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15 Reasons For
Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Peter Clements mentioned in his review of this PC monitor “A beautiful montor in looks” and scored it 5 stars.
One Acer XB281HK reviewer thought it had good technical guidance. Richie he wrote “I'll try my best to help” in his review.
Good Product Quality
One person who reviewed the Acer XB281HK thought it was good quality.
One person who bought it wrote that it was well made. In January last year Richie gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Build quality is good and I only have a little bit of backlight bleed down each side” in his review of the Acer XB281HK.
Good Picture Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Richie mentioned in January last year “Images are really crisp and colours are great, I was expecting them to be washed out with it being a TN panel” in his review.
Just Released Seven Months Ago
This PC display has only been on the market for seven months. Newer PC displays like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
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Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantitys
The XB281HK is a four USB Type-A downstream ports quantity flatpanel monitor.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays
Acer medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Acer is one of the better rated brands.
This LCD screen has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including the S27E510C[pl_2792915_price], or the U28E850R[pl_3996084_price] both from Samsung or the Asus MX27UQ[plb_3737100_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the XB281HK, the XB281HK has a built-in speaker(s).
There are a number of other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at including the H277HK[pl_3696475_price], or the H277HK[pl_3976618_price] both from Acer or the AOC C3583FQ[plb_3271538_price] which has better reviews.
3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution of the Acer XB281HK 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 amongst all medium monitors that are a similar age to the XB281HK.
Amongst comparable types of PC display the worst resolution is 640 x 350.
Fairly High Height Adjustment
Across all the medium monitors that were released in the last year the height adjustments range from 10mm to 510mm. The XB281HK has a fairly high height adjustment (150 millimeters) compared to most of the other new LCD screens.
Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal
The XB281HK has a fairly big viewable size, horizontal (620.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other new medium monitors. The smallest viewable size, horizontal of medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the XB281HK is 290mm and the biggest is 820mm.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The display brightnesss of new medium monitors range from 200 cd/m² to 1,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The XB281HK has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other new similar spec LCD screens.
Very Fast Response Time
Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the XB281HK the response times range from 1ms to 20ms. At only 1 millisecond, the XB281HK has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other new medium monitors.
13 Reasons Against
Poor Expert Reviews
Expert review website straitstimes.com scored this LCD screen 60%. That puts this PC display in the bottom 12% of all the similar spec flatpanel monitors that were released in the last year.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the XB281HK do not have a built-in camera. The XB281HK is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] which also has a higher rating.
Most latest medium monitors are not 3D. The Acer XB281HK is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Asus PG248Q[plb_3700649_price], or the Benq ZOWIE XL2720[plb_3761444_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The Acer XB281HK does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XB281HK also do not have a card reader integrated.
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Running Costs Are High
This PC display has an energy efficiency classification of C, and the XB281HK is one of the less economic to run new medium monitors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the XB281HK is £98.
We think this Acer PC screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year. We checked 290 flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year and they range in price from £64 to £3,777.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens that were launched in the last year.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of PC monitors that came out in the last year is 0.5W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 4.9W. The XB281HK has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
Medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months have viewing angle, verticals of between 15° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. With a viewing angle, vertical of only 160 degrees, the XB281HK has one of the narrower viewing angle, verticals amongst medium monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
LCD screens that have been around for the last year have viewing angle, horizontals of between -5° and 180°. At only 170 degrees, the XB281HK has a quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the XB281HK.
Only One HDMI Ports Quantity
The Acer XB281HK is a one HDMI ports quantity PC screen.
Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year the weights range from 2.6g to 21kg. At 7.6 kilograms, the Acer XB281HK is fairly heavy compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec PC displays.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the XB281HK the annual energy consumptions range from 21kWh to 140kWh. When compared to other recently released similar spec LCD screens that we have assessed, the annual energy consumption of the Acer XB281HK of 87 kilowatt hours is one of the highest.
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