Following G-Sync HDR's listing in Europe last month, the G-Sync HDR monitors are now released in the US and answer by far the biggest open question on the new monitors: pricing. As of today, Newegg has begun to take pre-orders on Acer's Predator X27 G-Sync HDR display, listing the monitor at $ 1,999.99. In the meantime, Acer has made some last-minute changes to the monitor's specifications.
Pre-orders for the highly anticipated G-Sync HDR-powered Acer Predator X27 were expected later this month, but it seems Newegg and Acer have taken things a bit further. Since the announcement of the monitor and its prototype nearly a year and a half ago at CES, we received a $ 2000 baseball figure for the monitor. However, there were some doubts given the nature of the technology, the production returns and the type of profit margin that NVIDIA and its partners sought. All were strengthened when the monitor was first listed in Europe last month, about $ 2,500. In retail prices in the US at just $ 2000, it seems that pricing will be exactly where we expected it to be; That's to say, it's an ultra-high-end monitor for a niche group of deep-pocketed players, but also one that will go far beyond anything on the market.
In any case, for you were rich enough to try to buy multiple monitors, it is worth noting that Newegg limits the availability of the display to one unit per customer, which may indicate that the number of monitors Acer has Reseller is limited. For players throwing two giants at the monitor, according to Newegg they are expected to be delivered on June 1
For those who are wondering what kind of gaming display you can get for $ 2,000, we remind you of the basic specifications of the product. The Acer Predator X27 is based on an AHVA panel with a resolution of 3840 × 2160, horizontal / vertical viewing angles of 178 ° / 178 °, a response time of 4 ms and a repetition rate of up to 144 Hz (native refresh rate 120 Hz) 600 Nits native luminance with 1000 nits peak. Crucially, the monitor uses 384-zone FALD backlighting to provide the required localized contrast ratios, which is further enhanced by the use of quantum dots to achieve a wider sRGB gamut.
An interesting point, however, is that Acer, when he introduced his Predator X27 a year ago, said that the device could display 96% of the DCI-P3 color palette. But now the company's product page only indicates that the monitor can cover 99% of the AdobeRGB color gamut (which is similar to DCI but does not cover the same gamut). This is probably a product side oversight – this is an industry that regularly lists NTSC gamut scopes for no reason – but not a notable equivalent.
Meanwhile, it seems that Acer also has the Tobii eye-tracking sensors that were present on early prototypes (considering that not all games support the technology is barely overlooked by many). In the meantime, not in the prototype, but now in the final release, an adjustable stand is a photoprotector hood (like professional monitors) to prevent glare from ambient lighting as well as to ensure accurate colors.
Playing games in a 4K resolution with HDR and dynamic refresh rate should of course be a good experience. In the meantime, here are some things to keep in mind. To take full advantage of the Predator X27, players need an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 graphics card (or better) with a DisplayPort 1.4 output. NVIDIA and Acer use every bandwidth that DisplayPort 1.4 offers, but that's not enough, because the bandwidth requirements of the X27 actually exceed what DisplayPort can offer today. So, to stay within the bandwidth constraint of the interface, the monitor (like all monitors based on the NVIDIA G-Sync HDR prototype) is either 98Hz refresh rate with full 4: 4: 4 chroma subsampling or 4 limited: 2: 2 subsampling to get to 120Hz +. As you might expect, the HDMI 2.0 port on the display is limited to 60 Hz.
After all, the Acer Predator X27, like some other high-end gaming monitors, has a four-port USB 3.0 hub for peripherals and two 4-W speakers that are typically used for operating system sounds  Specifications of Acer Predator X27 G-Sync HDR Gaming Monitor
4: 4: 4 HDR: 98 Hz
4: 2: 2 HDR: 120 Hz
Overclocked 4: 2: 2 HDR: 144 Hz
Peak: 1000 cd / m²
Adobe RGB: 99%
Rec. 2020 😕
1 × HDMI 2.0
Swivel: +/- 20 degrees
Height adjustment: 130 mm
Tip: 68 W