The arrival of the all-singing, all-dancing Acer X27 came with lots of fanfare thanks to its inclusion of both a 144Hz 4K panel and a clever backlighting system that allowed it to produce truly stunning HDR pictures. The problem? Its astronomical price, around £1800. Enter the XB273K, which retains the high-resolution gaming delights of 4K at 144Hz but thanks to its use of a standard fixed backlight it demands a much more sensible price, relatively speaking. At £1200, it’s still a very expensive monitor so will need to seriously impress to justify a recommendation.
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