The Acer XR382CQK gaming monitor offers an incredibly engaging gaming experience that is unmatched by any of the screens we’ve reviewed so far. Its giant 37.5-inch display with the ideal 2300R curvature envelops your entire peripheral view with stunning detail and vibrant colors.
In addition, the monitor provides you with rich connectivity options and many game features, including AMD FreeSync technology. The cinematic thin edge design also offers versatile ergonomics and superior build quality.
This is comparable to playing on a large, curved gaming TV, but without the hassle and blur issues, the Acer XR382CQK offers flawless input delay performance and response time.
Design and connection
This design has excellent quality, which has a V-shaped metal base with various ergonomics, including height adjustment of 130 mm, rotation of 60 degrees, the inclination of 40 degrees, and installation holes of VESA 100 in 100.
The screen is covered with a 3H anti-glare method. The Acer XR382CQK is quite massive, with a width of 35.3% and a height of 18% (23% at maximum height adjustment), so make sure you have enough desks!
This extensive connection includes an HDMI 2.0, an HDMI with MHL 2.1 for streaming content through compatible devices, a Mini DisplayPort, a DisplayPort, and a DisplayPort-Out for multiple chain monitors.
In addition, there is a USB-C port that can simultaneously transfer files, play video / audio streams, and charge the device. As if that were not enough, there is a USB hub that consists of an upstream port and four downstream USB 3.0 ports, as well as two 7-watt built-in speakers with excellent DTS sound quality.
Out of the box, the Acer XR382CQK image quality will simply amaze you without the need for manipulated tricks. This monitor is based on the LG AH-IPS panel, which supports 10-bit color using the combination (8-bit + FRC) and covers 100% of the sRGB color space.
In addition to impeccable accuracy, the colors with excellent performance on the gray scale offer complete uniformity and compatibility.
The same IPS screen is also present on the LG 38UC99 monitor. The viewing angle is 178 degrees vertically and 172 degrees horizontally, which ensures that there is no color change or contrast when viewing the screen from any reasonable angle. There is no annoying backlight bleeding and no IPS glare is visible.
UWQHD + 3840 × 1600 (6,144,000) pixels resolution is 4K (8,300,000 pixels) and the ultra-wider resolution is 3440 × 1440 (4,953,600 pixels).
On a 37.5-inch UWQHD + display, the pixel density reaches 110 pixels per inch, which is a good ratio between screen properties and image detail, without the need for scaling.
It also means that you will need much less GPU power to run video games smoothly on this screen with a 4K monitor, however, the image will overflow easily with details.
Having an AMD FreeSync compatible graphics card lets you match its frame rate to the screen refresh rate. The subsequent dynamic refresh rate eliminates page rupture and stuttering in the FPS (frame rate) range.
The Acer XR382CQK FreeSync range is 48-75 Hz. Although LFC (Low Frequency Compensation) is not supported, this means that the dynamic refresh rate stops by dropping below 48 Hz / frame. Therefore, due to the computer equipment, it may be necessary to reduce some of the visual effects in high-risk video games.
Most games support a full 21: 9 aspect ratio, and in some cinematic cuts some games may only return to 16: 9. Either way, check to see if your favorite games support ultra-wide format or you may have to keep playing with the black borders on the sides.
The Acer XR382CQK IPS monitor delivers 5 milliseconds (GtG) speed, which effectively eliminates most of the ghosts and sequences of fast-moving objects.
Naturally, for competitive games, you need a monitor with a faster response time, a smaller screen size, and a faster refresh rate. For casual gaming, working, and watching movies, the Acer XR382CQK works wonders.
Additionally, you can speed up performance through Overdrive, thereby reducing motion blur, but it may not be enabled at the same time as AMD FreeSync technology.
The Acer XR382CQK input delay is just 13 milliseconds, which is more than enough for responsive gameplay.
Acer XR382CQK display with exclusive features including preset image settings (action, racing, sports, standard, ECO, graphics, movies, custom), advanced 6-axis color adjustment, adjustable cross screens and counter FPS is packed.
As well as common settings such as brightness, contrast, gamma, resolution, PiP and PbP modes, etc.
Another useful feature is Dark Boost, which increases visibility in dark games. In addition, in the OSD (on-screen display), you can customize the 12 ambient light LEDs located at the bottom of the cabinet. LED customization consists of a combination of five colors and four effects.
The OSD menu can be easily controlled via the joystick located on the back of the display. The top three buttons can be assigned as shortcuts for specific OSD functions. The Acer XR382CQK is flicker-free and has a blue light filter that allows for easy viewing even after long hours.
- Huge screen display
- Ideal curvature
- Resolution 3840×1600
- Bright and clear image
- No need for calibration
- 75 Hz
- USB-C input
- In FreeSync mode no extra drives
- No dimming
|Aspect Ratio||21:9 (UltraWide)|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync (48Hz-75Hz)|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.2, DisplayPort 1.2-Out, mini-DisplayPort, USB-C, HDMI 2.0, HDMI (MHL 2.1)|
|Other Ports||4x USB 3.0, Headphones Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (Static)|
|Colors||1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)|
The Acer xR382CQK 3840 × 1600 screen is the largest gaming monitor in it, however, its size is not its only impressive asset. Clear resolution + UWQHD + and high-quality IPS panel ensure world-class images and landscapes, while low input and fast response time ensure smooth operation.
There are more than enough connections, the design is beautiful and versatile, and there are many useful features.
The only drawback is the narrow FreeSync range and no LFC support, this is AMD’s fault. As long as you are not a tough competitive gamer and trust the faster response time and higher refresh rate, you will surely fall in love with the Acer XR382CQK.