Acer Predator X27U launching soon as new gaming monitor with 240 Hz, 1,000 nit and OLED display
Acer has introduced the Predator X27U, which it has launched alongside the Predator X45. As its name suggests, the Predator X27U is the smaller of the two monitors, with a 27-inch panel rather than a 45-inch one found in the Predator X45. The Predator X27U should still provide a first-class gaming experience though, with a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel native resolution, a 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.01 ms response times (GtG), thanks to the presence of an OLED panel.
Additionally, the Predator X27U supports AMD FreeSync Premium to minimise image tearing at high frame rates. Also, the gaming monitor is HDR10 capable but supports neither HDR10+ or Dolby Vision. Still, Acer claims that the monitor peaks at 1,000 nits with 98.5% DCI-P3 colour space coverage. Presumably, the former value applies when viewing HDR content; Acer has not confirmed how bright the Predator X27U gets with SDR content.
Moreover, Acer has equipped the Predator X27U with a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection, two HDMI 2.0 ports and a USB Type-C port. For reference, the latter can recharge a connected device at up to 90 W while also providing a pass-through to the monitor's USB hub and KVM switch. Currently, Acer is predicted to release the Predator X27U in June with a €1,099 MSRP. Thus, the monitor should be several hundred Euros cheaper than the comparably-equipped ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM that launched in March.
Acer via Prad.de