Today Acer is rounding out their Predator lineup of gaming displays with a heavyweight addition. The XB321HK is a 32-inch IPS display with a 3840x2160 resolution, which works out to 138 pixels per inch. Acer’s Predator line is gaming displays, and this model is clearly targeted towards that crowd with the feature list.

The first is G-SYNC, which is NVIDIA’s variable refresh rate technology. It only works with NVIDIA based cards, but with NVIDIA having the lion’s share of the add-in graphics card market at the moment that shouldn’t be an issue for many people. The addition of G-SYNC is of even greater importance here with such a high resolution, as even the highest end graphics cards can still struggle at UHD. Acer is also advertising a 4 ms response time on this panel to avoid ghosting issues. Acer is claiming 100% sRGB coverage and accuracy.

Acer also has customizable display profiles which can be quickly toggled to without having to use the on-screen display menu on the display itself. You can adjust the black levels to help see better during games, enable aim-point assistance, and select the on-screen refresh rate. Acer is also including their EyeProtect features including a blue-light filter and low-dimming technologies to reduce glare.

The display features DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, and a USB 3.0 hub with four outputs. In addition, it has stereo 2-Watt speakers that are enhanced with DTS sound. The stand features 4.7-inches of height adjustment and can be tilted with -5° to 25° of adjustment.

Acer’s MSRP on the Predator XB321HK is $1299, which isn’t inexpensive but this is a pretty full featured display. This monitor has been announced earlier than today but Acer says it is now available in North America

Gallery: Acer XB321HK

Source: Acer

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  • jasonelmore - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - link

    ah ok.. yeah nothing new then.. why they didnt use DP 1.3 is beyond me.. It's been out forever.. 1.4 just got released today.
  • Landiepete - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - link

    I absolutely positively hate these 16/9 affairs, at any res. Doubly so for anything remotely productive.
  • Anato - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - link

    M2, before I got 32" 2560x1440. Now I don't mind "lost" 160pixel at height.
  • xthetenth - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - link

    Yeah, 21:9 is such a big step up for productive tasks once you get the screen tall enough. 16:9 is just a tiny bit too narrow to give a good experience with two adjacent windows. By the time you get to 1400 pixels and above, the height doesn't feel nearly constraining enough of individual windows contents to be worth giving up room for more windows side by side.
  • xchaotic - Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - link

    Will this do 120Hz at 1080p?
  • surfnaround - Thursday, March 3, 2016 - link

    The NEC PA322UHD-bk does. But it is 3000, for professional editting, and has a response time of about 24FPS...
    an awesome monitor for "anything" but gaming IMO.

    BTW, 4K gaming is nice, but it requires a GTX980 SLI (1405/7600) 4790K setup for GTAV (VH detail) and even then you hit about 45FPS in some sections, and minor Frame "bumps"...
    So you end up wondering if FPS at 90 ~ 120 Hz (2560x1440) is better than 45~ 60 4k.
    (I have both the acer xh270hu, and the 4k xb280hk )
  • IPityTheFowl - Thursday, March 3, 2016 - link

    60hz at 4k? C-C-C-Combo Breaker! Too bad, it was so close to being my next monitor.
  • madskills42001 - Sunday, March 6, 2016 - link

    Contrast is the main determiner of resolution. Tom's Hardware has posted a review showing that the 35" non-IPS Acer predator is the best gaming image quality they've seen on any monitor other than OLED. To understand why contrast is more important than color or viewing angle, learn about optical transfer function, the main determiner of resolution. Also, humans are bad at telling colors apart.
  • Ninjawithagun - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - link

    Waaaaaayyyy too much money for a "60Hz only" 4K IPS panel. The same non G-Sync variant of this monitor is the Acer B326HK and it costs $600 used off of Amazon. I would be willing to pay $1200+ easily if the XB321HK had a 120Hz capable panel utilizing a DP 1.3 port. 120Hz 4K panels will be out later this fall/winter, so I'm just going to be patient and wait thank you very much ;-)

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