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Acer XV272K LV 4K UHD IPS with HDMI 2.1

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The combination of ‘4K’ UHD and 120Hz+ refresh rate can be very attractive for both PC users and console gamers. The Acer XV272K LV is built around this, with HDMI 2.1 providing support for a ‘4K’ UHD @120Hz signal for compatible games consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The monitor has the usual styling elements of the Nitro series to which it belongs. The stand base is weighted with a metal plate, topped with matte black plastic and with a metallic-looking light red ring where the stand neck meets it. The stand neck is a coated metal cylinder. The monitor adopts dual-stage bezels at the top and sides, with a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus a thin hard plastic outer part. The bottom bezel is a more prominent ‘lip’, textured matte black plastic with a central ‘Vision Care 3.0’ sensor suite. This allows the screen to automatically adjust its brightness (‘LightSense’) and colour temperature (‘ColorSense’) according to ambient lighting. And allows the screen to dim and ultimately turn off if nobody is using it (‘ProxiSense’). The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons plus a joystick at the rear of the monitor, running vertically down the right side as viewed from the front.

Note: Images in this article show a different model with very similar design as appropriate images aren’t currently available for this one.

Nitro styling

A 27″ 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) IPS-type panel is used, with support for a 160Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync also features, including AMD FreeSync with a 48 – 160Hz VRR range plus LFC assumed. The monitor adopts a (likely light to very light) matte anti-glare screen surface and has a specified 1000:1 static contrast alongside 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 600 cd/m² HDR peak luminance and 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The monitor includes a factory-calibrated sRGB setting with specified DeltaE <1. This model is also 'Eyesafe' certified by TÜV Rheinland, with its peak of blue light shifted to less energetic wavelengths and the amplitude of the peak reduced to potentially improve viewing comfort. Traditional Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are also included to promote a more relaxing viewing experience. The monitor responds to HDR10 content in a fairly dynamic way with VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification. This allows reasonably high luminance levels, requires some degree of local dimming for a situational boost in contrast and lets the monitor put its fairly generous colour gamut and 10-bit colour support to good use.

A 1ms or ‘up to 0.5ms’ grey to grey response time is specified, which as usual you shouldn’t put much weight on. The included stand is fully adjustable, including height adjustment (120mm or 4.72 inches) and pivot into portrait. A quick-release mechanism allows easy detachment of the included stand to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports are mainly located centrally, facing downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, DP 1.4 (with DSC), USB-C (65W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream) and a 3.5mm audio output. Two further 3.0 ports are located at the left side of the screen (viewed from the front), whilst 2 x 2W integrated speakers are included. The monitor supports KVM for easy peripheral sharing and input switching between 2 systems.

Good ergonomics

Further details can be found on Chinese retailer JD (requires translation into English). It’s listed there for the equivalent of ~$730 USD, but we’ll provide more details on price and release in other regions such as the US when we can.

Acer XV272K LV