Acer recently announced two new additions to their line of gaming monitors, the Predator X27 and X271UV. The Predator X27 comes with NVIDIA G-Sync HDR to provide 4K resolutions at a very fast 144 Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the Predator Z271UV has an 1800R curved panel plus eye tracking technology for intuitive gameplay. Here is a look at what is known so far about these new Predator gaming monitors.
The two new monitors feature Quantum Dot technology, thus providing a wider range of color, higher brightness, deeper saturation , and better accuracy. What all that means is that with these monitors gamers are treated to much more vivid visuals than ever. Individually the Predator X27 supports 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. On the other hand the Predator Z271UV covering 130% of the sRGB color space.
Predator X27 and Predator Z271UV – The New Predator Gaming Monitors
Acer’s Predator X27 achieves rich quality visuals with no motion blur. That is thanks to a high 4K (3840×2160) resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate. Also, credit goes to the fast 4 ms response time and the 1,000 nit peak brightness. With the Acer HDR Ultra technology, it offers the best contrast quality possible. It also gives a more deeply saturated color gamut. Plus there is the chiseled diamond cut, all-metal stand. It is very robust and can provide stability and is ergonomic with adjustable tilt, swivel and height.
Acer’s Predator Z271UV has an impressive WQHD (2560×1440) resolution. Plus a curved 1800R panel that puts each corner of the screen at the same distance from the gamer’s eyes. This allows more immersive gameplay with a wider field of vision and improved perceived area of peripheral vision. The ZeroFrame edge-to-edge design is perfect for multi-monitor setups. With up to a 1 ms (3 ms native) response time, it is extremely fast that it almost negates motion blurs. Ergonomics was a major point of its design, and so the display can tilt – 5 to 25 degrees and swivel +/- 30 degrees. The height can even be adjusted up to 4.7 inches.
Ultra-Smooth Performance, Intuitive Eye Tracking
On top of the Quantum Dot technology, both monitors have NVIDIA G-SYNC to deliver tear-free performance. Conversely, the NVIDIA ULMB provides sharp visuals. The Tobii eye-tracking feature is meant to complement a traditional keyboard and mouse. What happens it that the camera follows as the gamer focuses on the sides of the screen. Eye tracking matched with mouse and keyboard or gamepad controls provide a much richer, and immersive gameplay. To date, there are 100 games that support eye tracking.
These new displays offer wide viewing angles up to 178-degrees horizontally and vertically. Features like, Acer VisionCare with Flickerless and low dimming technologies are added for better comfort. Lastly with Predator GameView gamers can make precise color adjustments, even set up aim points for hip-fire accuracy. They can even adjust dark boost levels to better spot enemies. Custom settings can be saved in three different profiles including action, racing and sports, for switching between scenarios at any time during gameplay.
As of this writing the price and availability of these new Predator gaming monitors have not been released.