Hopefully you hadn’t missed out on the shocking sale for the Acer AOpen monitors a couple weeks ago for the greatest deals! It’s not like they still aren’t great deals even if you get them now. Today’s review is for the biggest of the lot, the AOpen 27HC5RP. It boasts quite a few features for a curved monitor while keeping the price at three digits, compared to most typical curved offerings. Let’s go through the specs for the AOpen 27HC5RP:
|Active Display Area(mm)||597.88 x 336.31|
|Max. Resolution and Refresh Rate||1920×1080 @ overclock to 165Hz|
|Response Time||5ms (G to G)|
|Contrast Ratio||4000:1 (Native)|
|Brightness||250 (typ)/225 (min) nits (cd/m2)|
|Viewing Angle||178° (H), 178° (V)|
|Color gamut||72% NTSC|
|Input Signal||DP x 1 + HDMI x 2 + Earphone x 1|
|VESA Wall Mounting||75 x 75mm|
|Power Supply (100 – 240 V)||External Adapter|
|Tilt||-5° ~ 20°|
The curved design is probably enough for most to assume it’s a more “gaming” oriented monitor. Besides that, the monitor is pretty understated, with the typical black frame. It’s got no additional light strips or any particular highlights, making it a really no frills, function over form monitor. It does have Fire Legend printed where the brand name would go, if you think that’d give the otherwise plain monitor, looks wise, that bit of extra oomph. With its ZeroFrame design, your screen real estate is really maximized, something that may not seem obvious at first glance without turning it on.
Once powered on, the images start popping on this 1500R Curved Display, finally drawing your attention to how almost deceptively wide this “only” 1920 x 1080 monitor is, the frame design doubtless adding to the impression. You can enjoy more immersive gameplay or videos, with the bonus of reduced eye strain with this sleek monitor.
The immersion is only enhanced with this FHD display, with sharper details and more accurate colours. Throw yourself right into the game and don’t look back. You don’t need to worry about your experience getting ruined by screen tearing either. The AOpen 27HC5RP utilizes Radeon FreeSync which syncs the monitor framerate with that of the graphics card, so your gaming experience will be assuredly ultra smooth.
Take it to even greater heights with the ability to overclock to 165Hz and 5ms response time. A lower price point doesn’t mean it can’t bring in the high power to match your demands. With this incredible performance, you could even impress your peers at how value for money the AOpen 27HC5RP is!
If you’ve been looking for a monitor replacement without breaking the bank, then the AOpen 27HC5RP isn’t a choice you can go wrong with.