Predator X34: The Amazing Curved Monitor from Acer

edited June 11 in Gaming

In the swiftly widening world of gaming monitors, immersion is where it's at. Whatever your gaming poison may be, a curved gaming monitor can’t be beaten for ultra-immersive gaming experiences that leave you questioning reality. The Acer Predator X34 curved monitor brings tactical, competitive, and cinematic games to life like never before, as well as your favorite movies and shows. When the gaming stops and there’s work to be done, split screen multitasking will optimize your productivity on the curved ultra wide real estate of the Predator X34. Read on to discover how the mind-blowing features of this Acer curved gaming monitor will up your game, and we’ll also provide some helpful info covering the basics of the curved monitor revolution.

What is a curved monitor?

Chances are you’ve been to a movie theater before. Some of us may even recall the first time we ever watched a movie on the curved, immersive theater screen. While flat monitors are still the norm, curved TVs and gaming monitors have grown in popularity in the past decade or so. Flat and curved monitors essentially run off the same technology and share the same features, the curvature of the screen is the defining difference. Curved monitors are made in aspect ratios of 16:9 (wide), 21:9 /64:27 (ultra-wide) and 32:9 / 18:5 (super ultra-wide). These curved screens provide users with a wider field of view, for immersive multimedia experiences.  

Monitor curvature is determined by radius “R” and is measured in millimeters expressed as “R.” A screen with a 1900R curvature radius would form a perfect circle with a radius of 1900mm if it had the same curvature as the display. The more pronounced the curve is, the lower the radius is, so a screen with 1900R curvature is more curved than one with 4000R. The ‘R’ number of a monitor also establishes the optimal viewing distance. The Predator X34 has a 1900R curve, meaning that a 1900mm viewing distance is perfect for immersing yourself in your favorite AAA titles, movies, and more.

Pros of a curved monitor

  • Immersivity is the benchmark for gaming screens. Curved monitors literally wrap around the player, creating an immersive gaming experience that can’t be beaten. We see the world in 3D, and curved monitors use these three dimensions and expand on peripheral vision to transport you from the reality of looking at a screen, into the world of the game that you are playing.  
  • The wider field of view covered by a curved screen makes them seem larger, creating a larger perceived field of view, further contributing to the feeling of immersion.  
  • Curved monitors also minimize distortion, creating a viewing experience that puts less strain on our eyes. The curvature of the screen allows us to take in the contents of the entire screen without straining to see details at the edges of the (flat) screen.

Predator X34 curved monitor

Currently available for $699.99 the Predator X34 is a lightning fast 34-inch 3440 x 1440 UW-QHD gaming monitor with 1900R curvature and a 144Hz refresh rate that can be overclocked to 180Hz. Music to your ears? Here’s the tech-specs:

  • Screen Size: 34” 
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9 
  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440  
  • Panel Technology: IPS-Type LCD 
  • Brightness: 400 nits. Max: 550 nits (Peak in HDR Mode) 
  • Curvature: 1900R 
  • Refresh Rate: 144 Hz (Overclock up to 180Hz) 
  • Variable Refresh Technology: G-Sync 
  • Response Time: 0.5 ms 
  • Features: DCI-P3 98% Color Gamut, DELTA E <2 Color Gamut 
  • Built-in Speakers: Dual 7W 
  • Adjustable: Height, tilt, swivel 
  • Connectivity: 3x HDMI 2, DP 1.4, USB-C, USB 3.0, HUB for four other devices 
  • Mounting-Hole Pattern: 3.93 x 3.93” 
  • Dimensions: 32.1 x 23.8 x 12.2” 
  • Weight: 19.2lb

Agile-splendor: freed by the speed

The futuristic Predator X34 monitor invites you to step into the curve for total gaming immersion. Few other displays can match the panoramic glory and speed of the Predator X34, with a huge color gamut and fast liquid crystal technology, a 0.5ms response time is possible. Agile-Splendor IPS uses a fast liquid crystal technology that leaves traditional IPS (in-plane switching) displays in the dust. With this technology, response times can be slashed, color gamuts maintained, resulting in ultra-fluid graphics and vibrant color recreation.

This insanely speedy response time shows up on the X34 as molasses smooth on-screen action, with nearly no ghosting or color banding. If you didn’t clock the 144 Hz refresh rate, how about pushing the limits of gaming potential with an overclockable peak refresh rate of 180 Hz? At these speeds, you can forget about motion blur and screen tearing by matching your GPU with the display's refresh rate and synchronizing with Adaptive-Sync or NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Technology.

Ergonomic sweet spot

Having a 34-inch Agile-Splendor IPS panel that can hit a 0.5ms response time is one thing, but locating it in your gaming set-up/home is another! Thankfully, the Predator X34 is supported by sturdy yet stylish aluminum legs that span out in two directions, without dominating your desk space. The display can be tilted, swiveled and adjusted vertically until you have found your gaming sweet spot. Gaming marathons can take their toll on your eyes, but with the right tech you can protect yourself. The Predator X34 features Flickerless™, BlueLightShield™, ComfyView™ and Acer Low Dimming technologies to ensure maximum gaming comfort for your peepers.

Predator GameView

Personalize your screen setup with GameView to get the most from your favorite games. GameView is easily accessed via the on-screen-display (OSD), providing a useful operations center for tweaking your gaming settings and setting up to 8 gaming profiles. Fine-tune your visuals with Dark-boost for increased details in dingy environments, to gain an edge over your foes. Aim-points provides three options to minimize misfires and make every shot count. Finally, Game modes is a customizable setting that also has three standard game modes to select: action, racing and sports.

The takeaway

We hope that you have enjoyed our journey into the curved, immersive gaming world of the Predator X34, Acer’s next-gen curved monitor. With Agile-Splendor IPS, this ultra-immersive monitor boasts up to 0.5ms response time, an overclockable 180 Hz refresh rate and panoramic splendor that will leave you questioning reality. Fine tune your X34 with Predator GameView, and get ready for the future of immersive gaming. Step into the 21:9 aspect ratio, say goodbye to ghosting and color banding, and prepare to reach your gaming peak with Acer’s Predator X34.

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.


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