AOPEN is Acer’s lower-tier monitor company designed to be affordable but functional even in the gaming space. Unlike some spin-off companies, you will see AOPEN design and distribute products with gaming quality specifications. The Fire Legend is what we call a double ultrawide monitor, it’s literally 2 screens in one with 3840 x 1080 pixels of space. A single ultrawide on a 1080p scale would be around 2560 x 1080. Today we take a look at the AOPEN Fire Legend XV1 Series-43XV1C P featuring AMD FreeSync, an IPS DF HD panel, 120Hz refresh rate (390Hz Overclock), 1ms response time, and BlueLightShield technology priced at $749.99.
This monitor is a monster spanning close to 44 inches wide. You are going to need to build vertical if you want to add a second (or third I guess) monitor to your desk. Fire Legends screen design is super tight there is almost no casing at the edge of the screen. Overall, the monitor is a bit bulky and heavy which makes sense due to its enormous size. Its factory stand has a wide range of adjustability including tilt, swivel, and height adjustment. If you want to hang it on a wall or mount it the Fire Legend does come with a VESA compatible interface. I did find it very difficult to get my eyes from edge to edge. When starting at the screen’s center the edge of the monitor feels so far away due to its straight posture. I do believe a monitor of this size has to be curved in order for your eyes to be able to cover the entire screen. It comes equipped with two 2 Watt speakers which don’t offer any significant sound but who needs onboard speakers anyway?
Performance-wise the Fire Legend gives you all the top-tier stats you want a gaming monitor to have. We should all know by now, but if you didn’t, now you do is that IPS panels are amongst the best on the planet. Getting an HDR IPS panel with a 390Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and AMD Radeon FreeSync Premium Technology at this gargantuan size is a dream come true for any PC gamer. Its display is brilliant powered by quality onboard software that allows you to get the look you want. You can use preset modes including standard, eco, graphics, or HDR which easily allow you to make adjustments on the fly. The Fire Legend also offers deep customization settings like black boost, contrast, blue light, and color warmth which can be assigned to custom user presets. If you do your research, you will find the Fire Legend is as well-equipped as some monitors in the $1000 plus range.
In all honesty, a non-curved monitor of this size is an acquired taste. When it comes to gaming, I believe a single ultrawide curved is the magic number. It’s also a little tough to find games that support a monitor of this size. Hold on though… You don’t have to use all the real estate for your game. I found this monitor’s greatest quality is enhancing your workflow. If you run your game at 2560 x 1080 in windowed mode, you have room on the edges to display your stream chat or broadcasting software. Tasks like social media management, video editing, or graphic design projects are optimized when you have this much free space. Content creators should definitely take a hard look at this monitor if you do your own editing and design work. At $749 the Fire Legend has everything you would want in a high-performance gaming monitor and then some. It really comes down to your preference on viewing a non-curved monitor of this size every day.
Product Name – 43XV1C P
Display Size – 43.8”C
Panel type – IPS
Max. Resolution and Refresh Rate – DP1.2: 3840 x 1080 @ 120Hz / HDMI2.0: 3840 x 1080 @ 120Hz / HDMI1.4: 3840 x 1080 @ 60Hz
Glare – No
Response Time – 1ms TVR
Contrast Ratio – 100 Million:1 Max (ACM)
Brightness – Native: 350 Nits HDR400 Mode: Peak 400 Nits
Viewing Angle – 178°(H),178°(V)
Colors – 1.07B
Color gamut – 93% DCI-P3
Bits – 8Bits+FRC
Input Signal – HDMI(v1.4) + HDMI(v2.0) + DP(v1.2) + SPK + Audio Out
VESA Wall Mounting – 75 x 75 mm
Speaker – 2Wx2
Power Supply – (100 – 240 V) Internal
Tilt – -5° -15°
Swivel – ±15°
Height Adjustment – 95mm