Acer unveils 55-inch OLED Predator monitor, also the Predator X32 and X38 gaming displays

midian182

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Acer has announced three new Predator monitors at the Las Vegas event. The first and most expensive of these is the 32-inch X32 (below), which boasts a 4K resolution, mini-LED backlighting for 1,152 zones of local dimming, DisplayHDR 1400 certification, and 1440 nits of brightness. Its panel covers 99 percent of the AdobeRGB color space and 89.5 percent of the Rec. 2020 color gamut. With G-Sync and 144Hz refresh rate, this monitor will cost a whopping $3,599 when it arrives in April.

Next is the 55-inch CG552K (top of page), which features Adaptive Sync support with HDMI Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and is G-Sync compatible. The OLED panel has a 0.5ms gray-to-gray response time, supports 120Hz refresh rates with overdrive, is DisplayHDR 400 certified, and can reach 400 nits. It also covers 98.5 percent of the wide DCI-P3 color space, has two built-in 10W speakers, a light sensor for automatic brightness adjustments, and a proximity sensor that wakes it up when someone enters a room. The CG552K will cost $2,999 when it launches in the second quarter.

The final of the three Predators is the X38. This 37.5-inch QHD (3,840 x 1,600) display has a 2300R curve, a 175Hz refresh rate, and 1ms GtG response time. It also supports 98 percent of the wide DCI-P3 color space and is DisplayHDR 400 certified. The X38 will cost $2,399 when it arrives in April.

Elsewhere, the company also announced its new Spin models, which use a 360-degree hinge that allows them to be used in tablet, notebook, display, or tent mode.

The Spin 5 has a 13.5-inch 2K touch display and up to 15 hours of battery life. Its price will start at $899 when released in June. The Spin 3, meanwhile, has a 14-inch full HD display and a 12-hour battery life with fast charging. It will start at $699 at launch in April.

In addition to featuring Intel’s latest 10-gen Ice Lake CPUs, both Spin models come with Wi-Fi 6, USB-C with Thunderbolt, and an Active Stylus that can be stored and fast-charged in the storage slot.

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QuantumPhysics

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HP Omen, Alienware and now this monitor will join each other on the shelves and backs of store rooms waiting for price slashes before anyone takes them home.

I have no idea what the logic of releasing monitors with these prices is.

Most PC gamers aren't gaming in their living room. We aren't Linus.

Even those who connect their PC to a living room TV probably already have a 4K TV and they are doing things on it where input lag isn't an issue.
 

Uncle Al

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Acer used to be known for a good product as a very reasonable price, but I've noticed lately they are creeping up closer to the big boys which would appear to be self defeating and size of some of these monitors for gaming .... simply makes little to no sense at all! The only thing that does make sense is they are trying to raise their image with the intent of selling the company ......
 

krizby

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Acer used to be known for a good product as a very reasonable price, but I've noticed lately they are creeping up closer to the big boys which would appear to be self defeating and size of some of these monitors for gaming .... simply makes little to no sense at all! The only thing that does make sense is they are trying to raise their image with the intent of selling the company ......
Yeah but the Predator moniker is the high end offerings from Acer, sometimes they win against Asus ROG counterparts and sometimes they lose. All in all though if you buy online Asus has better QC so there is less chance that you get a dud, buying from retail store you can pick whichever is meaningfully cheaper.

For me though the 4K 32in screen looks good but only if it has no active fan and support 144hz over single cable.