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.
The Predator XB271HK can’t make the same claims of reaching up to 165Hz, but it does offer a 4K (3840x2160) IPS panel that operates at 60Hz. The monitor is capable of reproducing 1.07 billion colors and also covers 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut.
Some of the shared functionality between the two monitors include NVIDIA G-SYNC support, GameView technology that allows gamers to quickly access up to three presets for display profiles and Eye Protect Technology which helps to reduce eye fatigue. In addition, both monitors are able to tilt (-5 to 35 degrees), swivel (+/- 30 degrees), pivot and raise in height up to an additional 5.9 inches. There’s also a quick release mechanism for VESA compliant wall mounts.
When it comes to connectivity, you’ll find DisplayPort v1.2 and HDMI graphics connectors along with a four-port USB 3.0 hub. It’s barely worth mentioning the included 2W stereo speakers, as anyone coughing up some serious dough for these monitors likely has a kickass sound system to crank up to maximum volume.
The Predator XB271HU and XB271HK will both be available towards the end of November with price tags of $799 and $899 respectively.