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Acer Predator XB281HK
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Acer Predator XB281HK PC Monitor

28" LED 659mm Aug 2015
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Best Seller

The Predator XB281HK is a popular choice of PC display.

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys

Most PC monitors of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Predator XB281HK which has four USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

Medium monitors manufactured by Acer have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Acer also has good reviews across its entire range.

LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to it.

We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC monitor and we think a cheaper LCD screen such as the HP 24cw[plb_3007371_price] or you might consider a better rated LCD screen such as the Eizo FlexScan EV2736W[plb_1720119_price], and the Philips BDM3490UC[plb_3846531_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer Predator XB281HK has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Predator XB281HK also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include the Eizo FlexScan EV2736W[plb_1720119_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer S277HK wmidpp[plb_2693769_price] which is cheaper.

Other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the Samsung S24E650MW[plb_2980486_price].

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

The Acer Predator XB281HK has a fairly many display colour count (1,070 million) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec. The average display colour count of medium monitors that were released one year ago is 160M.

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Quite High Height Adjustment

With a height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Predator XB281HK has a fairly high height adjustment compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the Predator XB281HK. The lowest height adjustment of medium monitors that are a similar age to the Predator XB281HK is 17mm, the highest is 180mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

Across all the comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the Predator XB281HK the viewable size, horizontals range from 290mm to 800mm. At 620.9 millimeters, the Acer Predator XB281HK has a quite big viewable size, horizontal compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the Predator XB281HK.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

The Predator XB281HK has a fairly big viewable size, vertical (341.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the Predator XB281HK. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the Predator XB281HK the viewable size, verticals range from 230mm to 700mm, and the average viewable size, vertical is 320mm.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed the response time of, the Predator XB281HK's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. The fastest response time of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the Predator XB281HK is 1ms, the slowest is 25ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of this type and age, the Predator XB281HK does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the Predator XB281HK, the Acer Predator XB281HK is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the Predator XB281HK do not have a card reader integrated. The Acer Predator XB281HK is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated including the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price].

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Very High Running Costs

The Predator XB281HK is in the most expensive 16% of all 486 PC monitors of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the Predator XB281HK will cost £82 over 5 years to run.

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Not Cheap

Medium monitors that have been around for more than a year range in price from £64 to £4,006. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.

Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and type to the Predator XB281HK the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Acer Predator XB281HK has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released one year ago.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Predator XB281HK has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the Predator XB281HK the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the Predator XB281HK is 18°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the Predator XB281HK has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.6 kilograms, the Predator XB281HK is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the Predator XB281HK. The average weight of medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Predator XB281HK is 4.9kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Predator XB281HK

Released Over a Year Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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Viewing Angle, Vertical
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USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
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USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Pivot Angle
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling
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VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Pivot
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Power
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £125.63
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £128.19
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 Predator XB281HKuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.64T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162996618, 04713392252372, 05054629904442

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