Acer comes with three new monitors, all of which have a DisplayHDR certification from VESA. The Predator X38 S is the most expensive model. It has a 38 “ips panel with a resolution of 3840×1600 pixels and a refresh rate of 175Hz.
The Predator X38 S has a curvature of 2300R, can display 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and, according to Acer, has a very limited color deviation, which should not be visible to the human eye. The IPS monitor has a refresh rate of up to 175Hz and a gray-to-gray response time of 0.3ms. Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate is supported, as is Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer. The latter is a name for a number of techniques that should provide fast response times.
Furthermore, the screen has a DIsplayHDR 600 certification. That means at least a peak brightness of 600cd / m². This should enable a somewhat acceptable HDR display, although that label does not prescribe much about other factors that contribute to HDR, such as the number of dimmable zones.
Acer also comes with the Predator X28, a 28 “4k ips monitor with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels and a refresh rate of 155Hz. The gray-to-gray response time is 1ms, and Nvidia-Sync and the Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer are supported. Furthermore, the X28 must have an even higher color accuracy than the X38. The DisplayHDR label does not exceed 400, which means that the peak brightness does not exceed 400cd / m². This is not too high for hdr and this label is therefore the lowest that the VESA assigns to HDR monitors.
Finally, Acer is going to market the Predator CG437K S. This is a 42.5 “screen with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels and two HDMI 2.1 connections. This makes this monitor suited to be connected to the next-gen consoles, because games in 4k resolution and with 120 images. per second via HDMI are no problem, variable refresh rate is also supported.The screen has a DiaplayHDR 1000 certification, which allows this monitor to reach a peak brightness of 1000cd / m², which should lead to a fairly good HDR display.
The Predator CG437K S has a USB hub and an integrated KVM switch, so that several PCs can be operated with one set of peripherals. The maximum refresh rate is 144Hz and the monitor comes with RGB light strips that can be linked to music or media. According to Acer, the screen has a color deviation that is smaller than ΔE 1. On paper, this is the smallest deviation of the three monitors. Furthermore, ninety percent of the DCI-P3 color space can be displayed and Nvidia G-Sync is present.
The Predator X38 S will be available in the Benelux from October and will have a suggested retail price starting at 2399 euros. The Predator X28 comes out here a month later, with a suggested retail price starting at 1349 euros. And the Predator CG437K S will not be released until the first quarter of next year, with an expected suggested retail price starting at 1749 euros.