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Acer's $5k gaming monitor promises speed and brightness

16 Jul 2019
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Acer has given the world a sneak preview of its new Predator X35 gaming monitor, due to be released from August 1.

The X35 will be equipped with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC HDR module with a 200Hz overclockable refresh rate, and a bunch of other display features including cinematic colour, ultra-low latency gameplay, and a screen capable of producing more than 1000 nits in brightness. If you’re not sure what the ‘nit’ measurement is, suffice it to say that the screen is bright.

The Predator X35 also supports a VRR range of at least 2.4:1, enabling variable refresh rate (VRR) by default and operating at any game frame rate.

According to Acer, the result of this combined technology is that blanking, pulsing, flickering, ghosting or other faults are avoided when put under the pressures of VRR gaming, proven through G-SYNC Compatible testing.

The Predator X35’s VA-panel features Acer HDR Ultra to deliver the best contrast quality of the High Dynamic Range, incorporating 512 direct backlight zones for the most realistic gaming experience. 

Ultra-high colour gamut is achieved through quantum dot technology, which enables advanced LED local dimming, narrow emission linewidths and high efficiency by eliminating light waste.

The result is deep saturated reds and greens created out of the blue light produced by LED backlight zones.

The HDR Ultra display compliments NVIDIA G-SYNC with darker blacks, brighter lights, and contrast that enables the real-world imagery that gamers crave - taking the experience to new heights.

The industry is currently in a seminal period of technological development where we’re closing the gap between the gameplay experience of the past and an experience that fully brings the game to life,” says Acer Oceania general manager of products management, Gaba Cheng.

“Along with our partner NVIDIA, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of the gaming experience to realise its potential and give fans the tools to elevate their game. With tear-free visuals, more accurate colour-ranges and contrast, and advanced GPUs, this vision is closer than ever.”

The Predator X35 gaming monitor will be made available from August 1 in Australia and New Zealand through all good resellers.

But you might need reasonably deep pockets – in New Zealand the Predator X35 will retail at NZ$4,999. In Australia, it will retail at AU$3,999.