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Acer CB281HK PC Monitor

25" 100000000:1 LED Apr 2016
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) 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

PC screen expert review website PC scored this medium monitor 76%.

Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Brilliant picture quality and a leap from 1080p”. A few weeks ago Goonerjed wrote in their Acer CB281HK review on Amazon “Using at a second screen for my macbook pro, I was really surprised at the quality, nice looking” and scored it 5 stars. Kblondel wrote “At 60Hz the experience is just quality, no ghosting, brilliant colours, just awesome” and rated this PC monitor as very good.

Nice Design

Some Acer CB281HK reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. In December this year Goonerjed rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Nice looking and the screen is a dream”.


One Acer CB281HK reviewer considered that the Acer CB281HK was strong and durable. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The monitor is sturdy”.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer CB281HK owner who bought the product considered that it had good picture quality.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Acer has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range.


LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last year.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung U28E590D[plb_2945127_price], the Philips 258B6QUEB[plb_3444440_price], and the Acer BE270U[plb_3921675_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The CB281HK has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other recently released similar spec flatpanel monitors.

Other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Philips 258B6QUEB[plb_3444440_price], or the Acer BE270U[plb_3921675_price].

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the AOC AG271QX[plb_3537209_price].

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2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The CB281HK has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this flatpanel monitor. Across all recently released medium monitors the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year 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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Not 3D

The CB281HK is not 3D. Most of the other latest medium monitors are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The CB281HK does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many new medium monitors.

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Only Has Four Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the Acer CB281HK is more than most PC screens that have been available for a similar time to it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the CB281HK. The cables includeds "DVI", "DisplayPort" and "HDMI" are also found on this Acer PC screen.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the CB281HK have annual energy consumptions of between 21kWh and 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh. At 72 kilowatt hours, the CB281HK has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the CB281HK.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for the last year the response times range from 1ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms. The CB281HK has a fairly slow response time (10 milliseconds) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the CB281HK.

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Very Heavy

Comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the CB281HK have weights of between 2.6g and 21kg. When compared to other latest flatpanel monitors that we have checked, the Acer CB281HK's weight of 12.7 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer CB281HK

Released Ten Months Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for ten months.


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Expert Reviews

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

Reviewed 25 August 2016 by GoonerJed
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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 $94.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $94.34
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.62 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00888863343836, 04713392552489