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Acer XB281HK

Acer XB281HK PC Monitor

28" LED 659mm Jul 2016
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Only Released Five Months Ago

As one of the newer PC displays, this LCD screen is likely to use more advanced technology.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XB281HK have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the XB281HK which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Acer PC Screens Have Good Reviews

On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all PC screens produced by Acer.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many recently released medium monitors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The XB281HK has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XB281HK.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The XB281HK has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is actually the best resolution across all medium monitors that are a similar age to the XB281HK.

A 640 x 350 graphics resolution is the worst resolution across comparable types of flatpanel monitor.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The Acer XB281HK has one of the higher maximum height adjustments (150 millimeters) amongst similar spec PC displays of this age. Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XB281HK have maximum height adjustments of between 10mm and 510mm.

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Fairly Big Viewable Width

Flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the XB281HK have viewable widths of between 290mm and 820mm, and the average viewable width is 550mm. With a viewable width of 620.9 millimeters, the XB281HK has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the XB281HK has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display brightness of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XB281HK is 280 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 200 cd/m² to 800 cd/m².

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Very Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XB281HK is 1ms and the slowest is 20ms. At only 1 millisecond, the XB281HK has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the XB281HK.

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10 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The XB281HK is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XB281HK are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a flatpanel monitor that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Acer GN276HL[plb_3495354_price], or the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XB281HK does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other latest medium monitors also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo X1[plb_3755263_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The XB281HK does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the 2407WFP[pl_3247392_price], or the 2408WFP[pl_3249739_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Very High Running Costs

This Acer LCD screen has an energy efficiency classification of C. The average 5 year running cost of the XB281HK is £98 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 395 flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The XB281HK has a fairly low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other new medium monitors. The lowest RMS rated audio power of newly released medium monitors is 0.5W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 4.8W.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

At only 160 degrees, the Acer XB281HK has a quite narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other recently released flatpanel monitors. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XB281HK have vertical viewing angles of between 15° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The XB281HK has a quite narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other recently released PC displays. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of new medium monitors is -5° and the widest is 180°.

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Only One HDMI Port

The XB281HK is a one HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the XB281HK have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the XB281HK is 4.7kg. At 7.6 kilograms, the Acer XB281HK is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XB281HK.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of medium monitors that were released in the last year is 23kWh, the highest is 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 49kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 87 kilowatt hours, the XB281HK has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age.

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HD Type
Viewable Width
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Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Design
Case Colour
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £94.54
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £97.58
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Acer XB281HKuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.48T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131604799, 04053162996618, 04713392252372, 05054629904442

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