The Acer Predator X45 OLED Curved Gaming Monitor is a show-stopper display featuring an ultrawide curved 45-inch OLED panel with a UWQHD 3,440 x 1,440-pixel resolution, 240 Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. And taking advantage of OLED display technology, it features an incredible 0.01 ms response time (GtG).
Showcased at CES 2023, the display is finally ready to hit retail - though it looks to be a Newegg exclusive, with the Acer Predator X45 currently on sale for USD 1,599.99. It's a premium price, to be sure, and on par with the similarly specced 45-inch Corsair Xeneon Flex that features a bendable OLED panel. There's no such action for the Acer Predator X45, which ships with an immersive 800R curvature.
Although we're starting to see many more OLED panels in the PC display space targeting more traditional monitor sizes, releases like the Acer Predator X45 OLED Curved Gaming Monitor are a nice little reminder that large high-end gaming displays are more impressive than ever.
In addition to the 240 Hz refresh rate, the Predator X45 features AMD FreeSync Premium support, with DisplayPort, USB-C, and HDMI connections. However, it's worth noting that the latter is limited to 144 Hz due to bandwidth. With 99 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, the display also benefits from the near-infinite contrast from OLED.
Unlike OLED panels found in TVs, the Predator X45 features an anti-glare coating to reduce eye strain and eliminate that mirror-like finish commonly found in the TV space. Other display features include two 5-watt speakers for audio, height and tilt adjustment capabilities, and a two-port USB 3.2 hub for connecting peripherals and other devices.