Acer teases new 49-inch Ultrawide QD-OLED gaming monitor

Mike Wheatley

The launch of Acer’s latest curved QD-OLED gaming monitor with 1440p resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate is now imminent, with the beefy, ultrawide 49-inch display set to go head-to-head with similar monitors from the likes of Philips Evnia and RedMagic Realm.


The company has added a number of new models to its premium Predator gaming monitor lineup recently, such as the Predator XB273K V3 and the Predator XB323QU M3, which made their debuts in February and March, respectively. But those two models were equipped with IPS panels, putting them lower down the pecking order compared to its higher-tier QD-OLED and Mini-LED models.

Acer’s high-end monitors this year include the Predator X34 X, Predator X34 V3, Predator X39 and Predator Z57, which were all showcased at CES 2024 in January and are set to go on sale later this year. However, the company kept another monitor under wraps until just recently, until DisplaySpecifications finally unearthed details of the Predator X49 X, which was completely omitted from its CES announcements.

While Acer did offer a vague teaser of the Predator X49 X via social media in December, it hasn’t said anything since.

However, we now know that Acer is indeed planning such a model, with DisplaySpecifications revealing that the Predator X49 X is equipped with the same Gen 2 QD-OLED panel built by Samsung Display as the the Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 and RedMagic Realm monitors. As such, it has the same specifications with 5,120 x 1,4400 pixels and a 240Hz refresh rate with a 32:9 aspect ratio and 1800R curvature rating. Also like those competing models, it comes with VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification, which guarantees it can hit 250 nits brightness for SDR and 1,000 nits HDR peak brightness. It supports AMD FreeSync Premium HDR.

Other specifications include a smattering of inputs and outputs, including a single 3.55mm headphone jack, two HDMI 2.1 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection, four USB ports (including two USB Type-A, one USB Type-B and one USB 3.2 Type-C that can deliver 90-watts of power delivery. The display will also feature two integrated 5-watt speakers.

Little else is known thus far, with no word about the Predator X49 X’s dimensions and ergonomic options. The company is still to officially announce the new display, so we don’t yet know when it will become available or what the price might be.

Nonetheless, it’s an encouraging sign to see yet another monitor maker embracing high-end display technologies like QD-OLED, which are fast becoming the staple of premium gaming monitors.