28" Acer Predator XB281HK 4K Ultra HD G-Sync V2 1ms Gaming Monitor - £399.98 @ Scan
402°Expired

28" Acer Predator XB281HK 4K Ultra HD G-Sync V2 1ms Gaming Monitor - £399.98 @ Scan

£399.98Scan Deals
36
Found 31st Dec 2017Edited by:"ZaGaZ"
Add 11.50 for delivery if you cant collect from Scan.

Way cheaper than everywhere else - really tempted but slightly worried about having to drop to 1080p to get good frame rates on my 1080.

Next best price is 575 from Amazon -Scan again

Game with no compromise. Super-fast refresh rates and amazing colour come in an aggressive new design. This Acer Predator monitor is designed for gaming, both its appearance and embedded technologies back this claim. Smooth visuals come with G-Sync while GameView tech grants you control over visual aspects and game enhancing abilities. The XB281HK gaming monitor has also been equipped with EyeProtect to ensure a safe experience even on those extended sessions.
Community Updates

Groups

36 Comments
Would not buy a gaming monitor for PC unless it’s 144hz even if its 4k. With a 1080 you can still get 50-60 in 4k on most games at medium-high settings.
matt1395 m ago

Would not buy a gaming monitor for PC unless it’s 144hz even if its 4k. W …Would not buy a gaming monitor for PC unless it’s 144hz even if its 4k. With a 1080 you can still get 50-60 in 4k on most games at medium-high settings.


making this a good buy if you own a 1080?
Edited by: "ZaGaZ" 31st Dec 2017
matt1399 m ago

Would not buy a gaming monitor for PC unless it’s 144hz even if its 4k. W …Would not buy a gaming monitor for PC unless it’s 144hz even if its 4k. With a 1080 you can still get 50-60 in 4k on most games at medium-high settings.


So might as well get 60Hz??
ZaGaZ15 m ago

making this a good buy if you own a 1080?


If you dont mind playing triple A titles on high + medium settings then i would say so. When volta comes out you could sell the 1080 and buy a 1170/1180. I would recommend a 1440p 144hz monitor for gaming on PC but thats just my opinion.
MikeLondon13 m ago

So might as well get 60Hz??


Possibly but in a few months there should be new monitors and Nvidia Volta which change things a little. Once you game at 100fps +, its hard to recommend going back to 60.
its really horses for courses... I use my PC for way more than gaming. And most gaming is for others to watch on the main screen [Rift] so other features are higher up the list. 4k TV / films / increased desktop etc.. Sure if you have 600-700 + you would clearly get all the features.... This however, is stall a bargain, which is the goal of this site
matt13917 m ago

I would recommend a 1440p 144hz monitor for gaming on PC but thats just my …I would recommend a 1440p 144hz monitor for gaming on PC but thats just my opinion.


Can you suggest one that's decent value for money? They all seem pretty expensive to me.
Uranus31st Dec 2017

Can you suggest one that's decent value for money? They all seem pretty …Can you suggest one that's decent value for money? They all seem pretty expensive to me.


Asus MG278Q. Wait for sales and it can be found for around £400. They may come down slightly once 4k/144 screens are released.
matt1393 m ago

Asus MG278Q. Wait for sales and it can be found for around £400. They may …Asus MG278Q. Wait for sales and it can be found for around £400. They may come down slightly once 4k/144 screens are released.


But then won't we be going around in a circle again with people dismissing 1440/144 screens?
matt1393 m ago

Asus MG278Q. Wait for sales and it can be found for around £400. They may …Asus MG278Q. Wait for sales and it can be found for around £400. They may come down slightly once 4k/144 screens are released.


Thats FreeSync not Gsync so only good for AMD cards.
Got no money and rig is a can of potato.. XD.. But heat given.. Hopefully 4k will get lower in terms of price.
4K and G-sync at this price is definitely a hot deal.
Last time I bought a monitor from these guys it came with 2 dead pixels in the centre of the screen. I'd had the monitor a day and they refused to replace it as it wasn't enough to qualify as a faulty monitor.

I instead had to return it on 14 day returns which they almost made me pay for until I complained. Not sure if this is normal practice but I thought it was pretty poor.
If you do any form of fast gaming 144hz is much more important than 4k
Edited by: "rmg" 31st Dec 2017
Tensketch13 m ago

Last time I bought a monitor from these guys it came with 2 dead pixels in …Last time I bought a monitor from these guys it came with 2 dead pixels in the centre of the screen. I'd had the monitor a day and they refused to replace it as it wasn't enough to qualify as a faulty monitor. I instead had to return it on 14 day returns which they almost made me pay for until I complained. Not sure if this is normal practice but I thought it was pretty poor.


It depends on the monitor model as to how many are tolerated before it's a warranty fault. And non-adjacent dead pixels are normally more tolerated than ones stuck on and adjacent faulty pixels.
Best buying from somewhere with no question returns like Amazon.
ZaGaZ31st Dec 2017

Thats FreeSync not Gsync so only good for AMD cards.



Uranus31st Dec 2017

Can you suggest one that's decent value for money? They all seem pretty …Can you suggest one that's decent value for money? They all seem pretty expensive to me.


Dell S2417DG 24-inch TN Gaming Monitor (1 ms, QHD 2560 x 1440 at 165 Hz, Nvidia G-Sync, DP/HDMI/USB - Black

amazon.co.uk/Del…SSQ


That's the one I'm typing from right now - highly recommended. It comes down to circa £430-£450 every so often (Not necessarily Amazon; just linking to show the monitor). Yes mine is 24" (this is 28") and not 4K, but the 165 Hz is far superior IMHO. I think there is a 27" version too.
Edited by: "Firefly1" 31st Dec 2017
I think it'd help to put the screen size in the title, it mightn't be clear to everyone that the model number includes it.
G-sync - Hot!
60Hz - Not!

4k gaming is overrated, my 27 Inch 1440p looks super crisp.

Isn't the whole point of g-sync to have you monitor refresh rate Gina's high as possible so you can get the most out your games?
Got this monitor on an Amazon Warehouse deal for a little under £400 back in May. Been running everything at 60fps on high/ultra settings through a 1080ti and it's been great.

ive never played on a 100hz or greater monitor so I can't compare but my experience with this has been great
Hey guys

Saw this on LinusTechTips channel, goes without saying its not for Nvidia GPUs as its a freesync monitor, absolute steal at this price and worth a punt in my opinion for a non-branded monitor with IP Panel, 144hz, Freesync, 1440p and its 27" in size.
All for a measly cost of £260!

ebay.co.uk/itm…649
Edited by: "furi0n" 31st Dec 2017
mreriksen1 h, 2 m ago

G-sync - Hot!60Hz - Not!4k gaming is overrated, my 27 Inch 1440p looks …G-sync - Hot!60Hz - Not!4k gaming is overrated, my 27 Inch 1440p looks super crisp.Isn't the whole point of g-sync to have you monitor refresh rate Gina's high as possible so you can get the most out your games?


Well it syncs your cards FPS speed exactly to the monitors refresh rate to eliminate tearing and obvious frame drops.
It vastly improves the overall look and feel.
My thoughts were my 1080 would drive this pretty well and average 40-50fps but synced to the monitors refresh rate this should look stunning.
I have backed out though..... saw a few reviews about the viewing angles and i would be coming from IPS.
copperspock1 h, 12 m ago

I think it'd help to put the screen size in the title, it mightn't be …I think it'd help to put the screen size in the title, it mightn't be clear to everyone that the model number includes it.


Good point well made added....
Heat added because this is great price for an excellent monitor. Still waiting for a monitor to tick my big 5 wishlist of 4K, HDR, 144Hz, G-sync and IPS. They should start arriving in the next few months so this time next year they may well be affordable so I'm happy to wait but this is a good option for here and now.
60hz gaming monitor, LUL
furi0n1 h, 59 m ago

Hey guysSaw this on LinusTechTips channel, goes without saying its not for …Hey guysSaw this on LinusTechTips channel, goes without saying its not for Nvidia GPUs as its a freesync monitor, absolute steal at this price and worth a punt in my opinion for a non-branded monitor with IP Panel, 144hz, Freesync, 1440p and its 27" in size.All for a measly cost of £260!https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crossover-27-FAST-144-FreeSync-Zero-WQHD-2560x1440-144Hz-Monitor-Remote/322059256359?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


No way dude. Shops from Korea so expect huge tax slapped on our end. Making it atleast 320 ish. At that point go second hand and your find a beat 144hz monitor
For this price I'd take 1440p/144Hz every day, and you won't trash your framerates nearly as hard.
There is no going back to 60fps gaming for me now. I fired up my laptop with a 60Hz screen to play a game yesterday, it seemed so jerky that I was convinced it was running at 30fps, but instead I was maxing out at 60fps. I turned on the motion blur feature in the game which made the flickering less obvious, but made it look all smeary compared to the 100-165fps that I am used to on my 1440p monitor.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 31st Dec 2017
is there such a thing as 24" IPS 144Hz G-Sync in either 1080p or 1440p?
Feel like I've been waiting for this combination for years, the market has moved to 27"+
The 144hz snobbery in here really just shows how embarrassing PC gamers can be.

It's fine if you prefer that. Some other people might prefer far superior image quality of 4k and be fine with 60hz, though.

There's no right or wrong way to enjoy gaming. A huge part of what makes PC gaming great is you get to pick how YOU want to play and what you want to prioritize. Get off it folks. Stop giving PC gamers a bad name.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 31st Dec 2017
matt1398 h, 54 m ago

Would not buy a gaming monitor for PC unless it’s 144hz even if its 4k. W …Would not buy a gaming monitor for PC unless it’s 144hz even if its 4k. With a 1080 you can still get 50-60 in 4k on most games at medium-high settings.


Making a 144hz monitor useless then for 50-60fps.
Edited by: "Daytrader" 31st Dec 2017
Most games will exceed 60fps at points even at 4k. And then you need to consider that a monitor would usually stay with you Ionger than your graphics card. I appreciate that some people get a lot out of a higher res. Based on the games i play maxing frames makes a huge difference, especially with gsync keeping it silky.
dam, it feels like just yesterday the gold standard is 1080p60fps, but everyone talks like 60fps is unacceptable. IIRC even 1080ti cant hit 1440p at 144hz but i guess above 90fps, you can really see a different
sion2217 h, 6 m ago

dam, it feels like just yesterday the gold standard is 1080p60fps, but …dam, it feels like just yesterday the gold standard is 1080p60fps, but everyone talks like 60fps is unacceptable. IIRC even 1080ti cant hit 1440p at 144hz but i guess above 90fps, you can really see a different


Snobbery is all it is. I have a 144hz monitor and would whole-heartedly recommend 144hz to everyone but I also have a Switch where 30/60 FPS doesn't bother me at all, and still very much enjoy.
furi0n31st Dec 2017

Hey guysSaw this on LinusTechTips channel, goes without saying its not for …Hey guysSaw this on LinusTechTips channel, goes without saying its not for Nvidia GPUs as its a freesync monitor, absolute steal at this price and worth a punt in my opinion for a non-branded monitor with IP Panel, 144hz, Freesync, 1440p and its 27" in size.All for a measly cost of £260!https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crossover-27-FAST-144-FreeSync-Zero-WQHD-2560x1440-144Hz-Monitor-Remote/322059256359?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Err... dude this a gsync monitor
Nice price on this especially with Gsync. Hopefully prices continue to fall. I wish these could do 1080p@120hz as well as 4k@60hz. Would make them perfect for my needs at the moment.


sion2231st Dec 2017

dam, it feels like just yesterday the gold standard is 1080p60fps, but …dam, it feels like just yesterday the gold standard is 1080p60fps, but everyone talks like 60fps is unacceptable. IIRC even 1080ti cant hit 1440p at 144hz but i guess above 90fps, you can really see a different


1080p60hz the gold standard in PC gaming? Even for 60hz 1440p has been around for a long while now. It's not that 60hz isn't playable but for fast twitch shooters where you are using a mouse to control your view there is a very noticeable difference dropping from 120hz to 60hz. If you are using analog sticks on a joypad the difference is way less apparent. There are still plenty of games I will chose to play on a tv at 60hz rather than 144hz on my monitor.

A 1080ti will hit 144hz in most pvp twitch shooters at 1440p at high or max settings paired with the right cpu. Although in competitive shooters people tend to run lower settings for general increased visibility and also to get reduced input lag from a higher frame rate anyhow.


SpudUK1st Jan

Snobbery is all it is. I have a 144hz monitor and would whole-heartedly …Snobbery is all it is. I have a 144hz monitor and would whole-heartedly recommend 144hz to everyone but I also have a Switch where 30/60 FPS doesn't bother me at all, and still very much enjoy.


Joycons vs mouse and keyboard and different games. It's not exactly an apples to apples comparison.
expired? shame its only 60Hz, more of a second monitor imo.
Edited by: "Martyn334" 9th Jan
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text