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Source: acer.com

Specs:

TL:DR

This is a 34 in 3440 x1440p 21:9 ultrawide curved freesync monitor. It has a max refresh rate of 75 hz and a 4 ms gtg response time.

Technical Information
Number of Screens 1
Screen Size 34″
Screen Mode UW-QHD
Response Time 4 ms
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Backlight Technology LED
Panel Technology In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Tilt Angle -5°to35°
Maximum Adjustable Height 5.12″
Video
Maximum Resolution 3440 x 1440
Standard Refresh Rate 75 Hz
Color Supported 1.07 Billion Colors
Contrast Ratio 100,000,000:1
Brightness 300 Nit
Tearing Prevention Technology FreeSync
Audio
Speakers Yes
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
USB Yes
Power Description
Energy Efficiency Class C
Energy Consumption per Year 92 kWh
Operating Power Consumption 42.50 W
Operating Power Consumption (Energy Star) 42.50 W
Standby Power Consumption 500 mW
Off-Mode Power Consumption 400 mW
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Height 18″
Width 32.5″
Depth 3.9″
Height with Stand 23.07″
Width with Stand 32.48″
Depth with Stand 12.17″
Weight (Approximate) 10 lb
Miscellaneous
Package Contents ·         XR341CK Widescreen LCD Monitor

·         1 x Displayport Cable

·         1 x HDMI Cable

·         Power Cord

·         1 x USB3.0 Cable

Green Compliance Certificate/Authority TCO Certified Displays 6.0
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Source: acer.com

Review

Gaming on a 21:9 monitor is an incredible experience. The wider screen provides for a more immersive cinematic experience that replicates the immersion of a cinema. The only thing that can make such an experience better is the addition of curvature to the screen and a higher resolution and refresh rate. This is exactly what Acer has done with the Acer XR341CK. This cool 34 inch display has an ultra-wide, IPS panel with an incredible 3,440 x 1,440 resolution and a large selection of inputs outputs and usb ports. The monitor also sports AMD freesync technology to eliminate tearing and a respectable 4 ms gtg response time. The colors are also incredible, but all this does not come without a price. The monitor retails for around $1,000.

To take advantage of all of this monitors features however you need a beefy AMD graphics card. An nVidia graphics card will not be able to take advantage of the freesync technology built into the display which makes gameplay feel significantly smoother. Because the monitor is 1440p and ultrawide you will also need a considerably powerful AMD card because it will have to render a whole lot more pixels than a standard 1080p monitor and also more than a standard 1440p monitor. I am running an R9 Fury x and I still had issues reaching a consistent 60 fps running Rise of the Tomb Raider maxed out at 1440p.

The color reproduction is excellent with the only issue being some slight misaligned greens out of the box. Do note however this can be fixed in the monitor settings. Gray scale performance was perfect with no issues and the viewing angles are excellent in line with a top of the line ips display.

Some other things of note the monitor looks really good and is an incredible conversation piece I guarantee anyone seeing your desk will notice it. One thing to not however is that the monitor being curved along with the stand makes for a monitor that will take up a lot of desk space. You need to measure and make sure the monitor will fit comfortably along with your mouse and keyboard. Additionally the monitor has an LED light strip on the bottom which adds a nice effect.

Conclusions

In conclusion, ACER XR341CK is an incredible monitor with a load of features. The immersion the monitor creates is surpassed only by VR. This all comes at a price however as the monitor will cost you around $1000 and a pc capable of getting the most out of the monitor will cost even more. All this however is worth it as the monitor will provide you with unrivaled immersion quality. One of the cheaper places we found the Acer XR341CK 34 inch monitor was here. Buy it and let us know your thoughts!

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