Acer has introduced its new top-of-the-range ultrawide curved gaming display just hours before CES 2020 was set to kick off. The Predator X38 happens to be the industry’s first curved monitor to feature a UWQHD+ resolution and a 175 Hz refresh rate, a combination not yet available from any manufacturer.

The Acer Predator X38 is based on a 37.5-inch IPS panel featuring a 2300R curvature which means that it is ‘less curved’ than displays with a lower radius of curvature, a 3840x1600 resolution, a 1 ms GtG response time, and a 175 Hz refresh rate in overclock mode. The resolution of the display, along with its dimensions is well suited for immersive gaming as well as for watching Ultra-HD videos filmed in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 or 2.40:1, which is a popular aspect rator for film. Speaking of films, it is necessary to note that the Predator X38 can reproduce 98.5% of the P3 color gamut, which is a common color space used for digital movie projection these days and is a part of the Ultra HD Premium specification.

Being aimed at gamers, the Acer Predator X38 supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync adaptive refresh rate technology and is also DisplayHDR 400 certified. It is noteworthy that Acer does not disclose normal and peak brightness levels supported by the monitor, but the peak one should be at least 400 nits.

The display connects to host PCs and consoles using DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 ports and it also has a dual-port USB 3.0 hub to plug in peripherals. As for audio, the monitor has two 7 W speakers.

The ergonomic stand featured by the Predator X38 is stylized after battle robots with elements that resemble armor of the Predator character to emphasize the nature of the device. Meanwhile, it can adjust height, tilt, and swivel to optimize viewing position and maximize fragging gaming performance.

Acer’s Predator X38 display will be available in Europe and the US this April for €2,199 and $2,399, respectively.

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  • techguymaxc - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - link

    How much of a market can there truly be for so many $2000+ gaming monitors? Between over-priced OLED BFGDs and super-high refresh rate FALD LCDs, it seems like there are at least 20 models on the market now/coming to market this year. Reply
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - link

    >Between over-priced OLED BFGDs
    I hope you meant to have a comma or something in between OLED and BFGDs, since the current BFGDs on the market are using AU Optronics VA panels and FALD backlighting.

    But yes, high end displays are expensive. We even had some specialty high-end CRTs being sold for $2500 each back in the 80s.
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  • Spunjji - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - link

    Good grief. $2,500 in mid-1980s dollars is $6,000 today. Reply
  • Seun - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - link

    Hitachi 21” CRT .21DPI was one of those particular CRT’s and I bought one to find it was way too big and the footprint was horrible. Talk about monitor sunburn, that was the one to do it. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - link

    Limited demand is almost certainly part of why prices are as high as they are. But between what the buyers want in terms of aspect ratio (16:9, 21:9, 32:9), panel type (OLED, VA, IPS, TN), HDR or not, curved or not, resolution vs refresh rate, and screen size there's probably room for a dozen or two base panels even before we get into whose logo is on the display itself. Reply
  • Alistair - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - link

    Actually we are still lacking some basic models. There is no standard 32" 144hz IPS monitor. Frustrating that we can pay $400 for a 27" one, but where is the $500 32" one? Nothing, not one model. Reply
  • EmuAGR - Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - link

    Of course there are: MSI Optix MAG321CQR and MAG322CQRV... Reply
  • jollyllama2 - Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - link

    I'm late to this conversation, but just want to point out that both of those MSI models are VA panels, not IPS. Reply
  • Seun - Saturday, May 2, 2020 - link

    I want one. From reviews I’ve seen of verified buyers, this monitor is nothing short of amazing in terms of realistic rendering and it’s image quality. Reply
  • Ninjawithagun - Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - link

    LG just released the much anticipated LG OLEDCX48PUB 48-inch OLED gaming TV with G-Sync! And that price - wow! Only $1500. Most thought it would be released for +$2000 range. I am getting ready to pre-order one. I already have an Acer X35 and absolutely love it. The firmware update from Acer back in January fixed all the bad issues ;-) Reply

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