Acer today announced that its new XB280HK gaming display featuring NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology(1) has been honored with a Popular Science 2014 Best of What’s New Award in the hardware category. This unique display was selected as a breakthrough product among thousands of others in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year, which are being highlighted in Popular Science’s December issue.
“For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “Winners of Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award tend to change what the future will look like. This year’s 100 honorees are no different: They are revolutionary in their respective fields.”
“We’re thrilled that our new gaming display designed to give gamers a competitive edge and a more dynamic gaming experience is being recognized for its cutting-edge performance with this very prestigious award,” said Ronald Lau, Acer America business manager.
The Acer XB280HK delivers significant performance advantages that infuse gaming with super smooth, realistic and responsive visuals, elevating game play to a new level of excitement. This cutting-edge display boasts a 28-inch 4K2K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) display with a @60Hz refresh rate and a quick 1ms response time that further enhances in-game performance. NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology ensures every frame rendered by the GPU is perfectly portrayed by synchronizing the monitor’s refresh rates to the GPU in a GeForce® GTX-powered PC. This breakthrough technology eliminates screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag to deliver a smooth, fast and dynamic gaming experience on the hottest PC gaming titles. Scenes appear instantly, objects are visually sharp, and gameplay is more responsive to provide faster reaction times, giving gamers an advantage.
Excellent Ergonomics and Connectivity
The Acer XB280HK monitor helps extend game time by making gaming as comfortable as possible with three Acer innovations. Acer flicker-less technology reduces eye strain via a stable power supply that eliminates screen flicker. Its low dimming technology provides users the ability to adjust brightness down to 15 percent in low-light environments and the Acer ComfyView non-glare screen reduces reflection for clearer viewing, a significant benefit for gamers.
A flexible, multi-function ErgoStand extends a wide range of options for maximum comfort and viewing perspectives. The displays come with DisplayPort as well as high-speed USB 3.0 ports (1 up, 4 down) that are located on the side and down of screen for easily connecting a mouse, keyboard, gaming headset, joystick and other peripherals. One of the USB ports is equipped for battery charging.
1. Click on the following link for NVIDIA G-SYNC system requirements: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/system-requirements
2. IDC 2013