Yes Acer was the company that released the XR382CQK bmijqphuzx Display

Subject: Displays | February 2, 2017 - 03:16 PM |
Tagged: ultra-widescreen, freesync, adaptive sync

Yes, this is the product Ryan mentioned, a curved 37.5" IPS adaptive sync display from Acer.  As opposed to yesterday, today Quad HD refers to a 3840x1600 2300R curve ultra wide screen resolution, making shopping for a monitor even easier, before you even try to type in the model number.  It supports Adaptive Sync, with a refresh rate that tops out at 75Hz; sorry G-SYNC fans.

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As with yesterdays model it has as slimmed down bezel, called ZeroFrame in this case.  It supports HDMI 1.3 10-bit colour, or at least states it offers 1.07 billion colours as well as a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 300 nit brightness.  The monitor also includes DTS Sound speakers and has a USB 3.0 Type-C port.  You can read a bit more about it here.

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Source: Acer

February 2, 2017 | 04:21 PM - Posted by pessimistic_observer (not verified)

is this about right
Gsync = freesync w/lfc > freesync wo/lfc > adaptive sync
or is freesync wo/lfc going away thus the reason this is just adaptive sync

February 2, 2017 | 06:29 PM - Posted by pdjblum

A monitor that has "adaptive sync" is able to support freesync. Whether or not it supports LFC is determined by the refresh range of the monitor. To support LFC the highest refresh has to be 2.5x the lowest. Freesync with or without LFC work on monitors with adaptive sync.

February 2, 2017 | 07:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

not quite that simple. varying frame times can cause color issues so you need to look close at each monitor. GSYNC has a common hardware component but Freesync even with LFC probably needs more work by the monitor manufacturer to maintain control of overdrive values

February 2, 2017 | 04:26 PM - Posted by Daniel Angulo (not verified)

Hi guys I saw a review of an LG similar display, it does not bowes well for gaming, how about this one?

February 2, 2017 | 04:52 PM - Posted by odizzido (not verified)

The line between constructive criticism and a desparaging comment is not that fine, you could even say more than a stones throw. The responses to each also show little resemblence.

You could have pointed out why you think dynamic contrast ratios aren't worth repeating when giving a short list of basic specs, giving me the ability to respond that the biggest problem with quoting them, plasma screens, are no longer on the market and that many display makers list it, allowing people to make a quick comparison before spending time researching the product. It would also educate some readers on why this is a concern to some consumers.

You could then proceed to point out that the response time could also be simply a marketing term as they do not specifically state which response time it is, gray to gray or black to white and why that is a problem.

They did not respond to my email about that and I decided to put it up as is.

I am just carrying this to the next story so it's easier to follow. You're correct. My original comment was a little harsh. I was under the assumption that you already knew what dynamic contrast ratio meant. I apologize.

Anyways short of it is dynamic contrast isn't useful because it is the ratio of the max:min the monitor is capable of(black screen with min bright vs white screen with max bright type thing). This means that even with a very high dynamic ratio you still might get a monitor that has bad image quality because the static ratio is bad and black levels are terrible with any scene that has a mix of bright/dark. The info is all on wiki if you're interested in learning more.

As to the grey-grey....well, it at least tells you a single useful piece of info. It may miss out on most if it, but it's more real.

Oh also there is a great website for monitor info http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

They do some good stuff and you should be able to learn a lot from going through their reviews.

Oh and just as a heads up, this monitor would be amazing if it had a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio as reported here. When you've gone through an article or two on tftcentral you will see why.

 

 

 

February 2, 2017 | 07:02 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I really had to clean up that HTML so it was readable, but totally worth it as this is what we hope to see in the comment section; also why I am at least a bit of an ass when replying to some comments. 

I'm not aiming for the quality of a TFT Central review when I am putting up a quick summary and PR of a new product that was just announced, we just want people to know about it. There is a vast difference in content between a review I put hours into and a news post I put minutes into.  Also a difference between what TFT provides versus what I do, or what Ryan or Al provide; I am the News Frog.

I grabbed that particular PR because of the lovely triple entendre that just wrote itself and because I have been making sarcastic comments about monitors which claim to have no bezel for years now.  Trying to explain how companies test these bloody things in perfect black rooms and in scenarios that can't really be replicated in order to provide contrast ratio data or for that matter the brightness is beyond the scope of my news post.

On the other hand, my purpose in moving those claims from the PR to my brief spiel is to trigger this type of conversation.  I have internalized things like checking places like TFT Central and "I NEED MORE Socks" tests, as well as dealing with proper colour spaces with the Marketing team at my day job make it hard to compress what I know into a quick post.  That's why I love comments that help teach people more about what questions should be asked about products.

Keep reading and keep commenting, you and others who further the conversation really make this site better!

 

February 2, 2017 | 11:31 PM - Posted by Odizzido (not verified)

I am not going to do your job for you.

February 2, 2017 | 06:34 PM - Posted by djotter

'XR382CQK' I could believe, but I really thought the 'bmijqphuzx' was just Jeremy taking the piss.

February 2, 2017 | 07:04 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

as much as I enjoy doing so ...

February 2, 2017 | 09:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

On the product page (linked in this article) it says "21:9 aspect ratio", but that's incorrect, right? 3440x1600 would be 21:10, right? 3440x1440 is 21:9.

February 5, 2017 | 12:57 AM - Posted by ztix (not verified)

I thinks its a typo on Acers page, it should be 3840x1600 21:9 ish

February 3, 2017 | 08:03 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

A wasted DP1.3 port. They could have gone to 144Hz with this resolution and bit depth. HDR support? Meh, half measure.

February 5, 2017 | 03:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Great Freesync support, but on the hough side for price. Would've paid the premium for HDR on this monitor.