In January 2017, Acer announced that they would be releasing a new line of Predator monitors. Flash-forward to 2018 and the first of these new monitors is months away from hitting the market. Unveiled during Acer’s 2018 Next@Acer conference, the new monitor has been hailed as the best of the best. Dubbed the Acer Predator X27, the latter monitors is packed with all the features that a gamer needs. One of the monitor’s bestselling features is its 4K resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate. On top of that, the monitor comes with a built-in Tobii eye-tracking technology.
The image quality of Acer One of the most important things to gamers is the image quality. Luckily, given its hi-tech features, the Acer X27 does not disappoint. With 100% sRGB, 99% Adobe RGB and 96% DCI-P3 color, the colors appear consistent and vibrant. Combine this with 1000 nits of brightness and a higher contrast ratio and you have a truly out of this world gaming experience. Needless to say, all these features will require a lot of power from your computer. In fact, very few computers are able to keep up with the demands of this monitor. Currently, there is no GPU available that can comfortably cope with the full potential of this beast.
Design and features
The design aesthetics of this monitor remain a closely guarded secret. However, it is fair to say that this IPS quantum dot panel will feature 115 mm height adjustment as well as +/- 45 degrees swivel. It is not known whether the monitor will be VESA mount compatible. What is known; however, is that the monitor will come with an HDMI 2.0 port and will feature the Nvidia G-sync technology. There is also 1 display port 1.4. With regards to response time, the monitor comes with an impressive 4 Ms refresh rate and LED local dimming. In terms of resolution, the display has an impressive resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The retail price of this monitor is also unknown. However, given the price of other similar products such as the Asus MG248Q and Asus ROG swift, it will be somewhere around the $3000 price mark. As for the release date, Acer is yet to give a precise release date. However, it is widely expected that the company will release this monitor sometime in the third quarter of the year. For now, all you can do is wait or try out the Asus ROG Swift or another 144 Hz 4 K display.
Given its hi-tech features, the Acer Predator x27 is set to change the gaming industry, thankfully for good. It will bring video games to life thanks to its high brightness and fantastic contrast ratio. In essence, it will revolutionize the way people view their favorite games. And despite the fact that it will strain even the best GPU out there, there is no denying its quality. Therefore, be prepared to upgrade your GPU or get a second one to be able to enjoy this display. In addition to the x27 Predator, Acer is also set to release a new curved display, the Z271UV with a 2560×1440 resolution and can be overclocked to 165 Hz.
Manufacturers of gaming monitors are going all out in their quest to produce the best gaming monitors. In fact, this year there are already a number of 144 Hz 4 K monitors that have been released. And while these high-end monitors offer a fantastic gaming experience, their price tag and the fact that they will strain a standard GPU make them a little bit unappealing. For the ordinary gamer, a standard 144 Hz gaming monitor is a better option. So, which is the best budget 144hz monitor for gaming? To answer this question, below is a list of 5 of the best budget 144hz gaming monitors of 2018.
Dell 24 S2417DG
Costing less than $500, the Dell 24 S2417DG is one of the best budget monitors out there. It is a 24-inch display with a 2560 x1440 resolution. Its thin bezels add to its beautiful design while its Nvidia G-sync offers an extra smooth performance.such as the new Acer X27. With regards to refresh rate, this monitor is capable of refresh rates of up to 165 Hz. As for its connectivity, it features two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.0 Type B port. At its price point, this is a fantastic display with awesome features.
AOC Agon AG214QG
One of the Dell S2417DG’s main competitors is the AOC Agon AG214QG. The latter is a 24-inch display with a 2560×1440 resolution. And just like the Dell, it is capable of a 144 Hz refresh rate. But that’s not all, it comes with an HDMI port, display port connections, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 3.0 Type B port. There is also headphone jack included. Given that it supports Nvidia G-Sync jand has a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz it offers an incredible gaming experience.
The curved 32 Inch screen from Samsung uses QLED technology instead of the standard LED. This translates to more shades of color. In this regard, the color and image quality of this display is pretty amazing. As with all the other displays on this list, this display is capable of 144 Hz refresh rates. With regards to brightness, the display boasts of 384 nits of brightness, which is not bad for a screen in its price range.
The affordable Asus MG248Q is a great gaming monitor that costs less than $300. Capable of 144 Hz refresh rates, this monitor has a standard 1920×1080 resolution. Nevertheless, it features AMD’s adaptive Sync technology. One of the best things about this monitor is its lightning fast 1ms response time. This couple with a 16:9 aspect ratio makes for a surprisingly impressive image quality and overall gaming experience.
BenQ Zowie XL2730
Another budget monitor that comes equipped with AMD’s adaptive sync technology is the BenQ Zowie XL2730. This 27-inch display has a resolution of 2560×1440 and a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. And similar to the Asus, it boasts of a fast response time of 1ms. This coupled with the 16:9 aspect ratio makes it one of the best-budget gaming monitors.
The best gaming monitors do not have to cost thousands of dollars. Armed with the right information you can get yourself an affordable 144 Hz monitor, one that does not stress your GPU. In conclusion, all the above monitors perform excellently and are capable of a refresh rate of 144Hz.
The superhero movies don’t tend to have strong stories but sometimes they manage to make millions because of its entertainment factor. The bold costumes, strange creatures, awesome action scenes, crazy mind-blowing visuals and a bit of fun, emotions, drama make a perfect package. But some action movies win hearts than the others. At least the figures say so. Here’s the list of 5 highest grossing solo superhero movies that blew out the Movie Box Office with their earnings.
Release date: 4th May 2007
Looking at the trailers, people got super thrilled to see how Spiderman deals with his alter ego that is his alien avatar. The movie broke all previous records of the same franchise. Tobey Maguire has been really lucky as all the Spiderman movies were throwing back to back hits. But specifically in this one, Topher Grace stole the show. The movie managed to surpass the highest earnings of the first Spider-Man movie which made around $821.7 million worldwide during its time.
Opening Weekend-$151 million
Domestic Gross-$336.5 million
Release date: 12th February 2016
This movie with a dark deadly name has much humor to share with its fans. Even people, who have no idea about superheroes and their movies, do remember the funny Deadpool memes that go viral on the internet. Deadpool shows how being a superhero does not always been to be Mr. Nicey. This madman superhero character managed to make few fortunes by his imperfections. This movie has been the highest earning R-rated movie of all time.
Opening weekend-$132.4 million
Domestic gross-$363 million
Worldwide gross-745.9 million
3.The Dark Knight
Release date: 18th July 2008
Just when people were not getting enough of the Spider-Man 3, Christopher Nolan made sure we did. The Dark Knight released just a year after Spider-Man 3 and broke its records in the opening week itself. Who doesn’t love the batman-joker interrogation? The movie gives some serious life lessons disguised in dark humor. When you get an amazing story with superhero stunts and engaging action scenes, the movie is sure to earn millions of fans.
Opening weekend-$158.4 million
Domestic gross: $534 million
4.Iron man 3
Release date: 26th April 2013
What happens when a classic Marvel comic’s superhero pops out into a real live figure on screen? Some glowing eyes and summer salts maybe? On top of that, Robert Downey playing the hot shot smart billionaire Tony Stark who becomes a super hero not only made him irresistibly charming but kept the viewer hooked to their seats. Iron Man is basically a trilogy but it is the third film that found the most success. It seems like 3 is the fortune no. for all superhero films.
Opening weekend-$174.14 million
Domestic gross- $409 million
Release date: 26th January 2018
Another hit movie from the Marvel films that made its way to the top is none other than the latest release Black Panther. Interestingly all the cast members are more or less from the black community. Expecting that as the movie is set in an African Land. The movie successfully broke all records that have ever been made in Box Office. It went on to make a staggering 1 billion in just 26 days. And this is not the end. It continues to triumph over all super-hero movies.
Opening weekend- $202 million
Domestic gross- $562 million
Worldwide- $1 billion and counting
So this was our list of top solo superhero movies which rained money. Tell us which was your favorite?
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