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Acer B286HK PC Monitor

£398.91
28" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
C
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £102.55 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Does not have image ghosting
64 Reviews + 3 Awards
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
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Does Not Have Image Ghosting

Twenty-two people reckoned that the Acer B286HK did not have image ghosting. Website Newegg.com wrote three years ago “Previously, ghosting and flashing to black screen was the order of the day on the stock cable” in their review of this PC monitor but they scored this PC monitor a maximum of 5 stars. They also said “Once I got the new cable all ghosting disappeared and the monitor stopped flashing to a black screen” in their review. And also wrote “Odd ghosting behind the mouse curser in Windows 8”.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a wide viewing angle. Website Tomsguide.com said in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode” however despite that they gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Website Newegg.com wrote “Don't because of the viewing angle”. They also mentioned “Viewing angle is workable with two of such monitor laying horizontally” in their review.

Five owners who purchased it concluded that it did not have a flickering image. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Half screen flickering at 60HZ with display port, "no signal when computer wake up from sleep” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “I have attributed the problems noted above (the flickering and random shut-offs) to these cables” in their review. And also mentioned “Two of the three monitors I bought have terrible flickering problems”.

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This LCD screen was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites PC Mag and Tomsguide.com, both of which wrote that this flatpanel monitor was exceptional.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that they would recommend this PC screen. This flatpanel monitor received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This flatpanel monitor has an average expert rating of 80% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, tomsguide.com and Digitaltrends.com.

User Reviews Are Average

The average user rating of this PC screen is 73 out of 100 based on 66 user reviews. 67% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Acer Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 4,262 user and expert reviews (including 789 verified purchases), Acer has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a Acer LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people considered that it was noisy. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Obviously I am not planning to use this speaker, however, I can always hear a buzzing noise coming out of this built-in speaker ev” in their review of this PC monitor however they still gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Annoying high pitched noise when screen is mostly whitescrolling (think Excel Word” in their review. And also wrote “It's not super loud, so I thought maybe I'd get used to it.”.

Noisy

Three people considered that it was noisy. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Obviously I am not planning to use this speaker, however, I can always hear a buzzing noise coming out of this built-in speaker ev” in their review of this PC monitor however they still gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Annoying high pitched noise when screen is mostly whitescrolling (think Excel Word” in their review. And also wrote “It's not super loud, so I thought maybe I'd get used to it.”.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the B286HK in September 2014.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this Acer PC screen is C, and the average 8 year running cost of the B286HK is £103 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,092 similar spec PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer B286HK has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC monitors of a similar age and spec to this flatpanel monitor.

Alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the BDM3270 (£384.24), or the 288P6 (£363.41) both from Philips or the Viewsonic VX2475SMHL-4K (£349).

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Features

Generous Feature Set

Seven owners who reviewed the Acer B286HK mentioned that it had good features. Website Tomsguide.com said “Helpful bells and whistles” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Generous feature set” in their review. Website Newegg.com said “4K, great features, good price”.


Packaging Content

Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer B286HK is more than most medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this Acer flatpanel monitor.

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Ports & Interfaces

Only One HDMI Port

The Acer B286HK is a one HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Display

Quite Fast Response Time

The response time of the Acer B286HK of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest amongst PC displays that have been available for a similar time to this PC monitor. The fastest response time of medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC screen is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Structurally

Two owners reckoned that it was good structurally. Website Newegg.com rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Monitor Construction is just fantastic”.

Two people considered that it was thin. Three years ago website Newegg.com said “Looks good on your desk with a relatively thin bezel” in their review of this PC monitor. Doc wrote in their review of this PC monitor “It has a very thin and treble based noise which gives me a headache” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Price

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Pricey

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of a comparable type and age. The price range of PC monitors of a comparable type and age is from £49 to £9,999.

Good Value for Money

Fourty-seven customers who reviewed the Acer B286HK concluded that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “This Monitor offers allot for its lower price in the segment”. Expert review site Tomsguide.com wrote two years ago “The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution; and a plethora of display options at a reasonable price”. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “The Acer B286HK is a reasonably priced 28-inch UHD monitor that delivers a highly detailed image, good gray-scale reproduction”.


Design

Good Quality

Eighteen people thought this PC monitor was good quality. Website Newegg.com said “This is just my preference, despite the great quality of the stands”. They also wrote “Quality looks good using 30hz with Hdmi Crips Image” in their review. And also mentioned “Good build quality”.

Good Looking

Sixteen customers who reviewed the Acer B286HK agreed that it was good looking. Website Newegg.com mentioned “All that while still being pretty stable on the stan”. They also wrote “Beautiful picture, plenty of inputs, USB 3.0 also” in their review. And also said “Gaming is absolutely beautiful on this monitor”.

Four owners mentioned that it was well designed. Website Newegg.com said “The primary purpose that I purchased this monitor is for graphics design using various mainstream platforms”. They also mentioned “This screen does offer a good 4K experience for people that are into productivity such as graphic design or video editing” in their review. And also wrote “Sturdy, pleasant looking stands and design”.

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was ergonomic. Three years ago Pcmag.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site PC Mag “It's loaded with features, too, including an ergonomic stand” in their review of this PC monitor.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was neat.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Website Newegg.com scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “4K 60FPS is pretty much impossible to attain with any single card at max settings in modern games.”. They also mentioned “The menu options are as good as any other monitor I've owned except for my Asus photo editing centric monitor” in their review. And also wrote “Good feel to the menu buttonsOSD navigation”.

Six people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was easy to use. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “You can set all required picture elements including full RGB control, etc”. They also mentioned “PIP is handy as well” in their review. And also wrote “The Acer's OSD display is easy to use and, as noted in a web review, offers a level of fine-tuning not found in other TN 4K monitors”.

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Website Newegg.com wrote “Easy to setup” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Well Made

Nineteen customers who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Website Newegg.com wrote “I was most impressed with the very good construction of this monitor” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “My collection of USB 3.0 devices is growing constantly, so to have a hub built into my monitor is really great” in their review. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the Acer B286HK a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Solid gaming performance”.

Four people who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. Three years ago website Newegg.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Very sturdy and very easy to shift up”. They also mentioned “Sturdy and nicely adjustable stand” in their review. And also said “Robust stand”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer america umpb6aa003, visipax prumpb6aa003, acer b286hkymjdpprz, acer america b286hk, visipax umpb6aa003, visipax 3840x2160, acer umpb6aa003, visipax b286hk, acer 3840x2160, acer 4k2k
Barcodes 00009504605612, 00012304350668, 00014445246558, 00080479683201, 00728810332509, 00779184245032, 00801940469670, 00804067217858, 00804904100138, 00807320206026, 00809394585892, 00887899681042, 04713147416349

Acer B286HK Review Sources

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