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Reviewed: Acer Predator Z35

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acer z35 teaser kleinThe Acer Predator Z35 provides not only a large diagonal width of 35 inches but also a solid curve and G-Sync support. Whether that’s enough to make the model stand out in the extremely competitive gaming market, we’ll find out in our test today.

Acer offers the Predator X34 as an absolute high-end gaming monitor with a size of 34” and a resolution of 3440 x 1440. Making it really stand out as a gaming monitor, though, is the 100 Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support. Another gaming model that stands out from Acer is the Predator Z35 which comes in 1 inch larger, but, offers a lower 2560 x 1080 resolution. Of course, this isn’t a complete disadvantage as one of the benefits to the lower resolution is the fact that less GPU power is require to get a silky smooth gaming experience. Something else that stands out is the fact that while most 34” monitors offer a refresh rate of up to 100Hz, the Z35 goes as high as 200 Hz. While the default Hz is 144, with the use of an NVIDIA card and G-Sync, you can overclock that to 200 Hz.

Interestingly, another fact that stands out if the curve. While the current gaming 34” model offers an LG Panel with a radius of 3,800 mm, the Z35 uses a 2,000 mm curved panel resulting in a much larger curve. Ultimately, one of the benefits to this is the added immersion you get. On the topic of curvature, the recently reviewed LG 34UC98-W carries an even stronger curve of 1,800 mm.

Specifications of the Acer Predator Z35 in the overview

Manufacturer and name:

Acer Predator Z35
Street Price: $1,049.99
Guarantee: 2 years
Homepage: www.acer.com
Diagonal: 35 inches
curvature 2000R
Housing Color: Black, Silver, Red
Format: 21: 9
panel: VA panel
Look up Table: 8 bit
Glare-optics: No
Resolution: 2,560 x 1,080 pixels
Contrast Ratio: kA
Brightness: Max. 300 cd/m²
Reaction time: 4 ms
repetition: Standard: 144 Hz, 200 Hz maximum
Viewpoint: horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
connectors: 1x DisplayPort input
4x USB 3.0 Downstream
1x USB 3.0 upstream
1x 3.5mm Yesck
Weight: 12.6 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D): 844 x 684 x u200bu200b299
Ergonomics: Height adjustment: 130 mm
Orientation: -5 ° - 25 °
Kensington Lock: No
Wall mounting: VESA standard (100 x 100 mm)
built-in speakers: ja
PSU: external
Others: G-Sync