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Acer XR383CKP 160Hz Nano IPS UltraWide with VESA DisplayHDR 600

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The immersion and FOV enhancements provided by UltraWide screens are very attractive to some user. With its large UltraWide panel, the Acer XR383CKP of the Predator series provides this sort of experience. The aesthetics are in-keeping with other models in the series, with a fairly aggressive appearance due to its sharp lines. The stand base and neck edging is powder-coated metal for a premium ‘feel’. The top and side bezels are ‘dual-stage’, with a panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen plus a slim hard plastic outer component. An arrangement that’s very common on modern monitors. The bottom bezel is thicker, dark grey (‘black’) matte plastic with a central silver Predator logo. 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 in front.

Large screen with sharp 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. This has a 2300R curve to enhance the experience of depth when using the monitor and potentially enhance viewing comfort. A light matte anti-glare screen surface is included, whilst a 1000:1 static contrast ratio and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles are specified. A 160Hz refresh factory overclocked rate is supported, alongside Adaptive-Sync. This allows use of AMD FreeSync and Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible Mode’, with a 48 – 160Hz variable refresh rate range (plus LFC) assumed. The monitor supports 10-bits per subpixel and includes a flicker-free WLED backlight, with 98% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and a 450 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. The monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified, allowing luminance pulses up to at least 600 cd/m² and the use of local dimming to enhance contrast. The generous colour gamut and 10-bit precision is also put to good use under HDR. LBL (Low Blue Light) settings are included and a 1ms response time is specified (caution advised). The included stand offers tilt, swivel and height adjustment and can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes. The ports mainly face downwards and include; DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and a 3.5mm audio output. 2 USB 3.0 ports are located on the left side, as viewed from in front.

The big back

Further information can be found on this page from Chinese shopping website Taobao (requires English translation). It’s listed there for ~12000 Chinese Yuan (~$1700 USD) with availability expected in October. A release in other regions such as North America is late 2020 or early 2021.

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