Traditionally, monitor announcements focus on details like size, resolution, and color accuracy. Acer is trying to build buzz around its newest 4K display with a different approach.
Acer says the 27-inch 4K S277HK is frame-less, and based on the above photo, the monitor is pretty bulk-less around the front panel’s edges. It also sports an HDMI 2.0 port, which allows you to enjoy games and movies at 4K (3,840 x 2,160) with refresh rates at 60Hz.
Acer says that the display is the “world’s first” 4K monitor with HDMI 2.0. However, both this, and the frame-less claim, are only partly true. Edges aren’t eliminated entirely. Plus, Asus, and Seiki previously unveiled 4K monitors with HDMI 2.0 connectivity. However, it’s possible that Acer’s opus will be available for sale first.
Aesthetically, there’s no denying that the S277HK is a knockout. With relatively little bordering the screen vertically or horizontally, this display is ideal for multi-monitor setups. The bottom bezel makes the “ZeroFrame design” claim feel like a bit of a stretch, but ultimately, but it’s not bothersome in the slightest. In fact, it gives the monitor an extra slice of style.
The S277HK is propped up by an asymmetrical, aluminum alloy stand, which gives it an air of elegance. It’s unconventional, robust, but subtle enough to be overlooked. What’s not to like there? In fact, it reminds us of the hinge on the Acer Aspire R7.
Port selection includes DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, and Mini DisplayPort in addition to HDMI 2.0.
The monitor lets you display 4K content at a maximum resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, while DTS speakers provide built-in sound. Acer claims its ColorPlus, and EyeProtect technologies minimize eye fatigue, and deliver a more immersive viewing experience, but we’d like to see both in action to test whether either of those statements measure up.
Also unknown is information regarding color gamut stats, brightness, and contrast. We have contacted Acer, and we’ll update this article accordingly when we have more information.
Acer says the S277HK will be available in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) starting sometime in December. The recommended retail price is £549, or $864. But fret not, as the display should land in the states eventually, which we also asked Acer about.