Acer Unveils ProDesigner BM270 LCD with Delta E<1 Color Accuracy: 4K, HDR, FALDby Anton Shilov on July 5, 2018 9:00 AM EST
Acer has announced its new professional display designed for graphics and video professionals. The ProDesigner BM270 monitor boasts with a 4K resolution, an up to 1000-nits luminance in HDR mode, full array LED (FALD) backlighting, and a Delta E<1 color accuracy. The price means it's not going to be a wallet-friendly display, but its combination of features makes this display a very rare and compelling product in general.
The Acer ProDesigner BM270 display is based on a 10-bit 27-inch IPS panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, a 400 - 1000-nits brightness (typical and peak in HDR mode), a 60 Hz refresh rate, 178°/178° viewing angles, and a high contrast ratio. Meanwhile perhaps the most important feature of the monitor is its full array LED (FALD) backlighting technology featuring 384 LED zones for dynamic local dimming. Being common in TVs, FALD is rare in PC monitors. In fact, the BM270 is the second announced professional monitor to feature FALD after the ASUS ProArt PA32UC LCD launched earlier this year. NVIDIA’s reference G-Sync HDR monitors from Acer and ASUS feature FALD too, but they are gaming displays and belong to a different category of products.
A reason why this backlighting is important is because it enables the ProDesigner BM270 to support 100% of the sRGB, 100% of the AdobeRGB, and 97.8% of the DCI-P3 color range. To make the display even more appealing to professionals, Acer pre-calibrates it to Delta E<1 color accuracy for all color ranges (at least this is what it seems from the press release).
When it comes to connectivity, the monitor has two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.2 header, a mini DisplayPort 1.2 connector, and a USB Type-C port to drive the integrated 4 port USB-C hub. In addition, the display has two 4 W speakers.
|Specifications of the Acer ProDesigner BM270|
|Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time||4 ms gray-to-gray|
|Brightness||Normal: 400 cd/m²
HDR mode: 1000 cd/m²
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Color Saturation||100% sRGB/REC 709
100% Adobe RGB
|Display Colors||1.07 billion|
|Pixel Pitch||0.1845 mm²|
|Pixel Density||137 PPI|
|Inputs||1 × DP 1.2
1 × mDP 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0b
|USB Hub||4 × USB Type-C (Downstream)
1 × USB Type-C (Upstream)
|Audio||2 × 4 W speakers
3.5-mm mini jack
|Mechanical Design||Chassis Colors: Gray
Height Adjustment: 4.5 inch
|Power Consumption||Idle||310 mW (standby)|
|Active||209 W (ENERGY STAR rating)|
The Acer ProDesigner BM270 will be available in the coming days in the U.S. for $1,700. The monitor is covered with a three-year warranty.