UltraWide QHD resolution and thirty-four inches of curved 21:9 aspect ratio widescreen give you a truly panoramic view. Adaptive-Sync technology offers stutter-free and tear-free gaming and DTS...
This PC display received a "Gold" from Overclockersclub.com who wrote that this PC screen was excellent.
Running Costs Are Very Low
Whilst this medium monitor has an energy efficiency classification of C, the average 5 year running cost of the Predator X34 is only £4 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheapest to run PC monitors of this type and age.
Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports
The Predator X34 is a four USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen.
Acer Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
Acer medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens Acer is one of the better rated brands.
100000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The Predator X34 has a maximum contrast ratio of 100000000:1. That's over twenty times the contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 5000000:1.
A 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the best contrast ratio across all comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than a year.
Across similar types of PC monitor the worst contrast ratio is Mega Contrast.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens that have a 100000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio currently available including the B326HKA (£653.63), or the Predator Z35 (£659.99) both from Acer or the Asus PB279 (£555.46) which has a better Rating.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the Predator X34, the Predator X34 has a built-in speaker.
There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the BDM3275UP (£656.09), or the BDM3275 both from Philips or the Acer BX320HK (£619.98).
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The Predator X34 has more DisplayPorts than most of the LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the Predator X34. This PC display is a two DisplayPort PC display compared to most of the PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the Predator X34 which only have one DisplayPort.
Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Across all the PC screens that are a similar age to the Predator X34 the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the Predator X34 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released one year ago.
Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the Predator X34 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the Predator X34. Medium monitors that were released one year ago have vertical viewing angles of between 10° and 180°.
Very Big Display Diagonal
Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and type to the Predator X34 the screen sizes range from 48cm to 110cm, and the average display diagonal is 64cm. At 86 centimeters, the Predator X34 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the Predator X34.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the Predator X34 is 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the Predator X34 ranges from 720 x 400 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
Quite Bright Display Brightness
The average display brightness of PC displays of this spec and age is 280 cd/m². The Predator X34 has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the Predator X34.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
The Predator X34 has a quite high RMS rated audio power (7 Watts) compared to most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the Predator X34. The lowest RMS rated audio power of medium monitors that are a similar age to the Predator X34 is 1W, the highest is 18W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.4W.
Quite Fast Response Time
With a response time of only 4 milliseconds, the Predator X34 has one of the faster response times amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. LCD screens of this type and age have response times of between 1ms and 40ms.
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Expensive Compared to Other PC Screens of a Similar Age and Type
We thought that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of a similar age and type. We checked 450 PC screens of a similar age and type and they range in price from £51 to £5,066.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the Predator X34 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC displays of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The Predator X34 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
Alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at include the BL3201 (£650.71), or the SW2700PT (£523.19) both from Benq or the DELL UP3214Q (£598.80) which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The Predator X34 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the Predator X34 are also not 3D compatible.
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Only One HDMI Port
The Acer Predator X34 is a one HDMI port PC screen.
At 825 millimeters, the Predator X34 is fairly wide compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type. Across all the PC monitors that were released one year ago the widths range from 51mm to 960mm.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
When compared to other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the Predator X34 that we have assessed, the Predator X34's annual energy consumption of 93 kilowatt hours is one of the highest. The average annual energy consumption of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the Predator X34 is 210kWh.
At 15 kilograms, the Acer Predator X34 is very heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the Predator X34. The lightest medium monitor that has been around for around the same time as the Predator X34 is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this PC screen was released.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it.
There are a number of alternative LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider including the Philips BDM3470UP (£507.35), the Acer Predator Z35 (£659.99), or the LG 34UC97C (£649.98) which has a better Rating.
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