Acer has been in the electronics and PC business for a long time and has made a name for itself with its products. Laptops, gaming laptops, PC accessories or monitors, Acer makes them all. And one of its latest products is the Acer H7-series monitor, which is a big, bezel-less piece of art with a great vibrant display to look at. Read on as we review the Acer H7-series 27-inch 4K monitor and find out all its pros and cons:
Design and Display
The design of the Acer H7 series 27-inch 4K monitor is pretty basic and advanced at the same time. The front of the monitor is dominated by the 27-inch (69 cm) UHD IPS display with almost non-existent side and top bezels. It has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and it is an HDR ready monitor. Other than that, the Acer H7-series monitor comes with Eye Protect and sRGB.
At the bottom, there is slightly thick bezel with the Acer branding on it and other than that, there is nothing on the front which makes it look minimalistic and clutter-free.
At the bottom of the display are the buttons (power and other controls) which can be used to control the display, sound, aspect ratio and other features of the monitor. The bottom of the screen also holds the blue power light which lights up as soon as it is connected.
There is nothing on the sides or the top, leaving it empty and since it has thin side bezels you can install a second monitor besides it and not feel the disturbance of the thick bezels. The stand of the monitor is easy to install as it comes with the base and the neck which connects with screws. Once both are connected they then can be setup under the monitor pretty easily.
All the ports are located at the back of the Acer H7-series monitor. Talking about the ports, there is an HDMI 2.0, a Display, a DVI, 2 USB 3.0, a USB Type-C and the power ports. There were power and HDMI cables provided with the Acer H7-series box so you don’t need to go looking for cables to connect with your smartphone or laptop or PC.
We reviewed the white version of the monitor and it was a beauty to look at, the back panel of the monitor has a shiny white smooth finish, which makes it look and feel premium.
Performance of the Acer H7-series 4K monitor is pretty impressive as it manages to handle all that is thrown at it. The Acer H7-series comes with 4ms response time which enhances the gaming experience on the monitor. Due to its fast response time the actions and scenes were smooth and the transactions rendered smoothly as well. It comes with a 16:9 aspect ratio with 1.07 billion colour support.
The Acer H7-series 4K monitor comes with AMD FreeSync technology so with the help of the PC’s GPU it can control the refresh rate of the display to give a smoother experience to the user while gaming, streaming movies or other things. And as mentioned above, the Acer H7-series comes with Ultra HD 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) display which makes watching YouTube videos and gaming in in this format a charm. And since it is an IPS display, its visibility range is also great. The 4K performance of the monitor was good but once we pushed 8K content we saw some jitters, frame drops and video issues. Since the monitor has 60Hz refresh rate, it makes it an ideal monitor for gaming.
The Acer H7-series has a 100% sRGB Wide Color Gamut which makes the vibrant colour production, colour accuracy and colour space reproduction possible. As mentioned above, the Acer H7-series monitor comes with Flicker Free technology along with BlueLight filter thatonce activated blocks all the blue light emitting from the monitor. The thin tube is bright as it has 350nits of brightness so even in full lighting conditions the monitor didn’t lose any details and everything was clearly visible.
The Acer H7-series 4K monitor also comes with DTS sound technology and 2 speakers of 3W output power and needless to say, it is loud. The sound emitted from the monitor was crisp and clear, and you can easily watch movies and play games even without needing an external speaker. But the bass was somewhat absent from the sound the monitor emitted.
Talking about its dimensions, it is 61.27 x 43.87 cm on the front while its stand is of 20.24 cm. From the side, the Acer H7-series monitor is 21.72 (base) x 2.52 (mid) x 1.61 (top) cm thin. With the stand connected, the Acer H7 27-inch monitor weighs 4.80 kgs and without the stand it weighs 4.40 kgs.
The Acer H7-series monitor comes with an impressive display and it performs well. It can handle long gaming sessions, movie or show streaming without breaking a sweat and it offers a vibrant, feature-rich and wide-angle experience to the user. It can be connected with smartphones, laptops and PCs as well. But the only downside of the Acer H7-series is its price, which is just shy of Rs 50,000. So, if you are a gamer or a media addict and want one of the best performing and feature rich 4K monitors then you can no doubt go for it.
4K playback and gaming
Loud and clear sound
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