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Updated April 22, 2024·

If you prioritize an immersive gaming experience with deep blacks and high refresh rates, the Acer Predator X45 would be an excellent choice, especially for its size and OLED technology, suitable for both HDR gaming and media consumption. However, its higher price and poorer text quality and image clarity could be a drawback for productivity tasks. On the other hand, the Asus PA279CRV offers a 4K resolution which is great for digital photo editing and productivity with better text clarity, at a lower price. It's not as suitable for competitive gaming or HDR content as the Acer, due to its lower refresh rates and peak brightness. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED)
  • Best in class for casual gaming
  • Good for media consumption
  • Very good refresh rate
  • Best in class contrast
  • Best in class brightness
  • Best in class response time
Advantages of the Asus PA279CRV (IPS)
  • Good for productivity
  • Very good text clarity
  • Very good image clarity

Key differences

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Casual Gaming

9.8
Predator X45
PA279CRV
5.8
3440 x 1440
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Inf:1
NATIVE CONTRAST
920:1
1000 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
376 nits
Unknown
HDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
436 nits
98.5 %
DCI-P3 COLOR GAMUT
98.5 %
Matte
COATING
Matte
The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is best in class for casual gaming, while the Asus PA279CRV (IPS) is poor.

Competitive Gaming

6.4
Predator X45
PA279CRV
4.9
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
0.0 ms
TOTAL RESPONSE TIME
17.0 ms
48 - 240 Hz
VARIABLE REFRESH RATE
48 - 60 Hz
No
STROBING / BFI
No
1000 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
376 nits
The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is only fair for competitive gaming, while the Asus PA279CRV (IPS) is poor.

Productivity

4.0
Predator X45
PA279CRV
7.9
3440 x 1440
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
83 PPI
PIXELS PER INCH
163 PPI
Yes
ADJUSTABLE STAND
Yes
Matte
COATING
Matte
The Asus PA279CRV (IPS) is good for productivity, while the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is poor.

Cost

$1,270
Predator X45
PA279CRV
$399
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The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) has a price of $1,270 and the Asus PA279CRV (IPS) costs $399.

HDR Gaming and Media Consumption

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CRV
No
The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is suitable for HDR gaming and media consumption while the Asus PA279CRV (IPS) is not suitable for HDR gaming and media consumption.

HDR Video Editing and Color Grading

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CRV
No
The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is suitable for HDR video editing and color grading while the Asus PA279CRV (IPS) is not suitable for HDR video editing and color grading.

Key similarities

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Media Consumption

7.1
Predator X45
PA279CRV
6.6
3440 x 1440
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
Inf:1
NATIVE CONTRAST
920:1
1000 nits
SDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
376 nits
Unknown
HDR PEAK BRIGHTNESS
436 nits
Matte
COATING
Matte
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) to be good for media consumption, while the Asus PA279CRV (IPS) is only fair.

Digital Photo Editing

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CRV
Yes
Both the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) and Asus PA279CRV (IPS) are suitable for digital photo editing.

Print Photo Editing

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CRV
Yes
Both the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) and Asus PA279CRV (IPS) are suitable for print photo editing.

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How the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) and the Asus PA279CRV (IPS) compare to other monitors

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED)Asus PA279CRV (IPS)
Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED)Asus PA279CRV (IPS)

GENERAL

Price
$1,270
$399
Screen Size
45"27"
Resolution
3440 x 14403840 x 2160
Screen Type
OLEDLED
Screen Sub-type
W-OLEDIPS
Local Dimming Zones
N/A8

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
Inf:1920:1
SDR Peak Brightness
1000 nits376 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
Unknown436 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
YesNo
sRGB Color Gamut
Unknown99.3 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
0.01 ms17 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
48 - 240 Hz48 - 60 Hz
Strobing / BFI
NoNo
Persistence Blur Score
8/105/10
Ghosting Score
10/106/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
83 PPI163 PPI
Coating
MatteMatte
Text Clarity Score
3.8/108/10
Image Clarity Score
4.9/108/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
00
HDMI 2.0 Ports
21
HDMI 2.1 Ports
00
Micro HDMI Ports
00
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
00

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Display Ninja

Rob Shafer | September 2023
"The ASUS PA279CRV is an excellent value 4K IPS monitor for color-critical work involving sRGB, Rec.709, DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB color spaces. On top of that, it features rich connectivity options, a robust design and plenty of additional features."

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