Acer brings Predator X34 34-Inch Curved IPS Gaming Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC to USA
PC gaming is in a really wonderful place right now. Both AMD and Intel have released respectable processors -- the former's APU's are a great value, the while the latter's Skylake offerings are powerhouses. AMD's discrete graphics cards are on another level -- the 300 series are powerful, while the Fury X and Nano are game changers. Nvidia's offerings are great too -- what a fantastic time to be a gamer!
If you are a fan of Nvidia's cards, you have no doubt heard of G-Sync -- its version of AMD's FreeSync. It allows the graphics card to transmit to a special monitor to reduce choppiness and tearing -- you should have smoother movement. Today, Acer announces its curved Predator X34 gaming monitor featuring G-Sync is coming to the USA. If you have a compatible card, you will want this 21:9 display!
"This beautiful display provides exceptional picture quality with a high 3440x1440@60Hz resolution, a 100,000,000:1 max contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 1.07 billion colors. The 100 percent sRGB provides the highest color accuracy and color space reproduction required by gamers, design professionals and photo enthusiasts", says Acer.
Charlotte Chen, Acer America product manager says, "we believe the Predator X34 offers one of the smoothest, most thrilling game experiences available today. NVIDIA G-SYNC technology and up to 100Hz overclocking deliver extremely sharp moving pictures, while 14W stereo audio enhanced with DTS Sound enrich gameplay with powerful sound effects".
Make no mistake -- curved displays are not a gimmick. Actually, they contribute to overall immersion for both gaming and watching movies. Hell, a wide curved display like this is great for things like large Excel sheets too. In other words, it is good good for gaming, multimedia, and getting work done too.
In addition to the amazing specs, the Predator X34 features an integrated USB 3.0 hub. Even cooler? It has customizable "underglow", which is LED lighting along the bottom edge. You can change the colors to match your computer and accessories.
Even if you want the Acer Predator X34, you probably won't be getting it. Why? It costs $1,299. If you are a hardcore gamer with no budget, buying this is a no-brainer. For the rest of us, however, the price is probably too much. With that said, a monitor can be a good investment -- it can travel with you through many years and multiple PC builds and buys.
Would you spend $1,299 on a display? Tell me in the comments.