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GPC 2021 | Acer boosts its at-home entertainment and productivity portfolio with a new WQHD monitor and a 4K projector

The L811 projector. (Source: Acer)
The L811 projector. (Source: Acer)
Acer's new L811 laser-powered device is directed at those wishing to project their own 4K HDR10-compatible movies at home. For those who would prefer a monitor that could also support some image-editing work, there is the 27-inch CB273U IPS monitor. For more "serious" display needs, however, the OEM has now also announced pricing and availability for the Nitro XV272U KF.

Acer touts its new L811 ultra-short-throw laser projector as the latest way to bring a 4K home-theater set-up home in one package. It can be placed just 0.312 meters (1.02 feet) away from a blank wall to convert it into a 120-inch display.

The resulting big-screen picture is imbued with many of the same best aspects of the new Predator GD711 gaming projector, its 2,000,000 contrast ratio, HDR10 support and 240Hz top refresh rate included. The latter can only be used at a 1080p resolution, however.

The 2 new Acer projectors also have an out-of-the-box Aptoide store in common, for broad access to third-party streaming apps. However, the L811 has a top brightness of 3,000 lumens, as well as the option of reproducing 3D content (via Blu-ray) at 144 Hz/24 fps.

Images with these rated specs are emitted from a “dust-tight” (or IP6X) casing with dual 10W inbuilt speakers and Acer EcoProjection tech, which may reduce standby power consumption by up to 66% for a laser lifespan that might be extended by up to 30,000 hours.

The L811 also supports the OEM's LumiSense setting, rated to optimize the brightness of a given projection on a frame-by-frame basis, and TrueHarmony for audio and video quality optimization. This new 4K projector will be released to the Chinese and EMEA markets in November 2021 for 29,999 yuan or €2,599 respectively.

For those who would prefer a more normal physical monitor experience in their home, Acer asserts a user could do far worse than the new CB273U. Its 27-inch 2560x1440 IPS panel support 8-bit color at a rated delta-E value of around 1, and has TÜV and Eyesafe certifications, as well as Acer BlueLightShield Pro for prolonged image-tweaking sessions.

The CB273U integrates an Acer Ergostand, supporting a display body rated for 178° viewing angles. It also comes with a docking station complete with a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a KVM switch to switch its input between different PCs, allowing the user to hook their desktop and laptop up to the monitor at the same time.

On that note, the dock also offers a 90W type-C port for devices that can use USB-PD charging. The Acer CB273U monitor is coming to North America in November 2021, priced at US$439.99. It will also be released to the EMEA and China for €449 or 2,999 yuan respectively.

Finally, Acer has also finally unveiled pricing and availability for the Nitro XV272U KF gaming monitor. It will cost $1,099.99 in North America; €1,149 in the EMEA or 6,999 yuan in China from November 2021.

The new CB-series monitor. (Source: Acer)
The new CB-series monitor. (Source: Acer)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-13 (Update: 2021-10-13)