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Acer's Predator CG552K is 55 inches of OLED gaming madness

I want this 55-inch OLED gaming monitor in my living room

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Our Verdict

Acer announced the Predator CG552K, which is a 55-inch 4K OLED gaming monitor clocked at a 120Hz refresh rate (I want).

For

  • 4K OLED display
  • Sleek design
  • 120Hz refresh rate

Against

  • Expensive

Acer unveiled a flurry of gaming monitors at CES 2020, including a 55-inch OLED beast known as the Predator CG552K. The company is also launching a curved gaming monitor, the Predator X38, and a standard gaming monitor, the Predator X32.

The Predator CG552K and the Predator X32 are slated to launch sometime in Q2 for a whopping $2,999 and $3,599, respectively, while the Predator X38 will launch in April 2020 for $2,399.

Acer Predator CG552K design

You can call the Predator CG552K a monitor all you want, but at 55 inches, this thing is a TV in the same vein that the Alienware AW5520QF is most definitely a TV. But, to give credit to where credit is due, the Predator CG552K is absolutely slick.

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It sports a wide base and two thin supports coming out of each side to support the monitor. The bezels basically don't exist, and there's a stylish Predator symbol popping out of the bottom bezel where the controls are.

Acer Predator CG552K ports

The Predator CG552K has a decent number of ports. There's three HDMI 2.0 ports, two DisplayPort v1.4 ports, one USB Type-C port, two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. 

For $2,999, you best believe that Acer is not going to leave you speaker-less. There's two 10W speakers built-in the system.

Acer Predator CG552K display

The Predator CG552K's 55-inch screen is not only massive but also sharp and vivid, thanks to its 3840 x 2160 OLED panel. Its rated for 400 nits of brightness and offers 98.5% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

On top of that, the panel is HDR400 compatible and its Delta-E is less than 1, meaning that its colors are super accurate. And even though the Predator CG552K boasts a 4K screen, it has a 120Hz refresh rate and features a 0.5-millisecond response time.

Acer Predator X32

The Predator X32 boasts a 32-inch, 4K display with Nvidia G-Sync technology. It features a 1152 zone local dimming mini LED panel that can get up to a wild 1440 nits of brightness. It's also compatible with HDR1400.

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Acer claims that the panel covers 99% of the AdobeRGB and 89.5% of the Rec2020 color gamuts. Top that off with a 144Hz refresh rate and a neat 178 degree viewing angle.

While the Predator X32 is much smaller than its 55-inch counterpart, it features the same sleek design, with slim metallic base and super-thin bezels. It also comes with two 4W stereo speakers.

Acer Predator X38

The Predator X38 sports a 37.5-inch, 3840 x 1600 curved display that covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

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Acer hasn't revealed how bright the monitor can get, but it does offer Nvidia G-Sync and has a 175Hz refresh rate when it's overclocked. It also has a 1 millisecond response time.

You can adjust your viewing position with the Predator X38's -5 to 25 degree tilt, +/- 30 degree swivel and 5.11-inch height adjustment. The monitor also comes with two 7W speakers.

Bottom line

We're excited to see the new Predator line-up in-person, especially the Acer Predator CG552K, and see how it compares to other gaming monitors and current OLED TVs. Stay tuned to a fleshed out hands-on as well as a full review and benchmarks for all of the new monitors. For more news on laptops, tablets and more, check out our CES 2020 hub page.

Rami Tabari
As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge.