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Acer CP5271U V with 27 inch WQHD 170Hz IPS panel

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The combination of 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution and high refresh rate is very attractive to many users. There are many models now offering this combination, with a variety of additional attractive features such as HDR capability and variable refresh rate technologies also present. The Acer CP5271U V (CP5271UV or CP5271U VBMIIPRUZX) of the CP5 series offers this, with a focus on a feature set attractive to both gamers and designers. The aesthetics follow other ‘ConceptD’ models, with a plastic base with wood-grain effect and a contrasting cylindrical silver-coloured neck. The monitor includes a single-stage bezel without much visible panel border and has a detachable “light-shielding hood” to provide some additional anti-glare protection at the top and sides. A light sensor is included, allowing the monitor to automatically adjust to room lighting conditions. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons and a joystick at the rear, towards the right side as viewed from in front.

A wooden effect

Despite the unconventional naming, the monitor features a 27″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) IPS-type panel. Most likely the AU Optronics M270DAN06.7 AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) panel. This includes a light matte anti-glare finish, 1000:1 static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. A 170Hz factory-overclocked refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync. This allows AMD FreeSync and Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible Mode’, with an assumed 48 – 170Hz variable refresh rate range (plus LFC). The monitor is factory calibrated with a claimed DeltaE <2 (<1 according to some material) and includes Pantone validation, 10-bit colour support and 3D LUTs for enhanced accuracy and precision. A flicker-free Quantum Dot LED backlight is employed, offering 99% Adobe RGB colour space coverage and a typical maximum luminance of 400 cd/m². The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified, allowing it to put its colour gamut and precision to good use whilst also allowing the backlight to pulse to 600 cd/m². With a degree of local dimming also used, enhancing contrast. The monitor also has a surprisingly low specified grey to grey response time of 0.7ms - but as usual, you shouldn't pay too much attention to this misleading figure. The included stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustment. It can be removed and replaced with an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution, if preferred. The ports face downwards beneath a removable port cover and include; DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0, USB-C (65W PD and DP Alt Mode), 4 USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm audio output. 2 x 4W speakers are also included for good measure, providing potentially fairly rich output for integrated monitor speakers. A cable-tidy hook is include on the base, behind the neck, helping you keep the cables together and looking a little neater as a result.

Ergonomic freedom

Further information can be found on this product series page. The monitor is listed for ~$700 USD.

Acer CP7271U V