Fresh from CES in Las Vegas, Acer has three gaming-oriented displays ready for action. There are three new displays in the Predator lineup, all boasting high refresh rates and rapid response times. Even better, they add to the growing list of monitors with Nvidia's G-Sync variable refresh rate technology.
The top dog of the bunch is Acer's Predator Z301CT, a 21:9 curved monitor that integrates Tobii's eye-tracking technology. Acer claims that the Z301CT is the world's first curved display with Tobii's tracking tech built into it. The 30" display has a resolution of 2560x1080, and a 1800R curve. With a 4-ms response time and a 200Hz refresh rate, the Z301CT should keep up with fast-paced games. The included stand allows for height, tilt, and swivel adjustments.
The Predator XB252Q and Predator XB272 don't have the Z301CT's size or sleek curve, but they make up for it with raw speed. Both monitors offer a 240Hz refresh rate, a blazing-fast 1-ms response time, and support for Nvidia's ultra-low motion blur technology. The XB252Q is a 24.5" display, while the XB272 measures in at 27". Both displays have a resolution of 1920x1080, and ship with fully-adjustable stands.
All three monitors have HDMI and DisplayPort v1.2 inputs, and pack a USB 3.0 hub. Acer plans to release them all in North America, Europe, and Middle East in February. The Predator Z301CT curved display has a suggested price of $900 (900€ in Europe). The 24.5" Predator XB252Q is listed at $550 (or €600 across the pond), and the Predator XB272 is listed at $680 (€700 for Europeans).
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