Acer has quietly launched yet another curved ultra-wide Predator display for gamers seeking a large diagonal, a high resolution and an ultra-high refresh rate. The Predator Z35P resembles its predecessor launched a couple of years ago, but has a higher resolution and a better contrast ratio. The new monitor is available for pre-orders now.

Acer’s Predator Z35 was one of the first large ultra-wide curved displays featuring a very high refresh rate when it was introduced in mid-2015. Its large dimensions, along with a 144-200 Hz refresh rate, and accompanied by NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, made it well known among demanding gamers - but its resolution of 2560×1080 was not high enough. The relatively low resolution was justified by the fact that in 2015 only ultra-high-end graphics cards could hit 200 fps in demanding titles at 2560×1080. In the mean time, graphics cards have come a long way in two years and it is time for Acer’s large curved ultra-wide monitor to get a resolution upgrade.

The new Acer Predator Z35P is based on a 35” VA panel offering a 3440×1440 resolution (2.39:1 aspect ratio), a maximum brightness of 300 nits, a 2500:1 contrast ratio, a 100 Hz refresh rate, 178°/178° viewing angles, a 4 ms response time, and 1800R curvature. According to TFT Central, the refresh rate of the panel can be overclocked from 100 Hz to 120 Hz, which is not as high as the 200 Hz possible on the original Z35, but which is well beyond what non-gaming monitors can offer.

When it comes to connectivity, the Acer Predator Z35P monitor has one HDMI 1.4 port, a DisplayPort 1.2 port, four USB Type-A headers (with one USB-B input) and a 3.5-mm audio jack to drive two 9 W integrated speakers.

Acer Predator Z35P Specifications
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Panel 35" AMVA+
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 100 - 120 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GTG
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 2500:1
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1800R
Color Gamut 100% sRGB (?)
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech NVIDIA G-Sync
Pixel Pitch 0.2382 mm × 0.242 mm (?)
Pixel Density 106 PPI
Inputs 1 × DP 1.2
1 × HDMI 1.4
Audio 3.5 mm input/output
2 × 9 W speakers
USB Hub 4 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type-B input
Power Consumption Idle: 0.5 W
Active: 65 W

The new Predator Z35P does not seem to have many rivals on the market that can offer a similar combination of features: dimensions (35"), resolution (3440×1440), curvature, a very high refresh rate (up to 120 Hz), G-Sync support and so on. In fact, there are only two of them: the AOC Agon AG352UCG as well as the HP Omen X, if we do not consider slightly smaller 34"-class ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q and Acer Predator X34 (this one uses an IPS panel with 60 Hz, but it is overclockable to 100 Hz).

The Acer Predator Z35P is expected to be available in the U.S. in the coming weeks for $1099.99. Amazon is taking pre-orders on the display with ETA in one to three weeks.

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Source: Acer, Amazon

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  • Xajel - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    First, that design is nah... Not to say it's bad... But I prefer more elegant designs than those gaming centric ones even thought this is a gaming screen but not every one will like the design of it.

    Second... Why there's no FreeSynch version of it ?
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Probably in a few months. Regardless of which comes first most OEMs launch the GSync and FreeSync versions a few months apart to get a second ride on the hype train.

    If I had to guess why GSync first, probably because until Vega is available NVidia has a stranglelock on the top of the GPU market needed to drive a panel like this at high refresh rates.
  • maximumGPU - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    is a monitor without HDR worth buying when those supporting high refresh and HDR are only a few months away?
  • A5 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Depends on whether or not those first-gen HDR monitors are any good, I'd think.

    And it may be a bit before one comes out at this size/res, but I'm not current on what's been announced.
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    HDR needs 10bit color instead of 8. That means 25% more data on the IO link and a 20% reduction in maximum framerate. Staying with 8 bit color lets them fit 120hz into DP 1.2. 10bit color would either require going to DP1.3/1.4 or dropping to 100hz. Assuming their panel controller didn't top out on throughput first.
  • p1esk - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    I'm confused: if it can be overclocked to 120Hz, why didn't they overclock it at the factory? What are the dangers of doing so? Or does it mean not every monitor they sell will work at 120Hz?
  • reckless76 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    If it's anything like the PG348Q, the OSD will show the option to overclock it up to 120hz, but each individual monitor will have its own limit. Some just won't make it that high.
  • kaesden - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    I wish we could get a monitor that supports both g-sync and freesync so you can buy a top end screen and not be locked to a single video card. Since freesync doesn't require any special hardware, i would think it's a technical possibility, unless the g-sync module somehow prevents freesync from being possible to implement.(which wouldn't entirely surprise me.)
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    I think it effectively does. AIUI it's an Nvidia chip (Nvida programmed FPGA?) that takes over some/all of the work to decode the video signal and send to the panel. The original version failed to place nicely with anything else which's why the GSync 1.0 monitors only had the single input that the GSync controller worked on. Since GSync is a proprietary tech and Freesync is optional, Nvidia is free to continue to decline to support the latter in their controller and to make not adding 3rd party support for Freesync a condition to anyone either using their GSync controller or interested in licensing the IP to make one of their own (if this is available at all).
  • wyewye - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - link

    It is a complete pain to read Anton's subjective and idiotic opinions. Please just stick to the specs next time.

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