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
  Z35P bmiphz
UM.CZ1AA.P01
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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  • neo_1221 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Hey Anandtech, feel like giving one of these away? In seriousness, this is pretty much everything I want in a monitor, aside from the lack of HDR support. Reply
  • Solidstate89 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    God am I sick of the aggressive "gamer" aesthetic. I'd literally pay a grand for this display hardware, but placed in the body of a Dell Ultrasharp. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    The stand and the logo are the only things that really give it that silly look. As far as video game-oriented products are concerned, this one seems notably subdued compared to other monitors produced in the recent past. Despite that, I still do agree with you that it looks rather silly. Reply
  • Kvaern1 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    The pictures give you the wrong impression of the stand's effect on aestethics because the display is in the absolute top position.
    In any sensible ergonomic setup the display is located so it covers the entire center of the stand from view.
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  • DanNeely - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Only if you're short. It's an inch taller than a 24" 1920x1200 display. Putting the top edge of the screen in line with my (6'2") eyes I'd probably have it near the top of the stand. My 24" one is at the top of its stand with the bottom ~6.5" above my desk surface. If I slammed the screen down to the bottom to hide the stand structure I'd get neck strain after a few hours from always having to bend to look down just like I do if forced to use my laptop directly on my desk for an extended period of time.

    The high res images make it appear that the stand is removable; so you can probably swap it for any VESA 100mm alternative if you want to.
    Reply
  • Kvaern1 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Well, I'm 184cm and I never see the center of the stand on my X34A and my aim point is also the top of the screen. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Check out Linus's review of the new 8K Dell monitor. That thing oozes aesthetic. It ought to for $4,999. Reply
  • Diji1 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    Why? No one serious is going to buy that for gaming on, it's a terrible choice for gamers. Reply
  • WinterCharm - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - link

    Seriously.

    How about something that looks like this: https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/lg-5k-...
    Reply
  • Zak - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - link

    I would expect a higher price. That is not so bad. Reply

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