Acer Launches Curved 38″ UltraWide XR282CQK 10-bit IPS Monitor
While Acer has demonstrated its newest UltraWide XR282CQK to the public before, the monitor has now found its way into stores. The monitor is quite large at 38 inches and uses the 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio. The large display is being aimed towards gamers, as the IPS-panel offers support for 10-bit color reproduction, which allows the monitor to display up to 1.07 billion different colors. The Acer UltraWide XR282CQK covers the full sRGB spectrum.
Although Acer is mentioning ‘QHD’ for the screen’s resolution, the exact details aren’t precisely clear. On its specification page, Acer claims the display has a resolution of 3440 x 1660 pixels. That number can’t be correct, however, as that doesn’t correspond with the 21:9 aspect ratio. Presumably, Acer will be using a 3440 x 1440 or 3840 x 1600 resolution. The diagonals of the display measure at 37.5 inch.
The XR282CQK is also curved and uses a curve of 2300R. As for the refresh rate, Acer has chosen for a 75 Hz refresh rate with full support for AMD FreeSync. According to Acer, the response time of the display should be limited to five milliseconds.
Perhaps important for the more sensitive users is the use of a non-PWM backlight, which ensures that less LED-flickering can be seen. Aside from the typical pre-installed display profiles, Acer has also implemented a ‘black boost’ setting for gamers which should improve the contrast ratio.
The monitor measures 35 x 12.9 x 12.2 inches and weighs a hefty 23.60 pounds. The ergonomic stand can be removed and replaced for a VESA-stand. The UltraWide XR282CQK supports DisplayPort 1.2a and HDMI 2.0. There’s also a four-port USB 3.0 hub on the display, one of which is of the newer Type-C. There are also two built-in 7 watt DTS speakers.
A beautiful monitor like this does come at a price: Acer is asking $1,299 for the UltraWide XR382CQK.