Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 2K 165Hz G-Sync IPS Monitor with Speakers

27" Acer Predator XB271HU G-Sync Monitor, 165Hz IPS Panel, 2560x1440, 4ms, 100M:1, HDMI/DP, USB, 2x Speakers, Grey/Red

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Predator PC Gaming Monitor. Acer IPS Panel with G-Sync Technology

LED Gaming Screen from Acer Predator Series

XB1 series monitors are packed full of features to choose from. Create your own ultimate gaming experience with extreme resolutions, fast refresh rates, IPS1 technology and more. Standard features like GameView and NVIDIA G-SYNC push your gaming to the next level, creating a more enjoyable and immersive experience every time.

Pred XB1
Screen Size
Panel Type

WQHD Resolution

Expanded Resolution with Wide-Quad High-Def

Gaming monitors used to sacrifice colour for speed, but now there’s no need to compromise with a range of gorgeous and powerful displays. IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology provides rich colour and you can even overclock to 144Hz of gaming glory.

Gamer's Monitor

Experience Smooth Uninterrupted Gaming

Get the smoothest gaming experience on the planet with NVIDIA G-SYNC. G-SYNC eliminates screen tearing and minimises stuttering by syncing the refresh rate of your monitor with the frames rendered by your GPU. This is legendary PC gaming.

Predator Game View

Seize control and get the most from your games

Take charge of any situation with Predator GameView. Adjust dark boost levels, make precise colour adjustments and set up aim points for hip-fire accuracy. Save custom settings in three profiles you can switch between at any time.


Ultra-Low Motion Blur Gaming

Tired of that ugly motion blur when you drift around corners? Get a superb racing experience with NVIDIA ULMB2 (Ultra Low Motion Blur) technology for crystal clear gameplay at high frame rates.

XB Monitor Visuals

Advanced colour gamut and visual protection

Colour: Good colour brings game worlds to life and lets you pick out enemies with precision. We managed to get the XB1 series up to 100% sRGB2. Now that’s some accurate colour!

Comfort: Predator EyeProtect’s Flicker-less, Blue-light Filter, ComfyView and Low-dimming technologies minimise eye-strain from long gaming sessions.

Screen Size 27"
Edition Predator XB1
Panel Type IPS
Panel Coating  
Panel Finish  
Touchsceen No
Backlight LED
Pitch Size  
Curvature N/A
Adaptive Frame-rate Technology NVIDIA G-Sync
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x USB
Position Adjustment  
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect Ratio  
Refresh Rate  
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Viewing Angle  
Contrast Ratio/DCR 100,000,000:1
Color Gamut  
Color Bit Depth  
HDR Support No
Supported HDR Standards  
Speakers Yes
Speaker Configuration 2W x2, Stereo
Web Camera No
Power Usage (Switched on) 71.5 W
3D Support No
Anti-Theft Features  
Included Accessories  
Monitor Colour Dark Grey
Dimensions (with stand)  
Dimensions (without stand)  
Weight (with Stand) 7 kg

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DOA Period:
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27" Acer Predator XB271HU G-Sync Monitor, 165Hz IPS Panel, 2560x1440, 4ms, 100M:1, HDMI/DP, USB, 2x Speakers, Grey/Red is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from insane Coming from a 144hz 1080p TN panel with colour banding I wasn't sure what to expect with this, as soon as I started the PC up it was so bright and colourful! set up NVidia control panel, launched a game and oh my!!! just insane, had to play around with some settings like overdrive to normal and lower the contrast, worth every penny, no colour banding, sick colours, such fluid gameplay actually runs better than the 1ms TN panel I had... impressive!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gaming monitor! I have gone through an absolute tonne of gaming monitors trying to find the perfect unit. Every Ultra wide, every 144/165hz panel, you name it I've tried it. This is the best panel QC wise to date. Not a single issue. Perfect white balance, no dead pixels, no whine, And do i dare say NO back-light bleed even at 100 brightness. Absolutely flawless panel. Must have won the "IPS panel lottery" for sure. Gone through 3 PG279Q's with awful QC. Really bad bleed and a horrible yellowing on the top of the screen. Nothing with this panel. The panel is a treat to use and the colors look very nice. 165hz is just epic on FPS games (using a 1080Ti). And is so butter smooth. I prefer my 165hz for FPS over everything including ultrawides and 4k. All other RPG games I use my LG OLED, so ultra wide isn't for me. Overall I am very happy with the monitor just in time for Christmas. Thanks scan for great service and fast shipping.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Amazing quality! It isn't well calibrated out of the box (a bit bright), but it only took 5 minutes to calibrate it correctly by following an online guide. Simply stunning visuals playing games @ 165hz!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1440p ISP FTW! Im so glad when i upgraded from a 1080p home tv system. Made the mistake of purchasing a tv instead of a pc monitor. Colour is great, now and again i do get lines. Easy fix, just turn it off and on again. Rarely happens, no issues with dead pixels. Does shake a bit if you game like a mad man but those years are past me. The stand is metal, does not move out of place. Has a wast amount of setting so you can adjust it to your liking, overclocking mode too! and gamer mode. Cant wait for the next installing for the predator series, hoping to purchase another.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, quality build The picture quality is great. Altering the contrast and such in the monitor menus and Nvidia control panel, I didn't notice any unexpected change in image quality, the picture stays consistent. The glow and tint are pretty weak and I can't see any backlight bleed. The colours are vivid and the whites are nice and bright. Raising the contrast too much will merge grays and whites, so I only raised that a little and instead raised digital vibrance in the Nvidia control panel much more. When it comes to viewing angles, they are very good, text and images stay as clear as possible and there is still plenty of brightness. The colour temp options a nice, Warm provides a yellower image, whereas Cool results in a more balanced image. I suggest avoiding "Blue Light" as it's too yellow (kind of confusing). Both 144Hz and 165Hz provide relatively little ghosting. Without software, I couldn't tell any difference. Moving my cursor on a black background, the time for pixels to change was very apparent along with splashing of the cursor white (although this is not general usage). Being unfamiliar with IPS monitors, this may be normal. In regards to the OD feature, changing between the settings makes a world of difference. Having it off results in a very blurred picture, whereas Extreme provides great clarity. G-sync mode works fine, good for games where you don't have very high framerates. The built-in speakers are very poor, but for the sake of it, the audio is clear enough and loud enough if my headphones break. Personally, I'm not a fan of the buttons on the monitor, they're annoying to press. None of the buttons are loose, the menus themselves are good and work fine. My other main criticism involves the red in the design, it will clash with people's themes. Plus I think the Predator logo looks lame.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent picture quality, solidly built My previous monitor was a 4-5 year old, low-mid range. So it was no doubt going to be a step up. Taking that into consideration, the picture quality is still excellent. Plenty of settings to adjust it to your liking also. It's hard to notice any darkening of the screen, only slightly in a dark room. The viewing angle is great and the stand is solid and very adjustable. You can raise to quite a height and angle it all sorts, even flip it portrait. The high refresh rate is really underrated. It makes the game a lot more immersive. Characters talking to you seem life like. Overall a great product. My only complaint, and its a minor one, are the buttons. They have no feel and stodgy. Though buttons are not a major part and so still very happy with product.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Monitor Best overall monitor I've bought, previously owning lower resolution monitor my view may be a bit biased, but I really think this screen goes well with my med-high range set up.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 1440p monitor Just upgraded from 1080p and with a strix 1080ti this monitor is smooth as silk. No Faults whatsoever. Would Definitely recommend. Well packaged and easy to assemble.
Date published: 2017-06-30
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Questions & Answers

Connection port

Hello. Dose it have a display port input ? because I see only usb and HDMI in description. Thx.
Asked by: Vagner
Yes it comes with a DP cable too
Answered by: seth123123123
Date published: 2017-09-06


Hello, I've read on some reviews of this panel that the contrast is only 1000:1, but it shows 100,000,000:1 on the description here? Just want to double check before I decide to buy or not as have read that the blacks can appear washed out and greyish...
Asked by: MallicXIII
I can't comment on the numbers as I can't remember off the top of my head. What I can say is that I haven't experienced "washed out" blacks with this screen. I switched from a TN panel (which are known for "washed out" images) - so it's possible I might not be as sensitive to it as other previous IPS owners. But for me, Witcher 3 for example was a real treat. Really deep blacks and vibrant colours. You just have to set it up correctly (there are a few videos on Youtube which helped me with this).
Answered by: Spectre486
Date published: 2017-07-22


Why is Scan the only company to offer these premium priced monitors, with only a 1 year warranty, when everywhere else (including the manufacture) states a 2 year warranty? This is the one thing that puts me off buying it here. 1 year warranty is ridiculous for a premium panel.
Asked by: Shane82
Hello, The warranty on these monitors is covered by Acer and is a 24 month warranty. Regards,
Answered by: JackB
Date published: 2017-06-13

Does this monitor have a screen coating (ex:anti-glare)

I would like to know whether this monitor has any screen coating. Is the panel glossy?
Asked by: petapacket
It has a matte finish. Not shiny at all. Works fine when its sunny. Still get a great picture with the matte finish.
Answered by: Dan127
Date published: 2017-10-28
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Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 2K 165Hz G-Sync IPS Monitor with Speakers
Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 2K 165Hz G-Sync IPS Monitor with Speakers