Physical Design

The physical characteristics of the Acer XB270H 4K G-Sync monitor are nearly identical to that of the XB280HK that we reviewed previously – the stand design is the same, the bezel design is the same, the OSD design is the same. We are looking at a smaller size (27-in rather than 28-in) and a lower resolution display with the same feature set.

The stand on the XB270H is decent though it still has a bit of wobble to it with table shake or by touching the sides of it. The red ring along the base does not light up as you might have seen on the ASUS G-Sync panel but adds a bit of flair to the design.

The bezel around the monitor isn't small, but it also is not obnoxiously larger either. It is piano black finish though, which means that fingerprints and dust will be a common occurrence. This isn't a touch screen display so it should be as big of a problem, but I know some readers look out for that kind of thing.

Around the back the XB270H maintains a similar appearance to that of the XB280HK including VESA mount capability, a cable management pass through opening and under-mounted connections.

On the left hand side of the monitor you'll find a pair of USB 3.0 ports that are part of the overall 4-port USB 3.0 hub that the XB270H includes.

Rotating the display around into a portrait mode shows the rest of the connections including the USB 3.0 input and two more USB 3.0 ports up top, the single DisplayPort connection for input and then the standard power cable input and power switch at the bottom. Like all the other G-Sync monitors on the market today, you are limited to a single DP input connection – no HDMI or DVI options are available.

The stand does support portrait mode (obviously) on the Acer XB270H though using it is likely not going to be ideal due to the limited TN panel viewing angles discussed on the first page.

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