Thursday, September 18th 2014

Acer Brings 4K2K Displays With NVIDIA G-SYNC to North America

Acer America is bringing its new XBO series gaming displays featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to gaming enthusiasts in North America. This cutting-edge line delivers significant performance advantages that infuse gaming with incredibly smooth, realistic and responsive visuals, elevating game play to a new level of stunning realism.

The two XBO series display models for North America include the Acer XB280HK boasting a 28-inch 4K2K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) display with a @ 60Hz refresh rate and the Acer XB270H with a 27-inch screen and a maximum Full HD 1080p @ 144Hz resolution. Both models provide a quick 1ms response time, further enhancing in-game performance. They also feature revolutionary NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, comfortable ergonomics and excellent connectivity.
"We're excited to bring these first-rate gaming displays to gamers in the United States and Canada," said Ronald Lau, Acer America business manager. "The incredibly sharp and smooth images provided by NVIDIA G-SYNC technology are sure to thrill the most avid gamers. Combined with Acer's highly flexibly ergonomic stand, non-glare ComfyView panel and low dimming technology, users are assured long hours of both comfortable and visually stunning game play."

NVIDIA G-SYNC: Picture-Perfect Visuals
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology ensures that every frame rendered by the GPU is perfectly portrayed by synchronizing the monitor's refresh rates to the GPU in a GeForce GTX-powered PC. This breakthrough technology eliminates screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag to deliver a smooth, fast and breathtaking gaming experience on the hottest PC gaming titles. Scenes appear instantly, objects look visually sharp, and gameplay is more responsive to provide faster reaction times, giving gamers a competitive edge.

"NVIDIA G-SYNC technology dramatically improves the way gamers see their games, by delivering images that are fast, sharp and stutter-free," said Tom Petersen, distinguished engineer at NVIDIA. "This is the way games were meant to be played, and gamers will absolutely love these new Acer XBO monitors."

Comfortable Ergonomics
By making gaming as comfortable as possible, the XBO series monitors help extend game time with three Acer innovations. Acer flicker-less technology reduces eye strain via a stable power supply that eliminates screen flicker. Its low dimming technology provides users the ability to adjust brightness down to 15 percent in low-light environments and Acer ComfyView non-glare screen reduces reflection for clearer viewing, a significant benefit for gamers.

A flexible, multi-function ErgoStand extends a wide range of options for maximum comfort and viewing perspectives. For finding the best angle, the screen tilts from -5 to -35 degrees and the height can be raised by up to 5.9 inches. In addition, the base rotates 120 degrees from left to right for easy screen sharing during game play and collaboration with others. Plus, the screen pivots from horizontal to vertical to accommodate two entirely different gaming scenarios.

Both new XBO series monitors deliver wide viewing angles up to 170 degrees horizontal and up to 160 degrees vertical. The Acer XB280HK delivers 1.07 billion colors and the Acer XB270HL provides 16.7 million colors, while both offer a native contrast ratio of 1000:1, a 300 nits brightness and a 72 percent NTSC color saturation, a combination that delivers exceptionally vibrant, detailed and high-quality imagery.

Superb Connectivity
The displays come with DisplayPort as well as high-speed USB 3.0 ports (1 up, 4 down) that are located on the side and down of screen for easily connecting a mouse, keyboard, gaming headset, joystick and other peripherals. One of the USB ports is equipped for battery charging.

Eco-Friendly Design
EPEAT Gold registered, the highest level of EPEAT registration available, the displays meet all of EPEAT's required criteria and at least 75 percent of EPEAT's optional criteria. They're also mercury-free and LED-backlit, which reduces energy costs by consuming less power than standard CCFL-backlit displays. ENERGY STAR 6.0 and TCO 6.0 qualified, they adhere to strict environmental, performance and ergonomic design standards.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer XB270H is available now at leading online retailers in the United States and Canada with a MSRP of US$599 and $649.99 CAD. The Acer XB280HK will be available next month at leading online retailers in the United States and Canada with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$799 and $849.99 CAD.

Acer displays are backed by professional, high-quality technical support and a three-year warranty. Acer's online community at community.acer.com provides customers discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions and the opportunity to share ideas for new and enhanced services and products.
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8 Comments on Acer Brings 4K2K Displays With NVIDIA G-SYNC to North America

#1
GhostRyder
Wow that did not take to long to come out.
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Steevo
Did they fix it so MST for the tiling at higher refresh rates works with Gsync, cause that would be silly for them to release it and have Gsunc cut down the refresh rate to maintain update rates between two tiles.
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#3
Hitman_Actual
I've had mine for two weeks now. great monitor. Gsync is awesome of course and the color isn't bad for a TN. all around awesome gaming monitor.
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#4
Steevo
You should do a review for us!
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Octavean
Steevo
Did they fix it so MST for the tiling at higher refresh rates works with Gsync, cause that would be silly for them to release it and have Gsunc cut down the refresh rate to maintain update rates between two tiles.
MST shouldn't or wouldn't likely be used on new 4K monitors because MST is no longer necessary with newer scalers at 3840x2160 and 60Hz. MST was a bit of a necessary hack due to the inadequate scalers used in older generation 4K monitors that opened up the market but SST is all that is need now for such hardware. Tiled MST monitors tend to have occasional sync issues between the two halves of the screen so this is not an ideal technology to use for gaming overall.

Dell's upcoming 5K monitor at 5120x2880 may use dual DisplayPort 1.2 ports and MST but that too was probably a limitation of either the scalers or the Displayport 1.2 standard. In other words, something had to give in order to make a working product when they started development on the product.

Overall though MST is something that should just go away when the hardware is mature enough.
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#6
THU31
Are we ever going to get a 60 Hz IPS or PVA G-SYNC display?
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Octavean
Harry Lloyd
Are we ever going to get a 60 Hz IPS or PVA G-SYNC display?
If there isn't one, it's likely due to the manufacturers thinking that those who want one would be unwilling to pay what they would charge.
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