Acer has entered the gaming arena with a high-specification 24in flat-panel screen it intends as a companion product to its recently launched Predator desktop gaming PC.

The Acer Aspire G24 has an exceptionally high contrast ratio of 50,000:1, meaning onscreen enemies will appear to leap out and grab you. It costs £349 inc VAT.

The Aspire G24 comes in an aggressive-looking orange and black casing – hardly the unobtrusive sort of gadget you’d expect your mum to welcome into the living room, but quite possibly likely to inspire envy with your hardcore gaming mates.

Boasting a response time of just 2 milliseconds, the 24in flat-panel has a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio and supports the latest high-definition entertainment and gaming standards including HDMI, HDCP (high-definition content protection), plus DVI, D-Sub and VGA connections.

The screen has a native resolution of 1,600x1,200 for full 1,080p high definition video playback and a brightness rating of 400 candelas. It has a pixel pitch of 0.27mm and is capable of displaying up to 16.7 million colours.

Acer says it uses its own adaptive contrast management feature to enable the Aspire G24 to achieve an unsurpassed contrast ratio of 50,000:1. This involves each and every frame being analysed and optimised, with whites exceptionally white and blacks very deep black.

Acer even says this setup keeps energy consumption to a minimum, since the screen doesn't need to be turned up to its highest brightness setting.

For full details of the £349 Acer Aspire G24, see

Acer Aspire G24 gaming monitor

Acer Aspire G24 gaming monitor