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Acer XB281HK PC Monitor

28" Flat Jan 2017
Display Diagonal Screen Shape Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date £128.19 Electricity cost over 5 years
Only released four months ago
Has a stand included
13 Reviews

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Only Released Four Months Ago

The XB281HK was only relased by Acer four months ago. Newer flatpanel monitors like this one are likely to use better technology.



The XB281HK supports NVIDIA G-SYNC. Most of the other recently released medium monitors do not support NVIDIA G-SYNC.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The XB281HK has a built-in USB hub. Most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to this LCD screen do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Acer Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 4,262 expert and owner reviews (including 789 verified purchases), Acer has good reviews for its flatpanel monitors. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Acer LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Packaging Content

Has a Stand Included

The Acer XB281HK has a stand included. Most of the other new PC screens also have a stand included.

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Has Three Cables Included

The Acer XB281HK has a greater number of cables included than most similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC monitor. The cables included DisplayPort, HDMI and USB are also found on this PC display.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer XB281HK has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays that have been around for a similar time to this LCD screen also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the XB281HK is £129 over 8 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run new flatpanel monitors.


Has an Energy Star Certified

The XB281HK has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to this PC display.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for the last year, the XB281HK's response time of only 1 millisecond is one of the fastest. The average response time of latest flatpanel monitors is 5.3ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 22ms.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer predatorxb281hkbmiprz, acer acexb281hkbmiprzdix, acer xb281hkbmiprz, acer umpx1ee001, acer 3840x12160, acer 3840x2160, acer n156510w, pumps xb281hk, acer 300cdm2, acer 100m1, acer 4k2k
Barcodes 00635131604799, 00888863460366, 04053162996618, 04713392252372

Acer XB281HK Review Sources

To prepare this Acer XB281HK review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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