Acer Predator X27 144Hz G-SYNC HDR Monitor Preorders Open But Ouch The Price
As expected, the Predator X27 features a 27-inch display panel with a 4K (3840x2160) resolution. The display's refresh rate clocks in at 144Hz and gray-to-gray response times are rated at 4ms. The IPS panel supports 10-bit color depths, features a peak brightness rating of 1,000 nits (600 nits typical) and uses Quantum Dot technology. On the connectivity front, Acer throws in HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and a total of four USB 3.0 ports.
But of course, what everyone will be talking about is G-SYNC HDR, which NVIDIA says will bring richer and bolder colors to your gaming titles. With G-SYNC HDR, NVIDIA claims that games will be able to display objects lit by intense, bright light sources without a loss of detail. In addition, G-SYNC HDR displays will be able to simultaneously output bright whites and deep blacks.
Now here is where we have to take a deep breath and talk about pricing. We never expected for high-quality, 4K 144Hz G-SYNC HDR gaming displays to be cheap, but the Predator X27 is on an entirely different plane. NVIDIA previously stated that the monitors would be priced "over $1,000", but we didn't expect that to mean near $2,000. That's right, the Predator X27 is priced at $1,999, which will leave a pretty nasty mark on your monthly credit card statement.
It's a hefty price to pay, but all of that fancy tech targeted at hardcore gamers doesn't come cheap. We'd imagine that the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ, which uses a similar panel, will be priced in the same ballpark as its Acer counterpart. We haven't seen any preorder listings [yet] for the ASUS display, but we'll keep you updated once it's available.