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    Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    The Predator XB271HU offers 2560x1440 and the XB271HK offers 3840x2160 pixels.
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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Sort of reminds me of...


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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    kalniel: thank you for making a bad day seem much better - brilliant

    Like to see a review of monitor (and roll on 4K screens with more than 60Hz refresh rate) and whether "zero bezel" is a marketing con but monitors look interesting

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    Like to see a review of monitor (and roll on 4K screens with more than 60Hz refresh rate) and whether "zero bezel" is a marketing con but monitors look interesting
    zero bezel seems useful when you are making a grid of monitors, or using eyefinity or nvidias equivalent, as you can jut them right next to each other without loss of viewing area due to bezels. that's the point of zero bezel stuff i think.

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Freesync plz
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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Why can't we all just get along - Freesync and G-Sync together

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    What like some sort of universal standard?
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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    What like some sort of universal standard?
    Shocking idea isn't it

    But if Intel adopts freesync, then that is the standard. http://techreport.com/news/28865/int...-sync-displays

    I think it is just a matter of time before Nvidia has to be able to support both systems.

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    waiting for the Hexus's full review of these Monitors....

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Ever since these were announced I've waited impatiently for the XB1's, still wouldn't be Feb/March before I could get one, a little saving to do, but very eager to see how they stack up. Acer of all companies have really got their eye on the ball lately.
    Looking forward to going back to IPS, general desktop and work environments are so much nicer, having a very good all rounder for me will be worth spending the extra over a TN panel assuming the reviews are positive.


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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    What like some sort of universal standard?
    Shocking idea isn't it

    But if Intel adopts freesync, then that is the standard. http://techreport.com/news/28865/int...-sync-displays

    I think it is just a matter of time before Nvidia has to be able to support both systems.
    With NV owning 80+% of the discrete market NV can wait as long as they want. Intel won't sway the needle as gamers don't buy that crap to push these types of monitors. These are sold to GPU owners, and as such, NV runs the show until market share massively shifts AMD and that doesn't look like it will happen in the next 12 months at least. AMD used HBM1 partially to reduce power and also savings on materials costs on cards to keep pricing ummm, acceptable. Next round both have HBM2, so barring a miracle it will be a hot/high watt gpu from AMD vs. NV as usual lower. AMD will need a really good chip to match a level memory playing field for NV. With the $65mil write down on product this recent quarter, it looks like they can't sell what they have now. Without a KING there is no way to steal NV share or jack up price. We'll know tomorrow how well NV did (Q report), but AMD got killed again, so we may see NV hit 85% share as they are expected to beat and RAISE guidance (meaning you're winning). Meanwhile AMD just sold more crap to raise another 371mil to help get to a now LATE ZEN (ramp 2017, barely make it into 2016 it seems for launch). They should have chose ZEN first then GPU as ZEN would have no competition from Intel if it is a LARGE die quad with no gpu (I hope MUCH larger than CPU side of skylake). My guess is, it isn't as good as it was assumed (smaller die, about the size of Intel cpu side of skylake probably, so won't win), so they pushed next GPU over ZEN. I hope I'm wrong and ZEN is HUGE (size wize).

    No point in supporting a standard that is only used by <20% of the market until forced. It's just bad business, no matter how we want it as customers. NV knows what they are doing. Go gsync all the way if you can, as monitor makers will eventually follow market share whether they like it or not. IE, 80% of us have no use for freesync, so would avoid your monitor if owning NV. At some point monitor makers will request more Gsync models period. They likely were not ready for such a massive shift in the last year as NV went from ~63-82% and might have hoped fury would be great. I'd guess we'll see a pretty good shift to Gsync 2016 unless AMD has an real zinger gpu coming up.

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyspecial View Post
    With NV owning 80+% of the discrete market NV can wait as long as they want.
    I think there are a few things you are missing here.

    A lot of those Nvidia cards are sold in to business machines like the hundreds that we have where I work.

    In the same way that LED backlighting and DVI/hdmi ports used to be a luxury feature on monitors, as DisplayPort takes over as the connector of choice it will be the case that all budget monitors come with freesync. So, give it a couple of years, and if you buy a budget Intel integrated graphics system then you will have freesync. I expect that even just being able to variable sync from 30 to 75Hz would make a huge difference to Intel graphics users.

    Look at the Steam hardware survey, if you survey gamers who actually care about this stuff, then Nvidia have just over half the market. There are actually a *lot* of people out there playing games with Intel graphics, about as many as the AMD market share. Odd, but true.

    So I think it works like this: Intel cannot adopt G-Sync because it isn't a standard it is a proprietary technology. They can adopt Freesync, so they will. The world will be awash with laptops that will benefit from an external freesync monitor for light gaming, and light gaming is all that most people do. G-sync monitors will always have a price hike, so will always be restricted to the high end because an extra £50 is an extra 50% for a budget model, so it will only go into the 144Hz top end models that have a limited market. Freesync, as part of the DP video standard, will be everywhere else.

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyspecial View Post
    With NV owning 80+% of the discrete market
    The discrete market is a minority. The integrated market is far larger, and none of it supports G-sync.

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    That picture has made my day. Looks to be a good monitor though.

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    nice screens, glad they have g-sync in there too

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    Re: Acer adds pair of 27-inch monitors to Predator XB1 Series

    Well November came and went with nothing to show - but first listings spotted below which gives us an indication of pricing. With the MSRP's being $100 different, I'm not so sure these should be relied on but you never know:

    XB271HU - £641.99

    http://www.uk.insight.com/en-gb/prod...FQ26GwodVQAEjg

    XB271HK - £658.79

    http://www.uk.insight.com/en-gb/prod...FWT3wgodr3YDQA


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