Acer BE270U; a 27" 1440p ZeroFrame display

Subject: Displays | November 8, 2016 - 03:44 PM |
Tagged: ZeroFrame, ips, Acer BE270U, acer, 75hz, 1440p

Acer has just release a new model in their ZeroFrame series of displays, the BE270U.  It is a 27" IPS 100% sRGB display @ 1440p resolution with a refresh rate of 75Hz and a 6ms response time.  For connectivity you can choose between a pair of Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) ports for charging and displaying from portable devices, DisplayPort 1.2 in and out which allows you to chain displays, MiniDP and a USB 3.0 hub with one up and four down).  Two 2W speakers are slipped into the display as well, if you so desire to make use of them as well as Picture in Picture functionality.  The display is aimed for content creators and other professionals but it is still capable of offering decent performance when gaming.

It is available for $500 from Acer. PR after the picture.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2016) Acer America today announced the U.S. availability of the Acer BE270U monitor, boasting stunning images with a brilliant WQHD 2560x1440@75Hz resolution and a ZeroFrame design in a 27-inch panel.

This premium, feature-rich display is ideal for graphics professionals, such as art directors, photographers, videographers and website designers as well as enthusiasts who enjoy photography and video editing as hobbies. Thanks to an IPS panel, wide 178-degree viewing angles enhance visual collaboration with others on joint projects or simply sharing photos and videos with friends.

“Our newest monitor delivers gorgeous images in a feature-rich, ergonomic design for customers wanting a no-compromise viewing experience,” said Ronald Lau, Acer America director – stationary computing. “In addition to optimizing viewing comfort, it provides superb ability for multi-tasking with multi-streaming and picture-in picture capability in an energy-efficient design.”

Picture-in-Picture, Multi-Streaming Increase Productivity
Picture-in-picture capability allows customers to watch a movie or video while working. Multi-stream technology supports up to three additional monitors through a single cable leveraging a video hub or daisy-chainable displays via DisplayPort. Thanks to the ZeroFrame design, it provides seamless viewing among all linked monitors.

The Acer BE270U meets the highest standards for color accuracy with 100 percent sRGB coverage and 6-axis color adjustment. It boasts a 16:9 aspect ratio, a 350 cd/m2 brightness and 16.07 million colors. A crisp 100,000,000:1 maximum contrast ratio and a 6ms response time contribute to the stunning picture quality. Acer EyeProtect may help reduce eye fatigue, incorporating several features that take into consideration prolonged usage by heavy users such as programmers, writers and graphic designers. Ergonomic, a multi-function ErgoStand tilts from -5 - 35 degrees, swivels up to 60 degrees, tilts up to 5.9 inches and pivots + 90 degrees. A quick release design lets users separate the monitor from its stand, so it can be VESA wall-mounted to conserve desk space.

Fast Connectivity
This practical monitor provides an array of connectivity options including MHLx2 for charging portable devices, DisplayPort (v1.2), Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort out+SPK, and a USB 3.0 hub (1 up/4 down) for connecting multiple peripherals simultaneously. Two 2W speakers deliver quality audio.

In addition to being ENERGY STAR and TCO 7.0 qualified, the Acer BE270U monitor is EPEAT Gold registered, the highest level of EPEAT registration available. Mercury-free and LED-backlit, the Acer BE270U reduces energy costs by consuming less power than standard CCFL-backlit displays making them safer for the environment.

Pricing and Availability
The new Acer BE270U monitor is offered through online channel partners in the United States with a three-year limited parts and labor warranty. Estimated selling prices begin at $499.99.

Source: Acer

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November 8, 2016 | 04:37 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

At $500, not even a limited version of freesync? meh

November 8, 2016 | 05:25 PM - Posted by arbiter

um i think its more of an issue of only being up to 75hz. Doesn't take much to do 75fps with a mid range card now. new games like BF1 COD:IW I get 100-130fps on ultra settings at 1440p on gtx1080 so could easy get 75 outta 1070 or even maybe a 1060 with dropping some un-needed settings off ultra.

November 9, 2016 | 12:19 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Then you need to rethink. There isn't an issue with the max refresh rate set at 75hz, goodness no, lol.

This monitor is clearly aimed at the pro-sumer/professional that might sometimes game on it. By putting in VRR, even a very limited range of VRR like 30 - 75 or even 40 - 75 would GREATLY add value to the monitor with little to no additional cost.

But then, your whole spiel is focused on gaming only, open your eyes dude, not everything in life is about bragging about what fps your gfx card can run multiplayer games at.

November 9, 2016 | 12:28 PM - Posted by remc86007

My understanding is that IPS monitors really don't benefit by being driven over 75hz since the pixels won't change that fast.

November 10, 2016 | 12:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

??They have 165Hz+ IPS panels.

The issue you may be thinking of is when they use OVERDRIVE to force them to change quicker, and when done improperly it causes color distortion.

November 10, 2016 | 12:55 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

A high refresh rate has its CONS as well. You get SCREEN TEAR for example, unless you can output sufficiently high (or use a "HALF" method), or unless you have an Adaptive Sync monitor and the correct GPU.

It also boils down to PRICE. High refresh rate, quality panels are more expensive. If that's something you want then there are options already.

November 9, 2016 | 01:19 AM - Posted by trumpup (not verified)

If only there is one like S7 Edge's looks, a monitor that has the true meaning of zero bezel...

November 9, 2016 | 08:17 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That is definitely a frame.

November 9, 2016 | 12:28 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

If it is anything like the frame on the Dell s2716dg, then it is quite thin(hopefully she won't say that!) I've got the Dell and it is quite satisfying to see that thin bezel, makes me all excited to play some games.

I strongly doubt we'll ever really see "bezel-less" displays anytime soon until the display itself is sturdy enough to be handled without breaking it. What I think will probably happen is monitors/tvs that have very slim bezels that are see-through, don't recall seeing those (not that I would actually buy one, but someone link me if a tv/monitor does have see through bezels, i'd like to see it)

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