Acer's Predator XB1 Monitors Coming Later In November (Updated)

Less than a month ago, Acer released the X34, another gaming monitor in its new Predator series. In September, the company announced the XB1 and Z35 monitors. The Z35 isn't coming out until December, but two of the XB1 models are coming later this month.

Acer XB1 Series

Predator XB271HU

Predator XB271HK

Panel

IPS Flat Panel

IPS Flat Panel

Screen Size

27"

27"

Resolution

2560x1440

3840x2160

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

60 Hz

Response Time

4 ms

4 ms

I/O

HDMI, DisplayPort v1.2, 4x USB 3.0

HDMI, DisplayPort v1.2, 4x USB 3.0

Audio

2x 2W stereo speakers

2x 2W stereo speakers

Price

$799

$899

The two 27-inch monitors both include Nvidia's G-Sync technology, as well as Acer's GameView system, which lets the user toggle between three customizable monitor profiles to enhance the gaming experience, such as adjusting the black levels to better see enemies in the dark or specifying the display's refresh rate. An exact release date for the Z35 is still unknown.

The two XB1 Predator monitors are available for $799 (XB271HU) and $899 (XB271HK).

Updated, 11/4/2015, 8:43 am PST: The refresh rate for the XB271HU was corrected from 144Hz to 165Hz.

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  • darkokills
    Yes please! Finally a gorgeous IPS panel at 144Hz!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • singemagique
    Yeah, been enjoying my dual XB270HU setup for months. Other than speakers and a themed stand are there any other difference? Not sure it's worth the $50-100 markup over the 270HU.