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Acer Predator X27 Review

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83
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The Acer Predator X27 is great for gamers courtesy of its quick response time, variable refresh rate, and 4K resolution, but high input lag and low color uniformity may dissuade some buyers.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Acer Predator X27 is a high-end gaming monitor that was launched in 2018. It pledges to deliver stunning picture quality thanks to its 4K UHD resolution, a cinematic HDR experience thanks to impressive HDR peak brightness levels, and buttery-smooth gameplay due to its 144Hz Variable Refresh Rate.

In addition, the monitor boasts a DisplayHDR 1000 standard, making its HDR performance way better than that of the Acer Predator XB273K. It also comes with blinders that help deal with glare and reflection so that users can enjoy the monitor’s high color accuracy and impressive contrast ratio even in a brightly lit environment.

Stick around for the rest of this Acer Predator X27 review to find out what else it has in store, and see whether it measures up to the top computer monitors in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Acer Predator X27 is a great gaming monitor for those who want a super quick 4ms response time and impressive viewing angles. However, its input lag and color uniformity may not be up to everyone’s standards. Graphic designers may find its high color accuracy appealing, but some may be put off by the apparent clouding.

Reason to Buy

  • Quick 4ms response time and high 144Hz refresh rate
  • 4K UHD resolution for stunning picture quality
  • Auto brightness and black level adjusting
  • High color accuracy and wide color gamut
  • Blinders that help reduce reflections and glare

Reason to Avoid

  • Bad black uniformity
  • Relatively high input lag

Acer Predator X27 Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Response TimeResponse Timen/a
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)854.9525
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)7,794
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)87.4
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)98.1
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)95.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)82.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)23.6
Response Time (ms)6.25
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)40
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)40
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)35
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)36

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Expert Score

77

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Customer Score

83

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True Score

78

Any product with a True Score above 70 is a Mixed Reviews

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    80
    After several days of gameplay and experimentation with dozens of apps, we’re addicted to the… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The combination of 4K, HDR and 144Hz makes the Acer Predator X27 one of the… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Acer Predator X27 is one of the first monitors that supports both high, 4K… read more

    By:

    Zak Storey
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Acer Predator X27 is a very good monitor for most uses. It’s well-suited for… read more

    By:

    Stefan Etienne
  • Trusted Reviews
    81.47

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Acer Predator X27 is one of the first G-Sync HDR displays and checks every… read more

    By:

    Adam Babcock
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Acer X27 is a 27-inch gaming monitor with a 4K native resolution, a 144Hz… read more

    By:

    Tony Hoffman

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