CES 2023 First Look: OLED panels (and a deep curve) are coming to Acer’s Predator gaming monitors

CES 2023 First Look: OLED panels (and a deep curve) are coming to Acer’s Predator gaming monitors

CES 2023 First Look: OLED panels (and a deep curve) are coming to Acer’s Predator gaming monitors

Acer’s Predator PC gaming line is not limited to laptops and desktops – the brand also includes gaming monitors. While the simply named Predator X45 ($1,699) and Predator X27U ($1,099) may sound prosaic, the two appear to be the two best-looking OLED gaming monitors to come out of CES 2023. Both appear to produce crystal clear images; deep, deep black; lightning-fast performance; and enough brightness to provide excellent visibility even in the darkest gaming den.


So big that it’s more like a small TV

A massive 45-inch OLED display, the Acer Predator X45 is made all the more impressive by its curved design that brings the game closer to you with a dramatic 800R curvature. With a native resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz, this Predator is made to keep up with the most demanding games and look stunning doing it. The ultrawide panel has a narrow bezel to maximize the user’s field of view.

Acer Predator X45

(Image credit: Brian Westover)

Not only does Acer’s OLED panel deliver rich blacks, the company also claims 98.5% DCI-P3 color coverage. Typical brightness is around 150 nits, but increases to 1,000 nits for HDR10 content. In addition to HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity for PCs and consoles – and USB-C for laptops and mobile devices – the monitor also features a built-in USB hub and KVM switch. This makes it easy to switch between different connected devices such as a desktop, a laptop and a game console.

Acer Predator X45

(Image credit: Brian Westover)


A more reasonably sized (and priced) gaming display.

For the more average PC gamer, the Predator X27U is another new gaming monitor from Acer, but without the curved panel and priced hundreds less. Measuring 27 inches from corner to corner, this OLED display delivers the same fast gaming performance with a 240Hz refresh rate and 0.01ms response time.

This smaller display obviously doesn’t have the same ultrawide aspect ratio, but it still delivers a crisp 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, 98.5% DCI-P3 color coverage, and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. This level of brightness is best seen when playing HDR games and videos (the monitor supports all HDR10 content), and games should run smoothly and without tearing thanks to AMD FreeSync Premium.

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The Predator X45 and X27U will be available in North America this spring. The X45 starts at $1,699 and the X27U starts at $1,099.

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