuring. The monitor was recognised immediately and I was able to easily set everything up in W10 - 150% scaling, 4k and 60Hz.
5. Picture Quality. I've not really had time to give a considered opinion but have run a few UHD videos, Photoshop and a couple of games. There are no obvious signs of ghosting, backlight bleed is imperceptible and colours look realistic without need for calibration. Whites appear a little grey but I will likely be able to correct it in settings. This is my 3rd IPS monitor and I have no complaints with this one.
6. Sound. The speakers are VERY tinny. Probably the worst monitor speakers I have come across. Maybe I can adjust it in settings but not very impressive.

Obviously the above comments are very much first impressions. However, it's looking something of a bargain at the moment.

Extraordinary price for anything 27, IPS, VESA and above 1080.

What's the general feeling on Acer monitors these days though? Historically they used to rate lower than Asus, LG, etc and with a lot of variation between models... so it was hard to identify the good ones.

BT did a similar deal a month ago and it got reasonably warm but with little feedback on quality.
Edited by: "kevintoffer" 28th Sep 2016

I'm writing this on 2 of these bad boys. The quality is fantastic for the price. It has DVI, HDMI 2.0 and DP connections, as well as a VESA mount (behind the detachable monitor stand connector plate in the pictures).

Seems like a good deal, very tempted. Has anyone used it for gaming?

Anyone know if a stand like this would work with it?

Original Poster

Lostmittens

Anyone know if a stand like this would work with it?



​ The monitor is a VESA 100x100 standard and so your linked stand would appear to be compatible.

Original Poster

Spooke

Seems like a good deal, very tempted. Has anyone used it for gaming?



​If you want a monitor mainly for gaming then you probably shouldn't be looking at an IPS panel. Having said that, it works fine for many games and so it will depend on what sort of games you play. At 4ms, this is about as good as IPS panels get.

What about the cost of getting a basic 4k graphics card (these seem uber pricey)? Suggestions? thanks

ellsa100

What about the cost of getting a basic 4k graphics card (these seem uber … What about the cost of getting a basic 4k graphics card (these seem uber pricey)? Suggestions? thanks



It's difficult to say because all of the benchmarks run games at highest settings- which even brings the Geforce 1080 to its knees at 4K. Turn it down to high and you'll have a very smooth and enjoyable 60 FPS 4K experience with it and with a minimal drop in quality. I haven't had any experience with the 1060, 1070 or 480, but I suspect they'll all be very playable at 4K at a mixture of medium to high settings. It really depends where you rank 4K in the list of graphics options you'd like to play at. Having used it for a while I rank it highly and would rather drop almost any other graphics setting before lowering the resolution.

Original Poster

ellsa100

What about the cost of getting a basic 4k graphics card (these seem uber … What about the cost of getting a basic 4k graphics card (these seem uber pricey)? Suggestions? thanks


Well, the 1060 = old 970; 1070 = old 980Ti and 1080 is a whole new class of card. You can currently pick up new 970's for about £180 and 980Ti's for around £320. Means you can save about £75 if you go for the older, more power hungry cards. Save more if you go second-hand. Still pricey but not as bad as you might have thought.

anyone thinking of buying this but using an older graphics card like me - you can put the res in 2k and use it at 1440p instead and still looks real good

looks like it has gone...you snooze you lose...

website says 1 left but the order is cancelled when processing payment due to no stock

I have two of these (the 24") for dual display - 1 hdmi and one DisplayPort. For the price they are very good - the range of motion is brilliant for working in portrait.

Original Poster

ellsa100

looks like it has gone...you snooze you lose...


Thanks, I've marked the thread to expire.

I have an Xbox One S and would like to make use of its HDR capabities. I can't see that this monitor has HDR. Can anyone correct me?

Thanks

Guys any recommendations of decent 27 2k or 4k monitor for work within £300?

farazfastian

Guys any recommendations of decent 27 2k or 4k[quote=farazfastian]Guys … Guys any recommendations of decent 27 2k or 4k[quote=farazfastian]Guys any recommendations of decent 27 2k or 4k monitor for work within £300?

Hisense h40m3300

ellsa100

What about the cost of getting a basic 4k graphics card (these seem uber … What about the cost of getting a basic 4k graphics card (these seem uber pricey)? Suggestions? thanks



I'm reasonably satisfied with the 980Ti though the 970 didn't cut it. I dislike motion blur and depth of field so that saves some frames, MSAA is usually a no-no as it will cost you dearly in certain areas. Dropping shadows a notch usually pays dividends too.

If it's still going badly I drop down to 50Hz which leaves me some headroom (MGS V / GTA V / Forza Horizon 3 / BF1). Yet despite all that messing around I end up playing Rocket League most of the time...

Just a note for anyone who buys these, the other 4k asus monitor s27hk had a manufacturing defect with the power supply where it doesnt go out of hibernation, and asus can never seem to diagnose the fault as they dont test power supplies when you send it back.

I dont know if these use the same power supplies, but i would assume they do, and if you get this problem the best way to fix it is just to buy a replacement supply off amazon.
Edited by: "ps3three" 30th Sep 2016

ps3three

Just a note for anyone who buys these, the other 4k asus monitor s27hk … Just a note for anyone who buys these, the other 4k asus monitor s27hk had a manufacturing defect with the power supply where it doesnt go out of hibernation, and asus can never seem to diagnose the fault as they dont test power supplies when you send it back.I dont know if these use the same power supplies, but i would assume they do, and if you get this problem the best way to fix it is just to buy a replacement supply off amazon.



These have built-in power supply

Lowtrawler

​If you want a monitor mainly for gaming then you probably shouldn't be l … ​If you want a monitor mainly for gaming then you probably shouldn't be looking at an IPS panel.


I just dont get this. Are people still thinking that 'response time' = input lag? If you're a competitive CSGO player or something, sure, avoid IPS and get something with the best motion clarity possible, but then you're probably not thinking about 60hz in the first place.

IPS is excellent for like 99% of gaming in most cases.

does this display have HDR compatability?

Original Poster

Seanspeed

I just dont get this. Are people still thinking that 'response time' = … I just dont get this. Are people still thinking that 'response time' = input lag? If you're a competitive CSGO player or something, sure, avoid IPS and get something with the best motion clarity possible, but then you're probably not thinking about 60hz in the first place. IPS is excellent for like 99% of gaming in most cases.



​ No. I'm thinking about freesync, gsync, 144Hz, ghosting and response times. You will very rarely find an IPS panel branded with a gaming moniker for these reasons. The poster had made clear they wanted a monitor mainly for gaming. That being the case, you probably don't need the viewing angles and colour clarity of IPS. Spend less on a TN panel or the same amount on a gaming panel with additional features.

Lowtrawler

Yes



Hi,

What is the width of the bezel on this?

Just want to know if it will look symmetrical with my other 27 inch

Original Poster

I

Bugz

Hi, What is the width of the bezel on this? Just want to know if it will … Hi, What is the width of the bezel on this? Just want to know if it will look symmetrical with my other 27 inch


Update, got my measuring tape out and it is 1.3cm at top and sides, 2cm at bottom.

Edited by: "Lowtrawler" 5th Oct 2016
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