Acer B286HK vs Asus PB278Q vs Asus PB287

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Acer B286HK
Asus PB278Q
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1" bigger screen size Edit
The Acer B286HK has a screen size of 28"" (as does the Asus PB287), whereas the Asus PB278Q is only a 27"" PC monitor (1" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

95% more display colour count Edit
Acer B286HK is 16.77MM display colours. That's 15.77M more than the Asus PB287 (1,073.7MM).
4x faster response time Edit
The Acer B286HK is a 1msms response time PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB287. That's 4ms faster than the Asus PB278Q (1msms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

25% lower power consumption when off Edit
The Acer B286HK has a power consumption when off of 0.4WW, however the Asus PB287 is a 0.5WW power consumption when off PC monitor (0.1W higher).
5 Reasons For
18° wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a vertical viewing angle of 178°°, whereas the Asus PB287 is only a 160°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 178°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°°).
3% narrower Edit
Asus PB278Q is 643mmmm wide. That's 15.7mm narrower than the Acer B286HK (660.26mmmm) and 17.26mm narrower than the Asus PB287 (660.26mmmm).
Moderately better expert reviews
Based on 48 expert reviews, the average review score of the Asus PB278Q is 84%, whereas the average rating of the Acer B286HK is 80% (based on 4 reviews) and the average rating of the Asus PB287 is 81% (based on 73 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 285 user reviews, the average review score of the Asus PB278Q is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Acer B286HK is 74% (based on 65 reviews) and the average rating of the Asus PB287 is 82% (based on 262 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4% bigger screen size Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 28"" PC monitor, and so does the Acer B286HK. That's 1" bigger than the Asus PB278Q (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

4x faster response time Edit
The Asus PB287 has a response time of 1msms (as does the Acer B286HK), however the Asus PB278Q is a 5msms response time PC monitor (4ms slower). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Asus PB287 is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Asus PB278Q only has one HDMI port.
Higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 4WW RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 1W higher than the Asus PB278Q (4WW). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

2% shorter Edit
Asus PB287 is 380.67mmmm tall. That's 1.23mm shorter than the Acer B286HK (380.67mmmm) and 5.53mm shorter than the Asus PB278Q (380.67mmmm).
Marginally shallower Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 63.55mmmm deep PC monitor, whereas the Acer B286HK is a 64.5mmmm deep PC monitor (0.95mm deeper) and the Asus PB278Q is a 69.6mmmm deep PC monitor (6.05mm deeper).
Cheaper by $34
The Asus PB287 is $34 cheaper than the Acer B286HK.
Eighteen more awards
The Asus PB287 has 21 awards from expert review sites, but the Acer B286HK has 3 awards and the Asus PB278Q has 12 awards.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Only one HDMI port Edit
The Acer B286HK is a one HDMI port PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q, whereas the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports.
1.23mm taller Edit
Acer B286HK is 381.9mmmm tall, but the Asus PB278Q is a 386.2mmmm tall PC monitor (4.3mm taller) and the Asus PB287 is a 380.67mmmm tall PC monitor (1.23mm shorter).
2% deeper Edit
The Acer B286HK is a 64.5mmmm deep PC monitor. That's 5.1mm shallower than the Asus PB278Q (63.55mmmm) and 0.95mm deeper than the Asus PB287 (63.55mmmm).
Slightly wider Edit
Acer B286HK is 658.7mmmm wide, but the Asus PB278Q is a 643mmmm wide PC monitor (15.7mm narrower) and the Asus PB287 is a 660.26mmmm wide PC monitor (1.5599999999999mm wider).
$34 more expensive
The Acer B286HK is more expensive than the Asus PB287 by $34.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Acer B286HK has received 3 awards, the Asus PB278Q has received 12 awards and the Asus PB287 has received 21 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Acer B286HK is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus PB278Q is 84% (based on 48 reviews) and the Asus PB287 is 81% (based on 73 reviews).
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Acer B286HK is only 74%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus PB278Q is 91% (based on 285 reviews) and the Asus PB287 is 82% (based on 262 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 27"" PC monitor. That's 1" smaller than the Acer B286HK and the Asus PB287 (28""). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

4ms slower response time Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a response time of 5msms, however the Acer B286HK and the Asus PB287 are both 1msms response time PC monitors (4ms faster). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a one HDMI port PC monitor (as does the Acer B286HK), whereas the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports.
34% lower RMS rated audio power Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 3WW RMS rated audio power PC monitor. That's 1W lower than the Asus PB287 (4WW). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

Taller Edit
Asus PB278Q is 386.2mmmm tall. That's 4.3mm taller than the Acer B286HK (380.67mmmm) and 5.53mm taller than the Asus PB287 (380.67mmmm).
6.05mm deeper Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 69.6mmmm deep PC monitor, whereas the Acer B286HK is a 64.5mmmm deep PC monitor (5.1mm shallower) and the Asus PB287 is a 63.55mmmm deep PC monitor (6.05mm shallower).
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Older by over two years
The Asus PB278Q is two years older than the Acer B286HK and 19 months older than the Asus PB287.
Nine less awards
The Asus PB278Q has only received 12 awards, but the Asus PB287 has received 21 awards.
10 Reasons Against
Sixteen times less display colour count Edit
Asus PB287 is only 1,073.7MM display colours, but the Acer B286HK is a 16.77MM display colours PC monitor (15.77M more).
18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB287 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°°, whereas the Asus PB278Q is a 178°° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 170°° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB278Q (170°°).
One less DVI port Edit
The Asus PB287 has DVI ports, however the Asus PB278Q only has one DVI port.
20% higher power consumption when off Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 0.5WW power consumption when off PC monitor. That's 0.1W higher than the Acer B286HK (0.5WW).
Wider Edit
Asus PB287 is 660.26mmmm wide. That's 1.5599999999999mm wider than the Acer B286HK (660.26mmmm) and 17.26mm wider than the Asus PB278Q (660.26mmmm).
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Older by six months
The Asus PB287 is six months older than the Acer B286HK.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Asus PB287 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus PB278Q is 84% (based on 48 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Asus PB287 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus PB278Q is 91% (based on 285 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
12 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
chinese.vr-zone.com: Editor's Choice
datormagazin.se: Recommended
elektroniktest.dk: Silver
ferra.ru: Best Product
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hardware.info: Silver Award
hothardware.com: Recommended
noticias3d.com: Good Choice
overclock3d.net: Gold Award
technopat.net: Performance Award
uk.hardware.info: Silver
21 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended (A List)
altomdata.dk: Test Winner
awardfabrik.de: Golden Wheel
chip.com.my: Recommended
goldfries.com: Recommended Hardware
hardware.info: Excellent
hispazone.com: Recommended Product
itwriter.ru: Recommended
kitguru.net: Must Have
legitreviews.com: Recommended
overclock3d.net: Gold Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
techno-labs.com: Good Design
tek.no: Recommended
tomshardware.co.uk: Smart Buy
tomshardware.com: Smart Buy
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweaktown.com: Editor's Choice
ua.gecid.com: Gamer's Choice
uk.hardware.info: Gold
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 52 months Ago 33 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

No data No data No data

Display

Screen Size
28"
BEST
27" 28"
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
BEST
Display Type
 LED
BEST
 LED
 LED
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 75 30 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 89 24 - 99
Viewable Size Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 684.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 75 Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 89 Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.233 x 0.233 0.16 x 0.16
Display Colour Count
16.77M
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,073.7M
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
170°
Display Diagonal
71.1cm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² 300 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
Response Time
1ms
BEST
5ms 1ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort
1 1 1
HDMI Port
1 1 2
BEST
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1
BEST
1
BEST

Multimedia

RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 3W 4W
BEST
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 2

Design

Case Colour
 Grey
 Grey
 Grey

Ergonomics

Tilt Angle
-5 - 35 -5 - 20 20 - -5

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
 C
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption When Off
0.4W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Typical Power Consumption
39W
BEST
60W 60W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption
66kWh Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
BEST
 100 - 240
BEST
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Certificates

Certification
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
 TCO
 RoHS
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 12kg 10.6kg
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 470mm 465mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm 224mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 755mm
BEST
764mm
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 552.3mm 414mm
BEST
Depth With Stand
247.2mm 218mm
BEST
220.06mm
Width With Stand
658.7mm 643mm
BEST
660mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 7.9kg
Height
381.9mm 386.2mm 380.67mm
BEST
Depth
64.5mm 69.6mm 63.55mm
BEST
Width
658.7mm 643mm
BEST
660.26mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
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