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Acer XB281HK

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Acer XB281HK

£529.99
Acer XB281HK
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A top of the range and fairly new 28" PC display, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money
28" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels No 1ms Jan 2017 C
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Acer Predator XB281HK 28inch Gaming Monitor (16:9, 1 ms, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 Hub) - Black/Red
£529.99
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Acer UM.PX1EE.001 - Predator 4k2k XB281HK 28" 3840x2160 TN G-Sync Gaming Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red
£688.00
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28" Acer XB281HK Predator XB1 4K NVIDIA G-Sync v2 Gaming Monitor TN, 3840x2160, (Brand new, unopened) - on
£575.64
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Acer XB281HKbmiprz 28" 4K2K G-Sync Monitor
£595.98
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Acer XB281HK 28" LED 1ms Gaming Monitor - 4K G-Sync HDMI 3840 x 2160 HDMI DP (Brand new, unopened) - on
£602.49
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£611.12
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Acer Predator XB281HK 28inch Gaming Monitor- Black/Red (Brand new, unopened)
£678.86
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£300.00
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
Purchase price £529.99. APR 16.9%.
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£579.75
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16.9% APR for 24 Months
Purchase price £529.99. APR 16.9%.
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£628.28
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Purchase price £595.98. APR 14.9%.
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£645.17
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Purchase price £595.98. APR 18.9%.
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£652.46
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Purchase price £595.98. APR 14.9%.
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£668.74
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Paypal 24 months
Purchase price £595.98. APR 14.9%.
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£692.85
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£707.89
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£766.44
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Acer XB281HK Review

With excellent features and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Acer XB281HK number 222 in best selling monitors, number 841 in medium monitors and number 862 across all PC monitors.
87
Reviews
16 Reviews
57
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
13 Months Old
65
Running Costs
£79 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this LCD screen to others. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC display is slightly out of date, and newer PC monitors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC displays 2018.
This PC monitor has an energy efficiency classification of C, and its running costs of £79 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
Customers report it is robust.
It has some great features:
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Front
Screen size
Color gamut
Fast refresh
Seize control
Predator gameview
Predator eyeprotect
Back
Nvidia g-synctm
Bigger than average display diagonal
ZeroFrame
New smooth
Pixel power
WQHD
IPS
Predator xb1
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Faster than average response time
NVIDIA

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £399.98 at Ebuyer 23 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 57% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Acer XB281HK In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This PC display has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including straitstimes.com, techmagnifier.com, everyeye.it and digitalone.com.sg.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 9 user reviews this PC screen has an overall user rating of 89%. Over 77% of reviewers gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made.

Very Good Brand

Based on 8,715 expert and owner reviews (including 1,820 verified purchases), Acer has very good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. 95% of those that bought a Acer PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is less than 18 months old, however at £529.99 it is in the most expensive 12% of PC monitors.

Price Has Gone Up by £130 (25%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Acer XB281HK and the United Kingdom price of £529.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $599.99 (£826.67).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This PC screen is rated C for energy efficiency, and the XB281HK is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the XB281HK is £79.

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Age

Released 13 Months Ago

Acer released the XB281HK in January 2017.

Features

3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The XB281HK has a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. This PC display also has a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The best resolution of all PC screens is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all flatpanel monitors is 25", with the smallest being 3.5" and the biggest being 95". The Acer XB281HK's display diagonal of 28" is bigger than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is bigger than 87% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Response Time

Flatpanel monitors have response times of between 1ms and 55ms, and the average response time is 5.5ms. The XB281HK's response time of only 1ms is faster than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the fastest 5% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XB281HK has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of LCD screens do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The XB281HK has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 81% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Acer XB281HK's contrast ratio (typical) of 1,000 is relatively average compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 40% of all PC displays when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Stand Included

The XB281HK has a stand included, which is unusual. 84% of flatpanel monitors do not have a stand included.

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Only Has DisplayPort, HDMI and 1 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the XB281HK is more than most flatpanel monitors. This flatpanel monitor has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on LCD screens. The cables included "HDMI" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this Acer PC monitor.

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Supports NVIDIA G-Sync

The Acer XB281HK supports NVIDIA G-Sync, unlike 98% of flatpanel monitors which do not support NVIDIA G-Sync.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer predatorxb281hkbmiprz, acer xb281hkbmiprz, acer umpx1ee001, acer 3840x2160, umpx1aa001, acer 4k2k

Barcodes:

00888863460366

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