Acer Predicts Double-Digit Growth in Gaming Monitors Thanks to Ultra HD

Acer is anticipating double-digit revenue growth for its gaming monitors, with sales bolstered by the company’s UltraHD products in the second half of 2018 and heading into 2019, according to Digitimes, which said, “Acer expects Ultra HD resolutions to become one of the mainstream specifications for gaming monitors”.

Victor Chien, president of Acer’s Digital Display business, remarked to the blog that Acer has maintained its forward momentum throughout the first half of the year, in spite of an overall decline in the market as the trade war between the US and China rumbles on. He told Digitimes:

“Although the conflicts may not directly undermine monitor shipments, how they may impact the global economy and components supply for after-sales maintenance will still need to be closely monitored”.

The high-end Predator X27 will be joined by cheaper counterparts in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Chien also highlighted new UHD gaming monitor products that the company announced recently (Acer Has Lots of News), including the Predator XB273K, a 27″ LCD monitor with a 2160p resolution, 144Hz refresh, peak brightness of up to 400cd/m² in HDR mode, a viewing angle of 178° and Nvidia G-Sync technology, priced at $1,299, scheduled for release during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Additionally, the Nitro XV273K shares many of the same specs, except that it supports AMD FreeSync rather than the Nvidia alternative and comes in at a much cheaper $899. It is also due for release in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, the Predator X27, which launched in the first half of 2018, is another 27″ 2160p screen which also features G-Sync, but it can reach peak brightness of 1,000cd/m², boosting its HDR capabilities and with a higher price tag of $2,199.

Digitimes also mentioned that the company expects its shipments in Germany to increase by 20% year-on-year in 2018.