Acer Predator X34 G-SYNC Monitor Review
Non-Colorimeter Tweaking and Results
In a perfect world either every monitor would come factory calibrated to perfection or every single consumer would own a decent colorimeter. We don’t live in such a world and as such most consumers simply use the old Mark 1 Mod 0 eyeball to fix any imperfections with the stock colors of their new monitor.
In order to gauge how easy this is to do for a given monitor we have included a new set of tests. These tests will be carried out before any of our standard tests and will consist of us using a combination of the free online LCD Monitor Test Images (found here LCD monitor test images) and then if necessary the free Hex2Bit Monitor Calibration Wizard (found here Hex2Bit – Software by Mike Walters). The goal of these tests is to not only gauge how easy it is to accurately calibrate a given monitor using only the onboard monitor tools, but to see how closely we can come to what a Spyder3 Elite can do.
To obtain these results we did the following
– used “User” mode
– adjusted the brightness to 46% (which resulted in a 120.9 cd/m2)
– All other settings left to default levels
In this area the Acer Predator X34 is every bit as easy to work with as the XR341 was before it. That is to say it is pretty darn easy to adjust. Most of this ease of use boils down to the fact that the X34 uses real buttons and the out of the box color profile was pretty much spot on – only people who are either OCD orrequire perfection will even bother with adjusting the Red, Green, or Blue levels.
All most users will need to do is enter the On Screen Display and turn down the brightness level – as this monitor is simply set to high at the factory for most conditions. Once again this will take only mere seconds and with that taken care of consumers can then get on with the serious business of wasting hours via their favorite games.