Acer Predator Z35 Review – Delivers Good Gaming Performance. Color Accuracy Could be Better.

What is the Acer Predator Z35?It is the largest member of the tech firm’s Predator series of monitors. It offers an enormous 35-inch curved Vertical Alignment (VA) panel, as well as Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. With these features, it is able to deliver smooth gaming experience and a contrast ratio that is full of inky blacks. For its externals, it does offer the same red and black color scheme that can be found on other Predator displays. Furthermore, it also has other gamer-friendly features like aim points, custom profiles, lighting effects, and the ability to overclock refresh rates. However, when it comes to overall performance, it does fall short a bit, especially in the color accuracy department.

Acer Predator Z35 Review - Delivers Good Gaming Performance. Color Accuracy Could be Better.

The Acer Predator Z35 is a Solid Choice for Gamers, But Not Quite for Image Editing Purposes

The Acer Predator Z35 comes in with dimensions of 26.9 x 33.2 x 11.8-inches; in other words, it is big. It has a 35-inch VA panel that can deliver a maximum resolution of 2,560 x 1,080-pixels at an 21:9 wide aspect ratio. Just like one of its rivals, the BenQ XR3501, this particular panel from Acer has a 2,000R curvature radius. The curve is more pronounced than that of the company’s own X34 monitor, or the Dell UltraSharp U3415W.

Its screen has a matte, anti-glare coating and it is surrounded by a matte-black casing with red accents and a curved back. The red and black aluminum stand that comes along with the standard package is able to deliver 5-inches of height, as well as 30-degrees of tilt adjustment. However, it does not let you pivot the panel.

The panel on the Predator Z35 is able to deliver very dark blacks. However, it did have trouble with regards to displaying the right gray-scale tones. When looking at two darkest shades of gray, they will look black and can be indistinguishable from each other. But when it comes to light-gray tone performance, it was a bit better, but still a bit of a disappointment. Since it can deliver very inky blacks, then you would be presented with a lot of contrast and pop in your images. However, color accuracy is still on the sketchy side, no matter what mode you use.

With all that’s said and done, the Acer Predator Z35 delivers exceptional performance in terms of gaming and other tasks. However, image editing professionals and enthusiasts might want to steer clear from this if you want a more color accurate display.


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