Acer ConceptD CP7271K Review: A Do-Everything 4K Monitor

A 27-incher that checks off both professional creatives’ and gamers' boxes.

Acer ConceptD CP7271K
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Rarely do we see the realm of high-end professional and gaming monitors merge into a single product,  but the Acer ConceptD CP7271K is that display. For pros, its spec sheet boasts terms like Adobe RGB and Pantone validation that carry a lot of credibility with those seeking tools for video post production and photo editing. Meanwhile, gamers get G-Sync Compatibility, a speedy refresh rate, plus extended color and HDR with a FALD backlight that can hit 1,000 nits. 

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The CP7271K conforms almost perfectly with the sRGB standard and delivers a tremendous color gamut across DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB in a level that surpasses the Acer Predator X27 gaming monitor that impressed us last year. With so much color available, it’s easy to apply the appropriate software lookup table for whatever graphics task you wish to perform. Only one monitor, the Asus ProArt PA32UCX mini-LED, can beat the CP7271K for Rec.2020 coverage. However, we had to dock the CP7271K for a lack of easily selectable color gamuts. 

Though priced more as professional monitor than a gaming one, the CP7271K is nonetheless a world-class gaming monitor as well, with HDR featuring more color than most know what to do with. Our gameplay experience was a mesmerizing one, thanks to phenomenal contrast and color saturation 

The CP7271K doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re looking for the ultimate in image quality with gaming performance to match, nothing else can touch it.

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Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • tiggers97
    Wow. For a $2,199 MSRP (On "sale" at Amazon for $1664.98) I would expect it to do everything. Including having a warranty longer than 3 years.
  • Kridian
    $1664.98 !?Muaaaahahahaaaaaaaa! They've lost their minds!
  • CatalyticDragon
    $2200 is a lot of money for an 8-bit panel that doesn't support open variable refresh rate standards.