Acer has started shipments of its ConceptD CP7271K P professional monitor designed for developers of fast-paced color-critical HDR content such as animation, games, and movies. The monitor brings together a 4K Ultra-HD resolution, an accurate color reproduction, a 144 Hz refresh rate, VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000, and Pantone Validated certifications as well as NVIDIA’s G-Sync Ultimate (former G-Sync HDR) variable refresh rate technology.

Aimed at color-critical workloads, the ConceptD CP7271K P uses a premium 27-inch IPS panel of a 3840×2160 resolution that features 600 nits native brightness, 1000 nits peak HDR brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a 4 ms GtG response time, 178° viewing angles, and a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz (that can be overclocked to 144 Hz). The professional monitor comes factory calibrated to a Delta <1 accuracy, it can display 1.07 billion colors as well as reproduce 99% of the AdobeRGB and 93% of the DCI-P3 color spaces (required by professionals working with today's digital content). In addition, it is Pantone Validated.

Gaming displays supporting NVIDIA’s G-Sync Ultimate technology feature a quantum dot-enhanced full-area local dimming (FALD) backlighting for ultimate color clarity and high contrasts. For some reason, Acer does not advertise either technology in case of the ConceptD CP7271K P (which does not automatically mean that it does not use similar technologies). Meanwhile, the monitor carries VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 badge, so it has to feature not only 1000 nits peak brightness, but also at least 0.05/0.10 nits blacks (corner/tunnel) that require some kind of local dimming, according to VESA.

There is one important thing to point out about NVIDIA’s G-Sync Ultimate implementation on modern monitors. Formally, all of the displays carrying this badge support a 4K (or similar) resolution and an up to 144 Hz variable refresh rate. Meanwhile, since these displays connect to host PCs using a DisplayPort 1.4 interface with its bandwidth limitations, chroma subsampling is required beyond 98 Hz for 4K HDR content. That said, although G-Sync Ultimate LCDs feature a 120 Hz or 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, colors will not look best at these rates.

When it comes to connectivity, the monitor has a DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 input, and a five-port USB 3.0 hub. In addition, it has two 4 W speakers.

As with virtually all professional displays, the Acer ConceptD CP7271K P can be adjusted to its user’s environment and comes with a stand that can regulate height, tilt, and swivel. Furthermore, to guarantee consistent color quality, the LCD comes with a lighting hood.

The Acer ConceptD CP7 27-Inch P G-Sync Ultimate Display
  ConceptD CP7271K
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 120/144 Hz VRR (normal/overclocked)
Variable Refresh Rate G-Sync Ultimate
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Brightness 600 cd/m² (sustained)
1000 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
HDR DisplayHDR 1000
Backlighting LED
Pixel Pitch 0.1557mm²
Pixel Density 163 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support DCI-P3: 93%
Adobe RGB: 99%
Rec. 2020: ?
sRGB: ?
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Stand Hight, Tilt, and Swivel adjustable
Inputs DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI 2.0
USB Hub Five-port USB 3.0 hub
Launch Date Q4 2019

Acer’s ConceptD CP7 27-inch G-Sync Ultimate monitor can be obtained directly from Acer as well as from its resellers for $2,199.99. For those who do not need G-Sync Ultimate and DisplayHDR1000, Acer also offers its ConceptD CP3271K P with similar characteristics for $1,299.99.

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  • Dug - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - link

    Because it's not all that it's cracked up to be. Look at fald on current monitor. There's never enough zones so you will have that glowing halo effect. That's especially bad if working on content.
  • crimsonson - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    The higher the peak and sustain brightness the more complex the controller you need to make, thus higher costs. 1000 nits, while hard is not impossible. The controller to reach peak 1000 and have dependable color reproduction is more complex. It is even harder if you want 1000 nits to sustain brightness. And each panel type and lighting scheme have their added complexities, especially when trying to achieve HDR.
  • Diji1 - Monday, October 14, 2019 - link

    >Local dimming is a cheap feature in a TV.

    Er ... no it isn't. FALD adds significantly to manufacturing cost.
  • Grimmm - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    "Meanwhile, since these displays connect to host PCs using a DisplayPort 1.4 interface with its bandwidth limitations"

    However the table in the article says DisplayPort 1.2

    This has Gsync support, any idea if it supports backlight strobe (ULMB/VRB or whatever they call it)?
  • Cygni - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    This is just a calibrated Predator X27 with slightly different plastic shell isnt it?
  • SSTANIC - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    Dear Sir, my thoughts exactly.
  • TheWereCat - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    Why not X but Y?!

    Every comment under any new monitor news.

    This one is actually quite sick. The price is also sick but at least it has features to back it up.
  • godrilla - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    Asus pg27uq is $1499 at microcenter before 5% insider discount FYI.

    Don't overpay if you don't have to.
  • TheJian - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    You lost me at 16:9 :) Bring back 16:10 then take my money. :)
  • Vitor - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    4k 120hz and no hdmi 2.1? Lame. Quite sad how so many companies are hesitant to adopt a standard I already bought 2 cables.

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