You have a spare $3000 hiding at the back of the sofa right? Yeah, of course you do. You want of course to have a monitor (not a TV) that is designed really for one thing and to do that very, very well indeed. Well, if you are into gaming and to be honest who isn’t these days. Thankfully gone are the days when being a gamer is a bad thing, but being a gamer who’s 50 is unfortunately still seen by my peers as a little childish and a bit of a loser. Yeah, I know right. Fuck em…. anyway, moving on.
Acer have released a new monitor, or are in the throws of doing so. The Acer Predator CG552K. A huge and I mean bloody huge monitor. In fairness, this isn’t a monitor you would sit run upstairs and sit in front of in your bedroom. If you are, then one you have more money than sense, or more likely two, you have rich parents that have more money than sense. I digress [Jayz2cents]. This is a monitor, that you would place in your living room and use as a TV – we all watch streaming services anyway, no room for the BBC in this household grandpa!
Not only is this a full 4K panel, not such a surprise really in this day and age. But it is also 120hz, which means that it can play games up to 120 fps, in 4K. Has a colour space accuracy of Delta E <1 which is incredibly accurate – you don’t need to worry about the Delta nonsese, just know it’s accurate out of the box.
Finally, the thing us gamers, well not me as I’m not a twitch type player which you need to be to play FPS online – again, that is where I do wear slippers, smoke and pipe and come across as some old grandad who’s constantly being respawned. For those types that enjoy a good FPS a response time at 0.5 ms would make you very happy. That is one very quick, very accurate, very fast panel. The HDR ability is sadly a little lacking – there isn’t any, but it is no surprise given that the rest of the panel is super quick and accurate – with a nit output of only 400.
Rumors suggest there could also be HDMI 2.1, which would allove for VRR. There is display port 1.4, USB C and 2 and 3, as well as three standard HDMI 2.0 connections. For those that have spent $3000 on a monitor and have run out of money and have little control of their spending, to be able to buy luxuries such as food, clothes or a decent audio setup, there are 10W stereo speakers, Oh and it’s OLED too, with no screen burn in apparently.
When you consider that Alienware have something similar, costing much more, the $3000 seems a bit of a bargain when you think about it. What do you think? Would you buy this, or opt for a decent TV instead that has game mode? I think I know where my money would land.