Acer Z35: 35-inch UltraWide 144Hz VA Gaming Monitor

By September 5, 2015 9 Comments

Acer Z35Update: This monitor is able to reach an incredible overclocked 200Hz refresh rate with the G-SYNC mode enabled. Watch the promo videos of the Acer Predator X34 and the Acer Predator Z35 here. Release date is December 2015 and price is $1199 in the United States.

Acer has exciting news for all gamers, as they have announced their Acer Predator Z35 monitor recently. It is a 35-inch curved monitor and it has the 21:9 aspect ratio, which is gaining more and more popularity, not just among gamers, but also for regular day use and work such as photography editing. The resolution of this display is 2560×1080, which adds an additional 640 pixels to the width of a widescreen (16:9) 1080p monitor.
Not only that, but the Acer Z35 also supports G-SYNC technology, which eliminates screen tearing and the awful input lag that you would get from V-SYNC. In order for G-SYNC or FreeSync to really do wonders, the range in which the refresh rate is variable, has to be high. There is good news on that matter too, as this display supports up to 144Hz refresh rate, but the minimum G-SYNC refresh rate is still unknown. Our best guess would be that it will be around 40Hz or so. The lesser the better, so we hope that holds. However, with the G-SYNC mode enabled, the monitor is able to reach a whopping 200Hz refresh rate (with the first game mode enabled, as it is an overclock).

What might seem unusual from most monitors manufactured today is the VA panel (Vertical Alignment). Generally speaking, VA panels (MVA/PVA panels) are better than TN panels, but worse than IPS panels. VA panels are significantly better than TN panels, both in terms of their color reproduction and in their viewing angles, but the real main drawback with this panel type is that the colors shift when viewed from different angles. The display is also curved, giving you a closer and more immersive gaming experience, since you will have roughly the same viewing distance the monitor when viewed from the top. The curved panel also makes up for the color shifting, because the viewing angles will be almost as if you were watching straight at every point in the monitor. The edges won’t wash out, which they definitely would been if it wasn’t curved, since it is a 35-inch gaming monitor after all.

We are very excited about this monitor and we’ll see if we get one before the release so we can review it, since it’s 144Hz and that’s what we are all about in the end. The release date of this monitor in December in the United States and it will cost $1199.

Acer Z35
Buy online on Amazon
Screen Size35"
Resolution2560 x 1080
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio21:9
Refresh Rate144Hz (200Hz with G-SYNC)
Response Time4ms
Adaptive SyncG-SYNC
SpeakersYes - 9 x 9W speakers

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  • Nick Chanas

    1080p really? That one is off my list already.

  • Tyrann

    I guess they wanna milk every last 1080p panel they can before next year. 1440p is gonna be the new standard. I get that they’re also waiting for DP 1.3 but still we should start getting them out so that they’ll be ready for the next gen graphic cards.

  • Arnaldo Marques

    VA is not worse than IPS. VA has a MUCH better contrast ratio and does not have IPS GLOW.
    Colo Shift⇔IPS Glow;
    Black Crush⇔Lack of Contrast.

  • Shawn Duhamel

    I have a triple screen question. Do all of the screens need to be the
    same size? Can I use a 34-35″ as the center screen, then 27″ for my
    sides? I assume I’ll need to run all at the same resolution. Any
    guidance will be much appreciated!

  • Stephen Chan

    You can definitely run different screen sizes, but I recommend 2 things to keep in mind. Make sure that the vertical resolution is the same so 1080 or 1440. Also, try to get two panels that are physically the same height. A perfect example would be this: 1 34″ ultrawide 1440p and 2 x 27″ 1440p under the same class and specs. So all Asus, LG, or Acer. That all have the same refresh rate, panel type (ips vs TN), etc… You want them to look like one monitor and not be obviously different. In the 1080 realm it is much harder because to size them the same you need to go with a smaller 1080 ultrawide because the 35″ is not a standard 1080 match. It is stretched quite a bit. A better fit would be a 27″ ultrawide 1080 with 24″ 16×9 1080p panels that match.

  • Daniel O. Danielsen

    DP1.2 wouldn’t allow for a higher resolution at this refresh rate. Until 1.3, this is the best you can get if you need a high-refresh ultrawide.

  • Dustructo77

    Dude! Gsync’s min functioning range is 30hz……has been so since the release…get with the facts Mr.Journo

  • derpentine

    For a place specializing in monitors, I can’t believe you’re ignorant enough to say VA type panels are worse than IPS. Yeah, no. They’re way better. Unless you think having 3-5x the contrast ratio and having black blacks instead of washed out IPS glow garbage isn’t better

  • Formerly Known as Pnyx

    Huh? VA panels are worse than IPS? I suppose that if you consider IPS Glow to be a good thing. So in that case, yeah, IPS is better.

    … Sheesh… I guess anyone can be a “technical writer” these days.