The Acer XG270HU is a 27-inch monitor equipped with TN panel and AMD FreeSync support which make it a good option for gaming. Having a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution and wide 16.7 million color gamut, it provides a high-quality picture with a great level of brightness and plenty of details. In addition to that, the monitor also has a native 8-bit color depth, providing superior video processing.
The monitor features a size of 24.2 x 8.1 x 17.8 inches and weighs 8.5 pounds, so it’s a mid-sized model.
The most remarkable feature of this monitor, is, perhaps, a super-fast response time of 1ms. This feature works perfectly for gaming as it doesn’t matter how fast-moving the action is, the transitions will still be rendered smoothly. In addition to that, the monitor is also supplied with a rapid refresh rate of 144Hz. As you can see, this model can handle high-performance games as well.
However, the Acer XG270HU red with 27 inches is suitable not only for gaming but also for those who need to work in front of the screen for long hours in a row. It’s supplied with a special Acer ComfyView technology that includes a bunch of features, designed to reduce eye strain. This way, the monitor automatically dims 10% of brightness in dark environments, includes flicker-less, anti-glare coating, as well as blue-light filtering technology which reduces the harmful effect of blue light.
The Acer XG270HU settings include 5 modes that allow customizing the image for different viewing scenarios. They include the User mode (the settings can be fine-tuned by the user), the ECO mode (reduce power consumption), the Standard mode (default settings), the Graphic mode (enhances colors and emphasizes details; suitable for work with pictures and photographs), and the Movie mode (shows details more clearly and enhances brightness level).
The monitor ships with a CD with Acer XG270HU driver, an AC adapter, and all the necessary cables: DVI, DP, and HDMI.
The monitor is flat and has a thin profile. Except for the bottom bezel which is quite wide, the side and top bezels of the monitor have average thickness. Both the screen and the monitor’s body have a matte finish.
The wide X-shaped stand features special rubber pads thanks to which the monitor firmly sticks to the desk’s surface. Thus, you won’t have to worry about any slippering or wobbles. The stand, unfortunately, can’t offer an adjustable height but can be tilted to –5°/ 15°.
The bottom bezel is red and the stand has red accents as well, while the rest of the monitor’s body is black.
The control buttons can be found under the bottom bezel (on the right). They include Menu (opens up a list of OSD functions), Plus/Minus buttons to switch between OSD functions, OD, Brightness, and an Empowering key button to access Acer eColor Management and scenario modes.
Since the Acer XG270HU is designed to deal with high rates of data transfer, on its rear part you will find such high-bandwidth connection ports as HDMI 2.0, DVI, and a display port.
Concluding this Acer XG270HU review, I can assert that this model is one of the most multifunctional ones. Being supplied with solid gaming features (AMD FreeSync, 1ms response time, and 144Hz refresh rate), it also includes the Acer ComfyView technology. The Movie mode will work perfectly for movie fans, while the Graphic mode also makes this monitor suitable for photographers and designers.