Acer Predator XB271HU 27" IPS 165hz(OC) G-Sync Monitor @ Amazon Prime for £450.17 delivered
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Acer Predator XB271HU 27" IPS 165hz(OC) G-Sync Monitor @ Amazon Prime for £450.17 delivered

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Found 12th MayEdited by:"guru_fordy"
  • Predator XB271HU Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • NVIDIA G-Sync technology for ultra smooth gaming
  • Ref rate 144 Hz, 4 ms response time for smoother and responsive gaming
  • 144 HZ Refresh rate a super-charged 144 Hz refresh rate gives you all the speed you need to dominate your opponents and get out of your graphics card. Find opponents before they spot you and enjoy crystal clear curves on the racetrack
  • HDMI + DP + USB 3.0 Hub(one up, four down) connections

Acer are taking the gaming market by force with their latest range of gaming monitors with incredible styling and performance.

Pixel power
Gaming monitors used to sacrifice colour for speed, but now there’s no need to compromise with a range of gorgeous and powerful displays. IPS technology provides rich colour and you can even overclock to 165Hz of gaming glory. Once you try it, you won’t go back.

NVIDIA® G-SYNC™
Get the smoothest gaming experience on the planet with NVIDIA® G-SYNC™. G-SYNC™ eliminates screen tearing and minimises stuttering by syncing the refresh rate of your monitor with the frames rendered by your GPU. This is legendary PC gaming.

Seize control
Take charge of any situation with Predator GameView. Adjust dark boost levels, make precise colour adjustments and set up aim points for hip-fire accuracy. Save custom settings in three profiles you can switch between at any time.

NVIDIA® ULMB
Tired of that ugly motion blur when you drift around corners? Get a superb racing experience with NVIDIA® ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) technology for crystal clear gameplay at high frame rates.

All the colours
Good colour brings game worlds to life and lets you pick out enemies with precision. We managed to get the XB1 series up to 100% sRGB. Now that’s some accurate colour!

Get comfortable
Predator EyeProtect’s Flicker-less, Blue-light Filter, ComfyView and Low-dimming technologies minimise eye-strain from long gaming sessions.

ZeroFrame
One for fun, two for multi-tasking, three for an ultimate gaming experience. Enjoy immersive multiple-monitor setups with ZeroFrame bezels that keep you in the game.
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I've had this monitor since May 2017 (bought at £590 or so). Few points:

Good:
- Beautiful looking monitor with minimal bezels on the top and sides.
- Refresh rate of 144-165hz makes a huge difference from 60hz. This was my first high refresh monitor and I was blown away by the smooth gameplay at 144hz.
- Colours are excellent, I have watched many films on this and never had an issue of quality.
- Sturdy build quality.
- IPS panel shows rich, vibrant colours from rediculous viewing angles.
- G-sync is excellent when in use.
- 1440p at 27" is a good size/resolution ratio.
- Also works on Xbox One X at 1440p native at 60hz (if that's your thing).
- Uses profiles for user preferences (image, colour mix etc) that you can hot swap between.
- Has options for the brightness of the front LED on light, I just turn it off as it's distracting.

Bad:
- 1 HDMI port, on a £600RRP monitor. Two would have been useful.
- Some panels arrive with backlight bleed on the corners, some with it centrally at the bottom or top. The ASUS variant has worse QC than this ACER but you do have a chance of receving one with bleed. I personally received a panel with no bleed, just the usual slight IPS glow in very dark areas.
- The red stand that the monitor comes with is quite garish, I swapped out for a Vesa mount that attached to the desk and can be moved easily.
- The new model of this is due out very soon, 4k 144hz. This will be much more expensive and almost impossible to drive though, for now.

Another point to bear in mind is PC power. I have a 1080Ti and 7700k. Some brand new games won't reach the 144hz (AC: Origins for example, hovered around 80-100FPS on ultra). You need a powerful GPU and CPU unless you're playing older, or simpler games (in terms of in game physics and graphics). This is also heavily dependant on the developer's efforts in optimising. Destiny 2 was 144hz solid, as now is pubg.

Lastly, this price is excellent and anyone looking for this type of monitor won't find much better! I'm very happy with the purchase.
33785346-s5i3s.jpg33785346-CVi1a.jpgPS for those in doubt whether to get the TN or IPS variants

I took these images. IPS on the left.
In my opinion looks loads better from all angles included head on.
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27" - Check
IPS - Check
144hz - Check
1440p - Check
G-Sync - Check
Sub-500 - Check
Reputable dealer - Check

Been waiting for a mega deal like this as it's been at >£550 for ages!

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Edited by: "guru_fordy" 12th May
Great deal, was looking at this the other day when it was 499.00! Ah man, I'm so tempted!!
EmperorRosko2 m ago

Great deal, was looking at this the other day when it was 499.00! Ah man, …Great deal, was looking at this the other day when it was 499.00! Ah man, I'm so tempted!!


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I'd spotted this and just tagged it onto the existing deal posted at £499. £450 is an amazing price.
guru_fordy57 m ago

27" - CheckIPS - Check144hz - Check1440p - CheckG-Sync - CheckSub-500 - …27" - CheckIPS - Check144hz - Check1440p - CheckG-Sync - CheckSub-500 - CheckReputable dealer - CheckBeen waiting for a mega deal like this as it's been at >£550 for ages![Image]


Orange backlight glow in the corners - Check
I'm building a PC later this year. This is on my wishlist, but I think it could drop further with the new panels coming out.
Scottc12353 m ago

Orange backlight glow in the corners - Check



only if you put the backlight up to 100, and in complete darkness take a picture on a camera thats designed to literally detect the smallest amount of light. If you then look at it with your eyes, absolutely nothing. As i will be playing games on this monitor using just my eyes, and not playing it using the feed from a sensitive camera, i think ill be fine.
I've had this monitor since May 2017 (bought at £590 or so). Few points:

Good:
- Beautiful looking monitor with minimal bezels on the top and sides.
- Refresh rate of 144-165hz makes a huge difference from 60hz. This was my first high refresh monitor and I was blown away by the smooth gameplay at 144hz.
- Colours are excellent, I have watched many films on this and never had an issue of quality.
- Sturdy build quality.
- IPS panel shows rich, vibrant colours from rediculous viewing angles.
- G-sync is excellent when in use.
- 1440p at 27" is a good size/resolution ratio.
- Also works on Xbox One X at 1440p native at 60hz (if that's your thing).
- Uses profiles for user preferences (image, colour mix etc) that you can hot swap between.
- Has options for the brightness of the front LED on light, I just turn it off as it's distracting.

Bad:
- 1 HDMI port, on a £600RRP monitor. Two would have been useful.
- Some panels arrive with backlight bleed on the corners, some with it centrally at the bottom or top. The ASUS variant has worse QC than this ACER but you do have a chance of receving one with bleed. I personally received a panel with no bleed, just the usual slight IPS glow in very dark areas.
- The red stand that the monitor comes with is quite garish, I swapped out for a Vesa mount that attached to the desk and can be moved easily.
- The new model of this is due out very soon, 4k 144hz. This will be much more expensive and almost impossible to drive though, for now.

Another point to bear in mind is PC power. I have a 1080Ti and 7700k. Some brand new games won't reach the 144hz (AC: Origins for example, hovered around 80-100FPS on ultra). You need a powerful GPU and CPU unless you're playing older, or simpler games (in terms of in game physics and graphics). This is also heavily dependant on the developer's efforts in optimising. Destiny 2 was 144hz solid, as now is pubg.

Lastly, this price is excellent and anyone looking for this type of monitor won't find much better! I'm very happy with the purchase.
n7hea34 m ago

I'm building a PC later this year. This is on my wishlist, but I think it …I'm building a PC later this year. This is on my wishlist, but I think it could drop further with the new panels coming out.



Doubt it, since its doesnt have any replacement announced. The 4K144hzHDR coming is not a replacement for this. i expect it to be back to £550 soon
Edited by: "sion22" 12th May
Been contemplating the TN version of this for months, this just made my day.

MHGU switch announced and then this, things are going too well...
I bought one for £499 on the 10th, so I gave amazon a ring this morning and got a partial refund of £50. Heads up for anyone in the same situation.
DaveKp9 m ago

I've tried that in the past, they've always said I have to follow the …I've tried that in the past, they've always said I have to follow the return process Let me know if you have any luck?



"got a partial refund of £50" - was past tense. I did get luck. I got a £50 partial refund. The bloke laughed with me, and the email said the item was considered damaged, so perhaps not policy, but it worked anyway.
This monitor or the 4k / 60Hz one for £50 more?

Have a 1080Ti...
Satamoot6 m ago

This monitor or the 4k / 60Hz one for £50 more?Have a 1080Ti...


Higher refresh rate makes a huge difference. I'd take this one every single time with a 1080ti. Especially considering Windows' sub-par scaling.
Satamoot32 m ago

This monitor or the 4k / 60Hz one for £50 more?Have a 1080Ti...


Depends partly on the type of games you play or what you use your PC for mostly. If you play shooting or fighting games online then I'd always go with better refresh rate over resolution. I have a 1080ti as well and prefer hit a constant 144hz on 1440p.

You get used to it and I might be overly dramatic but 60hz almost feels like stop motion animation after you playing on 144hz.
Just ordered at this price point. Does anyone think this monitor will fall to £400 or below?
axolotlquestions41 m ago

Higher refresh rate makes a huge difference. I'd take this one every …Higher refresh rate makes a huge difference. I'd take this one every single time with a 1080ti. Especially considering Windows' sub-par scaling.



greysquaill15 m ago

Depends partly on the type of games you play or what you use your PC for …Depends partly on the type of games you play or what you use your PC for mostly. If you play shooting or fighting games online then I'd always go with better refresh rate over resolution. I have a 1080ti as well and prefer hit a constant 144hz on 1440p.You get used to it and I might be overly dramatic but 60hz almost feels like stop motion animation after you playing on 144hz.



Thanks for the advice - am going to be pairing it with a 27" LG 4k screen so might yet go for the 4k one. Mixed scaling across multiple screens in Windows 10 is pants, so will just try to keep things consistent...

Games-wise, it is limited at the moment, but Destiny 2 and the Total War games are my current poison. The PC will be used for work most of the time.

On a side note, is G-Sync much better than FreeSync? Didn't really notice much of a difference when I had my 390x's with this LG screen - hoping G-Sync is noticeably better.

Thank you again
Got two of these and they're absolutely glorious, they're simply perfect.

Regardless of your GPU, the Gsync always has your back and keeps things smooth.

I've got an XB271HK and the HU takes the cake, way better.
bouncy992 h, 17 m ago

only if you put the backlight up to 100, and in complete darkness take a …only if you put the backlight up to 100, and in complete darkness take a picture on a camera thats designed to literally detect the smallest amount of light. If you then look at it with your eyes, absolutely nothing. As i will be playing games on this monitor using just my eyes, and not playing it using the feed from a sensitive camera, i think ill be fine.


Not for me, corner glow was bad in any dark scenes at 15-30% brightness on three different screens in a living room in the evenings. It was not visible in daylight or on bright scenes. Not acceptable to me on a monitor that costs this much, even on discount.
33785325-aJa8z.jpgHeres my beauty from buying the other day at £500, 0 quality control..... shes going back and im going to giver Acer one last go (at the £450 mark).
33785346-s5i3s.jpg33785346-CVi1a.jpgPS for those in doubt whether to get the TN or IPS variants

I took these images. IPS on the left.
In my opinion looks loads better from all angles included head on.
Saw something with the exact same spec for this yesterday for £350, I was going to post it but it sold while I was searching for the catch/scam (didn't even get buy one myself). Nevertheless this is still really hot, good find OP
redx9 m ago

Saw something with the exact same spec for this yesterday for £350, I was …Saw something with the exact same spec for this yesterday for £350, I was going to post it but it sold while I was searching for the catch/scam (didn't even get buy one myself). Nevertheless this is still really hot, good find OP


There's been quite a few monitors on Amazon come up for sale near the 300 mark, but it's too good to be true and if you look at the reviews, they're made by hacked accounts!
Sold out now by the looks of it via Amazon.
Just bought a 'Good' Warehouse unit for £396. Damage to housing etc etc but importantly no mention of dead/stuck pixels.

They didn't stick around for long. I was browsing Amazon this morning looking for something else (as usual) and noticed these. Initially I thought they must be the TN models at that price but closer inspection showed they were indeed IPS. I wonder did they not have many or did they realise an error?
I had the warehouse unit in my basket when I saw this deal posted. I clicked the deal link and all the Amazon units (New and Warehouse) had disappeared. But by good luck I still had my basket tab opened so I went ahead and ordered. Got a confirmation email


Watch this space I guess.


Absolutely no need for one, I currently have the XB270HU, but at this price I couldn't resist!
Edited by: "GMac11" 12th May
GMac1112 m ago

Just bought a 'Good' Warehouse unit for £396. Damage to housing etc etc …Just bought a 'Good' Warehouse unit for £396. Damage to housing etc etc but importantly no mention of dead/stuck pixels.They didn't stick around for long. I was browsing Amazon this morning looking for something else (as usual) and noticed these. Initially I thought they must be the TN models at that price but closer inspection showed they were indeed IPS. I wonder did they not have many or did they realise an error?I had the warehouse unit in my basket when I saw this deal posted. I clicked the deal link and all the Amazon units (New and Warehouse) had disappeared. But by good luck I still had my basket tab opened so I went ahead and ordered. Got a confirmation email Watch this space I guess.Absolutely no need for one, I currently have the XB270HU, but at this price I couldn't resist!


I bought a ‘Like New’ from Amazon Warehouse last week (32 inch Samsung gaming monitor) and the screen was scratched in several places with white light shining from the scratches.
Always the chance you take with Warehouse stuff, it works both ways but it doesn't bother me. If it isn't satisfactory I'll just return it; if they've described it incorrectly that's their problem.

I've bought 'Used Acceptable' before with all manner of faults and issues in the description and pretty much received a brand new item.

I also bought a monitor one time, I can't recall but it may have been 'Good' with scratches etc described - it arrived with no stand!
To be fair they offered me a hefty discount, think it was in the region of £60 but I decided to return it in the end.
Edited by: "GMac11" 12th May
guru_fordy1 h, 0 m ago

There's been quite a few monitors on Amazon come up for sale near the 300 … There's been quite a few monitors on Amazon come up for sale near the 300 mark, but it's too good to be true and if you look at the reviews, they're made by hacked accounts!

It was Prime too, I'm not sure of that makes a difference, but I thought it have it extra credibility....
Ordered the previous deal for this posted at £499. Still showing £499 for me so haven't cancelled. IS this deal OOS?
Tonk3h21 m ago

Ordered the previous deal for this posted at £499. Still showing £499 for m …Ordered the previous deal for this posted at £499. Still showing £499 for me so haven't cancelled. IS this deal OOS?




It was £50 cheaper earlier on today, but has now gone back up to £499.
Edited by: "fluidz" 12th May
redx2 h, 42 m ago

Saw something with the exact same spec for this yesterday for £350, I was …Saw something with the exact same spec for this yesterday for £350, I was going to post it but it sold while I was searching for the catch/scam (didn't even get buy one myself). Nevertheless this is still really hot, good find OP


The £350 were being sold by obviously hacked marketplace accounts if you looked closely at what they sold previously and the suspicious variety of top end electronics they were suddenly selling.
This is by far the cheapest it's ever been.

I send my £499 one back before even opening it and re-ordered at £450. They don't do the whole partial refund if the price drops thing anymore. Still, they have already refunded it so I can't fault their speed.
Mines developed a weird intermittent flicker just outside of warranty... of course
Warehouse units back up now...
I have it since 18th may, quite happy with it I bought 3 monitors the va Samsung on a deal, this Predator in TN and ips. Compared them returned to Amazon the ones I didn't like and now I tried to get the difference back as I'm happy with my unit. But they told me to return and reorder which I did.
grvdd883 m ago

I have it since 18th may, quite happy with it I bought 3 monitors the va …I have it since 18th may, quite happy with it I bought 3 monitors the va Samsung on a deal, this Predator in TN and ips. Compared them returned to Amazon the ones I didn't like and now I tried to get the difference back as I'm happy with my unit. But they told me to return and reorder which I did.


Are you from the future or 18th May 2017?
April sorry haha
no longer available at that prime price. only via ebuyer or third sellers now and at 576
GMac1112th May

Just bought a 'Good' Warehouse unit for £396. Damage to housing etc etc …Just bought a 'Good' Warehouse unit for £396. Damage to housing etc etc but importantly no mention of dead/stuck pixels.They didn't stick around for long. I was browsing Amazon this morning looking for something else (as usual) and noticed these. Initially I thought they must be the TN models at that price but closer inspection showed they were indeed IPS. I wonder did they not have many or did they realise an error?I had the warehouse unit in my basket when I saw this deal posted. I clicked the deal link and all the Amazon units (New and Warehouse) had disappeared. But by good luck I still had my basket tab opened so I went ahead and ordered. Got a confirmation email Watch this space I guess.Absolutely no need for one, I currently have the XB270HU, but at this price I couldn't resist!


Hey, just wondering if it was any good and if you had to return it? I'm looking at picking up a 'like new' model since its around £70 cheaper than new at the moment(and very close to this deal price), but I've never used their Warehouse deals before. I also thought they might be returns for people who don't like a lot of backlight bleed and the like, but wondered if you could share your opinion.
penguinman931 h, 28 m ago

Hey, just wondering if it was any good and if you had to return it? I'm …Hey, just wondering if it was any good and if you had to return it? I'm looking at picking up a 'like new' model since its around £70 cheaper than new at the moment(and very close to this deal price), but I've never used their Warehouse deals before. I also thought they might be returns for people who don't like a lot of backlight bleed and the like, but wondered if you could share your opinion.


It can be a bit of a lottery. You can always return it if you're not happy with what you receive. I normally pay a little extra for 'like new' and without any cosmetic damage. I've had items from the warehouse deals that look brand new. Sometimes it's just a case of damaged packaging. Read the descriptions carefully.
Edited by: "bouttime2" 1st Jun
penguinman931st Jun

Hey, just wondering if it was any good and if you had to return it? I'm …Hey, just wondering if it was any good and if you had to return it? I'm looking at picking up a 'like new' model since its around £70 cheaper than new at the moment(and very close to this deal price), but I've never used their Warehouse deals before. I also thought they might be returns for people who don't like a lot of backlight bleed and the like, but wondered if you could share your opinion.


Hi. It was a tale of two halves. The monitor was great, I hesitate to say perfect as there is the ubiquitous IPS glow but there's no getting away from that. There was a small bloom (about an inch) of bleed along the bottom bezel around 2/3 of the way across from left to right. In the end I returned it anyway but only because as I mentioned at the end of my post I already had its predecessor and I couldn't justify spending £400 on a second screen. I bought it more in hope that it would be a step up from my XB270HU and with the added functionality of the HDMI port but alas common sense prevailed.
Had I not already owned the 270HU I'd have kept the 271HU in a heartbeat.
Always worth taking a punt with Amazon Warehouse as the return process is quick and easy. They have stopped offering totally 'free' returns for larger items such as monitors etc but they do offer partial postage refunds so I ended up around £6 out of pocket after return costs but that is mostly because I live in NI and courier prices are considerably higher.
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