Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Acer Predator XR341CK

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    27,491
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,698 times in 589 posts

    Acer Predator XR341CK

    The best ultrawide gaming monitor yet?
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    28,799
    Thanks
    1,427
    Thanked
    2,853 times in 2,316 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    Hi Ryan, did you actually try the gaming experience on the monitor, if so which games and do you have any impressions/comparisons with other monitors? At the moment the review looks a little like it's a bit theoretical rather than actually trying it
    Last edited by kalniel; 04-09-2015 at 09:28 AM.

  3. #3
    Gentoo Ricer
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Galway
    Posts
    10,854
    Thanks
    958
    Thanked
    923 times in 686 posts
    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus MG279Q
      • Internet:
      • 240mbps Virgin Cable

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    Should add "glossy plastic" to 'The Bad' list. Glossy plastic needs to die in a fire, and Acer wont catch on until reviewers criticise them for using it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    411
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    15 times in 11 posts

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    Very nice. Now change the glossy black plastic frame for white or clear and the monitor will be even better.

    It might be a little too big for my desk but I still want one.

    Hopefully a Gsync option will be available soon so that I can choose which of AMD/Nvidia I want to upgrade to

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Wirral, NW England
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    • Vorlon99's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Supermicro C7Z97-M
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790k 4ghz + Custom Liquid Cooler
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1,866
      • Storage:
      • 1TB SSD SanDisk X300 enterprise + 1tb SSHD Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 860W 80 PLUS Platinum
      • Case:
      • Supermicro S5 Gaming
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Philips 273V5QHAB 27" AMVA LED 1080p
      • Internet:
      • up to 39mb Fibre

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    Very nice screen, now all we need are a range of colour choices for the bezel/back panel to match the colours of the lights & case colours of our systems
    Add me on BL and Steam - Egg-O-Deth
    .

    .

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    London
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    16 times in 10 posts
    • RyanM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Z77-A
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB G.Skill TridentX 2400MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD, 1TB Samsung F3 HDD, 1TB WD HDD, 2 x 2TB WD Red HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD R9 270 @ 1.15GHz
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Aerocool DS200 Red with Noctua & Noiseblocker Fans, Lamptron CW611 fan controller
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 64 Bit w/ Classic Shell!
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG IPS224 (22" 1080p), LG IPS234 (23" 1080p), Acer S221HQL (22" 1080p)
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet fibre broadband 80/20Mbps Download/Upload

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Hi Ryan, did you actually try the gaming experience on the monitor, if so which games and do you have any impressions/comparisons with other monitors? At the moment the review looks a little like it's a bit theoretical rather than actually trying it
    I played a lot of games actually...I do like to break from the real world sometimes I'm still a BF3 junkie so that consumed most of my time with this monitor, it also helps that BF3 is fairly easy to run too! I'm not going to say this monitor made me a better gamer (because I'm basically already teh pwnerer ) but the extra FOV support is really nice in the FPS arena, it does give you something of an advantage.... especially if you're a (lame) medic racking up those revives on Operation Metro . In terms of racing I had a go with GTA V, bit more difficult to run at that res with the hardware I've got here (R9 290s) but nonetheless it's a lot smoother than the 34UM67 and 34UC97. The extra FOV really helps, especially when you're trying to keep track of where the police cars behind are. One of the main issues (with all 21:9 monitors really) is a lot of cut-scenes and automated sequences are still displayed at 16:9 so the black bars can be a bit annoying.

    My experiences with ultrawides are limited to the BenQ XR3501, LG 34UM67 and LG 34UC97. Versus the LG 34UC97 the visuals are pretty similar, but you'd expect that as they are similar panels, the Acer XR341CK is a lot more fluid as that jump from 60 to 75Hz is REALLY noticeable. Personally that's why I'd pick this over the BenQ XR3501 since even though BenQ are doing something cool with a 144Hz ultrawide, which definitely serves a particular buyer, I'd rather grab the extra resolution at 75Hz than sacrifice the resolution to get 144Hz, the difference between 75Hz and 144Hz is less noticeable than 60 to 75 IMO.

    I'll revisit this section ASAP for more clarity/depth, thanks for your comment though.

  7. Received thanks from:

    kalniel (04-09-2015),Vorlon99 (04-09-2015)

  8. #7
    IQ: 1.42
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    old trafford
    Posts
    1,009
    Thanks
    123
    Thanked
    63 times in 56 posts
    • Tunnah's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8P67 PRO
      • CPU:
      • Core i7 2700K
      • Memory:
      • 12GB DDR3-1600
      • Storage:
      • Various SSDs, 90TB RAID6 HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1080Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 650w
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li PC70B
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • 40mbit Sky Fibre

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    The X34 (nvidia user) is the monitor I was so close to getting. But the price makes it hard to justify, when you can get a very good 55" 4K TV, and a GTX 980Ti, for the price of the X34 and a 970.

    I think in the long run I'd be happier with the higher resolution, because FPS is only something you notice when you go up or down. Take Witcher 3 for instance, it's the first game I had to run at 30-40fps (because low detail was too bad, preferred lower FPS over lower quality and higher FPS), and while it was HORRIBLE at first, hell for quite a while, I eventually got used to it. But the second I moved to another game (GTA V for example) the 60fps looked incredible..and ruined Witcher all over again ha.

    So while the 75hz would be awesome at first, you'd get used to it rather quickly, whilst a 4K setup has a bigger chance to consistently blow your socks off.

    BTW I'm not stating this as fact, this is simply my opinion on the matter of trade offs between FPS and resolution, if you prefer higher FPS that's absolutely fine I'm just saying this is what I prefer

  9. #8
    Vigil
    Guest

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    Those contrast ratios are atrocious. I really wish VA was being pursued more than IPS. I guess that's where the Predator Z35 comes in, but even then it's promised contrast ratio isn't that great (and it's 2560 x 1080 on a 35" panel, no thanks). Even Eizo's gaming section seem to be abandoning VA panels.

  10. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Acer Predator XR341CK

    aspect ratio 16/9.. ahahahhaha in what universe is that?!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •