Acer Predator X34P
An excellent combination of image quality, game performance and desktop use make it pick of the bunch.
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.