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Acer releases its NITRO EI491CRP 144Hz 3840x1080 FreeSync 2 HDR monitor in the UK

A super-wide monitor with a monstrous refresh rate and FreeSync 2 support

Acer Releases their 49-inch EI491CR 3840x1080 144Hz FreeSync 2 HDR Monitor

Acer releases its NITRO EI491CRP 144Hz 3840x1080 FreeSync 2 HDR monitor in the UK

Acer's NITRO EI491CRP monitor has now become available in the UK, shipping for a lower than expected price of £799.99 (at Overclockers UK), packing a super-wide resolution of 3840x1080, a 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD's FreeSync 2 HDR technology. 

The dual-wide monitor offers almost everything that a PC gamer could want, from high-refresh rates to Adaptive-Sync compatibility and HDR support, albeit DisplayHDR400 support. Thankfully, this screen's lower than optimal HDR support is made up for by AMD's FreeSync 2 technology, which allows games to make the best use of FreeSync 2 displays by allowing game software to display its content optimally after looking at the screen's specifications. This will allow FreeSync 2 compliant games to look their best on FreeSync 2 HDR displays. 

Looking at this monitor's specifications we can see that FreeSync 2 HDR is supported alongside 120Hz refresh rates over HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, though 144Hz refresh rates are also possible when using this screen's overclock mode. Acer also lists a variable refresh rate range of 48-120FPS, which should expand to 48-144Hz on overclock mode. 

On the colour side of the spectrum, the Acer EI491CRPbmiiipx (yeah, the full name is awful isn't it?) offers support for an extended colour gamut, one which is equivalent to 90% DCI-P3 coverage, while also providing high contrast levels and low latency display input, as is required by AMD's FreeSync 2 HDR specification.

The monitor will ship with support for VESA mounts, with the display's stock stand offering support for tilt, swivel and height adjustment.
 Acer Releases their 49-inch EI491CR 3840x1080 144Hz FreeSync 2 HDR Monitor


The resolution and aspect ratio of this display makes it equivalent to two 1080p monitors sitting side-by-side, allowing the Acer EI491CRPbmiiipx to act as a single screen alternative to a dual-monitor setup, which is great news for ultra-wide gamers. Such a setup with two displays would have a bezel sitting in-between a set to twinned monitors, making it unusable for most modern games, Ultra-wide monitors mitigate this issue entirely, which is why a super-wide monitor like this is well suited to gaming.

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18-06-2019, 12:30:52

NeverBackDown
I would love a monitor like this that can do portrait mode. Would make looking at code so easy. No scrolling! Quote

18-06-2019, 13:58:41

ByteMyAscii
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I would love a monitor like this that can do portrait mode. Would make looking at code so easy. No scrolling!
Well, it does support VESA mounting so could be mounted in portrait.
You just need a separate mount or arm.Quote

19-06-2019, 04:39:41

Warchild
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Originally Posted by ByteMyAscii View Post
Well, it does support VESA mounting so could be mounted in portrait.
You just need a separate mount or arm.
How do curve monitors look though when set in portrait mode.Quote

19-06-2019, 04:41:20

WYP
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
How do curve monitors look though when set in portrait mode.
Curvy.Quote

19-06-2019, 04:57:30

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Curvy.
Lol this made me chuckle.

I bet it's like looking up a quarter pipe ramp.Quote
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