- 34-inch screen
- 3,440 x 1,440
- 100 Hz native/120 Hz OC refresh rate
- G-sync compatible
- Curved screen
- IPS panel
At a starting price of just about a grand, the 34-inch, curved, IPS-equipped Pedator X34P is one of the more affordable ultra wide-screen monitors in our roundup. This is the feather in Acer's gaming display hat, delivering good resolution for this screen size (3,440 x 1,440), a 100 Hz native refresh rate with the option to overclock to 120 Hz, G-sync compatibility, and a curved screen.
Like the Alienware AW3418DW, the curved X34P delivers an immersive and cinematic experience that lends itself well to graphically focused/environmentally massive games like Skyrim, EVE Online, and so on. Like with any 30+ inch monitor—gaming or otherwise—adjusting to the huge screen can take a bit, but the IPS panel used here at least delivers solid off-angle viewing and ample brightness/color saturation.
While the X34P's native 100 Hz refresh rate and OC capabilities give it plenty of punching power, it will feel like a downgrade if you're coming from a more eSports-focused monitor with a 144 or 240 Hz refresh rate. However, if you've never ventured above 60 Hz before or are upgrading from a TV, the X34P's high resolution, immersive screen, and high-end features (like G-Sync, a carrying handle, and height/tilt adjustment) may feel like gaming bliss.
At $400 less than the otherwise almost identical Alienware (and generally more affordable than many 34-inch monitors with similar specs), the Predator X34P does offer notable value if you're hunting for a monitor like this one. It may not have the same laundry list of specs, but it hits the sweet spot in its core categories.