Acer Predator Z35P Monitor Review & Comments

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    1. Greg Hook

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      Great review, and this looks like an awesome monitor, but I just can't stomach £800 for it!

      I love ultra-wide for films (I have a scope screen for my projector) but I'm not sure I'd get much use out of it for games as I don't think many support it yet. I'd prefer a flat screen too.
       
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      I've had a 34" Dell Ultrawide for a year or so. The extra width is fantastic for productivity as it's almost like having two displays. but without the gap in the middle. For gaming I found it was more of a novelty than anything else. It fills in peripheral vision a little, but not much else. I don't game on it much, if at all.

      I'm rather puzzled why PC displays are so far behind TVs when it comes to the latest display tech. HDR really isn't a thing in any worthwhile sense in the PC world, ultrawides are still a long way from 4K levels of DPI (and let's not get started on the train wreck that is Windows high DPI support), and there is still a reliance on LCD. I get that there could be issues with burn in, but having become used to an OLED TV it's very difficult to look at LCDs now. PC displays cost a lot, but the quality really isn't there anymore. Maybe those hideous "gamer" stands and bezels cost a lot to make.
       
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      Name me a TV that can sit on a desk, has all the requirements for serious gaming, (The best TVs have about 15ms response times (Typically 30ms) which is the equivalent of a 20 year old gaming monitor) and is also ideal for productivity, all at £800.

      Remember, the requirements for gaming & productivity is totally different to the requirements for watching videos and films; hence one cannot replace the other. (No matter how much you would like to believe they can)

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      You would be surprised with game support. I have used an X34 for 20 months and i don't think I have come across a game released in that time which didn't support ultrawide. Some older games may not so you would get vertical bars, for these I just run windowed and utilise the additional screen space for watch tele or managing my spotify playlist etc... on top of that GSYNC is awesome and that's where a lot of the cost lies in these screens.

      I would be interested in seeing one of these in the flesh with the increased contrast and brightness compared to the older ips models I could only imagine how much better it looks.

      They have started rolling out quantum dot HDR premium monitors with 400 dimming zones etc... but not in ultrawide, they are also double the price. The difficulty with increasing the resolution i think is in part down to the aspect ratio. 1440p still seems to be the sweet spot the X34 has a gsync range of between 30hz and 100hz so i am guessing the Z35P will be 30-120hz? so even though ideally you would like an upper range card it still still usable with a lot of the more popular mid range cards.

      The stands are hideous and do take up far too much space on the desk, the cost i think is relative to how much it will be used and how long you plan to have it, I spent 1k on my x34 I am not far off having it 2 years and I plan to have it for another 2 and It gets used every day.

      Next upgrade will be another ultrawide, i could never see myself going back to 16:9 on PC, it is that good!



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      Application developer support.

      Wide gamut backlights have been common on image editing displays for fifteen years or so now and there was a push around ten years ago where display manufacturers included them on a lot of consumer displays.

      App developers never bothered to support them, so you ended up with oversaturated colours in almost everything. After a couple of years display manufacturers gave up and went back to sRGB.

      Ditto HiDPI. IBM introduced the displays back around the turn of the century for the price of a high end TV and Microsoft offered support for it since Windows XP but none of the application developers bothered to support it. Without being able to use it in most applications where's the incentive to buy one of the displays outside of specialist use? It took Apple's ability to bundle HiDPI displays with a lot of macs to force the issue.


      HDR is a bit different. Standards like HDR10 are laughable for computer use. You can get away with specifying a fixed brightness on a TV where it often dominates the room, but content for laptops and mobiles needs to adjust to ambient light levels.

      Something like HLG might work, but when the popular factors in design over the last few years have been battery life and reduced thickness it's no surprised that a technology that'll put stress on both hasn't been enthusiastically adopted.
       
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      Perhaps you didn’t read the review but this one is only 14.4ms an imperceptible difference to the 15ms of the Samsung Q9FN and marginaly faster than 21ms of most of the new OLEDs.

      That 4ms pixel response time which is probably grey to grey means a lot of blur and smearing during motion, I’d rather deal with a bit more input lag myself for much better picture quality :p.
       
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      Monitor tech isn't as far behind TV tech as it might appear.
      *although a lot of these aren't for sale, yet.

      Most HDR is Kinda Bullcrap...


      A 4K OLED Monitor That's NOT a Prototype!...


      Bonus video;
      Portable Pro Workstation With TRIPLE monitors!
       
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      I was in the market for a new monitor and did consider this one but ended up going for the X34P instead - very similar specs apart from panel type, each of which have their pros and cons.
       

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