Acer is back with three new monitors in the Predator range – and these look like serious contenders for the best monitors you can play on. The displays in question are the Predator X28, X38 S, and the CG437K S, the last of which is a massive 42.5-inch gaming panel with HDMI 2.1 support.
Of the three gaming displays, there isn't one that you wouldn't consider high-end. They all have a special range of functions that sets them apart from "normal" gaming monitors. The price is the same as the smallest model for $ 1,300.
|Predator X28||Predator X38 S.||Predator CG437K S.|
|Panel size||28 inches||37.5 in||42.5 in|
|resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 1600||3840 x 2160|
|Update rate||155Hz (overclocked)||175Hz (overclocked)||144Hz|
|Adaptive synchronization||G-Sync||G-Sync||G-Sync Ultimate|
|price||$ 1,299||$ 1,999||$ 1,799|
|Availability||August 2021||September 2021||November 2021|
The X28 is a 28-inch IPS display that, while not having the highest HDR rating, is great for photo editing alongside gaming because of its sharp image and excellent color accuracy.
Acer didn't list the color space coverage, but since it's an IPS panel and has a Delta-E (Difference from Real) <1, my gut says this will be a popular display for those who play a game and in need of an editing monitor that competes in the room the LG 27GN950 monitor is currently in, but included in a slightly larger package with better color accuracy and Nvidia Reflex.
Predator X38 S.
In the meantime, the Predator X38 S has many of the same features but in a much larger ultrawide package with a slightly lower resolution.
This display is better suited for those who need large real estate, don't want to use scaling, want to play a ton of games, who call for a bigger panel to be immersed, but still want high color accuracy for digital production work.
Predator CG437K S.
The real star of the show, however, is the 42.5-inch giant Predator CG437K S. Acer wouldn't say which panel technology it is based on, but given the specs and prices very similar to Asus' XG43UQ tells me that it is based on the same VA panel.
This makes it a little less suitable for digital production work, but boy, it'll be a great display to play on with its large 4K panel and DisplayHDR1000 support. With the integration of HDMI 2.1 you can not only couple your PC, but also the next generation consoles.
All of this and the Ambilight-like RGB lighting make it feel even bigger than it already is – so it's more of a fast-paced television for your desk.