At its annual Subsequent@Acer occasion, Acer formally launched the Predator X27, its new flagship gaming show. The corporate's first HDR monitor, the Predator X27 is Acer's implementation of NVIDIA's prototype HDR monitor design, which we first noticed again at CES 2017. So like NVIDIA's prototype, Acer is aiming for the highest with this monitor, providing 4K, HDR, a large colour gamut, and a excessive refresh price all in a single show. Sadly for these of you wanting to shell out for the Rolls-Royce of gaming screens, you'll have to attend a bit longer; Acer will not be saying a launch date or a value presently.

By the numbers, the Predator X27 affords a 4K decision, a 144 Hz refresh price, a 1000-nits brightness, and makes use of a quantum dot movie to allow HDR10 and the DCI-P3 colour gamut. To additional attraction to players, the Predator X27 additionally helps NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR know-how in addition to Tobii eye-tracking. The brand new unit is one of some introduced 4K shows to help such a excessive refresh price together with HDR10 and NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR know-how.

The Acer Predator X27 is predicated on AU Optronics’ M270QAN02.2 AHVA panel with a 3840&instances;2160 decision, 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, as much as 1,000 nits brightness, a four ms response time and a 144 Hz refresh price. The monitor comes with a direct LED backlighting system with 384 zones, which ensures each excessive brightness in addition to higher distinction ratios by way of localized dimming. The backlighting system is additional enhanced with a quantum dot movie as a way to give the monitor large colour gamut capabilities, permitting it to show 96% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, which pairs up properly with its HDR help through the HDR10 format. Lastly, the Predator X27 options NVIDIA's G-Sync HDR variable refresh price know-how.

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To take full benefit of the Predator X27 monitor, players are going to wish an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series graphics card with a DisplayPort 1.four connector. NVIDIA & Acer are utilizing each little bit of bandwidth supplied by DisplayPort 1.four right here, and even that's not sufficient; the X27's bandwidth necessities truly exceed what DisplayPort can present. Because of this the monitor (like all screens based mostly on the NVIDIA design) will use four:2:2 chroma subsampling when gaming to remain inside the bandwidth confines of DisplayPort 1.four. In the meantime as you may anticipate, the show's lone HDMI port is restricted to 60Hz operation. As well as, anticipate the show to require a USB cable to regulate the Tobii eye-tracking .

Thus far, solely Acer and ASUS have introduced gaming shows powered by the M270QAN02.2 AHVA panel from AUO and supporting 4Kp144 with a 1,000 nits brightness, quantum dots, and HDR10. Such screens in some ways characterize a brand new era of gaming shows that help not solely a excessive decision and refresh price, but additionally the DCI-P3 colour saturation, superior backlighting with native dimming, and so forth.

Specs of Acer 4K/144Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor
 Predator X27
Panel27" IPS (AHVA)
Decision3840 &instances; 2160
Refresh Fee144 Hz (w/four:2:2 Choma Subsampling)
Variable Refresh FeeNVIDIA G-Sync HDR
Response Timefour ms
Brightness1000 cd/m²
BacklightingDirect LED, 384 zones
Quantum DotSure
Viewing Angles178°/178° horizontal/vertical
PPI163 pixels per inch
Colours1.07 billion
Coloration SaturationsRGB: 100%
Adobe RGB: 99%
 DCI-P3: 96%
Rec. 2020: 82%
Inputs2 &instances; DisplayPort 1.four
1 &instances; HDMI
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Acer remained tight-lipped about pricing and availability timeframe of its Predator X27 show, however since AU Optronics is reportedly kicking off mass manufacturing of its M270QAN02.2 in July, it’s seemingly that Acer, ASUS and different firms that use the panel might begin promoting their merchandise on its base in late Q3, or early This autumn 2017. As for pricing, we might be speaking about gadgets with MSRPs north from $1500 (some whispers say so), however Acer and its rivals but need to announce their MSRPs.

Gallery: Acer Predator X27

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