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Acer ups its display game (sort of) with 4K, HDR, 144Hz, Tobii and more

The company's Predator X27 display has a lot in common with the one it announced at CES.

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Acer hasn't even released its first 4K, 144Hz, G-Sync HDR-supporting, 384-zone local dimming, Quantum Dot monitor -- the 27-inch Predator XB272-HDR it announced at CES in January, Nevertheless, the company's already proclaiming its next "king": the Predator X27, which is a 27-inch 4K, 144Hz, G-Sync HDR-supporting, 384-zone local-dimming, Quantum Dot monitor. Also with no price and no release date. This one has Tobii eye tracking built in, however, so it will probably be even more expensive than the estimated $2,000 of the XB272.

That's not to say I can't wait to try it. Or the XB272-HDR, if it ships sooner.

Acer Predator X27 basic specifications

Manufacturer price n/a
Size (diagonal) 27
Resolution "4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)"
Aspect ratio 16:9
Panel type IPS Quantum Dot
Backlight type LED with local dimming
Maximum gamut 99 percent Adobe RGB (96 percent DCI-P3)
Bit depth 10
Typical brightness (nits) n/a
Peak brightness (nits) 1,000
HDMI 1 x 2.0
USB 3.0 (out) 2 x USB 3.0
USB 3.0 (in) 1
DisplayPort 2 x 1.4
Release date n/a

Acer also announced the Predator Z271UV, a 27-inch curved monitor that's the first curve to incorporate Tobii eye tracking. No price or availability for that one, either.

Acer Predator Z271UV basic specifications

Manufacturer price n/a
Size (diagonal) 27
Resolution "QHD (2,560x1,440)"
Aspect ratio 16:9
Panel type TN
Curve radius 1,800R
Maximum gamut 130 percent sRGB (95 percent DCI-P3)
Bit depth 8
Typical brightness (nits) 400
HDMI 1
USB 3.0 (out) 4 x USB 3.0
USB 3.0 (in) 1
DisplayPort 1 x 1.2
Speakers 2 x 7 watts
Release date n/a