Acer Predator XB323K RV 32″ 160Hz 4K IPS with DisplayHDR 600As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
There are now a number of high refresh rate ‘4K’ UHD models hitting the market. With HDMI 2.1 now included in some cases, allowing modern games consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X to be run with their full feature set. The Acer XB323K is one such offering, with a 32″ screen for extra immersion and to facilitate sitting a bit further back from the monitor for those wanting to. The styling is typical of a modern member of the Predator XB3 Series, with a sharp-lined design and creatively shaped stand design. With coated metal finish for a bit of premium weightiness. The top and side bezels are dual stage, with a slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus a slim hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by buttons and a joystick at the rear of the monitor, running down towards the right side as viewed from the front.
Note: Images in this article are placeholders from a pre-production model, final design differs slightly.
A 32″ 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) IPS-type panel is employed, an AUO Advanced Reflectionless Technology (A.R.T.) panel, more specifically. This includes a matte screen surface with effective glare-handling and supports a 160Hz refresh rate. Adaptive-Sync plus HDMI 2.1 VRR is supported, allowing technologies such as AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ to be used with 48 – 160Hz VRR range plus LFC. The screen supports 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour, whilst a ~1000:1 static contrast ratio and 178°/178° viewing angles are specified. A flicker-free WLED backlight is included with 440 cd/m² (600 cd/m² HDR peak) typical maximum luminance and a 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The monitor is ‘Eyesafe’ certified by TÜV Rheinland, with the blue peak shifted to less energetic wavelengths and the amplitude of the peak reduced to potentially improve viewing comfort. Traditional Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are also included to promote a more relaxing viewing experience.
VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification is included, allowing the monitor to put its generous gamut and 10-bit colour support to good use for HDR10 content. Plus some reasonable bursts of brightness, with edge-lit local dimming giving a situational edge in contrast. A 1ms or ‘0.7ms min’ grey to grey response time is specified, figures you shouldn’t put too much weight on. The included stand offers tilt, swivel and height (130mm or 5.12 inches) adjustment. It can be detached and replaced by an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. The ports mainly face downwards and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’), 4 HDMI 2.1 ports, DP 1.4 (with DSC), USB-C (90W PD, DP Alt Mode), 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 2 USB Type-B upstream ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 2 additional USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports are located at the left side of the screen, as viewed from the front. 2 x 7W speakers are included for potentially reasonably rich and powerful sound output.
Further details can be found on this page from a Taiwanese retailer (requires English translation). Information on price and availability in regions such as the US and Europe still to come.