Acer Predator CG437K 43” Monitor Review: Perfectly Sized 4K Gaming

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Acer Predator CG437K 43” Monitor Review: Perfectly Sized 4K Gaming

In the rarefied genre of the ultimate gaming monitors, one might think that bigger is better. But if you want to keep that display confined to a desktop, a 55 or 65-inch display doesn’t make sense because you’d have to sit at least 5-6 feet away to see the entire screen. Acer has responded with the Predator CG437K. It’s only a little smaller at 43-inch but strives to be one of the best 4K gaming monitors with everything a gamer needs for high-performance play, like Nvidia G-Sync Compatibility, a 144Hz refresh rate and HDR delivery at 1,000 nit brightness. 

Although smaller than other lavish 4K screens, like the 65-inch HP Omen X 65 Emperium and 55-inch Alienware AW5520QF OLED, for $1,500 at the time of writing this is much more attainable for those seeking a very high-end gaming display. 

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Acer Predator CG437K Specifications

Panel Type / Backlight VA / W-LED, edge array
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio 43 inches / 16:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate 3840 x 2160 @ 120Hz, 144Hz w/overclock; G-Sync Compatibility: 48-120Hz
Native Color Depth & Gamut 10-bit (8-bit+FRC) / DCI-P3, HDR10, DisplayHDR 1000
Response Time (GTG) 4ms
Brightness SDR: 750 nits; HDR: 1,000 nits
Contrast 4,000:1
Speakers 2x 10w
Video Inputs 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 3x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB-C
Audio 3.5mm headphone output
USB 3.0 V3.0: 1x up, 2x down; V2.0: 2x down
Power Consumption 51.7w, brightness @ 200 nits
Panel Dimensions WxHxD w/base 38.5 x 26.5 x 10.4 inches (978 x 673 x 264mm)
Panel Thickness 3.9 inches (99mm)
Bezel Width Top/sides: 0.7 inch (17mm); Bottom: 1 inch (25mm)
Weight 41.1 pounds (18.7kg)
Warranty 3 years