Available for purchase since late September 2020, the Acer KB272HL Hbi is a 27-inch FHD monitor with a VA panel, AMD FreeSync support, 75 Hz refresh, and 1 ms response time. With a list price of US$159.99, it is now available with a 25% discount on Amazon, so those interested can get it for US$119.99.
Sharing 1,435 user reviews and 35 answered questions with its sibling which sports an IPS panel, the 27-inch Acer KB272HL Hbi monitor is a popular choice on Amazon when it comes to affordable general purpose monitors. Although marketed as a home office computer monitor, it features AMD FreeSync support and a 1 ms VRB response time alongside 75 Hz refresh, so it could be an interesting choice for at least some non-competitive gaming scenarios as well. With a list price of US$159.99, it is now down to US$119.99 thanks to a 25% discount. Amazon is also offering a 24% discount for the KB272 Bbi model mentioned earlier, so that one can be acquired for US$129.99 (US$169.99 list price) by those willing to pay US$10 more for an IPS panel.
The 27-inch Acer KB272HL Hbi has a zero-frame design, one HDMI and one VGA port (only the VGA cable is included in the retail package), and features the Acer VisionCare set of technologies that includes blue light filtering, flicker reduction, low dimming, and reflection reduction. The typical brightness value specified by Acer is 300 nits. This FHD monitor is wall-mountable and, when used without a VESA mount, it only provides tilt adjustment (-5 to 20 degrees).
No less than 76% of the more than 1,400 Amazon customers who rated the KB272HL Hbi and KB272 Bbi so far considered these monitors are perfection translated into pieces of technology, and 16% rated them as 4/5 products. The breakdown by feature only focuses on three attributes, namely brightness (4.3), picture quality (4.2), and gaming performance (3.6).
Disclaimer: Notebookcheck is not responsible for price changes carried out by retailers. The discounted price or deal mentioned in this item was available at the time of writing and may be subject to time restrictions and/or limited unit availability.
Amazon (see affiliate link at the end of the article)
Codrut Nistor – Senior Tech Writer – 5901 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I’ve been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
Codrut Nistor, 2023-03-12 (Update: 2023-03-12)