What could possibly be the best curved monitor or the best widescreen monitor that happens to also be the best hdr monitor for its high quality gaming performance, the Acer Predator X35 BMIPHZX is a gaming monitor that has an amazing refresh rate, has decent a decent contrast ratio, and is VESA certified.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Acer Predator X35\r\nThe Acer Predator X35 uses quantum dot technology to display accurate colors and high quality images through the screen and has NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate to provide a speed boost to avoid slow down and screen tearing. It also has a curved screen to enhance those features by providing decent viewing angles.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Acer X35 has nvidia g sync ultimate technology as the specification booster of choice, unlike the Samsung CHG90 49-Inch Curved Ultrawide Monitor that has the amd freesync 2. With a response time of 2 ms and a refresh rate of 200 Hz, there\u2019s no risk of screen tearing. It also utilizes quantum dot technology to display colors on the screen display using the DCI-P3 color gamut standard. The contrast ratio of 2500:1 is also a nice feature for the monitor to have.\r\nViewing Angle\r\nThe Acer has a light sense feature that adjusts the brightness of the screen by sensing the amount of light in the room. This feature makes the screen brighter when the room has more light, and makes it darker when the room has less light. It\u2019s automatic, so there\u2019s no need for the user\u2019s intervention. Also, since the screen is curved, there\u2019s less of a chance for glare to interfere with the user\u2019s task(s).\r\nDurability\r\nSince the monitor weighs 24 Lbs. and has a very wide screen, a stand and base that can withstand both of those factors is a high priority. One review in particular says that it succeeded in doing that, praising the monitor\u2019s design by addressing the sturdiness of the stand and how it\u2019s able to hold the weight and width of the screen. The stand has a unique design that stands out, but it still does deliver functionality in addition to weight distribution.\r\nPorts\/Expandability\r\nThis assortment of ports consists of a DisplayPort, an HDMI port, USB 3.0 ports, and audio out ports. It doesn\u2019t have as many different types of ports as monitors such as the Philips Brilliance 499P9H, which includes USB 2.0 ports and an Ethernet port. However, the available ports do provide enough versatility to connect to more modern devices. Keep in mind that in order to get the best picture quality from this monitor, the user would have to use the DisplayPort, rather than HDMI.\r\nValue\r\nIt\u2019s much more expensive than monitors like the Samsung C27HG70 despite having a few similarities. Both have VA panels, but the Acer\u2019s screen is significantly bigger, which has a bigger contribution to the overall price in comparison. Both also have quantum dot technology and the same resolution. However, there\u2019s the addition of having the G-Sync Ultimate in the Acer, which provides a higher refresh rate than Samsung's Freesync. The Acer also has speakers and a light sensor, while the Samsung monitor doesn\u2019t.\r\nAcer Predator X35 Wrap Up\r\nCustomer reviews have mostly praised this monitor, with one reviewer saying that it\u2019s almost perfect, and that the only problem is the sound of the fan. Another reviewer admitted how amazed they were that the monitor could display sdr content as well as it does. Keep in mind that there\u2019s a potential risk of getting dark smears.