Acer has unveiled its new large format gaming display (LFGD) that brings together an ultra-high-definition resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate with AMD’s FreeSync technology, VESA’s DisplayHDR 1000 certification, and multiple inputs to plug in a PC and several gaming consoles. The Predator CG437K P monitor is aimed at hardcore gamers that want not only a high refresh rate, but also a huge size.

The Acer Predator CG437KP is based on a 43-inch 8-bit + FRC VA panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, up to 1000 nits brightness, a high contrast ratio (since it is a VA panel, we are probably talking about something like 2000:1 or better), a low response time, a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, 178°/178° viewing angles, and so on. The monitor can display 1.07 billion colors and covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

To take advantage of a 3840×2160 resolution at a 144 Hz refresh rate, gamers will need to connect the Predator CG437K P using two DisplayPort cables to avoid compression or reduction of chroma subsampling. Besides two DisplayPort inputs, the monitor has three HDMI inputs and a USB Type-C input (supporting up to 30 W Power Delivery) to attach gaming consoles as well as modern laptops. Meanwhile, the monitor has a built-in quad-port USB hub (2.0 + 3.0) along with two 10 W speakers as an added bonus.

The key selling point of the Predator CG437KP is the combination of its size, resolution, brightness, and refresh rate. There are just a few large format ultra-high-definition displays featuring a 144 Hz refresh rate on the market today, so Acer will offer a rather unique product.

The monitor also has a light sensor and a proximity sensor to automatically adjust its luminance according to environmental lighting or even dim it when the user is away. Meanwhile, since the monitor is four to five months away from commercial launch, Acer does not seem to disclose all of its features and capabilities just now. For example, the monitor currently only carries AMD’s FreeSync brand, but at first glance it looks like it has everything in place to support AMD’s FreeSync 2, which would be another major selling point.

Acer's 4Kp144 Large Format Gaming Display
  Predator CG437K P
Panel 43" VA
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Response Time low
Brightness 1000 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast high
Backlighting ?
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut 90% DCI-P3
HDR at least HDR10
DisplayHDR Tier 1000
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech AMD FreeSync
ranges unknown
Pixel Pitch 0.2479 mm²
Pixel Density 102 PPI
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort
3 × HDMI
1 × USB Type-C
Audio 3.5 mm input/output (?)
2 × 10 W DTS Sound speakers
USB Hub 2 × USB 2.0 Type-A connectors
2 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type-C input
VESA Mount Probably yes
MSRP Europe: €1,499
UK: ?
US: $1,299

Acer plans to start sales of the Predator CG437K P gaming monitor in August to September timeframe. The unit will cost $1,299 in North America, 1,499 Euro in EMEA, and RMB 9,999 in China.

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Source: Acer

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  • Opencg - Monday, April 15, 2019 - link

    convincing but at $50 or lower. and with 240hz and make it oled. Reply
  • Pinn - Monday, April 15, 2019 - link

    Where is driver support on video card for dual DisplayPort? Some hack of multiple monitor support? Reply
  • RetsamCP - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - link

    That driver support was born during the early days of 4K monitors. When DisplayPort could only drive 30 Hz 4k display manufacturers jumped ahead of the standard by driving the displays as two screens, half and half.

    At the time you could make both halfs behave as one using Eyefinity, but Nvidia surround was limited to three monitors only. 2 or 4+ was for professionals only on higher end GPUs.

    Fortunately they allowed two screen Nvidia surround after a few updates, so now it shouldn't be an issue.
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  • patel21 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - link

    How would this compare with the 2018 OLED models from LG, that are now available around $1000-1500.
    Are there really astounding advantages to this LFGD in and outside gaming.
    Reply
  • Hxx - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - link

    specs for the price are pretty good but how the heck to u game on this coming from say a 27 - 34 inch display. I cant imagine sitting 3 feet away from this but maybe u get used to it Reply
  • beefytom - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - link

    Oh my. Just dropped 2k on the x27 before seeing this. really feeling that g-sync premium right now. Reply

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