Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Acer Launches EI491CR Monitor: 49", 32:9, 3840 x 1080, 8-Bit VA, 1800R, 144 Hz with FreeSync 2 and HDR 400

The title already says most of it, but here it is: the Acer EI491CR Amy be one of the most impressive monitors to grace this side of 2019, ticking most boxes considered relevant for a great gaming experience. The 49" monitor features a DFHD aspect ratio of 32:9. Those 40" of real-estate are populated by 38440 x 1080 pixels, in a VA panel with 8-bit color reproduction and 4ms gray-to-gray response time. A 1800R curvature keeps all parts of the screen within the same pupillary distance, enveloping your field of vision with what could otherwise be cropped screen edges.

The 144 Hz refresh rate (overclocked from a reference 120 Hz for the base panel this monitor employs) will enable ultra fluid gaming, especially when paired with FreeSync 2. FreeSync 2 that also makes an appearance in the monitor's display of HDR content, through its VESA HDR 400 certification. Typical contrast stands at 3000:1, and typical brightness at 400 cd/m² with color coverage hitting an impressive 90% DCI-P3 rating. 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI 2.0 and 2x HDMI 1.4 round out the inputs. The Acer EI491CR will be available, however, for a not-for-all-budgets $1199.
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21 Comments on Acer Launches EI491CR Monitor: 49", 32:9, 3840 x 1080, 8-Bit VA, 1800R, 144 Hz with FreeSync 2 and HDR 400

#1
ShurikN
populated by 38440 x 1080 pixels
oh yeah, that juicy 7 meter wide display :laugh:
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#2
Mistral
Sweet display! Now make a 16:9 1440p version at less than half the price.
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#3
ZoneDymo
why on earth is this that expensive....
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#4
Moofachuka
somehow I was able to watch him type the post... lol
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#5
Raevenlord
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Moofachuka, post: 4010803, member: 46319"
somehow I was able to watch him type the post... lol
What was that?
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#6
Tsukiyomi91
$1200 is not new for 32:9 curved display imo... especially when it can drive up to 144Hz for something that's basically two 1080p screens in a single panel. price tag is the same as a 2080Ti FE thou. XDD

@Raevenlord typo in the 2nd line... 3840x1080*
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#7
happita
I for one cannot wait soon enough for more competition among high-performance 120hz 4K monitors. Oh well, just wishful thinking again :roll:
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#8
srsbsns
Do VA panels still have issues with warm up and crosshatching? its been a while since I looked at them.
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#9
Moofachuka
Raevenlord, post: 4010815, member: 166527"
What was that?
I was on the front page and saw words typing out, lots of typos and backspaces though lol...
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#10
Valantar
Moofachuka, post: 4011018, member: 46319"
I was on the front page and saw words typing out, lots of typos and backspaces though lol...
The "upcoming headline" preview thingy does that. Seen it before.

As for this monitor, I don't get the point of these 32:9 panels really. I guess if you're used to dual displays it's nice, but it's just far too big for me. I have dual displays at work (and love them, even if >80% of the time I'm only really using the main one), but for gaming, 21:9 is as wide as I'd go. I play flight sims, and I don't see the appeal of rendering everything in my peripheral vision for an FPS where frame rate and long-distance detail are important. 3440x1440 would be only marginally more demanding than this to render (4.95m pixels vs. 4.15), and would be very noticeably sharper and more detailed in the areas you can actually see. I don't see the appeal of wasting 30-40% of my GPU power on details my eyes aren't capable of registering. With eye tracking and foveated rendering this would be different, but ... yeah, that's not a thing yet.
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#11
EarthDog
Typos...
The title already says most of it, but here it is: the Acer EI491CR Amy be one of the most impressive monitors to grace this side of 2019, ticking most boxes considered relevant for a great gaming experience. The 49" monitor features a DFHD aspect ratio of 32:9. Those 40" of real-estate are populated by 38440 x 1080 pixels, in a VA panel with 8-bit color reproduction and 4ms gray-to-gray response time. A 1800R curvature keeps all parts of the screen within the same pupillary distance, enveloping your field of vision with what could otherwise be cropped screen edges.

The 144 Hz refresh rate (overclocked from a reference 120 Hz for the base panel this monitor employs) will enable ultra fluid gaming, especially when paired with FreeSync 2. FreeSync 2 that also makes an appearance in the monitor's display of HDR content, through its VESA HDR 400 certification. Typical contrast stands at 3000:1, and typical brightness at 400 cd/m² with color coverage hitting an impressive 90% DCI-P3 rating. 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI 2.0 and 2x HDMI 1.4 round out the inputs. The Acer EI491CR will be available, however, for a not-for-all-budgets $1199.
@Raevenlord - Is this the same panel that is found in the ASUS monitor that was recently covered?
https://www.techpowerup.com/251799/asus-unveils-rog-strix-xg49vq-super-ultra-wide-hdr-gaming-monitor

EDIT: I don't think it is... 10-bit vs 8-bit here, lower brightness, etc...
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#13
INSTG8R
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jabbadap, post: 4011322, member: 148195"
Afaik same 8bit Samsung VA panel is in both of them.
Yeah 8 bit with 10 bit colour in my Samsung’s case
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#14
EarthDog
INSTG8R, post: 4011333, member: 4203"
Yeah 8 bit with 10 bit colour in my Samsung’s case
Yours isn't the same panel though... that said, is this typically how they represent it?
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INSTG8R
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EarthDog, post: 4011335, member: 79836"
Yours isn't the same panel though... that said, is this typically how they represent it?
Pretty much, why I lumped mine in.
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#16
Valantar
EarthDog, post: 4011335, member: 79836"
Yours isn't the same panel though... that said, is this typically how they represent it?
I would guess "8-bit +frc"?
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#17
INSTG8R
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Valantar, post: 4011349, member: 171585"
I would guess "8-bit +frc"?
Precisely.
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#18
Sasqui
Mistral, post: 4010794, member: 49446"
Sweet display! Now make a 16:9 1440p version at less than half the price.
Or even a 32:9 1440p version. 1080p sucks donkey balls.
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Valantar
Sasqui, post: 4011539, member: 21173"
Or even a 32:9 1440p version. 1080p sucks donkey balls.
If only there were GPUs in existence capable of running this...
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#20
jabbadap
Valantar, post: 4011349, member: 171585"
I would guess "8-bit +frc"?
These things don't have 8bit+frc, just 8bit thus 16.7M colors. That 27" Samsung, what he has, have 8bit+frc panel and it's able to output 1.07B colors. Albeit it's not a real 10bit panel it's still better than plain 8bit.
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#21
Prima.Vera
Raevenlord, post: 4010768, member: 166527"
Those 40" of real-estate are populated by 38440 x 1080 pixels
Damn son. That's a lot of them pixeys!
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