Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop Setup Guidance

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Acer Predator XB281HK Specifications

Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop includes many features such as good resolution, fast refresh rates, TN panel and more. It comes with an Acer ErgoStand that lets you adjust its height; pivot, tilt and swivel the display so that you can set the predator at a comfortable angle. The sleek design fits in closely-packed spaces. With the flicker-less technology, reduce screen flickering issue that can cause eye strain when looking at the monitor for a long time.

  • A 28-inch screen display
  • Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • NVidia G-SYNC Technology
  • 3 Interfaces

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The display gives you uniform viewing experience with every corner of the screen.

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The intense resolution shows all the details that will provide you with a good gaming experience.

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This technology eliminates screen tearing and reduces stuttering.

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The three interfaces or ports it includes are HDMI, USB and Display port.

Laptop Configuration Support

Driver Download

The factors that affect the capability of a driver are energy distractions, outdated versions and other issues. A good, compatible driver can help your monitor to function well. The driver forms the mode of communication between your monitor and hardware. If you did not download the Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop driver, download it for your predator from this website at free of cost. Check the model number of your predator on a label on the back of your monitor. These numbers can help to locate downloads and other resources for your predator. They also help in the proper identification of the specifications and warranty. The SNID numbers have around 12 digits and do not contain any letters.

Locate the driver for your predator in the Download section of this website. Check if it is the apt driver based on the model number of your predator. The guidelines will appear on the screen. Follow them to complete the download process properly. Access the driver file from the downloads folder of your monitor. The driver file for your Windows PC will be in the .exe format. Double-click and run the file. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.


Manual Support

Your predator comes with a set of few guides. The Quick Guide includes the basic features and functions of your predator. The User Manual covers various important topics that include information and general tips for comfortable use. It also has the specs about the Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop, guidelines to set up and install, user controls and troubleshooting solutions. The manual is beneficial to all users. It also includes the safety precautions to be taken before configuring the predator. This will help to avoid injuries or hazards.

If you do not have the guide that came with your predator, download it from this website. Search for the topic you are looking for to accomplish the task. On this website, you will find how-to topics and the solutions to fix few common issues. The instructions are unambiguous and easy to follow. Read the prompts in the manual to check if you can self-diagnose the problem. If the issues occur regularly, get guidance from our technical experts to fix it.

How To Overclock Acer Predator XB281HK

On your monitor, go to the menu screen and click Settings. Locate the Overclock option. Click the Overclock option and enable it. Change the max refresh rate setting. Click the Apply and Reboot option. Change the Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop resolution, choose your refresh rate from the list of options and click Apply.

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Random Blinking Acer Predator XB281HK

If you have a flickering monitor screen, it can cause inconvenience to work and reduce the productivity. This is because due to the issue, you will require frequent breaks to reduce the possibility of eyestrain and headaches. Go with the basic step to change the refresh rate to match the capabilities of your monitor and update your graphics card drivers for Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop. If your monitor randomly blinks, turn off G-sync. Unplug the DP cable from your PC with the monitor turned on. Connect the DP cable again and turn on G-sync. Use the standard DP cable that came in the package with the monitor.

Acer Predator XB281HK Calibration Problem

Modify gamma, color temp and color saturation settings to check if it fixes the calibration issue. Try to reduce the contrast control. Few other modifications can bring the monitor to a good standard. Change the settings to Standard Profile to achieve the best-desired starting point on your monitor. Set Brightness to 40, Contrast to 50, Gamma to 2.2, Red to 84, Green to 83, Blue to 99 and leave the OD at normal. Check if the issue is fixed. If it continues, reach our technical experts.

Acer Predator XB281HK Firmware Update

To check the firmware version of your Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop monitor, primarily, turn it off. For few seconds, press and hold the Empowering and Power button simultaneously. Release the Power button when the desktop appears and immediately release and press the empowering button again. The firmware version will be listed at the bottom of the screen. To know further details about the firmware update for your predator, reach our technical experts.

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Vertical Line Issues

  1. There are many factors that lead to vertical line issues on your monitor. When you view vertical lines, turn off your monitor and unplug all peripherals. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, reconnect the peripherals and turn the monitor on to check if the lines are gone.
  2. Disconnect the monitor from the back of the PC and check if it displays a message indicating No signal. If you notice that the no signal message also has vertical lines, the issue is with the monitor and not with your Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop. Select the Menu button and use the other buttons to search for the Factory Settings mode.
  3. The factory mode will reset your monitor back to its original settings. If the line issue persists, it shows that the monitor would have been dropped or exposed to a magnet that cannot be fixed. Reconnect the cables, switch on the PC and look for the lines at boot up.
  4. If the vertical lines appear before Windows loads, it shows that the issue is either with the video connection cable, video card or the monitor itself. If the lines only appear in Windows, the issue is due to a setting in Windows. Click Screen Resolution –> Advanced Settings –> Monitor and lower the refresh rate.

How to Install & Setup Acer Predator XB281HK

Open the box and check if you have the monitor, Quick Start Guide, Power Cord, HDMI cable, DP Cable (Optional) and USB Cable (Optional). Select an even surface to place the Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop monitor. Fix the stand arm and the base to the monitor and check if the base is screwed tight to the monitor stand arm. To set the predator to the best viewing position, adjust the height of the monitor. Check if you are using the power cord that came in the box. Plug in one end of the power cord to the AC inlet and connect the other end to an AC outlet.

To install the monitor using HDMI Cable on your host system, check if both the monitor and PC are turned off. Connect the HDMI cable to the PC. Do not use the Power button to trigger the I/O port source. To install the monitor using a DP Cable, switch off both the monitor and PC and connect the DP cable to the PC. Check if you have the Audio Cable and connect if any. Plug in the monitor’s power cable to the power port at the back of the monitor. Connect the power cords of your PC and your monitor to a nearby electrical socket. The USB charge ON/OFF button lets you to enable/disable Power-off USB charge function to complete Acer Predator XB281HK Laptop setup process.