If you were hyped up about the very first 4K, Nvidia G-Sync HDR gaming display from Acer, the Predator X27, then try not to get too deflated by this: the thing costs $1,999 (about £1,490, AU$2,660).
That price is more than most high-end gaming PCs – full stop. However, the price is less than expected, given earlier leaks from European retailers of prices converted from Euros reaching nearly $3,000.
Unfortunately, Newegg has yet to list the monitor in the UK or Australia. Either way, expect equally eye-watering prices in those regions.
Now, at least there’s a relatively good reason why this monitor is so damn expensive. Simply put, on paper, this screen is better than literally any other gaming monitor.
This monitor has a faster refresh rate than most 4K displays at 144Hz, and the 384 backlight zones behind the HDR technology work well in tandem with G-Sync frame smoothing. Then, there’s the DCI-P3 color gamut standard met by the monitor with a brightness of 1,000 nits required by HDR10 certification.
As PCWorld points out (opens in new tab), that’s far brighter than the 600 nits found in AMD’s FreeSync 2 displays.
All told, you’re going to have to wait for Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards to even play games at the maximum resolution that this display allows. The GTX 1080 Ti can’t even handle 4K at 144Hz in today’s top games. So, beware, early adopters.
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