Acer’s New 4K Display Sports Nvidia G-Sync for Gamers

Posted by at 2:45 pm on May 22, 2014

Acer announced on Thursday the upcoming release of the XB280HK, a 4K display sporting Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. The panel will be made available sometime this quarter in EMEA, Japan, Taiwan and the Americas for an unknown price. Customers will need a GeForce GTX GPU in order to take advantage of Nvidia’s tech.

The G-Sync hardware is embedded in the display, and “perfectly” syncs the monitor’s refresh rate with the GPU in a GeForce GTX-powered PC. That means no annoying and distracting screen tearing, lower display stuttering and lower input lag. The tech was announced back in October 2013, and is just now starting to appear in third-party displays.

“Our commitment to create a pure gaming experience led us to G-Sync,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GeForce business unit at Nvidia. “This revolutionary technology eliminates artifacts that have long stood between gamers and the game. Once you play on a G-Sync monitor, you’ll never want to go back.”

As for the hardware specs of the monitor, the LED-lit screen measures 28 inches and provides a default resolution of 3840 x 2160. The display also has 170 degree viewing angles, DisplayPort 1.2 input, and four USB 3.0 ports on the side and bottom for connecting peripherals.

The panel also sports Acer’s low dimming technology, allowing users to adjust the brightness down to 15 percent (default is 30 percent) in low-light environments. The panel’s “ErgoStand” also allows users to adjust the tilt between -5 degrees and 35 degrees, and the panel to be raised by up to 5.90 inches.

“The Acer XB280HK monitor is made with post-consumer recycled plastic and features a distinctive red ring on the base stand,” states the PR. “This eco-friendly monitor features a mercury- and arsenic-free panel, LED backlighting for reduced power consumption, and is ENERGY STAR qualified.”

The upcoming XB280HK is actually part of a new line of large gaming monitors from Acer, the XB0 series.

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