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Acer XR341CK 34-inch Curved UltraWide AMD FreeSync Monitor Review

Acer XR341CK 34-inch Curved UltraWide AMD FreeSync Monitor Review
Acer has the most impressive AMD FreeSync monitor yet with its XR341CK, sporting a resolution of 3440x1440 and impressive refresh rate of 75Hz.
By: Anthony Garreffa | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Oct 27, 2015 2:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Acer

Introduction

 

I have to admit this: I'm an UltraWide addict. I use two UltraWide monitors on my workstation machine for everyday work, and now I'm just addicted. I've been waiting for the 3440x1440 displays to shift past the 60Hz refresh limit, and now we're here thanks to the new Acer XR341CK.

 

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Acer has bumped up the refresh rate on their XR341CK to 75Hz, as well as including support for AMD's variable refresh technology, FreeSync. Acer's new XR341CK is not just an UltraWide monitor, but a Curved UltraWide - this means it has a curved 34-inch IPS-based panel, which is simply beautiful.

 

 

Over the last year, we've seen both LG and Acer stamp out UltraWide after UltraWide monitor, with each respective release getting better and better. The money shot here is the 75Hz and FreeSync support, so if you're rocking a Radeon video card, you'll want to read the rest of this review.

 

 

Quick Specs

 

As you've probably guessed, the XR341CK is a 34-inch Curved UltraWide display with a resolution of 3440x1440, providing an aspect ratio of 21:9. Acer has provided FreeSync support with this display, which oodles awesome sauce all over the place thanks to its impressive 75Hz refresh rate. The FreeSync range on the Acer XR341CK is 30-75Hz.

 

If you're using a higher-end AMD video card, something like the R9 290 and above, you're going to be all over this display. As long as you can drive 3440x1440 at 75FPS, that is.

 

 

Availability & Price

 

You'll be paying a premium for the Acer XR341CK, with the 34-inch monitor going for around $1039 on Amazon at the time of writing. You'll pay up to $1099 depending on the discount at any given time, with the $1039 price being a $150 premium on top of the current 34-inch Curved UltraWide monitors from LG.

 

LG's 34UC87, which we loved, is on Amazon right now for $889. The LG monitor doesn't include FreeSync or G-Sync support, so if you're not buying it for gaming, the LG monitor would be the better deal.

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