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Acer has been on a roll recently with a string with high-profile gaming monitors, one of which is the Predator X34 that Dave just reviewed for HotHardware. Today, the company has announced yet another curved display, the Predator Z35, which measures 35 inches across. The Predator Z35 has a lot going for it including a 21:9 WFHD (2560x1080) display with a curvature of 2000R. But that’s not all; Acer also managed to pack in NVIDIA G-SYNC technology along with NVIDIA’s ULMB technology that helps to reduce motion blur. Acer continues to pack on the features with the ability to display 16.7 million... Read more...
If you're a PC gamer or into enthusiast computing, how would you describe your ideal monitor? For many, it might go something like a 32 - 34-inch IPS panel with a high refresh rate of 100Hz plus, 4K resolution, along with NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync technology. And with displays this big, adding a slight curve might be high on your wish list as well. The good news is, with the recent advancements in display technologies, that "holy grail" set of specifications is beginning to take shape, as display manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, Samsung, Dell and others begin to build all this great new tech... Read more...
One of the first times we laid eyes on a curved monitor in the flesh was back at CES 2015 where Dell was showing off this 34-inch bad boy to the masses. Since then curved monitors have been cropping up all over the place, and even a few curved all-in-ones have made a showing here in Q4. Acer recently stepped up with its Predator line of displays including the 34-inch curvaceous Predator X34 that we immediately sat-up and took note of. The Predator X34 is not only a 34-inch curved panel targeted at gamers with refresh rate overclocking up to 100Hz, but it also comes with two flavors of Adaptive... Read more...
New processor architectures inevitably lead to a flurry of refreshed product lines from PC makers. That's how things have been playing out with Skylake, a "tock" in Intel's tick-tock design cadence and its 6th generation Core processor family. As usual, ASUS is on the bleeding edge with new Skylake systems ready to go, one of which is the ROG G752VT. The specific model ASUS sent us is the ROG G752VT-DH72, a slightly toned down update to the ROG G751JY-DB72 we reviewed back in September. Like that laptop, the G752VT falls into the desktop replacement category and takes aim at gamers with high-end... Read more...
The last time we visited Acer’s Predator family, the company unleashed the X34 with a 34-inch ultra-wide curved display, 100Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Acer is back at it with two more gaming monitors, both of which feature 27-inch displays and are members of the Predator XB1 Series. First up is the Predator XB271HU, which includes a zero-frame, edge-to-edge design and a WQHD (2560x1440) IPS panel. Other features include 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color gamut, 4ms gray response times, and the ability to overclock the refresh rate up to 165Hz.Predator XB271HU The Predator... Read more...
Thanks to the emergence of NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, AMD’s FreeSync, i.e Adaptive Sync, 4K resolutions and various other display technologies, we’ve had the pleasure of evaluating a number of new monitors recently. One of our favorites from this past year was the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q. Although it featured a resolution of “only” 2560x1440, and employed a TN panel, the monitor’s design language, support for G-SYNC, and ultra-fast (at the time) 144Hz peak refresh rate made it a real pleasure to use, especially for gaming.If you had asked us what we’d change on the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q at the time, we would... Read more...
Just when you thought that Acer had produced its crown jewel, the impressive XR341CK 34-inch curved monitor complete with a 3440x1440 IPS screen and AMD FreeSync support. But Acer, of course, wasn’t content and had to class the joint up a bit with the new Predator X34. And as its name implies, this gaming monitor is out for blood! Like the XR341CK that came before it, the Predator X34 uses a 3440x1440 ultra-wide QHD IPS panel that delivers 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color gamut (this is a boon to gamers and especially professional photographers). The Predator’s 21:9 curved panel has a default... Read more...
Laptops are mostly static devices. What we mean by that is, for the vast majority of laptops, what you get at the time of purchase is what you get, and that's that. Unlike a desktop system, in which each individual component is upgradeable without too much fuss, only certain parts of a laptop are user replaceable, at least without some serious deconstruction and maybe even a bit of modding . Typically, laptop makers provide easy access to the RAM and storage, though everything else is either soldered in place or otherwise proprietary for various reasons (whitebooks not withstanding, of course).... Read more...
We were first given a taste of NVIDIA G-SYNC technology over a year and a half ago and it was definitely quite a sweet dish. Like competing solutions from AMD (FreeSync), G-SYNC aims to rid gamers of synchronization-related maladies like VSync input lag, stuttering and screen tearing, providing instead a buttery smooth gaming experience. For an in-depth look at G-SYNC, you can take a look at Marco’s excellent article about the technology right here. Up until this point, G-SYNC has been solely aimed at desktop gamers, but NVIDIA today is extending its reach by bringing a new implementation... Read more...
Yesterday we brought you a slew of new back-to-school computers and tablets from Acer, and today we’re diving into a brand new display offering from the company — and boy is it featured-packed. The new XR341CKA bring with it 34-inches of curved screen gaming-oriented goodness with a zero-frame design and 21:9 aspect ratio. The IPS panel has a resolution of 3,440x1440 and a variable refresh rate courtesy of NVIDIA G-SYNC. The panel will deftly sync up with your NVIDIA graphics card’s render rate, which should do wonders to help minimize input lag and screen tearing (the display maxes out at 75Hz).... Read more...
Soon after NVIDIA unveiled its G-SYNC technology, AMD announced that it would pursue an open standard, dubbed FreeSync, leveraging technologies already available in the DisplayPort specification to offer adaptive refresh rates to users of some discrete Radeon GPUs and AMD APUs. AMD’s goal with FreeSync was to introduce a technology that offered similar end-user benefits to NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, that didn’t require monitor manufacturers to employ any proprietary add-ons (like NVIDIA’s G-Sync module), and that could be adopted by any GPU maker.Though there were some technologies already available within... Read more...
CES is the time of year when computing companies of every type show off their next-generation hardware, and AMD is no exception. Hot Hardware sat down with the Sunnyvale-based company to talk about its major plans for 2015 in both gaming and the CPU side of the business.  In gaming, the big news of the event is the imminent deployment of displays based on the so-called FreeSync standard. FreeSync is the brand name created for what the VESA (Video Electronics Standard Association) refers to as Adaptive Sync (not to be confused with NVIDIA's "Adaptive V-Sync."  Both FreeSync... Read more...
As CES kicks off this year, we're seeing a number of new products from companies that focus on two critical markets: ultramobile computer hardware and high-end enthusiast equipment. Acer is one of the first companies to announce its CES lineup, and it's revealing new hardware in multiple segments.  New 15.6-inch, Core M Laptops Acer is leading with announcements regarding its new, 15-inch Chromebook hardware with an integrated 1920x1080 display. The company already offers several 13.3-inch options with a high-end 1080p panel, but all of these are powered... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco are sans the half geek, but discuss Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement, the slick Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC gaming monitor, the affordable Dell Inspiron 11, our recent AMD CPU giveaway and more... Show Notes: 01:20 - Microsoft Skips Windows 9, Unveils Windows 10 And Windows Insider Program 14:10 - Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Gaming Monitor Review 21:43 - Dell Inspiron 11 3000: A 2-in-1 For The Masses 31:30 - AMD FX-9590 CPU Giveaway... Read more...
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