If you live in Japan you should now be able to get hold of one of the new large HDR displays Acer has produced. The two displays come in at 49 and 55 inches with the excellent names of EB550Kbmiiipx (55-inch) and EB490QKbmiiipfx (49-inch).
The new 4K displays are fully HDR10 compliant with 10-bit colour via DisplayPort 1.2 however the maximum brightness is only 300 nits so not particularly bright. If the monitors can achieve a decent level of blackness it may not be so bad. The panel is claimed to have a 4ms grey-to-grey response time which is reasonable for an IPS display.
While the monitors claim to be 10-bit colour, specifications appear to be 8-bits + FRC
Both monitors support HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, making them usable with both PCs and consoles with a maximum resolution/refresh rate of 4K at 60Hz.
Analog VGA connectivity is also supported on these displays for legacy hardware. In total this displays contains 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x Displayport 1.2 and 1x VGA inputs.
You will also get built-in 20W speakers and a VESA mount. There is also a matte anti-glare coating on them.
While the specifications are not overly exciting the price is good with the 49-inch model shipping for 70,000 yen and the 55-inch model for 100,000 yen which works out roughly as £479 and £685
The 49-inch model could be an appealing purchase for many, if you have space it should just be about comfortable too use as a primary monitor and at this size, you would be able to use 100% scaling comfortably. It would have been nice to see a 43-inch option too.
There is no word on UK availability, but hopefully, it is a sign that larger format displays are coming that could work as desktop monitors rather than the crazy 65-inch Nvidia display.
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