Acer RT280K 28" 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor (1ms response, AMD FreeSync) £224.98 Delivered @ eBuyer
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Acer RT280K 28" 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor (1ms response, AMD FreeSync) £224.98 Delivered @ eBuyer

£224.98Ebuyer Deals
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Found 6th Jun
Cracking price for a well spec'd 4K monitor. Was this price back in March and hasn't been dropped since, but eBuyer have flicked the switch for today's daily deal.


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An Acer RT0 monitor looks remarkably slim because it's thinner than a thin smartphone and it also has a very thin frame. This minimalist beauty combines with the elegance of the T-shaped metal stand for a stylish monitor that fits seamlessly in any space.

Technical Specification


Display

  • Number of Screens: 1
  • 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

Top comments

All you guys talking about being crap because it's 60Hz. It's 4K. What GPU's are you running?

pavel76

60Hz - cheap for a reason



It's cheap because it's TN, not 60Hz.

TN...
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Whoa! I'm excited too! OP - why should I buy this over the £199.99 electriQ 4k 28" on laptops direct? Just give me a reason! I want it!

Man, regret buying the Samsung 4k monitor for £270 on Laptops Direct yesterday! Due to be delivered in 10 minutes as well.

Oh well, there's always a better deal round the corner.

And to the guy asking for reason to buy over the cheap looking electriQ, I would argue the design is enough reason to justify. Would you prefer your office/desk set up to have the horrible cheap plastic of electriQ screen or this?

Damn, I want it but need a 144hz monitor.

Hope Amazon price match - I got my £100 BT voucher delivered Saturday ...

priceyrice

Man, regret buying the Samsung 4k monitor for £270 on Laptops Direct … Man, regret buying the Samsung 4k monitor for £270 on Laptops Direct yesterday! Due to be delivered in 10 minutes as well.Oh well, there's always a better deal round the corner.And to the guy asking for reason to buy over the cheap looking electriQ, I would argue the design is enough reason to justify. Would you prefer your office/desk set up to have the horrible cheap plastic of electriQ screen or this?



Touche!

TN...

K1LLER_HORNET

TN...



The killer detail

Nice, though FreeSync is only on the DP input and the FreeSync range is only 40-60Hz (and so no Low Framerate Compensation).

60Hz - cheap for a reason

agreed not the best at 60 Hz but cheap for admin work and watching movies etc

pavel76

60Hz - cheap for a reason



It's cheap because it's TN, not 60Hz.

Acer rubbish. Don't say I didn't warn you when it starts developing faults and you get zero help from Acer. Terrible company best avoided. It will cost you more in money, time and frustration in the long run.

All you guys talking about being crap because it's 60Hz. It's 4K. What GPU's are you running?

priceyrice

Man, regret buying the Samsung 4k monitor for £270 on Laptops Direct … Man, regret buying the Samsung 4k monitor for £270 on Laptops Direct yesterday! Due to be delivered in 10 minutes as well.Oh well, there's always a better deal round the corner.And to the guy asking for reason to buy over the cheap looking electriQ, I would argue the design is enough reason to justify. Would you prefer your office/desk set up to have the horrible cheap plastic of electriQ screen or this?



How do you tell if this is a higher quality plastic?

Danny41294

Damn, I want it but need a 144hz monitor.



I don't think 144hz 4k exists yet.

Spark

I don't think 144hz 4k exists yet.


It does on my 1280 which I got from 2019 or the budget 1450Ti in 2021. That one only uses 50w and is amazing!

Do these have 2.2 handshake for Netflix 4k via Fire TV etc?

priceyrice2 h, 28 m ago

Man, regret buying the Samsung 4k monitor for £270 on Laptops Direct …Man, regret buying the Samsung 4k monitor for £270 on Laptops Direct yesterday! Due to be delivered in 10 minutes as well.Oh well, there's always a better deal round the corner.And to the guy asking for reason to buy over the cheap looking electriQ, I would argue the design is enough reason to justify. Would you prefer your office/desk set up to have the horrible cheap plastic of electriQ screen or this?


You will have no regrets - your Samsung will still be working beautifully in 12, 24, 36 months time. You'd be well onto another monitor by then if you had the Acer.

Bought this from Scan at the same price back in February.
No problems with it whatsoever.

jazlabs

Acer rubbish. Don't say I didn't warn you when it starts developing … Acer rubbish. Don't say I didn't warn you when it starts developing faults and you get zero help from Acer. Terrible company best avoided. It will cost you more in money, time and frustration in the long run.


I agree, I have owned 3 Acer laptops in my life time and none of them last longer than 1 year. They all fall to bits and Acer refuse to do anything about them. The amount of times i've had to do repairs on them it totals to a fortune. I currently however own one of their 4K 24 inch monitors and it's been fine so far. Fingers crossed it'll last longer than those laptops did
Edited by: "thegamingkinginfo" 6th Jun

I bought it for the same price in March, great for the price, 4 k looks amazing. Speakers are terrible though. I just use a soundbar.

TN is the killer for this deal sadly, not 144HZ. There is nor a GPU that can decently run 4K games at 144Hz nor the price that would be suitable. It doesn't really exist yet, maybe later in the year. But expect prices £1000+

pavel76

60Hz - cheap for a reason


pavel76

60Hz - cheap for a reason



Good luck driving 4k about 60fps

tomwoodhouse

Good luck driving 4k about 60fps



Above*

thegamingkinginfo

TN is the killer for this deal sadly, not 144HZ. There is nor a GPU that … TN is the killer for this deal sadly, not 144HZ. There is nor a GPU that can decently run 4K games at 144Hz nor the price that would be suitable. It doesn't really exist yet, maybe later in the year. But expect prices £1000+



​I don't think there is a monitor either that will do it is there? Certainly not at the sort of price that this is!

thegamingkinginfo

I agree, I have owned 3 Acer laptops in my life time and none of them … I agree, I have owned 3 Acer laptops in my life time and none of them last longer than 1 year. They all fall to bits and Acer refuse to do anything about them. The amount of times i've had to do repairs on them it totals to a fortune. I currently however own one of their 4K 24 inch monitors and it's been fine so far. Fingers crossed it'll last longer than those laptops did



I don't know that I would keep buying Acer if I were you. Seem to have a little bit of bad luck with them.

Good for gaming and 4k pron heat

jameshothothot

It does on my 1280 which I got from 2019 or the budget 1450Ti in 2021. … It does on my 1280 which I got from 2019 or the budget 1450Ti in 2021. That one only uses 50w and is amazing!



​Sound like Jay from the inbetweeners

jazlabs

Acer rubbish. Don't say I didn't warn you when it starts developing … Acer rubbish. Don't say I didn't warn you when it starts developing faults and you get zero help from Acer. Terrible company best avoided. It will cost you more in money, time and frustration in the long run.



A friend gave me an Acer laptop 5 years ago, never had a single problem with it .... so yeah.

Justme1969

A friend gave me an Acer laptop 5 years ago, never had a single problem … A friend gave me an Acer laptop 5 years ago, never had a single problem with it .... so yeah.



.. and the balance is restored ..

need/want it.......still cant afford it

TN! Beware! There's a reason it's so cheap. A shame, because 4K at 28" is a good combination imo.

Justme1969

A friend gave me an Acer laptop 5 years ago, never had a single problem … A friend gave me an Acer laptop 5 years ago, never had a single problem with it .... so yeah.



Well done you - obviously they don't all break - but odds are not with you with Acer.

thegamingkinginfo

I agree, I have owned 3 Acer laptops in my life time and none of them … I agree, I have owned 3 Acer laptops in my life time and none of them last longer than 1 year. They all fall to bits and Acer refuse to do anything about them. The amount of times i've had to do repairs on them it totals to a fortune. I currently however own one of their 4K 24 inch monitors and it's been fine so far. Fingers crossed it'll last longer than those laptops did



Just a thought but you could just stop buying Acer goods.

Most 4K PC screens are TN - and for a reason.

60hz is it, not only are there no 4K screens that can run faster, you need a grunty gfx card to get anywhere near 60Hz; it hasnt been that long since 30Hz was the 4K limit, so stop moaning.

Acer are a MOTR brand, (middle of the road), most of their stuff is decent, but a bit light-weight; look after it and it is reliable; even Samsung put out duff stuff though.

28"@4K means you either have to sit very close, or have the eyes of a young eagle; this is a young persons screen, I wouldnt be able to read text, even with my glasses on, whereas 28"@1080p means I can read text without my glasses and still lean back in my chair when I want to watch a film.

Just a general comment about variable refresh panels - *IF* for gaming and not pro work, PLEASE don't assume TN = bad. It's simplistically rubbish advice. Read reviews for the model in question; TN panels are not the same as 10 years ago. If you like f.lux on PC the colour shifting will not bother you much, if at all. I went from an overclocked 75Hz Samsung IPS 1080p panel to a AOC G Sync 1080p 144Hz TN panel and after calibration (found a review online), there is no way in hell I'd go back willingly. Refresh rate/variable refresh is FAR more noticeable and important. Colour accuracy in particular is not a big issue on modern, quality TN panels.

Gentle_Giant3 h, 8 m ago

Most 4K PC screens are TN - and for a reason.60hz is it, not only are …Most 4K PC screens are TN - and for a reason.60hz is it, not only are there no 4K screens that can run faster, you need a grunty gfx card to get anywhere near 60Hz; it hasnt been that long since 30Hz was the 4K limit, so stop moaning.Acer are a MOTR brand, (middle of the road), most of their stuff is decent, but a bit light-weight; look after it and it is reliable; even Samsung put out duff stuff though.28"@4K means you either have to sit very close, or have the eyes of a young eagle; this is a young persons screen, I wouldnt be able to read text, even with my glasses on, whereas 28"@1080p means I can read text without my glasses and still lean back in my chair when I want to watch a film.


Young persons screen - don't be daft. Just because your eyesight is not very good, don't speak for the rest of us Old Eagles. I can tell the difference between 1080p and 4K material and don't need to be sat that close.

How are you guys running 4k at 60hz anyway? I've pretty much given up wth the hastle over finding a reasonably priced graphics card that supports HDMI 2 or Displayport, or a cheapish motherboard with HDMI 2 output. And of course none of the 4k TV's have Displayport anyway so you need an active adapter there and it's a struggle to find if the TV's have a HDMI 2 input. It's all terribly frustrating to my aging brain.

Most of the verified customer reviews on Amazon.de are poor, unfortunately. I can't find a review on any of my preferred review sites, or elsewhere. Perhaps Acer weren't keen to send out review samples but it is at least cheap. In that it's £20 cheaper than anywhere else I can find it, have some more heat.

To drive frame rates from say a, Rx 480. You would need to probably go down to around medium/high settings. Each game is different of course. A 480 is a 4k30 card, some game may only hit 20-30fps on ultra 4k, but these are poorly optimised games.
At this resolution this card is comfortably GPU bound, meaning any modern cpu will do.
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