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Acer B286 vs Acer Predator XB281HK vs Acer XB280HK

Acer B286 vs Acer Predator XB281HK vs Acer XB280HK

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Acer B286
Acer Predator XB281HK
Acer XB280HK

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
Acer B286 is 178° vertical viewing angle, but the Acer Predator XB281HK and the Acer XB280HK are both only 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitors (18° narrower).
Wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
Acer B286 is 178° horizontal viewing angle, and so does the Acer XB280HK. That's 8° wider than the Acer Predator XB281HK (178°).
Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer B286 has a built-in speaker(s), and so does the Acer Predator XB281HK, but the Acer XB280HK does not. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

Cheaper by £37
The Acer B286 costs £313.20, whereas the Acer Predator XB281HK is £426.78 and the Acer XB280HK is £349.99.
£51.33 cheaper to run
Over five years the Acer B286 only costs £76.86 to run whereas the Acer Predator XB281HK costs £128.19 to run (67% more) and the Acer XB280HK costs £111.42 to run (45% more). Read more
3 Reasons For
Five times faster response time Edit
The Acer Predator XB281HK has a response time of 1ms (as does the Acer XB280HK), however the Acer B286 is a 6ms response time PC monitor (5ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer Predator XB281HK has a built-in speaker(s), and so does the Acer B286, whereas the Acer XB280HK does not have a built-in speaker(s). Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

23 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
8° wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Acer XB280HK has a viewing angle, horizontal of 178° (as does the Acer B286), however the Acer Predator XB281HK is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Five times faster response time Edit
The Acer XB280HK is a 1ms response time PC monitor, and so does the Acer Predator XB281HK. That's 5ms faster than the Acer B286 (1ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
5ms slower response time Edit
The Acer B286 has a response time of 6ms, whereas the Acer Predator XB281HK and the Acer XB280HK are both 1ms response time PC monitors (5ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Not as many stockists
The Acer B286 is only stocked by 3 shops, however the Acer Predator XB281HK is stocked by 24 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor.
Older by over one year
The Acer B286 is 13 months older than the Acer Predator XB281HK and four months older than the Acer XB280HK.
4 Reasons Against
18° narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Acer Predator XB281HK is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (as does the Acer XB280HK), whereas the Acer B286 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Acer Predator XB281HK is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Acer B286 and the Acer XB280HK (178°).
More expensive by £114
The Acer Predator XB281HK is £113.58 more expensive than the Acer B286 and £76.79 more expensive than the Acer XB280HK.
Higher running costs over five years by £51.33
The running costs of the Acer Predator XB281HK are £128.19 which is £51.33 more than the Acer B286 and £16.77 more than the Acer XB280HK over five years. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
12% narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Acer XB280HK has a viewing angle, vertical of 160°, and so does the Acer Predator XB281HK. That's 18° narrower than the Acer B286 (160°).
Does not have a built-in speaker(s) Edit
The Acer XB280HK does not have a built-in speaker(s), but the Acer B286 and the Acer Predator XB281HK have a built-in speaker(s). Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

£37 more expensive
The Acer XB280HK is more expensive than the Acer B286 by £36.79.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Acer XB280HK, whereas 3 retailers sell the Acer B286 and 24 shops sell the Acer Predator XB281HK. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this PC monitor and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Nine months older
The Acer XB280HK is older than the Acer Predator XB281HK by nine months.
More expensive to run over five years by 45%
The running costs of the Acer XB280HK are £111.42 which is £34.56 more than the Acer B286 over five years. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
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kitguru.net: Worth Buying
nordichardware.se: Best Product
pcper.com: Gold
SweClockers.com: Good Product
thg.ru: Recommended
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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 74.35
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.51
Total running cost £ 76.86
Purchase price £ 313.20
Total cost of ownership £ 390.06
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 125.63
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.56
Total running cost £ 128.19
Purchase price £ 426.78
Total cost of ownership £ 554.97
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 108.96
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.46
Total running cost £ 111.42
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 461.41
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.38T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.64T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.55T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
28" 28" 28"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LED
 LCD
 LED
BEST
 LCD
 LED
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
 Gloss
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Viewable Size, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 341.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 620.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.161 x 0.161 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Colour Count
16.77M 1,070M
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178°
BEST
160° 160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178°
BEST
170° 178°
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1000:1
 1000:1
BEST
 1000:1
Display Diagonal (metric)
71.1cm Unknown - Click to provide data 71.1cm
Display Technology
 TN
 TN
 TN
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
Response Time
6ms 1ms
BEST
1ms
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
BEST
1
USB Hub Version
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
 USB 2.0
Built-In USB Hub
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in USB hub
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
BEST
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Tuner Integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Performance

NVIDIA G-SYNC
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 NVIDIA G-SYNC

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Ergonomics

Pivot Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data 150mm 150mm
Height Adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 35
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pivot
 Pivot
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Power Consumption (off)
0.37W
BEST
0.45W 0.42W
Power Consumption (typical)
29W
BEST
49W 42.5W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.49W 0.5W 0.48W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
46kWh Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 110 - 220
BEST
 110 - 220
 110 - 220
AC Input Voltage
 110
 220
 110-220
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 110
 220
 110-220
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 110
 220
 110-220
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 TCO
 TCO
BEST
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Weight With Stand
7.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
409mm
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 558.5mm
Depth (with Stand)
247mm Unknown - Click to provide data 244.7mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
659mm Unknown - Click to provide data 658.7mm
BEST
Weight
5kg
BEST
7.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
382mm 415mm 381.8mm
Depth
65mm 268mm 64.5mm
Width
659mm 659mm 658.7mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 DisplayPort
BEST
 VGA
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 AC
 DisplayPort
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