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Acer Predator X27 - Fan Warning

Postby striker444 » 12 Jun 2018, 15:27

Hello everyone,

I wanted to put out a warning to anyone considering purchasing the Acer Predator X27 that it comes with a fan (not a good one at that). For $2k you would have thought they would have spent a bit more time on doing it right. I purchased mine last week, plugged it in, bam instant bad fan. Even took a video of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIaC-vlMl84
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Re: Acer Predator X27 - Fan Warning

Postby mello » 12 Jun 2018, 15:38

Bad luck man. Either poor QC or it happened during transport/shipping. And i expect to see more problems exactly like this one. And sadly, this might happen later, after few weeks, months or years (too much dust / too high temp over time) when you no longer have waranty. Similar thing to what happens with GPUs fan sometimes.

PS: Vega already mentioned a fan in the cons section of his review of Acer X27 here, so this problem popping up was inevitable. And for $2000 monitor they should have thought about it before it went into production, and maybe an easy way to get access to fan for a replacement or something.
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Re: Acer Predator X27 - Fan Warning

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 13 Jun 2018, 11:49

Ouch.

384 LEDs capable of 1000 nits HDR can generate quite a lot of heat, so I'm not surprised they had to add a fan -- but obviously, if it is that bad, I think it's definitely an RMA. Exchange it with a new one.

That said, I agree: A $2000 monitor should have the best fan available. Hopefully they quickly remedy this. Vega appears to like this display very much!
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Re: Acer Predator X27 - Fan Warning

Postby lexlazootin » 13 Jun 2018, 12:23

I think I'm a select few that actually likes the look of heat sinks but imagine if they did the back of the monitor in a full black aluminum heat sink that dissipated the heat of the LEDs

That would be dope. :)
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Re: Acer Predator X27 - Fan Warning

Postby RealNC » 13 Jun 2018, 12:52

Water cooling for monitors incoming. It's going to look like hoses are going in and out of your monitor :P
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