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NVIDIA Reflex Now Reduces System Latency For 8 Games!

NVIDIA Reflex Guide : How To Reduce System Latency!

NVIDIA Reflex is being integrated into games, reducing system latency for GeForce graphics cards.

Find out what NVIDIA Reflex is all about, and how to use it to reduce system latency in supported games!

 

NVIDIA Reflex : What Is It?

NVIDIA describes Reflex as “a revolutionary suite of GPU, G-SYNC display and software technologies” that measure and reduce system latency.

System latency is basically the click-to-display latency – the delay between a key press or a mouse click to the actual action appearing on the display.

It is important for competitive e-sports gamers, because high system latency can impact their performance :

  • Delayed responsiveness : When you move your mouse, but your aim on the screen lags.
  • Delayed shots : When you shoot, the shot and weapon recoil lags.
  • Delayed enemy positions : peeker’s advantage is impacted by system latency

 

NVIDIA Reflex : How Does It Reduce System Latency?

A careful reading will reveal that the key to this technology is the NVIDIA Reflex SDK – a new set of APIs for game developers.

The NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer, which is being integrated into the new 360 Hz G-SYNC Esports monitors, is only eye-candy, and not necessary for Reflex Low Latency Mode to work.

Once integrated into a game, the Reflex Low Latency Mode adjusts the game engine work to complete “just in time” for rendering. This eliminates the GPU render queue, and reduces CPU back pressure.

Like NVIDIA Ultra Low Latency (NULL) mode, Reflex prevents the CPU from processing faster than the GPU, eliminating extra frames from being queued up for rendering, which would normally increase render latency.

The difference really is this – by integrating with the game, the NVIDIA graphics driver can control the amount of back pressure the CPU receives from the render queue and other later stages of the pipeline.

This makes NVIDIA Reflex superior to NULL, but only with games that integrate the SDK.

 

NVIDIA Reflex : How Much System Latency Does It Reduce?

This NVIDIA chart shows the amount of system latency that Reflex shaves off in the first four games to support it.

The biggest improvement was seen with Destiny 2 and Fornite – system latency was down by about ⅓.

System latency was down by 22% in Apex Legends, and 18% in Valorant.

 

NVIDIA Reflex : Requirements

Reflex is only supported by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series graphics cards onwards, using the GeForce Game Ready 457.09 driver or newer.

It is currently supported on these games :

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Call of Duty : Warzone, Black Ops Cold War
  • CRSED : F.O.A.D.
  • Enlisted
  • Fortnite
  • Mordhau
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant
  • Warface

 

NVIDIA Reflex : Automatic, With Max Performance Option

There is really nothing much to set for NVIDIA Reflex. Games that support it will enable it by default, if it detects the presence of a compatible NVIDIA graphics card.

The latest GeForce Experience also comes with an automatic performance tuning option, that will turn on low latency options for supported games.

NVIDIA Ultra Low Latency mode is still there, to support games that do not support Reflex.

It is recommended that you enable NULL by selecting the Ultra option. Reflex Low Latency mode will automatically take priority over NULL in games that support it.

There is, however, a “hack” of sorts for those who want to squeeze every last microsecond of latency out of the pipeline.

The NVIDIA Control Panel has a Power Management Mode option that defaults to Adaptive, allowing the GPU to clock down and save power when the load isn’t high.

You can set this to Prefer Maximum Performance, to override the power saving feature. This forces the GPU to always run at the higher clocks, reducing latency in CPU-bound instances at the expense of higher power consumption.

 

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Acer Predator : New December 2020 Desktop + Monitor!

Acer just released a new pair of Predator gaming desktop and gaming monitor, just in time for Christmas 2020!

Take a look at the new Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktop and Predator XB273U GX gaming monitor!

 

2020 Acer Predator XB273U GX Gaming Monitor

The new Acer Predator XB273U GX is a 27-inch gaming monitor that supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, and is DisplayHDR 400 certified.

Its IPS panel has a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a 0.5 ms response time, and can be overclocked to a 270 Hz refresh rate.

Gamers who also create content will love its wide 99% AdobeRGB colour gamut, with Delta E<2. And it comes with the ability to deliver 65W power directly from its USB Type C port!

The Acer Predator XB273U GX has a launch price of RM 3,299 (approximately US$813 / £611 / A$1,082 / S$1,086)

Here are some online purchase options :

 

2020 Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming Desktop

The 2020 Acer Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktop is built around the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPERGeForce RTX 2060 SUPER or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

It comes with 8 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM as standard, but can be upgraded to 64 GB. It can also be configured with up to 1 TB of SSD storage.

It also comes with Killer E2600 for fast Gigabit LAN connectivity, as well as Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity. To keep things cool inside its compact case, the Predator Orion 3000 has dual FrostBlade fans.

Acer is offering two variants in Malaysia :

  • Core i7 + RTX 2060 SUPER : RM 6,799 (approximately US$1,678 / £1,268 / A$2,228 / S$2,244)
  • Core i5 + GTX 1660 SUPER : RM 4,099 (approximately US$1,012 / £765 / A$1,343 / S$1,353)

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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Samsung Odyssey G9 : Malaysia + Singapore Price + Deal!

Find out how much the new Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor costs in Malaysia and Singapore, and what awesome pre-order deals Samsung is offering right now!

 

Samsung Odyssey G9 : 49-inch 1000R QLED Gaming Monitor!

The Samsung Odyssey G9 is a new 49-inch QLED gaming monitor, featuring the world’s first 1000R curved display.

Like Samsung’s QLED TVs, it uses Quantum Dot technology with a DisplayHDR 1000-certified VA panel to produce an exceptionally wide range of colours.

It boasts an extremely deep 1000R curvature, with a Dual Quad High Definition (DQHD) resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels, and an ultra-wide aspect ratio of 32:9. It has a peak brightness of 1000 nits.

Gamers will also appreciate its 1 ms response time, and 240 Hz refresh rate. It supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and Adaptive Sync on DisplayPort 1.4.

The Samsung Odyssey G9 features a sleek, futuristic-looking glossy white exterior, with an Infinity Core Lighting design at the back that has 52 colours and 5 lighting effects.

 

Samsung Odyssey G9 : Specifications

Specifications 49-inch Odyssey G9
Model LC49G95TSSEXXM
Display Size 49-inch
Curved Display Yes, 1000R
Display Resolution 5120 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 240 Hz maximum
Panel Type VA (Vertical Alignment)
Backlight LED
Adaptive Sync AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
+ NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
Contrast Ratio 2,500 : 1
Brightness 1000 nits maximum
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 1.07 Billion
Colour Gamut 125% sRGB
95% DCI-P3
88% NTSC 1976
HDR Capable Yes, VESA DisplayHDR 1000
VESA Compatible Yes, 100 x 100 mm
Speakers None
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x audio out
2 x USB 3.0 Type A out
Adjustments Height : 120 mm
Tilt : -3° to +13°
Swivel : -15° to +15°
Pivot : NA
Power Consumption Maximum : NA
Typical : NA
Standby : < 0.5 W
Dimensions 1147.6 mm wide
537.2 mm tall
416.4 mm deep
Weight 16.7 kg

 

Samsung Odyssey G9 : Malaysia + Singapore Price + Deals!

The Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is available for pre-order until 31 August 2020, with these SRP and freebies!

 

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Samsung Odyssey G9 : 49-inch 1000R QLED Gaming Monitor!

The Samsung Odyssey G9 is a new 49-inch QLED gaming monitor with the world’s first 1000R curved display!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor!

 

Samsung Odyssey G9 : 49-inch 1000R QLED Gaming Monitor!

The Samsung Odyssey G9 is a new 49-inch QLED gaming monitor, featuring the world’s first 1000R curved display.

Like Samsung’s QLED TVs, it uses Quantum Dot technology with a DisplayHDR 1000-certified VA panel to produce an exceptionally wide range of colours.

It boasts an extremely deep 1000R curvature, with a Dual Quad High Definition (DQHD) resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels, and an ultra-wide aspect ratio of 32:9. It has a peak brightness of 1000 nits.

Gamers will also appreciate its 1 ms response time, and 240 Hz refresh rate. It supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and Adaptive Sync on DisplayPort 1.4.

The Samsung Odyssey G9 features a sleek, futuristic-looking glossy white exterior, with an Infinity Core Lighting design at the back that has 52 colours and 5 lighting effects.

 

Samsung Odyssey G9 : Specifications

Specifications 49-inch Odyssey G9
Model LC49G95TSSEXXM
Display Size 49-inch
Curved Display Yes, 1000R
Display Resolution 5120 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 240 Hz maximum
Panel Type VA (Vertical Alignment)
Backlight LED
Adaptive Sync AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
+ NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
Contrast Ratio 2,500 : 1
Brightness 1000 nits maximum
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 1.07 Billion
Colour Gamut 125% sRGB
95% DCI-P3
88% NTSC 1976
HDR Capable Yes, VESA DisplayHDR 1000
VESA Compatible Yes, 100 x 100 mm
Speakers None
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x audio out
2 x USB 3.0 Type A out
Adjustments Height : 120 mm
Tilt : -3° to +13°
Swivel : -15° to +15°
Pivot : NA
Power Consumption Maximum : NA
Typical : NA
Standby : < 0.5 W
Dimensions 1147.6 mm wide
537.2 mm tall
416.4 mm deep
Weight 16.7 kg

 

Samsung Odyssey G9 : Price + Availability

The Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is available with immediate effect, with these SRP :

  • United States : US$1,699.99
  • United Kingdom : £1,279
  • Australia : A$2,799
  • Singapore : S$2,899
  • Malaysia : RM 6,199

Here in Malaysia, it is available for pre-order up to 31 August 2020, with this freebie!

In Singapore, you will get this freebie with every purchase :

 

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Samsung Odyssey G7 : Malaysia Price + Pre-Order Deals!

Find out how much the new Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitors cost in Malaysia, and what pre-order deals Samsung is offering!

 

Samsung Odyssey G7 : World’s 1st 1000R Gaming Monitors!

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is a new range of curved gaming monitors, featuring the world’s first 1000R curved displays.

Available in 32-inch and 27-inch display sizes, the Odyssey G7 is a QLED monitor that uses Quantum Dot technology to produce an exceptionally wide range of colours.

The display has an extremely deep 1000R curvature, with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and a DisplayHDR 600-certified VA panel with a peak brightness of 600 nits.

Gamers will also appreciate its 1 ms response time, and 240 Hz refresh rate. It supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and Adaptive Sync on DisplayPort 1.4.

The Samsung Odyssey G7 features a sleek, futuristic-looking matte black exterior, with an Infinity Core Lighting design at the back that can remain static, change colour, or even dim during gameplay.

 

Samsung Odyssey G7 : Specifications

We created this table to better show you the differences between the 27-inch and 32-inch models :

Specifications 27-inch Odyssey G7 32-inch Odyssey G7
Model LC27G75TQSEXXM LC32G75TQSEXXM
Display Size 26.9-inch (68.4 cm) 31.5-inch (80.0 cm)
Curved Display Yes, 1000R
Display Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 240 Hz maximum
Panel Type VA (Vertical Alignment)
Backlight LED
Adaptive Sync AMD FreeSync Premium Pro + NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
Contrast Ratio 2,500 : 1
Brightness 600 nits
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 1.07 Billion
Colour Gamut 125% sRGB
95% DCI-P3
HDR Capable Yes, VESA DisplayHDR 600
VESA Compatible Yes, 100 x 100 mm
Speakers None
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x audio out
2 x USB 3.0 Type A out
Adjustments Height : 120 mm
Tilt : -9° to +13°
Swivel : -15° to +15°
Pivot : -2° to +92°
Power Consumption Maximum : 100 W
Typical : NA
Standby : < 0.5 W
Maximum : 140 W
Typical : NA
Standby : < 0.3 W
Dimensions 614.6 mm wide
576.0 mm tall
305.9 mm deep
710.1 mm wide
594.5 mm tall
305.9 mm deep
Weight 7.2 kg 8.2 kg

 

Samsung Odyssey G7 : Malaysia Price + Pre-Order Deals

Here in Malaysia, the Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitors are available for pre-order until 31 August 2020, with these SRP and freebies!

 

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Samsung Odyssey G7 : World’s 1st 1000R Gaming Monitors!

The new Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitors offer the world’s first 1000R curved displays!

Here is everything we know about the new 27-inch and 32-inch Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitors!

 

Samsung Odyssey G7 : World’s 1st 1000R Gaming Monitors!

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is a new range of curved gaming monitors, featuring the world’s first 1000R curved displays.

Available in 32-inch and 27-inch display sizes, the Odyssey G7 is a QLED monitor that uses Quantum Dot technology to produce an exceptionally wide range of colours.

The display has an extremely deep 1000R curvature, with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and a DisplayHDR 600-certified VA panel with a peak brightness of 600 nits.

Gamers will also appreciate its 1 ms response time, and 240 Hz refresh rate. It supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and Adaptive Sync on DisplayPort 1.4.

The Samsung Odyssey G7 features a sleek, futuristic-looking matte black exterior, with an Infinity Core Lighting design at the back that can remain static, change colour, or even dim during gameplay.

 

Samsung Odyssey G7 : Specifications

We created this table to better show you the differences between the 27-inch and 32-inch models :

Specifications 27-inch Odyssey G7 32-inch Odyssey G7
Model LC27G75TQSEXXM LC32G75TQSEXXM
Display Size 26.9-inch (68.4 cm) 31.5-inch (80.0 cm)
Curved Display Yes, 1000R
Display Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 240 Hz maximum
Panel Type VA (Vertical Alignment)
Backlight LED
Adaptive Sync AMD FreeSync Premium Pro + NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
Contrast Ratio 2,500 : 1
Brightness 600 nits
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 1.07 Billion
Colour Gamut 125% sRGB
95% DCI-P3
HDR Capable Yes, VESA DisplayHDR 600
VESA Compatible Yes, 100 x 100 mm
Speakers None
Ports 1 x HDMI 2.0
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x audio out
2 x USB 3.0 Type A out
Adjustments Height : 120 mm
Tilt : -9° to +13°
Swivel : -15° to +15°
Pivot : -2° to +92°
Power Consumption Maximum : 100 W
Typical : NA
Standby : < 0.5 W
Maximum : 140 W
Typical : NA
Standby : < 0.3 W
Dimensions 614.6 mm wide
576.0 mm tall
305.9 mm deep
710.1 mm wide
594.5 mm tall
305.9 mm deep
Weight 7.2 kg 8.2 kg

 

Samsung Odyssey G7 : Price + Deals

The Samsung Odyssey G7 gaming monitors are available with immediate effect, with these SRP :

Here in Malaysia, they are available for pre-order up to 31 August 2020, with these freebies :

 

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Acer Predator XB253Q GZ : 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

The Acer Predator XB253Q GZ is a smaller variant of the XB273U GX, offering HDR gaming with a 240 Hz refresh rate!

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its price and availability!

 

Acer Predator XB253Q GZ : 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

The Acer Predator XB253Q GZ is a 24.5-inch gaming monitor, with an IPS panel that is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.

It can drive a QHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at up to 240 Hz, and supports the NVIDIA G-SYNC adaptive sync technology.

On top of that, it has a wide colour gamut of 99% sRGB, with an ACM contrast ratio of 100 million to 1. It also comes with these two new features :

  • RGB LightSense lets you choose a variety of lighting effects, including colour, speed, duration and brightness, that can react to gameplay, music or video
  • AdaptiveLight automatically adjusts the display backlights to match the ambient light in the room.

Unlike the larger Predator XB273U GX, it doesn’t come with speakers built-in, but you can opt for two 2W speakers.

 

Acer Predator XB253Q GZ : Specifications

To make it easy for you to compare between this 24.5-inch monitor, and its 27-inch cousin, we compare both models in this table.

Recommended : Acer Predator XB273U GX : 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

Specifications Acer Predator
XB273U GX
Acer Predator
XB253Q GZ
Display Size 27-inch 24.5-inch
Display Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
Refresh Rate 240 Hz (maximum)
Panel Type IPS
Adaptive Sync Yes, NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
Contrast Ratio 100 Million : 1
Brightness 400 nits (HDR400 mode) 400 nits (Native)
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 16.7 Million
Colour Gamut 99% Adobe RGB 99% sRGB
Speakers 2 x 2W speakers 2 x 2 W speakers (optional)
Ports 2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
4 x USB 3.0
1 x USB-C (power)
1 x headphone out
2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.2a
2 x USB 3.0
1 x headphone out
Adjustments Height : TBA
Tilt : -5° to +25°
Swivel : -30° to +30°
Pivot : TBA
Height : TBA
Tilt : -5° to +25°
Swivel : -20° to +20°
Pivot : TBA

 

Acer Predator XB253Q GZ : Price + Availability

The Acer Predator XB253Q GZ is slated to be available in these regions :

  • North America : $429.99 (September 2020)
  • EMEA : EUR 439 (August 2020)
  • China : RMB 2,999 (July 2020)

We will update this article when we know more.

 

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Acer Predator XB273U GS : 165Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

The Acer Predator XB273U GS is a cheaper variant of the XB273U GX, offering HDR gaming with a 165 Hz refresh rate!

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its price and availability!

 

Acer Predator XB273U GS : 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

The Acer Predator XB273U GS is a 27-inch gaming monitor, with an IPS panel that is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.

It can drive a QHD resolution of 2560 x 2160 pixels at up to 165 Hz, and supports the NVIDIA G-SYNC adaptive sync technology.

On top of that, it has a wide colour gamut of 95% DCI-P3, with an ACM contrast ratio of 100 million to 1. It also comes with these two new features :

  • RGB LightSense lets you choose a variety of lighting effects, including colour, speed, duration and brightness, that can react to gameplay, music or video
  • AdaptiveLight automatically adjusts the display backlights to match the ambient light in the room.

Unlike the XB273U GX, it doesn’t come with speakers built-in, but you can opt for two 2W speakers.

 

Acer Predator XB273U GS : Specifications

Confusingly, there are two XB273U models. To make it easy for you, we compare both models in this table.

Recommended : Acer Predator XB273U GX : 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

Specifications Acer Predator
XB273U GX
Acer Predator
XB273U GS
Display Size 27-inch
Display Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 240 Hz (maximum) 165 Hz (maximum)
Panel Type IPS
Adaptive Sync Yes, NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
Contrast Ratio 100 Million : 1
Brightness 400 nits (HDR400 mode)
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 16.7 Million
Colour Gamut 99% Adobe RGB 95% DCI-P3
Speakers 2 x 2W speakers 2 x 2 W speakers (optional)
Ports 2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
4 x USB 3.0
1 x USB-C (power)
1 x headphone out
2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.2a
2 x USB 3.0
1 x headphone out
Adjustments Height : TBA
Tilt : -5° to +25°
Swivel : -30° to +30°
Pivot : TBA
Height : TBA
Tilt : -5° to +20°
Swivel : -20° to +20°
Pivot : TBA

 

Acer Predator XB273U GS : Price + Availability

The Acer Predator XB273U GS is slated to be available in these regions :

  • North America : September 2020
  • EMEA : August 2020
  • China : July 2020

There is no known price yet. We will update this article when we know more.

 

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Acer Predator XB273U GX : 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

The Acer Predator XB273U GX is a boosted variant of the XB273U GS, offering HDR gaming with a 240 Hz refresh rate!

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its price and availability!

 

Acer Predator XB273U GX : 240Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

The Acer Predator XB273U GX is a 27-inch gaming monitor, with an IPS panel that is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.

It can drive a QHD resolution of 2560 x 2160 pixels at up to 240 Hz, and supports the NVIDIA G-SYNC adaptive sync technology.

On top of that, it has a wide colour gamut of 99% Adobe RGB, with an ACM contrast ratio of 100 million to 1, as well as these two new features :

  • RGB LightSense lets you choose a variety of lighting effects, including colour, speed, duration and brightness, that can react to gameplay, music or video
  • AdaptiveLight automatically adjusts the display backlights to match the ambient light in the room.

Unlike the XB273U GS, the GX model comes with two 2W speakers built into the display.

 

Acer Predator XB273U GX : Specifications

Confusingly, there are two XB273U models. To make it easy for you, we compare both models in this table.

Recommended : Acer Predator XB273U GS : 165Hz HDR Gaming Monitor!

Specifications Acer Predator
XB273U GX
Acer Predator
XB273U GS
Display Size 27-inch
Display Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 240 Hz (maximum) 165 Hz (maximum)
Panel Type IPS
Adaptive Sync Yes, NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time 1 ms (Grey to Grey)
Contrast Ratio 100 Million : 1
Brightness 400 nits (HDR400 mode)
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 16.7 Million
Colour Gamut 99% Adobe RGB 95% DCI-P3
Speakers 2 x 2W speakers 2 x 2 W speakers (optional)
Ports 2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
4 x USB 3.0
1 x USB-C (power)
1 x headphone out
2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.2a
2 x USB 3.0
1 x headphone out
Adjustments Height : TBA
Tilt : -5° to +25°
Swivel : -30° to +30°
Pivot : TBA
Height : TBA
Tilt : -5° to +20°
Swivel : -20° to +20°
Pivot : TBA

 

Acer Predator XB273U GX : Price + Availability

The Acer Predator XB273U GX is slated to be available in these regions :

  • North America : September 2020
  • EMEA : August 2020
  • China : July 2020

There is no known price yet. We will update this article when we know more.

 

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Acer Predator XB323QK NV : 4K HDR Gaming Monitor!

The 2020 Predator XB323QK NV is Acer’s next-generation 4K HDR gaming monitor!

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its price and availability!

 

Acer Predator XB323QK NV : 4K HDR Gaming Monitor!

The Acer Predator XB323QK NV is a 31.5-inch gaming monitor, with an IPS panel that is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.

It can drive a 4H resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, at up to 144 Hz, and supports the NVIDIA G-SYNC adaptive sync technology.

On top of that, it has a wide colour gamut of 90% DCI-P3, with 32-bit colour support, and an ACM contrast ratio of 100 million to 1.

It comes with two 4W speakers built-in, and these two new features :

  • RGB LightSense lets you choose a variety of lighting effects, including colour, speed, duration and brightness, that can react to gameplay, music or video
  • AdaptiveLight automatically adjusts the display backlights to match the ambient light in the room.

 

Acer Predator XB323QK NV : Specifications

Specifications Acer Predator XB323QK NV
Display Size 31.5-inch
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Refresh Rate 144 Hz (maximum)
Panel Type IPS
Adaptive Sync Yes, NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time TBA
Contrast Ratio 100 Million : 1
Brightness 400 nits (HDR400 mode)
Viewing Angle 178° (vertical and horizontal)
Colours Range 1.07 Billion
Colour Gamut 90% DCI-P3
Speakers 2 x 4 watt speakers
Ports 2 x DP
4 x USB 3.0
1 x USB-C (power)
1 x headphone out
Adjustments Height : TBA
Tilt : -5° to +35°
Swivel : -45° to +45°
Pivot : TBA

 

Acer Predator XB323QK NV : Price + Availability

The Acer Predator XB323QK NV is slated to be available in these regions :

  • North America : September 2020
  • EMEA : August 2020
  • China : July 2020

There is no know price yet. We will update this article when we know more.

 

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2020 Acer Predator X25 : 360Hz Refresh Rate Insanity!

The 2020 Acer Predator X25 gaming monitor promises to deliver an insane 360 Hz refresh rate!

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its price and availability!

 

2020 Acer Predator X25 : 360 Hz Refresh Rate Insanity!

The 2020 Acer Predator X25 is a 24.5-inch G-SYNC gaming monitor, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Its key feature is an insane 360 Hz refresh rate, which guarantees the smoothest possible animation.

To ensure the best possible gaming experience and viewing comfort, the 2020 Acer Predator X25 comes with three features :

  • LightSense detects the amount of ambient light in the viewing environment, and automatically adjusts the brightness to maximise viewing comfort.
  • AdaptiveLight automatically adjusts the display backlights to match the ambient light in the room.
  • ProxiSense reminds gamers to take a break after a set amount of time.

In addition, the 2020 Acer Predator X25 is adjustable with -5 to -25 degree tilt, +/- 30 degree swivel, up to 4.7-inch height adjustment and +/- 90 degree pivot.

 

2020 Acer Predator X25 : Specifications

Specifications 2020 Acer Predator X25
Display Size 24.5-inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Refresh Rate 360 Hz (maximum)
Panel Type TBA
Adaptive Sync Yes, NVIDIA G-SYNC
Response Time TBA
Contrast Ratio TBA
Brightness TBA
Viewing Angle TBA
Colour Gamut TBA
Adjustments Height : 4.7 inches / 12 cm
Tilt : -5° to +25°
Swivel : -30° to +30°
Pivot : -90° to +90°

 

2020 Acer Predator X25 : Price + Availability

There is currently no indication of the 2020 Acer Predator X25’s price and availability. We will update this article when we know more.

 

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Dell S2721HGF Curved 144Hz Gaming Monitor : First Look!

The Dell S2721HGF is a 27-inch curved gaming monitor, with a Full HD resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate! Here are its key features, specifications, price and availability!

 

Dell S2721HGF Curved Gaming Monitor : First Look!

The new Dell S2721HGF combines a Full HD curved panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate for a more immersive gaming experience. But that’s not all…

Rapid Response

The Dell S2721HGF delivers a 144 Hz refresh rate for its curved panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and a true 4 ms response time.

Tear-Free Gaming

To eliminate screen tearing and stuttering, the Dell S2721HGF supports both NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

Curved Panel

Its 1500R curved panel is designed to enhance your field of vision, while reducing distortion, glare and reflection.

Game Comfortably

To let you game in comfort, it supports height and tilt adjustments.

Connectivity Options

The Dell S2721HGF comes with a bevy of connectivity options :

  • 2 x HDMI 1.4 ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x Headphone out jack

 

Dell S2721HGF Curved Gaming Monitor : Specifications

Specifications Dell S2721HGF
Display Size 27-inch (68.47 cm)
Active Display Area 596.74 mm x 335.66 mm
23.49 inch x 13.21 inch
Panel Vertical Alignment (VA)
Backlight LED Edgelight
Adaptive Sync NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 144 Hz
Pixel Pitch 0.3108 mm
HDR Certification NA
Brightness 350 cd/m2 typical
Colour Gamut 72% NTSC (CIE 1931)
83% NTSC (CIE 1976)
Colour Depth 16.7 million colours
Contrast Ratio 3000 : 1
Viewing Angles 178° vertical | 178° horizontal
Response Time 1 ms (MPRT)
4 ms (G2G) in Extreme Mode
Ports 2 x HDMI 1.4 port
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Headphone out jack
VESA Mount
Compatible
Yes
Adjustments Height : Up to 100 mm
Tilt : -5° / 21°
Swivel : NA
Pivot : NA
Power Input 100 to 240 VAC (50 / 60 Hz)
Power Consumption 46 W (maximum)
27 W (typical)
< 0.5 W (standby / sleep)
Panel Only Dimensions 364.1 mm x 608.4 mm x 96.3 mm
Panel + Stand
Dimensions (Max)
493.2 mm x 608.4 mm x 190.4 mm
Panel Only Weight 4.06 kg
Panel + Stand Weight 8.86 kg
Warranty 3-Year Advanced Exchange Service
+ Premium Panel Exchange

 

Dell S2721HGF Curved Gaming Monitor : Price + Availability

The Dell S2721HGF comes with a 3-year Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Exchange warranty.

It will be made available for sale starting 21 August 2020, with a recommended retail price of US$279.99 / ~£224 / ~A$403 / ~S$389 / ~RM 1,198.

 

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Dell S2721DGF Gaming Monitor : QHD + 165 Hz FTW!

The Dell S2721DGF is a 27-inch gaming monitor, with a QHD resolution and a 165 Hz refresh rate! Here are its key features, specifications, price and availability!

 

Dell S2721DGF Gaming Monitor : QHD + 165 Hz FTW!

The new Dell S2721DGF combines a QHD display resolution with a 165 Hz refresh rate for a more immersive gaming experience. But that’s not all…

Rapid Response

The Dell S2721DGF delivers a 165 Hz refresh rate for the QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, with a true 1 ms response time.

Tear-Free Gaming

To eliminate screen tearing and stuttering, the Dell S2721DGF supports both NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

Brilliant Colour

To give you more vibrant colours and a HDR gaming experience, this monitor boasts a wide colour gamut of 98% DCI-P3, and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified.

Game Comfortably

To let you game in comfort, it supports height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments.

Connectivity Options

The Dell S2721DGF comes with a bevy of connectivity options :

  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 4 x USB 3.0 downstream port + 1 x USB 3.0 upstream port
  • 1 x Headphone out jack
  • 1 x Audio line-out jack

 

Dell S2721DGF Gaming Monitor : Specifications

Specifications Dell S2721DGF
Display Size 27-inch (68.47 cm)
Active Display Area 596.74 mm x 335.66 mm
23.49 inch x 13.21 inch
Panel In-Fast IPS Nano Color
Backlight LED Edgelight
Adaptive Sync NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
Display Resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 165 Hz (DisplayPort)
2560 x 1440 @ 144 Hz (HDMI)
Pixel Pitch 0.2331 mm
HDR Certification VESA DisplayHDR 400
Brightness 400 cd/m2 typical
Colour Gamut 98% DCI-P3
Colour Depth 1.07 billion colours
Contrast Ratio 1000 : 1
Viewing Angles 178° vertical | 178° horizontal
Response Time 1 ms (G2G) in Extreme Mode
Ports 2 x HDMI 2.0 port
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
4 x USB 3.0 downstream port
1 x USB 3.0 upstream port
1 x Headphone out jack
1 x Audio line-out jack
VESA Mount
Compatible
Yes
Adjustments Height : Up to 130 mm
Tilt : -5° / 21°
Swivel : -45° / 45°
Pivot : -90° / 90°
Power Input 100 to 240 VAC (50 / 60 Hz)
Power Consumption 90 W (maximum)
32 W (typical)
< 0.3 W (standby / sleep)
Panel Only Dimensions 363.6 mm x 611.6 mm x 67.8 mm
Panel + Stand
Dimensions (Max)
523.9 mm x 611.6 mm x 200.3 mm
Panel Only Weight 4.5 kg
Panel + Stand Weight 9.7 kg
Warranty 3-Year Advanced Exchange Service
+ Premium Panel Exchange

 

Dell S2721DGF Gaming Monitor : Price + Availability

The Dell S2721DGF is available only in the Accent Grey colour, with a 3-year Advanced Exchange Service and Premium Panel Exchange warranty.

It will be made available for sale starting 28 July 2020, with a recommended retail price of US$569.99 / ~£455 / ~A$821 / ~S$792 / ~RM 2,437.

 

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GeForce Driver 442.50 Fixes Apex Legends, ARK, Division 2 + More!

NVIDIA just released GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50, which includes updates for Apex Legends, ARK and The Division 2, as well as support for three new G-SYNC monitors!

Here are the full details on the new GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50!

 

GeForce Driver 442.50 Fixes Apex Legends, ARK + Division 2!

The new GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50 comes with a slew of game fixes, including :

  • Apex Legends : fixes the crash that’s affecting some players with the error DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG 0x887A0006

  • Division 2 : Day One updates for the Warlords of New York expansion that’s coming up on 3 March 2020!
  • ARK : game updates for the new Genesis expansion
  • Mortal Kombat : random crashes fixed
  • Zombie Army: Dead War 4 : no more corrupted flickering when in-game HDR is enabled
  • Battleye : Desktop Windows Manager no longer resets with NVIDIA Low Latency Mode set to Ultra.
  • Twitch Studio : display no longer corrupts when Image Sharpening is enabled globally from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed : game no longer crashes when playing in a water level
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 : Game no longer randomly crashes on Pascal or older GPUs.

 

GeForce Driver 442.50 Adds Three New G-SYNC Displays!

The new GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50 adds support for three more G-SYNC monitors :

  • AOC AG271FZ2
  • AOC AG271F1G2
  • ASUS PG43U

 

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Acer Predator XB273UG S Gaming Monitor : First Look!

Acer just launched the Predator XB273UG S gaming monitor, a successor to their Predator XB271HU from 2015!

Here is a quick look at this new Predator gaming monitor, including its key specifications, price and availability!

 

Acer Predator XB273UG S Gaming Monitor

Acer finally followed up on their successful Predator XB271HU with a 2020 version – the Predator XB273U GS gaming monitor!

It is a 27-inch gaming monitor with a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and an overclocked refresh rate of 165 Hz.

This is an NVIDIA G-SYNC display, that is also DisplayHDR 400-certified. In addition, it has a wide colour gamut of 90% of DCI-P3, and comes with two 2W speakers built-in.

 

Acer Predator XB273UG S : Specifications

Specifications Predator XB273U GS
Size 27-inch
Panel IPS
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Refresh Rate 165 Hz
Response Time 1 ms GtG
Max. Brightness 350 nits (Native)
400 nits (Peak)
Contrast Ratio 1000 : 1 (Native)
Colour Gamut 90% DCI-P3
HDR Support DisplayHDR 400
HDR10
Ports HDMI 2.0 x 2
DisplayPort 1.2a x 1
Audio Out
Speakers 2 W x 2
Other Features NVIDIA G-SYNC
Acer VisionCare
RGB Ambient Light
ZeroFrame

 

Acer Predator XB273UG S : Price + Availability

The Acer Predator XB273U GS is available with immediate effect, with a recommended retail price of RM 2,199 / ~S$737 / ~US$581 / ~£410 / ~A$790.

Here are some online purchase options (prices accurate as of 13 February 2020) :

Malaysia : RM 2199 | RM 2199 | RM 2199 | RM 2199 | RM 2199

Singapore : S$1083.36 | S$1083.36

 

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ASUS ROG Swift 360 : World’s First 360Hz G-SYNC Display!

At CES 2020, NVIDIA and ASUS just announced the world’s first 360Hz G-SYNC display – the ASUS ROG Swift 360! Here are the details!

 

360Hz G-SYNC Displays

NVIDIA first introduced G-SYNC in 2013. It is a variable refresh rate technology that eliminates tearing by synchronising the display’s refresh rate with the GPU’s actual frame rate.

Since then, they have improved it with new technologies like dynamic overdrive to improve player perception, and custom-tuned firmware for better image quality.

NVIDIA is now introducing 360Hz refresh rates for even faster reaction times – reducing it to less than 3 ms, so esports professionals can enjoy tear-free frames at incredibly low latencies.

 

ASUS ROG Swift 360 : World’s First 360Hz G-SYNC Display!

ASUS developed the ROG Swift 360 with NVIDIA, targeting it at esports professionals. It features a 24.5-inch panel, with these official features :

  • Blistering Fast Refresh Rate: 360Hz delivers crystal clear visuals, extremely low system latency for faster reaction times, and the smoothest motion to keep pros on target.
  • Designed for Esports: Play how the pros do and never miss a critical moment with the highest performance 24.5 inch Full HD display.
  • Superior Clarity: No distracting tearing, stuttering, flicker, or artifacts with NVIDIA G-SYNC VRR technology.
  • Quality Certified by NVIDIA: All G-SYNC certified displays undergo a rigorous validation process and are subjected to 300 image quality tests to ensure they deliver consistent quality and maximum performance.

NVIDIA will be using the ASUS ROG Swift 360 running a set of esports demos to demonstrate its improved performance in target acquisition, aiming and perception.

 

ASUS ROG Swift 360 : Price + Availability

For now, the ASUS ROG Swift 360 is only available for demonstration at the NVIDIA CES 2020 showcase. Price and availability will be revealed later.

 

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The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 700 Price + Specifications!

Acer just unveiled the 2019 Acer Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop! Here is everything you need to know about the new Predator Helios 700, including its price and key specifications!

 

The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 700

The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 700 is designed to offer the ultimate gaming experience, with a large 17.3-inch IPS display, and the latest Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics.

It comes with 32 GB DDR4 memory (upgradable to 64 GB), and two 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration. But you can also add a separate HDD for additional storage.

The Predator Helios 700 boasts a unique HyperDrift keyboard that increases airflow by up to 18.9% through the top of the laptop. The cooling system features two 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans that maximise airflow while minimising noise.

The HyperDrift keyboard also improves ergonomics, with a desktop-like feel. In addition, it comes with per-key RGB lighting, anti-ghosting and MagForce WASD keys.

The MagForce keys use analog-like linear switches that trigger actuation on initial press, and increase up to 100% to give players more precise movements in game.

Its large Precision Touchpad is outlined with blue lighting, and features two discrete mouse buttons. Its 17.3-inch IPS display is not only large, it supports a 144 Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC.

 

The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 700 Specifications

Specifications Acer Predator Helios 700
Model PH717-71-92HO
Display 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels, 144 Hz, G-SYNC
Processor Intel Core i9-9980HK (overclockable)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Memory 32 GB DDR4 memory (dual channel)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6)
Storage 2 x 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD (RAID 0)
Audio Waves MaxxAudio with Acer TrueHarmony Speakers
Connectivity LAN : Killer E3000 2.5Gbps
Wi-Fi : Killer WiFi 6 AX1650 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
I/O Ports 1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C / Thunderbolt 3
Keyboard HyperDrift Keyboard with MagForce keys
Battery 4-cell Lithium-Ion (4670 mAh)
Power Adaptor 330 W power adaptor
Dimensions 430 mm x 299 mm x 41.7 mm
Weight 4.90 kg

 

The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 700 Price + Availability

The 2019 Acer Predator Helios 700 is available as of 4 October 2019, with a recommended retail price of RM 17,999 / ~US$4,299 / ~£3,489 / ~A$ 6,349.

Here are the prices for the Acer Predator Helios 700 in other countries (accurate as of 18 October 2019) :

  • US : $2,199.99 (i7-9750H, RTX 2070, 16GB + 512 GB)
  • UK : £2,289 (i7-9750H, RTX 2070, 16GB + 512 GB + 1TB)
  • UK : £3,699.97 (i9-9980K, RTX 2080, 32GB + 512GBx2 + 1TB)

 

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The 2019 Predator Helios 700 Adds HyperDrift Keyboard!

Acer just unveiled the 2019 Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop, with a unique HyperDrift keyboard! Here’s a quick primer on the latest iteration of the Acer Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop!

 

The 2019 Predator Helios 700 Adds HyperDrift Keyboard!

The newly-refreshed 2019 Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop has a slew of new CPUs and GPUs to choose from, including the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9 and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or RTX 2070.

It also comes with up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, and Killer DoubleShot Pro wired and Killer Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity.

All that power is convey to the gamer through a large 17-inch Full HD IPS display with 144 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time and NVIDIA G-SYNC support.

HyperDrift Keyboard

The most unique thing about the 2019 Predator Helios 700 is the new HyperDrift keyboard. Designed as part of the new Helios 700’s thermal architecture, it slides forward to uncover two additional air intakes for maximum cooling performance.

Sliding the HyperDrift keyboard forward also improves ergonomics – the keyboard is now closer to the gamer. On top of that – its MagForce keys use linear switches that triggers on the initial press, and increase up to 100 percent for more precise control.

It also has two hotkeys – Turbo to quickly engage overclocking, and PredatorSense to immediately access CPU + GPU temperatures, fan controls, RGB lighting and more.

4th Gen AeroBlade 3D Fans

The new Predator Helios 700 also comes with an improved cooling system. It not only leverages the HyperDrift keyboard for more airflow, it also comes with two 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans, five copper heat pipes, and the Acer CoolBoost Technology.

The new 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans have new 0.1 mm fan blades with a serrated edge, winglets along the top and bottom, as well as a curved fin along the inner portion of each blade. Acer claims this increases airflow by up to 45%!

 

The 2019 Predator Helios 700 Price + Availability

The 2019 Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop will be available in these regions at the following recommended retail prices :

  • North America in July 2019 : Starting at USD 2,699.99 / ~£ 2,061 / ~€ 2,387 /~RM 11,105
  • EMEA in July 2019 : Starting at EUR 2,699 / ~US$ 3,052 / ~£ 2,331  /~RM 12,557
  • China in June 2019 : Starting at RMB 19,999 / ~US$ 2,981 / ~£ 2,277 / ~€ 2,271 /~RM 12,265

 

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The Acer Predator XB273K + Nitro XV273K Gaming Monitors Revealed!

Acer just unveiled the Predator XB3 and Nitro XV3 gaming monitors! The Acer Predator XB273K supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, while the Acer Nitro XV273K supports AMD FreeSync. Here are the full details!

 

Acer Predator XB273K Gaming Monitor

The Acer Predator XB273K gaming monitor has a 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, with a 4 ms response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. Its refresh rate can be overclocked up to 144 Hz.

It has an IPS panel with a wide 178-degree viewing angle. It boasts a wide colour gamut that covers 90% of the DCI-P3 colour space, and Quantum Dot technology for greater colour vibrancy. It is also VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified.

The Predator XB273K comes with a hood to reduce distractions, and an Acer ErgoStand with tilt, swivel and height adjustments. It also comes with Flicker-less, BlueLightShield, Low-Dimming and ComfyView technologies.

 

Acer Nitro XV273K Gaming Monitor

The 27-inch Acer Nitro XV273K gaming monitor has a 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, with AMD FreeSync support for a tear-free gaming experience. Its refresh rate can be overclocked up to 144 Hz.

Meanwhile, its Visual Response Boost (VRB) technology decreases blur in fast-moving images to achieve the effect of a 1 ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time) for clear and blur-free visuals. It also comes with Acer VisionCare with Flickerless, BlueLightShield, ComfyView and low-dimming technologies.

It is equipped with a VESA mount, and a ZeroFrame design that maximizes viewing area and supports near seamless multi-monitor setups.

 

Predator XB273K + Nitro XV273K Price + Availability

The Acer Predator XB273K gaming monitor is priced at RM 4,599 / ~US$ 1,150, and will be available in mid December 2018 at all Acer Official Online Stores and authorized resellers nationwide.

The Acer Nitro XV273K gaming monitor is priced at RM 2,999 / ~US$ 750, and will be available as of mid November 2018 at all Acer Official Online Stores and authorized resellers. Here are some direct purchase links (price accurate as of 18 December 2018) :

 

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The 2018 HP OMEN 15 + OMEN 17 Gaming Laptops Revealed!

HP today officially launched the 2018 HP OMEN 15 and 2018 HP Omen 17 gaming laptops. Get the lowdown on HP’s newly-refreshed OMEN gaming laptops!

 

The 2018 HP OMEN 15 + OMEN 17 Gaming Laptops

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops are now sleeker, and feature the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor with up to six cores and up to 8 GB of DDR4-2666 memory. They are also powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design.

Here are the 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops’ key features :

Power That Goes The Distance

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops are not just powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design, they come with a variety of storage options – SSD, HDD, SSD + HDD, or even HDD + Intel Optane Memory.

Cool Things Down

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops have been engineered with larger fans that have a 3-phase motor and fluid dynamic bearings. Vents on the back and the bottom pull in cool air, while two large fans push heat out the rear corner vents. Some models even come with an expanded vent area on the bottom for increased airflow.

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Lose Yourself In The Game

The 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays have a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, with 60 Hz or 144 Hz refresh rate options, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support.

They also boast Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers, with a discrete audio amplifier. If you prefer to wear headphones, you’ll be able to enjoy an expanded surround soundscape with its support for DTS Headphone:X.

Expansion and Flexibility

The 2018 HP OMEN gaming laptops are designed to be easily upgraded. It has a single panel access with Phillips head screws for storage and memory upgrades.

It also comes with a wide variety of ports at the back for more freedom of movement, particularly if you are using a mouse.

 

The 2018 HP OMEN Price + Availability

The 2018 HP OMEN 16 retails from RM 4,485 / ~US$ 1,121, and is available immediately from the HP Online Store and authorised HP resellers.

The 2018 HP OMEN 17 retails from.RM 8,699 / ~US$ 2,175, and will be available starting mid-September 2018.

 

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NVIDIA BFGD (Big Format Gaming Display) Preview

On January 8, 2018 at CES 2018, NVIDIA introduced what they call the NVIDIA BFGD – the NVIDIA Big Format Gaming Display.

Created in conjunction with NVIDIA hardware partners Acer, ASUS and HP, the NVIDIA BFGD integrates a high-end 65-inch, 4K HDR 120 Hz display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology together with NVIDIA SHIELD, to deliver a smooth gaming and streaming experience on a giant screen.

We had our first preview of the NVIDIA BFGD at the NVIDIA Computex 2018 GeForce briefing, and the main NVIDIA Computex 2018 press conference with Jensen Huang. Check out the details!

 

The NVIDIA BFGD Revealed!

G-SYNC HDR

NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR adds HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability to G-SYNC, which is a variable refresh rate technology that delivers smooth, tear-free gaming experience, when used with an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card.

The NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR monitors will boast high refresh rates, higher brightness levels, greater contrast ratios, and a wider colour gamut. The NVIDIA BFGD will be no different, driving a 4K display at 120 Hz, and 1000 nits of brightness with DCI-P3 colour gamut.

Ultra-Low Latency Gaming

Nothing is more important to gamers than responsive gameplay. The NVIDIA BFGD will have ultra-low input latency, just like gaming monitors, for the most fluid and responsive big screen gaming experience.

Big Screen Streaming

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The integration of the Android TV-based SHIELD into NVIDIA BFGD will allow gamers to easily switch between gaming and other forms of entertainment. The bundled SHIELD remote and game controller allow for easy navigation and access to all of the world’s biggest streaming apps, including Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, and Hulu.

With support for the Google Assistant, the entire experience can be controlled simply by using your voice. G-SYNC HDR technology also supports video playback at native framerates, including popular 23.976, 24 and 25 FPS formats. This matches the screen’s refresh rate to the video source’s actual frame rate, eliminating interpolation and presenting the video content as it was intended to be viewed by the director.

 

NVIDIA BFGD Up Close!

After the NVIDIA Computex 2018 GeForce briefing, we had the opportunity to take a close look at the NVIDIA BFGD monitor. This one appears to be an ASUS ROG model.

 

NVIDIA BFGD Availability

At the NVIDIA Computex 2018 press conference, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed that the BFGD monitors will be available at “the end of summer“.

That means these massive monitors from Acer, ASUS and HP will be shipping sometime in Q4 2018around September 2018.

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NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR Technology Explained!

NVIDIA has been talking about the G-SYNC HDR technology for more than a year now. But now, they are finally ready to deliver the promise with actual G-SYNC HDR monitors! So here is a refresher’s course on NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR!

 

NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR Explained

NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR adds HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability to G-SYNC, which is a variable refresh rate technology that delivers smooth, tear-free gaming experience, when used with an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card.

Higher Brightness

NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR displays will have greatly increased brightness, with the ability to express deep saturated colours at a high brightness level. They will have the ability to produce at least 1000 nits of peak brightness, with support for the HDR10 format.

Greater Contrast

NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR displays will have a full array direct backlight, with at least 384 local dimming zones. This allows them to product contrast ratios of over 10,000:1. Traditional LCD panels with a global dimming backlight, in contrast, can only deliver contrast ratios of 1000:1 to 2000:1.

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Wider Colour Gamut

The traditional sRGB colour space covers only about 35% of the colours the human eye can perceive. Hence, NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR displays will support the DCI-P3 colour space that offers 26% greater coverage of the visual spectrum than sRGB.

High Refresh Rate

NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR displays will support a high refresh rate using DisplayPort 1.4 with the High.Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) link. They will have the ability to display 4K at 144 Hz, instead of the usual 60 Hz for traditional 4K monitors.

 

The First G-SYNC HDR Displays

At the NVIDIA Computex 2018 press conference, and the follow-up GeForce tech briefing, NVIDIA showed off the first two G-SYNC HDR displays. They are both 27″ displays with what appears to be the same panel and key specifications. They both have a full array direct backlight, with 384 local dimming zones.

Acer Predator X27

The Acer Predator X27 (Price Check) is a 27″ 4K HDR display with a 144 Hz IPS panel, with a GTG (grey-to-grey) response time of 4 ms. It has a launch price of US$ 1,999.

ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ

The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is a very similar 27″ 4K HDR display with a 144 Hz IPS panel, with a GTG (grey-to-grey) response time of 4 ms. It has a 1000 nits peak brightness level, and a HDR contrast ratio of up to 50,000:1.

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Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop Review

Gaming laptops are all the rage these days, but you will probably agree – many of them are just too darn bulky and heavy! Today, we take a look at Acer’s answer to that problem – the Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop.

The Acer Predator Triton 700 promises incredible gaming performance in a thin and light form factor. How will it really fare? Let’s find out!

 

Acer Predator Triton 700 Models

Acer currently offers the Predator Triton 700 in two models :

  • the premium PT715-51-74MY (Lazada | Amazon), with a GeForce GTX 1080 GPU and two SSDs in RAID 0
  • the PT715-51-775U (Lazada | Amazon) with a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and a single SSD

In this review, we will be looking at the premium PT715-51-74MY. Here is a table comparing their specifications :

SpecificationsAcer Predator Triton 700 (74MY - GTX 1080)Acer Predator Triton 700 (775U - GTX 1060)
ModelPT715-51-74MYPT715-51-775U
ProcessorIntel Core i7-7700HQ
- 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB cache
- 2.8 GHz with 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- 4 cores, 8 threads, 6 MB cache
- 2.8 GHz with 3.8 GHz Turbo Boost
Memory32 GB DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)16 GB DDR4-2400 (Dual Channel)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design (8 GB GDDR5X)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
Display15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080, 120 Hz
- Supports NVIDIA G-SYNC
15.6" Full HD IPS display
- 1920 x 1080
Storage2 x 256 GB PCIe SSD in RAID 0256 GB PCIe SSD
KeyboardMechanical keyboard with individual RGB lightsMechanical keyboard with individual RGB lights
AudioDolby Atmos with Acer TrueHarmonyDolby Atmos with Acer TrueHarmony
NetworkKiller Wireless-AC 1535 (2x2 MIMO)
Killer Ethernet E2500
Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (2x2 MIMO)
Killer Ethernet E2500
Ports1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0
Battery3-cell lithium ion battery pack
- 54.0 Whr, 4670 mAh @ 11.55 V
3-cell lithium ion battery pack
- 54.0 Whr, 4670 mAh @ 11.55 V
Charger230 W230 W
Size393 mm wide
266 mm deep
18.9 mm high
393 mm wide
266 mm deep
18.9 mm high
Weight2.40 kg2.40 kg
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Unboxing The Acer Predator Triton 700

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) comes in a larger black cardboard box, which conceals a much smaller cardboard box inside. Take a look at our unboxing video :

Despite catering to a premium market, the Acer Predator Triton 700 has a minimalistic package, consisting of :

  • the Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop,
  • a 230 W charger, and power cord
  • one set of Setup and Quick User Guides

Next Page > The Acer Predator Triton 700 – Up Close, Display, Keyboard & Touchpad

 

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The Acer Predator Triton 700 Up Close

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is powered by the Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with 32 GB of DDR4 memory, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design. It even has two PCI Express SSDs running in RAID 0.

There are a total of five USB ports – three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Thunderbolt 3) Type C port, and a single USB 2.0 port. Curiously, that USB 2.0 port is actually recessed, and concealed by special cover.

To cater to gamers, it also comes with a full-sized LAN port, a HDMI 2.0 port, and a DisplayPort. Unfortunately, there is no SD card reader.

 

120 Hz Full HD G-SYNC Display

One of the key features of the Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is its display. It boasts a large 15.6″ display with an IPS panel and a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. The display is capable of a 120 Hz refresh rate, and supports NVIDIA G-SYNC for a tear-free gaming experience.

If that display is not good enough, it has full-size DisplayPort and HDMI ports at the back, and a Thunderbolt 3 port on the right side, allowing you to hook up the Predator Triton 700 to an external 4K monitor.

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Keyboard & Touchpad

One of the Acer Predator Triton 700’s best features is its keyboard, which boasts low-profile mechanical switches and individual RGB backlighting for each key. In addition to tactile feedback, this mechanical keyboard also offers N-key rollover (NKRO) and anti-ghosting capabilities.

Right above the keyboard is a 0.7 mm Gorilla Glass glass plate. It allows you to peek inside at the spinning AeroBlade 3D fan, and doubles as a large precision touchpad.

The only problem is the position of the glass plate makes it rather inconvenient to use as a touchpad. It also lacks buttons, so you will need to use multi-touch gestures instead.

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AeroBlade 3D Cooler

In any premium gaming laptop, cooling is a top priority. The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) comes with two AeroBlade 3D fans and five heat pipes to quickly whisk heat away from the CPU and GPU, and exhaust it out.

Cool air is drawn in by the two AeroBlade 3D fans through a large number of vents on the underside, and used to cool the two heatsinks at the back and an additional heatsink on each side.

While this cooling system is very sleek and quiet, the Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) can get rather toasty. During our gaming sessions, we noted that the keyboard can reach temperatures of 40°C.

This is likely because there is very little clearance under the Predator Triton 700 for it to draw in cool air. We recommend using a laptop cooler.

 

Acer Predator Triton 700 Gaming Performance

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is powered by the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. This is a 4-core, 8-thread processor with a 6 MB L2 cache, a 2.8 GHz base clock and a 3.8 GHz boost clock.

It is paired with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with 8 GB of GDDR5X memory. This is a Max-Q Design laptop, which means the GPU is tuned for peak efficiency, as opposed to maximum performance.

The Max-Q Design allows the GeForce GTX 1080 to run 40% cooler, with only a 10% reduction in performance. You can read all about this in The NVIDIA Max-Q Design Tech Briefing.

 

Memory & Storage

Our Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) model came with a phenomenal 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory. Frankly – games do not need more than 8 GB of memory, so this is overkill. However, it is heaven-sent if you also intend to do serious work on the Predator Triton 700.

It also comes with two PCI Express SSDs in a RAID 0 (striped) configuration. Both SSDs have a storage capacity of 256 GB, so you have a total storage size of 512 GB.

Setting them up as a RAID 0 array allows for insanely fast transfer rates, which is great for benchmarks but will not matter much in games beyond loading faster.

 

The Battery

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) comes with a really tiny 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a total capacity of 54 Watt-hours. It can’t pack a large battery in such a thin form factor. Remember – it’s only 18.9 mm thick!

The downside – there’s not much juice in the tank. And the Predator Triton 700 is a thirsty beast. There’s a reason why it comes with a 230 W charger.

We could only game for 45 minutes before the battery drained to 10%. That means you need to be tethered to a wall socket to game for any significant amount of time.

 

Speakers

We are pleasantly surprised to find out that the Acer Predator Triton 700 has pretty decent speakers. It makes it more enjoyable to game without headphones.

If you prefer using headphones though, you will be glad to know that it supports Dolby Atmos. It will give you better spatial awareness, with the 3D soundscape it produces.

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Acer Predator Triton 700 : Our Verdict + Award

The Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is a really great gaming laptop for those who want a sleek and powerful gaming laptop. It packs a ton of gaming performance in a form factor that is just under 19 mm thick, and weighs only 2.4 kg.

We are impressed by its performance. What’s not to like? It has a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with a very fast GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. If you want a gaming laptop that can take on AAA game titles, this is it.

Our model even comes with 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and a RAID 0 array of two PCI Express SSDs. Serious overkill for gaming, but perfect for doing serious graphics and video work.

Beyond its raw gaming performance is its mechanical keyboard. Low-profile, yet offering the tactile feedback that many gamers desire. But we have to question their decision to adopt the see-through Gorilla Glass plate as a touchpad.

Sure, it’s a unique design feature that looks good, but it’s not practical. Whether you use the Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) for work or play, you need to pair it with a mouse.

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The display is another great selling point. It offers a practical full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, with an IPS panel capable of a 120 Hz refresh rate. It also supports NVIDIA G-SYNC for a premium tear-free gaming experience.

We also like the fact that it comes with not one, not two, but three display output options. This gaming laptop is designed to support an external display, if you find the 15.6″ display too small.

Its svelte form factor makes it a cinch to carry around, but its utility on-the-go is limited by its small battery. You will always be tethered to a wall socket, which means lugging along the large and heavy charger.

But if you’re a practical person who is not going to buy into the gaming on-the-go BS, the Acer Predator Triton 700 (Price Check) is a great gaming laptop. Just hook it up to a power socket, add a mouse and it will handle any game you throw at it.

In fact, we like it so much we think it deserves no less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, Acer!

Pros Cons
• 15.6″ Full HD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC • Small 3-cell battery capacity, with a short battery life
• Svelte form factor that is 18.9 mm thin, and only weighs 2.4 kg • Bulky and heavy charger
• 32 GB of DDR4 memory!!! • Gets a little toasty during games
Ridiculously-fast RAID 0 array of two PCIe SSDs • No fingerprint sensor or infra-red camera for Windows Hello login
• Excellent gaming performance with greatly-reduced power consumption with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design • The Gorilla Glass touchpad is nice to look at, but impractical for every day use.
• Mechanical keyboard with individual RGB backlighting

 

Acer Predator Triton 700 Prices

The premium Acer Predator Triton 700 model we reviewed here (PT715-51-74MY) is priced at RM 13,999 / US$ 2,999.

The cheaper Acer Predator Triton 700 model (PT715-51-775U) is priced at RM 9,999 / US$ 1,999. It comes with a GeForce GTX 1060, 16 GB DDR4 memory and 256 GB SSD storage.

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