CES 2022 | Acer Predator CG48: Fans of large OLED gaming monitors may need to wait until the autumn for Acer's pricey 48-inch effort
Acer has revealed the Predator CG48, a rather odd gaming monitor. Typically, gaming monitors are not as large as TVs, but the Predator CG48 has a 48-inch OLED display. For some reason, Acer opted to equip the Predator CG48 with a 138 Hz panel, 6 Hz short of the 144 Hz refresh rate that has become ubiquitous in the last few years.
Thankfully, the monitor supports HDMI 2.1 as well as DisplayPort 1.4, which opens it to be used with the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S|X. Incidentally, the monitor supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and has 0.1 ms grey-to-grey response times, along with a 135,000:1 contrast ratio. The Predator CG48 covers 98% of the DCI P3 colour space, too.
Additionally, Acer has equipped the Predator CG48 with four USB 3.2 ports, allowing you to use it as a USB hub with a connected laptop. Accordingly, the monitor can recharge laptops at up to 65 W. Unfortunately, Acer will not begin selling the Predator CG48 until Q3 2022, which could be any time from July to September. Also, the monitor will retail for €2,199 when it eventually arrives.