This year will be, without a doubt, the year of OLED and MiniLED monitors. The technologies that are already successful in televisions from many brands are coming to the monitor market with a bang. Although until now the use of these technologies limited some characteristics, such as the refresh rate, manufacturers have managed to overcome these limitations and create monitors with OLED and MiniLED panels with very high frequencies. And this has led to a proliferation of gaming monitors with these technologies. And how could it be otherwise, Acer and its Predator range were not going to be left behind.
The well-known manufacturer has taken advantage of the celebration of CES 2024 to present nothing less than four new gaming monitors with OLED and MiniLED technology. Among them, its new flagship stands out, the Predator Z57, which comes with dual UHD resolution (7680 x 2160 pixels) at 120 Hz. Two of the new Predator monitors have MiniLED panels, while the other two are equipped with OLED panels. And as you can imagine, all of them offer large screens and very powerful gaming features.
In summary, In the MiniLED range we have the aforementioned Predator Z57 and the 34-inch Predator X34 V3compatible with UWQHD resolution (3440 x 1440 pixels) at 180 Hz refresh rate. Acer's new OLED models are the 39-inch Predator X39 and the 34-inch Predator X34, both with ultra-fast latency and performance at UWQHD (3440 x 1440 pixels) resolution at 240 Hz and a pixel response time of 0.01 ms. But let's not run so far, let's look at its characteristics in more depth.
Predator Z57 and Predator X34 V3: Acer's new MiniLED monitors
The new Predator Z57 It is a gigantic monitor with 57-inch panel and impressive DUHD resolution (7680 x 2160 pixels) with 120 Hz. Taking advantage of MiniLED technology, the monitor has no less than 2304 lighting zones, thus providing spectacular image quality and brightness, with intense blacks. On the other hand, it has a 32:9 aspect ratio and one curvature 1000R, thus increasing the field of vision when playing or working. It also offers VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, which guarantees that it reaches a brightness of up to 1000 nits. All this combined with a wide range of colors 98% DCI-P3.
With its enormous size and aspect ratio, The Predator Z57 offers an ultra-wide viewing area, ideal for multitasking. To make the most of it Acer has included several productivity-enhancing features, such as picture-by-picture, which splits the screen in half to display output from two different sources simultaneously; and picture-in-picture, which splits the screen with views on the main screen and another in an inset window.
On the other hand, the monitor has two HDMI 2.1 ports compatible with the latest consoles (PlayStation 5 and XBOX Series DisplayPort 1.4 It also provides fast and reliable connectivity for computers. Predator Z57 is also VESA compatible to hang it on the wall and save desk space; although it has a stylized but robust base. This offers adjustable height, tilt and swivel. Lastly, this model also has two built-in 10W speakers.
The other model in the new MiniLED range is the Predator X34 V3with a curved screen 34 inches. Has resolution QHD (3440 x 1440 pixels) in format 21:9 and with a curvature 1500R for greater immersion. Offers color gamut coverage 94% DCI-P3 and certification VESA DisplayHDR 1000. It also has a fast refresh rate. 180Hz and a response time of 1ms (GaG) that favor fluid play.
On the other hand, the X34 V3 offers excellent connectivity through two HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports. Like its big brother, it can also be hung on the wall and has adjustable height, tilt and swivel to optimize viewing comfort. Plus, two 5W speakers provide audio for games, music, and movies.
He Predator Z57 will be available from second quarter of 2024 with an official price of 2,399 eurosMeanwhile he Predator X34 V3 will arrive second quarter of 2024 with a price of 849 euros.
Predator X39 and Predator X34 X: the two new OLED monitors from Acer
The new OLED range will be made up of the 39 inch Predator X39 and the 34-inch Predator X34. Thanks to OLED technology, both offer high contrast for incredibly detailed images and ultra-fast refresh rates and response times for the smoothest performance possible. They also support precise views, even at tight angles of up to 178 degrees.
Both offer a UWQH resolutionD (3440 x 1440 pixels) with a refresh rate of up to 240Hz and a 0.01ms pixel response time, which guarantees fluid gameplay without interruptions or delays. The curvature 800R Expands peripheral vision and amplifies line of sight for greater immersion. Additionally, both offer a wide range of colors. DCI-P3 of no less than 99%Meanwhile he VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 allows greater detail in shadow. They are also Eyesafe 2.0 certified, and by default with image retention refresh to help prevent eye fatigue.
Finally, all the new models, MiniLED and OLED, incorporate AMD FreeSync Premium. They also have a port USB Type-C 90W PD to offer viewing, data transfer and device charging simultaneously. And they even have a kvm switch integrated to exchange sources without having to reconnect peripherals.
He Predator X39 of Acer will be available from second quarter of 2024 with an official price of 1,499 eurosMeanwhile he Predator X34 will arrive from second quarter of 2024 with a price of 1,299 euros.