Acer XB280HK Display With NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Earns Popular Science 2014 Best of What’s New Award

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Acer is delighted to announce that its new XB280HK gaming display featuring NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology has been honored with a Popular Science 2014 Best of What’s New Award in the hardware category. This unique display was selected as a breakthrough product among thousands of others in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year, which are being highlighted in Popular Science’s December issue.

Acer is delighted to announce that its new XB280HK gaming display featuring NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology(1) has been honored with a Popular Science 2014 Best of What’s New Award in the hardware category. This unique display was selected as a breakthrough product among thousands of others in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year, which are being highlighted in Popular Science’s December issue.

“For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Cliff Ransom, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “Winners of Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award tend to change what the future will look like. This year’s 100 honorees are no different: They are revolutionary in their respective fields.”

“We’re thrilled that our new gaming display designed to give gamers a competitive edge and a more dynamic gaming experience is being recognized for its cutting-edge performance with this very prestigious award,” said Ronald Lau, Acer America business manager.

Breathtaking Visuals
The Acer XB280HK delivers significant performance advantages that infuse gaming with super smooth, realistic and responsive visuals, elevating game play to a new level of excitement. This cutting-edge display boasts a 28-inch 4K2K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) display with a @60Hz refresh rate and a quick 1ms response time that further enhances in-game performance. NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology ensures every frame rendered by the GPU is perfectly portrayed by synchronizing the monitor’s refresh rates to the GPU in a GeForce® GTX-powered PC. This breakthrough technology eliminates screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag to deliver a smooth, fast and dynamic gaming experience on the hottest PC gaming titles. Scenes appear instantly, objects are visually sharp, and gameplay is more responsive to provide faster reaction times, giving gamers an advantage.

Excellent Ergonomics and Connectivity
The Acer XB280HK monitor helps extend game time by making gaming as comfortable as possible with three Acer innovations. Acer flicker-less technology reduces eye strain via a stable power supply that eliminates screen flicker. Its low dimming technology provides users the ability to adjust brightness down to 15 percent in low-light environments and the Acer ComfyView non-glare screen reduces reflection for clearer viewing, a significant benefit for gamers.

A flexible, multi-function ErgoStand extends a wide range of options for maximum comfort and viewing perspectives. The displays come with DisplayPort as well as high-speed USB 3.0 ports (1 up, 4 down) that are located on the side and down of screen for easily connecting a mouse, keyboard, gaming headset, joystick and other peripherals. One of the USB ports is equipped for battery charging.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer XB280HK is available at leading online retailers in the United States and Canada with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$799.99 and $849.99 CAD.

About Best of What’s New
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year, breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners – the Best of What’s New – are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year, since the debut of Best of What’s New in 1987. Best of What’s New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 12 categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Entertainment, Gadgets, Green, Hardware, Health, Home, Recreation, Security and Software.

About Popular Science
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Bonnier Active Media, a subsidiary of Bonnier Corporation.

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally.(3) Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.

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1)    Click on the following link for NVIDIA G-SYNC system requirements: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/system-requirements
2)    IDC 2013

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