Acer B286HK Review and FAQ

Acer B286HK Review and FAQ

1: What size of this Acer model is best for different uses and/or tasks?

There are three different sizes to choose from for the Acer B286H: 27”, 28”, and 32”. So, the models are not drastically different in size. The 27” is better for normal usage, work usage, and for entertainment purposes. The 27” screen has 5 USB 3.0 ports, which are very high speed—perfect for doing massive amounts of work and multitasking.

The 28” monitor will be much the same—best usage is for at-home entertainment in 4K, such as Netflix or watching movies, surfing the web, or doing artistic projects in 4K. However, it may be the best model for gaming. The reason is the rapid 2ms response time when delivering high quality in-motion images from film, TV shows, and games. The 28” also has 5 USB 3.0 ports which are excellent for connecting. The 28” is the only size of this Acer model that has such a fast 2ms response time that is highly sought after in gaming—it makes all of the difference in speed, framerates and refresh rate, keeping the gameplay cool. And if it can handle gaming, the 28” can handle any office task, entertainment requirements, and artistic projects.

The 32” has promise as a great larger-screen office or home-office monitor. For graphic designers, artists, photographers, web developers, and those who love watching streaming movies and TV shows, this is a great size monitor to do so. It also has an anti-glare screen which is great for the best resolution and color saturation. What makes this size a less game-friendly one is the 32” has a 6ms response time, as opposed to the 28” 2ms response time. This 6ms can make a difference in gaming; not providing the best framerates or refresh rates (speed) for a smooth and transition-less gameplay.

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What is the worst feature about this model?

There aren’t many things wrong with the Acer B286HK—it is a pretty solid gaming monitor, office monitor, and entertainment monitor; all with excellent 4K resolution, sharpness, smooth flow, and pixilation.

However, if I had to pick one or two features that were not the best, it would have to be the narrow viewing angles due to this being a TN panel rather than an IPS panel. This is not a huge deal, considering the TN panel does not affect the resolution or sharpness of the 4K; but it does restrict the viewing angle a bit. It’s also pretty heavy—the 28” display weighs 18 pounds. If you don’t plan on moving it around, this is no big deal. Otherwise, this is a pretty solid monitor by Asus.