Acer has added a new monitor to their gaming-focused lineup, the amazing looking XR341CK. This 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440 pixels @ 75Hz) IPS monitor comes with a curved display in a zero frame design, which Acer says can draw gamers deeper into the action for a more immersive experience.
Being aimed squarely at gamers, the XR341CK also uses AMD's Freesync technology, which, for those with AMD graphics cards, allows the GPU to control the display’s refresh rate to eliminate tearing and stuttering.
“This killer new monitor makes game play incredibly realistic. The ultra-wide curved design, stunning image quality and dynamic audio take the thrill of gaming to a new level,” Charlotte Chen, Acer America product manager said.
Other features include a 4ms response time, 100 percent sRGB to deliver high color accuracy, flicker-less technology, a filter to reduce exposure to blue light, low dimming, and ComfyView technology to lessen reflections from external light sources. There's also an adjustable aluminum stand with -5° to 35° tilt and 5-inch height adjustments, plus a pair of built-in 7W speakers with DTS Sound.
For those who want a monitor that can multitask, the XR341CK comes with picture-by-picture functionality, where people can connect two sources to the same monitor and view them side by side on one screen. It also features a picture-in-picture setting, allowing users to watch a movie or video while simultaneously working on a project.
Connectivity consists of HDMI 2.0 supporting MHL charging, DisplayPort, miniDisplay Port and DisplayPort out. There's even a USB 3.0 hub (1 up/4 down) and a cable management hole to keep all those wires tidy.
The Acer XR341CK will be available at online retailers in late July for $1,099. Acer is also producing a version of this monitor that uses Nvidia's G-Sync technology, the XR341CKA, which will be available from July/August priced a bit higher at $1,299. Both monitors come with a 3-year parts and labour warranty.