Acer is rolling out a new 4K Ultra HD monitor for graphics designers and other professionals who need pinpoint color accuracy and lots of brightness for their projects. They will find both in the company's new ProDesigner BM270, a 27-inch monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution at 60Hz, and an eye-searing 1,000 nits brightness rating to deliver high dynamic range (HDR) content.
This is not the first HDR monitor to boast a 1,000 nits brightness rating, though such animals are comparatively rare in the wild—the vast majority of HDR displays top out in the 400-450 nits range. In addition to the impressive brightness, Acer claims the ProDesigner BM270 is pre-tuned and tested to ensure Delta E<1 color accuracy. It also boasts 100 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB, sRGB, and Rec. 709 color spaces, and 97.8 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.
"Our latest HDR monitor for content creators boasts outstanding color tuning and uniformity compensation to provide sharp images with stunningly rich color," said Ronald Lau, director of stationary computing. "Its new Acer Display Widget makes adjusting settings simpler than ever, while the adjustable shading hood is ideal for color critical projects."
The ProDesigner BM270 is based in an in-plane switching (IPS) panel with support for 10-bit color. It features advanced LED local dimming in 384 individually controlled zones that shine light only when and where it is needed, based on the content. It also comes with an adjustable shading hood to prevent glare from ambient lighting.
While this is not a gaming monitor by any stretch, it delivers a respectable 4ms response time (gray to gray). It doesn't support things like G-Sync or FreeSync though, nor does it have a gaming preset.
On the ergonomics side, the stand is height-adjustable up to 4.5 inches, and users can tilt the panel from -5 to 20 degrees. It can also rotate into landscape mode. For connectivity, the monitor has HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and built-in five-port USB 3.1 hub.
The ProDesigner is available now for $1,699.99.