Acer XB270HU: The Monitor That Will Make You Pay

Quality gaming resolution can really come with a big price tag

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Acer XB270HU is the 1080p and 4K compromise that gamers should consider!

It's becoming a lingering thought for gamers to have a gaming screen that's not just 1080p.

However, making the step to a 4K video gaming experience may just make wallets bleed. If you think about it, having 4K would cost you around $500-600, plus you'd have to get a dual GPU computer that can run these games at 60 FPS.

Acer's cooked up a cool compromise to the 1080p and 4K dilemma! 

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In terms of design, it's made with a black glossy plastic material that helps minimize its bulkiness. The black really makes it "slimming". The orange accent found at the base is what gives the impression that it's a gaming monitor. 

It's becoming a lingering thought for gamers to have a gaming screen that's not just 1080p. However, making the step to a 4K video gaming experience may just make wallets bleed. If you think about it, having 4K would cost you around $500-600, plus you'd have to get a dual GPU computer that can run these games at 60 FPS. 

Aside from this, it has a cool adjustable and solid stand. You can move the display up and down, and also rotate it the base. It also swings at 90 degrees, which is great for vertical viewing when playing your games. Now, what would be a great compromise to this dilemma? Now, Acer has this XB270BU gaming monitor that offers 2560 x 1440 resolution. This seems like the perfect compromise without spending for a new GPU. But what's so great about it?

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Now, the color accuracy of this monitor is impressive. It runs through an IPS display technology, and has a 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia's G-Sync. I think with this, any gaming time would literally be a vivid, colorful experience. 

Now, the color accuracy of this monitor is impressive. It runs through an IPS display technology, and has a 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia's G-Sync. You wouldn't have to shell out money for graphic card upgrades. I think with this, any gaming time would literally be a vivid, colorful experience.   

The Acer's LED backlighting is also a great touch to this, having a maximum quoted brightness of 350 lux. It has a ULMB feature which allows you to switch your backlight [on/off] at the same refreshing rate of the monitor. I don't know much about gaming specs, but by the looks of it, this sounds great!

It's connectivity may be a bit constricting. It only comes with one DisplayPort and 2 full sized USB ports. In addition to that, its controls are kind of weird. It only makes sense when you go through the navigation.

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The Acer XB270HU retails for around $800, which is hella expensive. However, it isn't as mind-blowing as it seems. There are other brands out there which much lower price tags. 

Now... Is it worth it? 

The Acer XB270HU retails for around $800, which is hella expensive. But, if you're the type to be willing to spend this much, then go for it. However, it really isn't as mind-blowing as it seems. There are other brands out there, such as the Asus ROG P278Q that has a price tag lower than the 

With all these said, the Acer XB270HU is an awesome choice if money wasn't an issue. You can blow your wallet for this, find other options, or just settle with what you have now. Maybe wait a little for developers to make a more affordable option!