Acer has announced a massive new curved Predator gaming monitor that spans 57 inches wide. The monitor is like having two curved gaming monitors slapped together to deliver an insane curvature and a resolution of 7680 x 2160 at 120Hz. It is called the Acer Predator Z57 and will cost you quite a lot of small change when it releases later this year for $2,499.
The Acer Predator Z57 makes use of Mini-LED tech – something gaming monitors have yet to do. It allows the display to feature improved backlighting for better contrast. Acer says the display features 2304 dimming zones which helps deliver richer blacks and brighter HDR at 1000 nits of peak brightness.
When it comes to specs, the Acer Predator Z57 includes AMD FreeSync Premium, a 90W USB-C PD port, dual HDMI 2.1 ports and one DisplayPort 1.3. There’s also a set of 10W dual speakers on the monitor too. The panel itself is also calibrated with a 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
The display arm will let you move the giant curved panel up and down and tilt it from side to side. However, you’ll likely want to face this display head-on to get the best experience from the insane curve.
The Acer Predator Z57 is very similar to Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G9 monitor from 2023. However, it does come with a few skimped specs in comparison. For example, the Samsung packed a 240Hz refresh rate which is double that of the Predator Z57. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 also included 2392 dimming zones which is slightly more too. Samsung also released the Neo G9 at $2,000. So you’re essentially getting a bit of a better display for way less money. We’ll have to wait and see whether or not this Z57 is better in any regard.
If the 57-inch display is too much for you, Acer is revising some of its other monitors too. The Predator X34 34-inch OLED, for example, is getting a 240Hz refresh rate bump compared to the 175Hz from last year. The Predator X39 39-inch OLED remains much the same with a 1440o 240Hz panel too.
We don’t know whether or not the Acer Predator Z57 will launch in South Africa. It is expected to be released in the US later this year.