You may recall that Nvidia announced two hot displays from Asus and Acer last year at CES. The Acer XB272-HDR and the ASUS PG27UQ. The two displays were one of the first high-end 4K 144Hz G-Sync monitors to feature premium HDR. Unfortunately for consumers, the displays were delayed from their original expected release window of 2017.

This week we have some confirmation out of GDC this week. According to Nvidia, the two monitors will be available sometime in April. The release window shared is said to be Q1, and as noted by Anandtech, Q1 represents Nvidia’s fiscal year and not calender year. Nvidia’s first quarter of current fiscal year (FY’19) ends April 28, 2018.

There has been no word from Asus or Acer since last year’s news announcing the delay. There has been no pricing, but expect the two displays to cost almost the same as each other as they are based on reference design by Nvidia and use the same AHVA panels provided by AU Optronics. It was speculated that a delay in manufacturing of these high-end panels were the reason the two monitors skipped holiday season.

Acer XB272 and ASUS PG27UQ represent the cutting-edge and premium tier of gaming monitors. Both feature Quantum Dot technology, direct LED backlighting system with 384 zones, leading the displays to reach an impressive 1000-nits brightness, on top of a 3840×2160 resolution. One thing we can say for certain: they are not going to be cheap.

Author: Jawwad Iqbal

Having written on tech for years now, Jawwad Iqbal took his passion for sharing news and opinions with the inception of Hardware Blitz. He holds a firm view that quality content drives long-term success.