Acer has introduced a new 4K UHD monitor for gamers. The Predator XB323QK LV has a 31.5-inch diagonal IPS panel and offers up to 144 Hz. Additional features include HDMI 2.1, USB-C and a KVM switch function.
In the typical design of the Predator series, the monitor has a metal stand that offers all the usual adjustment options, including height adjustment and pivot. Thanks to the VESA device, an alternative mount can be used.
4K UHD with 144 Hz and 0.5 ms
With up to 144 Hz and a specified response time of only 0.5 ms (GtG) as well as the support of AMD FreeSync Premium, games should be displayed smoothly. The matte 8-bit panel uses FRC for 10-bit colors and delivers a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a maximum brightness of 400 cd/m². This is just enough for the DisplayHDR 400 certification; However, particularly pretty HDR images are not to be expected.
90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space should be covered, while others often offer 95 percent or more here. The factory calibration should have a very low color deviation of Delta E < 1, but this only applies to the smaller sRGB color space.
Ports such as DisplayPort 1.4 are found on the back , two HDMI 2.1, one USB-C with up to 65 watts and DisplayPort mode as well as two USB-A sockets and an audio output. Two more USB-A ports are attached to the side. Thanks to the integrated KVM switch, two connected systems can be operated with the same mouse and keyboard. Integrated loudspeakers with 2 × 4 watts rated output provide rudimentary sound. There is also RGB LED lighting.
According to the PC Monitors report, the Predator XB323QK LV is listed for $900. It is not yet available in German online retail. However, the equipment largely corresponds to the sister model Predator XB3 XB323QK NV, which is available with a marginally higher response time for 826 euros.
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