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Updated April 22, 2024·

If you prioritize high-end gaming with a more immersive, wide display and can afford a premium, the Acer Predator X45 with its OLED technology will deliver deep blacks, excellent contrast, and smooth visuals. However, for tasks like digital photo editing that require greater color accuracy and detail, the Asus PA279CV at a midrange price will be more appropriate, offering a higher resolution and solid color performance without the high cost. Keep in mind, though, that for competitive gaming, the Asus's lower refresh rate won't be as fluid as the Acer's. For general productivity and media consumption, the Asus provides good value, while the Acer excels at HDR content. 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 PA279CV (IPS)
  • Good for productivity
  • Very good text clarity
  • Very good image clarity

Key differences

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Casual Gaming

9.8
Predator X45
PA279CV
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
80.6 %
Matte
COATING
Matte
The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is best in class for casual gaming, while the Asus PA279CV (IPS) is poor.

Competitive Gaming

6.4
Predator X45
PA279CV
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 PA279CV (IPS) is poor.

Productivity

4.0
Predator X45
PA279CV
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 PA279CV (IPS) is good for productivity, while the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is poor.

Cost

$1,270
Predator X45
PA279CV
$421
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The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) has a price of $1,270 and the Asus PA279CV (IPS) costs $421.

HDR Gaming and Media Consumption

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CV
No
The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is suitable for HDR gaming and media consumption while the Asus PA279CV (IPS) is not suitable for HDR gaming and media consumption.

HDR Video Editing and Color Grading

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CV
No
The Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) is suitable for HDR video editing and color grading while the Asus PA279CV (IPS) is not suitable for HDR video editing and color grading.

Key similarities

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Media Consumption

7.1
Predator X45
PA279CV
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 PA279CV (IPS) is only fair.

Digital Photo Editing

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CV
Yes
Both the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) and Asus PA279CV (IPS) are suitable for digital photo editing.

Print Photo Editing

Yes
Predator X45
PA279CV
Yes
Both the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) and Asus PA279CV (IPS) are suitable for print photo editing.

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How the Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED) and the Asus PA279CV (IPS) compare to other monitors

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED)Asus PA279CV (IPS)
Acer Predator X45 (W-OLED)Asus PA279CV (IPS)

GENERAL

Price
$1,270
$421
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
22
HDMI 2.1 Ports
00
Micro HDMI Ports
00
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
00

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PC World

Matthew Smith | April 2022
"Asus’ ProArt PA279CV is a sensible choice for content creators who want a color accurate 4K monitor but don’t want to clean out their savings account. It edges out alternatives like the BenQ PD2720U and Dell S2722QC in brightness and contrast without giving up ground on connectivity or menu options."

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