Acer Predator GD711 Projector – Widen Your Senses
Some say it couldn’t be done, a high refresh rate projector for your video gaming needs, that somehow includes a Variable Refresh Rate that rivals even their current line of Monitors? Then look no further than Acer Predator’s newest projector, the GD711.
A gaming projector that does a TV’s job impressively well, I might add.
Here are the technical bits and bobs of this bad boy:
- Native Resolution: 3840 x 2160
- Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160
- Standard Mode Brightness: 16:9
- Compatible Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1
- Digital Zoom: 2x
- Vertical Keystone Correction: -30°/+30°
- Horizontal Keystone Correction: -30°/+30°
- Maximum Vertical Sync: 240 Hz
- Maximum Horizontal Sync: 135 kHz
- Minimum Vertical Sync: 24 Hz
- Minimum Horizontal Sync: 31.50 kHz
- Color Supported: 1.07 Billion Colors (30-bit)
- Lamp Type: LED
- Ports: 2x HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Out, 1 USB 3.0
The project feels pretty light, considering it’s a 4K display cramped into a plastic box filled with mirror bits. It has a stand that you can make an angle to make the projector fit the wall angle that you desire, granted with some angling of the lens via the viewfinder adjuster.
And it does project quite well on a normal wall and during my experiments, even on blinders (but it won’t be as clear as a long wall). The audio quality is quite good as well, with the projector built-in speaking doing quite well with clear audio during gameplay and multimedia playback.
One thing that I do dislike is the ports not being more than 2 HDMIs and no VGA support, which is a modern design but I do wish they still support it for a bit of a throwback from the olden days of using VGAs as a connector.
The GD711 Projector can output to 4K HDR, so it can handle current-gen consoles like Xbox Series Consoles and PS5s. It also can output to 260Hz (or for me in the Series S, 144Hz only) with a resolution that I usually use at 1440p (or 1080p if you don’t mess with the setup like I usually do). It also includes the Variable Refresh Rate (or VRR) which sadly this little boy lacks to test.
They also have settings for Game Mode that fine-tune the color contrast which can make projecting on color walls (like you see in my shots here) easy. And it has an Android OS built-in (with Aptoide), so you can also view Netflix, YouTube, and more on the projector without anything plugged in.
The Acer Predator GD711 is quite a particular piece of technology that can double as a monitor or TV in the current year. Though its price-range of 5,999 Malaysian Ringgit SRP might be a bit of a turn-off, BUT, its 260Hz refresh rate, VRR itself might be a pretty good alternative to more conventional tools for viewing games.
All in all, Acer Predator creates another pretty quirky tech thing that might benefit those curious enough to use them.
Review unit provided by Acer Malaysia