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Acer B276HUL Dark Gray 27" 6ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

  • 2560 x 1440 6ms
  • ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)
  • DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB
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Learn more about the Acer America B276HUL (UM.HB6AA.A01)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • David M.
  • 1/17/2015 10:33:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe monitor you should get if you have <$350 in 2015

Pros: If you're upgrading from an old TFT, you're going to wonder why the hell you've been looking at one all those years. ("Wait, whites aren't supposed to have a green tinge, even after color correction?")

The picture is incredibly bright and clear, there's no perceptible ghosting or shadowy funkiness, and the menus are pretty intuitive once you figure out which button does what.

Can we talk about the viewing angles? How did they do that? No real detectable color distortion. My hobbyist photography work finally feels somewhat accurate in post-processing.

The USB 3.0 hub only has two plugs, but hey--they're there, they work, and they're nice. Less clutter.

This height, rotation, and angle are all very adjustable. This monitor has a lot of give, especially with height, so easy a child could do it. (Not that you should let kids around it.)

No, it's not 4K--but WQHD is a *huge* step up from 1080p. You'll get a lot more screen real estate, and your games are going to feel more immersive--if your graphics card can handle the beating of churning out all of those 3D objects at such a high resolution. Even stretched 1080p movies are going to look bananas. The next logical step up from a monitor like this will cost you double or more. 4K monitor prices are even worse, and the technology is still maturing; you might as well get this thing, wait a few years until they work out all the kinks/saturate the market, and then go in for the kill.

Cons: The speakers are the worst I've ever heard--no joke, the speakerphone on a 10-year-old Nokia phone sounds better. But who buys a thin-profile monitor expecting that? Gimme a break. No egg-docking here: You know you're going to headphone it, connect your machine to an entertainment center, or use the desktop speaker set you already have.

It's also kind of wobbly, but not in a chintzy way.

As others have noted, the ENERGY STAR bootup screen is annoying as hell, but you'll get over it.

Other Thoughts: I got this monitor for $320 after a Newegg coupon. It was a steal. I'd be willing to pay $400 for it, now that I've used it for a couple of months.

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  • Paul C.
  • 1/10/2015 10:13:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAcer Monitor Again

Pros: LED, thin, runs cool, stand is ez setup and adjusts up-down and left to right.

Cons: Wish the speakers were not built in.

Other Thoughts: Not sure why monitor mfg's are still insisting on putting junk speakers in monitors...the 90's are over.

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  • PATRICK F.
  • 12/15/2014 3:20:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat monitor for the cheap

Pros: * Surprisingly affordable
* Screen looks great
* Lots of configurable options
* USB 3.0 ports, lots of it too!
* Swivels & height is adjustable
* All kinds of display cables included

Cons: * Bland design
* Light bleeding at the bottom-right
* Lackluster speakers

Other Thoughts: To be honest, I was very anxious about getting this as I've had bad experiences with Acer products not lasting very long. But for $349 (on sale during black friday), I thought maybe it's worth a shot. So when I got it, I was pretty relieved that mine came working with no problems (aside from some light bleeding at the bottom right corner but it's barely noticeable unless the screen is all black). But overall, the screen was great. Good amount of color configuration and the stand allows the screen to swivel/rotate in all kinds of directions. It also came with 4 USB 3.0 ports which was very handy for my mounted webcam. Also came with all kinds of display cables! I guess It's good to not worry about buying a separate cable if I want to try a different port in my graphics card.

Anyways, I've only been using this for about 3 weeks so knowing Acer products, something might come up eventually. I will update this review if that happens. But for now I'd say it's a great monitor for the price that it has. Would recommend.

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  • derek w.
  • 12/9/2014 12:41:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome monitor for the price !!

Pros: Great picture quality and viewing angles. nothing in the same price point with the same specs & quality.

Cons: n/a

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  • Philip Y.
  • 12/6/2014 6:57:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDid not work

Pros: Liked the thin bezel.

Cons: Power came on, but I could not get any image to display using DVI or DP. The OSD didn't respond either. It had to go back to NE. I may have liked it, who knows.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/6/2014 2:36:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful WQHD Display

Pros: *AHVA panel (IPS/PLS alternative technology)
*1440p
*Interpolation good
*Multiple inputs with PIP capability
*Good range of included cables
*Panel keys are physical switches with great tactile response
*OSD navigation & design very logical and straight forward
*Built in power supply with hard disconnect switch
*Power LED not distracting
*Solid construction, stand pretty decent with lots of flexibility in orientations
*PWM not used on backlight

Cons: *USB devices disconnect when display turned off via panel keys or hard on/off
*Minor reverse ghosting & motion blur, no overdrive control adjustment
*Very minor backlight bleed
*Faint high frequency sounds when viewing full page of text or high contrast scenarios
*Included Stand snaps to the display...meaning it is useless for any other displays if you mount the B276HUL on a VESA arm... I was hoping it used screws to mount the display via the VESA holes, as it sure looked like it was a possibility. Would of been nice to reuse on my old monitors since I mounted both B276HULs I bought onto VESA arms and now have those stands just collecting dust.

I'm not specifically listing the absolute laughable mobile phone sounding speakers on the con list, but I figured I'd mention them, because I have a dedicated sound system, and when you’re buying a monitor of this nature, you most likely will as well. The speakers inside are tiny (40mm x 20mm x 5mm), with no acoustical housing considerations. The lack of acoustical design is probably the greatest factor contributing to the tinny sound.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these displays. I really hesitated between 1440p and 4K... 4K seems not mature yet, but the limit 1 per customer on the 4K montitor I was looking at, sealed the deal.

Actual egg score is 4.7. Most of the cons I listed are negligible honestly, and you have to be focusing on them to notice. The USB issue is really the biggest nuisance.

I have owned several other Acer monitors over the years and I noticed they all produce audible high frequency sounds when lots of text or high contrast scenarios are displayed. Being curious, I created a full resolution image, with black/white horizontal bars 1 pixel high each. When you zoom in and out of this image, you can hear the pitch of the high frequency sound change. Seems to me it may have something to do with the display's SMPS and how the display 'draws' the screen. Compared to my old X223W Acer, the B276HUL is much quieter but still audible.

The panel in this display is an AU Optronics M270DAN01.0; this is the same panel used in the BenQ BL2710PT, among other displays. An internet search will reward you with a wealth of in depth reviews of this panel's performance. Using my Spyder3, I was able to achieve similar calibrations and performances, with the most noticeable lack being an average contrast ratio of 797:1, though that’s to be expected with what IPS/PLS/AHVA brings as far as colours and viewing angles. Right out of the box however, I recommend you turn the brightness down from the default 100%

As I mentioned in my pre-empative review... the K272HUL is still a better buy if you will be using VESA mounts and do not care about USB 3.0 Hub. I spent a lot of time looking at Acer's other offerings that have the same stand and have concluded that the stand and USB 3.0 Hub included with the B276HUL should of only been a ~$30 premium. Ultimately, you cannot always win. Since my pre-empative review, and a bit after cyber Monday, Newegg pitched a 'Monitor Madness' sale, and I saw the 32 inch flavour of this display N82E16824009643 go for only 20 more then the black Friday price I paid for the B276HUL. 27 inch does net better pixel density though!

This purchase also made me aware of quite a few other things of Newegg. Whilst I was looking through monitors and reviews on Newegg, the number of 'anonymous' reviews seemed unusually high... Come to find out that sometime early in 2014 Newegg removed the nickname feature of reviews, and gave you only two options - use your real first name + last name initial, or be labeled as 'anonymous'. I NEVER use my real name in any screen names, or etc. It’s a pet-peeve of mine. Suffice to say, this will be the last review I write. All good things do not last forever I guess and sad to see. I've shopped NE for many years and they always were the go-to. I learned a lot of other things, but this isn't the place to say.

I'd recommend the B276HUL if you need 1440p, will not be using VESA mounts, and can find it for 350 or less!

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  • Tyler C.
  • 12/1/2014 5:15:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Monitor!

Pros: * IPS - Great colors! Absolutely fantastic, looks very nice along with my other IPS monitor.
* No dead or stuck pixels!
* No backlight bleed!!!!!!!!
* Got it on sale for 350 dollars!
* Would recommend, stand is SUPER sturdy. It swivels, pivots, tilts, and has height adjust!
* 6ms response time, plays run super smooth! Ghosting what?

Cons: *Speakers are garbage but seriously, get a nice pair of cans and a nice stereo and this wont be a problem!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2014 6:01:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsREAD before you buy!

Pros: IPS, 1440p, Connectivity, Control Buttons on front Bezel

Cons: Some reverse ghosting & see other thoughts!

Other Thoughts: This is a preemptive review, I will do a full review once I receive and have used the two of these I purchased.

HOWEVER, I want everyone else to know BEFORE you buy, to look at N82E16824009626 (Acer K272HUL 1440p)

If you search the internet, you will find reviews of both the B276HUL and the K272HUL... which from both it seems the same AHVA panel is used, and testing results of panel colours & etc are similar...

The K272HUL does NOT have the USB hub, has slightly different cosmetics, and it has a less functional stand... however, it also is quite a bit less expensive.

When I was looking to buy my two 1440p monitors, I searched Newegg in the typical manner that I do... that is using the drill-down menus and power search functions. I picked 2560x1440p on the resolution section.

HERES THE PROBLEM - N82E16824009626 does NOT show up on the results list when you search as I mentioned! I found the K272HUL by accident AFTER I had already ordered the B276HUL whilst I was browsing some discussion board sites. Needless to say, I do not care about the USB, and I will be mounting my two monitors on VESA mounts, so I could of saved $120 had the K272HUL shown on the search results as it should of....I only purchased the B276HUL because it was the best priced NON Korean 1440p sold by Newegg (and not some so called marketplace seller) that appeared on the search results.

ANOTHER important difference: the K272HUL also carries Newegg's 'Iron Egg Guarantee Return Policy', whilst the B276HUL is standard return policy... This is HUGE... considering the many instances I see of people getting dead/troubled pixels and other problems (which seems to be a trait among high res and/or large format monitors regardless of brand)...

Lesson to be learned here - do not rely on Newegg's powersearch/drilldown feature! In all honesty, a quad USB 3.0 hub and the versatility the stand on the B276HUL offers is not really worth the added cost... if you do not need either, save some $$$ and get a better guarantee policy by buying the K272HUL. Hopefully no one else with the same needs as I had, gets pinched by the same problem.

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  • Drew D.
  • 11/27/2014 2:36:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Got this on sale $350 and it is stunning! Great clarity, accurate colors, and amazing stand. Stand can be adjusted up/down and swivels. I chose the 4-7 day free shipping and it came next day, so even better. Would recommend over the korean brands even though only 60hz.

Cons: Speakers are absolutely terrible

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  • Christopher B.
  • 11/26/2014 5:29:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead pixels

Pros: -Comes with about every cable you could ask for
-The price

Cons: -Came with 2 dead pixels in the middle of the screen right out of the box
-The menu and instructions are rather lackluster

Other Thoughts: Giving 1 egg until I get a replacement... I didn't order a product that allows for dead pixels in the description, so I find it unacceptable to have any. Beside this, I'd give it 5 eggs and will update the review if the replacement is flawless.

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