What you need to know
- Acer has announced three new high-end gaming monitors.
- All support HDR and the latest display technologies.
- All three will be released between summer 2021 and later this fall.
If you're in the market for a new gaming monitor, you'll want to check out Acer's latest in is Predator gaming line. The company just announced three new displays ranging from a simple 28-inch 155Hz on up to a massive 42.5-inch 4K UHD with HDMI 2.1, which is big enough to be used for console gaming.
Here is what you need to know about each one.
Acer Predator CG437K S
The Predator CG437K S is Acer's new king. The CG437K S features a 42.5-inch NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible UHD (3840x2160) display with an HDMI 2.1 port, which is essential if you want to use this with the latest Xbox Series S|X. That port also lets you run 4K 144 Hz (1 ms response) with variable-refresh rate (VRR) using only a single cable.
There are a few ports, too, including a full USB hub for USB Type-B, a pair of both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, plus a USB Type-C (PD30W). There's even a built-in KVM ("keyboard, video and mouse") switch that simplifies the lives of those who juggle two multiple PCs.
|Category||Predator CG437K S|
|Screen size||42.5 inches|
|HDR||VESA DisplayHDR 1000|
|Ports||Two HDMI 2.1|
Two USB-A 2.0
Two USB-A 3.0
RGB lighting strip
There's more tech built-in to this display, including a bevy of sensors:
There are even RGB light strips on the rear that can be synced to music and media, because why not.
HDR is a necessity these days, and this one features an excellent VESA DisplayHDR 1000 Certification, meaning it can hit peak brightness of 1,000 nits – that's rare to see in a gaming desktop display. Color accuracy is also present with Delta E<1 rating and 90% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The Predator CG437K S will be available in North America in November, starting at USD 1,799.99; in EMEA in November starting at EUR 1,599; and in China in October, starting at RMB 9,999.
Acer Predator X38 S
If you're into ultra-wide curved screens, the Predator X38 S is your choice. The 37.5-inch UWQHD+ (3840x1600) monitor delivers a DCI-P3 98% wide color gamut, Delta E<2 ratings, and VESA DisplayHDR 600 Certification making it ideal for multimedia creation.
But the X38 S can also game well thanks to a 175Hz refresh rate (overclocked) and 0.3 ms response time.
|Category||Predator X38 S|
|Screen size||37.5 inches|
|Refresh rate||175Hz (OC)|
|HDR||VESA DisplayHDR 600|
|VRR||NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate|
NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer
Like the CG437K S this monitor is packed full of unique Acer tech:
The Predator X38 S will be available in North America in September, starting at USD 1,999.99; in EMEA in September starting at EUR 2,199; and in China in August, starting at RMB 14,999.
4K minimalist boi
Acer Predator X28
Last but certainly not least is the Acer Predator X28, which packs a 28-inch UHD (3840x2160) into a display with a very slim and clean-looking profile making it perfect for the minimalist gamer.
The Predator X28 features s VESA DisplayHDR400 Certified Agile-Splendor IPS, 155Hz refresh (overclocked), 1 ms G-to-G response time, NVIDIA G-SYNC, G-SYNC Esports Mode, and that fancy NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer.
|Screen size||28 inches|
|Refresh rate||155Hz (OC)|
|Panel type||Agile-Splendor IPS|
|HDR||VESA DisplayHDR 400|
TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe
Like the other monitors here, this one also features some crazy new sensors, including:
The Predator X28 is also TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe, meaning it filters out blue light, which is thought to help reduce eye fatigue.
The Predator X28 will be available in North America in August, starting at USD 1,299.99; in EMEA in August starting at EUR 1,199; and in China in July, starting at RMB 7,999.
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