Acer's New UHD Monitor is a Little More Affordable

4K monitors are hitting the market like a summer insect infestation, and although not all 4K monitors are created equal, one commonality is that they are all rather expensive. But a new monitor from Acer appears to take a step in the right (read: cheaper) direction.

The Acer CB280HK is a 28-inch monitor, and while it has only been spotted in Europe, it is listed there for pre-order at around €500. This is a bit less than almost all competing monitors, at least in Europe, for what looks like a similar-performing unit. It has a 3840 x 2160 resolution, is driven by a TN panel, has LED backlighting, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, and a 1 ms gray-to-gray response time. Although the TN panel is an 8-bit + HiFRC panel capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors, it can only cover 72 percent of the NTSC color space.

Connectivity is provided by an HDMI 1.4 port, DisplayPort 1.2, Mini-DisplayPort 1.2 and a DVI port. Acer is even generous enough to fit the monitor with a very capable stand that lets you adjust the monitor's height, pivot, swivel and tilt – something not found on most competing monitors. It even looks like it has a 100 mm VESA mount.

No exact word on availability just yet, but hopefully this one will also make it to the U.S.

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  • The reason this one excites me is because it's very close to being a 24 or 27 inch 4K version of the Asus SWIFT. Give me a 4k, 120Hz, G-sync monitor, pretty please!
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  • Who gives a damn?
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  • I'm hoping as these new 4K monitors come out and get cheaper that 1080p monitors will also get cheaper . I would love to game at 4K, but I'm not going to kid myself and say my GPU is up to it without major quality drops.
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