Acer RT280K 28" 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor £199.97 Ebuyer
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Acer RT280K 28" 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor £199.97 Ebuyer

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Found 26th JulEdited by:"slackbladder193"
2 Year Warranty

VESA Mount support

Display
  • Screen Size: 71.1 cm (28")
  • Screen Mode: 4K UHD
  • Response Time: 1 ms
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Horizontal Viewing Angle: 170°
  • Vertical Viewing Angle: 160°
  • Backlight Technology: LED
  • Panel Technology: Twisted Nematic Film (TN Film)
  • Adjustable Display Angle: Yes
  • Tilt Angle: -5°to15°
Video

  • Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Standard Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Colour Support: 1.07 Billion Colors
  • Contrast Ratio: 100,000,000:1
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m²
Audio

  • Built in Speakers: Yes
Interfaces/Ports

  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • DisplayPort
  • Headphone
Power

  • Operating Power Consumption (EEL): 44 W
  • Operating Power Consumption (Energy Star): 41.50 W
  • Standby Power Consumption: 450 mW
In the box

  • RT280K Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • 1 x DVI Cable
  • 1 x DisplayPort Cable
  • Power Cord
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tawse572 h, 0 m ago

That would be a 2K or WHD?


WQHD. The whole 4K 2K thing is a mess of marketing terms that don't mean much, DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) is a projector standard used by cinemas so "4K movies" became a thing, so "4K TVs" became a thing (3840x2160, not DCI 4K) and then if that's 4K well logically 2560x1440 is 2K, 1920x1080 is 1K, and your old CRT TV is NO-K. DCI 2K is a thing but it's 2160x1080, so 2K is closer to 1080p than 1440p.

Stick to numbers and use both of them now that e.g. 1440p could mean 3440x1440 or 2560x1440.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 26th Jul
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Good price fr a 4k at 28“, but the technology has nt yet matured....stick at 2560x1440p 120hz/144hz 28“....
Lucifer_UK24 m ago

stick at 2560x1440p 120hz/144hz 28“....


That would be a 2K or WHD?
Decent price for Xbox one X though, I'm very tempted
Edited by: "novahob" 26th Jul
tawse572 h, 0 m ago

That would be a 2K or WHD?


WQHD. The whole 4K 2K thing is a mess of marketing terms that don't mean much, DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) is a projector standard used by cinemas so "4K movies" became a thing, so "4K TVs" became a thing (3840x2160, not DCI 4K) and then if that's 4K well logically 2560x1440 is 2K, 1920x1080 is 1K, and your old CRT TV is NO-K. DCI 2K is a thing but it's 2160x1080, so 2K is closer to 1080p than 1440p.

Stick to numbers and use both of them now that e.g. 1440p could mean 3440x1440 or 2560x1440.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 26th Jul
Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming you could just run in 1440p (2k) though? I doubt my PC would master 4k at at 60fps
reckoning3 m ago

Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming …Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming you could just run in 1440p (2k) though? I doubt my PC would master 4k at at 60fps


It's 28" buddy
Diolusion4 m ago

It's 28" buddy



Sorry, I meant my current monitor is 24"
reckoning18 m ago

Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming …Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming you could just run in 1440p (2k) though? I doubt my PC would master 4k at at 60fps



I've heard you get worse performance/quality from a 4k screen downscaled to 2k than a 2k screen playing 2k. What's your setup?
reckoning23 m ago

Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming …Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming you could just run in 1440p (2k) though? I doubt my PC would master 4k at at 60fps



I have the same issue, I currently have a 21" screen at 1080p. I doubt my current GPU can run any games at 4K so I will be downscaling it to 2K until I upgrade my GPU. It won't look as good as a native 1440p screen but I doubt you'd notice the different until it was side by side.
reckoning27 m ago

Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming …Tempting,I'd like something a bit bigger than 24" (sit at desk), assuming you could just run in 1440p (2k) though? I doubt my PC would master 4k at at 60fps


As olivermills6 says, it's better to run the screen at native resolution and scale your programs. If you start displaying 2560x1440 on a 3840x2160 display you'll lose more fine detail than the resolution drop suggests as you'll have some pixels in the display trying to display two pixels from the input signal. Stuff gets blurrier.
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CampGareth32 m ago

As olivermills6 says, it's better to run the screen at native resolution …As olivermills6 says, it's better to run the screen at native resolution and scale your programs. If you start displaying 2560x1440 on a 3840x2160 display you'll lose more fine detail than the resolution drop suggests as you'll have some pixels in the display trying to display two pixels from the input signal. Stuff gets blurrier.



Thanks for this, I thought that may be the case, although not clued up on monitors in particular these days.

I guess I will just wait a bit, and tbh I could do with g-sync.
olivermills642 m ago

I've heard you get worse performance/quality from a 4k screen downscaled …I've heard you get worse performance/quality from a 4k screen downscaled to 2k than a 2k screen playing 2k. What's your setup?



Nothing fantastic but runs everything fine at 1080 (Max/ultra) currently, Nvidia 1060 6GB. Was really just hoping for a slightly bigger screen for if i sit back a bit, and maybe a bit better resolution.

This has come from playing the latest No Man's Sky update, which looks amazing btw.
reckoning59 m ago

Nothing fantastic but runs everything fine at 1080 (Max/ultra) currently, …Nothing fantastic but runs everything fine at 1080 (Max/ultra) currently, Nvidia 1060 6GB. Was really just hoping for a slightly bigger screen for if i sit back a bit, and maybe a bit better resolution. This has come from playing the latest No Man's Sky update, which looks amazing btw.



Yeah, that won't be enough to power 4k 60fps unfortunately. I had been looking at a similar upgrade but only have a 970 at the moment and it's nowhere near powerful enough to make gaming enjoyable.

I've decided to be happy with a good fps at 1080p until the prices of 4k capable cards and 4k monitors fall a bit more
Bought this when it was 199.99 at Amazon a while back, very nice monitor. Use it with my PC for general work and then have my Xbox One S hooked up as well. Solid.

I have yet to experience 144hz/G-Sync and so forth but honestly for the money this is a good choice for any use.
Bought one of these some time ago and I'm very happy with it.
So I want a new monitor for my study. I won't be playing games or anything like that. Want something that will last 5 years or so. I'm running an HP Z-BOOK. Is this overkill for what I need?
CampGareth9 h, 6 m ago

WQHD. The whole 4K 2K thing is a mess of marketing terms that don't mean …WQHD. The whole 4K 2K thing is a mess of marketing terms that don't mean much, DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) is a projector standard used by cinemas so "4K movies" became a thing, so "4K TVs" became a thing (3840x2160, not DCI 4K) and then if that's 4K well logically 2560x1440 is 2K, 1920x1080 is 1K, and your old CRT TV is NO-K. DCI 2K is a thing but it's 2160x1080, so 2K is closer to 1080p than 1440p.Stick to numbers and use both of them now that e.g. 1440p could mean 3440x1440 or 2560x1440.


4K comes with hdmi 2.0a/ hdcp 2.2 or displayport . Both of which support higher bandwidth. 2k or 1080p are only paired with hdmi 1.4 or dvi , both slow and disable higher resolution modes.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 26th Jul
Fast response times aside, I would be put off by it being a TN panel personally.
cicobuff30 m ago

Fast response times aside, I would be put off by it being a TN panel …Fast response times aside, I would be put off by it being a TN panel personally.


IPS has its fair share of issues, IPS glow on most and less commonly backlight bleed due to poor QC. I'd rather get a VA.
Edited by: "Chuggee" 26th Jul
Chuggee3 m ago

IPS has its fair share of issues, IPS glow on most and less commonly …IPS has its fair share of issues, IPS glow on most and less commonly backlight bleed due to poor QC being one of the major ones.


But TN can suffer exactly the same from crap back/edge lighting LED arrays and suffers blooming and poor viewing angles as standard.
Chuggee53 m ago

IPS has its fair share of issues, IPS glow on most and less commonly …IPS has its fair share of issues, IPS glow on most and less commonly backlight bleed due to poor QC. I'd rather get a VA.



VA also has backlight bleed.
Ordered yesterday, paid for today delivery and just arrived. Can't complain about ebuyer customer service (first time buyer). Looking forward to setting this up later.
Gone for it. Hopefully Citrix Receiver will allow me to ‘virtually’ show 3 desktops.
novahob8 h, 35 m ago

Ordered yesterday, paid for today delivery and just arrived. Can't …Ordered yesterday, paid for today delivery and just arrived. Can't complain about ebuyer customer service (first time buyer). Looking forward to setting this up later.


So far so good. Need to find out what all the settings mean but picture looks good. The speakers aren't good, very tinny but loud enough to listen to, so just passable. Just need to find out what all the settings do (some are obvious of course ), anyone know a site?
How is anyone that bought this think of it?
I have one dead pixel and after using for a while the colours are very natural. If your looking for vibrant colours this probably isn't for you.
novahob31st Jul

How is anyone that bought this think of it?I have one dead pixel and after …How is anyone that bought this think of it?I have one dead pixel and after using for a while the colours are very natural. If your looking for vibrant colours this probably isn't for you.


Fine for emails and day to day work

I bought it purely for screen estate, nothing else. So finding it hard to get downhearted or excited about it really.

The speakers are a bit of an added bonus, I didn’t know it had them, but equally I have the sounds on my work laptop off, so quality is irrelevant.

One niggle is I’m struggle to get 60hz out of my Lenovo t470s over HDMI. I suspect DisplayPort may fix this however I am not sure Outlook will benefit from 60hz that much...
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