Friday, February 28th 2014

Acer Introduces the K272HUL 27-Inch WQHD Monitor

Acer America is now offering its Acer K272HUL 27-inch WQHD LED display for consumers in the United States. The large screen size, wide viewing angles and ultra-high resolution deliver exceptional image quality on a big screen.

Boasting high pixel density with a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio, the new Acer K272HUL displays brilliant images for digital entertainment. In addition, the large screen is ideal for working with large spreadsheets and viewing the entire page of an online retailer with little to no scrolling. By enabling PiP using both DisplayPort and either a HDMI or DVI port simultaneously, it also supports multitasking whether it's enjoying social media while watching a movie or comparing two Word documents. In some cases, it can replace a multi-monitor set-up. The picture-perfect display also offers wide viewing angles - up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically - to enhance collaboration with others whether it's viewing slide shows, creating presentations or watching movies.

"We strive to continually raise the bar on the digital viewing experience," said Edward Chan, product manager for Acer America. "Our new Acer K272HUL delivers ultra sharp visuals in a large screen for a great price. The large 27-inch display enables users to enjoy movies, videos and gaming in full screen and to work more efficiently by being able to see two documents at once. A wide range of users from students to photographers, will appreciate the superb image quality, generous screen real estate and wide viewing angles, which makes this model ideal for enjoying digital entertainment with family and friends."

The beautiful Acer K272HUL provides a very high level of clarity with its high 16.7 million colors and a fast 6 ms response time. Outfitted with Acer ComfyView, it reflects less ambient light to deliver vivid colors, reduced glare and more comfortable viewing, even over prolonged periods. It's also VESA wall-mountable and the stand enables the monitor to be tilted back from 5 - 25 degrees for optimum comfort and ergonomics.

The impressive 100,000,000:1 maximum contrast ratio provides bright whites and dark blacks. Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) optimizes contrast to present the highest level of clarity and detail by analyzing every scene, adjusting images frame by frame, and enhancing gradation.

Offering an array of connectivity options, the Acer K272HUL is outfitted with DisplayPort, DVI and two HDMI ports for attaching multiple gaming consoles. It also has dual built-in speakers. ENERGY STAR qualified, it adheres to strict environmental, performance and ergonomic design standards.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer K272HUL display is available at leading online retailers in the U.S. with suggested prices starting at $449.99. Like all Acer displays, it features a standard three-year warranty.
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12 Comments on Acer Introduces the K272HUL 27-Inch WQHD Monitor

#1
Slizzo
What panel does this use? LG IPS or Samsun PLS?
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#2
Jorge
Myself, I'm just not happy with anything less than a 200" desktop monitor...
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#3
Hilux SSRG
by: Slizzo
What panel does this use? LG IPS or Samsun PLS?
I wonder as well. I hope its a LG IPS panel.
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#4
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
it is Acer so it is going to be middle of the road.
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#5
Prima.Vera
please bring on more 120Hz 1440p pannels.
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#6
LagunaX
That is a pretty nice adjustable stand actually compared to most of the Korean IPS and PLS monitors off eBay...
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#7
techy1
good that prices are going down (1/2 year ago this thing would cost 800$+ at start), bad that this resolution will be outdated pretty soon. like - who was giving a F about HD monitors when fullHD hit the mainstream?... only those who did buy 400$ HD monitor few months before ;). I will wait for more UHD's and then prices will be more normal and it will last for several years (if not more - look how many years FHD was "the ting")
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#8
lemonadesoda
Finally, we see y1440 "for consumers". Wasn't long ago when this resolution was $1000. Nice to see better resolutions reaching ordinary budgets.
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#9
alwayssts
by: techy1
good that prices are going down (1/2 year ago this thing would cost 800$+ at start), bad that this resolution will be outdated pretty soon. like - who was giving a F about HD monitors when fullHD hit the mainstream?... only those who did buy 400$ HD monitor few months before ;). I will wait for more UHD's and then prices will be more normal and it will last for several years (if not more - look how many years FHD was "the ting")
This.

Also, and I'm not saying it will be a guarantee or an advertised feature, but given the around 5.5->6.5ms response times on current 4k panels, it would make a whole ton of sense for UHD hdmi 2.0 monitors to unofficially support 120/144hz/+ at 2560x1440. Obviously displayport could eliminate the bandwidth issue and panel tech mature, but realistically I doubt we see over a 240hz 4k panel simply because of that reasoning. In essence, there will be a time (perhaps in relatively short order) when commodity displays are tailored for 1080p/240->2160/60 and I think that will be the 'ting' until newer standards and/or oled, 8k, etc.

While I totally agree 1440p native displays are the new transitional phase; figuratively and literally what 720p was to 1080p, and it makes sense to wait for uhd native in some iteration (if not a complete spec with the new color standards and what-not), I certainly can't blame anyone whom jumped on that boat when it was the new hotness, especially those that got in the catleaps etc on ground-level and/or 1440p@120hz working...as that certainly is and will likely be the sweet spot for a lot of people as far as resolution/refresh rate goes for some time to come.
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#10
hellrazor
by: Jorge
Myself, I'm just not happy with anything less than a 200" desktop monitor...
Monitors for the blind?
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#11
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: hellrazor
Monitors for the blind?
Jorge has over compensation issues
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#12
hellrazor
I just figured he needed a large-print computer.
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