The BE270U has thin bezels all around, unlike the BM320 which has thin bezels along the sides and top coupled with a more traditional thick bezel at the bottom. This uniform thinness also comes in handy given that the BE270U can be rotated 90 degrees to give you a vertical viewing plane — that is if you enjoy working on document in that orientation.
Specs wise, the BE270U has a 2560 x 1440 (QHD) resolution IPS display and a response time of 6ms. Refresh rate is listed at 75Hz, while you’ll be presented with a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, a brightness rating of 350 nits, and color accuracy that represents 100 percent of the sRGB gamut.
When it comes to connectivity, you’ll find DisplayPort 1.2, MiniDisplay Port, DisplayPort out+SPK, and a built-in USB 3.0 hub to power your peripherals. You’ll also find Acer EyeProtect technology, which incorporates a blue light filter to help reduce eye strain, and Acer’s ErgoStand for easy tilt, swivel, height, and pivot adjustments.
“Our newest monitor delivers gorgeous images in a feature-rich, ergonomic design for customers wanting a no-compromise viewing experience,” said Acer America exec Ronald Lau. “In addition to optimizing viewing comfort, it provides superb ability for multi-tasking with multi-streaming and picture-in picture capability in an energy-efficient design.”
The Acer BE270U is available to purchase today for $499 and comes backed by a three-year warranty.