Acer adds blazing-fast OLED monitors to its Predator lineup

Mike Wheatley

Acer is expanding its Predator gaming monitor lineup with three new models featuring advanced OLED displays and super-fast refresh rates. Alongside them, it also debuted the new FA1 and G1 series Google TV monitors.


The new models are the Predator X27U F3, the Predator X34 X5 and the Predator X32 X3. They each feature Nvidia’s G-SYNC and AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro technologies, which are designed to enable the smoothest, lag-free pictures that prevent tearing, stuttering and ghosting while playing fast-paced action games.

Other shared features include true 10-bit color depth enhanced by 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space, which means enhanced colour depth, higher contrast ratios and deeper blacks. They also sport adjustable stands, with users able to control the height, tilt and swivel, and there are a pair of 5-watt speakers integrated with each one.

The Acer Predator X27U F3 is a 27-inch OLED gaming monitor that sports 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution and boasts a blazing-fast 480Hz refresh rate. In terms of connectivity, it has two HDMI 2.1 ports plus a USB-C, while there’s a stand featuring a tripod mount socket to support streaming accessories such as cameras and lights. It’s set to go on sale in the third quarter in Europe, and the fourth quarter in the U.S., with prices starting at $1,200, the company said.

As for the Acer Predator X32 X3, this is a 4K resolution UHD OLED display that features a 240Hz refresh rate, though this can be cranked up to 480Hz if the user is willing to settle for Full HD resolution graphics only. It measures 31.5-inches diagonally, and has the same connectivity inputs – two HDMI 2.1 and one USB Type-C – and will launch in the fourth quarter in Europe and the U.S. It will be priced at $1,200, Acer said.

Third is the Acer Predator X34 X5, which is a 34-inch curved OLED monitor. It offers a curvature of 1800R and comes with a 3,440 x 1,440 pixel resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate and boasts a 0.03 milliseconds response time, similar to the Predator X32 X3. However, unlike the above model it seems there’s no way to crank up the refresh rates by sacrificing resolution. As for inputs, it has two HDMI 2.1 ports, a USB Type-C and a DisplayPort 1.4. It will go on sale in Europe and the U.S. in the fourth quarter, with a $1,100 price tag quoted.

FA1 and G1 series Google TV monitors

Acer’s FA1 and G1 series Google TV monitors are designed to compete with models such as Samsung Electronics Tizen monitors and LG Electronics’ webOS-based monitors, which can support both computing tasks and showcase TV content.


Acer seems to believe that Google TV is a more versatile operating system for such a monitor than either Tizen or webOS, with its user-friendly interface providing easy access to streaming apps such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video plus various other apps available in the Google Play store. In addition, Google TV also supports more work-oriented tasks such as video conferencing, though users will need to plug in their own webcam to do this.

Acer’s Google TV monitors feature VA and IPS LCD panels and support either 4K or 1,440p resolution with refresh rates of 60Hz, which means they’re not so suitable for gaming or viewing HDR content.

These models are being offered in 27- and 32-inch sizes, with prices starting at $330 for the smallest options. They’ll go on sale in Europe and North America sometime during the fourth quarter.