Acer ConceptD CP3 and CP7 monitors released for creative professionals

Chris Burns - Oct 1, 2019, 11:28 am CDT
Acer ConceptD CP3 and CP7 monitors released for creative professionals

Back in April of this year, 2019, Acer introduced a new collection of devices called ConceptD. This collection included of high-end computers, monitors, and a single Windows Mixed Reality Headset. Today we’re taking a peek at a pair of ConceptD monitors – one is called Acer ConceptD CP3, the other is called ConceptD CP7.

Acer ConceptD monitors come in 27- and 32-inch sizes and can be identified immediately by their top-tier color and brightness – and their wood base. Today we’re not looking at both different display sizes – we’re just looking at the 27-inch screen ConceptD series in two iterations. The CP3 and the CP7 both have 27-inch panels and are very similar in many ways.

Acer ConceptD CP3 (27-inch)

The Acer ConceptD CP3 is a 27-inch IPS LCD display with maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K UHD) with 144Hz image refresh rate. This PANTONE Validated panel supports 1.07 billion colors, and 100-million:1 Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) and a brightness of 400 nits.

Viewing angles on this monitor are 178-degrees both vertical and horizontal. In testing, Acer suggests this panel achieves a Delta E average of <1 – true color indeed. with LED backlighting. This monitor is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible and has 2x 4W speakers as well as a wide array of ports and connectors. This device has 2x DisplayPort ports, 2x HDMI-in, HDMI (out!), and 5x USB 3.0.

In the box you’ll get the monitor itself, the stand (with the neck)*, 2x Displayport cables, 1x power cord, and 1x USB 3.0 cable. *This monitor is also VESA compatible – and has VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certification.

Acer ConceptD CP7 (27-inch)

Both monitors – CP3 and CP7 – come with a light shielding hood and a built-in light sensor. With the light sensor, this monitor adjust the backlight according to ambient light, while the light-shielding hood “gives you relief from eye strain and some added privacy.”

While the CP3 has a 144 Hz image refresh rate automatically, the CP7’s automatic setting is at 120 Hz. The CP7 is capable of 144 Hz as its maximum overclock refresh rate. The CP7 has a slightly different aim with several specs like this.

This device is G-SYNC compatible as well, but in this case we’ve got G-SYNC ULTIMATE. The benefits of G-SYNC ULTIMATE require that the user have an NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1070 GPU or higher installed in their desktop PC.

Response time for the CP3 is quoted as 4 ms VRB, while the CP7 is quoted as 4 ms GTG. The CP3 has a brightness of 400 nit, while the CP7 has a native brightness of 600 nit. The CP7 also has a peak (HDR Mode) brightness of 1000 nit.

The CP7 has 99% Adobe RGB gamut while the CP3 does not. The CP3 has 90% DCI-P3, while the CP7 has 93% DCI-P3. The CP3 has VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certification and the CP7 has VESA DisplayHDR 1000 Certification.

The CP7 has the same number of USB 3.0 ports, the same number of HDMI-out ports (just one) but half as many HDMI-in and DisplayPort ports as the CP3 (with 1x of each instead of 2x). The physical size of the monitors are the same, but the CP3 is lighter than the CP7. The CP3 is 9.8 lbs. or 14.4 lbs. with stand, while the CP7 is 13.6 lbs. or 18.2 lbs. with stand.

Price and Release Date

Starting price for the for the ConceptD CP3 (aka CP3271K P) will be $1,299.99 MSRP, while the more extravagant monitor ConceptD CP7 (aka CP7271K P) will start at $2,199.99 MSRP. These monitors were put on sale at select resellers this morning – they should appear available for purchase very soon – if not already now, by the time this article is set to publish!

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