Acer has introduced its Predator X25, a 360Hz 1080p gaming monitor. It is the third company to announce a 360Hz display product, with the first two being Asus and Dell. The Acer Predator X25 will be a high-end product that is designed for the competitive landscape.
Acer Predator X25 Monitor Specifications
Acer Predator X25 gaming monitor has a Full HD or 1080p resolution consisting of 1920×1080 pixels. It will boast of a maximum refresh rate of 360Hz, which is 120Hz higher than current monitor panels. The monitor will be using an IPS panel that provides better colors and contrast as compared to TN and VA panels. Its brightness rating will be 400nits and an sRGB coverage of 99%. Asus and Dell are also using IPS panels in their 360Hz monitors. Acer Predator X25 monitor features Nvidia’s G-Sync technology for providing a rich and eye-pleasing experience. G-Sync removes tearing and blurring due to frame variation and facilitates smoother gaming.
Monitor manufacturers have constantly been pushing the refresh rates on their gaming monitors. A 240Hz refresh rate has been the de facto standard for e-sports players and competitive gamers for quite a while. However, Asus had taken the initiative to push the boundaries of gaming monitors, when it announced its 360Hz 1080p gaming monitor earlier this year, with Dell following soon. Acer has become the latest monitor manufacturer to jump on the 360Hz bandwagon.
While a monitor with 144Hz or 165Hz has been the preferred refresh rate of casual gamers, e-sports players and professionals have always preferred a 240Hz monitor for a competitive advantage. These new 360Hz monitors aim to stretch that benefit further, giving players a slight edge. While normal or casual players won’t notice a major difference going from 240Hz to 360Hz, it may be beneficial for competitive players.
High refresh rate panels have been mostly limited to the 1080p resolution segment. 1440p monitors have featured a refresh rate of up to 144Hz or 165Hz, with 1440p 240Hz panels becoming available only recently.
Acer Predator X25 Monitor Additional Technologies, Price, and Availability
Additionally, the Acer Predator X25 gaming monitor will come with eye care technologies that utilize sensors to minimize the strain on eyes while gaming. Its LightSense and ColorSense technologies will automatically adjust the brightness and color of the monitors as per the amount of ambient light in the environment. Games won’t have to make these adjustments manually. The ProxiSense will pop notifications that advise users to take a break for resting their eyes between long gaming sessions.
Acer Predator X25 has a sleek design that will suit gaming setups. It is a flagship product that will cost upwards of $1100 and will probably be available for purchase around the holiday season of 2020.