Acer reveals that it will launch three new gaming monitors, including Nitro XV282K, Predator XB273U NX, and Predator XB323QK NV. Well, the Nitro XV282K will become Acer’s first 4K gaming monitor that offers an HDMI 2.1 port. If you want to know more about the new monitor with HDMI 2.1, please read the following content provided by MiniTool.
Acer’s First HDMI 2.1 Monitor for Gaming: Nitro XV282K
As one of the world’s most famous hardware and electronics manufacturer, Acer has done a thing that attracts the attention of people all over the world before CES 2021. It announced that three new gaming monitors will be added to its product line in May, this year. They are Nitro XV282K, Predator XB273U NX, and Predator XB323QK NV. The exciting news is that Nitro XV282K will be Acer’s first gaming monitor that includes HDMI 2.1 ports. Want to know more about this new HDMI 2.1 monitor? Please keep reading.
What Is CES
The full name of CES is Consumer Electronics Show. It is a trade show held in January every year at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada, United States. Different presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry will be given on CES, which is organized by the CTA (Consumer Technology Association).
CES is a worldwide event that attracts the attention of many brands, manufacturers, and users each year. The CES 2021 began on Monday, Jan 11, 2021 and ended on Thursday, Jan 14, 2021. Various new and breakthrough technologies are introduced on CES to impress the public.
As mentioned earlier, the new Nitro XV282K is the first 4K gaming monitor from Acer. Its 28 inch in size and is equipped with an IPS display and up to 144Hz refresh rate with FreeSync Premium. By using this HDMI monitor, you can enjoy your 4K gaming at 120 frames per second with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate).
HDMI 2.1 vs HDMI 2.0
Your game will be smoother than previous since the HDMI 2.1 port brings higher bandwidth over its predecessor.
- Currently, you can find monitors with HDMI everywhere. The bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 is 18 Gbps and the refresh rate of it is limited to 60 Hz.
- In the near future, the HDMI 2.1 displays will become mainstream. The bandwidth will be increased to bandwidth and the refresh rate will be up to 120 Hz. But the HMDI 2.1 monitor will have to use compression tactics.
In any case, Acer’s Nitro XV282K represents the next generation of HDMI monitor.
Acer Nitro XV282K Gaming Monitor for PC Gamers and PS5 & Xbox Series X Users
Acer’s new monitor with HDMI 2.1 port allows playing the uncompressed 4K videos at a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Because of that, the new portable monitor HDMI (HMDI 2.1) becomes a good choice for the following people.
- The PC gamers: especially the ones who want to make the most of the latest GPUs from NVIDIA or AMD. For instance, the NVIDIA RTX 3080 and AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.
- The owners of PS5 (PlayStation 5 – the latest console of Sony) and Xbox Series X/S consoles
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Acer Nitro XV282K Price
On CES 2021, Acer said it plans to sell the new HDMI 2.1 monitor in May with the price starting at $899.99. It sounds incredible, right? 900 hundred dollars is not a small sum of money. But when you take the fast refresh rates into consideration, an IPS display supporting games up to 4K at 120 fps with variable refresh rate (VRR) will worth it.
In addition to Acer, there are other manufacturers that promised they will release a gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1.
- Asus said in August, 2020 that it was working on preparing the new HDMI 2.1 monitor.
- The crowd-designed Eve Spectrum gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 is still not out 15 months after it was first mentioned.