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Acer XB280HK PC Monitor

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28" LED 658.7mm Nov 2014
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17 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This medium monitor is one of the most highly awarded of all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

The editors of three expert review sites all thought that this Acer LCD screen was brilliant and gave it their highest award. Hothardware.com and Digitaltrends.com both gave this Acer PC display an "Editor's Choice" award and it received an "Editor Recommended" award from Tomshw.it.

This PC display received a "Gold" from both Pcper.com and Insidehardware.it, both of which said that this Acer flatpanel monitor was exceptional.

This medium monitor received a "Recommended" from both Thg.ru and Vido.com.ua, both of which said that this flatpanel monitor was good.

Hardware.info decided that this Acer PC monitor was good value for money and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Ten experts from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and kitguru.net have rated this Acer PC display on average 81 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 39 user reviews the average user rating of this Acer PC monitor is 83 out of 100.

Good Value for Money

Hardware.info highlighted in their review that this Acer PC monitor provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com scored the Acer XB280HK 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Acer XB280HK “It's a good UHD display with exceptional responsiveness and decent colours”.

One person who purchased it wrote that it had good picture quality.

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Nice Design

One Acer XB280HK reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Acer XB280HK was smooth. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Acer XB280HK is a 28-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that utilizes Nvidia's G-Sync technology to deliver smooth gaming performance” in their review.

One customer said in their reviews that the Acer XB280HK was ergonomic. Expert website Anandtech.com mentioned “On a subjective ergonomic perspective” in their Acer XB280HK review.

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Easy to Use

One Acer XB280HK owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Three years ago Digitaltrends.com said “The Acer XB280HK is the first gaming monitor we've ever reviewed that truly improved our playing experience” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One Acer XB280HK owner who bought this PC monitor thought it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Anandtech.com wrote “The menu system is very good and easy to navigate” in their review of the Acer XB280HK.

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Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it considered that it was good quality. Expert website Kitguru.net mentioned in their review of the Acer XB280HK “The picture quality is good for gaming”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased the Acer XB280HK wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert website Anandtech.com wrote “There are four USB 3.0 ports, with two on the side that provide quick access for flash drives” in their review.

Reasonably Priced

One Acer XB280HK reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Kitguru.net gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Displays that offer resolutions of 4K (and higher) are now priced within reach of the average consumer”.

Acer Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

On average Acer medium monitors have good reviews as do all LCD screens manufactured by Acer.

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LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the LG 29UB65[plb_2148069_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], or the LG 29UM65[plb_3356557_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

With a height adjustment of 155 millimeters, the XB280HK has one of the highest height adjustments amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. Medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago have height adjustments of between 13mm and 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the XB280HK is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 3840 x 2160 supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best resolution across all medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XB280HK.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of flatpanel monitor is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The Acer XB280HK has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (71.1 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The smallest display diagonal (metric) of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is 28cm and the biggest is 590cm.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The XB280HK has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of a similar spec and age to the XB280HK. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The average response time of flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the XB280HK is 6.2ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 69ms. When compared to other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XB280HK, the response time of the XB280HK of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

Most LCD screens that are a similar age to the XB280HK have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Acer XB280HK which has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker(s). The XB280HK is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Asus MX299[plb_1584809_price]; or the iiyama GB2773HS[plb_2014648_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The XB280HK is not 3D. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you want a PC display that is 3D then you might want to look at the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XB280HK does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the XB280HK also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The XB280HK does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the XB280HK also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Expensive

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago. We checked 507 similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago and they range in price from £46 to £2,475.

Only HD HD Type

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

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the Acer XB280HK has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The viewing angle, verticals of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the XB280HK range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer XB280HK

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the XB280HK over two years ago.

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the XB280HK is £69 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 993 medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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TV Tuner Integrated
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12 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(27)
9 September 2015

The Acer XB280HK Predator is undoubtedly a good monitor. The picture quality is good for gaming and it's currently the only display on the market to offer both 4K and G-Sync.However, it excels in...

Kitguru.net

28 January 2015

On a subjective ergonomic perspective, the Acer does many things well. The menu system is very good and easy to navigate. There are four USB 3.0 ports, with two on the side that provide quick...

23 December 2014

The Acer XB280HK is a 28-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that utilizes Nvidia's G-Sync technology to deliver smooth gaming performance...

10 November 2014

The XB280HK doesn't really fit in with the rest of the monitors out there, but perhaps it's just a trail-blazer... In any case, it's a good UHD display with exceptional responsiveness and decent...

29 September 2014

Chris Burns After previewing the G-Sync technology all the way back in December of 2013, we've been chomping at the bit to get the chance to check out a real-deal consumer-ready G-Sync...

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User Reviews

(39)
Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Kelvin H.
(Verified Purchase)

I had narrowed down my choices of monitor between this and the 1440P ROG swift. This won, obviously. For me, the reason why I chose this is because when I set out to build my pc about 6 months... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2014 by Jeffrey S.
(Verified Purchase)

At this point there have been enough reviews that you are getting a good idea of what owners think of this monitor. I wanted to address a couple issues I was wondering about when trying to decide... Read more…

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Damon B.
(Verified Purchase)

Includes USB 3.0 cable for connecting to PC, as well as a no-name DP cable, both of which are <5ft long. Ordered mine with a 10ft cable after reading other reviews (NewEgg Item N82E16882678027)... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Brad K.
(Verified Purchase)

I was disappointed to learn that Diablo III still doesn't support gsync. Every other game I tried worked fine with gsync, but be warned that there are a small percent of games that do not work... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2015 by Robert A.

I submitted a RMA and I'm going to exchange it. If I can actually get one that works for more than a few hours I'll up my rating. I wouldn't pay asking price for this thing in a million years. But... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
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Total running cost over 5 years £108.96
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 4k2, acer 4k2k, acer 100m1, acer xb280, acer xb280h, acer xb280hk, acer 380x2160, acer xb280hkb, acer xb280hkbp, acer umpb0ee005, acer xb280hkbpr, acer xb280hkbprz
Barcodes 00887899665660, 04713147435593, 04713147435630, 08878996656608

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