Acer unveils its first HDMI 2.1, 4K and 144 Hz external monitor
Acer has unveiled its first gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 support. The HDMI Forum announced HDMI 2.1 in January 2017, which added support for up to 10K at 120 Hz. HDMI 2.1 also supports Dynamic HDR for scene-by-scene HDR, among other changes. Hence, HDMI 2.1 is ideal for next-generation consoles like the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. The XV282K KV supports Adaptive Sync and AMD FreeSync for connection with desktop GPUs.
The monitor in question is the Acer XV282K KV, which is part of the company's NITRO XV2 series. The XV282K KV has a 28-inch IPS panel that resolves at up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels with a 144 Hz refresh rate. Acer has sourced the 28-inch panel from Innolux, which PCMonitors.info claims is the M280DCA AAS. Acer has VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified the XV282K KV, but its typical maximum luminance will be closer to 550 cd/m². Additionally, Acer claims that the panel will offer 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1.
The XV282K KV also has an adjustable stand, along with four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two HDMI 2.1 ports and a DisplayPort 1.4 connection. Acer has included two speakers too and a 3.5 mm output if you want to connect headphones or external speakers.
The Acer XV282K KV currently retails for CNY 8,499 (~US$1,245). Pre-orders are open in China, although the monitor will not ship until January 2021. PCMonitors.infoexpects Acer to release the XV282K KV internationally too.