We first brought you some news about the exciting brand-new 34″ gaming monitors from Acer in January, and now we have more main information and specifications to share with you. There are in fact going to be 2 versions of this screen, the XR341CK with AMD FreeSync support and the XR341CKA with NVIDIA G-sync support. Both come in a silver and black design with a “zero-frame” panel (i.e. ultra thin bezel). Integrated 2x 7W stereo speakers with DTS noise are offered on both designs, and the stand offers tilt and 130mm height changes from the stand. The screen is also VESA 100m compliant. There are no swivel or pivot modifications provided. Cable televisions are offered HDMI, DP and USB with both versions of the screen. Both are likewise part of Acer’s flickerless (PWM-free) focus and have extra low blue light modes.
In the meantime, Acer seems to be taking advantage of the lack of alternatives for monitors supporting both items by creating a couple of more of its own. Curved screens are likewise a hot new trend, so if you definitely require one, and need G-Sync, Acer appears to be the only business that can make you happy in the meantime.
Acer XR341CK IPS panel technology
Acer is to release brand-new 34″ video gaming displays with a 3440 x 1440 resolution and IPS panel, and as it now appears two really. The XR341CK has AMD FreeSync support and the XR341CKA has NVIDIA G-sync support. They are available in a silver and black design with a “zero-frame” panel (i.e. ultra thin bezel).
Specification are shared by TFT-central and both variations provide a 34″ ultra-wide screen size with 21:9 aspect ratio and a curved screen format:
Some individuals might be disappointed that there is not support for 120 – 144Hz but that is not possible at the minute from existing IPS-type panels of this size and format. The support for vibrant refresh rates via the G-sync or FreeSync innovations will help users cope with the need of the high resolution as well here and are certainly welcome.
In other specifications there is a 4ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (100 million:1 DCR), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 172/178 viewing angles (owing to the rounded nature). They are noted as having an 8-bit+FRC panel which implies a 1.07 b colour depth, although somewhere else in the spec it also notes 16.7 m. A basic gamut W-LED backlight offers a 72 % NTSC coverage/ sRGB gamut.
The XR341CK (FreeSync version) will provide HDMI 2.0 (MHL), DisplayPort, Mini DP and DP out connections, in addition to a 4 port USB 3.0 center. It will support daisy chaining by means of the DP out port as well as PiP and PbP functions.
The Acer XR341CKA (G-sync model) will apparently offer DisplayPort, however also an extra HDMI 1.4 video connection. With the G-sync module being made use of, the XR341CKA will also support ULMB (Ultra Low Movement Blur).
The screen is likewise VESA 100m certified. Cables are provided for HDMI, DP and USB with both variations of the screen.
Production of the brand-new screens has in fact been advanced somewhat and are expected to be offered within retail channels in early July. Overclockers.co.uk have actually shown an expected retail cost of around $899 for the FreeSync XR341CK variation, and $999 for the G-sync XR341CKA variation. We will be reviewing one variation as quickly as possible, ideally prior to launch.