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Acer B286
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Acer B286HL PC Monitor

28" 100000000:1 LED Jul 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Find the working angle that's perfect for you with a monitor that tilts, swivels, pivots and can be adjusted for height. The stand also has a magnetic area, perfect for holding paperclips and... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Acer is one of the better rated flatpanel monitor brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer B286 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker.

Other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include the Acer CB290C[plb_2479014_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price], or the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Acer B286 has a quite wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the B286.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the Acer B286 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the B286 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The Acer B286 has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum height adjustments of between 13mm and 850mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 130mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 71.1 centimeters, the Acer B286 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium monitors of this age. The screen sizes of PC monitors of a similar type and age to the B286 range from 28cm to 770cm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Acer B286 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B286. The display brightness of comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the B286 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This PC monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer B286 is more than most PC screens of this spec and age. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the B286. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Acer B286 is a one USB Type-A downstream port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the B286 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Price Has Increased by £21.59

The B286 has increased in price by £21.59 in the last 58 days.

Not 3D Compatible

The Acer B286 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the B286 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus VG27AH[plb_1426322_price], or the Samsung LS23A700DS[plb_1458097_price]; or the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer B286 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price]; or the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price], or the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer B286 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B286 also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC displays which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Acer B286 is a one USB 2.0 port flatpanel monitor.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

LCD screens that are a similar age to the B286 have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W. The Acer B286 has one of the lower RMS rated audio powers (only 2 Watts) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Acer B286 is a one HDMI port PC screen.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The Acer B286 has a quite slow response time (6 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the B286. The response times of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the B286 range from 1ms to 40ms.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 534 LCD screens of this age and spec they range in price from £51 to £5,421. We think that this PC monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of this age and spec.

4 Other reasons to consider the Acer B286

Running Costs Are Average

This flatpanel monitor has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the B286 has an average running cost of £50 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over two years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that have been around for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display Type

The Acer B286 has a better display type than most PC monitors of this type and age. This flatpanel monitor has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec PC screens that came out around the same time as it have an LED display type.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LCD Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 271P4QPJ[plb_1445410_price], the DELL U2410[plb_1448035_price], and the iiyama XB2485WSU[plb_1448731_price] is also worth considering.

If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the LG 29UM55[plb_2518910_price] (LED and cheaper); or the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price] (LED and higher rated), or the AOC U2868[plb_2276998_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

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USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
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Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
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Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £62.49
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.53
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Energy Rating
0.33T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b286hk, B286HL, acer 4k2, acer b286, part b286, acer 4k2k, acer b286h, acer 100m1, part b286h, acer b286hl, acer b286hk, part b286hl, visipax b286, part b286hly, acer b286hky, acer b286hly, UM.PB6AA.003, acer p190747, acer p190821, acer p190747p, acer p190821p, visipax b286h, part b286hlym, acer b286hkym, acer b286hlym, visipax b286hk, acer 3840x2160, part b286hlymj
Barcodes 00009504605612, 00012304350668, 00014445246558, 00080479683201, 00728810332509, 00779184245032, 00801940469670, 00804067217858, 00804904100138, 00807320206026, 00809394585892, 00887899681042, 04053162537224, 04713147078226, 04713147421602, 05054629649466, 05715737078226, 08878996810420

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