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Acer launches curved eye-tracking monitor

DUBAI, January 8, 2017

Acer, a global leader and innovator in gaming displays, has announced the CES 2017 Innovations Award-winning Predator Z301CT, the world’s first 21:9 curved monitor with eye-tracking functionality.

The company also unveiled two Predator XB2 Series models featuring 25- and 27-inch flat screens with a blazing fast 240Hz refresh rate. All three new models feature aggressive aesthetics via a sleek black frame with sharp angles and bold red accents and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for ultra-smooth gameplay.

Acer Predator Z301CT – First Curved Monitor with Eye-Tracking

The monitor’s Tobii eye-tracking technology adds to a gamer’s arsenal of control tools, helping them to intuitively aim, target and shoot faster than competitors who only have access to a keyboard and mouse.  Gamers can aim and target with their eyes. Eye tracking makes controlling games more intuitive. It taps into the gamer’s innate cognitive processes, providing insight into subsequent actions. Gamers can aim, fire and take cover by looking and without moving the mouse.

Camera angles automatically rotate as gamers focus towards the sides of the screen. Characters and game environments react as gamers look around. The game’s sounds and graphics will dynamically adapt depending on where the gamers look. In addition, the ultra-wide Full HD (2560X 1080) and 1800R curved screen makes gaming more attractive and powerful.

Other key features include a rapid 200Hz refresh rate and a fast 4ms response time. Wide 178 degree viewing angles and an extreme-narrow frame provide maximum viewing area. For optimum comfort, the display can also be tilted from -5-degrees to 35-degrees and reach 4.7 inches (120 mm) up and down for providing the most comfortable viewing position. Two 3W speakers with DTS™ Sound deliver quality audio for deepening the immersive experience.

New Predator XB2 Series - Ultrafast 240Hz Refresh Rate

The Predator XB2 Series was built from the ground up for fast-paced, tournament-grade intensity. Boasting NVIDIA ULMB technology, a fast 1ms response time and a rapid 240Hz refresh rate, the 24.5-inch Predator XB252Q and 27-inch Predator XB272deliver an incredibly realistic in-game experience with fast-moving actions, sharp edges and dramatic transitions rendered smoothly without smearing or ghosting.

Superb picture quality is made possible with a Full HD 1080p resolution and a sharp 1,000,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Zero Frame design is ideal for multi-monitor setups and an ergonomically-designed stand lets gamers find the perfect viewing position with -5 to 20 degrees tilt, +45 to -45 degree swivel, pivot up to 90 degrees clockwise and height adjustment up to 4.5 inches (115 mm). The monitors can be quickly released from the stand for VESA wall-mounting for maximizing desk space and a cable clip keeps the desk clutter-free. They also come with two 2W speakers.

All new Predator models

Outfitted with Game View technology, gamers can swiftly toggle between three customizable display profiles to tweak settings in-game without having to navigate the OSD menu, a significant advantage when every second counts. Special settings include dark boost (black level adjustment) to clearly see threats in the dark, aim-point assistance for hip fire accuracy as well as the ability to select the on-screen refresh rate.

Featuring Acer Eye Protect, the new monitors leverage flicker-less, blue-light filter, ComfyView and low-dimming technologies to help safeguard the eyes from flickering visuals, screen glare, blue light emissions and over-illumination, which may help reduce eye strain during long gaming sessions. Powerful connectivity includes HDMI, Display Port v1.2 and a USB 3.0 hub (1 up/4 down).

The Acer Predator Z301CT will be available in the US in February for $899.99, in Canada for $1199.99 CAD and from January in EMEA for €899 ($946). The Predator XB252Q will be available in February in the United States with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $549.99, in Canada for $749.99 and in EMEA for €599. The Predator XB272 will be available from February in the United States for $XXX and in EMEA for €699. – TradeArabia News Service

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