Acer Predator XB273K review | PC Gamer

Acer Predator XB273K review | PC Gamer

May 27, 2020 Off By tracy

The Acer Predator XB273K is a cousin of the revered Predator X27—which sits near the top of our best gaming monitor lists and at the peak of our best 4K monitor for gaming list—and brings with it a certain sense of excitement. Inspecting the specifications on paper, it seems a close cousin of the X27. Very close. So close, from appearance to specs, that it is very hard to tell the difference. Nonetheless, given the reputation of Acer’s Predator series, there’s a very good reason to be optimistic here. 

Specifications

Price: $1,000 / £1,200
Panel Size: 27-inch
Native Resolution: 3840×2160
Panel Type: IPS
Maximum Refresh: 144Hz
Response: 4ms
Contrast: 1,000:1
Display Inputs: 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DisplayPort
Connectivity: 5 x USB 3.0
VESA Mount: 100mm
Warranty: Two years

And given the price difference between the XB3 and the X27—a whopping nearly-$1000 price gap—there’s a desire to see if that difference is measurable in performance too. Putting it bluntly, if the XB3 can hold its own, particularly in the face of the X27, we may have a new 4K sheriff in town.