Acer Reveals Its First HDMI 2.1 Monitor, Capable Of 4K And 144Hz

Ahead of CES 2021, Acer has unveiled its new lineup of gaming monitors, including one with HDMI 2.1 that should work great with the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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CES 2021 is days away, but Acer has gotten ahead of the new tech announcements with one of its own. The company unveiled its May lineup of gaming monitors, including one that boasts HDMI 2.1, the technology that the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S both use to output 4K and 120Hz. The Acer Nitro XV282K KV will be the company's first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor, and among the first to release in general, as the technology is just now being adopted by monitors.

The HDMI 2.1-capable Acer Nitro gaming monitor features a 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and $900 price tag. While the PS5 and Xbox Series X may be more widely used with this monitor, users who are able to snag an RTX 3000 series graphics card will also be able to make use of the HDMI 2.1 tech. And while HDMI 2.1 offers its own VRR (variable refresh rate) technology, it will also support FreeSync Premium for PC gaming with DisplayPort and HDMI 2.0 cables--though your features will be limited with the latter. Potential buyers can also expect HDR600.

Acer Nitro XV282K KV gaming monitor

$900

Acer Nitro XV282K KV gaming monitor
Acer Nitro XV282K KV gaming monitor

Acer also unveiled two other monitors, neither of which feature HDMI 2.1. The first is the Acer Predator XB273U NX, which boasts an IPS panel, 1440p resolution, and a 240Hz refresh rate that can be overclocked to 275Hz. It costs $1,100 and features HDR400, G-Sync compatibility, and Nvidia's Reflex latency analyzer technology that is purported to help detect where your setup has latency, giving you an idea of what to improve.

The third monitor is the Acer Predator XB323QK NV IPS gaming monitor, which costs $1,200 and provides 4K and 144Hz with HDR400 and G-Sync compatibility. If you're looking for a crisper image with a refresh rate that's still very fast, then the XB323QK sounds like a great option.

All three monitors are set for May release dates, and we'll be sure to report back when they're made available. It's unclear if there will be a preorder phase for the Acer Nitro HDMI 2.1 monitor. If you're looking for an HDMI 2.1 display that's available right now, check out our guide to the best 4K TV for PS5 and Xbox Series X. There are a number of televisions that feature the technology and boast superb images.

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