Acer B286HK vs Asus PB278Q vs Asus PB287
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Acer B286HK

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Acer B286HK

$371.71
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and award winning 28" PC screen, with very low running costs and very good features
93
Reviews
164 Reviews + 3 Awards
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Running Costs
$49 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
28" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 100000000:1 No Sep 2014 C
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 28"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2014
Energy Efficiency C
Asus PB278Q

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Asus PB278Q

$65.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" flatpanel monitor, with moderate running costs and an affordable price
96
Reviews
651 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 80000000:1 No Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 80000000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2012
Asus PB287

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 28" PC display, with alright running costs
94
Reviews
943 Reviews + 21 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
28" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 100000000:1 No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 28"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2014
Acer B286HK

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Acer B286HK

$371.71
Our Verdict:
A good value for money and award winning 28" PC screen, with very low running costs and very good features
93
Reviews
164 Reviews + 3 Awards
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Running Costs
$49 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
28" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 100000000:1 No Sep 2014 C
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 28"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2014
Energy Efficiency C
Asus PB278Q

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Asus PB278Q

$65.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling 27" flatpanel monitor, with moderate running costs and an affordable price
96
Reviews
651 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
27" 2560 X 1440 Pixels 80000000:1 No Sep 2012
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 27"
Display Resolution 2560 X 1440 Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 80000000:1
3D No
Release Date Sep 2012
Asus PB287

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 28" PC display, with alright running costs
94
Reviews
943 Reviews + 21 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
28" 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 100000000:1 No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Display Diagonal 28"
Display Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100000000:1
3D No
Release Date Apr 2014

Top Prices

Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Newegg US
Acer B6 Series B286HK ymjdpprz (UM.PB6AA.003) Black 28" 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 2ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built
$371.71
Go to Store
Best Buy
Acer - Professional 28" LED 4K UHD Monitor - Dark gray B286HKYMJDPPRZ
$371.99
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BuyVPC
Acer B286HK 28" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 2 ms UM.PB6AA.003 (Brand new, unopened) - on
$386.62
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Amazon US
Acer B286HK ymjdpprz 28-inch UHD 4K2K (3840 x 2160) Widescreen Display with ErgoStand
$387.15
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Amazon US
ACER B286HK 28" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 1 ms 3840 x 2160 / UM.PB6AA.003 /
$442.76
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Overstock
Acer B286HK 28 LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 2 ms
$388.99
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PCNation-Outlet
New Acer B286hk 28" Led Lcd Monitor - 16_9 - 2 Ms_ Um.Pb6aa.003 (Brand new, unopened) - on
$401.20
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Antonline
Acer B286HK 28" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 1 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$413.31
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Tristate Camera Video
Acer B286HK 28" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 2 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$451.58
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melofone
Acer B286HK LED LCD 28inch 3840x2160 NEW (Brand new, unopened) - on
$502.99
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10 Prices from 9 Stores | $371.71-$502.99
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eBay
ASUS PB278Q MONITOR MAINBOARD GQDCB0US025 / 715G6767-M01-001-005I (Brand new, unopened)
$65.00
Go to Store
eBay
ASUS PB278Q MONITOR MAINBOARD GQDCB0US025 / 715G6767-M01-001-005K (Brand new, unopened)
$65.00
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eBay
Asus PB278Q Back And Front Monitor Cover (Brand new, unopened)
$69.95
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eBay
Asus PB278Q 27" WQHD LED-lit Professional Graphics Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$408.09
Go to Store
eBay
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$432.11
Go to Store
eBay
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$465.20
Go to Store
eBay
Asus PB278Q PLS LED 27" 16_9 2560X1440 T/S/P/H HDMI D-SUB DP DUAL LINK DVI-D (Brand new, unopened)
$481.86
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eBay
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS & AmazonBasics Single Monitor Display... (Brand new, unopened)
$546.52
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eBay
ASUS PB278QR 27" 2K Ultra HD IPS Black computer monitor (Brand new, unopened)
$616.04
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Amazon US
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor
$373.96
Go to Store
Amazon US
Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16:9 - 5 ms
$407.00
Go to Store
Amazon US
Asus Professional 27†IPS LED LCD Monitor PB278Q
$433.75
Go to Store
Amazon US
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 PLS/ IPS & AmazonBasics Single Monitor Display Mounting Arm Set
$479.98
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Amazon US
PB278QR 27" LED 5ms 300nits DVI HDMI
$526.84
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Best Buy
Asus - 27" Widescreen Flat-Panel IPS LED HD Monitor - Black PB278Q
$379.99
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B&H Photo
ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
$379.99
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BuyVPC
Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 5 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$408.55
Go to Store
Adorama
ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor, 2560x1440 Resolution, 300cd/m2 Brightness, 5ms Response Time
$409.99
Go to Store
Adorama
ASUS PB278Q 27" Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$409.99
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Wholesale Connection Store
Asus PB278Q 27" LED LCD Monitor - 16_9 - 5 ms (Brand new, unopened) - on
$412.06
Go to Store
PCNation-Outlet
Asus Pb278q 27" Led Lcd Monitor - 16_9 - 5 Ms New (Brand new, unopened) - on
$412.10
Go to Store
Target PC Inc 1-888-311-4455
NEW ASUS PB278Q Widescreen LCD Moitor 27-in Monitor 27in PLS LED WQHD (Brand new, unopened) - on
$434.98
Go to Store
MwaveJewelry
Asus PB278Q 27" LED Monitor 16_9 5ms 2560x1440 300 Nit VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort (Brand new, unopened) - on
$439.45
Go to Store
inkdirectusa
ASUS PB278Q 27" Wide Quad HD PLS Black computer monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$452.69
Go to Store
spytecinc
ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440p 5ms LED IPS Monitor with VGA/DVI/HDMI/DiplayPort Inputs (Brand new, unopened) - on
$452.90
Go to Store
usa_american_express
ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 IPS DisplayPort HDMI DVI Eye Care Monitor (Brand new, unopened) - on
$468.09
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Reasons For

Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
3 Reasons For
1" Bigger Display Diagonal
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).

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.

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4x Faster Response Time
The Acer B286HK is a 1ms response time PC monitor, and so does the Asus PB287. That's 4ms faster than the Asus PB278Q (5ms).

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.

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Cheaper to Run by $82 Over Five Years
The Acer B286HK only costs $51 to run over five years however the Asus PB278Q costs $133 to run (161% more) and the Asus PB287 costs $133 to run (161% more).
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18° Wider Vertical Viewing Angle
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).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Wider Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus PB278Q is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° wider than the Asus PB287 (170°).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Cheaper by $307
The Asus PB278Q is $306.71 cheaper than the Acer B286HK.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this PC monitor remaining in stock.
More Popular
The Asus PB278Q is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Expert Reviews
The Asus PB278Q has an average expert review score of 85%, whereas the Acer B286HK has an average rating of 80% (based on 7 reviews) and the Asus PB287 has an average rating of 80% (based on 79 reviews).
Better Brand
Asus PC monitors have an average rating of 88.2%, but Acer has an average rating of 85.7%.
Better Monitornerds.com Review Score
Monitornerds.com gave the Asus PB278Q a review score of 94%, but the rating of the Acer B286HK was only 0% from the same site.
Better Expert Reviews Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has an Expert Reviews review score of 100%, but the Asus PB287's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better 01net.com Review Score
01net.com's Asus PB278Q review gave it a score of 80%, but the Asus PB287 only has a rating of 40% from the same site.
Better Prad.de Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has a review score of 80% from Prad.de, but the rating of the Asus PB287 was only 0% from the same site.
9 Reasons For
4% Bigger Display Diagonal
The Asus PB287 is a 28" PC monitor, and so does the Acer B286HK. That's 1" bigger than the Asus PB278Q (27").

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.

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4x Faster Response Time
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).

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.

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One More HDMI Port
The Asus PB287 is a two HDMI port PC monitor, whereas the Asus PB278Q only has one HDMI port.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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18 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.
Moderately Better User Reviews
Based on 864 user reviews, the Asus PB287 has an average review score of 91%, whereas the Acer B286HK has an average rating of 77% (based on 106 reviews) and the Asus PB278Q has an average rating of 90% (based on 449 reviews).
Better Brand
Asus PC monitors have an average rating of 88.2%, but Acer has an average rating of 85.7%.
Better Overclock3d.net Review Score
Overclock3d.net's Asus PB287 review gave it a score of 97%, but the Asus PB278Q only has a rating of 87% from the same site.
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a Reviewed.com review score of 76%, but the Asus PB278Q only has a rating of 53% from the same site.
Better Tweaktown.com Review Score
The Asus PB287 has a review score of 96% from Tweaktown.com, but the rating of the Asus PB278Q was only 0% from the same site.

Reasons Against

Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
8 Reasons Against
Only One HDMI Port
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.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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$307 More Expensive
The Acer B286HK is more expensive than the Asus PB278Q by $307.
Fewer Sellers
Only 9 stores sells the Acer B286HK, but 13 retailers sell the Asus PB278Q.
The smaller the number of stores that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
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Less Popular
The Acer B286HK is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
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.
Lower Expert Review Score
The average expert rating of the Acer B286HK is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus PB278Q is 85% (based on 57 reviews).
A Lot Lower User Review Score
The average user rating of the Acer B286HK is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus PB278Q is 90% (based on 449 reviews) and the Asus PB287 is 91% (based on 864 reviews).
Worse Brand
Acer PC monitors have an average rating of only 85.7%, but Asus has an average rating of 88.2%.
9 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
The Asus PB278Q is a 27" PC monitor. That's 1" smaller than the Acer B286HK and the Asus PB287 (28").

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.

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4ms Slower Response Time
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).

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.

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One Less HDMI Port
The Asus PB278Q is a one HDMI port PC monitor (as does the Acer B286HK), whereas the Asus PB287 only has two HDMI ports.

This indicates the number of HDMI ports the monitor has.

More HDMI ports means that you can plug in more devices (computer, games console, DVD player, etc) to the screen at once.

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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.
$82 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
The Asus PB278Q costs $133 to run which is $82 more than the Acer B286HK over five years. Show assumptions.
Nine Less Awards
The Asus PB278Q has only received 12 awards, but the Asus PB287 has received 21 awards.
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Asus PB278Q is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Asus PB287 is 91% (based on 864 reviews).
Worse Reviewed.com Review Score
The Asus PB278Q has only received a review score of 53% from Reviewed.com, but the Asus PB287 has a score of 76%.
Worse Overclock3d.net Review Score
Whilst the Asus PB278Q has received an Overclock3d.net review score of 87%, the Asus PB287 has a score of 97%.
8 Reasons Against
18° Narrower Vertical Viewing Angle
The Asus PB287 has a vertical viewing angle of 160°, whereas the Asus PB278Q is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor (18° wider).

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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5% Narrower Horizontal Viewing Angle
The Asus PB287 is a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor. That's 8° narrower than the Asus PB278Q (178°).

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

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Older by Six Months
The Asus PB287 is six months older than the Acer B286HK.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $82
The Asus PB287 costs $133 to run which is $82 more than the Acer B286HK over five years. Show assumptions.
Expert Review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Asus PB287 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Asus PB278Q is 85% (based on 57 reviews).
Worse Expert Reviews Review Score
Whilst the Asus PB287 has received a review score of 80% from Expert Reviews, the Asus PB278Q's rating was 100%.
Worse 01net.com Review Score
Whilst the Asus PB287 has received a 01net.com review score of 40%, the Asus PB278Q has a score of 80%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Asus PB287 has the most awards out of the three PC monitors with 21 awards. The Asus PB278Q has the second most awards with 12 awards. The Acer B286HK has the third most awards with 3 awards. Compare all award winning PC monitors.
Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
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 Best
alphr.com: Recommended A-List altomdata.dk: Test Winner 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 technolabs.net: Good Design tecnogeekies.com: Gold 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

The Asus PB278Q has the best expert reviews out of the three PC monitors with an average review score of 85% based on 57 reviews. The Acer B286HK and Asus PB287 have the second best expert reviews each with an average review score of 80%.
Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
5 stars
0 reviews
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4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
Best
5 stars
16 reviews
4 stars
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3 stars
1 review
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
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12 reviews
4 stars
14 reviews
3 stars
1 review
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0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Asus PB287 has the best user reviews out of the three PC monitors with an average review score of 91% based on 864 reviews. The Asus PB278Q has the second best user reviews with an average review score of 90% based on 449 reviews. The Acer B286HK has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 77% based on 106 reviews.
Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
5 stars
51 reviews
4 stars
20 reviews
3 stars
14 reviews
2 stars
8 reviews
1 star
13 reviews
5 stars
325 reviews
4 stars
69 reviews
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Best
5 stars
633 reviews
4 stars
140 reviews
3 stars
37 reviews
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25 reviews
1 star
29 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Asus has a better average brand rating than Acer. The average brand rating for Asus is 88.19% based on 43,287 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Acer is 85.68% based on 9,841 reviews.
Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Acer

86

86

Based on 9,841 reviews
Asus

88

88

Based on 43,287 reviews
Asus

88

88

Based on 43,287 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

The Asus PB287 has the greatest proportion of users recommending it. Out of 943 reviews, 66.1% recommend the Asus PB287. 29.3% recommend the Asus PB278Q and 11.7% recommend the Acer B286HK.

PC Mag Review Score

Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
PC Mag logo
There may not be a wealth of 4K content available, but that hasn't stopped most monitor manufacturers from tossing their hat into the Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) ring. Vendors such as Acer, Asus, Philips, and Dell have introduced 28-inch midrange UHD...
Editor's Choice
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, including an ergonomic stand, a USB hub, and advanced color ...
Sep 2014
PC Mag logo
Design and Features Unlike the gorgeous Samsung Series 9 S27B970D, another 27-inch PLS monitor, the PB278Q is fairly plain looking. The 27-inch panel resides in a 2.8-inch thick matte black cabinet with relatively thin (0.75-inch) bezels and a thin, ...
Great color quality
Lots of video ports
Ergonomic stand
Wide viewing angles
A bit pricey
No auto-pivot function
No USB ports
The Asus PB278Q is a well equipped 27-inch monitor based on Plane to Line Switching (PLS) panel technology. You?ll pay more for this technology but receive awesome performance and a rich feature set in return......
Nov 2012
PC Mag logo
If you've been itching to buy an Ultra High-Definition (UHD) monitor, but have been waiting for prices to drop below the $1,000 mark, your wait is over. The Asus PB287Q ($649) impresses with its sharp UHD image quality, robust colors, and a generous ...
Editor's Choice
Relatively affordable
Outstanding Ultra High-Definition (UHD) image quality
Solid performance and feature set
Fast pixel response
So-so viewing angle performance
Slightly skewed greens
No USB ports
The Asus PB287Q is a reasonably priced 28-inch Ultra High-Definition monitor that delivers stunning 4K imagery and handles fast motion with aplomb......
May 2014

Uk.hardware.info Review Score

Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
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Uk.hardware.info logo
Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common resolution remains 1920x1080 pixels. Nonetheless, this y...
...
Aug 2013
Uk.hardware.info logo
We've been waiting for resolutions higher than Full-HD for a long time now but it's finally here. 2014 was the year of Ultra HD, not just for televisions but also on you're desk. Hardware.info has tested eight different UHD-monitors so far and in the...
Gold
...
Feb 2015

Tweaktown.com Review Score

Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
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Tweaktown.com logo
15 hours, 20 mins agoI recently purchased an ASUS PB278Q monitor for my daily use, and it's gorgeous. It's 2560x1440 resolution provides plenty of desktop real estate, but it only arrives with a 60Hz refresh rate. I feel like I'm substituting r......
...
Aug 2013
Tweaktown.com logo
We've got quite the treat in the lab today in the form of the new ASUS PB287Q 4K monitor. 4K is a beautiful technology that provides the same screen area as four 1080p monitors (when you times x and y axis by two), as illustrated in the image below.4...
Editor's Choice
Let's just start with the obvious. 4K is awesome for professionals. My raw 18-megapixel photos can almost be shown at 100 percent zoom on a 4K monitor, as opposed to a 1080p monitor that just shows a small portion (less than one-fourth)......
May 2014

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Until cutting-edge UHD (3840×2160) displays hit the mainstream, most enthusiasts have to be content with QHD monitors at 2560x1440 pixels. In the lab today, we have two more 27-inch QHD screens: the ZR2740w from HP and the PB278Q from Asus. It see...
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We've seen plenty of buzz about the beauty of gaming at 3840x2160. Up until now, though, that meant spending several grand on a 4K monitor. Asus drives the price down to $650 with its 28-inch PB287Q. But are there sacrifices made in the process? We k...
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If you've been shopping around for a monitor lately, you've probably noticed that the current market is subject to a wall-to-wall flood of nigh-identical $200 computer monitors. These clone clusters usually share performance parameters and feature se...
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If you've been waiting patiently for 4K monitors to become moderately affordable?less than $1,000?your wait is over.The Asus PB287Q (MSRP $649) is a 28-inch monitor with a native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, a 1ms G2G response time, a 60 Hz refresh r...
The Asus PB287Q (MSRP $649) has many strengths: decent color production, lightning-fast response time, a smart build, and a (comparably) dirt-cheap price. Despite all that, it's not suited for every buyer. Professionals who need a wider color space, ...
Jun 2014

Overclock3d.net Review Score

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Monitor choice is thankfully a lot easier in recent times. Even a cheap TN panel will be reasonable quality.For gamers though we've had a couple of different branches to take on the display path. The advent of 3D and Eyefinity has meant that there re...
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Let's start with the monitor itself.It's huge. Make no mistake, the difference between even a 24" 1080P monitor, and the 27" ASUS offering is immense. The amount of screen real-estate available is glorious, and you really feel the benefit of the extr...
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Once upon a time a computer monitor was a separate thing to a television, with different requirements and different inputs. As the switch to flat panel displays alongside the increased media capabilities, and indeed popularity, of home consoles came ...
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Monitors are always a difficult thing to review when it comes to getting the difference across because even if we manage to make the best possible video or take the finest screenshots known to mankind, you'll still be viewing them on your own monitor...
Jun 2014

Digital Versus Review Score

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The Asus PB278Q is a 27" monitor with a 2550 x 1440-pixel PLS display. It also has plenty of connections and a well-designed stand. All of that looks very tempting.... We've been just dying to get our hands on an Asus PB278Q, for at least a month now...
Wide viewing angles
Relatively restrained power use 35 watts at 200 cdm
Accurate colours after adjusting the settings (Delta E 2.9)
Good hardware and design
Not responsive enough for gaming (average ghosting time 16.5 ms)
Belowaverage contrast 820 1 out of the box
690 1 with adjusted settings)
Although the Asus PB278Q has some good and interesting features, its disappointing contrast and response time hold it back from a five-star review. They'll also be turn-off for gamers......
Nov 2012
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And so they're finally here, the much-hyped 28" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160-pixel) TN monitors announced at CES 2014 and promised at under $800. The first such model to land in our test lab is the Asus PB287Q, a display that's being marketed primarily at g...
Good response time 7.5 ms)
Good colour fidelity straight out of the box (average Delta E 2.3)
Very low input lag 10 ms)
Decent Full HD image scaling for movies and games
Good lateral viewing angles for a TN display
Screen size too small for 1 1 display on desktop
Disappointing contrast (under 800 1)
Vertical viewing angles are still a little tight
Not a huge choice of connections
The Asus PB287Q marks the arrival of a new generation of TN monitors that could really make waves. It's a shame that contrast is a bit disappointing, vertical viewing angles aren't amazing and connections are a bit thin on the ground, but the PB287Q ...
Jun 2014

Expert Reviews Review Score

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The PB278Q is a 27in IPS monitor with a large 2,560x1,440 resolution, and is very similar in specification to Viewsonic's VP2770-LED. It's another highly-adjustable screen with excellent picture quality, and is ideal for working on multiple documents...
Fewer extras than the competition, but excellent high-resolution images out of the box......
Oct 2012
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The Dell P2815Q could only output Ultra HD resolutions at 30Hz, which meant there was an unbearable amount of input lag and choppy movement, even we performed the most basic the most basic of tasks. This made it best suited to the watching of Ultra H...
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Jul 2014

Date Released

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41 months old Best 66 months old 47 months old

Key Features

Display Diagonal

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.

Response Time

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.

Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the screen can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle dictates the maximum angle at which the monitor can be properly viewed.

A larger viewing angle means that the monitor can be watched from many different parts of a room successfully. Conversely, a very small viewing angle means you would effectively have to sit directly in front of the monitor to be able to view the screen successfully.

Width

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

PC monitor running costs calculated based on an average of 8 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the PC monitor and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving PC monitors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these PC monitors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Acer B286HK
Acer
B286HK
8 trees 0.3 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Asus PB278Q
Asus
PB278Q
20 trees 0.78 tonnes CO2
Asus PB287
Asus
PB287
20 trees 0.78 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Display Diagonal 28"
BEST
27" 28"
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
100000000:1
 100000000:1
100000000:1
 100000000:1
100000000:1
 100000000:1
Response Time 1ms
BEST
5ms 1ms
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
170°
Display
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160 2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3840 x 2160 2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
3840 x 2160 2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1440
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
HD Type
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Digital Vertical Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Horizontal Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewable Size Diagonal Unknown - Click to provide data 684.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Pixel Pitch Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric) 71.1cm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness 300 Cd/m² 300 Cd/m² 300 Cd/m²
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
HDMI Port 1 1 2
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Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DisplayPort 1 1 1
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 Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2 2
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 3W 4W
BEST
Loudspeaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2 2
 
 
 
Ergonomics Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Tilt Angle
 
 
 
Power Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Energy Efficiency Class
C
 C
C
 C
C
 C
Typical Power Consumption 39W
BEST
60W 60W
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
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
Annual Energy Consumption 66kWh Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
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 & Dimensions Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
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 Acer B286HK Asus PB278Q Asus PB287
Cables Included
DVI DisplayPort
VGA HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
DVI DisplayPort
VGA HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI
DVI DisplayPort
VGA HDMI
 DVI
 DisplayPort
 VGA
 HDMI

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