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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  • Elfear - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    Gah! Why 27"? We need more choices in the 34"+ 4k 120hz realm.
  • eek2121 - Sunday, October 6, 2019 - link

    Gamers really need some inexpensive 27" 120-144hz 4k options. I ended up going with a couple freesync 60hz IPS monitors because they were $279 on sale.
  • niva - Monday, October 7, 2019 - link

    Gamers can get TN panels and not worry about color accuracy. THIS monitor is the opposite of inexpensive.
  • Death666Angel - Monday, October 7, 2019 - link

    You can have inaccurate IPS and VA panels and accurate TN panels. The issue with TN is that it has color shifting in non-extreme angles, compared to IPS and VA. Which makes it bad over a certain size (that is 24" for me) for almost everyone who doesn't need ridiculously fast pixel response times.
  • Diji1 - Monday, October 14, 2019 - link

    >Gamers can get TN panels and not worry about color accuracy.

    Shitty colour reproduction looks shitty, not sure why gamers who care about image quality would want that.
  • stanpapusa - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - link

    Gamers are not the only people on the planet. There are plenty of other uses e.g. movie editing/watching, photo editing, CAD, etc. And as pointed out already, gamers hardly care about color accuracy.
  • konbala - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    $900 more just for G-Sync Ultimate alone!

    ConceptD CP3271K P with G-Sync would be just fine I
  • Alistair - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    Local dimming is a cheap feature in a TV. Why no 1440p with HDR 1000? No downsides, low price...
  • Alistair - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    I mean FALD dimming isn't expensive to add to a TV, so I'm not sure why we don't have an HDR1000 1440p already...
  • ads295 - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    Could it be that the certification cost is significant?

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