Looking to buy a budget gaming monitor? The Acer KG271U comes with an amazing quality display, high refresh rate, low latency rate, and many other features.

But, how this monitor lives up to the hype, and what is good, and bad in this monitor. Read out the review to check out the details, as in this article we have thoroughly discussed different aspects of this monitor including design, screen, connectivity, and performance.

That being said, let’s jump right into the details.

Acer KG271U Monitor

Screen Size27”
Panel TypeTN
Screen Resolution2K
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time1ms
Aspect Ratio16:9
Peak Brightness350-nits
Display Colors17.06m
Audio OutputYes Two 2W Speakers
Tilt Adjustment-5° to 15°

Design

The Acer KG271U monitor has a conventional design. It has a proper feel of a work monitor, and the quality of the monitor also compliments the overall design of the monitor. It comes with a frameless design and a basic stand. The bezels of the monitor are super-slim on the three sides of the monitor, while, on the lower side of the bezels, there is the Acer logo, which makes it a little heavier than the rest of the bezels.

Plus, the LED lights are also present on the bottom right side of the monitor, providing an excellent look to the monitor. The stand of the monitor is although not the best-in-class, still, provides excellent support to the monitor screen. Keep in mind that, if you have a shaky computer table, then you might have to compromise with the wobbling of the monitor. Also, the stand only supports tilting. So, you have to compromise on the ergonomics.

Since, this monitor comes with VESA compatibility, which means you can easily hang it on the wall using VESA compatible stand. 

Screen

The Acer KG271U comes with the TN panel with LED lighting for better response rate, and low-latency input, and this monitor perfectly achieve this goal, as it has an excellent response rate, and refresh rate, which makes it perfect for gaming.

As there is no IPS panel used in this monitor, there are no color bleeding, or IPS glow issues on this monitor, which is absolutely amazing. But, this panel comes with an issue, the colors are not as sharp as the IPS panel, which might be a deal-breaker for people who prefer color perfection.

Nevertheless, this panel offers a superior response rate, and performance, which makes it a perfect pick for gamers who prefer performance over everything.

Talking pixels, this panel provides you with 2560 x 1440 pixels yielding (WQHD). This resolution on the 27-inches screen looks absolutely amazing, providing excellent PPI. Besides, it has a 75Hz refresh rate for playing games. Other than gaming, the 75 frames per second make sure there are no tearing or lagging issues for general everyday tasks. Also, there is a 1ms latency rate, which is absolutely amazing. All these features ensure you get the perfect butter smooth performance without any lag.

Apart from that, this monitor comes with an excellent contrast ratio and different modes for exceptional performance. Lastly, there is the Blue Light filter for putting off the fatigue from your eyes.

Connectivity

Acer KG271U

Acer comes with decent connectivity options on this monitor, as it comes with two HDMI ports and one Displayport. It has one HDMI 2.0, one HDMI 1.4, and one Displayport 1.2 port. 

So, there is no shortage of connectivity options. You can easily connect it to a PC directly without requiring any dongles or adapters. Additionally, there are built-in speakers available on the monitor for delivering superior sound performance.

Performance

No doubt, the Acer KG271U has remarkable gaming performance, as it comes equipped with decent specs. It has a 2K resolution capacity, which makes this monitor perfect for enjoying graphics at its best. Most importantly, it comes with the 75hz refresh rate @2K resolution, which makes this monitor a perfect pick for gaming. On top of that, it has ultra-low latency with a response time of 1ms.

Another thing that boosts the performance of this monitor is the AMD Free Sync, and G-Sync capability, which is absolutely amazing. As a result, the gaming performance of this machine is also quite impressive.

In our test, we did not notice any lag, or delay in the performance, even when playing heavy-duty games at the highest possible settings, all thanks to the usage of the TN panel on this machine. Overall, we are quite satisfied, with what we are getting against this price tag of less than 300USD.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Excellent Refresh Rate
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • High-Quality Construction
  • Built-in Speakers
  • AMD FreeSync
Cons
  • TN Panel
  • Stand Needs Improvement

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the Acer KG271U Good Budget Gaming Monitor?

Yes, the Acer KG271U is an excellent budget monitor perfect for gaming, as it provides you with an excellent response rate, and response time. 

What is the Maximum Refresh Rate & Response Time on the Acer KG271U Monitor?

The maximum refresh rate on the Acer KG271U is 75hz, while the minimum response time is 1ms, which is absolutely amazing.

Does the Acer KG271U Come With Built-in Speakers?

Yes, the Acer KG271U comes with two 2W built-in speakers, which provide excellent quality sound with fantastic bass, and treble.

Conclusion

The Acer KG271U is a budget-friendly monitor, which comes at a very nominal price, and offers an excellent range of features including a high refresh rate, 2K resolution, and 1ms response time. Although, the TN panel does not offer as sharp colors as the IPS panel, still, it does the job of providing a superior display, and higher refresh rate.

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