Acer G276HLABID 27 Inch LED Monitor £159.99 @ Argos
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Acer G276HLABID 27 Inch LED Monitor £159.99 @ Argos

£159.99Argos Deals
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Found 20th Jul 2013
Down from £199.99.

With a streamlined design and X-shaped base this Acer monitor saves space without compromising on performance or style. With an impressively high contrast ratio and 2ms response time this monitor will provide a smooth and pristine display.

Monitor:
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27in LED display.
Widescreen.
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Brightness 250cd/m2.
Contrast ratio 10000000:1.
Pixel pitch 0.31mm.
Response time 2ms.
Horizontal viewing angle 176°, vertical viewing angle 170°.
Suitable for wall mounting.

Interfaces and connectivity:
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DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, VGA.
Digital input.

38 Comments

Original Poster

Also available on Amazon for same price if OOS at your local Argos.

Usually dispatched within 1 - 3 months via Amazon though, so prepare for a long wait if you must have one...

Amazon Link


Edited by: "Frank30uk" 20th Jul 2013

Shame it's only 1080, a 1920x1200 panel would make better use of the increased real estate of this over a 24". Heated as it's a good price - ideal budget gaming screen.

I checked a load of monitors in my local branch. And they're ALL out of stock. Pointless!

I nearly bought this a week ago from amazon when they had stock.
But the fact it is an ACER, stopped me.
Even though it appears good value.,

I just purchased 3 of these after returning the LG 22" IPS panels that have been advertised on sale recently which I wasn't keen on after all the hype. Much more impressed with the build quality and picture on these via DVI/HDMI. I have always bought ACER products in the past and never had any qualms with quality or price but still, you will find both for's and against's on most manufacturers products.

OK, it's not an IPS panel and the black level isn't perfect but the colour and quality of the overall picture is very good indeed.

I'd recommend them and if you have the 10% off code from yesterday's Daily Mirror, takes the price down to £143.99 at Argos if you can find them in stock. I had to go to 3 different stores with a large round trip but well worth it.

As a side note, there were more of the 24" than the 27" version in stock in the Essex area at £119.99 and again even better value with the 10% discount voucher which is able to be used all this week bringing it down to £107.99.

Edited by: "nearimpossibility" 20th Jul 2013

Can you get back copies of Fridays mirror ?

shug119

Can you get back copies of Fridays mirror ?



There's a free Daily Mirror iPad app if that helps. I saw it in there. It also says "Instore code EXTRA10" so maybe just quote it. I would post it as a picture but don't know how

shug119

Can you get back copies of Fridays mirror ?



I was told by two stores that they would only accept the exact voucher from the newspaper, no prints or copies as they had to go into the till. The manager confirmed when I queried it, as I only had one voucher to start with, yet had to visit 3 stores for stock. In the thread on HUKD regarding this voucher an Argos employee seems to confirm this.

As for back copies, I would try local newsagents as they may still have unsold papers.

Do these pass audio through via a 3.5mm stereo jack and back out again via another so I can run 3 devices with their audio (including one using the HDMI) through a 2.1 speaker system?

Rhythmeister

Do these pass audio through via a 3.5mm stereo jack and back out again … Do these pass audio through via a 3.5mm stereo jack and back out again via another so I can run 3 devices with their audio (including one using the HDMI) through a 2.1 speaker system?



These have a single 3.5mm output, so will filter the HDMI audio stream out to external speakers. There is no 3.5mm input.

That sucks, I'd like something larger to replace a BenQ 22" with 2 HDMIs and pass through with but I can't find anything suitable!

Not 2560x1440 (not even 1920x1080), so I am not really sure what it is good for. Biggest pixel competition?

1080 on a 27" monitor is silly.

Anyone tried using code extra10

As for the colour issue on these , its 70 ntsc colour gamut so the srgb will be around 90% or less .. so not great colour reproduction.

Interfaces and connectivity:----------------------------------DVI, D-Sub, … Interfaces and connectivity:----------------------------------DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, VGA.Digital input.



Isn't VGA and D-Sub the same thing?

taras

As for the colour issue on these , its 70 ntsc colour gamut so the srgb … As for the colour issue on these , its 70 ntsc colour gamut so the srgb will be around 90% or less .. so not great colour reproduction.


LOL. It's a TN panel, what did you expect...

Rhythmeister

That sucks, I'd like something larger to replace a BenQ 22" with 2 HDMIs … That sucks, I'd like something larger to replace a BenQ 22" with 2 HDMIs and pass through with but I can't find anything suitable!



benq EW2730 2x hdmi and dvi plus passthru and 8 bit va monitor but is 220ish

the 24" ew probably has 2x hdmi and is about 150ish

MaximusRo

LOL. It's a TN panel, what did you expect...



of course its what i expected .. just explaining that this panel has not got great colour to correct another comment

Honestly, for anyone that aren't after monitors with certain 'bit' panels, 2440x1440 and IPS (so obviously putting yourself in the market to spend a fair bit more money). The LG IPS at around £180 wasn't any better at all. These monitors are fantastic. They display 1920x1080p over VGA and DVI without any trouble and the 3 I'm staring at now have excellent colour reproduction and the resolution is spot on in my opinion.

The best bet for anyone wanting a large screen good quality monitor for all round work and play, I would suggest using Argos' or Amazon's money back guarantee and pick one up to try it out. If it's really awful for you just return it for a refund! You have nothing to lose. I got 2 for £143.99 a the 3rd for £109.99 as someone had viewed the screen and it was unsealed.

Picture below of 2 hooked up the Acer Revo 3700:

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Edited by: "nearimpossibility" 21st Jul 2013

I wouldn't put 1920x1080 thru vga .. the quality is crap ..

capriboycraig

Shame it's only 1080, a 1920x1200 panel would make better use of the … Shame it's only 1080, a 1920x1200 panel would make better use of the increased real estate of this over a 24". Heated as it's a good price - ideal budget gaming screen.


You can't seem to get any 27" 1920 x 1200 monitors, certainally not LED ones. I think monitor manufacturers are just buying TV panels from firms like LG and using them on their monitors. I've got a 3 year old Hanns.G 28" 1920 * 1200 and find the resolution perfect.Those extra 120 vertical pixels are really useful.

not IPS

taras

I wouldn't put 1920x1080 thru vga .. the quality is crap ..



As the Revo only has HDMI and VGA, that's the setup in that picture. Until I finish the main PC with triple monitor support over digital.

As for it being 'crap' as you put it, I'd entirely disagree. It has a colour difference with a slightly less sharp text output but it's far from bad. The majority of users would, I'm sure, be happy with these monitors. If you have the option for digital, of course use the DVI or HDMI input. For the smaller group who need the fancy panels and are really concerned over the best specs, then as we clearly see from the comments in various threads on monitors these 'inferior' products aren't for them.

For anyone else who's interested, these have a manufacture date of April 2013 just as a detail that isn't in a product spec.

PSmith222

You can't seem to get any 27" 1920 x 1200 monitors, certainally not LED … You can't seem to get any 27" 1920 x 1200 monitors, certainally not LED ones. I think monitor manufacturers are just buying TV panels from firms like LG and using them on their monitors. I've got a 3 year old Hanns.G 28" 1920 * 1200 and find the resolution perfect.Those extra 120 vertical pixels are really useful.



yup. it's prob linked to cost/economies of scale.

nearimpossibility

As the Revo only has HDMI and VGA, that's the setup in that picture. … As the Revo only has HDMI and VGA, that's the setup in that picture. Until I finish the main PC with triple monitor support over digital.As for it being 'crap' as you put it, I'd entirely disagree. It has a colour difference with a slightly less sharp text output but it's far from bad. The majority of users would, I'm sure, be happy with these monitors. If you have the option for digital, of course use the DVI or HDMI input. .



I'm not disagreeing with you that FOR YOU ITS OK. The reason text is less sharper is due to crosstalk and the digital to analog to ditgital conversion where as dvi/hdmi and displayport are pure digital end to end. Also with vga, you end up with a "brighter" screen and this due to you having less control over luminance.

If your happy with your displays good and i'm sure others who want a cheapie 27" monitor will be happy but there are other cheapie 27" monitors which are better.

taras

I'm not disagreeing with you that FOR YOU ITS OK. The reason text is less … I'm not disagreeing with you that FOR YOU ITS OK. The reason text is less sharper is due to crosstalk and the digital to analog to ditgital conversion where as dvi/hdmi and displayport are pure digital end to end. Also with vga, you end up with a "brighter" screen and this due to you having less control over luminance. If your happy with your displays good and i'm sure others who want a cheapie 27" monitor will be happy but there are other cheapie 27" monitors which are better.


Thank you for elaborating on the specifics on why VGA is less desirable than a digital connection. It's much more helpful to others than just saying 'it's crap', when that's far clear of the mark.

My 'cheap' monitors are an absolute bargain and are lovely to use as you can see from my poor quality picture on the previous page. If you are in the market for one or are particularly fascinated by monitor performance (and you must be to have such an informed opinion), try one out for 30 days and judge for yourself, as anyone who is in the market for a new monitor should do. It'll only cost you a trip down to the shops.

I'm sure the debate will go on and then some but for a Hot UK Deal, this is certainly worth a trial to those unsure what to purchase.

A good deal. But beware - you are getting a 1080p non-IPS 27" monitor. In general, if you hear someone raving about how great 27" monitors are, they will be talking about those with a 2560 x 1440 and IPS panel.

nearimpossibility

Thank you for elaborating on the specifics on why VGA is less desirable … Thank you for elaborating on the specifics on why VGA is less desirable than a digital connection. It's much more helpful to others than just saying 'it's crap', when that's far clear of the mark.My 'cheap' monitors are an absolute bargain and are lovely to use as you can see from my poor quality picture on the previous page. If you are in the market for one or are particularly fascinated by monitor performance (and you must be to have such an informed opinion), try one out for 30 days and judge for yourself, as anyone who is in the market for a new monitor should do. It'll only cost you a trip down to the shops.I'm sure the debate will go on and then some but for a Hot UK Deal, this is certainly worth a trial to those unsure what to purchase.



my ideal setup is either the dell u2713h + u2713hm or the u2713h and a benq 27" va panel which you can get around 180 to 220 (depending on model) both are 8bit or higher and using va /ips but then i do graphics work. Plus i can notice frame rate control..

taras

my ideal setup is either the dell u2713h + u2713hm or the u2713h and a … my ideal setup is either the dell u2713h + u2713hm or the u2713h and a benq 27" va panel which you can get around 180 to 220 (depending on model) both are 8bit or higher and using va /ips but then i do graphics work. Plus i can notice frame rate control..


Absolutely, I don't deny at that price range there are some great options. The BenQ GW2750HM at £179.99 on Amazon, perhaps is one you are referring to. The LG 27EA33V IPS model at £180, I wouldn't say is an improvement over this Acer G276HLA, only viewing angle wise there is a difference. As I have no need to sit majorly off axis this isn't a concern in my case.

But at £159.99 or even better at £143.99, this Acer is a great deal for the 'normal' consumer and provides a very good image and response time for all round use and I say is the best like for like against similar specification monitors.

nearimpossibility

Absolutely, I don't deny at that price range there are some great … Absolutely, I don't deny at that price range there are some great options. The BenQ GW2750HM at £179.99 on Amazon, perhaps is one you are referring to. The LG 27EA33V IPS model at £180, I wouldn't say is an improvement over this Acer G276HLA, only viewing angle wise there is a difference. As I have no need to sit majorly off axis this isn't a concern in my case.But at £159.99 or even better at £143.99, this Acer is a great deal for the 'normal' consumer and provides a very good image and response time for all round use and I say is the best like for like against similar specification monitors.



Yes the GW27x/ew27x series which does start around 179ish. And i would choose 8bit va panels vs 6bit tn panels any days. From a designer's point of view, we need accurate colour reproduction. Now if the rest of the world (ie client) has a rubbish set up and they go and say "ooo we don't like this colour" and its displayed wrong because the frame rate control is giving the wrong colour. can you see issue.

it cost manufacturers nothing extra to produce 8bit ips panels, lg can produce them at the same cost as their 6bit one but because people have no clue to a 6bit +2 frc panel to an 8bit panel lg can get away with it.

nearimpossibility

The BenQ GW2750HM at £179.99 on Amazon



taras

Yes the GW27x/ew27x series which does start around 179ish.



I'm interested in that BenQ- decent price at the moment. Also the ViewSonic VX2770SMH-LED is another strong contender (£192, delivered at Scan), albeit 6-bit.

The only concern is both those models use PWM to control backlight, where a flicker may be noticeable at certain settings. The more you turn down brightness, the more evident PWM becomes- BUT- only some people notice it. I've no idea if it will affect me, but I do tend to turn down brightness more than most.

According to TFT central. the BenQ has a cycling frequency of 240 Hz. I haven't been able to find a figure for the Viewsonic. It uses the same screen as the AOC i2757FM, which was tested at 236 Hz, but there may be other factors that determine the frequency. These figure are on the slightly low side, as some monitors have their PWM frequency higher (up to 350Hz +), although some are set as low as 180Hz. The higher, the better.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/benq_gw2750hm.htm

This is a decent deal for a 27" TN. Voted hot.







Edited by: "david1274" 22nd Jul 2013

Why would I buy a 27" monitor that has a lower resolution than my 24"? I expect 2560x1440 minimum.

nearimpossibility

The BenQ GW2750HM at £179.99 on Amazon

taras

Yes the GW27x/ew27x series which does start around 179ish.



pvm free version here > tftcentral.co.uk/rev…htm

taras

pvm free version here … pvm free version here > http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/benq_gw2760hs.htm



Thanks a lot for the heads up!

"A very positive improvement is also the addition of a 'flicker free backlight' which negates the need for PWM backlight dimming and avoids flickering problems. Well done to BenQ for listening to the consumer (and review sites!) and taking this positive step with their new range."

18.9 watt consumption, calibrated
Vesa mount
no pwm
HDMI
Input lag low, although still not the best for serious gamers (this acer deal would be better)

well you won't get frame rate control flicker either .. so all good

Banned

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/27-acer-v273hl-widescreen-led-hdmi-monitor-for-159-98-inc-vat-was-176-99-inc-vat-1612315

Better deal here. HDMI for same price and in stock shipping next day!!
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