Acer’s Nitro Monitor Was Made for PC and Console Gaming
Acer introduced a range of new gaming monitors under the Predator and Nitro brands at CES 2021 that offer the standard features that PC gamers traditionally look for: fast refresh rates and high-resolution panels. However, with the new Nitro XV282K KV monitor, Acer is also looking for console gamers.
The standout feature of the 28-inch Nitro display is that it supports the new HDMI 2.1 standard, which allows you to easily switch between a PC gaming rig and a new console like the Xbox Series X from Microsoft or the PlayStation 5 from Sony Switch may be able to get their hands on any of these systems.
HDMI 2.1 is the magical port that the new next generation consoles and TVs use, allowing gamers to play at 4K at 120 Hz. The Nitro XB282K is currently the first to introduce the new port standard for a gaming monitor, while other monitors rely on HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4.
The Nitro XC282K KV not only supports HDMI 2.1, but can also be connected to PC systems via DisplayPort 1.4 or USB-C connections. This monitor has a high resolution 4K UHD field of resolution with refresh rates of 144 Hz and is compatible with AMD’s FreeSync. Therefore, gamers looking to upgrade to one of the new Radeon RX 6000 series cards should be able to enjoy smooth gameplay with this screen.
The Nitro monitor is expected to ship in May and the panel will cost $ 899.
Predator XB323QK NV
Gamers who need ultra-fast refresh rates on a high-resolution panel should check out Acer’s Predator XB323QK NV. This panel is perfect for gamers who want to take advantage of the power of their new graphics cards such as the GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 from Nvidia. Equipped with Nvidia G-Sync support, the Predator XB323QK NV has a 32-inch IPS screen with 4K UHD resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate, which should enable buttery smooth screen action.
In addition to the necessary technical specifications for this panel, Acer also offers additional improvements designed to protect the eyes of gamers during long gaming sessions. In addition to Acer’s usual VisionCare settings – such as reducing the blue light level – the company promises that this will be one of the first displays to receive TÜV / EyeSafe certification.
A key reason Acer received EyeSafe certification is because of the company’s LightSense, ColorSense and ProxiSense technologies. As the name suggests, LightSense automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to the available ambient lighting, while ColorSense and ProxiSense measure the ambient lighting and adjust the color temperature of the panel. And since this panel can achieve 90% of the wide DCI-P3 color space, it should make editing spontaneous creative projects like photo editing under various types of indoor lighting easier and more accurate. The panel is also VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, so you get excellent contrast for darker scenes in a video game.
In addition to eye comfort, Acer is also focusing on ergonomics with this panel as it comes with the company’s ErgoStand for easy pan, pan and tilt adjustments. The monitor can also be raised or lowered on the stand for the perfect – and the most comfortable – viewing angles.
The company hasn’t given any specifics about the Predator’s launch, but you can expect this gaming monitor in the second quarter. It is expected to cost $ 1,200 when it goes on sale.
Predator XB273U NX
If you need a smaller panel, the Predator XB273U NX from Acer has a 27-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The 2K panel doesn’t have a G-Sync module, but Acer stated that the display supports a refresh rate of up to 244 Hz, which can be further overclocked to 275 Hz. The panel can cover up to 95% of the wide DCI-P3 color space, making it versatile enough for gamers who need to make some creative changes from home during the pandemic.
The panel is expected to ship in May for $ 1,099.