Can you get a 4K monitor for the price of a 2K monitor?

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Acer Malaysia launched three brand new monitors today. Two of them are targetted at gamers and come with G-Sync and Free Sync. The third, however, is perhaps even more interesting as it’s a 4K UHD 43-inch monitor that’s priced at RM2,299.

Acer ET430K 4K monitor

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That’s Acer’s ET430K monitor. It has a 43-inch 4K display pushing 3840×2160 pixels. The monitor runs at 60 Hz with a response time of 5 ms (grey to grey). Besides that, this monitor has a Picture in Picture function that lets you multitask from two different sources at the same time. It also has a pair of 7W speakers for built in audio.

As far as ports are concerned, the ET430K comes with two HDMI v2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort v1.2 DisplayPort out, a mini DisplayPort, SPK and Audio out. It is also able to achieve a peak brightness of 350 nits with a contrast ratio of 100,000,000:1 and 72% NTSC colour gamma.

It also has 10-bit colour with Acer’s BlueLightShield, Flicker-less and ComfyView technology. The monitor is priced at an incredible RM2,299 and is available at all authorised Acer resellers nationwide.

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We were honestly quite pleasantly surprised with the price of the monitor especially since it’s one that pushes 4K resolution. It also looks pretty good with relatively thin bezels so that’s a plus. However, the frame of the monitor is made of plastic, so it may not appeal to everyone. But, from what I saw in the demo booth, it looked pretty solid.

Acer XR342CK and Predator XB321HK

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Next up, we’ve got the gaming duo. The Acer XR342CK is a 34-inch IPS ultrawide 21:9 curved monitor that pushes a resolution of 3440×1440. It has a refresh rate of 75 Hz and supports AMD’s Free Sync technology. It also has a pair of 7W speakers and a peak brightness of 300 nits.

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On the I/O front, the monitor comes with 1 HDMI v2.0, MHL. mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort out and a USB 3.0 hub (4 ports). The Acer XR342CK monitor is priced at RM3,899 and is available at all Acer retailers nationwide.

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If curved is not your thing you can opt for the Predator XB321HK gaming monitor instead. This puppy bumps the resolution up to 4K (3840×2160) but the refresh rate drops to 60 Hz. That said, you do get a higher peak brightness of 350 nits and support for NVIDIA’s G-Sync instead.

I/O, you get an HDMI port, a DisplayPort 1.2 and a USB 3.0 hub (4 USB ports). The Predator XB321HK monitor is priced at RM4,799 and is available at all Acer resellers nationwide.