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Acer Announces New Gaming Monitors With Tobii Eye Tracking

By September 2, 2016 2 Comments


Acer Predator XB271HUT tobii eye tracking

The monitor and TV industry are constantly getting better for each year with more pixels, higher refresh rates, better connectivity, higher contrast and better brightness. This is all good and we all love it, but if there’s something that we haven’t seen yet, it is eye tracking built directly into a monitor. Acer has apparently tackled this problem and has now announced three new gaming monitors, all of which supports Tobii’s eye tracking technology for gaming. Yes, you can finally blow up things with just your eyes!

Acer has announced the following gaming monitors with eye-tracking support:

  • Acer Predator XB271HUT – a 27-inch WQHD 165Hz G-SYNC gaming monitor
  • Acer Predator XB251HQT – a 24.5-inch Full HD 240Hz gaming monitor with G-SYNC
  • Acer Predator Z271T – a curved 27-inch 1080p 144Hz gaming monitor

We’ll bring more detailed information about each monitor soon. Notice the added “T” suffix to the model name, which indicates support for Tobii eye-tracking technology.

So what is this Tobii eye-tracking technology? Some people might argue that it’s just a sales gimmick due to the lack of support, while others are more positive and believe it’s innovative enough to be much more adopted in future games. What we do know is that the new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided supports it, along with some games from the Assasin’s Creed franchise and also The Division. You can even control your Windows desktop, but we found it to be pretty difficult.

Pricing starts at €799 for the Acer Predator Z271T and will be released in October this year. The Acer Predator XB271HUT will cost €899 and will begin shipping in December this year, hopefully before Christmas. We have no information regarding a release or price in the United States. No release date or price of the Acer Predator XB251HQT yet. but we’ll make sure to update you when we get hold of this information.

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