As is typical practice for lots of companies, Acer has revealed off some of its products that will be on program at next week’s CES. The video gaming giant has 3 new displays, one of which is its first offering to come with HDMI 2.1– a feature that could make it an enticing possibility to Xbox Series X/S and PS5 owners.
Probably the most fascinating of Acer’s trio is the Nitro XV28, a 28- inch 4K display that can reach 144 Hz with FreeSync Premium. It’s also the company’s very first screen to include an HDMI 2.1 port.
The Nitro XV28 also offers 90 percent protection of the P3 color range, and a 100,000,000:1 contrast, according to the company. It has a DisplayHDR400 rating, Acer’s Agile-Splendor innovation for faster pixel-response times, and is packed with ports: 2 HDMI 2.1, one DisplayPort, one USB-C port capable of 65 W charging, 4 USB Type-A 3.0 ports, and a USB Type-B port.
While the display appears aimed at both console and PC owners, the previous might be delayed by the $899 price when bigger HDMI 2.1 televisions, albeit with fewer functions, are available at a comparable cost.
There’s little doubt that one of Acer’s other monitors, the Predator XB273 U NX, is targeting PC players.
The Predator XB273 U NX includes 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.4, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, and a single upstream USB-B port. The display is priced at $1,099
Finally, there’s the Predator XB32, the most costly of the 3. It’s a 31.5- inch 4K display screen with a 144 Hz refresh rate that’s G-Sync compatible. The HD400 certification is here, too, and it covers 90 percent of the P3 gamut.
Priced at $1,199, the Predator XB32 features 2 HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, a single USB-C port with 65 W PD charging, and 4 USB Type-A 3.0 ports with a USB Type-B port.
All three designs will be readily available to buy in May.