Acer Predator X28 review: An elusive 4K gaming monitor with full G-Sync and competitive performance specs – Windows Central

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As 4K UHD resolution becomes more common thanks to more powerful PC and console hardware, monitors must keep up. And while there have long been 4K displays on the market, those with high-end competitive gaming specs and features are a lot more rare (and expensive). The Acer Predator X28 had a late-2021 reveal and an early-2022 launch, with limited availability ever since. I’ve been using this monitor for a few weeks to see what it’s all about, and to help anyone who’s hoping to find stock figure out whether it’s worth the money.

Acer Predator X28

Bottom line: Acer’s Predator X28 is a gorgeous 4K monitor with competition-level refresh rate and response time, as well as full NVIDIA G-Sync and NVIDIA Reflex. Availability is limited, and it’s not the best pick for consoles due to HDMI 2.0 ports, but otherwise it’s a tempting choice for those with high-end PCs that can keep up with the high resolution.

Pros

  • 4K with 152Hz (OC) refresh rate
  • TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe certified
  • Excellent color and contrast
  • Auto color and brightness, human presence detection
  • Full NVIDIA G-Sync with built-in module

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • No HDR local dimming
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Extreme overdrive inverse ghosting

Acer Predator X28: Price, availability, and specs

Source: Windows Central

Acer supplied Windows Central with a review unit of the Predator X28. This is a 28-inch monitor with a 4K UHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, NVIDIA G-Sync module, and maximum 152Hz refresh rate.

Acer had the price listed at $1,300 at launch, though that’s not what you’ll pay. The Predator X28 seems to be exclusively available at Micro Center, with a long-lasting rebate that brings the price down to $850. That’s a lot easier to swallow. However, the monitor is only available for in-store pickup. You’re seemingly out of luck if there’s no Micro Center nearby. This will hopefully change in the near future.

Here’s a look at the listed specifications for the Predator X28.

Category Spec
Screen size 28 inches
Resolution 3840×2160 (UHD)
PPI 157
Aspect ratio 16:9
Panel IPS
WLED backlight
Refresh rate 152Hz (OC)
144Hz (native)
Response time 1ms (GtG)
Adaptive sync NVIDIA G-Sync module
G-Sync Esports Mode
HDR VESA DisplayHDR 400
Contrast 1000:1
Color 1.07B colors
8-bit + FRC
Brightness 450 nits (typical)
Up to 400 nits (HDR)
Audio Dual 2W speakers
Connectivity Two HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1.4
Three USB-A 3.0
USB-A 2.0
USB-B (up)
3.5…….

Source: https://www.windowscentral.com/acer-predator-x28-review

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