Acer Predator XB271HU IPS G-Sync £569.99 @ Amazon
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Acer Predator XB271HU IPS G-Sync £569.99 @ Amazon

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Found 20th Nov
First post so go easy on me please Good reviews on this screen. Cheapest it has been for a while aswell. Let us know what u guys think

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Around the best price you're going to get for an IPS of this spec with G-Sync. Personally I'm going to see if the TN predator or the Dell S2716DG drops down to around £480 on Friday. For me the big sell about IPS is better viewing angles, but its going to be sitting on a desk directly in front of me, so I don't need the better angles. And looking at youtube vids of IPS v TN side by side, there doesnt look like a huge difference in colours between the two.

£437.75 if you opt for the Used - like new option

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Edited by: "fluidz" 20th Nov

£570 for a monitor?! No wonder console players make fun of us PC players when we have displays twice as expensive as their entire rig!

On a more serious note, what is it about GSync and IPS that make this so good? I myself have a 144Hz BenQ monitor which I don't see myself upgrading, probably ever.
Edited by: "Trogador" 20th Nov

All of these IPS 27" 1440p 144Hz+ panels have terrible orange glow in the corners (read the 1 to 3 star reviews). For this much cash, they should be perfect. I'd avoid and wait until better technology comes along (OLED/Quantum dot), or go for the TN version (also cheaper). The ones in the warehouse will likely have been returned due to the orange glow...
Edited by: "Scottc123" 20th Nov

Personally I'm going to see if the TN predator or the Dell S2716DG drops down to around £480 on Friday

The dell is $399 in the US atm, it's pretty disgusting that its currently ~650 in the uk (from dell), even if you add the vat that the vampires in the uk add to that price, the cost would equate to about £360.

As for the tn predator, you can get that for 500 atm on amazon
amazon.co.uk/Ace…4hz

Scottc1232 h, 36 m ago

All of these IPS 27" 1440p 144Hz+ panels have terrible orange glow in the …All of these IPS 27" 1440p 144Hz+ panels have terrible orange glow in the corners (read the 1 to 3 star reviews). For this much cash, they should be perfect. I'd avoid and wait until better technology comes along (OLED/Quantum dot), or go for the TN version (also cheaper). The ones in the warehouse will likely have been returned due to the orange glow...



IPS glow is just a flaw of the panel technology. There's really not anything that can be done about it. All IPS panels suffer from it to a degree, though it can be particularly bad on certain ones. Backlight bleed is an entirely seperate issue, and it certainly is disgraceful how many suffer horribly from it.

Ultimately, there's no perfect technology though. TN has terrible viewing angles and poor colours, VA has its own silvery glow and more visable ghosting, whilst IPS has its glow and penchant for backlight bleed. People are betting the farm on OLED answering all their prayers, but that has its own set of issues, like burn in and brightness lowering over (a relatively short amount of) time.

Personally, I think TN is still the least amount of compromise you can make if you purely (or mostly) want to game on the monitor. Its flaws are much less evident whilst gaming, unless you happen to be sitting at a weird angle or something.

I have the 4K version of this. It's definitely a great screen. The colours have an extremely high range. As for the glows in the corners (I assume meant by when there's a lot of dark or black colours on the screen) - they're not too noticeable. You can see them, but they're not a deal-breaker.

What is a deal-breaker however is that there is a really weird flickering issue. You can read more here: community.acer.com/en/…041

I don't know if this is an issue on this model, but it is on the Acer Predator XB271HK. You should not be paying over half a grand for an issue like this. Though apparently the ASUS's 4K IPS monitor has the same issue. So could be an industry wide problem.

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Trogador3 h, 10 m ago

£570 for a monitor?! No wonder console players make fun of us PC players …£570 for a monitor?! No wonder console players make fun of us PC players when we have displays twice as expensive as their entire rig!On a more serious note, what is it about GSync and IPS that make this so good? I myself have a 144Hz BenQ monitor which I don't see myself upgrading, probably ever.


I never used a g sync monitor mate. Been reading about it for a long time now and took the plunge. Regarding IPS, I got a dell monitor now that used IPS panel and the colours are sharper. You do get good TN panel but they cost near the same as the IPS so you might aswell go for the IPS. Thanks for your reply though. Appreciate everyone’s input

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eamonlahrach25 m ago

I have the 4K version of this. It's definitely a great screen. The colours …I have the 4K version of this. It's definitely a great screen. The colours have an extremely high range. As for the glows in the corners (I assume meant by when there's a lot of dark or black colours on the screen) - they're not too noticeable. You can see them, but they're not a deal-breaker.What is a deal-breaker however is that there is a really weird flickering issue. You can read more here: https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/comment/522041I don't know if this is an issue on this model, but it is on the Acer Predator XB271HK. You should not be paying over half a grand for an issue like this. Though apparently the ASUS's 4K IPS monitor has the same issue. So could be an industry wide problem.


Cheers for pointing that out. I’ll compare it when it arrives and let you know. Not heard of that problem but heard about backlight bleed and dead pixel. If there are any of those, then it will be going back.

whazzah12 m ago

Cheers for pointing that out. I’ll compare it when it arrives and let you k …Cheers for pointing that out. I’ll compare it when it arrives and let you know. Not heard of that problem but heard about backlight bleed and dead pixel. If there are any of those, then it will be going back.


The flickering is completely random. There is no pattern of why or when it pops up. Also, it appears for a fraction of a second and does not cover across the entire screen. Like, you would only see lines on one side of the screen for a split-second then it disappears. Sometimes, you won't see anything for days and sometimes you would experience it multiple times in an hour.
Edited by: "eamonlahrach" 20th Nov

Went for the dell s1271G after reading countless reviews on this brand, seems to be a lottery gamble if you get a good panel without the major bleed.
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