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Acer's new Predator G-Sync gaming monitors are also VESA DisplayHDR-certified

By Rhyn Chan - on 16 Jun 2021, 11:22am

Acer's new Predator gaming monitors are also VESA DisplayHDR-certified

Acer's curved IPS monitor x38 S under the Predator branding.

Acer unveiled three new gaming monitors that are designed expressly with HDR in mind, and every one of them comes with high-end specifications, connectivity, and features that’ll improve the gaming experience.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these monitors and what features lie underneath, starting from the largest new entry! 

 

Acer Predator CG437K S

Acer's giant monitor that can double as TV. Front view showing the monitor on a stand with a prominent Predator logo on the bottom.

The do-everything, be-everything display, Acer Predator CG437K S is a 42.5-inch NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible gaming monitor with 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and covers 90% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. For console gamers, there’s a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports that can connect and transport the massive amount of graphical data with VRR using a single cable.

On top of that, this monitor is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, which means minimum peak brightness of 1000 nits. At this grade, this massive screen is ideal for movie lovers, gamers and professional content creators alike. There’s even a number of USB ports to expand on connectivity, including a built-in KVM switch with a USB Type-C 30W Power Delivery charging capable port, a pair of USB 2.0 and two more USB 3.0 ports.

This monitor, understandably, has RGB light strips that can sync to music or media, but Acer took it a bit further by include ColourSense, which adjusts the screen’s temperature according to the environmental lighting, and LightSense, which “detects ambient lighting and adjusts the monitor’s brightness settings accordingly”. Lastly, for energy-saving measures, ProxiSense kicks in to automatically lull the monitor to dimmer modes by detecting if users are nearby.

 

Acer Predator X38 S

Acer's curved IPS monitor x38 S under the Predator branding.

Sitting at 38 inches across is the Predator X38 S, a 2300R curved monitor with a resolution of 3840 x 1,600 pixels. An ultrawide IPS display at slightly higher than 2K resolution, this VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified display also tops out at an overclocked 175Hz refresh rate, with response time as low as 0.3ms grey-to-grey.

A number of NVIDIA’s features pops up here; G-SYNC Esports mode is a preset that can be turned on for competitive gamers that want the lowest latency by turning off the variable backlight, while Reflex Latency Analyser measures the latency between a mouse click and for pixels on the Predator X38 S to change. And yes, NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate is also available here and it’ll help to remove screen tearing, minimise display stutter, and reduce input lag.

 

Predator X28

Side view of Acer's X28 gaming monitor with a stand.

Lastly, the Predator X28. At 28 inches across, this 4K resolution, 155Hz (overclocked) gaming monitor is certified at VESA DisplayHDR 400, with 1ms grey-to-grey response time. Like the Predator X38 S, it also comes with NVIDIA G-SYNC, Esports Mode, and NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyser.

There’s also Acer LightSense, ColourSense, and ProxiSense and BlueLightShield Pro, which filters out blue light emissions, is TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe certified and maintains colour accuracy at Delta E<1, although there are no figures on the DCI-P3 colour space numbers.

While it’s first available in North American markets, the availability for each model is different, along with costs:-

  • Acer Predator CG437K S will be available in November, for USD$1799.99
  • Acer Predator X38S from September onwards for USD$1999.99
  • Acer Predator X28 in August, USD$1299.99

We'll update this space again when local details emerge.

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