Wall Street analysts said on Tuesday that the $11 billion monitor, which was unveiled at CES, is more important than ever to the gaming industry.
“It’s the best video game monitor we’ve ever tested,” said Paul Piffer, senior vice president at eMarketer.
“We’ve never tested it before.”
The monitor is capable of up to 144Hz, a huge jump over current gaming monitors and surpasses the 120Hz refresh rate of the PlayStation 4, which debuted earlier this year.
“The 120Hz is not the best refresh rate for gaming,” Mr Piffers told Reuters.
“But it is the best we’ve tested.”
Analysts also praised the monitor’s high resolution, but said that it was still a work in progress.
“There are a lot of unknowns that we haven’t really covered yet,” said Greg Chen, an analyst at research firm IDC.
“This is a monitor that we’re going to have to be very cautious about, because the only way it can get better is if we do something very big with it.”
It was one of the largest gaming monitors at CES that was made by Acer, which announced the monitor last year.
Acer has also launched a new monitor, the Acer Predator XB270HU.
The monitor costs $2,999 and supports 60Hz, but there are also options that include a 120Hz option, or a 144Hz option.
Microsoft said it would be announcing a new gaming monitor, and has said that its gaming monitor is the world’s most advanced.
“Our next generation gaming monitor will be a world-class monitor with a 120hz refresh rate,” Microsoft’s chief technology officer, Ed Bott, told investors at the company’s annual meeting last month.
“And we’ll unveil it next week.”
Apple’s new Apple TV, unveiled last month, is designed to bring gaming to consumers, not just to those who already own a TV.
But it’s not quite as popular as the new Microsoft gaming monitor.
“Apple TV has the potential to be a significant player in the entertainment gaming space,” said John Gruber, chief executive of market research firm Gartner.
“At $10,000, the Apple TV is still in the middle of the pack.
Its $1,500 price tag is still a lot lower than some of the more expensive gaming monitors on the market.”
He said the company also was concerned about how Apple TV was being used to monetise the new Xbox.
“I’m worried that some of those gaming consoles will become a way for publishers to make money from gamers who are using Apple TV to watch Xbox Live,” he said.
“That could be an issue for Apple.”
While gaming monitors have become more affordable in recent years, the price has increased even more recently, with new monitors costing $100, $200, and $300.
Microsoft, which has invested in new gaming monitors, also is taking steps to improve the quality of the display.
“When you go to buy a gaming monitor it’s really important to understand that it’s going to be an improvement over the current state of display technology,” Mr Gruber said.
Microsoft is also releasing new Xbox software that allows users to play games on a television screen.
“In addition to providing the most advanced gaming experiences, we are making it easier for you to take your gaming experience to a whole new level with Xbox Live Gold,” Mr Bott said.