We often see gaming monitors and TVs with game-centric features like variable refresh rates, but gaming monitors are less common. However, Acer has changed that by switching to two 4K gaming monitors with native support for the new consoles, allowing users to upgrade to 1080p at 120Hz on PS5/Xbox Series X | Play.
The two new Acer gaming monitors are the GM712 and GD711. The first is a lamp-based projector that delivers 4K output for viewing HD content or 1080p resolution at 240Hz suitable for fast gaming. Thanks to the variable refresh rate rate, users can also play games on their consoles in 1080p resolution with 120Hz refresh rate slowly and without image tearing.
The screen can be expanded diagonally up to 300 inches, but Acer recommends 75 inches at 2 meters for the best experience. Additionally, the projector has a maximum brightness of 3600 ANSI lumens, HDR10 support, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and DynamicBlack technology to preserve detail in dark scenes.
Like many other gaming monitors, the GM712 has several game modes (color profiles) that users can choose from. The device also includes an Aptoide TV app store, an anti-microbial remote control, a 10W built-in speaker, and wireless connectivity that can be easily paired with other devices. This projector is ready to activate for 24 hours and 7 days with lamp life of 15,000 hours, if you activate the eco pro mode, it will reduce the lighting by up to 30%.
Despite its ability to display 300-inch images, Acer recommends using a projector 2 meters from the wall to display a 74-inch screen. The maximum brightness is 1450 ANSI lumens, which is much lower than the GM712, but probably because it is an LED projector. For this reason, this projector has a longer life and can reach 30,000 hours by activating the ambient mode.
The GD711's contrast ratio is rated at 2,000,000:1 (dynamic), allowing the model to cover up to 95% REC. 709 color spectrum for connectivity, the GD711 has 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 audio output port, and 3 USB-A ports. The GM712 will be available in January for €1,399 and the GD711 in December for €1,499, Acer has not revealed when the projectors will be available in the US.
Acer launches two gaming monitors with variable refresh rates