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Acer B286HK PC Monitor

PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product
28" 100000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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13 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both wrote that this LCD screen was excellent and gave it their highest award. This flatpanel monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Tomsguide.com.

This PC screen received a "Recommended" from Digitaltrends.com who concluded that this medium monitor was good.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and tomsguide.com this flatpanel monitor has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this flatpanel monitor rated it as 73 out of 100.

Nice Design

Some Acer B286HK reviewers who bought it thought it was ergonomic. One person who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Tomsguide.com said “The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution;”.

Good Technical Features

Some Acer B286HK owners who reviewed this PC monitor wrote that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote two years ago “It's loaded with features, too, including an ergonomic stand” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. Tomsguide.com gave this PC monitor a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Helpful bells and whistles”. Tomsguide.com also wrote “Generous feature set”.

Robust

One person who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site PC Mag “Solid gaming performance”.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Acer has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.

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LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other PC screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VP2770[plb_1427446_price], the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price], and the Samsung U28D590D[plb_3828094_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer B286HK has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq BL2710[plb_1729060_price], the Eizo FlexScan EV2436WFS[plb_1716855_price], or the Asus MX299[plb_1584809_price].

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer B286HK is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most common resolution.

This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of LCD screen is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

At 71.1 centimeters, the Acer B286HK has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC displays that were launched more than two years ago. The average display diagonal of PC monitors that were released more than two years ago is 66cm.

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Has Four Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Acer B286HK is more than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to it. This PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC displays that are a comparable age to the B286HK. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this Acer PC monitor.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The Acer B286HK has a very fast response time (only 1 millisecond) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average response time of PC monitors that are a comparable age to the B286HK is 6.1ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who purchased it thought it did not have a wide viewing angle. Last year Tomsguide.com mentioned “Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode”.

Not 3D Compatible

The Acer B286HK is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the BL2710[pl_1729060_price], or the XL2720[pl_1548412_price] both from Benq or the Acer XB280HK[plb_2431334_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Acer B286HK does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 271P4QPJ[plb_1445410_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec, the Acer B286HK does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the B286HK have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Acer B286HK which has one HDMI port.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the B286HK is 0.02kWh and the highest is 29,000kWh. At 66 kilowatt hours, the Acer B286HK has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer B286HK

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this PC display was released.

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3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice tomsguide.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product

Expert Reviews

(4)
3 September 2015

The Acer B286HK offers gorgeous, accurate colors; full 4K resolution; and a plethora of display options at a reasonable price...

Tomsguide.com

Full 4K resolution
Vibrant colors
Simpl, robust interface
Helpful bells and whistles
Good performance overall
Difficult setup
Only two simultaneous inputs
Wobbly stand
4K at 60Hz requires use of DisplayPort
Poor viewing angle when in portrait mode
21 January 2015

Yes, we are declaring this the golden age of monitors, now that Acer's B268HK Ultra High Definition monitor with 3840 x 2160 pixels can be bought for just under $600. Look at those pixel numbers:... Read more…

18 September 2014

If you're willing to navigate the current complications of 4K tech, or you're a gamer with the high-end hardware necessary to handle Ultra HD gaming and you don't mind a wobbly stand, Acer's...

Digitaltrends.com

15 September 2014

The Acer B286HK is a reasonably priced 28-inch UHD monitor that delivers a highly detailed image, good gray-scale reproduction, and solid gaming performance. It's loaded with features, too,...

PC Mag

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 November 2014 by Allan M.
(Verified Purchase)

28" is a reasonable size. Some people (like devs) might want an even larger monitor or a curved panel to really benefit from the available pixels. But 28" 4K is a useful jump from a 2k x 1k... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Joseph K.
(Verified Purchase)

Most OSes have trouble doing DPI scaling properly, especially on HiDi displays. Expect text and UI elements to look funky sometimes. That's the price of being an early adopter. If not for the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2015 by Dylan C.
(Verified Purchase)

Looking past the issues with the speakers, these are excellent displays. I didn't buy these with the intent to use the speakers, but I'm fascinated by the fact that they were even included in the... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by James S.
(Verified Purchase)

In order get 60hz 4k you need a good graphics card with display port 1.2, I've used this monitor on 2 systems one with a single Radeon 7970 and 2 780ti's in SLI Both worked well...

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by Mathew A.

Stand is a bit weak. Be sure it screws in properly!

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Electricity cost when switched on $48.19
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Total running cost over 5 years $50.54
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00009504605612, 00012304350668, 00014445246558, 00080479683201, 00728810332509, 00779184245032, 00801940469670, 00804067217858, 00804904100138, 00807320206026, 00809394585892, 00887899681042, 04713147416349, 08878996810420

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