With the advent of Nvidia’s new 3000 series video cards and AMD’s 6000 series many gamers have felt the need to upgrade their PC, and for the lucky few who have succeeded, the need arises to have a hardware ecosystem to match. This speech can also be applied to console users who with the new generation are wondering which screen to combine with Xbox Series X and Playstation 5.
Manufacturers such as LG, Razer, Samsung and Acer, to name a few, are responding to this demand by bringing new types of monitors to the market to meet the constant need of users looking for maximum performance. Keeping up with technology is not easy given the speed with which new products are released with a constant and irreversible trend of rising prices. How then to extricate oneself in this thorny environment? Unfortunately, there is no universal answer but by probing well among the various proposals of the most popular brands, surely there will be the screen that is right for us if you are willing to compromise based on the budget available.
However, Acer has decided to aim high with hardware components that wink at those gamers who are unwilling to accept a panel that does not reach certain specifications. This is why the Taiwanese company has been present for years in the sector with the Predator line, which does not just produce high quality monitors, but involves all the gaming sections at 360 degrees starting from accessories to desktop PCs. We were able to test the Acer Predator X34 monitor, a truly peculiar screen designed for lovers of curved panels.
The Acer Predator X34 presents itself as a truly impressive monitor in its dimensions.
- Display Size: 34 ‘
- Curvature: 1900R
- Resolution: UW-QHD 3440 x 1440 @ 144 Hz
- Aspect ratio. 21: 9
- Contrast ratio. 1,000: 1
- Response time. 1 ms
- Refresh rate (overclock): 180 Hz
- Color supported. 1.07 billion
- Brightness 550 cd / m²
- HDR: HDR400
- HDMI 2.0: 2
- Weight without stand (kg): 5.6
- Weight with stand (kg): 8.6
This 34-inch ultra-wide comes at a price of 999 €, a very high price tag, but which, at the current price situation, turns out to be in line with those of the competition. To place a monitor in this market segment below € 1000 it is clear, however, that you will necessarily have to evaluate the strengths and shortcomings that all this entails, framing the slice of users that this product wants to reach.