I have to admit it is hard to keep up with all the monitor options on the market, even just one brand as Acer is hard. Do they really need to launch 6 monitors?
Predator X34 GS
I am a big fan of ultra-wide gaming, Acer already has two 3440×1440 displays on the market, proving my point about it being hard to keep up.
The new 34-inch Predator X34 GS sits in between the 35-inch Z35 and X35. At first I thought it was just a smaller X35 at half the price, but the X35 has HDR 1000 with Quantum Dots while this new model is only DisplayHDR 400.
Launch price should be $999 or 1099-Euros, while the X35 will set you back double that
The Predator X34 GS extends users’ peripheral view with a giant 34-inch curved UWQHD (3440×1440) screen, working in tandem with an Agile-Splendor IPS panel that delivers clear images even at wide viewing angles. NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, it renders smooth action with up to a 180 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) and an ultra-fast 0.5ms (G to G) response time. VESA DisplayHDR 400 illuminates the finer details to create sharper images, so no important targets or details are missed, while 98% DCI-P3 spectrum coverage brings images to life in vivid color. The flexible stand provides a multitude of viewing options, giving users the ability to adjust its tilt, swivel and height. Two integrated 7 watt speakers eliminate the need for external speakers.
Predator XB253Q GW with 280 Hz refresh rate vs 240Hz on XB252
For competitive gamers wanting the fastest refresh rate possible, this ups the refresh rate to 280Hz from 240Hz on the existing Acer XB252 and XB253 models
The Predator XB253Q GW will be available will be available in North America in January starting at USD 429.99; in EMEA in January starting at EUR 449
The Predator XB253Q GW’s 24.5-inch NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible FHD (1920×1080) IPS panel can be overclocked to an incredibly fast 280 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) with up to a 0.5ms (G to G) response time to keep up with even the fastest-paced action scenes, making it ideal for first-person shooter and racing games where precision is paramount. Integrated RGB LightSense with nine different special effects synchronizes RGB to the beat of the music, games and more. The monitor has also been ergonomically designed, allowing users to adjust its tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
Predator XB323U GX – 32-inch QHD (2560×1440) @ 270Hz
An upgrade to the existing Predator XB323U which runs at 170Hz. This is a premium model so not cheap, but I feel that it offers the best balance between high refresh rate gaming and a decent screen for general gaming and productivity.
The Predator XB323U GX will be available will be available in North America in January starting at USD 899.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 999
NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible and featuring a 32-inch QHD (2560×1440) panel with a speedy 270 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) and up to a 0.5ms (G to G) response time, the Predator XB323U GX’s fluidity and low latency serve to drastically reduce motion blur during fast-paced gameplay. 99% AdobeRGB coverage makes this an excellent choice for players who create videos of their gameplay, and a VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification indicates that the XB323U GX features 8-bit image processing and local-dimming, enabling the screen to adjust dynamically to what’s happening on the scene for deep blacks and impressive highlights. To optimize comfort during long gaming sessions, the Predator XB323U GX provides users with the ability to adjust its tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
Acer Nitro XV272U KV with QHD (2560×1440) and 170 Hz refresh rate
Again, another upgrade from the existing Acer Nitro XV272U which runs at 144Hz. It doesn’t state FreeSync or it being G-SYNC Compatible, but I would expect it is, but not one of the officially compatible monitors.
The Nitro XV272U KV will be available will be available in North America in December starting at USD 399.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 469
The existing Acer Nitro XV272UPbmiiprzx is £395
The Acer Nitro XV272U KV offers offering stunningly clear QHD (2560×1440) gameplay with a low Delta E<1 rating and 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 color spectrum. Performance is fast and fluid with up to 170 Hz (overclocked) and a 1ms (G to G) response time on an Agile-Splendor IPS panel that also provides wide viewing angles to maximize the view. Beyond just looking great, the monitor is also equipped with LightSense, ColorSense and ProxiSense technologies, giving users a more comfortable experience by automatically adjusting the monitor’s settings based on ambient lighting in the environment.
Nitro XV272 LV sports an FHD (1920×1080) at 165Hz
Or for more affordable gaming you can drop down to the Nitro XV272 LVwhich:
sports an FHD (1920×1080) Agile-Splendor IPS panel and offers up to 165Hz (overclocked) for smooth visuals even in busy action scenes. With 90% DCI-P3 color coverage and a low Delta E<1 rating, users have all the technology necessary to dive into immersive virtual worlds.
The Nitro XV272 LV will be available will be available in North America in December starting at USD 279.99; in EMEA in November starting at EUR 319
The existing Acer Nitro XV272Pbmiiprzx is 144hz and £266
Other Monitors include:
Predator XB3 Series for Pros and Avid Enthusiasts
The new Predator XB3 series monitors are a line of FHD (1920×1080) or QHD (2560×1440) displays that feature high refresh rates and VESA DisplayHDR certifications. From there, each monitor has been optimized around different criteria: The XB273U NV is Eyesafe-certified, the XB253Q GW boasts an impressive 280 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) and 0.5 ms (G to G) response time, and the XB323U GX is remarkably color-accurate with 99% Adobe® RGB coverage.
Predator XB273U NV – Easy On the Eyes
The Predator XB273U NV, part of the XB3 VisionCare series, has been designed to give players as comfortable a gaming experience as possible. One of the first gaming monitors2 to be certified by Eyesafe®, the Predator XB273U NV manages high-energy wavelengths in order to selectively filter out blue light while maintaining crisp and vivid color quality. Additionally, Acer VisionCare 4.0 incorporates a range of technologies—LightSense, AdaptiveLight, ColorSense and ProxiSense—that measure environmental and ambient light and then automatically adjust the monitor’s brightness and color-temperature to match it, helping reduce eye strain.
The monitor’s crystal-clear 27-inch QHD (2560×1440) Agile-Splendor IPS1 display features wide viewing angles, a fast 1ms response time and up to an overclocked 170 Hz refresh rate, while 95% DCI-P3 color spectrum coverage and a Delta E<1 rating allows for stunningly realistic images. VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, the XB273U NV has true 8-bit image quality and dynamically adjusts screen brightness to suit the displayed scene, allowing for noticeably darker darks.
Increasing the cool factor, this model has RGB LightSense for synchronizing the screen’s colors to music, media and eSports tournaments. A built-in TX transmitter can wirelessly sync lighting colors and rhythm to additional networked monitors for an even more dramatic effect. An ergonomic stand helps users find just the right angle by letting them adjust the monitor’s tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
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