Acer’s Predator lineup includes some of the best gaming monitors around, so we’re excited to test drive one of the newest additions: the Z1. We’re testing the 30-inch version of this curved gaming monitor, which supports up to a 200Hz refresh rate, 2560 x 1080 resolution and Tobii eye tracking. Let’s get right into it!Design
Before we start testing out the Z1, let’s take a look at its design which remains the same throughout the three sizes available — 27 inches, 30 inches and 31.5 inches. The 30-inch model is the only one with the 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio; the other two are more pedestrian 16:9 affairs. No matter which model [...]
Most gaming laptops these days are sleek, futuristic machines that signal their gaming prowess through flashy LEDs. The Acer Predator 15 is something of a throwback then, with an inch-thick body that’s filled to the brim with gaming features. There are definitely advantages to living it large — let’s take a look.
Right now, there’s one choice for gamers with high-end PCs to make: do you want a 4K monitor at 60Hz or a 1440p monitor at 144Hz? If it’s the latter, then you should take a look at the XF270HU. As well as hitting that desirable 1440p and 144Hz spec, the XF also comes with an IPS display for better viewing angles and colour accuracy over the usual TN panels. Best of all, it’s available for around £470. Let’s put it to the test.
Acer is going ham with its latest Predator pro gaming kit, including today’s star: the G6 gaming desktop. The aggressive case is home to the latest components — sixth gen Intel Core i7 CPU, lots of RAM and a Nvidia GTX 970 GPU — and a whole bunch of cooling, lights and swagger. Let’s put this £1,500 PC to the test!
On paper, the Acer XB270HU is gold. It’s an IPS display running at 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, and even comes with G-Sync support. If you’re looking for a gaming monitor and 4K seems like overkill, then the XB270HU has the spec sheet you really want. IPS for colour accuracy and viewing angles; 1440p for good visuals without the performance requirements of 4K, and 144Hz for silky-smooth, responsive gaming. In this review, we’ll put it to the test.
Today I’m looking at the Liquid Z220, a budget smartphone from Acer. The phone has low-end specifications, but does at least include Android 5.0 and costs only £65. The mid-range market has advanced significantly in the past few years, so I’m hopeful that we’ll see similar changes at the lower end too.