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Acer's new Predator gaming monitors are incredibly speedy

Predator X25 Standard White
Predator X25 Standard White (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer announced several new gaming monitors and accessories today.
  • The Predator X25 gaming monitor has a 360Hz refresh rate and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC.
  • The Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM has customizable massaging tools to help relieve tension.

Acer announced several gaming monitors and accessories today. These new accessories go alongside the newly announced gaming hardware, including the Predator Orion 9000. The Predator X25 gaming monitor has a 360Hz refresh rate and the Predator XB3 line of gaming monitors features a response time of just 0.5ms. In addition to the new monitors, Acer announced the Predator Cestus 350 gaming mouse and the Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM. Full pricing and availability details for the new gaming accessories and monitors aren't available at this time, but Acer specified that the Predator Cestus 350 gaming mouse is available now starting at $125.

Acer built the Predator X25 monitor for speed. The 24.5-inch FHD panel had a 360Hz refresh rate. It also supports NVIDIA G-SYNC for smooth gameplay. The Predator X25 uses LightSense to detect ambient light in the room and adjusts brightness to match the environment. The monitor can also adjust its color temperature automatically based on its surroundings. The monitor is adjustable with -5 to -25 tilt, +/- 30 degree swivel, and +/- 90 degree pivot. It can also move up or down up to 4.7-inches.

CategorySpec
Display size24.5 inches
Resolution1920x1080 (FHD)
Panel typeIPS
Adaptive syncNVIDIA G-Sync
Refresh rate360Hz
Contrast1000:1
Brightness400 nits
Color99% sRGB
16.7M colors
SpeakersDual 2W
ConnectivityTwo HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.4
Audio out
Four USB-A 3.

Acer Predator X25

Source: Acer (Image credit: Source: Acer)

Acer announced several monitors from its Predator XB3 series as well. Monitors in the lineup include displays up to 4K UHD and 240Hz refresh rate, though maximum specs vary throughout the lineup. All monitors in the lineup are NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible. Below is a complete breakdown of the specs, so you can pick out the best monitor for your gaming setup.

Predator XB323QK NV Gaming Monitor

CategorySpec
Display size31.5 inches
Resolution3840x2160 (UHD)
Panel typeIPS
Adaptive syncNVIDIA G-Sync
HDRDisplayHDR 400
Refresh rate144Hz
Contrast100,000,000:1
Brightness400 nits
Color90% DCI-P3
1.07B colors
SpeakersDual 4W
ConnectivityTwo HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.4
USB-C
Audio out
Four USB-A 3.0
USB-B
AvailabilitySeptember (North America)
August (EMEA)
July (China)

Predator XB273U GS Gaming Monitor

CategorySpec
Display size27 inches
Resolution2560x1440 (QHD)
Panel typeIPS
Adaptive syncNVIDIA G-Sync
HDRDisplayHDR 400
Response time1ms
Refresh rate165Hz
Contrast1,000,000,000:1
Brightness400 nits
Color95% DCI-P3
16.7M colors
SpeakersDual 2W (optional)
ConnectivityTwo HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.2
Audio out
Two USB-A 3.0
AvailabilitySeptember (North America)
August (EMEA)
July (China)

Predator XB273U GX Gaming Monitor

CategorySpec
Display size27 inches
Resolution2560x1440 (QHD)
Panel typeIPS
Adaptive syncNVIDIA G-Sync
HDRDisplayHDR 400
Refresh rate240Hz
Contrast100,000,000:1
Brightness400 nits
Color16.7M colors
SpeakersDual 2W
ConnectivityTwo HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.4
USB-C
Audio out
Four USB-A 3.0
USB-B
AvailabilitySeptember (North America)
August (EMEA)
July (China)

Predator XB253Q GZ Gaming Monitor

CategorySpec
Display size24.5 inches
Resolution1920x1080
Panel typeIPS
Adaptive syncNVIDIA G-Sync
Response time1ms
Refresh rate240Hz
Contrast100,000,000:1
Brightness400 nits
Color99% sRGB
16.7M colors
SpeakersDual 2W
ConnectivityTwo HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.2
Audio out
Two USB-A 3.0
AvailabilitySeptember (North America)
August (EMEA)
July (China)

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The Acer Predator Cestus 350 Mouse supports five custom profiles and preset DPI up to 16,000. It has a Pixart 3335 optical sensor and eight programmable buttons. It supports 1ms/1000HZ for wireless connectivity and 0.5ms/2000Hz for wired connectivity.

The Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM has OSIM V-Hand Massage Technology which massages your neck and shoulders. It can recline up to 145 degrees. It has two built-in Bluetooth speakers in its headrest for dynamic sound and immersion.

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