Acer Predator X34 Curved G-SYNC Monitor Review

If you’re a PC gamer or into enthusiast computing, how would you describe your ideal monitor? For many, it might go something like a 32 – 34-inch IPS panel with a high refresh rate of 100Hz plus, 4K resolution, along with NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync technology. And with displays this big, adding a slight curve might be high on your wish list as well. The good news is, with the recent advancements in display technologies, that “holy grail” set of specifications is beginning to take shape, as display manufacturers like Acer, ASUS, Samsung, Dell and others begin to build all this great new tech into bigger and better high-end displays.

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In fact, the new Acer Predator X34 series captures three out of four of those “ideal” spec check box items, maybe hitting all of them, depending on your perspective. Acer offers two variants of curved 34-inch IPS panels with adaptive refresh technology, a FreeSync version known as the XR341CK and a G-SYNC-enabled version called the Predator X34 that we’ll be digging into here. This panel also has a 100Hz overclock setting, a fast 4ms pixel response time and 100% sRGB color gamut capability for gaming geek nirvana as well as productivity and content creation fidelity. The native resolution for the Predator X34 is 3440X1440 in a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Here’s my full review

My Deep-Dive Look At Dell’s Alienware X51 R3 Console-Sized Game PC

The Dell Alienware team has been relatively quiet for the past 18 – 24 months or so with respect to their X51 small form factor gaming rigs, but Intel’s recent Skylake processor launch and NVIDIA’s further optimization in the Maxwell GPU architecture have given the company a frenzied salvo of artillery to work with for their tiny but mighty gaming PC product line. To boot, the past few months have brought forth new innovation at the platform chipset level, as well as within the storage space. And so it was fitting that almost from top to bottom, the Alienware X51 R3 was given a complete overhaul of the lastest technologies, all of which play very well with the tighter power budgets and thermal constraints of this class of machine…

Alienware X51 R3 Review: Console-Sized Gaming PC Gets Skylake Infusion:
http://hothardware.com/reviews/alienware-x51-r3-review

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