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Acer X38 P curved 175Hz G-SYNC UltraWide

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For those seeking an immersive experience for both work and play, large UltraWide displays can be particularly attractive. The Acer X38 P offers this sort of experience, with fluid gameplay in mind as a key use. As a member of the Predator series, it has the usual sharp-lines with solidly built powder-coated metal stand. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a slim hard outer component and a fairly slender panel border that blends in well when the monitor is switched off. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by pressable buttons and a small joystick at the rear of the monitor, towards the bottom right as viewed from the front.

Sharp Predator lines

A 37.5″ 3840 x 1600 (rounded to 21:9 but more accurately 24:10 / 12:5 / 2.4:1) UltraWide LG Display Nano IPS panel is used, complete with a 2300R curve for a feeling of extra depth without feeling unnatural. A light matte anti-glare screen surface is used, with other aspects of the specification including a 1000:1 typical static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. A 175Hz refresh rate is supported, with a G-SYNC module providing the ‘full fat’ variable refresh rate experience for Nvidia GPU users. The monitor is factory calibrated with an average DeltaE <1, with a WLED backlight that uses enhanced (‘Nano’) phosphors to deliver 98% DCI-P3 colour space coverage for strong vibrancy and saturation. The monitor offers VESA DisplayHDR 400 support, the lowest level of certification offered by HDR. This doesn’t require any local dimming on the backlight but puts the colour gamut to good use. It also leverages a 10-bit pipeline and makes use of the monitors 450 cd/m² peak luminance. A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified, but this is not representative of average response times with sensible pixel overdrive levels. The included stand offers tilt, swivel and height adjustment (5.11 inches or 12.98cm) and can be removed to make use for alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible mounting. The main ports face downwards and include; DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream). 2 further USB 3.0 ports are located at the left side of the monitor, whilst 2 x 7W speakers are included for potentially quite rich and powerful sound output.

The rear view

Further details can be found in this press release. The monitor is listed for ~$1800 USD.

Acer X38