Today, Acer showcased two new 4K monitors in the Nitro XV273K and Predator XB273K. Both monitors are quite similar in specs, aside from two major differences. They also premiered a new collaboration with local apparel brand, Pestle & Mortar Clothing (PMC), Acer’s latest dip into the apparel market.
But first up, we have the Nitro XV273K, a 4K/2K monitor with UHD resolution all without breaking the bank. As the name suggests, the monitor does come with a 27-inch display and up to 1ms of response time when used with the integrated Visual Response Boost (VRB) that decreases the blur of fast moving images to achieve the 1ms Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT). It comes packaged with AMD FreeSync right out of the box as well, to reduce screen tearing. As for the refresh rate, it can overclock up to 144Hz, but Acer did not mention what the base refresh rate will be without overclocking. However, for a 4K monitor with 144Hz and reasonably priced, that is pretty inviting for gamers. It is also packaged with light-shielding hood, just like the previously shown Predator X27.
Speaking of Predators, the next monitor is the Predator XB273K. It is similar to the Nitro XV273K, sporting a 144Hz of refresh rate with 4ms of response time. While the 4ms is not ideal for gaming, it is definitely a cheaper alternative compared to the overkill that is the Predator X27. It has the similar 4K/2K UHD resolution of 3840×2160, and equipped with NVIDIA G-Sync capabilities. The XB273K does feature an IPS panel with a wide colour gamut range, covering 90% of the DCI-P3 colour space, to make the whites brighter and deeper blacks. Other features include the Quantum Dot technology and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. Just like the X27, it does have a light-shielding hood to reduce ambient light glares.
Lastly, we have the fresh new collaboration of Acer x Pestle & Mortar Clothing (PMC) with two t-shirts, and with potentially more apparel choices in the works. If that is not your thing, you could also drop by the Acer Malaysia online store to nab yourself the Acer Predator Hoodie. Combining tech and streetwear is not a particularly new thing, but it is nice to see companies collaborating with each other to offer more streetwear options.
Alongside the launches, the Acer Asia Pacific Predator League 2019 is happening this weekend, and the matches start tomorrow. You can drop by 1 Utama to watch the matches live, with teams competing for a chance to compete for Malaysia. Winners of the competition could just walk away with prizes worth up to RM56,000. The winner of the Malaysia Predator League will then face off with the winners of their own Predator League, totalling to 16 countries that will compete in Thailand for a grand prize that is worth USD400,000. You could also watch the stream live on https://www.facebook.com/AcerMalaysia/
The Nitro XV273K is priced at RM2,999, while the Predator XB273K retails at RM4,599. The Nitro XV273K will be available to purchase within November 2018, while the Predator XB273K will be made available come December 2018.