Acer held its 2017 next@Acer event in New York today, and that means we have the skinny on a whole pile of new products. We'll take a look at some of the other stuff here shortly, but the two most interesting products to us are a couple of gaming monitors: the Predator X27 and Predator Z271UV. Both are 27" LCD monitors that make use of quantum dot tech to improve their contrast and color gamut.
We've actually heard about the Predator X27 before, though we didn't know its name then. This beautiful piece of engineering will arrive with a 3840x2160 resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate. Acer specs it for a 4-ms response time and 1000 cd/m² peak brightness. As savvy gerbils are already guessing, this monitor is HDR-ready, and supports Nvidia's G-Sync HDR spec. Acer says the Predator X27 is able to reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, too.
Its cousin the Predator Z271UV has a resolution of "only" 2560x1440, but it still packs a few features to brag about. Its 1800R-curvature panel extends nearly to the edge of the display in what Acer calls a "ZeroFrame" bezel-less design. The company says this design should make it easy to use the Z271UV in multi-monitor setups. This display supports standard G-Sync and can hit refresh rates as high as 165 Hz. Acer says the response time is 3 ms natively and can go as low as 1 ms. While the Z271UV doesn't have the "HDR" label, it still reproduces 125% of the sRGB color space.
Both of these displays include eye-tracking hardware from Tobii. Acer says over a hundred games support the technology. Both displays include all of Acer's usual premium monitor features, like flicker-free operation, an optional low-blue-light mode, and integration with the Predator GameView software. Acer has yet to put up product pages for these displays, so this is all we know about them so far.
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