Acer Announces 4K G-SYNC Monitor, XB280HK

by Chris Heinonen on 5/26/2014 11:45 AM EST


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  • Runamok81 - Monday, May 26, 2014 - link

    I'm anxious to get some low prioced G-sync'd monitors into the market but, honestly, 28" is too small for a 4K monitor. Wouldn't a cost effective 2.5K monitor be a better option in this size? Reply
  • euler007 - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    Actually 28 inch gives an ideal distance of about 2'-5" for watching the screen, most people will be closer than this and thus will actually be able to benefit from the increased resolution (source : ).

    If it was bigger you'd have to start moving back from the monitor. For me 24" is pretty much the optimal size for the distance I am from my monitor and my preferred field of view.
  • rm19 - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    I want to grab a 4K monitor, but it's all still first gen stuff and I also wonder if it's risky to get a G-Sync monitor if everyone else establishes DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync as the industry standard. Oh well, never hurts to wait and see how things pan out. Reply
  • r3loaded - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    Almost there on the 4K monitor front, I'd just prefer if the panel was IPS/IGZO (actually, anything that's not TN) and supported the official VESA adaptive sync, aka FreeSync. 120Hz refresh rate would be nice but not essential. Reply
  • ender8282 - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    What would you use to drive 4K@120Hz? I thought that the current display port standard had to treat a 4K monitor as two different monitors just to get 60Hz. Reply
  • Dug - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    You won't get 120Hz, just 60hz with a 4k panel.

    Personally I would want a 2560 x 1440 IPS display with G-Sync rather than a 4K model
  • Impulses - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    Personally, a 28" TN display would be a big downgrade after getting used to IPS displays, color shifting just from moving your head around is as annoying as tearing, not sure whether that's worth the bump in resolution... Haven't had the chance to see any 4K desktop displays in action outside of smaller MBP displays. Reply
  • cheinonen - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - link

    The MBP isn't a 4K display, it's closer to QHD like a 27" monitor. While I am also not a TN-panel fan, the main area for it is gaming, and so a G-SYNC panel that uses TN makes more sense though it isn't 120Hz. We will see how it does and what it costs compared to the other TN 4K models coming out now. Reply
  • asuglax - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    I like the dynamic frame rate capability. However, I have reservations about a TN panel being able to get anywhere close to REC 2020 for color or having a good dynamic range for brightness. Reply
  • cheinonen - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - link

    Nothing gets close to Rec. 2020 or is even attempting to at this point. No UltraHD/4K TVs or Projectors even get close to it, and there is no content for it yet. I wouldn't worry about Rec. 2020 for at least 2-3 years most likely. Even OLED can't produce that gamut at this point. Reply
  • MTEK - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - link

    Since VESA will add Adaptive-Sync to the DisplayPort standard (v1.2a), I was kinda hoping G-Sync would go away. Reply
  • JasonBrody - Thursday, May 29, 2014 - link

    3D in 4K !!!!!! O__O

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