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Acer XB280HK PC Monitor

£349.99
28" 100000000:1 LED Flat Nov 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Screen Shape Release Date £111.42 Electricity cost over 5 years
Twelve industry awards
Good value for money
Not good value for money
90 Reviews + 12 Awards
pcper.com Gold Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice kitguru.net Worth Buying hothardware.com Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

Amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago, this PC screen is one of the most awarded by experts in flatpanel monitors.

This medium monitor was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Hothardware.com, Digitaltrends.com and Tomshw.it all of whom wrote that this PC display was excellent.

The writers at two more expert review sites both decided that this PC display was fantastic and gave it one of their highest awards. Pcper.com and Insidehardware.it both gave this LCD screen a "Gold" award.

Two other expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this PC screen. This Acer PC screen received a "Recommended" award from both Thg.ru and Vido.com.ua.

This PC display was given a "Value for Money" award by review sites Hardware.info who wrote that this PC screen was great for its price.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, pcworld.pl and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this PC display is 81%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, XB280HK owners rated this PC display 81 out of 100. 35 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this PC display either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews

We checked 4,255 expert and user reviews (including 791 verified purchases) for Acer flatpanel monitors and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors. 93% of those that bought a Acer LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Smart TV

Limited Video Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Acer XB280HK was not good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus said three years ago “Limited video connectivity”.


Performance

Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC

The Acer XB280HK supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to this PC monitor which do not support NVIDIA G-SYNC.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Acer XB280HK has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to this PC display which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Price

Not Good Value for Money

Ten owners who bought the product agreed that it was not good value for money. Newegg.com said in their review of the Acer XB280HK two years ago “Price is high” . Newegg.com also said “Cost is a bit high; Asus ROG Swift monitor arguably a better buy.” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “If I had to pick one thing it would be the price.” in their review.

Three people who bought it wrote that it was expensive. Amazon.co.uk mentioned last year “A bit pricey” .

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Good Value for Money

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

Expensive

Three people who bought it wrote that it was expensive. Amazon.co.uk mentioned last year “A bit pricey” .

Expensive

The price range of flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type is from £46 to £9,999. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type.


Features

Good Features

One person considered that it had good features. Three years ago Newegg.com said “Great Extra Features” in their Acer XB280HK review.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the XB280HK in April 2017.


Energy

Very High Running Costs

The XB280HK has an average 8 year running cost of £112 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 1,088 medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XB280HK does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC displays that have been available for a similar time to this PC monitor which have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC monitor and we think the iiyama GB2773HS (£348.39); or the Viewsonic VX2475SMHL-4K (£351.99), or the Asus PB278Q (£336.55) are also worth considering.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The XB280HK has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as this LCD screen.

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Display

Has an HDCP

The Acer XB280HK has an HDCP, as do most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to this PC display.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

Flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to this LCD screen have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. At only 160 degrees, the XB280HK has a fairly narrow viewing angle, vertical compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to this PC monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

At only 1 millisecond, the Acer XB280HK has a very fast response time compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to this PC display. LCD screens that were launched around the same time as this PC monitor have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.

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Weight & Dimensions

Thick

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was thick. Newegg.com wrote “Bezel is about 58 of an inch around the top and sides a little thicker on the bottom”.

One person thought it was good structurally. Pluckybrit said “The Swift has a more premium feel to it's construction and provides an exceptional frame rate, I prefer a smooth gaming experience so the Swift wins for me” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Webcam

One person said in their reviews that it had a good webcam.

Good Sound Quality

One owner who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it had good sound quality. Will wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Sound quality is great- no complaints” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Refresh Rate

Six customers thought the Acer XB280HK had good picture quality. John F. wrote “The image quality is perfectly fine so long as you are able to sit straight-on both horizontally” in his Acer XB280HK review. Amazon Customer wrote in their Acer XB280HK review on Amazon.co.uk “I don't really care that much as I have an ace graphics card installed” and gave the product a score of 9 stars. Nathan said on Amazon.co.uk “I cannot begin to describe how good games look in 4k - Battlefield 4 (with Ultra graphics settings) is unbelievably beautiful”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had a good refresh rate. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “G-Sync capable (dynamic refresh rate” nonetheless they only scored it 1 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “G-SYNC makes frame rendering rates above and below the monitors refresh rate unnoticeable” in their review. Stephen Chance said in his review of this PC monitor “Check refresh rate by selecting Advanced Options -> Monitor”.

Three people who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had a sharp image. Newegg.com mentioned “Outstanding picture quality and sharpness removes the need for Anti-Aliasing” in their review of this PC monitor. Kamil Skalny mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon.co.uk “Best picture quality/sharpness you will get ONLY in it's native 4k resolution”. Kamil Skalny also mentioned “On Windows 8.1 and Chrome no problem with scaling or sharpness of font” in their review.

Two owners agreed that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Digital Versus “It's a good UHD display with exceptional responsiveness and decent colours”. Kamil Skalny said “However, compare to my previous Iiyama E24821HS FullHD NT, colours are amazing”.

Two people who purchased this PC monitor agreed that it had image ghosting. Newegg.com mentioned in their Acer XB280HK review two years ago “I personally dont notice any ghosting”. Newegg.com also mentioned “I have not seen any ghosting or any lag whatsoever in my few months with the monitor” in their review.

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Design

Good Quality

Seventeen people wrote in their reviews that the Acer XB280HK was good quality. Also two years ago Newegg.com said “Excellent build overall with high quality quad-fecta adjustable stand (tilt, pivot, height” but even so they rated it 1 stars. Newegg.com also mentioned “Build quality” in their review. Two years ago expert review site Kitguru.net mentioned “The picture quality is good for gaming”.

Good Looking

Fourteen customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Newegg.com said two years ago “Very good color and an even appearance, especially considering it is a TN panel” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Pretty good colors” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “The picture is beautiful and 4k is amazing” in their review.

Twelve owners who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was smooth. Newegg.com mentioned “Good looking and smooth display” in their review of the Acer XB280HK however they only rated it 1 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “It still feels just as butter smooth as 60 FPS because of G-sync which is very helpful at this stage of the game with 4k” in their review. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag three years ago “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 of this PC monitor.

Two customers who purchased it reckoned that it was well designed. Digital Versus mentioned “Design of the stand” in their Acer XB280HK review. Anartik wrote on Tigerdirect.com two years ago “The packing design was amazing and there was no damage”.

Two customers considered that the product was ugly. G. Jaskiewicz said “When you scroll on the window, there's a ghosting effect - looks very ugly” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Steve Stagg said in his review of this PC monitor two years ago “Not very intuitive to use, with an ugly pixellated OSD”.

One customer who bought it concluded that it was ergonomic. Expert website Anandtech.com said in their review of this PC monitor “On a subjective ergonomic perspective”.

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Well Made

Ten customers who bought the product considered that it was well made. Newegg.com said two years ago “The stand is solid and assembly took about 30 sec without opening the instructions” in their review of this PC monitor. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Solid Color” in their review of the Acer XB280HK. Willie A. gave it a score of 7 stars and he mentioned on Newegg.com “Otherwise, this is an very solid monitor”.

Three owners who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Newegg.com wrote in their review of the Acer XB280HK “The stand had a wide range of motion and was very sturdy” but they scored this PC monitor 1 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “Very durable stand and very easy to install” in their review. Three years ago Brendan G. said on Newegg.com “I find it rather sturdy” and scored the product 7 stars.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Seven owners said in their reviews that the Acer XB280HK was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned “Easy menus” in their review of this PC monitor yet they rated it 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also wrote “My gtx 970 didn't have a problem running WoW, Diablo, or LoL at a constant 60 fps at 4k max settings” in their review. Expert website Anandtech.com scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “The menu system is very good”.

Three owners thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Newegg.com mentioned “It's not as comfortable as, say, 150 scaling.”. Three years ago Kamil Skalny wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Somehow smooth enough to play really comfortable with AA off”. Kamil Skalny also said “Scale itself, looks grate, text is large enough to comfortable browse web etc” in their review.

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Hotrodatl wrote “The wireless function is easy to setup and allows more flexibility in webcam placement than the built-in webcam” in their Acer XB280HK review. Sterling wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “It is very easy to set up and you can use VESA mounts.”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to assemble. Two years ago Newegg.com said “Easy to put together”. Two people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to use. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “OSD buttons on front of panel and easy to use” .

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Handles fast paced games just fine unless you are coming from a 120Hz monitor” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer xb280hkbprz, acer umpb0aa001, acer 4k2k
Barcodes 00734911166202, 00745734238410, 00801947279838, 00807030485605, 00809186262512, 00809385656891, 00887899665660, 04713147435593, 04713147435630, 08878996656608

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