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This PC screen received an "Editor's Choice" from both PC Mag and Tomsguide.com, both of which said that this medium monitor was exceptional.
This PC display received a "Recommended" from Digitaltrends.com who concluded that this medium monitor was good.
User Reviews Are Average
On average, people who bought this LCD screen rated it as 73%.
Several Acer B286HK owners who bought the product reckoned that it was ergonomic. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “It's loaded with features, too, including an ergonomic stand” in their review of the Acer B286HK and gave it a rating of 4 stars.
One customer who purchased this PC monitors reckoned that it was good looking. expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned “The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution;” and gave this PC monitors a score of 4 stars.
Good Technical Features
A number of people said in their reviews that the product had good features. expert review site Pcmag.com said “It's loaded with features, too, including an ergonomic stand” and rated it 4 stars. Tomsguide.com wrote “Helpful bells and whistles” in their review and scored this PC monitors 4 stars. Tomsguide.com also said “Generous feature set”.
Several Acer B286HK owners who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The Acer B286HK is a reasonably priced 28-inch UHD monitor that delivers a highly detailed image, good gray-scale reproduction”. Expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitors last year “A plethora of display options at a reasonable price”.
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One Acer B286HK owner who bought the Acer B286HK mentioned that it was well made. Two years ago expert review site Pcmag.com rated this PC monitors 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Acer B286HK “Solid gaming performance”.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
Medium monitors built by Acer have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Acer B286HK has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of a 5000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the best contrast ratio across all PC screens of this type and age.
A Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the worst contrast ratio amongst comparable types of PC monitor.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the B286HK, the Acer B286HK has a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the LG 29UM57-P which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
It is worth considering other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Acer H257HU (£219.99), or the Philips 258B6QJEB (£268.78).
3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The Acer B286HK has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution.
A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all LCD screens of this age and spec.
Amongst comparable types of PC display the worst resolution is 720 x 400.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
At 71.1 centimeters, the Acer B286HK has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the B286HK. The smallest display diagonal of PC screens that are a comparable age to the B286HK is 48cm, the biggest is 110cm, and the average display diagonal is 64cm.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of PC screens of this type and age is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². The Acer B286HK has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B286HK.
Quite Fast Response Time
When compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year that we have checked, the response time of the Acer B286HK of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the B286HK have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
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Inferior Picture Quality
One customer who bought it concluded that it did not have a wide viewing angle. Tomsguide.com wrote in September last year “Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode” in their review.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Acer B286HK does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the B286HK also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the DELL UZ2315H (£135.00) which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Most comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the B286HK are not 3D compatible. The Acer B286HK is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The Acer B286HK does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the B286HK also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.
Only Has Four Cables Included
The number of cables included found on the Acer B286HK is more than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PC monitors that came out more than a year ago. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the B286HK the annual energy consumptions range from 22kWh to 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh. The Acer B286HK has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (66 kilowatt hours) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This PC display was released over two years ago.
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this LCD screen is C, and the B286HK is typical compared to the other 486 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the B286HK is £66.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that were released more than a year ago.
We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display and we think cheaper flatpanel monitors such as the DELL P2416D (£166.80), and the Benq RL2755 (£198.00) is also worth considering.
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