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Acer B286HK computer monitor

A 28-inch 16:9 aspect-ratio LCD computer monitor from Acer, with integrated speakers, 4 USB ports, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, a display that rotates between landscape and portrait and adjustable height.

About

The Acer B286HK is part of the Computer monitor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Computer monitor models like the B286HK are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Display quality: Display quality reflects image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast as judged by panelists who viewed text and photos, and on lab measurements.

Viewing angle: Indicates our evaluation of picture quality for clarity and color accuracy at various horizontal and vertical viewing angles.

Ease of use: Ease of use indicates usability of controls on the display and in onscreen menus.

Connections

HDMI input HDMI input HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a relatively new form of digital audio/video connection found on TVs, monitors, Blu-ray players, DVD players, receivers, cameras and digital TV tuners. HDMI has become the preferred connection method instead of component, etc., as it carries audio and video signals on the same cable. HDMI supports a range of standard- and high-definition video formats, although it can vary for each product. HDMI supports up to eight channels of uncompressed, 24-bit/192kHz audio. HDMI version 1.3, doubled the bandwidth of its predecessor (HDMI 1.2), and added support for 30-, 36- and 48-bit color depth and a new "xvYCC" color standard, as well as the new Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master lossless audio formats (See "Dolby True HD" and "DTS-HD Master Audio") used in Blu-ray discs. HDMI version 1.4 added full support for 3D television, an audio return path, and ethernet network connection. Some Blu-ray discs, in order to be viewed in high-definition, will require that the Blu-ray player and the HDTV/display be connected using an HDMI cable as a copy-protection measure. HDMI allows content providers to limit the quality of the component video outputs, and your ability to record the content.
Yes
DVI cable included DVI cable included Digital Visual Interface (DVI) cable which is used to connect to the DVI port of a computer monitor or computer. The cable can handle both a digital mode (DVI-D), and VGA in analog mode (DVI-A) and in this mode can be connected to a VGA input with an adaptor.
Yes
DisplayPort input DisplayPort input DisplayPort is a new form of digital audio/video connection.
Yes
DVI input DVI input DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is one kind of digital video input found on most monitors and computers. The DVI connection requires its own specialized cable. DVI supports a range of standard- and high-definition video formats, although it can vary for each product. DVI allows content providers to limit the quality of the component video outputs, and your ability to record the content. Unlike HDMI, DVI requires a separate audio cable to carry the audio signals. HDMI has become the preferred connection method instead of DVI, component, etc., as it carries audio and video signals on the same cable.
Yes
VGA input VGA input VGA (Video Graphics Array) is the analog video computer display connection found on most monitors and computers, it employs a 15-pin D-subminiature VGA connector.
No
Other connections Other connections Other connections may include line audio and headphone outputs. (We may add other types as they are discovered).
Has MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) via HDMI

Features

3D effect 3D effect The computer monitor is capable of providing a 3D experience from 3D stills and videos, select video game titles and displaying 3D Blu-ray content. However, some 3D computer monitors may exhibit significant amounts of ghosting, depending on model, which can distract the viewer and detract from the 3D experience. The "ghosts" occur when the two images used to create 3D (one for each eye) aren't kept completely separate, a must for sharp 3D images with clean edges. Ghosting is most obvious in high-contrast scenes with bright objects against a dark background.
No
Speakers Speakers Comes with built-in speakers.
Yes
Built-in camera Built-in camera A video camera is built into the monitor. With a computer and the appropriate software, it can be used as a webcam.
No
Built-in microphone Built-in microphone A microphone is built into the monitor. With a computer and the appropriate software, it can be used for teleconferencing over a computer network.
No

Specs

Screen size (in.) Screen size The size of the monitor's screen, measured diagonally in inches.
28
Touch screen Touch screen Full touch-sensitive displays respond to light contact with a stylus, finger, or both. They provide an alternate method to input data and launch applications.
No
Widescreen Widescreen The monitor has a 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio, good for watching movies.
Yes
Height adjusts Height adjusts The monitor's height is adjustable.
Yes
Display rotates Display rotates The monitor allows the ability to rotate 90 degrees, from a landscape to portrait mode, which is especially useful for viewing more of Web pages or text documents. Viewing angle performance may vary when the display is rotated.
Yes
Screen finish Screen finish The appearance of the monitor's screen. A glossy screen has a mirror-like finish that some may prefer; it helps preserve the deep black in dark images, image detail, and contrast in certain lighting conditions -- but finger smears can be more visible than for a matte finish. A matte screen is better for avoiding glare in rooms with many lights.
Matte
Backlight type Backlight type LCD monitors either use fluorescent backlights to illuminate images -- these are indicated as either "CCFL" (cold-cathode fluorescent lamp), "WCG-CCFL" (wide color gamut CCFL), or HCFL (hot-cathode fluorescent lamp). More recently computer monitors LEDs to backlight the display and tend to have a very slim profile -- panel thicknesses of well under 1 inch.
LED
Warranty 3 yrs. or more Warranty 3 yrs. or more Monitor has a warranty of three or more years.
Yes