Monitors intended to maximise the performance of your Xbox Series S / X.
Microsoft has expanded its Designed for Xbox initiative to cover a category of devices that are critical to the entire gaming experience: displays. Microsoft has worked extensively with licenced partners such as Acer, Asus, and Philips over the last two years to prepare devices to take full use of the Xbox Series X / S and the HDMI 2.1 standard.
Now, we’re getting our first look at those efforts.
The Acer Xbox Edition gaming monitor (model XV282K KV) is a 28-inch display supporting 4K and 120Hz via HDMI 2.1. It boasts a low 1ms response time, VESA DisplayHDR 400 for contrast between the darkest darks and the brightest lights, and is AMD FreeSync Premium Pro ready.
Acer’s new monitor also comes with an integrated KVM switch, making it ideal for those running multi-PC setups.
The Asus ROG Strix Xbox edition gaming monitor (model XG43UQ) is significantly larger than the Acer model at 43 inches. Like the other, it, too, affords 4K UHD at 120Hz over HDMI 2.1 with a 1ms response time and is FreeSync Premium Pro ready. This particular model covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and is DisplayHDR 1000 certified.
Last but certainly not least is the Philips Momentum 559M1RYV, a massive 55-inch display that Microsoft’s Ethan Rothamel describes as a TV and soundbar in one.
This model, like the previous two, provides 4K resolution at 120Hz and includes AMD FreeSync Premium Pro capabilities to prevent screen tearing. High-contrast HDR is provided by the VESA DisplayHDR 1000, which allegedly provides local dimming and peak brightness more than three times that of a mid-range display.
As you may expect, these are not inexpensive. The Acer Xbox Edition 28-inch gaming display will be available this autumn for $949.99. Those interested in purchasing the Asus ROG Strix Xbox edition gaming display will have to wait until October 2021 and pay $1,399 for the privilege. The Philips Momentum 559M1RYV will be available this summer for $1,599.99. All will carry the “Gaming Features for Xbox” badge for easier identification.