Acer has revealed the Acer Predator XB271HUT gaming monitor. This PC display was announced at the same time as the Acer Predator XB251HQT, a brand new gaming monitor, and the Acer Predator Z271T, a refresh of the popular Acer Predator Z271.
What’s new about all these monitors, is the innovative support for Tobii eye-tracking technology – something that only a handful major titles support as of today. The technology requires a proprietary module to be embedded, which ultimately brings up the cost, just like G-SYNC. It will basically follow your eye-tracking and then perform some actions, depending on what the supported software, game or app chooses to do with it. Unless you really need this feature, we naturally recommend you to get the Acer Predator XB271HU, which is a pick for the best gaming monitor in our gaming monitor buyer’s guide.
Other than this, the Acer Predator XB271HUT supports an impressive 165Hz refresh rate and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, so that you can get rid of that stupid screen tearing and stuttering as well. The G-SYNC variable refresh rate range (VRR range) is 30Hz-165Hz. The maximum supported native resolution is 2560×1440 (WQHD, 1440p), which is perfect for a 27-inch gaming monitor today.
The Acer Predator XB271HUT is basically a updated version of the very popular Acer Predator XB271HU. The “T” suffix indicates support for Tobii eye-tracking technology. Signal inputs include DisplayPort, HDMI and USB. Brightness is specified at 300 cd/m2 (Nit) and the contrast ratio is 1000:1. The panel type is IPS (In-Plane Switching), meaning that you will get very good colors and viewing angles. Naturally, the response time is 4ms, which is standard for today’s IPS panels.
The price for the Acer Predator XB271HUT starts at €899 and it will be released in Europe in December this year, hopefully before Christmas. We have no information yet regarding a price or release date in the U.S yet. You can check an overview of the most important specifications in the table below and you can check the price by clicking on the link below, once the display has been released.