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28" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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Acer B286HK 4K Monitor Review - The Best 4K Gaming Monitor at $450

14 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that this PC display was marvellous and gave it their highest award. This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Tomsguide.com.

This LCD screen was given a "Recommended" award by Digitaltrends.com who thought that this medium monitor was good.

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Good Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 80% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and tomsguide.com.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this medium monitor rated it as 73 out of 100.

Nice Design

Several Acer B286HK reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic.

One Acer B286HK reviewer said in their reviews that the Acer B286HK was good looking. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said “The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution;” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

Several Acer B286HK reviewers who bought it concluded that it had good features. Pcmag.com scored the product 4 stars and said on expert website PC Mag “It's loaded with features, too, including an ergonomic stand”. Tomsguide.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in December last year “Helpful bells and whistles” in their review. Tomsguide.com also wrote “Generous feature set”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Acer B286HK reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “The Acer B286HK is a reasonably priced 28-inch UHD monitor that delivers a highly detailed image, good gray-scale reproduction” and scored it 4 stars. Tomsguide.com said last year “A plethora of display options at a reasonable price” .

Robust

One customer who bought it wrote that it was well made. Pcmag.com said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Solid gaming performance” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Acer Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the superior PC monitor brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think the Samsung S27C750P[plb_3841994_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price], and the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer B286HK has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type which do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS[plb_1716855_price], or the Asus MX299[plb_1584809_price] which has better reviews.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The Acer B286HK has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This flatpanel monitor's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

A 640 x 350 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

Flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the B286HK have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm. With a display diagonal of 71.1 centimeters, the Acer B286HK has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the B286HK.

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Has Four Cables Included

The Acer B286HK has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on LCD screens of this type and age. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago have response times of between 1ms and 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms. When compared to other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the B286HK that we have checked, the response time of the Acer B286HK of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who purchased the Acer B286HK reckoned that it did not have a wide viewing angle. Tomsguide.com wrote last year “Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 4 stars.

Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B286HK are not 3D compatible. The Acer B286HK is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], the Asus VG278[plb_1410103_price], or the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer B286HK does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Acer B286HK does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the B286HK also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at include the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Pricey

The cheapeast PC screens of this spec and age that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive for a PC display of this age and spec.

Only One HDMI Port

Most PC monitors of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer B286HK which has one HDMI port.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 66 kilowatt hours, the Acer B286HK has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to the B286HK. The average annual energy consumption of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B286HK is 250kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer B286HK

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the B286HK over two years ago.

Running Costs Are OK

This PC screen is rated C for energy efficiency, and the B286HK has an average 5 year running cost of £66 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of this age and spec.

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3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product

Expert Reviews

(4)
3 September 2015

The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution; and a plethora of display options at a reasonable price...

Tomsguide.com

Full 4K resolution
Vibrant colors
Simpl, robust interface
Helpful bells and whistles
Good performance overall
Difficult setup
Only two simultaneous inputs
Wobbly stand
4K at 60Hz requires use of DisplayPort
Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode
21 January 2015

Yes, we are declaring this the golden age of monitors, now that Acer's B268HK Ultra High Definition monitor with 3840 x 2160 pixels can be bought for just under $600. Look at those pixel numbers:... Read more…

18 September 2014

If you're willing to navigate the current complications of 4K tech, or you're a gamer with the high-end hardware necessary to handle Ultra HD gaming and you don't mind a wobbly stand, Acer's...

Digitaltrends.com

15 September 2014

The Acer B286HK is a reasonably priced 28-inch UHD monitor that delivers a highly detailed image, good gray-scale reproduction, and solid gaming performance. It's loaded with features, too,...

PC Mag

User Reviews

(65)
Reviewed 15 November 2014 by Allan M.
(Verified Purchase)

28" is a reasonable size. Some people (like devs) might want an even larger monitor or a curved panel to really benefit from the available pixels. But 28" 4K is a useful jump from a 2k x 1k... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Joseph K.
(Verified Purchase)

Most OSes have trouble doing DPI scaling properly, especially on HiDi displays. Expect text and UI elements to look funky sometimes. That's the price of being an early adopter. If not for the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2015 by Dylan C.
(Verified Purchase)

Looking past the issues with the speakers, these are excellent displays. I didn't buy these with the intent to use the speakers, but I'm fascinated by the fact that they were even included in the... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by James S.
(Verified Purchase)

In order get 60hz 4k you need a good graphics card with display port 1.2, I've used this monitor on 2 systems one with a single Radeon 7970 and 2 780ti's in SLI Both worked well...

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by Mathew A.

Stand is a bit weak. Be sure it screws in properly!

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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00009504605612, 00012304350668, 00014445246558, 00080479683201, 00728810332509, 00779184245032, 00801940469670, 00804067217858, 00804904100138, 00807320206026, 00809394585892, 00887899681042, 04713147416349, 08878996810420

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