The Acer XR341CK is a curved large-screened gaming monitor. This beautiful 34-inch display is provided to us with an ultra-wide, In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a resolution of UW-QHD or 3,440 x 1,440 pixels. There’s also a generous array of input and output ports found on the unit. It has AMD’s FreeSync anti-tearing technology for all your gaming graphic goodness. It can also deliver optimum gray-scale performance. However, colors are only mostly accurate and it’s not as sharp as with other ultra-wide gaming monitors in the market such as the company’s own Predator X34.
The Acer XR341CK Offers Solid Performance for Gaming
Even though the Acer XR341CK is not part of the company’s line of Predator gaming monitors, it certainly looks similar to them. In fact, it looks almost identical to the Predator X34. There’s that same zero-bezel design and glossy-black cabinet that has been decorated with chevron patterns. Like the X34, it also has a 34-inch ultra-wide IPS panel with a 3,800R curvature radius.
While they look astonishingly the same, the Acer XR341CK monitor does have some differences, albeit they are minor. The XR341CK has a silver V-shaped stand as compared to the X34-‘s gray one. Also, it sports the Acer logo at the monitor’s front facade as opposed to the Predator logo.
As for its panel, it has a matte, anti-glare coating with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It has a 75Hz refresh rate whereas the X34 has a 100Hz refresh rate. There are built-in dual 7-watt speakers which can provide a slightly better than average bass response and it can deliver loud volumes. At its bottom edge, there is a set of LED lights that can be programmed to glow in either red, blue, orange, green, or white colors. These lights can change randomly or be assigned one of four lighting patterns.
Unlike the X34 which uses Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, the XR341CK uses AMD’s Freesync Tech. This is to eliminate screen tearing and deliver an ultra-smooth gaming experience. However, just like the Nvidia version, the monitor needs to work with a compatible AMD graphics card else you won’t take advantage of the screen tearing-eliminating tech.
Perhaps the only “almost major” caveat of the Acer XR341CK is its color accuracy. While it is good, it is not ideal. While the reds and blues are almost accurate, the green is completely out there. Fortunately, this flaw is not a deal breaker and will not be that noticeable during gaming.