Acer Preda­tor X34P

An ex­cel­lent com­bi­na­tion of image qual­ity, game per­for­mance and desk­top use make it pick of the bunch.

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The Acer Preda­tor X34Pis­the­fol­low-up to Acer’ s much lauded Preda­tor X34. This new model re­tains the 3440x1440 res­o­lu­tion and G-Sync ca­pa­bil­ity but adds a 120Hz re­fresh rate and a more ag­gres­sive 1900R curved panel.

En­dowed with an IPS panel, you can be off-cen­tre with the X34P and still en­joy ex­cel­lent colours and bright­ness. The X34P is also a very even dis­play, with no bright spots or back­light bleed­ing. 100% sRGB colour gamut how­ever, is a bit old school. It would be nice to have an IPS panel achieve 120Hz re­fresh rates and sup­port DCI-P3. That said, there aren’t ex­actly loads of HDR-com­pat­i­ble gam­ing ti­tles on the market now, so we aren’t missing much. The tar­get au­di­ence for the X34P will ap­pre­ci­ate the 120Hz re­fresh rate at 3440x1440 more than HDR at the mo­ment.

Out of the box, the X34P re­quires some tweak­ing in the colour depart­ment, but once cal­i­brated, is about as good as you could hope for with a 120Hz panel and is su­pe­rior to most VA and ev­ery TN panel. In­put lag is not no­tice­able and black to white re­sponse times of 9ms on the X34P are su­pe­rior to many VA pan­els.

Of all the mon­i­tors in this re­view, the Preda­tor X34P is the best over­all pack­age. The 1900R curve fits all 34-inches of dis­play your pe­riph­eral vi­sion nicely, 120Hz with G-Sync sup­port is plenty most gamers, 3440x1440 is an in­cred­i­bly use­able res­o­lu­tion with­out the need for image scal­ing and the colour qual­ity, whilst not the best, is above av­er­age.

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