Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD Certified as G-sync Compatible by NVIDIA, and New Crosshair Pack

We are currently reviewing the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD monitor with a 27″ 2560 x 1440 IPS-type panel, 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support. Our review should be completed later this week. The screen was already known to support NVIDIA G-sync thanks to their January 2019 driver updates but the screen has now been officially recognized by NVIDIA as being “G-sync Compatible”.

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Why Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) Specs Can Be Misleading and Where 1ms MPRT is Sometimes Abused

We’ve started to see the Moving Picture Response Time (MRPT) spec used more and more in recent times when marketing monitors, and it has reached a stage where we feel it may start to mislead consumers if it is not properly understood. In some cases, it’s even being abused by manufacturers and buyers should be aware of situations where it is used falsely as well.

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Asus VG248QG 24″ Gaming Screen with 165Hz and 0.5ms Response Time

We’ve already seen Asus announce new gaming monitors in their range late last year with a 24.5″ sized VG258QR and then this week also a 27″ sized VG278QR. There is also a slightly smaller 24″ model available in the form of the VG248QG. The VG248QG offers a 165Hz refresh rate, 0.5ms response time and as well as supporting AMD FreeSync, it is apparently also officially certified as G-sync Compatible by NVIDIA. Asus say they are currently the only company subjecting monitors to a two-stage certification process that entails in-house testing and subsequent validation by NVIDIA to guarantee compatibility with thousands of graphics cards. While the 24.5″ and 27″ models are listed already on NVIDIA’s website as ‘G-sync Compatible’, this 24″ VG248QG has yet to be added.

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[Correction] Acer ConceptD CP3271K P – a New 27″ Monitor with 4K and 144Hz

[Correction 13/4/19] Our sincerest apologies, but we made a big mistake with the original news piece for this display. Thanks to a very confusing naming scheme from Acer, we believed this to be a 32″ sized screen, which would have made it the first 32″ 4K @ 144Hz monitor announced. In fact, the naming scheme seems to reflect that it is in the “CP3 series”, with the “27” in the middle signifying the model size! So this is actually just another 27″ sized model with 4K and 144Hz. Honestly, who starts their monitor naming scheme with “CP32″ when it’s not a 32″ model?! Acer going against pretty much every other monitor in the market! Massive apologies for getting anyone’s hopes up. I guess the wait for a 32” 4K @ 144Hz continues 🙁

This news piece has been updated to reflect the correction

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Acer ConceptD CP7271K-P with 27″ 4K Res 144Hz Refresh Rate with HDR1000

At the annual Acer press event in New York this week Acer showcased their new “ConceptD” portfolio; a new brand of desktops, notebooks, monitors and other bits and pieces with premium, any unusual in many cases, high-end design. We’ve written separately about the 32″  CM7321K, and this news piece is about the smaller 27″ model – offering some different specs and potentially an interesting option for gamers as well as designs and professionals.

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Acer ConceptD CM7321K with 32″ UltraHD IPS Panel and 1152-Zone Mini LED for HDR1000

At the annual Acer press event in New York this week Acer showcased their new “ConceptD” portfolio; a new brand of desktops, notebooks, monitors and other bits and pieces with premium, any unusual in many cases, high-end design. Of particular interest to us here at TFTCentral are some new monitors. Creators need color accuracy beyond what most mainstream monitors can offer, and thus Acer created ConceptD monitors. The new models feature a remarkable color accuracy of Delta E <1 and a modern slick, black finish with a unique wood-patterned base, these new PANTONE Validated monitors are optimized so creators can do more.

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Acer Predator CG437K P Announced with 43″ 144Hz Panel and HDR1000

Acer yesterday announced new additions across its growing Predator line of gaming products at the annual next@acer global press conference in New York. In the display space they announced a new 43″ sized display, the CG437K P, which Acer dub a “Large Format Gaming Display” (LFGD). Not quite as “Big” then as their 65″ “Big Format Gaming Displays” (Acer Predator BFGD) that was showcased at CES over a year ago, but a large format nonetheless. It is designed for hardcore PC and console gaming enthusiasts.

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Asus VG278QR 27″ Gaming Screen with 165Hz and 0.5ms Response Time

We’ve already seen Asus announce late last year a 24.5″ sized model with similar specs, in the form of the VG258QR, but now Asus are also set to release a new 27″ model in their gaming lineup of displays. The VG278QR offers a 165Hz refresh rate, 0.5ms response time and as well as supporting AMD FreeSync, it is also officially certified as G-sync Compatible by NVIDIA. Asus say they are currently the only company subjecting monitors to a two-stage certification process that entails in-house testing and subsequent validation by NVIDIA to guarantee compatibility with thousands of graphics cards

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Samsung S27R750QEU and S32R750UEU with Space Saving Desk Clamp Stands

Samsung are soon to release a couple of new monitors focused on “space saving”. The new models come in 27″ and 32″ sizes and feature a pretty unique desk clamp mounting arm, cutting down on the size of a traditional monitor arm and stand. When not in use, the Samsung Space Monitors push back to sit flat against a back wall and leave your entire work surface clear. When it’s time for use, simply pull the Space Monitor towards you and adjust to your preferred viewing position.

Samsung Space Monitor lets you use more of your work space. In side-by-side comparison on a 47.2 inch x 19.7 inch (120cm x 50cm) desk, the Space Monitor provides up to 40 percent more usable surface area than a conventional monitor of equivalent size (Samsung SD850). The arm provides tilt and height adjustments.

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Asus ProArt PA27UCX Professional Monitor Announced with 4K HDR Mini LED

Asus have released some information about an interesting new screen in their professional ProArt range. The PA27UCX is 27″ in size and features a 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution panel. We have previously seen a 32″ size model announced in the form of the PA32UCX, back in January 2019 so this is the smaller 27″ equivalent. Of most interest is the use of a Mini LED backlight, offering advanced local dimming beyond the capabilities of modern Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) solutions.

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