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Acer XV282K KV 28 inch 144Hz 4K UHD IPS model

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Update: Pricing update based on official product page. News piece below initially published 13th September 2020.


As graphical horsepower increases, so does the demand for screens with a combination of high resolution and high refresh rate. The Acer XV282K KV (XV282K KVbmiipruzx), of the ‘Nitro XV2’ series combines a 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) resolution with 144Hz refresh rate and a number of other attractive features. The design is simple, in keeping with other models in the series. Mainly matte black black plastic, with a textured bottom bezel and circular stand base. A red plastic ring is found at the join between the stand neck and base to break up the swaths of black. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slender panel border that’s flush with the rest of screen. And slim hard plastic outer component. The bottom bezel includes a sensor unit towards the right side, used for some of Acer’s ‘VisionCare 3.0’ functionality. The screeen reacts to ambient lighting and adjusts its brightness (‘LightSense’) and colour temperature (‘ColourSense’) accordingly. A ‘ProxiSense’ proximity sensor allows the screen to dim or turn off if nobody is using it. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons plus a joystick at the rear of the monitor. Running vertically down the right side, as viewed from in front.

A simple design

The monitor adopts a 28″ 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) IPS-type panel, more specifically a member of the Innolux M280DCA AAS (Azimuthal Anchoring Switch) family. A 144Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, including AMD FreeSync Premium with an assumed 48 – 144Hz VRR range and the usual accompanying LFC support. A 1000:1 static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles are specified, whilst 10-bit colour is supported. A flicker-free WLED backlight is employed, offering a 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. As a model certified as ‘Eyesafe’ by TÜV Rheinland, it also has its blue light peak shifted to less energetic wavelengths for enhanced viewing comfort. The monitor responds to HDR10 content, offering VESA DisplayHDR 400 support. This allows the generous colour gamut and 10-bit colour reproduction to be put to good use, but doesn’t necessitate a high luminance level or local dimming. A 0.5ms grey to grey response time (approach with caution) is specified, whilst a VRB (Visual Response Boost) strobe backlight setting is included. The included stand attaches using a quick release mechanism and can be replaced by an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. The stand provided with the monitor offers tilt and height adjustment (100mm or 3.94 inches). The ports face mainly face downwards and include; DP 1.4 (with DSC), 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream) and a 3.5mm audio output. 2 additional USB 3.0 ports are found at the left side of the screen, as viewed from the front. 2 x 2W speakers are included for basic sound output.

VESA mounting supported

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$900 USD.

Acer XV282K KV