Subject: Displays | January 16, 2018 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: acer, Predator X34P, 1440p, 1900R, curved screen, g-sync
The Acer Predator X34 was a 34" 21:9 aspect G-SYNC display with a 3440 x 1440 resolution. The newer model sports an updated panel to address the issues some people were having when the X34 hit its top 100Hz refresh rate. The X34P is able to be overclocked to 120Hz, not only to offer a faster refresh but also to ensure you do not see flickering at 100Hz. The curve is also more pronounced, however there is no HDR support. If you are looking for a decent gaming monitor and aren't concerned about the lack of HDR you can read more about it at TechSpot.
"For the past two years the Acer Predator X34 has remained one of the best gaming monitors on the market. I've been so satisfied with it since launch that that I've kept it as my personal monitor for both gaming and video production. But this new monitor from Acer, an upgraded version of the X34, is even better in almost every way."
Here are some more Display articles from around the web:
- AOC AG352UCG 100Hz G-Sync Monitor @ Kitguru
- VIZIO SmartCast M65-E0 4K UHD HDR Display @ Benchmark Reviews
- ViewSonic VP3268-4K @ Techspot
Acer Predator Z271T With Tobii Eye Tracking
It seems like it's never been a better time to be a PC gamer. With new technologies like VR, AR, HDR, adaptive sync, and high refresh rates being introduced or improved upon at a rapid pace, there's always something new and exciting right around the corner.
Today, we're taking a look at one new technology that promises to bridge the gap between traditional monitors and full-blown VR or AR setups: eye tracking. Originally developed for its use as an assistive device for users with disabilities, eye tracking is making a big jump to gaming, as it can both provide an additional method of control input as well as alter the way the user experiences the game.
We first took a look at Tobii a few years ago with an early standalone eye tracking device. Now Tobii eye tracking is starting to make its way directly into monitors, and we spent some time with one such monitor: the Acer Predator Z271T.
Specs & Box Contents
The Acer Predator Z271T -- which I'll refer to as "Z27" going forward -- is a $700 27-inch monitor with a curved VA panel, 1920x1080 native resolution, and 144Hz refresh rate. The complete technical specifications:
|Acer Predator Z271T|
|Panel Technology||Vertical Alignment (VA)|
|Tilt Angle||-5 to +25 degrees|
|Viewing Angle||178 degrees horizontal/vertical|
|Maximum Adjustable Height||4.72 inches|
|Standard Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Color Supported||16.7 Million|
|Tearing Prevention Technology||G-SYNC|
|Speakers||2 x 7W|
|3.5mm Audio Output||Yes|
|USB 3.0||Yes (4-port hub)|
|Operating Power Consumption||27 watts|
|Standby Power Consumption||500 mW|
|Off-Mode Power Consumption||400 mW|
|Physical Characteristics (with stand)|
|VESA Mount Compatible||Yes (100mm x 100mm)|
|Package Contents||1 x DisplayPort cable
1 x HDMI cable
1 x USB 3.0 Cable
In terms of physical characteristics, the Z27 weighs in at 16.76lbs and is 20.4-inches high, 24.4-inches wide, and 10.6-inches deep when attached to its included stand. From the stand, the Z27 can tilt from -5 degrees to 25 degrees, and swivel up to 30 degrees side-to-side.
Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2017 - 02:42 PM | Sebastian Peak
Tagged: Predator 21 X, notebook, laptop, gaming, curved screen, CES 2017, CES, acer
The Predator 21 X was originally announced back in August, but today Acer is providing detailed specs, pricing and availability for the world's first curved-screen gaming notebook.
"As the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080 resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate), it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience, especially when combined with the notebook’s eye-tracking technology from Tobii. Taking PC gaming immersion to new depths, eye tracking lets gamers identify enemies, aim and take cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen in over 45 titles like Elite Dangerous, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and WATCH_DOGS 2. The curved screen also features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, ensuring smooth and sharp gameplay."
The specifications are as outlandish as one might expect from 21-inch curved-screen gaming laptop: dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI, a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK processor (overclockable, no less), 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and up to four 512GB solid state drives in RAID 0, among other things.
Specifications from Acer:
- Display: 21” Wide-FHD (21:9) 2560 x 1080, 120GHz refresh rate, IPS, G-SNYC, 2000R curved screen
- CPU: 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HK (overclockable)
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI with 16 GB GDDR5X VRAM
- Memory: 64GB of DDR4 2400MHz
- Storage 1: SSD (NVMe /PCI-e)
- Storage 2: SSD (NVMe/PCI-e)
- Storage 3: SSD (SATA)
- Storage 4: SSD (SATA)
- RAID 0 support for SATA / PCI-e SSDs
- Storage 5: 1TB 7200RPM hard disk drive
- 5-Fan cooling system
- 3 AeroBlade fans for CPU/GPUs
- Aerodynamic design airflow
- 9 heat pipes
- DustDefender + CoolBoost fan control
- Killer DoubleShotTM Pro
- 802.11ac with MU-MIMO (Killer WLAN 1535)
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN (Killer LAN E2500)
- HiFi quality 3-way sound (tweeter, squawker, woofer)
- Smart amplifier boost
- Dolby audio premium
- Acer TrueHarmony system
- 4 speakers + 2 subwoofers
- Webcam: 1280 x 720 resolution, 720p HD audio/video recording
- I/O Ports:
- USB 3.1 x 1, Type-C Gen 2: Thunderbolt 3 port
- USB 3.0 x3, USB 3.0 x1 with power-off charging
- HDMI x 1 (v2.0, supports 4K2K output)
- Display Port x2 (supports G-SYNC)
- SD Card reader (3.0)
- Mic-in x 1 / Headphone-out x 1
- Ethernet (RJ-45) port
- Kensington lock slot
- Keyboard and Touchpad:
- Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX switch
- Backlit Keyboard with RGB Color (16.7 million colors)
- Numeric keypad can be flipped over and used as a Precision Touchpad
- Additional Gaming Features:
- Tobii EyeX eye tracking
- Programmable keys
- Customizable maintenance panel
- Acer PredatorSense
- Xsplit Gamecaster
- OS: Windows 10
- Battery: 8-cell, 88W hrs
- Power: 330W x 2
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 22.36 x 12.38 x 3.27 inches / 568 x 314.5 x 83.25 mm
- Weight: 19.40 lbs / 8.8 kg
Going over the above specs it's clear that the Predator 21 X is not going to fall within most people's budget, but the actual number is still pretty staggering: Acer states that the Predator 21 X will be available in February, with prices starting at $8,999 in the USA.
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