Friday, May 28th 2021

Acer Expands Its Predator Gaming Portfolio with Three New HDR Monitors

Acer has expanded its line of Predator gaming monitors with three new VESA DisplayHDR -Certified models: the Predator CG437K S, Predator X38 S and Predator X28. The new monitors target different niches by offering something that will excite a wide variety of gamers, whether weekend warrior or seasoned professional.

The Predator CG437K S is a massive 42.5-inch NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitor with a UHD (3840x2160) display that strives to provide players with the most flexible experience possible, containing a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports that support the latest game consoles[1] and allow for 4K 144 Hz with VRR using only a single cable. A USB hub offers a USB-B port, a pair of both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports to support an array of peripherals, plus a USB Type-C (PD30W) port for good measure. Additionally, a built-in KVM switch simplifies the lives of those who juggle multiple PCs. Once users are all set up, the monitor's 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms VRB response time provide satisfying gameplay.
The monitor's VESA DisplayHDR 1000 Certification ensures that games look excellent for enthusiasts and that footage appears true-to-life for content creators. Outstanding local-dimming, peak 1,000 nits brightness and high contrast ratios help all of the details come to life, while the monitor's Delta E<1 rating and 90% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut provide highly accurate color representation. Completing the experience, NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility keeps the monitor and GPU in lockstep, allowing for buttery-smooth gameplay with no stutters or tearing.

A monitor that makes statements, the Predator CG437K S comes with RGB lighting strips that can be synced to music and media. It also features a range of thoughtful technology that allows the monitor to adjust to each user's environment: Acer ColorSense adjusts the screen's temperature to match the ambience of the environment, Acer LightSense detects ambient lighting and adjusts the monitor's brightness settings accordingly, and Acer ProxiSense automatically wakes the monitor when users are nearby or dims it when they aren't.

Predator X38 S
The Predator X38 S is a 2300R curved UWQHD+ (3840x1600) monitor boasting a DCI-P3 98% wide color gamut, Delta E<2 rating and VESA DisplayHDR 600 Certification, qualifications that allow for breathtakingly realistic images. Bright scenes glimmer while dark ones retain the rich shades of black that make little details—and hidden enemies—pop out, even when shrouded in shadows. A 175 Hz refresh rate (overclocked) and response time as low as a 0.3 ms G-to-G let players jump right into the action without worrying about ghosting, while the display's 37.5-inch Agile-Splendor IPS display ensures that everything looks great, even at wide viewing angles.

Predator Game Mode offers players eight pre-set (customizable) display modes to suit different genres of content, while Acer LightSense and Acer ColorSense make automatic adjustments to screen brightness and color temperature based on the environment. NVIDIA G-SYNC Esports Mode is a display preset designed for competitive gaming that ensures the lowest possible latency by turning off variable backlight and makes it easier to distinguish objects in dark areas by increasing black levels and fine tuning gamma levels.

The Predator X38 S also includes the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer, a revolutionary system latency measurement tool that detects clicks coming from the mouse and then measures the time it takes for the resulting pixels (i.e., a gun muzzle flash) to change on screen, while NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE enables smooth, fast-paced gameplay by eliminating screen tearing, minimizing display stutter and cutting down on input lag.

Predator X28
The Predator X28 is a 28-inch UHD (3840x2160) monitor defined by a slim profile and narrow bezels that give it a refreshingly clean look. Its VESA DisplayHDR400 Certified Agile-Splendor IPS[3] display offers a 155 Hz refresh rate (overclocked) with a 1 ms G to G response time, all super smooth thanks to NVIDIA G-SYNC and G-SYNC Esports Mode. The monitor also features the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer.

Acer LightSense, ColorSense and ProxiSense ensure that the monitor always look as good as possible, in any lighting. To offer a more comfortable viewing experience, BlueLightShield Pro manages high-energy wave lengths in order to selectively filter out blue light emissions while maintaining Delta E<1 color accuracy.

The Predator X28 is a TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe -certified gaming monitor.

Pricing & Availability
The Predator CG437K S will be available will be available in North America in November starting at USD 1,799.99; in EMEA in November starting at EUR 1,599; and in China in October, starting at RMB 9,999.

The Predator X38 S will be available will be available in North America in September starting at USD 1,999.99; in EMEA in September starting at EUR 2,199; and in China in August, starting at RMB 14,999.
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11 Comments on Acer Expands Its Predator Gaming Portfolio with Three New HDR Monitors

i'd rather have 48" OLED and sit back further at those prices. /shrug hard pass.
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I'll never buy a "Predator" branded product just because of the name.
There's a certain stigma attached to it that old men don't wish to be labelled with.
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I just want a 120Hz+ 32" UHD HDR 600/1000 wide colour NON CURVED monitor.

I've had the money for 4 years for such a monitor, but nobody wants it...
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Caring1I'll never buy a "Predator" branded product just because of the name.
There's a certain stigma attached to it that old men don't wish to be labelled with.
Hey man, we aint all in camp Dutch, spaceman is just getting a bad rep due to our morals but those are not the same for them so ya know, keep an open mind.

(for those who think Ive gone completely bananas, im referencing the movie "Predator")
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Ohh man monitor press releases. I am itching for a new screen to look at, but it won't be any time soon. And I definitely have my eyes set on 32:9 aspect ratio in an attempt to replace having two separate monitors. Will it work? I wouldn't know until I try it for myself.
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Bought an LG 48c1 and couldn't be happier. I really wish the monitor scene would catch up to the value of the TV scene.
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Still not enough for me to make the change to my Predator x34. I love that monitor, it has changed how I game. While it "only" has a 100hz refresh rate, most cards cant push it further than that on AAA games on ultra settings. It is really the only piece of my setup that has actually shown to be future proof.
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The Predator CG437K S is probably the only one worth getting if you absolutely need to game in 4k on a desktop and want to have that high refresh rate(and also have the graphics card to drive it). I've always been leery of Acer monitors because of their quality control & panel warranty. I haven't looked into them recently so maybe it has improved over the last couple of years.

I'll be happy with a 27" 1440p G-sync non-curved, non-ultra-wide monitor.
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lynx29i'd rather have 48" OLED and sit back further at those prices. /shrug hard pass.
Same thoughts exactly, why pay $1800 for a limited use gaming monitor with crap contrast when you can get the the 48" OLED with extremely low latency and save $300. Monitor makers need to compete better with the incoming TV's that'll have these features as standard in a few years.
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I heard a rumour that LG are working on a 42" OLED panel. Maybe that will be where we all head. PC monitors are utter crap, and for one matching a midrange HDTV, you have to pay at least $2500

If LG manage to out a 42" OLED for $1500 then it's game over for most of the PC monitor scene. I still would prefer a smaller monitor, I really don't want even a 42", with 32"-36" being the sweet spot to be up close with IMO.
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I'm very interested in X38 S... 34" is nice, but I guess 38" is even nicer.

Edit: US$ 1,999??? NOPE
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