Acer 4k2k XB280HK Review
Looking for the ultimate 4k monitor that will knock the socks off your 1920 x 1080 High Definition monitor that you’re still convinced is the best thing since sliced bread for gaming?
How about a monitor that is so advanced, that it has a crazy 4k by 2k native resolution just to get started. This is a Gaming Widescreen LED Monitor that pretty much makes you feel like you’re in an expensive arcade, or even a movie theater.
Yes, this is pretty much the best gaming computer you can find right now. And yes, it’s a bit expensive, but if your a serious gamer and not just a weekend warrior, then you’re gonna love playing some of your favorites on this baby! I’m not kidding.
So what ake this particular model of monitor so special? Its 4K by 2K native resolution of course.
And what does all that techno babble mean?
Well, hopefully you understand the 1080p measurement. Well, this Acer combines four of those into one screen. Yeah, so imagine the crispness of your current monitor which is probably just a simple 1080. Now imagine that four times clearer and colorful. Sweet, right?
And to make it really special, the company has included the XB280HK also features NVIDIA G-SYNC™ Technology built right in.
The Acer 4k2k XB280HKactual panel size is 28 inches. This is a LARGE monitor. And that means you now have a 170 degree horizontal view when playing all your favorites. That’s like 35% more than on most other monitors.
And to make it as comfortable as possible for you to view, the unit also has an ergonomic stand that supports height adjustments of up to 155mm, swivel angles of +-60 degrees, or tilt angles of -5 +35 degrees. You can also switch from landscape view to portrait view since the stand allows you to move the monitor horizontally up to 90%.
Of course this is detachable so that you can hang it up on a wall if you really need the space. But it kind of defeats the purpose of this great stand.
Display features and Technology
One of the first monitors to include 4k resolution it features a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. This translates into a display of stunning high quality images with excellent detail to blow your mind away. The monitor features a combination of LED and TN display technologies that ensure production of excellent images while consuming as little power as possible. This monitor therefore meets the ENERGY STAR® standards that advocate for environmentally friendly devices that conserve energy.
A fast response rate of 1 ms in the Acer 4k2k XB280HK minimizes the annoying effects of ghosting and smearing by ensuring smoother transitions even in fast moving scenes especially in games. The NVIDIA® 3D LIGHTBOOST™ Technology promises the production of much brighter images without any increase in energy consumption.
And no more screen glare from your rooms lights with Acer’s comfyview technology.
Nvidia have been in the forefront in the manufacture of high end graphic cards in the gaming industry. They recently introduced the ground breaking G-Sync technology, one that altered the basic communication protocol between the graphics card and the display. G-sync technology uses a rather simple yet efficient concept, achieved by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU.
This technology comes in handy to eliminate screen tearing and minimize input lag resulting in sharper objects, smoother gaming experience and instant update of scenes.
Unfortunately, the 4k2k XB280HK monitor does not include inbuilt speakers, neither does it include audio input or output ports. Probably to compensate for that factor, Acer integrated a 5 port 3.0 USB hub into this monitor. Four of these ports provide gamers with a convenient setup environment to connect USB devices such as keyboard, mouse, gaming headset or even gamepads.
The fifth port is specially equipped with a battery charge feature for quick charging. Connectivity is limited 1 display port. This is not Acer’s decision however. G-Sync standard is currently only available through this input, which leaves manufacturers limited.
All said and done, the Acer 4k2k XB280HK 28” G-Sync Gaming Widescreen LED Monitor proves to be a monitor of the next generation. With all this great resolution plus more excellent features, you might expect the monitor to really be rough on your pocket, well, that’s not it.
Surprisingly, the monitor costs less compared to most 1440p 144Hz monitors currently in the market. It has a fully adjustable stand, while its design features will freak your friends out. Panel Review have awarded this monitor, best 144hz monitor 2019.