Acer has announced a pair of new Predator gaming monitors that boast extremely fast refresh rates and response times that are sure to please pro-gamers. The new Predator X25 has a head-spinning 360Hz refresh while the XB3 Series of monitors offers high resolutions up to 4K and 240 Hz refresh. And just in case you get whiplash from those blistering speeds, Acer now has its own line of gaming chairs which will give you a massage.
Jerry Kao the Co-COO of Acer says the company strives to help gamers gain an advantage over their opponents with robust, feature-rich systems and devices that push the boundaries of performance, ease of use and comfort. The new peripherals are designed to work well with Acers powerful Predator gaming PC’s and laptops.
Predator X25 360Hz Gaming Monitor
The X25 is a 24.5-inch gaming monitor with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 panel with an impressive 360 Hz refresh rate. It’s debatable whether mere mortals will be able to tell the difference of anything higher than 144Hz but esports professionals – especially of the first-person shooter variety – will certainly appreciate it. To help maximise this raw speed, the X25 utilizes the latest NVIDIA G-SYNC processors.
The X25 also features LightSense – which detects the amount of ambient light in the environment and adjust the display brightness and colour temperature for view comfort. This is a feature we’ve seen on smartphones and some laptops. It’s interesting to see this feature on a desktop monitor considering you are almost always in control of the lighting around the monitor given its lack of portability. Other friendly features include ProxiSense which gives gamers a handy reminder to take a break after a set amount of time. This sounds like an incredibly handy feature considering how easy it is to game for several hours non-stop.
Predator XB3 Series
The Predator XB3 series offers gamers higher Quantum-dot panel with up to 4K UHD resolution. The XB3 has DisplayHDR 400 certification which makes it excellent for HDR gaming and content consumption. A 90% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 144Hz refresh with 0.5ms response time in overdrive should satisfy both gamers and professional content creators will enjoy the XB3.
There are four models in total; the 31.5-inch Predator XB323QK NV, the 27-inch Predator XB273U GS and Predator XB273U GX, plus the 24.5-inch Predator XB253Q GZ. All models also feature NVIDIA G-SYNC, AdaptiveLight as well as RGB LightSense.
Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM
I suppose it was only a matter of time before Acer made its own gaming chair to support its sponsored esports enthusiasts and professional gamers. The new Predator Gaming chair is designed to specifically reduce tension and optimise comfort for players by massaging them. Yes, you read right. Acer has incorporated OSIM V-Hand Massage Technology into the chair which emulates the hands of a professional masseuse one your neck, shoulders and back.
The Predator gaming chair comes with three preinstalled massage programs designed by a massage expert to target known pain points for gamers due to prolonged sitting. Controls are situated on the right arm rest within easy reach of the sitter. The chair can recline up to 145 degrees. But wait, there’s more. The chair also has two built-in Bluetooth speakers in the headrest eliminating the need to use a headset.
Predator Cestus 350 Mouse
Lastly, Acer has a new wireless gaming mouse called the Cestus 350. It has a 16,000 DPI Pixart 3335 optical sensor with a polling rate of 1ms for wireless and 0.5 for wired connection. It has 8 programmable buttons and players can create and store up to five custom profiles to the mouse onboard memory. The Cestus 350 connects via a 2.4 GHz wireless dongle and has adjustable RGB lighting.
Acer is yet to provide Aussie pricing and availability for all these new Predator products.