Beyond the hype built around the 31.5-inch 4K LED ProDesigner PE320QK display showcased at the annual Next@Acer event in New York last week, Acer has also unveiled a bunch of other enticing products among which the flagship 27-inch Predator X27 monitor. Even though it’s mainly aimed at gaming enthusiasts, the brand new X27 has a lot to offer to creative professionals as well.
Being formally billed as one of the company’s first HDR monitors, Predator X27 offers a 10-bit 4K display with maximum resolution of 3840×2160 at whopping 144Hz with 4:2:2 Chroma Subsampling. In fact, it’s one of a few announced 4K displays to support such a high refresh rate along with HDR10 and NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR compatibility.
In addition, the monitor comes with a direct LED backlighting system with 384 zones further enhanced with a quantum dot film technology allowing it to display 100% of sRGB, 96% of DCI-P3 and 82% of REC. 2020 color gamut. The unit also features 1000 nits of brightness, 4 ms response time, 178°/178° viewing angles, and pixel density of 163 pixels per inch.
Regarding connectivity options, the brand new Acer Predator X27 sports two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs and an HDMI 2.0 port. So, to be able to max out the unit, users will need at least two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards equipped with the latest DisplayPort 1.4 interface which still limits the monitor in a way considering that its bandwidth requirements actually exceed what DisplayPort 1.4 technology can provide.
Acer Predator X27 4K Display Highlights
- Display Type: 27″ IPS AHVA panel
- Maximum Resolution: 3840 × 2160
- Refresh Rate – 144 Hz (w/4:2:2 Choma Subsampling)
- Variable Refresh Rate – NVIDIA G-Sync HDR
- Response Time – 4 ms
- Brightness – 1000 cd/m²
- Backlighting – Direct LED, 384 zones
- 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles
- HDR10 Support
- PPI – 163 pixels per inch
- sRGB: 100%, Adobe RGB: 99%, DCI-P3: 96%, Rec. 2020: 82% Support
- Inputs: 2 × DisplayPort 1.4, 1 × HDMI 2.0
- Price and availability: Yet to be announced
Unfortunately, there is still no word on pricing and availability yet, but with its premium display supporting 4K at 144Hz with a 1,000 nits brightness, wide gamut, variable frame rates, quantum dots and HDR10, the monitor won’t be cheap by any means. At least we know that another striking piece of technology is just around the corner, so if you are eager to learn more about the upcoming Predator X27 and other Acer products, follow this link.
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