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Acer B286HK PC Monitor

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
28" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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14 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The writers at PC Mag and Tomsguide.com both thought that this PC monitor was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of Digitaltrends.com recommend this PC display and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this medium monitor is 80% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and tomsguide.com.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, B286HK owners rated this PC monitor 73%.

Nice Design

Several Acer B286HK owners wrote that it was ergonomic.

One Acer B286HK reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote in their review “The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution;” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who purchased it wrote that it had good features. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review of this PC monitor “It's loaded with features, too, including an ergonomic stand”. Tomsguide.com said “Helpful bells and whistles”. Tomsguide.com also mentioned “Generous feature set”.

Reasonably Priced

Two Acer B286HK owners reckoned that the Acer B286HK was good value for money. Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Acer B286HK is a reasonably priced 28-inch UHD monitor that delivers a highly detailed image, good gray-scale reproduction”. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote “A plethora of display options at a reasonable price” .

Robust

One Acer B286HK reviewer said in their reviews that the Acer B286HK was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com said three years ago “Solid gaming performance” in their review.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

Based on 3,067 expert and user reviews, Acer has good ratings for its flatpanel monitors. Acer also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price], the Asus MX279H[plb_1460434_price], or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer B286HK has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price], the AOC q2963Pm[plb_1533334_price], or the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price].

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the Acer B286HK is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This PC monitor's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution amongst all PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the B286HK.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC monitor is 640 x 350.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The smallest display diagonal (metric) of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the B286HK is 28cm and the biggest is 590cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of 71.1 centimeters, the Acer B286HK has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The Acer B286HK has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens of this age and type. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

Across all the medium monitors that came out more than two years ago the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec, the response time of the Acer B286HK of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person concluded that it did not have a wide viewing angle. Tomsguide.com wrote “Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode” in their Acer B286HK review.

Recent Price Increase of £74.00

The price of the B286HK has increased by £74.00 in the last 38 days.

Not 3D

The Acer B286HK is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B286HK are also not 3D.

If you want a PC display that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer B286HK does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], or the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price]; or the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The Acer B286HK does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the B286HK also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.

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Expensive

The cheapeast medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago that we found costs £46 and the most expensive costs £2,475. We think that this PC display looks expensive for a medium monitor that has been around for more than two years.

Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

At 66 kilowatt hours, the Acer B286HK has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the B286HK. The annual energy consumptions of PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the B286HK range from 25kWh to 140kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer B286HK

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the B286HK over two years ago.

Running Costs Are OK

This LCD screen has an energy efficiency classification of C. The B286HK has an average running cost of £66 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 993 PC displays of this age and spec.

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Specification

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HD Type
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Display Technology
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Response Time
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DC-In Jack
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DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Colour of Product
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Pivot
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
LED Indicators
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
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Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Cables Included

3 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(4)
3 September 2015

The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution; and a plethora of display options at a reasonable price...

Tomsguide.com

Full 4K resolution
Vibrant colors
Simpl, robust interface
Helpful bells and whistles
Good performance overall
Difficult setup
Only two simultaneous inputs
Wobbly stand
4K at 60Hz requires use of DisplayPort
Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode
21 January 2015

Yes, we are declaring this the golden age of monitors, now that Acer's B268HK Ultra High Definition monitor with 3840 x 2160 pixels can be bought for just under $600. Look at those pixel numbers:... Read more…

18 September 2014

If you're willing to navigate the current complications of 4K tech, or you're a gamer with the high-end hardware necessary to handle Ultra HD gaming and you don't mind a wobbly stand, Acer's...

Digitaltrends.com

15 September 2014

The Acer B286HK is a reasonably priced 28-inch UHD monitor that delivers a highly detailed image, good gray-scale reproduction, and solid gaming performance. It's loaded with features, too,...

PC Mag

User Reviews

(65)
Reviewed 15 November 2014 by Allan M.
(Verified Purchase)

28" is a reasonable size. Some people (like devs) might want an even larger monitor or a curved panel to really benefit from the available pixels. But 28" 4K is a useful jump from a 2k x 1k... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Joseph K.
(Verified Purchase)

Most OSes have trouble doing DPI scaling properly, especially on HiDi displays. Expect text and UI elements to look funky sometimes. That's the price of being an early adopter. If not for the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2015 by Dylan C.
(Verified Purchase)

Looking past the issues with the speakers, these are excellent displays. I didn't buy these with the intent to use the speakers, but I'm fascinated by the fact that they were even included in the... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by James S.
(Verified Purchase)

In order get 60hz 4k you need a good graphics card with display port 1.2, I've used this monitor on 2 systems one with a single Radeon 7970 and 2 780ti's in SLI Both worked well...

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by Mathew A.

Stand is a bit weak. Be sure it screws in properly!

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.99
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £102.55
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Energy Rating
0.51T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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