Acer B286HK vs Asus PB278Q vs Asus PB287

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Acer B286HK
Asus PB278Q
Asus PB287

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1" bigger display diagonal Edit
The Acer B286HK has a display diagonal 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.

4x faster response time Edit
The Acer B286HK is a 1ms response time PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB287. That's 4ms faster than the Asus PB278Q (1ms). 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 (off) Edit
The Acer B286HK has a power consumption (off) of 0.4W, however the Asus PB287 is a 0.5W power consumption when off PC monitor (0.1W higher).
Cheaper to run by $25.01
The Acer B286HK only costs $48.70 to run over five years however the Asus PB278Q costs $73.71 to run (51% more) and the Asus PB287 costs $73.71 to run (51% more). Read more
5 Reasons For
18° wider viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, whereas the Asus PB287 is only a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° narrower).
Wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°).
Nine more awards
The Asus PB278Q has 12 awards from expert review sites, but the Acer B286HK has 3 awards.
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).
Much 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 72% (based on 60 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4% bigger display diagonal 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.

10% brighter display brightness Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 330 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor. That's 30 cd/m² brighter than the Acer B286HK and the Asus PB278Q (330 cd/m²).
4x faster response time Edit
The Asus PB287 has a response time of 1ms (as does the Acer B286HK), however the Asus PB278Q is a 5ms 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 ports quantity Edit
The Asus PB287 is a two HDMI ports quantity PC monitor, whereas the Asus PB278Q only has one HDMI ports quantity.
Higher RMS rated power Edit
Asus PB287 is 4W RMS rated audio power. That's 1W higher than the Asus PB278Q (4W). 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.

Cheaper by $120
The Asus PB287 is $119.89 cheaper than the Acer B286HK.
20 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Asus PB287 ranks No. 382 by number of sales, whereas the Acer B286HK ranks No. 5907.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
30 cd/m² dimmer display brightness Edit
The Acer B286HK has a display brightness of 300 cd/m² (as does the Asus PB278Q), whereas the Asus PB287 is a 330 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (30 cd/m² brighter).
Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Acer B286HK is a one HDMI ports quantity PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB278Q, whereas the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
$120 more expensive
The Acer B286HK is more expensive than the Asus PB287 by $119.89.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 shops sells the Acer B286HK, but 22 stores sell the Asus PB287. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The Acer B286HK ranks No. 5907 by sales volume, whereas the Asus PB287 ranks No. 382.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Acer B286HK has received 3 awards, the Asus PB278Q has received 12 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).
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Acer B286HK is only 72%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus PB278Q is 91% (based on 285 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal 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.

Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor, and so does the Acer B286HK. That's 30 cd/m² dimmer than the Asus PB287 (330 cd/m²).
4ms slower response time Edit
The Asus PB278Q has a response time of 5ms, however the Acer B286HK and the Asus PB287 are both 1ms 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 ports quantity Edit
The Asus PB278Q is a one HDMI ports quantity PC monitor (as does the Acer B286HK), whereas the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports quantitys.
34% lower RMS rated power Edit
Asus PB278Q is only 3W RMS rated audio power. That's 1W lower than the Asus PB287 (4W). 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.

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Older by over two years
The Asus PB278Q is two years older than the Acer B286HK and 23 months older than the Asus PB287.
$25.01 more expensive to run over five years
The Asus PB278Q costs $73.71 to run which is $25.01 more to run than the Acer B286HK over five years. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
18° narrower viewing angle, vertical Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor, whereas the Asus PB278Q is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).
5% narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Asus PB287 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB278Q (170°).
20% higher power consumption (off) Edit
The Asus PB287 has a power consumption (off) of 0.5W. That's 0.1W higher than the Acer B286HK (0.5W).
Older by two months
The Asus PB287 is two months older than the Acer B286HK.
Higher running costs over five years by $25.01
The Asus PB287 costs $73.71 to run which is $25.01 more to run than the Acer B286HK over five years. Show assumptions.

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
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

29 months Ago 54 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 46.44
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 48.70
Purchase price $ 388.99
Total cost of ownership $ 437.69
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 73.71
Electricity cost - switched on $ 71.45
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.26
Total running cost $ 73.71
Purchase price $ 269.10
Total cost of ownership $ 342.81
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.49T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.49T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
28"
BEST
27" 28"
BEST
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
BEST
Display
 LED
BEST
 LED
 LED
BEST
3D
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 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 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
Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
 HDCP
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Display SRGB
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 Display sRGB
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
160°
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
170°
Display Diagonal (metric)
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 330 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
1ms
BEST
5ms 1ms
BEST
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Display Number of Colours
 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

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
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Headphone Out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1 2
BEST
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 3W 4W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 2
TV Tuner Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 TV tuner integrated
 TV tuner integrated

Design

Colour of Product
 Grey
 Grey
 Grey

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed
 Thin client installed

Networking

Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Height adjustment
 Height adjustment
Tilt Angle
-5 - 35 -5 - 20 20 - -5
Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling
 Swivelling
Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Pivot
 Pivot
 Pivot
 Pivot
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators

Power

Energy Efficiency Class
 C
BEST
 C
 C
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (off)
0.4W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
39W
BEST
60W 60W
Power Consumption (standby)
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
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
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 12kg 10.6kg
BEST
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 470mm 465mm
BEST
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 224mm 224mm
Package 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
Depth
64.5mm 69.6mm 63.55mm
Width
658.7mm 643mm 660.26mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
 USB
 DVI
 AC
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
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