Acer reveals New Gaming Monitors and New LED & Laser Projectors
Expanding Award-Winning Gaming Monitor Portfolio with 6 New Predator and Nitro Models
Acer has expanded its award-winning monitor line with a new assortment of powerful monitors suited to a wide range of gamers, from elite professionals requiring top-of-the-line technology to casual players more concerned with enjoying themselves. Additionally, Acer is the first[i] brand to offer TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe®-certified gaming monitors, designed to selectively filter out blue light while still maintaining crisp and vivid colors.
“Our newest gaming monitors feature the industry’s newest technology to give gamers smooth performance and comfortable ergonomics,” said Victor Chien, President, Digital Display Business, Acer Inc. “Designed to appeal to the most power-hungry gamers as well as those who just want to have fun, the new Predator and Nitro-branded monitors are available in a variety of designs and sizes to support just about anyone in the market for a gaming monitor.”
Predator XB3 Series for Pros and Avid Enthusiasts
The new Predator XB3 series monitors are a line of FHD (1920×1080) or QHD (2560×1440) displays that feature high refresh rates and VESA DisplayHDR™ certifications. From there, each monitor has been optimized around different criteria: The XB273U NV is Eyesafe-certified, the XB253Q GW boasts an impressive 280 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) and 0.5 ms (G to G) response time, and the XB323U GX is remarkably color-accurate with 99% Adobe® RGB coverage.
Predator XB273U NV – Easy On the Eyes
The Predator XB273U NV, part of the XB3 VisionCare series, has been designed to give players as comfortable a gaming experience as possible. One of the first gaming monitors2 to be certified by Eyesafe®, the Predator XB273U NV manages high-energy wavelengths in order to selectively filter out blue light while maintaining crisp and vivid color quality. Additionally, Acer VisionCare 4.0 incorporates a range of technologies—LightSense, AdaptiveLight, ColorSense and ProxiSense—that measure environmental and ambient light and then automatically adjust the monitor’s brightness and color-temperature to match it, helping reduce eye strain.
The monitor’s crystal-clear 27-inch QHD (2560×1440) Agile-Splendor IPS1 display features wide viewing angles, a fast 1ms response time and up to an overclocked 170 Hz refresh rate, while 95% DCI-P3 color spectrum coverage and a Delta E<1 rating allows for stunningly realistic images. VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified, the XB273U NV has true 8-bit image quality and dynamically adjusts screen brightness to suit the displayed scene, allowing for noticeably darker darks.
Increasing the cool factor, this model has RGB LightSense for synchronizing the screen’s colors to music, media and eSports tournaments. A built-in TX transmitter can wirelessly sync lighting colors and rhythm to additional networked monitors for an even more dramatic effect. An ergonomic stand helps users find just the right angle by letting them adjust the monitor’s tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
Predator XB253Q GW – High FPS for Smooth Gameplay
The Predator XB253Q GW’s 24.5-inch NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Compatible FHD (1920×1080) IPS panel can be overclocked to an incredibly fast 280 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) with up to a 0.5ms (G to G) response time to keep up with even the fastest-paced action scenes, making it ideal for first-person shooter and racing games where precision is paramount. Integrated RGB LightSense with nine different special effects synchronizes RGB to the beat of the music, games and more. The monitor has also been ergonomically designed, allowing users to adjust its tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
Predator XB323U GX – Stunning, Vivid Visuals
NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible and featuring a 32-inch QHD (2560×1440) panel with a speedy 270 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) and up to a 0.5ms (G to G) response time, the Predator XB323U GX’s fluidity and low latency serve to drastically reduce motion blur during fast-paced gameplay. 99% AdobeRGB coverage makes this an excellent choice for players who create videos of their gameplay, and a VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification indicates that the XB323U GX features 8-bit image processing and local-dimming, enabling the screen to adjust dynamically to what’s happening on the scene for deep blacks and impressive highlights. To optimize comfort during long gaming sessions, the Predator XB323U GX provides users with the ability to adjust its tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
Predator X34 GS for Gamers Desiring Curved Immersion
The Predator X34 GS extends users’ peripheral view with a giant 34-inch curved UWQHD (3440×1440) screen, working in tandem with an Agile-Splendor IPS panel that delivers clear images even at wide viewing angles. NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible, it renders smooth action with up to a 180 Hz refresh rate (overclockable) and an ultra-fast 0.5ms (G to G) response time. VESA DisplayHDR 400 illuminates the finer details to create sharper images, so no important targets or details are missed, while 98% DCI-P3 spectrum coverage brings images to life in vivid color. The flexible stand provides a multitude of viewing options, giving users the ability to adjust its tilt, swivel and height. Two integrated 7 watt speakers eliminate the need for external speakers.
Nitro Series Monitors – Get Into the Game
Two new 27-inch Nitro series models, the Acer Nitro XV272U KV and Nitro XV272 LV, are ideal for casual gamers that want to get as much value out of their devices as possible. Both are Eyesafe-certified to help prevent eye fatigue and further viewing comfort, and an ergonomic stand lets gamers find just the right viewing angle by adjusting the monitors’ tilt, swivel, height and pivot.
The Acer Nitro XV272U KV offers offering stunningly clear QHD (2560×1440) gameplay with a low Delta E<1 rating and 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 color spectrum. Performance is fast and fluid with up to 170 Hz (overclocked) and a 1ms (G to G) response time on an Agile-Splendor IPS panel that also provides wide viewing angles to maximize the view. Beyond just looking great, the monitor is also equipped with LightSense, ColorSense and ProxiSense technologies, giving users a more comfortable experience by automatically adjusting the monitor’s settings based on ambient lighting in the environment.
The Nitro XV272 LV sports an FHD (1920×1080) Agile-Splendor IPS panel and offers up to 165Hz (overclocked) for smooth visuals even in busy action scenes. With 90% DCI-P3 color coverage and a low Delta E<1 rating, users have all the technology necessary to dive into immersive virtual worlds.
Pricing & Availability
- The Predator XB273U NV be available will be available in North America in January 2021 starting at USD 549.99; in EMEA in January 2021 starting at EUR 549; and in China in November 2020, starting at RMB 3,999.
- The Predator XB253Q GW will be available will be available in North America in January 2021 starting at USD 429.99; in EMEA in January 2021 starting at EUR 449; and in China in December 2020, starting at RMB 2,999.
- The Predator XB323U GX will be available will be available in North America in January 2021 starting at USD 899.99; in EMEA in December 2020 starting at EUR 999; and in China in November 2020, starting at RMB 6,999.
- The Predator X34 GS will be available will be available in North America in December starting at USD 999.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 1,099; and in China in November, starting at RMB 7,999.
- The Nitro XV272U KV will be available will be available in North America in December starting at USD 399.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 469; and in China in November, starting at RMB 2,999.
- The Nitro XV272 LV will be available will be available in North America in December starting at USD 279.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 319; and in China in December, starting at RMB 1,999.
Acer LED & Laser Projectors for Entertainment and Business
Acer today announced upgrades across four projector ranges with new enhanced models in both LED and laser mainstream categories as well as two high-performance ranges for business and commercial use. These new models include a best-in-class wireless LED 1080p projector with 3,000 lumens of brightness and also high energy-efficiency laser projectors that reach 3,100 lumens. Additionally, three new Acer monitors have been announced for business and home users: the eye-friendly Acer B248Y, the HDR-capable Acer CBL272U and the Acer BL270 with virtually no side-bezels.
Acer PD and VD Series — Powerful LED Projectors for Work and Play
The VD6510i is a wireless 3,000 lumens LED 1080p projector that delivers ultra-smooth 1080p 120Hz projections for action movie excitement. 125% coverage of the Rec. 709 color gamut provides excellent color saturation and vivid images, enhanced by 16x sequential display speed that minimizes rainbow effect, while 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness enables the projector to produce a crystal clear image even for large screens or in a room with the lights on. LED projectors are very resilient to brightness decay, so users can enjoy their favorite movies for years to come, and are also eco-friendly due to their mercury-free nature.
Also with 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, the PD1530i is a business-oriented projector that was designed around making meetings as convenient as possible. The cable free, wireless 1080p LED projector is capable of throwing a 100-inch screen from a distance of less than 3 m (9.8 ft). LED projectors reach full-brightness almost immediately upon being turned on, eliminating delays at the beginning of meetings, and this brightness is long lasting: with a 30,000 hour lifespan, business users can expect to get many years of use out of the PD1530i projector.
Acer XL Series — 3,100-Lumens and Eco-Friendly
Using only 143 watts of power, the Acer XL series (XL1220/XL1320W/XL1520) contain some of the most energy-efficient 3,100 lumens laser projectors in the world. The XL series of projectors are reliable devices that deliver stunning image quality of up to 1080p and are priced for the mainstream market, making them perfect for use in medium-sized meeting rooms. An IP6X certification indicates that XL-series projectors are “dust-tight,” the highest grade of protection against solid foreign objects available, preventing the ingress of dust or other solid particles that may damage the device. This durability makes the 3,100 lumens projectors capable of being used under any ambient lighting, and combined with a 30,000-hour lifespan, they require remarkably little maintenance. Portrait and 360-degree projection modes are also available, enabling the XL series projectors to accommodate any sort of space or scenario.
Acer UL and PL Series — Solutions for Venues Big and Small
The Acer UL5630 is an innovative projector designed to overcome the limitations of space, capable of throwing a 120-inch projection from a distance of just 31 cm (12.3 in). This ultra-short throw projector is equipped with a new high-quality image laser diode that enables it to project in WUXGA (1920×1200) with 4,500 lumens of brightness, creating crisp displays in which even the fine print stands out. Features like the ability to project freely in 360 degrees or in portrait mode and remote management capabilities make the UL series particularly well suited for education and business.
On the other side of the spectrum, the PL series of high brightness 6,000 ANSI Lumens laser projectors (PL7610/PL7610T/PL7510) are low-maintenance devices with a 30,000 hour lifespan that are ideal for those working with particularly large venues, such as conferences, boardroom presentations or exhibition stands.
Acer B248Y — Ergonomic Monitor for a Better Day’s Work
The Acer B248Y is an ergonomic monitor that has been designed around cushioning various pain points that come up in a day’s work. TÜV/Eyesafe certified, the monitor includes a number of features that aim to reduce eye-strain, such as Acer LightSense and Acer ColorSense, which automatically adjust screen brightness and color temperature to match the environment. The monitor’s FHD (1980×1080) IPS display sits on an Ergostand, a flexible stand that makes it easy to adjust the display’s height, swivel or tilt, or even rotate 90 degrees into portrait mode.
Easy on the eyes, the B248Y can also make the most of any desk. Its built-in docking station turns the monitor into a workspace in its own right, serving to remove clutter and making use of RJ45 and USB Type-C 100W PD ports which simplify the process of moving work from office to office, or back home. Multiple monitors can be daisy-chained together, for those who need more screen real estate, and an adjustable FHD webcam that supports Windows Hello enables users to rotate the camera’s feed until they find the perfect angle, or physically close it to avoid accidental sharing during a meeting.
Acer CBL272U — QHD Resolution and HDR10 Support for Stunning Image Quality
The Acer CBL272U is a 27-inch TUV/Eyesafe certified monitor that’s sure to satisfy with its QHD (2560×1440) screen, Delta E<1 color accuracy and 99% sRGB gamut coverage. Supporting wide 178-degree viewing angles, the monitor has also been designed with a number of eye-friendly features: BlueLightShield Pro to filter out potentially harmful bluelight; ComfyView, an anti-glare technology; and low-dimming capability, enabling the monitor’s brightness to be turned all the way down to 15% for night-time use. The monitor makes use of VRB to achieve a 1ms response time and reduce blur, while HDR10 support allows for a significantly improved contrast between dark and light areas.
Acer BL270 — Flexible Placement and Disappearing Bezels
A clean and professional monitor designed to look at home in any business environment, the Acer BL270 is a TÜV/Eyesafe certified FHD (1920×1080) monitor with thin size bezels that taper off, allowing for two monitors to be placed virtually seamlessly side-by-side. The monitor’s flexible stand enables users to adjust its height, swivel and pivot, making almost any viewing angle possible. The monitor has also been designed to work with the Acer Smart Console App, enabling content on a phone to be easily mirrored to and controlled on the monitor.
Pricing and Availability
- The PD range of projectors will be available in North America starting at USD 1,099; in EMEA starting at EUR 1,199.
- The VD range of projectors will be available in North America starting at USD 1,099.
- The XL range of projectors will be available in North America starting at USD 999; in EMEA starting at EUR 999.
- The UL5630 projector will be available in North America starting at USD 2,099; in EMEA starting at EUR 1,999.
- The PL7610T projector will be available in North America starting at USD 2,399; in EMEA starting at EUR 2,499.
- The Acer B248Y will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at USD 329.99; in EMEA in February 2021 starting at EUR 349.
- The Acer CBL272U will be available in North America in January 2021 starting at USD 299.99; in EMEA in January 2021 priced at EUR 319.
- The Acer BL270 will be available in North America in January 2021 starting at USD 229.99; in EMEA in January 2021 priced at EUR 239.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.