We learned earlier this week that the time has finally come for new gaming monitors based on NVIDIA’s G-SYNC HDR technology to be released to the public. NVIDIA explained that monitors would be available in late May or early June. Right on cue, Newegg is now taking preorders for the Acer Predator X27.
As expected, the Predator X27 features a 27-inch display panel with a 4K (3840×2160) resolution. The display’s refresh rate clocks in at 144Hz and gray-to-gray response times are rated at 4ms. The IPS panel supports 10-bit color depths, features a peak brightness rating of 1,000 nits (600 nits typical) and uses Quantum Dot technology. On the connectivity front, Acer throws in HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4 and a total of four USB 3.0 ports.
But of course, what everyone will be talking about is G-SYNC HDR, which NVIDIA says will bring richer and bolder colors to your gaming titles. With G-SYNC HDR, NVIDIA claims that games will be able to display objects lit by intense, bright light sources without a loss of detail. In addition, G-SYNC HDR displays will be able to simultaneously output bright whites and deep blacks.
Now here is where we have to take a deep breath and talk about pricing. We never expected for high-quality, 4K 144Hz G-SYNC HDR gaming displays to be cheap, but the Predator X27 is on an entirely different plane. NVIDIA previously stated that the monitors would be priced “over $1,000”, but we didn’t expect that to mean near $2,000. That’s right, the Predator X27 is priced at $1,999, which will leave a pretty nasty mark on your monthly credit card statement.
It’s a hefty price to pay, but all of that fancy tech targeted at hardcore gamers doesn’t come cheap. We’d imagine that the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ, which uses a similar panel, will be priced in the same ballpark as its Acer counterpart. We haven’t seen any preorder listings [yet] for the ASUS display, but we’ll keep you updated once it’s available.