Acer says the new models are fast, emit less blue-light, and highly optimized for the twitchy. (We paraphrased.)
Acer unveiled some new products in its Predator and Nitro portfolios with three gaming monitors. Additionally, the company said it is the first to deliver TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe-certified gaming monitors that emit less high-energy blue light than industry-standard monitors.
The Predator XB273U NX 27-inch monitor has a WQHD (2560 × 1440) panel with a 275-Hz refresh rate (overclocked) and up to a 0.5-ms response time (G to G). The 400 nits HDR-capable monitor covers 95% of the DCI-P3 spectrum and uses Acer’s Agile-Splendor IPS technology.
The recently launched Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer that detects clicks coming from the mouse and then measures the time it takes for the resulting pixels to change on-screen is included. The monitor has two HDMI 2.1, a DisplayPort(1.4) plus type C(PD65W) and USB3.0 ports, and two 2W speakers. The Predator XB273U NX monitor will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,099.99; in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 1,179.00; and in China in March, starting at RMB 7,999.
The company also introduced a new 31-inch 4K display, Predator XB323QK NV. The XB323QK NV is a 31.5-inch Nvidia G-SYNC Compatible UHD (3840 × 2160) gaming monitor with a 144-Hz refresh rate. It has a 400 nits DCI-P3 90% Wide color gamut and includes Acer’s Agile Splendor IPS and a VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification.
The 4K monitor has two HDMI 2.0, a DisplayPort(1.4) plus Type C(PD65W), USB 3.0 ports, and two 4 W speakers. The Predator XB323QK NV monitor will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 1,199.99; in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 1,199.00; and in China in March, starting at RMB 8,999.
Both the new Predator XB3 series monitors feature Acer’s VisionCare 4.0, a suite of technologies that the company claims help protect users’ eyes during longer gaming sessions and tournaments. It includes LightSense, for adjusting the monitor’s screen brightness based on ambient lighting, in addition to AdaptiveLight, ColorSense, and ProxiSense, a suite of technologies that measures environmental and ambient light to automatically adjust the monitor’s brightness and color-temperature accordingly.
For gamers with less desk space or budget, Acer offers the Nitro XV282K KV 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS panel that has a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits, and covers 90% of the DCI-P3 wide color gamut. It also has AMD FreeSync and a 144-Hz refresh rate panel with a 1-ms response time. The Nitro XV282K KV comes with HDMI 2.1 and can run a 4K UHD 120 Hz with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). The monitor also has TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe certification.
The new Acer Nitro XV2 series monitor features Acer HDR 400 IPS for increased image quality and has two HDMI 2.1, a DisplayPort(1.4) as well as USB3.0 ports and two 2 W speakers.
The Nitro XV282K KV monitor will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 899.99; in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 949.00; and in China in February, starting at RMB 6,999.
What do we think?
Acer has been a consistent and reliable supplier of monitors for the consumer and commercial sectors. The company has always offered high-value products and often is the price leader. These new high-speed high-resolution monitors are just but the latest example of the company’s commitment to the display market.