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Acer CB281HK PC Monitor

25" 100000000:1 LED Apr 2016
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
CB1 Series monitors are designed for a great visual experience. With vivid high-resolution, clarity and comfort, they produce sharp images and true-to-life colour. The also come packed with... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This flatpanel monitor received a rating of 76 out of 100 from PC monitor expert review website PC Welt.de.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Brilliant picture quality and a leap from 1080p” and scored this PC monitor 5 stars. Goonerjed wrote on Amazon in November this year “Using at a second screen for my macbook pro, I was really surprised at the quality, nice looking”. Kblondel scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “At 60Hz the experience is just quality, no ghosting, brilliant colours, just awesome”.

Nice Design

Two Acer CB281HK reviewers agreed that it was good looking. Goonerjed wrote on Amazon this month “Nice looking and the screen is a dream” and scored this PC monitor very highly.

Robust

One person who reviewed the Acer CB281HK concluded that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The monitor is sturdy”.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer CB281HK reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This medium monitor was only released eight months ago.

Acer Has Good PC Display Reviews

Acer is one of the superior LCD screen brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Acer also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec LCD screens that have been around for the last year.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The CB281HK has a built-in speaker. Most of the other recently released PC monitors also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the BE270U ($487.15), or the Predator XB271HU ($635.99) both from Acer.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the LG 34UM68-P ($349.00) is also worth considering.

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2160p Video Mode

The CB281HK has a maximum resolution of 2160p. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found video mode of 1080p.

This PC display's resolution (2160p) is actually the best resolution amongst all medium monitors that were released in the last year.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC display is 480p.

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Fairly Many Display Colour Count

With a display colour count of 1,070 million, the Acer CB281HK has a quite many display colour count compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year. The average display colour count of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the CB281HK is 220M.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The CB281HK has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) (which is also found on this flatpanel monitor). Medium monitors that were released in the last year graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Has Four Cables Included

The CB281HK has a greater number of cables included than most PC screens that came out in the last 12 months. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the CB281HK. The cables included "DVI", "DisplayPort" and "HDMI" are also found on this PC monitor.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the CB281HK, the CB281HK is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Acer Predator XB271HU ($635.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors that were released in the last 12 months do not have a built-in camera. The CB281HK is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The CB281HK does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new medium monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 72 kilowatt hours, the Acer CB281HK has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that were released in the last year. The lowest annual energy consumption of PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the CB281HK is 23kWh, the highest is 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the CB281HK is 1ms, the slowest is 20ms, and the average response time is 5.2ms. With a response time of 10 milliseconds, the Acer CB281HK has one of the slower response times amongst PC displays of this age.

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Very Heavy

The CB281HK is very heavy (12.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the CB281HK. Latest medium monitors have weights of between 2.6g and 21kg.

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Very Wide

The widths of medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months range from 370mm to 900mm, and the average width is 590mm. When compared to other new medium monitors, the CB281HK's width of 850 millimeters is one of the widest.

PC screens with a wider width that might be worth considering include the Acer XG270HU ($373.99) (614mm and higher rated).

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DisplayPort
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Design
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Expert Reviews

(1)
11 September 2016

Der Acer CB281HK ist ein UHD-Bildschirm mit einer Bilddiagonale von 28 Zoll. Mit einem Listenpreis von nur 499 Euro drückt Acer den Einstiegspreis für diese Monitorklasse nach unten. Ob man... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 by GoonerJed
(Verified Purchase)

Using at a second screen for my macbook pro, I was really surprised at the quality, nice looking and the screen is a dream, so much room now. Highly recommended...

Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good delivery time. Well protected packaging. Easy assemble. The monitor is sturdy. Brilliant picture quality and a leap from 1080p.

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Kblondel
(Verified Purchase)

I just can't find anything poor to say about this monitor. Yes it could have more connectivity, the styling could be a little more bling.....but for the price it is simply fantastic. I had... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $60.76
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Total running cost over 5 years $60.76
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 4k2, acer code, acer 4k2k, code cb281, acer cb281, umpb1ee001, acer 100m1, code cb281h, acer cb281h, acer 300cdm2, code cb281hk, acer cb281hk, acer cb281hkb, acer 1920x1080, acer cb281hkbm, acer 3840x2160, acer cb281hkbmj, acer umpb1ee001, acer umcb1ee001, code umpb1ee001, acer cb281hkbmjd, acer cb281hkbmjdp, hpdellapple cb281, hpdellapple cb281h, acer cb281hkbmjdpr, hpdellapple cb281hk, hpdellapple umpb1ee001
Barcodes 00888863343836, 04713392149894, 04713392552489
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