Update: Release has been delayed in all regions. The monitor is expected to be released in mid-October to late October. You can order it here already.
Among the 7 new G-SYNC monitors shown at Computex 2015, four of them were from Acer. One of these monitors is the Acer X34 (Acer Predator X34 to be precise), an absolute beast in its class. This monitor was previously called the Acer XR341CKA, so keep that in mind. You can read our article about the Acer XR341CKA here. The monitor is also one of higher resolution UltraWide monitors you will find, as it has an impressive 3440×1440 resolution. Not quite 4K, but we’re getting there and besides, this is 21:9 and not 16:9. The resolution is spread across a 34-inch display, which is in the higher-end of gaming monitors. Every monitor with G-SYNC is meant to be a gaming monitor, as it has a G-SYNC module attached to it and that thing is pricey.
Other specs worth mentioning are the 4ms GTG response time, which is actually very good. IPS panels have improved and are starting to have faster response times than VA panels. It is also curved, giving you a closer distance all the points in the monitor and making all the action feel closer to you.
Also, this isn’t a regular 60Hz monitor, as it uses the same panel as the Acer XR341CK. The Acer XR341CK has a FreeSync range of 30-75Hz, but the G-SYNC range of this monitor is nothing less than an impressive 30-100Hz! This is because this monitor is overclocked, hence the increased upper limit. 100Hz is actually quite possible with this UltraWide resolution as the DisplayPort 1.2 standard is capable of handling that amount of data transfer. 109Hz is actually the upper limit for this 1440p 21:9 resolution with a quality DisplayPort cable. (thanks to Meric1837 from LinusTechTips forums for that information)
Now let’s look at connectivity and the stand. The stand of this beautiful monitor is tilt and height adjustable and it only lacks swivel adjustment options that we expected. Another bonus is the 4x USB 3.0 ports that all have charging capabilities and the headphone port. This is great and allows you to power up your favorite gadgets and your phone right from your desk in front of you.
The Acer Predator X34 will be released in mid-October to late October 2015 and you can find some of the most important specs below. The price of this display is expected to be around $1199-$1249.
|Resolution||3440 x 1440|
|Refresh Rate||75Hz (100Hz with G-SYNC)|
|Speakers||7W Stereo with DTS|