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Acer KG271 Review: Speedy 27-Inch, TN Panel, 75Hz Refresh Rate

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If you’re a hardcore gamer, then the Acer KG271 will be likely the ideal monitor that you can invest in. Let’s take a quick dive into the Acer KG271 review.

To begin with, Acer is a solid company that develops high-end devices. And one of their work of art is the KG271 display.

Being an older gaming monitor, the price range is still reasonable, and along with it comes with performance.

Furthermore, with the monitor being a 27-inch widescreen HD display, you’ll be able to get fully immersed in your gaming and multimedia moments and take your experiences to a whole new level.

But before investing in the Acer KG271, let’s jump into the displays performance, design, features and what it can provide to you as a serious gamer.

Specifications

  • Display Size: 27-Inch
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 HD
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color Gamut: 72% NTSC
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • VESA Mount Compatible (100mmx100mm)
  • I/O Panel: 2 x HDMI & 1 x VGA
  • Weight: 12lbs

Design

The Acer KG271 has a simple, yet elegant design to the build. The panel has a beautiful matte-black finish to it, with a glossy stand that is ergonomic by design.

Furthermore, the 27-inch widescreen display will give you an immersive experience. And thanks to its thin-bezel design, you’ll be able to absorb yourself even more into your gaming and multimedia moments.

Also, the screen itself is made up of non-glare LCD material, so you won’t be able to see any glares at all when using the display in lighter environments.

The monitor portrays the KG271 a bezeless design; however, you’ll barely see the bezels around the screen.

With the stock stand, the monitor will have a proper foundation, and the display won’t wobble when slightly adjusted. Thanks to its V-shaped design and the extra leg behind the stand, the display will have a solid foundation to be on.

However, the stock stand isn’t ergonomic by design, so it’ll be in its original stationary height, but you can tilt the display backward and forwards.

Also, you can always replace the stand with a 100mmx100mm VESA mount. And that way, you’ll be able to be more flexible when adjusting the monitor accordingly. If you would like, you can also mount the display onto the wall, and you’ll be able to enjoy console gaming and enjoy some of your favorite films.

The I/O panels are located in the rear of the monitor, and consists of two HDMI and one VGA port. And thanks to the HDMI ports, you’ll be able to hook up your gaming consoles (PS4, SNES, X-Box One), and take gaming to a whole new level. The display also comes with the HDMI and VGA cables. 

And the monitor does support HDMI 2.0 as well.

You can also check out some of the top HDMI switches, so you’ll be able to connect multiple devices to the monitor.

Unfortunately, the KG271 doesn’t have USB ports if in case you’re wondering, so you won’t be able to use the monitor as a charging station, nor use it to connect to your electronic devices.

In the bottom right of the monitor, you’ll be able to find the OSD buttons. They’re easy to control, user-friendly, and you’ll be able to reconfigure the display with ease.

Overall with a lightweight design, you’ll be able to transport the monitor with ease and with convenience easily.

Performance and Design

To begin with, the 27-inch display has a 1920×1080 HD resolution and has a 75Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time.

You’ll be able to game with a 75Hz refresh rate without any issues at all. However, if you’re a competitive gamer, then you’ll need to invest in a 144Hz refresh rate monitor because you’ll be able to gain the upper advantage over your opponents.

Considering that the KG271 is a TN panel when viewing the display from the sides or in certain angles, you’ll start seeing the images disappear, and colors begin to fade. This is normal for most TN displays.

And being a TN panel, the monitor won’t have as much color depth and color vibrancy when compared to an IPS or VA panel. But the display is one of the fastest out of the two panels.

Also, when viewing fast-paced action scenes in games or movies, you won’t see any motion blurs or trailing, thanks to the displays 1ms response time. This is great if you’re a gamer because you’ll get the upper edge over your competition.

And the input lag of the KG271 is considerable (10ms of input lag) if you’re a competitive gamer as well.

Along with the TN being the fastest monitor, the display has a 300-nit brightness and a contrast ratio of 1000:1, which is reasonably great for gaming and doing some producing and content work.

Besides, when using the HDMI port, you’ll be able to get a max refresh rate of 75Hz and a 60Hz refresh rate when using the VGA port. And the monitor isn’t HDR compatible.

Also, the monitor is FreeSync ready, which runs around 48Hz to 75Hz, and you’ll be able to utilize this feature if you do have an AMD graphics card. You’ll also be able to use FreeSync with gaming consoles as well, and take up gaming to a new level of experience. And FreeSync only works through HDMI.

Once FreeSync is on, you won’t see any screen tearing nor ghosting in the display. And you’ll be able to use FreeSync if you do decide to do some console gaming (PS4, X-Box One) with the display, then you’ll be able to enjoy console gaming to a different level.

Unfortunately, the monitor doesn’t have built-in speakers. But you’ll be well off with a set of a dedicated sound system and a pair of headphones to get that immersive-like experience.

Furthermore, you’ll be able to use the KG271 for long hours and periods without taking any breaks. Thanks to Acer’s Vision Care system, you’ll be able to use the monitor without getting eye strains from prolong usage. And thanks to the monitor being flicker-free as well, this adds to the positive element to the KG271.

Regarding features, you’ll also be able to use the presets such as gaming mode that has a crosshair that you can fully customize and gain an upper advantage.

And you can also reconfigure the displays gamma settings, and colors. You’ll be able to use the displays feature, Black Boost, which is excellent if you’re in dark environments, you’ll be able to see objects easily in dark places.

Pros

  • The display is reasonably cheap and is affordable if you’re ever in a tight budget
  • It’s fast and should serve you well if you’re a competitive gamer
  • Great 1ms response time and widescreen for immersiveness

Cons

  • You can only tilt the monitor. But you can always switch to a VESA mount down the road
  • No DisplayPort available

In Conclusion

The Acer KG271 is a great gaming monitor if you’re on a budget and looking for something very affordable. But hopefully, this Acer KG271 review has shed some light and helped you.

If you’re still looking for some of the even more faster best gaming monitors, then you can also check out some of the best 144Hz monitors as well.

With its low input lag and fast response time, you’ll get a rapid monitor for gaming. However, if you’re a content creator, or producer, then you’ll need an IPS panel to provide you color depth and vibrancy.

Overall the Acer KG271 is an excellent gaming monitor if you’re on a tight budget.

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6 thoughts on “Acer KG271 Review: Speedy 27-Inch, TN Panel, 75Hz Refresh Rate

  1. Considering the price and the quality it offers, I think this might be a very great investment for anyone who wants to buy this Acer kg271. Very interesting review you scribbled on it and you have given the overview of everything to be known about it. I really like the the quality it possesses especially the graphics quality. This would make a very hood gaming laptop. Thumbs up

  2. This is the third monitor that I am looking at on your site today, as I am in the market for a replacement for my current monitor, so I have to let you know how much I appreciate your reviews. This one that expands on the Acer KG271 model is no exception. You have included all the pertinent details so someone like me can make an informed decision.

    Perhaps Acer is the most purchased brand over the years for me when it comes to computer equipment and peripherals, so this was a review I looked forward to reading so I can see which of the three monitors I am looking at from your reviews might be best.

    I am a gamer, but also need a monitor that will be functional for my online business work too. I need something that will stand up to a lot of use, and also have the features that make the monitor ideal for both types of usage (gaming and business). Not easy to pick, because all seem to be pretty good.

    The non-glare factor is one that attracts me to this one. I work days and nights, and that can be an issue at times when I record videos. The glare comes from the lights I use…This would help the eyes. Not having USB ports is not a show stopper. The refresh rate is a factor, so this one is excellent but likely I will go with one of the other two I have read about here…Thanks once again, you really have everything covered in one place for me.  

  3. it’s always the case that when it comes to buying gaming equipment, there is so much to choose from that one can quickly become overwhelmed. But in this case, your post has been very helpful to me as I contemplate the replacement of old equipment with the new. I’m always looking at gear that will pass the test of time. In other words last at least 10 to 15 years before needing replacing. So thanks again for the article!

  4. Hi, Jose. Thanks for your in depth review for KG271 75Hz. There is another KG271 at 144Hz refresh rate. It seems the price difference is not too much. Is it more worth it to get the 144Hz model instead of 75Hz with the not too big gap in price? Would love to hear your opinion on this. Thank you.

  5. Now I have to admit, at a later stage of life I am just discovering computer games, so this review was of interest to me.

    Acer is a good, well established make, so if you buy, you have peace of mind, which is really good

    I like the way you have covered the design, but more importantly the performance of this model, which should cast aside any doubts, and speaking as you have through the article, you clearly have one

    Do you like it

    Did it meet your expectations?

  6. Hi Jose!
    Acer itself is a big company that produces high tech and high-end devices as you said. Gaming is not only a fun but also a passion and love. so with a high-tech device, gaming will be a dream fun. So very happy to see your review about acer KG271. It’s 27 inch display and 1920*1080 resolution will make the game like a drem for sure. Moreover the 1ms response. This is awesome. What about the price??

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