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Meet Acer’s cool-looking and powerful new 4K gaming display, the Predator XB321HK

by on March 3, 2016
 

Stephan Jukic – March 03, 2016

The new Acer Predator XB321HK is definitely not a budget 4K monitor at $1,300 but the display for serious PC gamers is just that, a very serious 4K PC gaming display and if you want some excellent display specs, it seems that this new monitor is a great if costly option.

Just launched in the U.S market, the XB321HK offers a very roomy 32 inch 4K UHD display at 3840 x 2160 pixels and supports Nvidia G-Sync technology for heavily reduced tearing and stutter through refresh synchronization between monitor and GPU.

Nvidia G-Sync for Nvidia GPUs

Nvidia G-Sync for Nvidia GPUs

This also isn’t the first time Acer has released a powerhouse gaming monitor at a high price. Last year, their rather similar Predator X34 came out and offered up a visually appealing 34 inch curved IPS display with excellent brightness and fantastic color coverage. This older model also cost about $1300 and offered G-Sync as well.

However, the new 2016 monitor is arguably better still, with a screen that feels bigger due to the lack of curve and offers superior 4K sharpness, though this new XB321HK doesn’t offer cool extras like underglow lighting and a 100Hz refresh overclocking capacity.

That said, the XB321HK does include a blue light filter for reduced eye strain, a built-in USB 3.0 hub with a nice choice of four ports and the capacity to generate several customizable display profiles. It also supports DisplayPort 1.2 for 4K at 60Hz and, disappointingly for its price, comes only with HDMI 1.4 for 4K graphics at just 30Hz.

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The new Acer Predator XB321HK is also one stylish looking piece of technology, with broad adjustability options and a physical design which simply looks really good. It’s currently available from online retailers like Amazon and Newegg.

We like what we see in the XB321HK on the whole and its specs so far indicate some great 4K gaming performance. However, the lack of HDMI 2.0 in a 2016 4K monitor is a bit disappointing. Yes, there is DP 1.2 capacity for most 4K and HD GPUs but HDMI for 60Hz 4K would be a useful extra option in the XB321HK.

Story by 4k.com

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