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Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Colors pop, everything is sharp and text is easy to read. The OSD isn’t the greatest but you’ll get the hang of it in a few minutes. After your initial setup, you’ll probably never open it again so I don’t consider this a problem. I got lucky with a Feb build. No stuck or dead pixels and if there is any back light bleed, I can’t see it. The stand is very sturdy and assembly is easy. But this brings me to the cons….

Cons: The stand. The lowest is will go down puts the bottom of screen about 81/2 inches above my desk top. This is a bit high for me. Sitting a little over 3 feet back, my eyes are even with the middle of the screen. It does tilt down but this causes me to have to look up a little to view the whole screen. It hasn’t been a problem during gaming but it is a little uncomfortable when web surfing or reading. I’m getting used to it and it may not bother you so this is an iffy reason to drop a star.

I should have edited this long ago. I applied a little more pressure on the top of the monitor and "unstuck" the vertical adjustment. It now moves freely and I am able to lower it to a very comfortable viewing angle. So no CONS from me. Bumped up to 5 stars.

Other Thoughts: The setup and colors right out of the box are okay but you’ll want to do some tweaking on your own. If you search YouTube for “calibrating the xb271hu” you’ll find a short video with some great settings. My picture is now very pleasing for me. I’m using all his numbers except for Color Temp. He has “user” values listed but I like the preset “warm” better. Of course this is all personal preference and what looks for you, not me. But it’s a lot better place to start than what you get out of the box. I got lucky on May 27th and snagged an EVGA GTX1080 and I wanted a monitor that would complement the strength of the card. Gsync and 165Hz have made gaming run smooth as butter with great color and sharpness.

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Pros: Very nice monitor. VA panel technology gives you a vivid picture with good color reproduction as well as a wide viewing angle without any significant color shifting. 1920x1080 pushes it a bit with this size screen and text is really not as sharp as it should/could be. Setup out of the box wasn’t too bad. Only minor tweaking was necessary. Which brings us to the OSD. It is controlled by a Jog button (a little toggle switch) on the rear of the monitor. It is by far the easiest and most intuitive way to adjust any value in the OSD that I have ever used. Simple, clear and positive. This is also the way to turn it on or off and seems like a foolproof way to avoid accidently turning it off by bumping the bottom or side of the screen where most switches are placed.

Cons: Contrary to a lot of advertising and literature from Samsung, this is NOT a FreeSync monitor. I knew that going in so it wasn’t a factor for me but it might be for you. You’ll see it is excluded from their FreeSync models if you read the on line manual. Having no speakers is not a con for me but some might miss that option. The white frame is definitely different but shouldn’t be a disqualifier for getting this monitor.

Other Thoughts: I bought this locally, price matched to Newegg’s Shell Shocker deal. I did this as I was not sure my wife would like the curved screen or picture quality and I wanted an easy return option. Curved screens may be a gimmick but it looks and works pretty well with this model. All in all, if you can tolerate the text clarity, it’s not a bad choice for a 32 inch monitor.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 08G-P4-6180-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Anybody looking to buy one of these has probably read all the on line reviews they need already. All I can say is it works as advertised.

Cons: Big $$$$, but again you know that. Bite the bullet. You won't be sorry.

Other Thoughts: The top green LED's (GEFORCE GTX) are bright. I think the new Precision X OC is a work in progress. Mine won't control the lights, but GeForce Experience will control them under MY RIG and then LED Visualizer. I've cut the brightness to 50% and it's much easier on the eyes. (I'm assuming you have a glass side on your case.) I've cranked the fan RPM up just a little and haven't had any temperature problems while gaming. Still super quiet. Haven't tried to overclock it yet. Haven't seen the need to. I'm using an ACER 27" Predator monitor with Gsync at 165Hz. Everything has been running as smooth as silk at high settings.

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Display Name: Kenneth M.

Date Joined: 08/30/06

  • Reviews: 57
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  • First Review: 03/02/07
  • Last Review: 09/11/16
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