Cumbersome On-Screen Display
I had the same headline for my review on the Acer XR341CK display, saying that it had a 'cumbersome on-screen display,' with the same being said here on the Predator X34. The on-screen display is just not that great to navigate. It's not the worst - I have a ViewSonic display here that has a worse display, review coming after this one - but it's not the best.
Let's run through the menu quick, as things haven't really changed from the Acer XR341CK.
Pressing the first of six buttons will display the menu you see above, starting with the 'Game Mode' option that you can see here as 'G'.
Going into the Settings (fourth icon down with the spanner) you're provided with a bunch of different options. You can change the display input here from DisplayPort to HDMI, DTS sound on/off, the Overdrive mode, the Ambient light (there's some LEDs under the screen), the Wide Mode, Over Clock (this is where you can drive it up to 100Hz), Deep Sleep, Reset, and Power-off USB charge that will charge your USB devices while the monitor is sleeping.
In the Over Clock menu, you can enable it and then apply a max refresh rate of between 75Hz and 100Hz. We drove our sample right up to 100Hz right away, and left it there - sublime.
You'll need to apply and reboot the display, and then go to your NVIDIA display panel and manually select 100Hz in the drop down menu, too.
The OSD can be played around with, where you can enable the refresh rate number (60, 75, 100Hz) to be displayed on the screen at all times.
The ambient light can be fixed on, and you can change the color too - it's not something I would buy the monitor for, but it's a nice addition to an already kick ass gaming display.
The money shot - 3440x1440 @ 100Hz with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology enabled. Nerd boner enabled.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs, and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Packaging & Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [Test System Configuration]
- Page 4 [On-Screen Display]
- Page 5 [Everyday Use & Gaming]
- Page 6 [Viewing Angles & Glare]
- Page 7 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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