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Acer Intros 27-inch WQHD Monitor

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Acer America introduced on Friday the K272HUL, a 27-inch WQHD LED display for consumers in the United States. This display provides two HDMI inputs, DisplayPort, a DVI port and a picture in picture mode so that users can multitask using just one screen.

"By enabling PiP using both DisplayPort and either an HDMI or DVI port simultaneously, it also supports multitasking whether it's enjoying social media while watching a movie or comparing two Word documents," states the announcement. "In some cases, it can replace a multi-monitor set-up."

According to the company, this panel sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio, viewing angles up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically, 16.7 million colors, and a fast 6ms response time. This display also has a 100,000,000:1 maximum contrast ratio.

"Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) optimizes contrast to present the highest level of clarity and detail by analyzing every scene, adjusting images frame by frame, and enhancing gradation," states the announcement.

This monitor is VESA wall-mountable, and features a stand that enables the display to be tilted back from five to twenty-five degrees. The display is also fitted with Acer ComfyView, which reflects less ambient light to deliver a reduced glare.

"A wide range of users from students to photographers, will appreciate the superb image quality, generous screen real estate and wide viewing angles, which makes this model ideal for enjoying digital entertainment with family and friends," said Edward Chan, product manager for Acer America.

The display wasn't on Acer's website at the time of this writing, but the company provides a number of 27-inch displays that are cheaper but don't feature the high screen resolution or dual HDMI ports for multitasking including the G276HL Gbd and the H276HL bmid. Acer's HN274H has the same screen size, but the resolution is 1920 x 1080 and the response is a faster 2ms. The HN274H also has a higher price tag.

The Acer K272HUL display seems like a great deal, and is available at online retailers in the U.S. with suggested prices starting at $449.99.

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    skit75 , February 28, 2014 3:57 PM
    Outstanding. With all the competition, pretty soon this cheapskate will be able to get a WQHD monitor =D
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    lightofhonor , February 28, 2014 4:34 PM
    My Qnix WQHD monitor with a Samsung panel is still going strong for me and I paid $300 for that almost a year ago.
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    chumly , February 28, 2014 5:07 PM
    Nice looking stand:
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    chumly , February 28, 2014 5:11 PM
    My Qnix WQHD monitor with a Samsung panel is still going strong for me and I paid $300 for that almost a year ago.
    I got a Catleap Q270 v. 2B a couple of summers ago. Been going strong @ 100 Hz ever since :) 
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    DarkSable , February 28, 2014 10:30 PM
    Sorry, not interested in these. I'm still waiting for the Asus SWIFT at 1440p with 120hz naturally.I have an overclocked IPS panel and a native 120hz panel, and I can tell you that you can absolutely notice the difference between them.
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    cozmium , March 1, 2014 1:47 AM
    Gamut & accuracy > cheapness.
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    10tacle , March 1, 2014 9:25 AM
    Well hurry up Acer, my credit card is waiting at that price!!!!
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    user 18 , March 1, 2014 10:03 AM
    Not sure how PiP would be a replacement for multiple monitors -- to me, the whole point of multimonitor is to have the extra pixels. Otherwise, I can just physically position the window I would otherwise be PiPing wherever I want it on the screen -- a more flexible option than PiP
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    majin ssj eric , March 1, 2014 7:51 PM
    I've had my dual Achieva Shimians (IPS 2560 x 1440) since September 2012 and they are still fulfilling every monitor desire I could have save 120Hz. My next monitor though is likely to be a 50" 4k TV with DP 1.2 port. I think that would be the best of all worlds...