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Acer XV282K: 4K HDMI 2.1 Gaming Monitor (Review)

Reviewed by Oguz

Last updated at November 11th, 2020

Acer XV282K KV is part of Nitro XV2 series and It is expected to be one of the first HDMI 2.1 monitors on the market.

In this article, we will go over everything you need to know about this 4K gaming monitor, and we will review it.

Acer XV282K HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor

In September, Acer quietly announced their first HDMI 2.1 monitor, Its a highly anticipated product as both of the gaming consoles released this year come with HDMI 2.1 output.

HDMI 2.1 will enable 4K monitors to be used in the competitive gaming with It's 120Hz refresh rate support, and this is why everyone is excited about.

Release Date & Price of Acer XV282K

As of publishing this article, the monitor currently isn't available in the U.S. Market, however product was listed on the Chinese market for a while for pre-orders.

We expect Acer to list the product in the U.S. market in first couple months of 2021, as there is huge expectation for the monitor.

However, Acer doesn't want to take risk of releasing a monitor that isn't heavily tested, that's why we see this kind of a slow roll out of the new product.

On this Chinese marketplace the monitor isn't cheap, It is market as ¥5999 which is approximately around $910, which was initially listed almost %30 higher than It's current price.

In Chine, pre-orders are expected to ship in January of 2021, based on the product listing.

Acer XV282K KV Collector's Edition

Based on the information online, we believe that there are two different versions of this monitor.

These versions are Standard version and the Collector's edition, we believe that the difference will be cosmetic.

The collector's edition might feature a silver and bigger monitor stand, while the standard version comes with the regular stand.

Technical Specs

Acer XV282K is a 28-Inch flat monitor. It has an LED IPS display with 4K (3840x2160) resolution and It is part of the Innolux Series.

Acer XV282K HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor

This monitor has incredible 120Hz refresh rate for a 4K monitor, and can be overclocked to 144Hz for PC graphics cards.

In addition to the high refresh rate, Acer put AMD FreeSync technology for the variable refresh rate system, which is a great pick over NVIDIA since the new gaming consoles feature the AMD architecture.

In addition to the gaming features, Monitor provides DCI-P3: 95% color gamut with DisplayHDR 600 certification.

Similar to most modern gaming monitors, Acer XV282K comes with built-in Stereo Speakers with 2Watts.

Input & Output Ports

Acer XV282K will feature both HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort v1.4, and HDMI port will be a dual video input which will let users to switch video sources.

Acer XV282K HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor

It also includes the new USB 3.0 which is capable of higher data transfer compared to the previous generation of USB.

Monitor Mount & Stand Design

This monitor is VESA compatible, meaning that standard monitor arms and monitor stands will work with this monitor.

Acer XV282K HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor

In addition to the VESA, the built-in monitor stand is fully adjustable, which is demonstrated in this picture.

Alternative HDMI 2.1 Monitors

There are currently not many HDMI 2.1 monitors released, however we expect this to change very quickly as there is huge demand created by the new gaming console.

Four other manufacturers announced that their HDMI 2.1 monitors will be released in 2021 and these are Acer, ASUS, ViewSonic and EVE Spectrum.

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