Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,218 Reviews & Articles | 52,132 News Posts

Acer Predator X34 34' Curved UltraWide NVIDIA G-Sync Monitor Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Dec 9, 2015 2:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Acer

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.

 

acer-predator-x34-34-curved-ultrawide-nvidia-sync-monitor-review_30

 

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'.

 

 

acer-predator-x34-34-curved-ultrawide-nvidia-sync-monitor-review_31

 

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.

 

acer-predator-x34-34-curved-ultrawide-nvidia-sync-monitor-review_32

 

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.

 

acer-predator-x34-34-curved-ultrawide-nvidia-sync-monitor-review_33

 

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.

 

acer-predator-x34-34-curved-ultrawide-nvidia-sync-monitor-review_34

 

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.

 

acer-predator-x34-34-curved-ultrawide-nvidia-sync-monitor-review_35

 

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.

 

acer-predator-x34-34-curved-ultrawide-nvidia-sync-monitor-review_36

 

The money shot - 3440x1440 @ 100Hz with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology enabled. Nerd boner enabled.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading