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Acer CB281HK

Acer CB281HK PC Monitor

25" LED 850mm Apr 2016
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
CB1 Series monitors are designed for a great visual experience. With vivid high-resolution, clarity and comfort, they produce sharp images and true-to-life colour. The also come packed with... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Flatpanel monitor expert review site PC Welt.de scored this PC display 76%.

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who bought the product considered that it was a bargain for the price. Kblondel said this month “Awesome Bargain for Entry Level 4k Screen”. Kblondel also mentioned “So while I am sure many "Experts" could find some faults with this screen I think it is just a complete bargain”.

One Acer CB281HK reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money. Kblondel said “For the price it is simply fantastic” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Brilliant picture quality and a leap from 1080p” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Goonerjed wrote on Amazon in November this year “Using at a second screen for my macbook pro, I was really surprised at the quality, nice looking”. Kblondel scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “At 60Hz the experience is just quality, no ghosting, brilliant colours, just awesome”.

Nice Design

Two Acer CB281HK reviewers agreed that it was good looking. Goonerjed wrote on Amazon this month “Nice looking and the screen is a dream” and scored this PC monitor very highly.

Robust

One person who reviewed the Acer CB281HK concluded that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The monitor is sturdy”.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer CB281HK reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

Acer only released the CB281HK eight months ago. Newer LCD screens like this one are likely to have better features.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Based on 3,487 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good reviews for its LCD screens. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many new medium monitors.

Other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at include the Acer XG270HU[plb_2846714_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 34UM68-P[plb_3285146_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer CB281HK has a built-in speaker. Most of the other LCD screens that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including the LG 34UM68-P[plb_3285146_price] which is cheaper; or the Philips 258B6QUEB[plb_3444440_price], or the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price] which has better reviews.

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2160p Video Mode

The most resolution of the Acer CB281HK is 2160p. That's over two times the resolution of a 1080p PC monitor, which is the most common resolution.

This PC display's resolution (2160p) is in fact the best resolution across all similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the CB281HK.

Across similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 480p.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

Across all the recently released medium monitors the display colour counts range from 16M to 1,100M. The CB281HK has one of the more display colour counts (1,070 million) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer CB281HK is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this PC screen. The resolution of all new medium monitors ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Has Four Cables Included

The CB281HK has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on latest medium monitors. The cables included "DVI", "DisplayPort" and "HDMI" are also found on this Acer PC screen.

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Not 3D Compatible

The CB281HK is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other latest PC screens are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer CB281HK does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other latest medium monitors also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most recently released PC monitors do not have an integrated card reader. The CB281HK is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This PC display has an efficiency rating of B. The CB281HK has an average running cost of £79 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 16% of all 395 medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 72 kilowatt hours, the Acer CB281HK has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months. The lowest annual energy consumption of newly released PC screens is 23kWh, the highest is 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 49kWh.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Latest medium monitors have response times of between 1ms and 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. With a response time of 10 milliseconds, the CB281HK has one of the slower response times amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Very Heavy

The weights of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the CB281HK range from 2.6g to 21kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg. When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the CB281HK, the Acer CB281HK's weight of 12.7 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Wide

With a width of 850 millimeters, the CB281HK is very wide compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the CB281HK. The widths of medium monitors that are a similar age to the CB281HK range from 370mm to 900mm.

If you would consider a PC screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the Acer XG270HU[plb_2846714_price] (614mm and higher rated).

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Expert Reviews

(1)
11 September 2016

Der Acer CB281HK ist ein UHD-Bildschirm mit einer Bilddiagonale von 28 Zoll. Mit einem Listenpreis von nur 499 Euro drückt Acer den Einstiegspreis für diese Monitorklasse nach unten. Ob man... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 by GoonerJed
(Verified Purchase)

Using at a second screen for my macbook pro, I was really surprised at the quality, nice looking and the screen is a dream, so much room now. Highly recommended...

Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good delivery time. Well protected packaging. Easy assemble. The monitor is sturdy. Brilliant picture quality and a leap from 1080p.

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Kblondel
(Verified Purchase)

I just can't find anything poor to say about this monitor. Yes it could have more connectivity, the styling could be a little more bling.....but for the price it is simply fantastic. I had... Read more…

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0.39T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 4k2, acer 4k2k, acer cb281, code cb281, acer 100m1, acer cb281h, code cb281h, acer 300cdm2, acer cb281hk, code cb281hk, acer cb281hkb, acer cb281hkbm, acer 1920x1080, acer 3840x2160, acer cb281hkbmj, acer umcb1ee001, acer umpb1ee001, code umpb1ee001, acer cb281hkbmjd, acer cb281hkbmjdp, hpdellapple cb281, hpdellapple cb281h, acer cb281hkbmjdpr, hpdellapple cb281hk, hpdellapple umpb1ee001
Barcodes 00888863343836, 04713392149894, 04713392552489, 05054629976463

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