Acer goes big and bright with a 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor

During a press event in New York today, Acer CEO Jason Chen stood on stage as a helper rolled out his company's new Predator CG437K P and commented, "This one looks pretty big!" Indeed it is, comparatively speaking—it's a 43-inch LFGD (large format gaming display) with a 4K resolution and fast 144Hz refresh rate.

Not to be confused with Nvidia's even more massive BFGDs (big format gaming displays), which are 65-inch behemoths with baked in G-Sync support, Acer's new monitor is rather large compared to most other displays on the market. It's big enough to be considered a TV, except it's built for playing games (and doesn't have a built-in tuner).

Whether you have the space or desire for a 43-inch gaming monitor on your desk is another matter. For those that do, and who have the hardware to drive a 4K gaming experience, there is a lot of real estate here to enjoy those visuals.

The VA panel driving this thing is also capable of HDR visuals. Importantly, it's capable of hitting a peak 1,000 nits brightness, meaning it can do HDR justice (in theory) by illuminating those pixels much brighter than lower-end HDR displays that only hit ~400 nits.

There's no G-Sync module inside this one. It's an adaptive sync display, and as such, it might work fine with G-Sync. As of right now, it's not on Nvidia's list of G-Sync compatible monitors, and it's not clear if Nvidia has had a chance to test it yet. Even if it doesn't pass, though, users can try their luck by manually enabling G-Sync. It's best to wait for reviews to see how it actually works, though.

Connectivity options include three HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, and a Type-C port. Relating the somewhat generous port selection, Acer is pitching this at both "hardcore PC" and console gamers.

The Predator CG437K P will ship first to China in August for RMB 9,999, followed by launches in North America ($1,299) and Europe (€1,499) in September.

Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).