Acer Embraces Graphics Professionals With 34-Inch Ultra-Wide B346CK, B346C IPS Displays
I know it may sound hard to believe, but not everyone out there is a gamer. While there are plenty of us hardcore gamers that love products like the Acer Predator X34 with its 100Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC support, there are those that appreciate its size and resolution, but don’t need the high performance bolt-ons.
With that in mind, Acer has announced two new ultra-wide 34-inch monitors which it is aiming at photographers, videographers and website professionals. The Acer B346CK and B346C differ primarily in screen resolution, with the former featuring a QHD resolution (3440x1440, 60Hz) and the latter offering up FHD resolution (2560x1040, 60Hz). The B346CK outputs over 1 billion colors and has a brightness rating of 3202 cd/m. The B346C lags behind with 16.7 million colors and brightness of 3002 cd/m.
Other features are largely shared between the two monitors, including a maximum contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1, 6ms response times, IPS panels with a 21:9 aspect ratio, picture-in-picture support, 178-degree viewing angles and 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color gamut (which is key for market segments that Acer is targeting with these two monitors).
Both monitors can be wall-mounted, feature HDMI and DisplayPort connection, and come with a built-in USB 3.0 hub.
“Our newest ultra-wide displays were designed for those who want the convenience of viewing graphic intensive content in sharp detail and without having to scroll to see the entire picture,” said Acer America’s Ronald Lau. “The high resolution panels deliver crystal clear images, while an adjustable stand makes viewing comfortable. IT professionals will appreciate the excellent connectivity, energy-efficient design and VESA wall-mount for maximizing space and placement options.”
The B346CK and B346C are available today from Acer’s retail partners for $799 and $599 respectively.