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Acer CB280HK
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Acer CB280HK PC Monitor

28" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
This monitors provide stunning image quality and sharp details with UHD, WQHD and FHD high resolution. These monitors also have 6-axis color adjustment to meet the highest standard in color... More
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Acer CB280HK 4K Monitor Review
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15 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Techradar and techradar.com/au/ this LCD screen has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Good Picture Quality

Several Acer CB280HK reviewers thought this PC monitor had good picture quality. Windandlion said “Great picture quality” in their Acer CB280HK review. Some people wrote in their reviews that the Acer CB280HK had good colour saturation. Last year Sahir said in their review of this PC monitor “Colours were good for a TN” although they scored it 40 out of 100.

Two Acer CB280HK owners thought the Acer CB280HK had image ghosting. Addyb mentioned “Beware of ghosting on an otherwise great monitor” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Six Acer CB280HK reviewers who reviewed the Acer CB280HK said that it was good quality. Addyb wrote on Amazon last year “Iinitially I was really thrilled with it, 4K res looks amazing and the build quality is really nice”. Michael said “Firstly, let me start by saying that the image quality of 4k is stunning, even at the desktop” although he rated the Acer CB280HK 3 stars. Some Dude said on Amazon “The picture quality and colours are fabulous” although they gave the Acer CB280HK a rating of 3 stars.

Easy to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Acer CB280HK had a good experience. Last year Sahir wrote in their review of the Acer CB280HK on Amazon “For a good 4k experience, look elsewhere” however they rated it 2 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Ahmed scored this PC monitor very highly and he said on Amazon “Colours are good, playing with 4k settings is amazing” in his review.

One Acer CB280HK reviewer said that it was easy to use. Addyb mentioned “The adjustable stand is cool and practical” however despite that they only gave the Acer CB280HK a score of 3 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Acer CB280HK owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. In October last year Michael said “Great value 4k monitor, not recommended for gaming” in his Acer CB280HK review however despite that he only gave the product a score of 3 stars. Sahir said in their Acer CB280HK review on Amazon “Decent for the price - Not for me”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “A low price tag and decent image quality make the CB280HK a tempting foray into 4K”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was strong and durable. Some Dude mentioned in their Acer CB280HK review “This monitor is great, stand is amazing and rugged” but they only rated it 60 out of 100. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was well made.

Good Support

One Acer CB280HK owner who bought this PC monitor reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Windandlion mentioned in their review on Amazon “Needs a better manual than what is available in the box” but in spite of that they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

Acer medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC displays Acer is one of the superior manufacturers.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price], the Lenovo Pro2820[plb_2529020_price], or the AOC G2770[plb_2305284_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer CB280HK has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the CB280HK do not have a built-in speaker.

Other PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer K272HU[plb_2266301_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV2455[plb_2527292_price], or the Fujitsu P24W-7[plb_2539431_price].

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the CB280HK is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 350 graphics resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of PC screen.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The Acer CB280HK has a fairly high maximum height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the CB280HK. The average maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 71.1 centimeters, the CB280HK has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the CB280HK. Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the CB280HK have screen sizes of between 28cm and 770cm.

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Has Three Cables Included

The CB280HK has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it. This PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec PC screens that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "DVI" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. When compared to other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the CB280HK that we have checked, the CB280HK's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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8 Reasons Against

Average Owner Reviews

This LCD screen has an average owner rating of 67 out of 100 based on 22 owner reviews.

Price Has Recently Increased by £71.65

The price of the CB280HK increased by £71.65 in the last couple of weeks.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than two years, the CB280HK is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the VG278[pl_1410103_price], or the VG27AH[pl_1426322_price] both from Asus or the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the CB280HK, the CB280HK does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price], the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price], or the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC screens of this age and spec, the CB280HK does not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Pricey

The cheapeast LCD screens of this type and age that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this Acer PC screen looks expensive for a PC screen of this age and type.

Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 63 kilowatt hours, the CB280HK has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age. The average annual energy consumption of LCD screens that are a similar age to the CB280HK is 250kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer CB280HK

OK Running Costs

This Acer PC display has an energy efficiency classification of B. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the CB280HK is £60, which is typical compared to the other 998 medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

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HDMI Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
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Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
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Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
Power
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Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
17 July 2015

A low price tag and decent image quality make the CB280HK a tempting foray into 4K...

Affordable
Good image quality
Fast response time
Lacks Kelvin presets
Poor speakers
16 July 2015

4K monitors are the way forward according to vendors, who are squeezing out an increasing number of monitors toting resolutions above Full-HD (WQHD, UWQHD) for a price premium compared to... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Handsomelad123
(Verified Purchase)

Great screen. Only issues. Speakers are rubbish and it makes a slight noise when running. But I would buy again.

However, my laptop has a 4K video card. If you don't have a 4K... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2015 by Some Dude

Just got it. This monitor is great, stand is amazing and rugged. The picture quality and colours are fabulous. For using the OS and basic stuff it's fine. It would be the perfect monitor for me,... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by William
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing delivery time of one day. Very impressed.
The screen is a joy, no ghosting fantastic colour reproduction out the box, really can't get better value for money. Love it! Highly recommend.

(Verified Purchase)

I bought this primarily for productivity reasons - as a programmer, having 5 1080p screens in front of me is wonderful. However its a TN panel so the viewing angles are not the best (media is fine... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2015 by Ahmed
(Verified Purchase)

Colours are good, playing with 4k settings is amazing and full of details. Like the tilt feature.

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Electricity cost when switched on £56.88
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £59.62
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 4k2, acer 4k2k, acer cb280, acer cb280h, acer cb280hk, acer umpb0aa002
Barcodes 00887899912115, 04047443250889, 04053162977280, 04713147435500, 04713147435524, 05054484716990

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