Predator X45: The Curved Colossal OLED

edited June 17 in Gaming

Lately, there’s been a lot of chatter about monitor size, style, and display technologies in the gaming world. The overall consensus is that bigger is better, and that OLED is the pinnacle of display technology available today. Let’s not forget that adding curvature to a gaming monitor massively increases the immersive experience. A winning combination of ultrawide size, curve and 10-bit OLED technology, today we present the colossal Acer Predator X45. Should you choose to engage, this curved OLED monitor can be your portal to unrivaled adventures in both PC and console gaming.

There’s a lot of different display technologies out there right now, on top of that the various size classifications and tech-specs can get a bit confusing. Fear not! In this article, we’ll cover the uses and pros of ultrawide curved monitors, as well as the old OLED vs LED debate. After we’ve covered the basics of ultrawide curved monitors, our discussion will move to the Predator X45 OLED curved monitor, and its mind-blowing immersive capabilities.

What is an ultrawide curved monitor?

  • Monitors, displays, and screens in general can be conveniently categorized into wide, ultrawide, and super ultrawide according to their aspect ratios (proportional relationship between screen width and height.) A wide aspect ratio is 16:9, while in consumer electronics, 21:9 is generally considered to be ultrawide. Super ultrawide is a whole other kettle of fish, and is essentially a dual 16:9 monitor, with an aspect ratio of 32:9.  
  • For a colossal ultrawide monitor such as the Predator X45, the curve is also key to the overall viewing experience. Think of the screen at a movie theater: curved screens provide users with a wider field of view, delivering totally immersive multimedia experiences.  
  • Screen curvature is measured in millimeters expressed as “R.” The more pronounced the curve is, the lower the radius is, so a screen with 800R curvature is more curved than one with 1900R. The “R’ number also serves as a guideline for the approximate viewing distance from the screen.

Uses for ultrawide curved monitors

  • Ultrawide curved monitors have several popular applications. Firstly, today’s ultrawide curved monitors are the benchmark for immersive gaming. By expanding the user's peripheral vision, games can seem even more lifelike, literally enveloping the player. The Predator X45’s extreme 800R curvature further contributes to this effect, especially when it comes to racing games. 
  • Secondly, ultrawide monitors are the perfect tool for efficient multitasking and content creation. Simultaneously display multiple windows with room to spare, and the increased screen real estate maximizes productivity in detail oriented tasks such as image and video editing. An ultrawide display can also replace TV screens, fulfilling the role of gaming display, editing tool, and streaming setup.

Pros of ultrawide curved monitors

  • Ultrawide curved monitors literally wrap around the player, creating a totally immersive gaming experience that simply can’t be beaten. If you think about it, we see the world in 3D. Curved monitors use these three dimensions, expanding on peripheral vision to transport you from simply looking at a screen, into the reality of the game you’re playing. This increased field of view can translate to an improvement in gaming performance.  
  • Covering a wider field of view than flat screens, ultrawide curved monitors seem bigger than the sum of their dimensions, creating a larger perceived field of view. This wider field of view further contributes to the feeling of immersion, whether you’re gaming, streaming, editing, or multitasking.  
  • By minimizing distortion, curved ultrawide monitors enable a viewing experience that puts less strain on our eyes. The curvature of the screen allows us to take in everything on the screen without straining to see details at the edges of regular flat screens.


Akin to a modern day diesel vs gas debate, OLED vs LED continues to be a divisive topic among those in the know. Let’s briefly get into it, without getting too into it.  

LED (light-emitting diode) is the more widely used of the two screen technologies, and uses LCD (liquid crystal display) multiple layers of liquid crystal, which are lit by a backlight to create the display. In OLED (organic light-emitting diode), each pixel independently emits light, resulting in higher contrast, increased color vibrancy, and deeper blacks.

OLED and LCD monitors are available in endless combinations of size and quality, to suit every task and budget. But, if you are after the best picture quality available, then OLED is the better choice. Check out this article discussing the pros and cons of OLED and LED to help you make your mind up about which type of monitor to go for. With that out of the way, let’s get the gaming party started and check out the Predator X45 in all its ultrawide curved glory.

Predator X45: enter the center

Currently retailing for $1,199.99, this 45.5-inch UW-QHD (3440 x 1440) OLED is a versatile, powerful monitor with true 10-bit OLED display. With fully immersive, extreme 800R curvature and true-to-life 99% DCI-P3 color gamut, step into the world of the Predator X45, and see for yourself what we’re talking about.

  • Screen Size: 44.5” 
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9 
  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440  
  • Panel Technology: OLED 
  • Brightness: 1000 nits 
  • Curvature: 800R 
  • Refresh Rate: 240Hz 
  • Tearing PreventionTechnology: AMD FreeSync™ Premium 
  • Response Time: 30 µs 
  • Pixel response time: 0.01ms 
  • Features: 99% DCI-P3 Color Gamut 
  • Built-in Speakers: Dual 5W 
  • Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178° 
  • Vertical Viewing Angle: 178° 
  • Swivel Angle: Yes 
  • Tilt Angle: -5° to 15° 
  • Maximum Adjustable Height: 4.33” 
  • Connectivity: 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort, 1x 90W PD USB Type-C port, USB hub (total 6 USB ports), 1x headphone jack 
  • Mount Type: Wall Mountable 
  • Dimensions: 39.1 x 19 x 3.1” 
  • Weight: 24.03 lb

Ultrawide precision and speed

The Predator X45 monitor can be wall mounted, but why not let it take center stage on your gaming table? Either way, with unparalleled contrast and cinematic hues to die for, you’ll be spending some serious time in front of this colossus. The 800R curve that we mentioned above, complemented by the ultrawide size and 21:9 aspect ratio mean that this state-of-the-art monitor puts the player right in the middle of their gaming adventure.

Whatever games you play on the X45, you can be sure that you won’t miss a move thanks to AMD FreeSync Premium™ display. With each monitor validated by AMD, the Predator X45 provides a silky smooth, variable refresh rate (VRR) gaming experience free from tearing, stuttering, glitches, and flicker.

In case you missed the 240Hz refresh rate and 0.01ms pixel response time in the tech-specs above, here it is again. With these speeds, you can kiss ghosting goodbye, so strap yourself in to see if you can keep up with the breakneck gameplay and insanely smooth gaming sessions possible on the X45.

The takeaway

We hope that you’ve enjoyed today’s foray into the world of ultrawide curved OLED gaming monitors and the Predator X45. Do yourself a favor and go check out the curved colossal OLED screen, to see what it can do for your gaming and other multimedia experiences. If you decide to make the wise investment and furnish your gaming setup with an OLED monitor, you’ll want to educate yourself on how to treat it with care. Thankfully, we have a useful guide on how to best maintain your OLED screen to extend its lifespan and guarantee top-quality visuals. For total immersion, look no further than the Predator X45 OLED ultrawide curved gaming monitor.

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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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