Acer has unleashed a new gaming-focused Predator monitor that packs an impressive spec sheet. The Predator XB241YU features not just a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but also a refresh rate that can be "overclocked" up to 165 Hz.
To achieve such a high refresh rate, the XB241YU uses a 23.8-inch TN panel, so don't expect IPS display quality. However, Acer still claims that this monitor has 100% sRGB gamut coverage, 16.7-million color support, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Brightness is rated up to 350 nits.
Most Predator monitors come with some sort of variable refresh technology, and the XB241YU is no exception. This display supports Nvidia G-Sync all the way up to 165 Hz, and the panel comes with both a DisplayPort and a HDMI port.
The XB241YU's stand supports tilt, swivel and height adjustments, and can be rotated into a portrait display if you so choose. There's also a four-port USB 3.0 hub, two 2W speakers, and Acer's thin ZeroFrame bezel design.
Anyone interested in this monitor can purchase it right now for $500, which seems pretty reasonable for a monitor with G-Sync and these specifications.