Acer has expanded its gaming monitor line with a new assortment of models suited to a wide range of gamers, from elite professionals requiring top-of-the-line technology to casual players more concerned with enjoying themselves. Additionally, Acer is the first brand to offer TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe®-certified gaming monitors, designed to selectively filter out blue light while still maintaining crisp and vivid colors.
“Our newest gaming monitors feature the industry’s newest technology to give gamers smooth performance and comfortable ergonomics,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc. “Designed to appeal to the most power-hungry gamers as well as those who just want to have fun, the new Predator and Nitro-branded monitors are available in a variety of designs and sizes to support just about anyone in the market for a gaming monitor.”
Predator X34 GS
The Predator X34 GS extends users’ peripheral view with an ultrawide 34-inch curved UWQHD (3440×1440) screen, working in tandem with what Acer refer to as an “Agile-Splendor IPS panel” (whatever that is supposed to mean!) that delivers clear images even at wide viewing angles. The screen features a 180Hz overclockable refresh rate (from a native 144Hz panel as far as we know) and support for adaptive sync for VRR from both NVIDIA (expected to carry G-sync Compatible certification) and AMD systems. The screen also offers a wide gamut covering 98% DCI-P3 while the stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments. There are also 2x 7W integrated speakers.
The Predator X34 GS will be available in North America in December starting at USD 999.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 1,099.
Predator XB273U NV
The Predator XB273U NV, part of the Acer 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.
This model has a 27″ IPS panel offering a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 170Hz refresh rate and adaptive sync for VRR. There is a wide gamut covering 95% DCI-P3 as well as an 8-bit colour depth and factory calibration offering dE <1. The screen 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.
The Predator XB273U NV will be available in North America in January 2021 starting at USD 549.99; in EMEA in January 2021 starting at EUR 549; and in UK from £499.
Predator XB253Q GW
A smaller model measuring 24.5″ in size, the XB253Q GW offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS panel combined with a 280Hz overclockable refresh rate. This is supported with adaptive sync for VRR and the screen also has a 0.5ms G2G response time spec (on paper at least). 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.
The Predator XB253Q GW will be available in North America in January 2021 starting at USD 429.99; in EMEA in January 2021 starting at EUR 449; and in UK from £399.
Nitro XV272U KV and Nitro XV272 LV
Two new 27-inch Nitro series models, the Acer Nitro XV272U KV and Nitro XV272 LV, are ideal for casual gamers that want to get as much value out of their devices as possible. Both are Eyesafe-certified to help prevent eye fatigue and further viewing comfort, and an ergonomic stand lets gamers find just the right viewing angle by adjusting the monitors’ tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
The Acer Nitro XV272U KV offers a QHD (2560×1440) resolution IPS panel with a 170Hz overclockable refresh rate and 1ms G2G response time spec. The screen also comes with a factory calibration offering a low Delta E<1 rating and 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 color spectrum. 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.
The Nitro XV272 LV offers an FHD (1920×1080) IPS panel and offers up to 165Hz overclocked refresh rate. It also comes with a 90% DCI-P3 color coverage and a factory calibration offering a low Delta E<1 rating.
The Nitro XV272U KV will be available in North America in December starting at USD 399.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 469. The Nitro XV272 LV will be available in North America in December starting at USD 279.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 319.