Acer Predator XB321HK - 32" / IPS / UHD  / G-Sync £527.49 OR Acer Predator XB272 27" FHD / G-Sync / 240Hz £389.99  @ Box + Free NDD w/code
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Acer Predator XB321HK - 32" / IPS / UHD / G-Sync £527.49 OR Acer Predator XB272 27" FHD / G-Sync / 240Hz £389.99 @ Box + Free NDD w/code

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Found 24th Apr
Total beast and I THINK this is the cheapest this model has been.
If I had the GPU power right now, I'd be super temped. It has an IPS panel capable of a 60Hz Refresh rate w/ G-Sync

Speakers are built in for those that want them and there#s also a height adjustable stand. Which for me is an essential with a monitor.

Inputs are HDMI & DisplayPort

There are so many monitors that I want at the mo, maybe on the next gen of Nvidia cards IF they don't cost the same as a holiday home on mars

The free del code is FREE200
Which still seems to be working

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  • 4K UHD Resolution 3840 x 2160
  • N-VIDIA G-SYNC
  • IPS Panel
  • Response Time 4 ms
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • HDMI Display Port Connectivity
  • Speakers
  • Height Adjustable
  • 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • 350 cd/m² Brightness
  • Contrast Ratio100000000:1
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Acer Predator XB272 27" Full HD G-Sync 240Hz Gaming Monitor £389.99


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Full HD Resolution 1920 x 1080NVIDIA G-SYNC & NVIDIA ULMB Technology1 ms Response Time240Hz Refresh Rate16:9 Aspect RatioHDMI DisplayPort ConnectivitySpeakersContrast Ratio 1000:1UM.HX2EE.005
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dasBOT39 m ago

if only i have £500 hot anyway


It's £527.49 so even if you had £500, you still wouldn't be able to get it
I've got the 27 inch version of this as well as two of its 1440p cousin the XB271HU IPS, if you're happy to size down a little I'd honestly recommend the 1440p version, it's superior in every way - 144Hz, easier to drive, overclockable.

These 4K Predators have an issue where half of the panel will spasm out every half an hour or so. The panel consists of two halves, so they fall out of sync every now and again. It's present on both the 27 and 32 inch models:

community.acer.com/en/…ing
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Absolute beast, disappointing refresh rate though
Yup, you're clearly going to be lacking against all the 120hz 4k panels that are readily available right now . . . . . Oh wait . . . . . .

Bought this when it was £800 ish about 12-18 months ago. It's an absolute gem. The panel is really amazing considering no HDR.
Edited by: "Automodellista" 24th Apr
Superb find no fluff comprehensive review of item in this deal here...

AAAAAARGH!!!! Must... resist.....
steveideas18 m ago

Absolute beast, disappointing refresh rate though


No GPU going to push past 60fps @4k on majority of titles. 60hz & gsync will look great with 4k
if only i have £500
hot anyway
Oh man.... anyone want to buy a 32" LG 4K IPS....? :-/
Edited by: "PR1" 24th Apr
Kevin_Kane9 m ago

No GPU going to push past 60fps @4k on majority of titles. 60hz & gsync …No GPU going to push past 60fps @4k on majority of titles. 60hz & gsync will look great with 4k


I just want to have it all!!!
This is a great deal, I have the xb271hu which I love but this one is bigger!!
dasBOT39 m ago

if only i have £500 hot anyway


It's £527.49 so even if you had £500, you still wouldn't be able to get it
Kevin_Kane40 m ago

No GPU going to push past 60fps @4k on majority of titles. 60hz & gsync …No GPU going to push past 60fps @4k on majority of titles. 60hz & gsync will look great with 4k


Sure but it would be nice to run games like CS:GO or Overwatch at a lower rez but at 144Hz. Also future proofing.
If you are going to be stuck at 60Hz or under you might as well use a 4K TV. PC technology just isn't there in terms of GPU power or monitor refresh rates. I'd even prefer high refresh gaming at 1080p Vs 60Hz at 4K. As soon as thing start moving the fidelity of 4K at low refresh is lost by the jerkiness or in-game motion blur to cover up the slideshow.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 24th Apr
Anyone know what it means when it says "and you can even overclock to 165Hz of gaming glory" ?
Scottc1231 h, 16 m ago

If you are going to be stuck at 60Hz or under you might as well use a 4K …If you are going to be stuck at 60Hz or under you might as well use a 4K TV. PC technology just isn't there in terms of GPU power or monitor refresh rates. I'd even prefer high refresh gaming at 1080p Vs 60Hz at 4K. As soon as thing start moving the fidelity of 4K at low refresh is lost by the jerkiness or in-game motion blur to cover up the slideshow.


I dont agree with you on the TV comment, one of the core features of these types of monitors are G-Sync and high refresh rates possible/together. After using a 1440P G-Sync for the last 2 years I wouldn't go back to gaming without a G-Sync monitor, whether you need max refresh rate or max resolution is up to you.

Mind you if you can drop fat wads of cash you can always get a SLI setup with 1080Ti's cards or if you are truly mad a pair of Titan V's
Well firstly there's input lag, even in a TV game mode, then there's grey to grey response time, then gsync, then the idea of not having a TV instead of a monitor on a computer desk. I run a 7000 Samsung TV at 4k with my titan and this with a 1070 and this still looks a feels a hell of a lot smoother. Also my titan sits around 100fps at 4k in horizon 3 even if the TV can only do 60 so yeah, the tech is there. (Also applicable to 1080ti)

I appreciate that 144hz or even 240hz is ultra smooth and for CS GO, that's great. But for none competitive gaming, 4k60 is fine, especially with g sync. And I've never noticed an artefact or jaggy yet. Though I'm also not refusing to acknowledge that some people are hyper sensitive to refresh rates.

I do concur that it would be nice to have a mode to lower resolution and increase frame rates, but that tech legitimately does not seem to be there.
rama262859 m ago

Anyone know what it means when it says "and you can even overclock to …Anyone know what it means when it says "and you can even overclock to 165Hz of gaming glory" ?


I can't get mine to overclock to 61 Hz so I'm very puzzled . . . . .
rsj3 h, 32 m ago

AAAAAARGH!!!! Must... resist.....


Nope, it was futile. I'm sure this site costs me more than it saves
I've got the 27 inch version of this as well as two of its 1440p cousin the XB271HU IPS, if you're happy to size down a little I'd honestly recommend the 1440p version, it's superior in every way - 144Hz, easier to drive, overclockable.

These 4K Predators have an issue where half of the panel will spasm out every half an hour or so. The panel consists of two halves, so they fall out of sync every now and again. It's present on both the 27 and 32 inch models:

community.acer.com/en/…ing
delboyd1 h, 35 m ago

I've got the 27 inch version of this as well as two of its 1440p cousin …I've got the 27 inch version of this as well as two of its 1440p cousin the XB271HU IPS, if you're happy to size down a little I'd honestly recommend the 1440p version, it's superior in every way - 144Hz, easier to drive, overclockable.These 4K Predators have an issue where half of the panel will spasm out every half an hour or so. The panel consists of two halves, so they fall out of sync every now and again. It's present on both the 27 and 32 inch models:https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/456382/xb271hk-flickering


I have the XB271HU and can confirm it's absolutely beautiful, especially with high FPS.
I'm hanging fire till monitors with hdmi 1.4 arrive which is where the current bottleneck is that's stopping 4k monitors from going above 60hz. My gtx 1080 will not hit above 60hz too often at 4k but a monitor like this is a 10 year investment that should easily outlive your current card. Heat for the deal as its as good as you'll get right now.
Neil_Coombes6 h, 21 m ago

I'm hanging fire till monitors with hdmi 1.4 arrive which is where the …I'm hanging fire till monitors with hdmi 1.4 arrive which is where the current bottleneck is that's stopping 4k monitors from going above 60hz. My gtx 1080 will not hit above 60hz too often at 4k but a monitor like this is a 10 year investment that should easily outlive your current card. Heat for the deal as its as good as you'll get right now.



You should be using displayport anyway.

This is cringe, £500 for a 60hz monitor? I guess a lot of that price is the g-sync scam. It will be dead in a few more years, VESA adaptive sync (aka freesync) is the open standard.
Roph3 h, 26 m ago

You should be using displayport anyway.This is cringe, £500 for a 60hz …You should be using displayport anyway.This is cringe, £500 for a 60hz monitor? I guess a lot of that price is the g-sync scam. It will be dead in a few more years, VESA adaptive sync (aka freesync) is the open standard.


My mistake, I meant to say Displayport 1.4 as you may of guessed (current HDMI standard is 2.0 and g-sync only works via DisplayPort). I don't think it's fair to say that a monitor working at the current limit of available technology is "cringe", although I know 60Hz isn't for everyone and I absolutely agree with you about g-sync which feels like an NVidia loyalty tax. Considering how long a monitor is likely to be kept, it's worrying to know you're partially tied to either NVidia or AMD by your choice of monitor and you'd think that would be enough of a incentive for NVidia to reduce the price of the G-sync module.
Neil_Coombes3 h, 0 m ago

My mistake, I meant to say Displayport 1.4 as you may of guessed (current …My mistake, I meant to say Displayport 1.4 as you may of guessed (current HDMI standard is 2.0 and g-sync only works via DisplayPort). I don't think it's fair to say that a monitor working at the current limit of available technology is "cringe", although I know 60Hz isn't for everyone and I absolutely agree with you about g-sync which feels like an NVidia loyalty tax. Considering how long a monitor is likely to be kept, it's worrying to know you're partially tied to either NVidia or AMD by your choice of monitor and you'd think that would be enough of a incentive for NVidia to reduce the price of the G-sync module.


If only. AMD haven't been competitive in years, it sucks. You have no choice in the market currently - It's either pay £600 for a two year old GPU and feel like you're getting a good deal (Remember this deal? hotukdeals.com/dea…475) or sit tight until "something happens".

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the longer Nvidia keep this crap up the more PC players they lose to console. I'm on the verge myself, if there's no movement in the market by July I'm off to XBox and PS4. I can get both for the same price as a new GPU which is beyond a joke.
Latterman22 h, 5 m ago

I have the XB271HU and can confirm it's absolutely beautiful, especially …I have the XB271HU and can confirm it's absolutely beautiful, especially with high FPS.


Me too, but HUA.
Aaron3724th Apr

It's £527.49 so even if you had £500, you still wouldn't be able to get it …It's £527.49 so even if you had £500, you still wouldn't be able to get it


He could have £27.49 in his bank and just needs the £500
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Thanks mate, I couldnt hesitate 32" gsync 4k.. :P for this price is a bargain.
Neil_Coombes25th Apr

My mistake, I meant to say Displayport 1.4 as you may of guessed (current …My mistake, I meant to say Displayport 1.4 as you may of guessed (current HDMI standard is 2.0 and g-sync only works via DisplayPort). I don't think it's fair to say that a monitor working at the current limit of available technology is "cringe", although I know 60Hz isn't for everyone and I absolutely agree with you about g-sync which feels like an NVidia loyalty tax. Considering how long a monitor is likely to be kept, it's worrying to know you're partially tied to either NVidia or AMD by your choice of monitor and you'd think that would be enough of a incentive for NVidia to reduce the price of the G-sync module.


I've got both Freesync and G-sync systems in this house. I don't care about either company, I just want there to be good competition so prices drop for consumers and tech progresses faster. But when it comes to G-sync / Freesync, there is just no competition: G-sync wins hands down.

Why? A few reasons:

Freesync monitors have vastly varying scalar chips. Even when you read reviews, some manufacturers have changed chips after, giving a worse image. G-sync has the entire chain owned - from the GPU to the screen. The quality is consistent. We've had 2 FS screens with varying quality.

Freesync has way more issues than G-sync. I've never had an issue with G-sync, yet with our Freesync setup, we're constantly having to find the best settings for each game (Fallout was particularly bad for a while). Flickering isn't uncommon, with alt+tab being needed for it to 'settle down'.
One of the most common recommendations is to "upgrade to Vega, as these most of these are fixed" - which is crazy.

Freesync has had a ton of issues with OpenGL games....Don't even get me started on this. Driver updates have helped, but older games are still basically random on if they'll work well or not.
This is even worse in windowed games - so many issues.

None of these are new or unknown - the AMD Reddit has plenty of people trying to resolve these. Certainly for 'older' generation cards.

So as for an nVidia tax? Sure - but it's clear what you're getting for the extra price from my point of view. If I need to pay a few quid more and have a hassle free experience for both the hardware and software, I'll do it. I'd not go for another Freesync system as it currently stands.

Hopefully Freesync 2 is better. We need the competition.
Is there any need for a dedicated Gaming Monitor in 2018, is FreeSync/G-Sync that good it justifies spending all that money, is not a current k tv not good enough?. Do you mean to tell me a 1080ti will not perform well on a Tv. I dumped a Predator 32inch/980ti for a 1050ti and Tv, am really pleased with the results. Or am I missing something......apart from keeping my money in the bank.
Edited by: "chaank" 26th Apr
Not bad I guess, if it was 1440p with 144Hz that have been pretty much perfect., no need for 240hz.

However 4K IPS and 60Hz is a bit meh., as is FHD TN and 240hz.
Not bad but the fact is is HDMI 1.4 is a deal breaker for me. Xbox at 24hz
Noob here What makes these moniters so expensive compared to tvs
Automodellista24th Apr

Well firstly there's input lag, even in a TV game mode, then there's grey …Well firstly there's input lag, even in a TV game mode, then there's grey to grey response time, then gsync, then the idea of not having a TV instead of a monitor on a computer desk. I run a 7000 Samsung TV at 4k with my titan and this with a 1070 and this still looks a feels a hell of a lot smoother. Also my titan sits around 100fps at 4k in horizon 3 even if the TV can only do 60 so yeah, the tech is there. (Also applicable to 1080ti)I appreciate that 144hz or even 240hz is ultra smooth and for CS GO, that's great. But for none competitive gaming, 4k60 is fine, especially with g sync. And I've never noticed an artefact or jaggy yet. Though I'm also not refusing to acknowledge that some people are hyper sensitive to refresh rates.I do concur that it would be nice to have a mode to lower resolution and increase frame rates, but that tech legitimately does not seem to be there.


It’s highly debatable even for most pro gamers if 144hz is even noticeable. It’s one of these things like being able to tell the subtle differences in wine, the subtle elements in perfume or the differences in hi res audio where the average person can't really tell the difference as you need to be in that small group of people with super senses to do so. For the majority who swear they can tell the difference it’s more a placebo effect that they think they can tell so the trick themselves subconsciously into believing they can tell.
Automodellista24th Apr

Well firstly there's input lag, even in a TV game mode, then there's grey …Well firstly there's input lag, even in a TV game mode, then there's grey to grey response time, then gsync, then the idea of not having a TV instead of a monitor on a computer desk. I run a 7000 Samsung TV at 4k with my titan and this with a 1070 and this still looks a feels a hell of a lot smoother. Also my titan sits around 100fps at 4k in horizon 3 even if the TV can only do 60 so yeah, the tech is there. (Also applicable to 1080ti)I appreciate that 144hz or even 240hz is ultra smooth and for CS GO, that's great. But for none competitive gaming, 4k60 is fine, especially with g sync. And I've never noticed an artefact or jaggy yet. Though I'm also not refusing to acknowledge that some people are hyper sensitive to refresh rates.I do concur that it would be nice to have a mode to lower resolution and increase frame rates, but that tech legitimately does not seem to be there.


I'm looking to build a new rig soon. Your comment is extremely helpful. I'm moving from a 27inch IPS 90hz panel (no gsync / freesync) and want something bigger. I've been debating if the Predator 4K with Gsync would be better than a good IPS 4K TV. I'm not a competitive gamer and never going to be. All I want is to enjoy games and media content. Quality wise with vSync enabled (input lag theoretically is worse with vSyng enabled but I still don't notice it) would you still go with the Predator?

Op, thanks for posting this. Voted hot. 😃
Amazing monitor for the price!

Bought one on Amazon warehouse deal roughly the same price and I have to say it is amazing...except a few deal breaker. I decided to return it in the end.
There's a few things you should know before going for this:
- No HDMI 2.0 so no 4k movies
- No HDR either
- As mentioned above, the screen tends to flicker every so often
- G-sync IMHO is not worth the premium (I ran it with 1080ti and there's really no discernable difference to me.)
- Stand on this monitor is rather basic (but very sturdy)
delboyd25th Apr

If only. AMD haven't been competitive in years, it sucks. You have no …If only. AMD haven't been competitive in years, it sucks. You have no choice in the market currently - It's either pay £600 for a two year old GPU and feel like you're getting a good deal (Remember this deal? https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/geforce-gtx-1080-super-jetstream-8192mb-gddr5x-pci-express-graphics-card-50999-overclockersuk-2926475) or sit tight until "something happens".I've said it before and I'll say it again, the longer Nvidia keep this crap up the more PC players they lose to console. I'm on the verge myself, if there's no movement in the market by July I'm off to XBox and PS4. I can get both for the same price as a new GPU which is beyond a joke.


Remember it? I bought two!! 😁
Jediben2 m ago

Remember it? I bought two!! 😁


Hahaha you're insane!
nat3274 h, 49 m ago

Amazing monitor for the price!Bought one on Amazon warehouse deal roughly …Amazing monitor for the price!Bought one on Amazon warehouse deal roughly the same price and I have to say it is amazing...except a few deal breaker. I decided to return it in the end.There's a few things you should know before going for this:- No HDMI 2.0 so no 4k movies- No HDR either :(- As mentioned above, the screen tends to flicker every so often - G-sync IMHO is not worth the premium (I ran it with 1080ti and there's really no discernable difference to me.)- Stand on this monitor is rather basic (but very sturdy)


you can watch 4K movies on 24fps what is the perfect, not necessary HDMI 2, only for HDR or 50-60fps on 4K. I worry about flickering what is an issue with gsync, I hope I get a perfect display.. will see tomorrow
rama2628524th Apr

Anyone know what it means when it says "and you can even overclock to …Anyone know what it means when it says "and you can even overclock to 165Hz of gaming glory" ?


Theres an option in the settings of the monitor to overclock it to 165Hz
laccc12 h, 21 m ago

you can watch 4K movies on 24fps what is the perfect, not necessary HDMI …you can watch 4K movies on 24fps what is the perfect, not necessary HDMI 2, only for HDR or 50-60fps on 4K. I worry about flickering what is an issue with gsync, I hope I get a perfect display.. will see tomorrow


The flickering isn't too bad tbh. The screen just flashed an artefact for a split second every hour or so.
There aren't anything wrong with G-sync on this particular monitor per se but I still can't see how it improves/eliminate the tearing issue all that well and worth paying premium for.

All in all, this an amazing monitor with a potential deal breaker if an issue. I'm sure you'll love it once you get past the flickering issue.
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