Acer Predator Z35 35″ Gaming Monitor Review
Colour Saturation Levels
While there are numerous colors the human eye can’t “see”, the human color space confined to three primary colors and combinations thereof. To make things easier for manufactures (and not waste resources displaying colors we can’t see) a color space was mathematically described and while various models do exist, the CIE RGB color space is the de facto standard.
In the below image, the dark triangle which isn’t highlighted is the sRGB color space while the overall CIE color space is displayed as the background colors. Meanwhile, the white triangle with highlighted color represents the results of what a given monitor can display. No monitor can display the entire CIE color spectrum but a good monitor should be able to display the sRGB spectrum of possible colors as this is usually used as the standard for image encoding.
A monitor which uses the “wide color gamut” moniker can display more than the sRGB spectrum and is considered primarily for professional use. If a monitor cannot cover off the entire sRGB triangle, the resulting image will appear “off” to an observer. The end result is a picture displayed on the panel which won’t be as rich, vibrant or as correct as it should be.
Much like Uniformity results, the Acer Predator Z35’s color gamut is better than the BenQ XR3501’s – so much so that we were properly stunned. Put simply, it may not be the widest we have ever seen but this result really does put A-MVA on a level that’s quite close to IPS.
Default RGB Levels
An LCD or LCD LED backlit panel relies on accurately blending Red, Green and Blue pixel clusters to create an overall image so closer to each of these colours is to a “perfect” 100 output, the better and more accurate the default colors will be.
In this case, we have a low tolerance for anything less than perfection since any color shift can be noticeable even to untrained eyes and will require a color correction be applied at the software level to overcome a monitor’s stock output. We do however consider a minor variation of only a few points per color to be acceptable.
As with the Gamma were are a tad disappointed that Z35’s default color profile is not as good as the X34, but it still is close enough that most consumers would not notice the slight variance in colors. Again, measuring tools and charts may show the differences but the human eye will likely tell a different story.