Acer unveils new hi-res PC monitors and a bonkers gaming chair
Acer has announced a string of gaming gear at IFA 2018, including four high-resolution monitors from both Predator and Nitro.
With NVIDIA G-Sync tech, super-speedy refresh rates and accurate colours, any one of these monitors will likely be an impressive upgrade on your current setup. Feast your eyes on the four below to see what Acer will soon have on offer.
It’s not just the monitors that might tempt you either, with a gaming chair also unveiled that looks set on taking immersion to the next level. Don’t ask us how you’re going to fit in your bedroom though.
Predator XB273K monitor
Featuring a 27-inch 4K (3840×2160) display and NVIDIA’s G-Sync tech that looks to banish screen tear, the Predator XB273K monitor has the pedigree to satisfy the most demanding gamers.
Its super-fast 144Hz refresh rate will also ensure smooth visuals, no matter how chaotic the action gets in those blockbuster shooters. The picture’s vivid and realistic too, with a colour gamut that can cover 90% of the DCI-P3 colour range.
Away from the pixels, the Predator XB2373K totes the Acer ErgoStand design, which can be swiveled and adjusted to best suit the user and reduce the risk of cramps after lengthy online battles.
Acer Nitro XV273K monitor
Another 27-inch 4K monitor, but the Acer Nitro XV273K also features HDR (high dynamic range) for significantly improved contrast to make those dark and gloomy scenes really stand out.
With the 144Hz refresh rate minimising lag, the speedy 1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) keeping blur to a minimum and the AMD Radeon FreeSync tech ensuring everything runs smoothly, the Nitro XV273K will be very capable of handling fast-moving objects.
There’s a 6-axis colour adjustment integrated here too, allowing you the freedom to customise the picture by fine-tuning the colour, hue and saturation. Sounds a bit boring, but it could make all the difference when trying to find the enemy taking cover in a ditch.
The Ultra HD edition of the Acer Nitro XV273K monitor will cost €1049 once it ships towards the end of this year.
And if your budget can’t stretch to 4K, there are two WQHD (Wide Quad HD) configurations available instead, with one having an IPS (In Panel Switching) screen that has wide viewing angles, and the other toting a TN (Twisted Nematic) screen that prioritises brightness and power efficiency.
The former will cost €599/$499 and the latter €529/$449. We’re yet to be told about UK prices, but will be sure to update this article once we’re given one.
Predator Thronos Gaming Chair
If simple monitors aren’t enough to fully immerse you, then take a look at this gaming chair. With room for three 27-inch monitors overhead, sitting on the Predator Thronos will likely feel like being in a cockpit, with vibrations adding even more realism to every punch, kick and crash.
Allowing you to maximise comfort, the Thronos chair is adjustable, able to recline up to 140 degrees and even features a footrest.
Acer has yet to reveal any details regarding price or release date, but expect it to be extremely pricey – and that’s before you’ve bought the monitors to hook it up to.
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