If you’re in the market for a new gaming monitor, you may want to check out Acer’s new Predator Gaming monitors. Expanding on its line-up, the new Predator monitors come in at 27-inches, and feature an aggressive, and yet sleek, design that comes in black with red accents.
Both monitors in the XB 1 series, the XB271HU and XB271HK, feature NVIDIA G-Sync technology. This tech is supposed to reduce screen tearing, reduce display stutter and lag, while sharpening gaming views. Depending on what tickles your fancy, the new monitors come in two flavors.
The XB271HU boasts an edge-to-edge design with zero bezel. It features a WQHD IPS display at 2560×1440 resolution and support for 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. It also features NVIDIA’s ULMB technology to reduce motion blur in fast-paced gaming environments. The gray-to-gray response time is 4m and a 165Hz overclocking refresh rate.
If the WQHD resolution doesn’t excite you, the XB271HK comes in at a 4K resolution (3840×[email protected]). It also boasts a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and 1.07 billion colors. Like the HU, this monitor also features 100-percent sRGB color accuracy. It also has the same 4ms response but with the added bonus of color accuracy both horizontally and vertically at viewing angles up to 178 degrees. Each monitor has GameView technology, allowing gamers to toggle between three customizable display profiles, refresh rates and more.
The monitors don’t come cheap. The HK model is priced at $799 while the HU model is $100 more at $899. While that may be steep for some, both monitors do come with high-quality technical support and are backed by a three-year parts and labor warranty. It will also be available later this month in North America — just in time for the holiday season.
Full Press Release:
Acer Expands Predator Gaming Offering in the United States with New 27-Inch NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Monitors
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2015) Renowned worldwide for its innovation and leadership in gaming displays, Acer today announced the expansion of its Predator monitor line-up in the United States, giving gamers in North America more choices for battle.
The new Predator XB1 Series includes two 27-inch models, the Predator XB271HU and the Predator XB271HK. These new monitors feature a sleek and aggressive black design with sharp angles and bold red accents. Designed to provide a no-compromise visual experience, the new models feature NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology that reduces screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag to sharpen gamer’s views with incredibly clear and smooth images.
Predator XB271HU l WQHD, Zero-Frame Design
The new Predator XB271HU touts a zero-frame edge-to-edge design with a WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS panel that supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut as well as NVIDIA® ULMB™ technology(1) to reduce motion blur by delivering sharp edges in fast-paced gaming environments.
It has a fast 4ms gray to gray response time, 350 cd/m2 brightness and up to a supercharged 165Hz overclocking refresh rate that speeds up the frames per second for delivering ultra-smooth gameplay.
Predator XB271HK l 4K UHD
The 27-inch Acer Predator XB271HK touts spectacular picture quality with a 4K UHD (3840×[email protected]) panel boasting 300 cd/m2 brightness and 1.07 billion colors. This stunning monitor also provides a high 100 percent sRGB color accuracy and reproduction.
Rendering fast-moving actions and dramatic transitions without smearing or ghosting, the Acer Predator XB271HK’s IPS display offers a quick 4ms response. It also provides wide viewing angles with accurate colors up to 178 degrees horizontally and vertically.
GameView In-Game Advantage
The new Predator gaming monitors feature GameView technology, which allows gamers toswiftly toggle between three customizable display profiles to tweak settings in-game without theneed to navigate through an OSD menu, a significant advantage when every second counts.
Special settings include dark boost (black level adjustment) to ensure gamers can best see every threat, aim-point assistance to help get a jump on opponents and perfect the shot as well as the ability to select the on-screen refresh rate.
Featuring Acer Eye Protect Technology, the new monitors are outfitted with flicker-less, blue-light filter, ComfyView and low-dimming technologies to help safeguard the eyes from blue light emissions and decrease eye fatigue during long gaming sessions.
An ergonomically-designed stand provides tilt from -5 to 35 degrees, swivel from +/- 30 degrees, pivot and height adjustment up to 5.9 inches, enabling customers to find the most optimum viewing position. A quick release design easily disconnects the display from the stand for VESA wall mounting.
They also offer excellent connectivity with HDMI, DisplayPort v1.2 and a USB 3.0 hub (1 up/4 down) as well as dynamic audio with two 2W stereo speakers.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator XB1 Series monitors will be available at leading retailers this month. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $799 for the Predator XB271HU and $899 for the Predator XB271HK. Click on this link Acer XB1 Series to download images.
The monitors are backed by professional, high-quality technical support and a standard three-year parts and labor warranty.(2) Acer’s online community at community.acer.com provides customers discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions and the opportunity to share ideas for new and enhanced services and products.