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Acer Predator X32 FP with 32″ 4K 160Hz Panel and 576-zone Mini LED Backlight (updated)

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Originally published 16 December 2021, last updated 26 March 2023

Updated specs 20 Mar 2023 – The Acer Predator X32 FP (previously also known as the X32 S) offers a 32″ sized IPS-type panel, offering a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution combined with a high 160Hz refresh rate, extending a bit beyond the common range of 4K @ 144Hz models on the market now. It also has a 576 zone Mini LED backlight (actually one of AUO’s new “AmLED” backlights) to offer improved HDR experience and backlight local dimming.

Our review of the Acer Predator X32 FP is now available here

Acer Predator X32 FP specs

The Acer Predator X32 FP offers a 32″ sized IPS-type panel from AU Optronics, offering a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution, 0.7ms G2G response time with overdrive (take this with a pinch of salt), 1200:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness (SDR), 178/178 viewing angles, 1.07b colour depth and a wide colour gamut backlight thanks to the use of Quantum Dot coating, with 99% Adobe RGB coverage listed. The screen has also come factory calibrated with a dE <1.

The native refresh rate was at one time listed as 165Hz but seems to have been finalised now at 160Hz for launch in line with the AUO panel being used. This is supported by adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates from both NVIDIA and AMD systems. The screen includes the AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ certification as well.

576 zone Mini LED Backlight for improved HDR

One of the most interesting features of the X32 FP is the use of a 576 zone Mini LED backlight, offering a direct backlight that can provide vastly superior local dimming to the wide range of edge lit local dimming options in the monitor market. Those are usually offering up to a max of about 32 local dimming zones and so cannot handle HDR content that well. The increased number of zones, while only being half that of top-end models like the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX (1152 zones), should provide some very good performance relative to the edge-lit displays, helping to provide increased on screen contrast (dynamic range), deeper blacks, reduced halos/blooming and the capability for a higher peak brightness.

In fact the screen has been certified under the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 scheme offering a peak brightness of >1000 nits (1200 cd/m2 in this case). There is also the prerequisite colour enhancements as well with a 10-bit colour depth support and a wide colour gamut covering 99% Adobe RGB (DCI-P3 coverage not yet listed).

Modern connectivity including HDMI 2.1 and USB type-C

From the early specs listed by Acer the screen is advertised as supporting HDMI 2.1 with 4 ports available, offering support for 4K @ 120Hz for latest generation PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. Aside from the HDMI port(s) there is also 1x DisplayPort 1.4 included here with DSC to support 4K 160Hz 10-bit etc. Acer do list USB type-C connectivity with 90W power delivery and DP Alt mode. A built-in KVM switch is also included, which seems to be all the rage at the moment.

The stand should offer tilt, height and swivel adjustments (no rotate). An audio input, audio output and 4x USB 3.0 ports are also included along with 2x 7W speakers.

Promotional video

A short video from Acer was published in early April 2022 by Acer and is included below

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Availability and Pricing

The screen has been released in some regions now and is available from Amazon in USA, Canada and Germany already. Check pricing and availability for your region on Amazon here. Our review of the Acer Predator X32 FP is now available here


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